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Warhawks Take Two State Titles and One Runner-Up

Congratulations to our three teams that played for state titles on Saturday, 3/9 at The Edge Ice Arena.

The day started with our U10 team defeating the Leafs 5-0. These girls all played on other teams, juggling two schedules of games and practices.  The team finished with an impressive 12-3-2 record and 5-0 in the State Tournament.

The U14 team left little doubt with a dominating performance on its' way to a 6-0 victory over the Chicago Bruins. The team qualified for the USA Hockey Tier 2 Nationals for the 2nd year in a row. They are currently ranked 6th nationally and have a 36-8-3 record.

The U16's also battled the Chicago Bruins for the title.  After three periods the score was tied 0-0. After three full overtime periods the game was still tied. Finally in the 4th overtime the Bruins scored to take the title in this epic proud of this team and their coaching staff! The U16's finish the season 36-10-3 and a 11th place ranking nationally.

We invite all girls hockey players ages 10-15 and their families to come out to a FREE skills skate and Open House featuring our Hockey Director Bill Brush and Andy Doti and other Warhawk coaches on Sunday, March 17th at 3:00pm at the Northbrook Sports Center. Andy will be coaching multiple Warhawk teams in the 2019-20 season in addition to helping lead our spring program. Come meet our coaches and learn about the Warhawks program!


Warhawks Win NIHL U16 Girls Gold Championship

Congratulations  to our U14 Warhawks as they defeated the top seeded Chicago Bruins 6-3 to win the Under 16 division of the Northern Illinois Hockey League.

Warhawks U10 Spring Team

Registration is Open!

Click here to register

The Northshore Warhawks will form a spring team for girls born in 2009 and 2010. The team will play 8 games in the North Shore Spring League beginning the first weekend in April and concluding by May 20th.  The games will be played primarily Friday-Sunday with home games being played at Winnetka or North Shore Ice Arena. Away games will be played at surrounding rinks in the north suburban area.

Practices will be held on Friday evenings @ NSIA. Time TBD but likely around 6:45pm.

Our goal will be to continue developing the core skills of hockey:

  • Skating: Skating is the foundation of the game. We will focus at least 50% of practice time on edge control, strides, and overspeed training.
  • Puck Control: The ability to control the puck in traffic while skating at full speed.
  • Shooting and Passing.
  • Game Skills
  • And above all else, HAVE FUN!
  • The fee will be $395 and includes a jersey.  All players must have a USA Hockey Membership. Goalies receive a 20% discount.


Jon Holleb

Spring Hockey 2019 for U12/U14/U16/U19

The North Shore Warhawks Hockey Club is pleased to announce its spring hockey skills program under the direction of U16 coach Bill Brush. Our focus will be to improve the core skills of all participants through the utilization of skills sessions, small area games, and tournament play. The program will feature Wednesday evening skills sessions under the direction of Wayne Brown. Additionally, we will have 4 Sunday late afternoon sessions devoted to small area games.

We plan to offer 2 groups this spring:

Group 1: U12/U14 - Birth Years 2005-2008
Group 2: U16/U19 - Birth Years 2001-2004

The U12/U14 group will begin on Wednesday, April 3rd and conclude Wednesday, May 22nd

The U16/U19 group will begin on Wednesday, April 10th and conclude Wednesday, May 22nd

Program Highlights:

Wednesday Night Skills @ North Shore Ice Arena:
Group 1: 6:40pm
Group 2: 7:45pm

These will be high tempo skills sessions with an emphasis on dynamic skating, puck control, and shooting. These sessions will begin April 3rd for Group 1 and April 10th for Group 2.

Sunday Small Area Games @ Winnetka Ice Arena:
Group 1: 4:45pm
Group 2: 5:55pm

Each group will have 4 Sunday evening sessions devoted to battle drills, cross ice hockey and small area games designed to maximize touches.

Tournament Play
We will also form teams to participate in Tournaments at the U12, U14, U16 and U19 levels. The U16 team will play in the STX Chi-Town Shuffle April 19-21, while the 12’s, 14’s and 19’s will play in the Dragon’s Lair May 16-19. Both tournaments are in the Chicago area.

The fee for the program will be $395 for Group 1 and $345 for Group 2. Goalies receive a 20% discount.

Questions? please contact Jon Holleb at

Click here to registration now.

Warhawks U10 Team Forming

Save the Date: Tryouts will be Tuesday, October 9th at the Northbrook Sports Center 5:50pm

We are pleased to announce that the team will be co-coached Tom Gullen from Winnetka  and Rich Blakey from Northbrook with Bob Budington serving as a practice coach.

