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USA Hockey Update

You can also visit for the latest information from USA Hockey regarding Player Safety & Health and the COVID-19 crisis.

Chicago Hawks Summer (June) Skates

This summer, the Chicago Hawks are offering a five-week program of eight non-contact skating sessions that will begin Wednesday, June 3rd.  The cost will be $225 for mites (50 minutes of ice per session) and $250 for all other skaters and all goalies (60 minutes of ice per session).  There will be a "girls only" option ( $250 for eight 60-minute sessions) and a 60-minute  "goalie only" option that will meet on four dates for $125.

We understand that we may have more players interested than available slots.  That is not our intention but is unavoidable at the present time.  We will run sessions all day and evening Monday through Thursday.  Because each ice slot is 1.5 hours (one hour of skating and 30 minutes for cleaning), this is simply a function of the limited amount of space and time available to us.

Once registration opens, spots will be available strictly on a first come, first served basis.  We cannot add players once a slot is full.  You cannot attend a session that you are not registered for as a “make-up,” and we will not prorate fees for missed sessions.  NOTE:  YOU MAY NOT REGISTER FOR MORE THAN ONE GROUP IF YOU ARE A SKATER.  Goalies are permitted to register for their birth year session AND the goalie-specific session if they so choose.


The Chicago Hawks will send out detailed safety information as it becomes available, but a few items to keep in mind when deciding if you would like to register: 


There will be one coach and nine skaters on each side of the ice.

Masks will be required to enter and exit the building, but not on the ice.  There is no “bubble mask” requirement.  Cages are acceptable.

All players must enter the building dressed except for skates.  You are welcome to enter with your skates on and skate guards, but it is not required.

Parents will NOT be allowed in the facility for ANY age group.  Coaches with masks will be able to help with skates if your player chooses to not wear them into the facility.

The lobby and all locker rooms will be closed.

Stay tuned for updates on the status of our operations as Illinois responds to the COVID-19 health crisis. 

    Coach Mike Dwyer - NWHL Coach of the Year!

    NWHL Hawks Coach of the Year Mike Dwyer was recognized for his contribution to the Hawks last week at a banquet in Franklin Park. Hawks President Melissa Surrette attended to see Coach Dwyer receive his award. THANKS, COACH DWYER!

    PW 3 Wins NIHL Gold Championship!

    PW 3 is the 2020 NIHL Blackhawks Tournament Champions in the Peewee Gold division.  They were the No. 3 seed in the tournament.  They captured the title with a convincing 5-0 victory!  Congratulations to the players, coaches & parents!  

    PW 5 Wins NIHL Silver B Championship!

    Congratulations to PW 5 on your 2020 Peewee Silver B NIHL Blackhawks Tournament Championship! They had a great season, going 16-1-1, collecting the Presidents Cup as well as the Tournament Championship.  Great job, Hawks! 

    PW 5 Wins the NIHL Presidents Cup!

    Peewee 5 is the NIHL 12U Silver B Presidents Cup winner!! This team finished the season 11-1-1! We could not be more proud!! CONGRATULATIONS!! #NIHL #BeAHawk

    Prospective Coaches - MUST READ

    COACHES!!  If you are interested in coaching for the Hawks/Phantoms in any capacity during the 2020-21 season, please go to to make sure that you have completed ALL steps necessary for proper certification.   

    This includes new background screening, completing required SafeSport training as well as registering for any required CEP clinics.  Local clinics can be found here:  

    Coaching Clinics

    Please note that any coach who has not fulfilled these requirements will NOT be allowed to participate in any on-ice practices or games until these requirements have been met.  

    This will be strictly enforced!


    National Level Background Screening - REQUIRED

    In compliance with new requirements from the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC), USA Hockey has launched a new national level background screening program.  All adult coaches, officials, board members, employees, volunteers, and anyone else who will have regular contact with, or authority over, athletes under the age of 18 are required to submit to a background screen before any such contact with those athletes.

    Please visit for more information and to begin the process.   Screening is now open!

    The eight-digit self registration ID number for USAH to initiate your screen is 35615801.

    If you have any questions, please contact Todd Lipinski, Registrar, at


    USA Hockey is requiring all players 17 years of age or older on or before December 31st of that playing season and who play on a team in a classification that allows minor aged players, to complete SafeSport Training before being added to a team and prior to participation with the team (on-ice or off-ice). This requirement applies to all teams in the age classifications Youth, Girls, High School, Junior Hockey, Flex Hockey and Disabled Hockey programs that allow both minor age and adult age players (anyone over 18 years).

    Click here for more information:

    USA Hockey Declaration of Player Safety & Respect

    USA Hockey is committed to creating a safe and fair environment for all participants. Respect for the game, opponents, coaches, and officials is a critical part of that environment and it covers several different aspects of sportsmanship and fair play. This Declaration of Safety, Fair Play and Respect will guide a change in culture as to what is considered to be acceptable/unacceptable body checking and competitive contact at all levels of play.

    Hawks coaches will be reviewing it with their teams.  We ask that all parents watch this to familiarize yourselves with this initiative.  Click below to view the video in its entirety:  

    Player Safety Video



    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 southwestern suburbs of Chicago.


    The Hawks would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Saegebrecht family.  Super hockey mom Allison passed away after fiercely battling cancer over the past year. The Hawks are standing strong with the Saegebrechts and sending love. Please keep the family in your prayers.


    • Summer Skills Skates begin today.  WELCOME BACK!  WE HAVE MISSED YOU! 
    • PW 5 & BTM 1 take 1st place in State!  Congrats to both teams.  Good luck to BTM 1 in Nationals! 
    • Congratulations to SQT 2 on your 2nd Place finish in the AHAI Blackhawk Cup State Championship!  Great effort!  
    • SQT 7 finishes 1st in the NWHL Yellow Division & play for the championship next weekend.  Good luck, Team! 
    • Congrats to SQT 3, PW 3 & BTM 4 on your 4th Place finish in the AHAI Blackhawk Cup State Championships!  
    • PW 5 is your NIHL Silver B Champions and earned the Presidents Cup banner!  Way to go, Team!
    • Congrats to PW 3.  NIHL Gold Division CHAMPIONS!!!!  
    • Coach Poapst - BMO Harris Bank Coach of the Month AND AHAI Coach of the Year!
    • Hockey Gear Swap & Shop is OPEN on Facebook.  Check it out!!!!
    • Check out Dibs opportunities available & book yours today!


    The Chicago Hawks will be publishing a bi-monthly newsletter.