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Welcome to the Northbrook Jr. Spartans

The Northbrook Jr. Spartans is a youth ice hockey club for Mite-aged (8 and under) players offering House League and competitive Travel programs. The Jr. Spartans are affiliated with the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) and AAU Hockey Illinois, and field teams in the Chicago United Hockey League (CUHL).

For more information about the Jr. Spartans, please contact Hockey Director Rich Blakey at or Administrative Director Rob Newburg at

Jr. Spartan Summer Drop-Ins

Jr. Spartans Summer Drop-ins:

Summer Drop-ins for the following programs:

Mite skills/3 on 3:

$25.00 Mite Skills

$15.00 Mite 3 on 3 

Goalies are free - Email Rich to let him know your goalie will be in attendance.  

Please click on the drop in link below to register your player:

Jr. Spartans Drop In Link

-Please enter in the prices of $25  or $15 only

-Make sure to put in comments what class ,date(s) and program your player is registering for

You will receive a receipt by email of payment.

Summer Pre-Season Camps

Use the registration link below to register for theJr. Spartan Pre-Season Camp 8/12 through 8/16

Stay cool in the heat - Jr. Spartan summer hockey programs

See below for the Jr. Spartan summer programming.  For more info please email Rich Blakey @

Registration is now open.  See Below 


Ken Johnson grew up in Northbrook, played as a Spartan, and continued on to play Division 1 at Miami of Ohio.  Ken has had hockey in his blood ever since while working with the Falcons, Winnetka, Glacier and CYA among others, in addition to coaching and running numerous summer camps.   He has taught players from Pre-Mite through Professional and has been involved with all aspects of growing and running various hockey organizations. 

We look forward to Ken’s contributions to competitive youth hockey in Northbrook.   Please help welcome Ken when you see him around the rink!


Mite 1 – Ken Johnson - Head Coach

Mite 2 – Mike Noonan - Head Coach, Dave Pukszta - Asst. Coach

Mite 3 – Ken Johnson - Head Coach

Please note: Number of teams will be based on # of players and ice availability.


Skills staff:

Goalie staff:

Instructional staff:


Ben Eager

Will Dodge

Bob Anderson


Kevin Delaney

Rob Schmidt

Steve Larsen


Zach Loesch

Louis Puig

Phil Argyris


Ken Johnson

Rob Schmidt

Rich Blakey


John Boultbee

Rich Blakey

Ken Johnson

Summer Power Skating - Stay on the ice!!!

The Northbrook Jr. Spartans and the Northbrook Park District are proud to announce summer power skating clinics to all players 2011-2015 birth years.  These classes will teach the proper techniques necessary to actually SKATE FAST, not just "move your feet fast" or general conditioning for hockey players.   Those who attend the Jr. Spartans power skating programs learn how to go FAST by properly executing every hockey-skating maneuver. They become explosively fast, POWERFUL skaters.

 Classes are offered on Tuesday nights for mites at the Sports Center:

Session 1:  June 11 through July 9

Session 2:  July 16 through Aug 13

Class times:  5:50 to 6:30pm




Congratulations Tyler

The Northbrook Jr, Spartans would like to congratulate Tyler on being selected to the 2019 Chicago Jr Blackhawks 2009 Brick Team.   Tyler is the first Jr. Spartan to take part in this tournament.  The Brick team competes in the annual Brick Tournament in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on a  yearly basis.  This elite level tournament consists of all the top players in the Squirt Major division throughout the United States and Canada every July.  Tyler will represent The Chicago Jr Blackhawks as they take on the elite level teams in the prestigious West Edmonton Mall.  Best of luck to Tyler and the Jr Blackhawks this summer.  

Thanks for a great season house plus 1 & 2

Mite 3 Wins Wishbone

Congrats to Mite 3 on a great weekend and a big winner in the 2018 Mite Wishbone Division.

Veterans Day

Thanks to the all Veterans that came out to our very special Veterans Day games with the Mite House teams. Thank you parents, coaches,  and volunteers for making this day possible. What a great afternoon!

Annual Boo Hawk Skate Pictures

Thank you to all skaters who participated in our Annual Boo Hawk Skate on 10/28.   

Please click on the link below to view all the festive pictures.

Boo Hawk Skate Pictures 

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Our travel mites had their first power skating session on their new teams. Congratulations to all the players and thank you Coach Boultbee!!


Thank you to everyone for coming out to the BACK TO HOCKEY BASH!!!! Special thanks for all those that volunteered at the event! Thank you coaches for coming out on the ice for our competitions. BIG SHOUT OUT TO COACH TED for getting in the dunk tank!

Thank you to the following:

NBHL, Northbrook Park District, Chicago Wolves, School Of Bach, Dairy Queen, Meatheads, Lateral Edge, TC Boost, Ron's Skate Shop, KRA, More Ice Time, Eugene Cha, Evan Finke, Dom O'Brien, and Steve Hirsch


July 4th Parade

The Northbrook Jr. Spartans wish everyone a very happy July 4th!

Girls Hockey

Hockey girls aged 6-16 wanting to play for the Warhawks,  please check out their webpage at

NBHL and Northbrook Park District Hockey Classes

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.

Congrats to our former Jr. Spartans

The Northbrook Jr. Spartans would like to congratulate our former players who have moved on to AAA Hockey for the 2019-20 season.

Anthony Chen
Gavin Cole 
Andrew Compagno 
Tyler Costescu
Peter Gochis
Mike Manchik

Good luck this upcoming season.