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).
The Bluehawks Travel program is for Squirts to Bantams. Please reference the birth year chart for appropriate ages/levels.
Preseason skates begin mid-August, followed by tryouts in late August to early September. The season runs through the end of February.
Practices are held at the Northbrook Sports Center or Jet Ice.
Home games are played at the Northbrook Sports Center.
Each team will have on average 3 practices per week including skill sessions and team practices.
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.
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.
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
Levels & Birth Years
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.
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