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2018 Fall Highlights

Squirt 2 - Champions Squirt A Johnny's Ice House Turkey Tournament

U12 Girls - Fond Du Lac Trophy Hunters Tournament Champions

Squirt 3 Champions at Great Lakes Fall Classic in Holland

Squirt 2 - Champions at the Great Lakes Tournament in Holland, MI

Pee Wee1 - Fall Holland MI AA Champs

Toy Drive!

By Wilmette Hockey 12/12/2018, 10:15am CST


Runs Tuesday 12/11 thru Saturday 12/15

Serves Chicago's Parents for Peace and Justice.

Find our collection bin in Centennial Rink

Lower Lobby by the Front Desk!


Wilmette and Winnetka Hockey Clubs are aligning with a Toy Drive to benefit families served by Chicago's Parents for Peace and Justice.  


Parents for Peace and Justice is a Chicago-based 501c3 non-for-profit organization on the front-lines of Chicago's violence epidemic. They work for peace by providing sports, art and after-school programs that unite children and provide life skill education with strong adult leadership.  

Toys should be unwrapped and suitable for kids ages 6 to 14 years old.

Fall Coaching Lineup

By Tom Finks, Director of Coaching Operations 07/18/2018, 10:00pm CDT

Wanted to share with you the latest on our coaching lineup for the Fall 2018-2019 season.  We are very excited to have such a great coaching lineup. 

Head Coaches By Team
Mite 1                   Joe Heaton
Mite 2                   Grant Paulsen
Mite 3                   Joe Heaton
Squirt 1                Adam Cheris
Squirt 2                Ben Piskor
Squirt 3                Nate Gibson/ Peter Kennedy
Squirt 4                Ben Piskor
Pee Wee 1          Brad McMahon
Pee Wee 2          Andy Bauer
Pee Wee 3          Mike Kennedy
Bantam 1            Anthony Booth
Bantam 2            Kyle Sennott
Bantam 3             Bill Martin

Bantam 4             Bill Martin
Girls u10              Katey Shadek 
Girls u12              Nicholas Ponce De Leon
Girls u14              Nicholas Ponce De Leon  

Any Wall Street Journal business client who had its digital ads planned by Brian Keane just a few years ago may be surprised at what he’s doing now.

Keane has gone from crafting ideas for businesses to crafting them for individuals on a sheet of ice. And those individuals just happen to be Patrick Kane and other NHL players.

Keane had once been a promising hockey player. Kane even put Keane’s ability ahead of himself when they were youth teammates in upstate New York. But Keane’s lack of attention to detail and later concussion issues held him back from fulfilling his potential.

Keane ended up going the marketing and sales route after playing at UMass Amherst and held some respectable positions. But even as he climbed the career ladder, his mind kept on wandering back to hockey. It’s always what made him the happiest.

For complete article, CLICK HERE.

AHAI Parent Video

By WHA President 04/28/2018, 6:00am CDT


The Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois put together this video explaining the state of hockey in Illinois and how AHAI helps make youth hockey great in Illinois.

Watch Video

Article For Parents

By Dan Bauer- 04/15/2018, 6:00pm CDT

Beneath the surface of even the most dependable team parents lie some undeniable truths

Dan Bauer, freelance writer for has written a nice article about parent roles in youth hockey that also relate to all youth sports.

"Parents, let’s be painfully honest. Beneath the surface of even the most dependable textbook team parents lie these undeniable truths. If your kid could play every minute of every game, you would love it. If they never came off the field, court or rink you would be in sports paradise. If your kid plays a great game and your team loses, you can live with the loss. It wasn’t your kid's fault."

Click on the link below.  Its good reading and it only takes a minute to read. 


Let's Be Honest- USA Hockey Article Link

Coaching Leaders Profile Series: Brian Keane

By Neil Milbert 11/03/2014, 8:00am CST

Interview with Brian Keane -Bantam 1 coach by Neil Milbert, former sports writer for the Chicago Tribune

Part three of a three part series of up close and personal interviews with Wilmette Hockey coaches.  Part three is with Brian Keane, Bantam 1 head coach.  Find out why Brian loves coaching at the Bantam level.  Also read about his time playing on a team with Patrick Kane and yet another coach with ties to the NHL.

Click Here for Brian Keane Profile Link

Coaching Leaders Profile Series: Brad McMahon

By Neil Milbert 10/25/2014, 10:45am CDT

Up Close and Personal Interview with Pee Wee 1 coach Brad McMahon by former Chicago Tribune sports writer Neil Milbert

First in a series of interviews by Neil Milbert, former sports writer for the Chicago Tribune.  Series will profile Wilmette Braves Coaches.  These up close and personal interviews will describe the coaches thoughts on developing hockey skills, teaching life skills and having fun in Wilmette Travel Hockey. 

Part one of the series profiles Brad McMahon, Pee Wee 1 coach.  Find out what drives Brad to coach at WHA and his brush with "The Great One".


Brad McMahon Profile Interview-Click Here

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Our own Jane Boyle was selected by the Blackhawks to be honored as Youth Hockey Volunteer of the Month. Congrats Jane and thank you!

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