To register for tryouts click here

There is a $15 tryout fee

The Warhawks will once again offer a U10 team for girls born on 2008/9. This team will play a modified schedule of 12-15 games including the AHAI State tournament. We will practice once weekly (Tuesdays 5:50)  and the team is designed to supplement other teams the girls play on. 

Girls selected will need to pay the season fee of $695 (goalie $520) within 48 hours of team posting. 

Warhawks Registration is Open for 2018/19 Season

Registration has opened for the upcoming season for our full-season U12, U14, and U16 teams. Full information on our programs is available on the Warhawks site or you can go directly to registration:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. We are excited about our teams and highly dedicated coaching staff for the 18/19 and plan on a full schedule of game competition, team practice, and skill development.

Warhawks U10 and U14 Teams Win State Championships

In its' first year of existence, the North Shore Warhawks took home two State Championships at The Edge Ice Arena today. Our U10 team capped a successful season with a hard-earned 2-1 victory of the Glenview Stars. The team finished the season with a 13-2 record while splitting time with a variety of travel teams. 

Our U14's battled illness and a sluggish start to defeat the Chicago Bruins 5-2 and punch a ticket to the USA Hockey National Championships in Boston the first week in April. 

It's a great day for hockey...and it's a great day to be a Warhawk!

North Shore Warhawks Hockey Club


Registration for all programs is open now

We are pleased to announce a full spring hockey program for girls ages 6-16. 

Click Here for Details on the Warhawks Website

Warhawks Free “Kick-Off” Open House
Come on out for a fun session with our Coaches followed by pizza
Sunday, March 18th: 2:15-4:00p
Northbrook Sports Center, 1730 Pfingsten Rd,  Northbrook

Warhawks Girls Hockey Open House - 8/22 - 6:30PM

Attention Girls ages 7 - 14!

The North Shore Warhawks will be having a Girl's Hockey Open House on August 22nd at 6:30pm at the Nortbrook Sports Center.

Come learn more about the North Shore Warhawks Girls Hockey Program.  Join us for a one-hour on-ice session with our Girls' coaches.  Meet other girls hockey players while enjoying fun drills and small-area games!  Full equipment is required. Afterwards be our guest at a post-skate pizza party!

See the attached flyer.

Also, The is now up.  

Program and team information is available here.  Go to the team menu and click on the age level for more detailed information on each team.

Registration should be up on August 1st.

Northbrook and Winnetka Girls Programs Merge

For the past few months, the Boards and Staffs of the Northbrook Hockey League and the Winnetka Hockey Club have been discussing ways to best serve their Girls Hockey communities. In addition to being neighbors geographically, both Clubs share common philosophies with a strong focus on community-based hockey. The Clubs also work together to offer the Wishbone Invitational Thanksgiving tournaments, as well as various in-season and Spring hockey programs for our respective memberships.

It became clear to both organizations that we would be able to provide a more robust, all-encompassing Girls Program by combining our resources of ice, staff, and Boards. From these discussions, the Boards of both organizations have approved a joint Girls Program beginning for the Fall of 2017.

It is with great excitement that we announce the formation of the North Shore Warhawks Girls Hockey Club.

Our Mission Statement is:

The Warhawks Girls Hockey program is committed to supporting the development of young women as athletes, leaders, and members of society through a competitive hockey environment that instills life values such as teamwork, sportsmanship, a consistent work ethic, and respect for self and others.

Our goal is to offer the following teams for the upcoming season:

U14 (2003 & 2004): 
Two teams; one team will play at the Girls U16 level and the other at the Girls U14 level.

U12 (2005 & 2006): 
At least one team competing in the NIHL Girl’s League. If there is sufficient interest we will offer a second option.

U10 (2007 & 2008): 
At least one and possibly two teams based on interest. Both teams will play a modified schedule that would permit girls the opportunity to play on other mixed teams or not depending on their interest. Start-up in October.

U8 (2009 &2010):
At least one and possibly two teams based on interest. Both teams will play a modified schedule that would permit girls the opportunity to play on other mixed teams or not depending on their interest. Start-up in November.

In the coming weeks, there will be a flurry of activity as we prepare for the season. Please check our web site at for full program information, registration, and dates for pre-season activities.

