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Tom Stanislavski

Travel Program Coordinator

Dennis O'Brien

NIHL Representative

Why Travel?

This is our competitive travel league which participates in the Northern Illinois Hockey League (NIHL) for squirt (10U) through bantam (14U) levels and the Chicago United Hockey League for mite (8U) level. The emphasis of Travel hockey is on individual player development and fielding competitive teams. Players are selected on a tryout basis. Time commitment is 3-5 hours per week. Home games are played at Southwest Ice Arena, Oak Lawn Ice Arena and at the Morgan Park Sports Center. Away games are played at other area rinks in the entire Chicagoland area. Travel hockey features 4 possible levels of play: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Elite. Players who sign up for travel will be placed on the appropriate level depending on the skills demonstrated.  All hockey placements will be made by St. Jude's Hockey Director and hockey staff. 

Travel league cost includes the following:

  • NIHL/CUHL games plus referees
  • Playoff tournament if eligible
  • Approximately of 3-5 hours of ice per week (power skate/practices/games)
  • 2 tournaments included (additional paid by team families)
  • Weekly Goalie instruction