Let us know your child's preferences on when he or she wants to skate! Groups of 9 plus 1 coach will be formed based on level, skill and player availability. Survey for this session closes 5/28 midnight!
Complete ONE SURVEY for EACH CHILD that will skate. Groups will be organized over the next two weeks and registration/payment details will be shared as groups are formed. There are NO DROP-INS.
We have ice 6/14-7/5 at Mt Prospect, NSIA and/or NBSC. Each facility is opening in accordance with guidelines they are required to follow. Additional safety and group details will be shared once groups are set.
We have ice through August and lots of opportunity to skate. July and August sign up will be communicated once the 6/14-7/5 session details are finalized. Thank you for your patience as the summer programming came together!
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. Spartans 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 the Jr. Bluehawks' Director of Hockey Development, Ken Johnson, at email@example.com.
2500 PUCK CHALLENGE!
Join the Jr. Bluehawks in this spring challenge!
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We want to update you on the plan for NBHL Spring hockey program.
As a Board, we have been following the news from Springfield, the Park District and the schools. It's fluid and ever-changing and leaves us with numerous questions. There have been many discussions about various options to run a spring season. At this time, we have made the decision to refund all Bluehawks registration fees, including spring league and spring skills. We still hope to run a late-spring program, but since it will be different than what was planned, we have decided to go ahead withfull refunds.
You will receive 100% of the hockey fee AND registration fee back to your credit card. Processing is taking place now which will be complete in the next few days. You should see credits posted to credit cards between 3-10 days after that, depending on your financial firm's policy and processing. As previously shared, all activities through April have already been cancelled.
We would like to run a 4-6 week Spring Program beginning in May with 3-4 ice touches per week. These may include a practice, a skills session, a practice game or 3v3. The scheduled tournaments and other local teams' availability to play games are currently unknown. All future programming will require re-registration. We know the kids want to see their friends and get on the ice, but we will certainly take a safety-first approach.
While difficult, I am always looking for some silver-lining in this 'new normal' ... there has never been a better time for family dinners, learning something new, re-prioritizing of what's important, a clean/organized basement, a new workout, or connecting with an old friend. Hopefully you and your family are finding some silver-linings.
Please stay safe. I'm sure the NBHL family will survive and thrive in the future, just stay at least a hockey stick away from each other for a while longer.
Brad Walker, NBHL President
Thursday, April 2 @ 7pm, join us on the Northbrook Bluehawks Facebook page for a LIVE Q&A Session with JT Compher and Jesse Compher. JT currently plays in the NHL with the Colorado Avalanche and previously played college ice hockey and was captain for the Michigan Wolverines of the Big Ten Conference. Jesse currently plays for the Boston University Terriers and represented the US on the women's national ice hockey team at the 2019 and 2020 IIHF Women's World Championship.
The Comphers will talk about their experiences and answer questions about hockey, workouts, life... and anything else that comes to mind. Don't miss this exciting event!
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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.
MITE 1/2 YEAR (HOUSE PLUS)
GAME AND PRACTICE SCHEDULE
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.
NEXT BOARD MEETING
Team Snap invitations have been sent to the Jr Spartans travel teams. Check the email address(es) 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