2015-16 Youth Hockey Programs

“Our mission is to expose the Illinois community to the game of hockey, introduce the sport to those who have not played, instruct players on the skills of the sport, and enhance the Blackhawks brand within the existing club organizations.”

3v3 Hockey Tournament
The 2016 3v3 Hockey Tournament will be held from August 5-6 at Seven Bridges Ice Arena and involves participating teams ranging from Mite to High School level. Registration is now open!

A Step Ahead Concussion Program
This program educates the Illinois youth hockey community on the importance of concussion management and being proactive with implementing baseline testing. A Step aHead offers free baseline concussion testing as well as educational programs for youth hockey players in the AHAI program.

Blackhawks Alumni Clinics
With the help of Blackhawks alumni, the Blackhawks run day and evening clinics for youth hockey players at various rinks in Illinois. The free clinics are designed to reach out to fans in local rinks and provide an opportunity for kids of all ages to be taught by a Blackhawks legend.
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BMO Harris Bank Youth Hockey Monthly Awards
During the hockey season, fans can submit their nominations for the BMO Harris Bank Youth Hockey Player, Coach and Volunteer of the Month.

Brick Hockey Club
The Chicago Jr. Blackhawks Hockey Club is selected each year to represent Illinois and surrounding areas at the Brick Tournament.

Chicago Park District/Blackhawks Clinics
The Blackhawks and CPD put on free weekly clinics at various outdoor rink locations throughout the winter. At these clinics, players will learn the fundamentals and how to handle and shoot the puck.

Coaches Club
Sign up to get access to over 400 animated drills, systems and coaching videos from the Blackhawks coaching staff.

Eddie Olczyk Award
The Eddie Olczyk Award (EOA) supports young hockey players and teams in Illinois who may not have the means to play at a competitive level.

Get Out And Learn
Formally known as Streethawks, Get Out And Learn (G.O.A.L.) emphasizes the importance of exercise and healthy living while providing elementary schools with the equipment to teach hockey in P.E. Each school receives a one hour clinic from the Blackhawks youth hockey staff and P.E. teachers are invited to a training session at the United Center. This year G.O.A.L. has reached over 30,000 kids.

Hockey Camps
2016 Hockey Camp registration is now open! Click here to register. Email youthhockey@chicagoblackhawks.com with any questions.

Holiday Hockey Classic
The best high school hockey teams throughout the Midwest will compete in Chicago Blackhawks Charities' 22nd annual Hockey Hockey Classic from Dec. 26-29, 2015, at The Edge in Bensenville.

Illinois State Hockey Championships
The Blackhawks Cup is the Illinois State Hockey Championships held at the United Center where the two high school varsity finalists battle for the title. Click here for more info on the 2016 championships.

Intermission Skates
The Blackhawks have a limited number of games available for twelve Mite or Squirt players to participate in an intermission activity! Intermission skates require a 50 ticket minimum purchase.

The Blackhawks give qualifying amateur hockey teams the opportunity to experience being a pro for a day. Teams get the chance to play a game at the United Center prior to attending a home game that night. Highlights from their game are played on the jumbotron for the fans to enjoy during intermission.

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MinorHawks Learn to Play
The MinorHawks Learn to Play program was launched in 2010 to allow hockey to be affordable and accessible to everyone. Through the combined efforts of the Blackhawks, AHAI and USA Hockey’s OneGoal Equipment Rental program, each MinorHawks player has low-cost access to rental gear and a Learn to Play session at selected rinks around Illinois.

Special Hockey
Chicago Blackhawks Special Hockey is dedicated to providing children and adults with developmental disabilities the opportunity to play hockey. Chicago Blackhawks Special Hockey team members range in age from 5 to 55 and include both male and female athletes. The team is comprised of players that have autism, Down Syndrome or other intellectual disabilities.

Training Camp Festival 3v3 Street Hockey Tournament
The Training Camp Festival 3v3 Street Hockey Tournament will be held on Sept. 24 at the United Center and involves players ranging from 7-12 years old. Registration is now open!