A big THANK YOU to all who contributed to the healthy snack drive for the Hero Health Care Workers in our community. The donations of our generous Bluehawks families raised nearly $1,000!
The Helping Hands committee of the Board (Heather Goldman and Brooke Jacobs) purchased healthy snack foods to Glenbrook Hospital and Lake Forest Hospital, and delivered them with several members of our Bluehawks teams. Thank you for your contribution and supporting the hospital workers who are working so hard to keep everyone safe and healthy.
Spectators are currently NOT ALLOWED at the Northbrook Sports Center. Players must be dropped off dressed and ready to go on the ice, no more than 10 minutes prior to their ice time. All players at all levels, and all coaches, must wear masks when in the building.
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.
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:
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 Board Meeting will be held Monday, 1/18 at 7:30pm via Zoom. Contact Brad Walker by 1/17 to request link.
Everyone is required to wear masks in and out of the NBSC rink.
Mite and Squirts must wear masks ON THE ICE . If wearing a bubble helmet, a mask is not required when on the ice. If they wear helmets with cages, a face covering must be on outside of mask or inside against face.
Peewees and Bantams must wear face masks in and out of building. Mouth guards on ice with any helmet is acceptable at this level.
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