Please feel free to contact any of the following with your questions and comments:

Jon Holleb, Northbrook Rep:             
Josh Pagliaro, Winnetka Rep:            
Blake Hannafan, Winnetka Rep:      
Tom Gullen, WHC Administrator:   
DJ LaVarre, WHC Hockey Director:
Rich Blakey, NBHL Hockey Director:

We appreciate your interest in our programs and enjoy the remainder of your summer.

Arika Siegel                                                                  Dane Drobny
President, Northbrook Hockey                       President, Winnetka Hockey

Announcing Northbrook Girls Hockey – Summer Skates

This summer the Northbrook Bluehawks will be conducting Summer Skates for Girls Only on Wednesday Nights.

These fast-paced sessions will focus on skill development, speed and agility, game situations, and tryout preparation for teams throughout the area.

See the flyer below for additional information.

Northbrook Girls Hockey – Summer Skates

When: Wednesday Nights – July 5th through August 9th

  • U8/U10 - 7:40pm – 8:40pm
  • U12/U14 – 8:50pm – 9:50pm

Where: Northbrook Sports Center, 1730 Pfingsten Rd, Northbrook, IL

Fee: $100 for all 6 sessions; $20 drop-in fee; Goalies are free but must register

Registration: Registration is Now Open:

Click Here to Register Now or go  to

Current USA Hockey Registration required. Minimum 20 skaters. Maximum 35 skaters. Programs may be cancelled after June 25th if there is not sufficient registration. Register early. In the past programs have filled and programs were closed to additional registration.

Questions: Jon Holleb: or Rich Blakey:

Glenbrook Girls Varsity Hockey Team To Play in State Championship Game

Congratulations to Coach Steve Hamelin and The Glenbrook Girls Hockey Varsity Team on an outstanding season.  The team went 20-1-2 to finish in first place during the regular season. The girls beat Fenwick in the semi-finals to advance to the championship game against Loyola Friday, March 17th at 3:30pm at the United Center.

Good luck to Bluehawks Alumni Nicole Knudson, Koby Wilcox, Chloe Carroll, Eleni Tasiopoulos, Katie Thomas, and Jojo Chobak; And to Coach Steve Hamelin who also coached the Bluehawks Girls U10 Travel Team this season.

The Northbrook Bluehawks Girls Spring Hockey Program starts Monday March 13th.  Register now and see how far you can go!

The Registration "Girls" is not currently available.

Girls U10 Runners Up in Notre Dame Cup

Congratulations to the U10 girls on their 2nd place finish at the Irish South Bend Cup Tournament in Notre Dame this weekend!  Well done!

Announcing Girls Spring 2017 Program

This spring the Wilmette Hockey Club will be joining Northbrook for twice weekly skates at the North Shore Ice Arena (NSIA).  Mondays will be skills on the Main Rink.  Thursdays will be small games on the Studio Rink.  Players will be grouped by age/ability for both skills and play.  The spring program will include 20 sessions. Optional games and tournament play will be offered (at an additional cost) based on interest and participation.  

Program Includes:

  • Pre-season skates/evaluations -  3 sessions
  • Monday skills - 8 sessions (with one on Sunday 4/9)
  • Thursday small games - 9 sessions
  • 20 total sessions (3/13 - 5/25)

Program Price: $350 skaters / $175 goalies (½ price)

Optional (based on interest, additional cost):

  • Team Games
  • Team Tournament

On-line registration coming soon at:

Jon Holleb:
Rich Blakey:

October 7th - 9th

Celebrate World Girls' Ice Hockey Weekend with the Bluehawks!

Join us for a FREE Skills and Cross-Ice Jamboree on Sunday, October 9th at 2:50 PM at the Northbrook Sports Center, 1730 Pfingsten Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062

Open to Girls U10 and U8 ages


  • Arrive at 2:50 PM
  • On-Ice (Rink A) 3:50 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Celebrate Girls After Party (pizza and cake) 6:00 PM – 7:30pm

Click Here to Register

Other important information:

  • USA Hockey Registration Confirmation Number required to play
  • Full hockey gear required.
  • Bring home and away jerseys
  • Feel free to spread the word and bring a friend

Contact Jon Holleb

Girls U10 Roster for 2016-17

Lainie Fliegel
Mya Gerstein

Nina Griffiths
Audrey Hetman
Livia Jolineau
Mia Jolineau
Haleigh Lofland
Amanda Rosen
Tate Roth
Sadie Ruman
Lillian Scaricchio
Emily Simon
Gabriella Swanson
Sienna Wilson
Maria  Zhang

Head Coach:  Steve Hamelin
Team Manager:  Laura Hetman

Girls U10 Travel Team Head Coach Announced

The Northbrook Bluehawks are pleased to announce that Steve Hamelin will be the Head Coach for our Girls U10 Travel Team this fall.  Steve is also the Head Coach for the Glenbrook Girls High School Team.  He has been coaching at a variety of levels for the past 8 years.

