Let us know your child's preferences on when he or she wants to skate! Groups of 9 plus 1 coach will be formed based on level, skill and player availability. Survey for this session closes 5/28 midnight!
Complete ONE SURVEY for EACH CHILD that will skate. Groups will be organized over the next two weeks and registration/payment details will be shared as groups are formed. There are NO DROP-INS.
We have ice 6/14-7/5 at Mt Prospect, NSIA and/or NBSC. Each facility is opening in accordance with guidelines they are required to follow. Additional safety and group details will be shared once groups are set.
We have ice through August and lots of opportunity to skate. July and August sign up will be communicated once the 6/14-7/5 session details are finalized. Thank you for your patience as the summer programming came together!
Support the Jr. Bluehawks/Bluehawks hockey family in providing meals for our amazing health care workers who are on the front lines keeping us safe! We are joining forces with GiveIn Kind Meals to raise 25 meals for Glenbrook Hospital.
The remaining money will go to meals for St. Bernard Hospital in Englewood which has been hit the hardest with Covid-19 patients. This is also a good way to keep our restaurants in business.
We thank everyone who is willing to donate. We are asking for a donation of $20 but will accept what you can give during these trying times. If you want to donate more that’s great! More meals for the workers. You can send money through Zelle to email@example.com. Please use this email for any further questions. Collecting until May 1st.
On Monday, April 27 at 7:30pm CT, the one and only Wayne Gretzky will join "In Search of Greatness" director Gabe Polsky for a live question and answer session. The event will be streamed through the In Search of Greatness Facebook page, @GreatnessMovie.
We want to update you on the plan for NBHL Spring hockey program.
As a Board, we have been following the news from Springfield, the Park District and the schools. It's fluid and ever-changing and leaves us with numerous questions. There have been many discussions about various options to run a spring season. At this time, we have made the decision to refund all Bluehawks registration fees, including spring league and spring skills. We still hope to run a late-spring program, but since it will be different than what was planned, we have decided to go ahead withfull refunds.
You will receive 100% of the hockey fee AND registration fee back to your credit card. Processing is taking place now which will be complete in the next few days. You should see credits posted to credit cards between 3-10 days after that, depending on your financial firm's policy and processing. As previously shared, all activities through April have already been cancelled.
We would like to run a 4-6 week Spring Program beginning in May with 3-4 ice touches per week. These may include a practice, a skills session, a practice game or 3v3. The scheduled tournaments and other local teams' availability to play games are currently unknown. All future programming will require re-registration. We know the kids want to see their friends and get on the ice, but we will certainly take a safety-first approach.
While difficult, I am always looking for some silver-lining in this 'new normal' ... there has never been a better time for family dinners, learning something new, re-prioritizing of what's important, a clean/organized basement, a new workout, or connecting with an old friend. Hopefully you and your family are finding some silver-linings.
Please stay safe. I'm sure the NBHL family will survive and thrive in the future, just stay at least a hockey stick away from each other for a while longer.
Brad Walker, NBHL President
Thursday, April 2 @ 7pm, join us on the Northbrook Bluehawks Facebook page for a LIVE Q&A Session with JT Compher and Jesse Compher. JT currently plays in the NHL with the Colorado Avalanche and previously played college ice hockey and was captain for the Michigan Wolverines of the Big Ten Conference. Jesse currently plays for the Boston University Terriers and represented the US on the women's national ice hockey team at the 2019 and 2020 IIHF Women's World Championship.
The Comphers will talk about their experiences and answer questions about hockey, workouts, life... and anything else that comes to mind. Don't miss this exciting event!
Spring Hockey is underway! Updated TRAVEL TRYOUT times and alphabet splits are now listed in the spring flyer.
Travel Tryouts are March 9 - 13, 2020.
House League Evaluations are March 14 - 15, 2020.
Opt-in Skills Sessions are March 30 - May 5, 2020.
Northbrook Hockey will offer a series of "extra" spring skills sessions for interested skaters. The Spring Skills Sessions are open to both NBHL and non-NBHL skaters. Registration is now open and is limited to a maximum of 25 skaters per level.
Head Coach Assistant
BTM 1 - Mike Silenzi Jeff Marks
BTM 2 - Dan Silenzi Dan O'Leary
BTM 3 - Kyle Federkins TBD
PW 1 - Randy Schlesinger TBD
PW 2 - Kevin Memolo Phil Argyris
PW 3 - Mike Noonan Tom LaChance
SQ 1 - Rich Blakey Phil Tines
SQ 2 - Dave Pukszta TBD
SQ 3 - Bob Anderson Eric Anderson
TBD roles are expected to be finalized by 3/15.
Congratulations to the Bluehawks' Bantam 1 team, NIHL Elite regular season President's Cup and Playoff Champions!
Congratulations to both the Bluehawks' Peewee 1 and Bantam 1 teams, Thanksgiving weekend Wishbone Invitational champions!
Congratulations to both the Bluehawks' Peewee 1 and Bantam 1 teams, CCM World Invite champions! Click here to read an article on Northbrook Patch.
There will NOT be a Board meeting in May. We will resume with the regularly scheduled NBHL Board Meeting on Monday June 8 at 8pm in the Multi-Purpose Room, Sports Center.
Coach Ken recommends these simple but effective puck-handling and shooting drills you can practice at home, no special equipment required.
Unfortunately the 2020 Krolak Cup tournament has been canceled due to the concerns with the COVID-19 and the travel ban from Europe for the Swedish families.
Have a 6-16 year old girl who wants to play hockey with a girls team? For more information check out www.warhawkshockey.com