Mite and Squirts must wear masks in and out of the building. ON THE ICE if Mites and Squirts wear a bubble helmet, they do not need a mask on the ice. Otherwise, if they wear helmets with cages, they need a face covering on outside of mask or inside against face.
Peewee and Bantam must wear face masks in and out of building. Mouth guards on ice with any helmet is acceptable at this level.
We are pleased to announce the 2020-2021 coaching slate.
Bantam 1 - Bruce Turpin / Bantam 2 - Dan Silenzi / Bantam 3 - Rich Blakey
Peewee 1 - Mike Silenzi / Peewee 2 - Kevin Memolo / Peewee 3 - Mike Noonan
Squirt 1 - Ken Johnson / Squirt 2 - David Putszka / Squirt 3 - Bob Anderson
Bruce Turpin will lead skills sessions along with some special guests and skills activities, to be added added throughout the season.
If the number of teams change, the coaching slate will be adjusted.
The Northbrook Park District COVID-19 Protocols have been updated. Please review and share the PDF with your players and anyone who bring your skater to the rink. NBHL and the NBPD have shared vested interest in managing the spread of COVID-19. Thank you.
NBHL leadership will communicate directly to any skating group where COVID-19 exposure has occurred, in alignment with NBPD protocols and per CDC guidelines. (If you don't receive an email directly indicating your child was exposed, it didn't impact your child.)
Governor J.B. Pritzker updated guidelines in regard to youth sports in Illinois yesterday, July 29. Information can be found here: https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=21872.
These guidelines place hockey as one of the sports in the ‘high risk’ category which currently does not allow for contact, scrimmages or games. Our registration for the 2020-2021 season was just finalized and planned to be released tomorrow. We will delay the registration at least until Monday while we discuss options and await further information/guidance from AHAI. The conditioning clinics to be held 8/10 – 8/14 are still available for sign up below.
In addition, after being in contact with other local area clubs, many of us disagree with the Governor’s categorization of youth hockey as “highest risk,” while other sports with much more direct, unprotected contact were deemed lower risk. This also occurred in Minnesota until a group of youth hockey supporters created a successful on-line petition, which led to changing the categorization of youth hockey into a lower risk category.
We will keep you updated as we learn more and create a safe plan to continue the development and fun for every hockey player.
Northbrook Hockey League
If you are interested in supporting this effort in IL, here is the link:
Please ensure you, your hockey player and anyone taking to or picking kids up from the rink is familiar with the rules for each rink the Bluehawks will use this summer.
MASK MUST BE WORN into and out of the rinks. Every player and coach must have a mask on until they are on the ice with helmets on. Thank you.
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.
The next NBHL Board Meeting will be held via Web on Tuesday 10/20 at 7:30 pm . If you would like to attend, please send email to Mbrajkovic@northbrookbluehawks.org at least 24 hrs prior to meeting.
Congratulations to everyone that participated in the NBHL Scholarship Golf Outing 2020 at Anetsberger Golf Course on Friday.
Special Congratulations to event winners:
Longest putt #6 - Ryland Beban
Closest to the pin #3 - Jason Taylor
Thank you to all players and donors and the generosity of the NB Park District for making it possible. 100% of the proceeds go toward the NBHL Scholarship Fund.
Ryland Beban showing his prizes for Longest Putt
Coach Ken recommends these simple but effective puck-handling and shooting drills you can practice at home, no special equipment required.
Have a 6-16 year old girl who wants to play hockey with a girls team? For more information check out www.warhawkshockey.com