IT’S TIME - Little Blackhawks Registration is LIVE!!! Northbrook Bluehawks are hosting Little Blackhawks again! This Learn to Play initiative aims to be the gold standard for youth hockey programs with the goal of inspiring more families to join the hockey community. It changes the way youth hockey is offered by providing first-time participants, between 4-9 years of age, head-to-toe equipment, age-appropriate instruction and certified coaching, led by NBHL coaches, in a fun and safe atmosphere. Don’t delay and get signed up today! Or...pass it along to your neighbors, friends, school and baseball team!
We gave leftover equipment from the Hockey Equipment Exchange in September to Chicago Special Hockey. Mike was with his nephew to pick up the equipment. His nephew has been part of Chicago Special Hockey for 7 years and has really enjoyed the experience.
The Northbrook Bluehawks are reaching out to our community to gather together in support of Richard “Rich” Blakey. Rich was a staple in the Bluehawks community for years and years. He dedicated himself to our program, our players and our community. He is going through a very difficult time in his life and needs our support.
He has spent his life playing and coaching hockey all over the world and has dedicated himself to bettering those around him. Rich has recently undergone a double-lung transplant and needs your financial support. Please see the attached for all of the details. Any donation to the GoFundMe is very much appreciated.
We have partnered with Power Edge Pro (PEP) to provide on-ice devices to train our players this season. PEP Trainers and devices are used by elite players such as Connor McDavid and Connor Bedard to aid in their development. We will be using their on ice devices to run skills this fall and we believe it will give our players a great opportunity to improve!
As our program continues to grow, our needs do as well. Our organization is run by parent volunteers dedicating their time to enhance the community and hockey experience for our children. But, we need help! We would like to make our program vibrant, exciting and fun built on a strong community. To accomplish this, in the Fall we are implementing a new program, NBHL Volunteer Program. The first year is a trial and at the end of the year we will get feedback from the organization to assess the program and make appropriate adjustments.
This is not a fundraiser, but an opportunity to get involved with the Bluehawks family and build a strong community of hockey, fun and support. We are here to ensure there are plentiful opportunities for all families to complete their required volunteer hours successfully! If you have any questions, please contact Aly VanderPlas @ firstname.lastname@example.org or come see the committee at the table outside of the Coaches Room at the times listed below.
Please see here where the program is explained in full.
FAQ In Person Times (come ask us anything!):
Thursday, 5/18 from 6-7:30 @ tables outside of Coaches Room
Monday, 5/22 from 6-8:30 @ tables outside of Coaches Room
A big thank you to our committee (Kim Finke, Pam Soper, Beth Spaniak and Aly VanderPlas) that researched this program and spent hours forming it!