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    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

    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


    Prospective Coaches - MUST READ

    COACHES!!  If you are interested in coaching for the Hawks/Phantoms in any capacity during the 2019-20 season, please go to to make sure that you have completed ALL steps necessary for proper certification. 

    This includes 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!



    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:


    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.


    • 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!!!!  
    • Good luck to the 3 teams playing for the Blackhawk State Championship!
    • Coach Poapst - BMO Harris Bank Coach of the Month AND AHAI Coach of the Year!
    • Spring hockey program registration is NOW OPEN!
    • Hockey Gear Swap & Shop is OPEN on Facebook.  Check it out!!!!
    • Check out Dibs opportunities available & book yours today!


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