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The sudden passing of our friend, Kelli Henrekin, on June 9 profoundly affected everyone who knew her.  We are so proud of the support Hawks families continue to provide Kelli’s family.  The GoFundMe page set up to help with burial expenses and her children’s well-being has raised over $33,000, largely from our community.  Kelli’s family extends its sincere gratitude for all efforts on her behalf.  

While we begin to turn our focus to hockey related events, we will always hold Kelli and her kids close to our heart.


The new programs and coaching that the Hawks brought in to challenge and improve our players resulted in a very successful spring for our Prospects and SWSL players.

Central States Developmental Hockey League also took notice of our Club’s development, inviting us to participate in their 2017/2018 season at every level possible.  The Hawks will have eight Central States teams.  We are one of only five clubs in Illinois to receive this honor. 

Many of you have expressed a desire for club growth at various levels.  We are optimistic that we will be able to accommodate some of these requests this fall by adding a third girls team, a fifth bantam team, and a long-awaited U15 team

We had a great turnout for our annual golf outing on June 2, 2017, at Willow Crest Golf Club in Oakbrook.  It was a beautiful day for golf followed by dinner and socializing.  Our thanks to all that made it out and contributed to the planning of the event.  


    We look forward to working with you this summer at our weekly skills session led by Hockey Director Steve Poapst. We will be announcing the dates and times for these sessions in the next few days.  We have designed these sessions to prepare our players to compete at their highest level for our fall teams.  In addition to these weekly skills sessions, we will make you aware of any opportunities for training offered over the summer by the members of the superior Chicago Hawks 2017-2018 coaching staff.


    Please be advised that while the Chicago Hawks developed and implemented the EPIC program in years past, the Chicago Hawks do not support or endorse any training offered under that name by another club or person and are not responsible for the quality of the training offered under any such program.

    Chicago Hawks Tentative Fall Coaching Lineup

    The Chicago Hawks Hockey Club has added several new coaches for the 2017-2018 season. Lead by Director Steve Poapst, we are looking forward to welcoming these highly qualified individuals to our team. Please take a few minutes to read about our new Hawks team coaches and skills instructors, as well as our Fall Coaching Lineup.


    The Chicago Hawks Hockey Club is in need of volunteers to assist with various duties.

    Please visit the DIBS tab on the Hawks webpage for more details and to claim volunteer slots.

    Contact: with any questions.

    Thank you for your support!

    As one of the largest youth hockey clubs in the state of Illinois, The Hawks Hockey Club is committed to the ongoing development and promotion of competitive youth amateur hockey. Located at the Darien Sportsplex in Darien IL, 451 Plainfield Rd. Darien, IL 60561.  The Chicago Hawks are focused on the advancement of youth hockey in the south/western suburbs of Chicago.

    The 6th annual Summer 3 on 3 Ice Cream league will be starting the second week of June.   More info will be out soon such as registration, schedules and much more.  

    If you have any questions please email Rob Newburg at

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