Abby Sacks

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Ice Bears Youth Travel Hockey League

The Ice Bears travel hockey program is designed for players with experience in the sport and who are ready to take their game to the next level. The Ice Bears League play takes place in the fall/winter and also at a reduced spring season. The primary Ice Bears season takes place in the fall/winter. An abbreviated spring season is also available and a great starting point for new players. The co-ed Ice Bears teams compete against other organizations as part of the Northwest Hockey League (NWH) and the All-Girls Ice Bears team competes in the NIHL.

All Ice Bears teams average two practices and one game a week in the fall/winter and one day a week in the spring. 

 

Pre-Requisites – Mite

New Mite (U8) players must have minimally passed Mighty Cub 4, completed 2 sessions of Skills and Drills, completed 2 sessions of Ice Bear Prep League PRIOR to registering. Players who have not met these requirements will be removed from the roster.
 
Mite: Birth Years: 2014-2015

Pre-Requisites – Squirt

New Squirt players must have minimally passed Mighty Cub 4, completed 3 sessions of Skills and Drills and Ice Bear Prep, as well have taken Power Skating League PRIOR to registering. Players who have not met these requirements will be removed from the roster.
 

Squirt: Birth Years 2012-2013

Bantam: Birth Years 2008-2009

Peewee and Up

Peewees and Bantams must show that they have surpassed the requirements of squirt and their skating and stick handling is strong enough to safely participant in contact hockey. Contact the Program & Operations Manager of Ice Arena for prerequisite information and to set up and evaluation.
 

All Girls Peewee: Birth Years 2008 – 2011

Peewee: Birth Years 2010-2011

   “Fostering balanced competition and fair play in hockey throughout Chicagoland.”

 The Northwest Hockey League was formed to provide safe recreationally competitive youth hockey at all age levels. The league focuses on sportsmanship, fair play, and player development.

 

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