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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. Spartans 2018-19 Mite Travel Assignments

Congratulations to all mite travel players.  Click below for your team assignments


The Jr. Spartans Mite House league program is specifically designed for 5, 6, 7 and 8 year-olds (2010-2013 birth years), that are new to hockey and usually have completed a Learn to Skate program or Pre-Mite program.  They are average skaters that may possess the skill to play at a higher level, but may not be able to understand all the rules, concepts or have the maturity for competition in a game setting.  

This level will concentrate on skill development.  Players will receive a reversible Jr. Spartans jersey and socks. Games will be full ice.  The practice format will focus on developing players, so they will be able to move to the next level.  All practices will be run by the Jr. Spartans coaches and directors along with parent volunteer coaches, assisting both on and off the ice.  

We plan to have six Jr. Spartan Mite House teams, with limited rosters.  All teams will practice together on Saturday mornings and play games on Sunday mornings.  The cost of the program is $829 for the season, which will run from September to late February. 

 Evaluations: (Both days are mandatory)

Mite Majors (2010-11) Birth Years 
Saturday 9/15: 9:10-10:10am
Sunday 9/16: 10:10-11:10am

Mite Minors (2012-13) Birth Years
Saturday 9/15: 10:10-11:10am
Sunday 9/16: 11:10am-12:10pm 

Parents Meeting:
Sunday 9/9: 12:45pm

Coaches Meeting:
Saturday 9/15: 8:30am

For more information please contact Rob Newburg at or 312-304-8132.  Regsiter ASAP as the season is starting soon.

Jr. Spartans please join us on September 13th from 6-9pm at Meatheads for a club fundraiser. See flyer below for details!

Jr. Spartans Yard Signs

Jr Spartan Yard Signs are still available for purchase!


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




The Northbrook Jr. Spartans Hockey Club is pleased to announce it's Fall Travel Coaching Slate.

Mite AA:  Ted Renneman and Ben Rawlings

Mite A: Mike Noonan and David Pukzsta

Mite A2: Bob Anderson and Eric Anderson


Thank you Scott Sortal for all of your work with the NBHL, your dedication to the players you coached, and the wealth of hockey knowledge passed on to all who have met you. We wish you all the best in your career as an educator at Mount Carmel High School. 



The NBHL would like to welcome Rob Newburg to the organization. Rob comes to us with over 18 years of coaching experience ranging from learn to skate through midgets.  Rob is currently entering his 7th year with the Chicago Wolves as the Youth Hockey Director and also previously worked for the Chicago Steel in the USHL.  Rob grew up playing youth hockey in the Chicagoland area and graduated from DePaul University.   Rob will be coaching a U12 team with the Bluehawks and also will be handling various administrative duties, Wishbone and other club activities.    Please be sure to introduce yourself to Rob this upcoming season. 

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.


Proud Members of the Chicago United Hockey League

Responding to the market demands and a desire to offer a full-ice Mite hockey experience for its membership, twenty Chicago area clubs have formed a new youth hockey league that will debut this fall. The Chicago United Hockey League (CUHL) will offer a full season of full-ice hockey beginning in September and concluding with round robin playoffs in March. The league will be affiliated with the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) and AAU Hockey Illinois.
"For the last several years, there has been a growing desire of many in the hockey community to offer a full ice Mite season and, importantly, to allow local clubs to make the decisions that impact their memberships," said Jim Hanlon, who will serve as President of the new league. "We have many in our group who have dedicated their coaching careers to Mite hockey. They understand what is best for the development of Mites--both in terms of their skills and their love of the game--because they work with this age group in their communities on a daily basis. They understand what the parents, our paying customers, desire for their financial commitment."
The league will offer three levels of travel hockey: AA, A1, and A2. These teams will play a full season of 24 games beginning in late September and continuing through to the end of February. "Hockey is a winter sport. We intend to play hockey all the way through February," added Hanlon. The House Division will offer a 15-game season beginning slightly later in October. All League play will conclude with a round robin playoff format.

For more information about CUHL, visit