Mite Travel

The Mite Travel program is for those players looking to play more competitive hockey. Players will continue to build on the foundations they learned in house league hockey and develop the skills needed to become the best hockey players they can be, on and off the ice. All teams will compete in the Chicago United Hockey League (CUHL).


Players 8 and under.


Preseason skates begin August 19 and tryouts August 27. The season runs through early March.


Practices will take place at the Northbrook Sports Center and Jet Ice. Home games will be played at the Northbrook Sports Center.


Teams will practice 3 times per week on average.


Teams will play 30-40 games throughout the season including seeding round, regular season, playoffs and tournaments. Each team will compete in 2-3 tournaments including the Wishbone Tournament sponsored by the Northbrook Bluehawks over Thanksgiving weekend.


Game Jerseys: $225/set

Game Socks: $25/pair

Team Warmups: $125

Practice jerseys will be given out at the start of tryouts.

Extra Costs

Team managers will collect money at the beginning of the season for a team account or "slush fund". These funds will be used for team expenses such tournaments and any other special team events. The amounts can vary but are typically around $350. Any funds not used will be returned at the end of the season.

AAU Membership

Each player is required to obtain an AAU membership before the start of the season. Memberships for the upcoming season can be purchased starting August 15 (please do not purchase before that date!). Please enter our club code W378CW when registering with AAU.

Financial Assistance

Limited financial assistance is available. Applications are due August 15. Players must be registered to participate in preseason clinics and payment is required to register.

For questions about financial assistance, please contact:

Scott McCabe


For questions about the program, please contact:

Ken Johnson

Director of Hockey Development

(847) 997-4625

For questions about registration, please contact:

Seamus Caruso

Fall 2022-2023

Birth Years: 2014-2017

Skater: $3,670
Goalie: $700

*Fees include a non-refundable $300 deposit or "tryout fee" which covers preseason clinics and tryouts.

Coaching Slate
Mite1: Ken Johnson
Mite 2: Ken Johnson

Preseason Skates
8/19 5:20pm-6:20pm         NBSC Rink B

8/21 9:30am-10:30am      NBSC Rink B 

8/23 5:50pm-6:50pm        NBSC Rink B

8/24 6:10pm-7:10pm        NBSC Rink B

8/25 4:10pm-5:10pm        NBSC Rink A

8/27 11:40am-12:40pm    NBSC Rink B

8/28 9:10am-10:10am      NBSC Rink B

*Times subject to change

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