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WHC Pause

All Winnetka Hockey Club indoor activities will go on pause at the conclusion of the day Thursday, November 19, per the Illinois Tier 3 Mitigation Plan 

 

Let's Stay In the Game! Mandatory Face Covering Options

Winnetka Warriors

Masks on at all times including on the Ice.  Your Options are: 

  • Full Plastic Shield attached to helmet

 * Face covering 

If you need a mask there are some on the table at both rinks. This includes entering the buildings and in the locker rooms 

 

Squirt and Pee Wee House Select Program: New Start Date

Please note we will delay the start of these programs until January

Developmental Programs for Squirts and Pee Wees

The WHC will again offer two programs designed to give our Squirt and Pee Wee-aged House League players the opportunity for additional ice time, instruction, and “scrimmage time”.

These programs will be modified from previous years. In previous years these programs would play 10-12 full-ice games with neighboring communities in addition to weekly skills sessions or practices. While we believe there will be some opportunities to conduct SOME of these events, it will be limited to approximately six games, mainly at Watts. We may play with  our Warhawks girls teams at Winnetka as they are included in our “bubble” as well as any other appropriate competition at Watts. In the past, these games have been very even and competitive.

Both the Squirt and Pee Wee Select teams will skate on Tuesday evenings. The teams’ will have a rotating schedule, with an ADM-Style Skills session every other Tuesday at 6:45p @ Watts. On the other weeks, the team will practice 5:50pm @ Winnetka.

We expect both programs to offer approximately 20 on-ice sessions.

We do not expect that any of these sessions will conflict with regularly scheduled House League activities.

If your child is eager for additional ice time and more hockey, this is a great option to enjoy a full season of hockey while complementing our House League activities.

Please note: The first session on Tuesday 12/1 6:45p will be an evaluation for both Squirts and Pee Wees. There is a possibility that we cannot select all those that attend the evaluation.

The season fee is $550. All children must be registered before the first on ice session. Any player not selected will receive a full refund.

To register click here

Questions?

 

Contact Tom Gullen

 

 

 

November Newsletter

A Thanksgiving without hockey and the benefits of unstructured hockey.


We welcome Wilmette native and nine-year NHL veteran Tommy Wingels to our Skills Instruction staff.

Matt Lindblad on Board as WHC Skills Instruct

We welcome former Warrior, Dartmouth and Boston Bruin Matt Lindblad to our skills staff. Matt will focus on the older age groups, honing their skills and preparing their game for High School hockey.

WHC Covid Protocols

Developmental for Minor Mites & Mites

Great Way to Improve Your Skills!

The WHC will again offer two programs designed to give our Minor Mite and Mite-aged House League players the opportunity for additional ice time, instruction, and “play time”. 

These programs will be modified from previous years. In previous years these programs would play 6-8 full-ice games with neighboring communities in addition to weekly skills sessions. While there is a possibility this can occur later in the season, we will instead offer more of a skills based program along with small area games on the studio rink Fridays 6:25p at Centennial in Wilmette. These 3 on 3 sessions will feature lots of puck touches, constant skating, and TONS of fun.

The programs will begin after Thanksgiving and conclude by March 1st. 

Minor Mite Development Program (MMDP) is for children born in 2014 and 2015. The program will have weekly skills sessions on Wednesdays at Watts Ice Center 5:30pm conducted by our professional staff. These sessions will follow the American Development Model (ADM) concept of station-based training with a focus on maximizing each skater's repetitions and core skill development. These Wednesday sessions will run the length of the Watts season from early December-end of February.

In addition to these weekly skills sessions, we will offer six “3 on 3” sessions every other week to be held on the Wilmette Studio rink Fridays at 6:25pm. As other ice becomes available we will augment the schedule.

Mite House Plus is for children born in 2012 & 2013. Mite House Plus will be similar to MMDP except Skills Sessions will be Wednesdays at 6:45p @ Watts. House Plus program will also feature six 3 on 3 sessions Fridays 6:25pm at Wilmette.

We expect both programs to offer approximately 20 on-ice sessions.

We do not expect that any of these sessions will conflict with regularly scheduled House League activities.

If your child is eager for additional ice time and more hockey, this is a great option.

The season fee is $495. All children must be registered before the first on ice session.

To register, click here


Questions? Contact Tom Gullen 

 

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847-446-9004
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