Travel Hockey (Sq/Pw/Btm)

The Travel Hockey program is for those players looking to play competitive hockey and are dedicated to skill development. Players will be on the ice 4-5 times per week and will be coached by our elite coaching staff. Teams will compete in the Northern Illinois Hockey League (NIHL).

Ages

The Bluehawks Travel program is for Squirts to Bantams. Please reference the birth year chart for appropriate ages/levels.

When

Preseason skates begin August 19 followed by tryouts starting August 28. The season runs through the end of February.

Where

Practices are held at the Northbrook Sports Center or Jet Ice.

Home games are played at the Northbrook Sports Center.

Practices

Each team will have on average 3 practices per week including skill sessions and team practices.

Games

Teams will play approximately 35-50 games including seeding round, regular season, playoffs, and tournaments. Each team will participate in 2-4 tournaments including the Wishbone Tournament the Northbrook Bluehawks host over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Jerseys & Apparel

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 as tournaments and any other special team events. The amounts can vary but are typically around $350.

USA Hockey

All players require a USA Hockey number to register. Click the button below to obtain a new membership number. Membership numbers for the upcoming fall season are available beginning April 1.

Preseason & Tryout Times

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

Questions?

For questions about the program, please contact:

Cody Murphy

Hockey Director

(847) 707-3410

For questions about registration, please contact:

Seamus Caruso

President

Fall 2022-2023

Levels & Birth Years
Squirt: 2012-2013
Peewee: 2010-2011
Bantam: 2008-2009

Travel Pricing
Squirt Travel Skater/Goalie: $3,995/$2,005
Peewee Travel Skater/Goalie: $4,220/$2,120
Bantam Travel Skater/Goalie: $4,520/$2,270

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

Coaching Slate
Squirt 1: Cody Murphy/TBD
Squirt 2: Mike Noonan/Dave Pukszta
Squirt 3: Bob Anderson/Eric Anderson

Peewee 1: Cody Murphy/TBD
Peewee 2: Kevin Memolo/Tom Harrison

Bantam1: Luke Sandler/Woody Steinken
Bantam 2: Allan Hirsch/TBD
Bantam 3: Woody Steinken/TBD


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