The Northbrook Jr. Bluehawks is a youth ice hockey club for Mite-aged (8 and under) players offering House League and competitive Travel programs. The Jr. Bluehawks are affiliated with the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) and AAU Hockey Illinois, and field teams in the Chicago United Hockey League (CUHL).
For additional information please contact Director of Hockey Development, Ken Johnson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mite must wear masks in and out of the building. ON THE ICE if Mites wear a bubble helmet, they do not need a mask on the ice. Otherwise, if they wear helmets with cages, they need a face covering on outside of mask or inside against face.
The Northbrook Park District COVID-19 Protocols have been updated. Please review and share the PDF with your players and any helpers who bring your skater to the rink. NBHL and the NBPD have shared vested interest in managing the spread of COVID-19. Thank you for your support.
NBHL leadership will communicate directly to any skating group where COVID-19 exposure has occurred, in alignment with NBPD protocols and per CDC guidelines. (If you don't receive an email directly indicating your child was exposed, it didn't impact your child.) Thank you!
Governor Pritzker's Guidelines
Governor J.B. Pritzker updated guidelines regarding youth sports in Illinois yesterday, July 29. Information can be found here: https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=21872.
These guidelines place hockey as one of the sports in the "high risk" category which currently does not allow for contact, scrimmages or games. Our registration for the 2020-2021 season was just finalized and planned to be released tomorrow. We will delay the registration at least until Monday while we discuss options and await further information/guidance from AHAI. The conditioning clinics to be held August 10–14 are still available for sign up at www.northbrookbluehawks.org.
In addition, after being in contact with other local area clubs, many of us disagree with the Governor's categorization of youth hockey as "highest risk," while other sports with much more direct, unprotected contact were deemed lower risk. This also occurred in Minnesota until a group of youth hockey supporters created a successful online petition, which led to changing the categorization of youth hockey into a lower risk category. If you are interested in supporting this effort in Illinois, here is the link: https://www.change.org/p/governor-j-b-pritzker-restore-youth-hockey
We will keep you updated as we learn more and create a safe plan to continue the development and fun for every hockey player.
Northbrook Hockey League
If you need an AAU Membership click on the link below to go to the AAU website .
Jr. Bluehawks how has your summer been going? Here is the Caruso duo catching the big one. If you have a picture you want to share send it in.
Congratulations Mite 1 on your CUHL Championship!
Jr. Spartans doing what they love!
The Jr. Spartans' Mite 2 team's Bennett T. took part in the "Shoot the Puck" game between periods at the Blackhawks vs. Red Wings game on January 5. He was so excited (and nervous) to do it, and missed scoring a goal by less than 1 foot. He was also excited to wear his Jr. Spartans jersey (over his Kane jersey) on the ice.
OVER WINTER BREAK OUR MITE 1 AND A COMBINED MITE 2/3 PLAYED THE WINTER CLASSIC 3 VS 3 AT NSIA. BOTH TEAMS MADE IT TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME WITH THE HELP OF A FULL BENCH OF PARENTS. CONGRATULATIONS WE ARE VERY PROUD OF OUR JR. SPARTANS!
MITE NIGHT HAD A GREAT TURNOUT! THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO JOINED IN THE FUN!
WISHBONE INVITATIONAL CHAMPIONS!
CONGRATULATIONS TO JR. SPARTANS MITE 1 AND 2 TEAMS FOR WINNING THEIR DIVISIONS!
Thank you to the Northbrook American Legion. Every year they share their experiences with our young players. Thank you to all the Veterans for their service and sacrifice.
BOO HAWK SKATE
Thank you to all the volunteers and the skaters for making this a great event!
Thanks to all the parents and kids that came out to walk in the July 4th Parade! It was a hot one but luckily a friendly water fight kept them cool!
The Northbrook Hockey League ("NBHL") and Northbrook Park District have joined forces to offer numerous hockey classes: Learn to Skate, Learn to Play, Intro to girls hockey, Pre Mites, and Powerskate classes. All classes will be taught by NBHL coaches! Registration for these classes is open and Classes begin on January 10. Check out the Park District Winter Guide pages 51-52. Click on the link below for more information and to register.
Team Snap will be used for Jr Spartans travel teams, using the email address used to register your player, or log into Team Snap App if you used it previously.
Hockey girls aged 6-16 wanting to play for the Warhawks, please check out their webpage at www.warhawkshockey.com