Steve is a native of Ontario, Canada, and has been playing hockey for 40 years.  His playing career includes 5 years of Ontario Junior Hockey and 2 years with the University of Windsor of the Ontario University Athletic Association (OUAA).  He has continued to play Senior hockey including some time in Germany, a few years of Senior A hockey and winning his division of the National Pond Hockey tournament in Eagle River a couple of years ago.

Steve’s coaching philosophy stresses individual player development, team play and sportsmanship. He aspires to instill a passion, respect and humility for the game that the players can continue to play and enjoy for years to come. Steve also places the highest priority on school and the players’ academic success.

Steve and his wife Juli live in Glenview and have 3 children.  Their daughter Jaiden played 4 years for the Glenbrook Girls, and will be a freshman in college in Canada this fall.  Steve and Juli also have two younger sons.

The Registration "Girls" is not currently available.

Registration for the Girls U10 Team is open to all girls 10 years and under.  

Registration closes Wednesday, September 7th.

Those girls named to the preliminary roster are guaranteed a spot if they are registered before the end of the day Thursday, September 1st.

The girls team may be discontinued if there is not sufficient players registered

Northbrook to Field Girls U10 Team

The U10 team is the next step in building a sustainable and competitive girls program in Northbrook.  This is a great opportunity to build a team of young girl players and develop them for several years to come.  

This said we will need between 11 and 14 players to commit to playing for the U10 NIHL team this fall. This includes players born in 2006, 2007 and 2008.  Those of you who selected the Exhibition Team on the questionnaire please contact me and let me know if you are interested in playing on a NIHL team.  Also, if you know of any girl players who may be interested in playing on the U10 team, have their parents contact Jon Holleb or Rich Blakey.

The proposed format for the NIHL team is:

  • 1 practice a week, NIHL schedule, 1 tournament, 5 additional games/tournament
  • The cost will be $950 for skaters and $500 for goalies (assumes 14 players)

Our next skate is Thursday night (8/25) from 6:40pm to 7:40pm on rink A. This session will include evaluations for team play.  All girls, whether or not they are interested in playing on a team, are invited to participate in this session.  Those wanting to play on the U10 team please let us know in advance of Thursday's session.

If you are interested please contact:

Jon Holleb - 847-922-5559
Rich Blakey - 262-497-0705


2016-17 Pre-Season

Questions?  Contact:

Jon Holleb

Rich Blakey 



Girls Hone Skills During Spring Tune-up

Northbrook and Glenview Girls honed their skills and had fun during the Spring Tune-up held March 19th - 21st.  Thanks to all participants and coaches.

Girls 3-Day Spring Start-Up

March 19-21, 2016

Skills/Small Area Games/3 on 3 Tournament

Girls of all ages and skill levels are invited to join our Glenview and Northbrook girls’ hockey coaches to hone their skills and have some fun before the spring season starts.  

Girls Hockey Celebrates at the Mid-Season Crosstown Classic

Bluehawk girl hockey players joined forces with Jr. Spartans and Glenview Stars girls to field three teams for the 2015 Mid-Season Classic Girls Cross-Ice Tournament at the United Center on January 2nd.  The all day tournament included watching the Blackhawks practice, arts and crafts, and other fun activities in between games.  

Check out the USA Hockey Article on this great event.

Girls Hockey - 2015-16 Season

We are getting ready for another terrific season of girls hockey.  This season will include team play, skills clinics and exciting special events.  We will announce the the girls program in September after we determine the number of girls and levels of participation.

Free Pre-Season Clinics for Girls:
All girl players are invited to participate in two free clinics at the Northbrook Sports Center:

Tuesday, August 11th - 6:20pm
Thursday, August 27th - 6:30pm

These clinics are for any girl interested in ice hockey.  All girls are invited to participate.

Participating in girls hockey provides extra benefits including:

• more ice time to develop skills and experience
• compete against other girls teams in the area​
• special events exclusively for girls
• girl power! develop friendships, support and camaraderie between the girl players

For more information please contact Jon Holleb ( or Rich Blakey (

Bluehawk Girls Storm the United Center!!

Rich Blakey

Northbrook Bluehawks Hockey Director

Phone: 262-497-0705