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Winnetka 2024 Head Coaching Roster

Mite Level Coaches

Charlie Widmar

Sam Shipko

Bill Martin

Squirt Level Coaches

Jimmy Warrick

Steve Chelios

Daniel McNerney

Pee Wee Level Coaches

Jimmy Davis

Mike Vail

Nick Schaefer

Spring Evaluations

Spring Evaluations will initially be organized by birth year.

After the initial sessions, Mite players will be grouped into Gold and Green groups.

Squirt and Pee Wee players will be divided into Major (Gold), Minor (Gold) and mixed birth year Green groups.

Individual teams will be formed from the Gold and Green groups.


5:10 PM | Glacier Ice Arena
Squirt House Selects
Ice Dogs
5:25 PM | Winnetka Ice Arena
Glenview NS Cup
Pee Wee House Selects
6:35 PM | WIA Winnetka Ice Arena
Jets NS Cup
Squirt NIHL
7:45 PM | Winnetka Ice Arena
Northbrook NS Cup
Pee Wee 1
23 Jan

Winnetka Hockey Club Announces New Hockey Director

The Winnetka Hockey Club is excited to announce Jimmy Warrick as its new Hockey Director. Jimmy will join the Warriors with the spring season in March. 

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25 Feb

Learn to Play Hockey: Spring Weekend Warriors registration is now open!

Spring Hockey LTP - Weekend Warriors

This is a Winnetka Park District Program offered in conjunction with the Winnetka Hockey Club. Work with Winnetka Warrior coaches. This program teaches hockey skills from learning how to hold the hockey stick, all the way to stick-handling and shooting skills. This program is a pathway to the Winnetka Warriors house league and travel programs.

For more information please call the ice arena 847-501-2060

Meeting Details: Sundays, 04/07/2024 -05/19/2024

Time: 9:30 am - 10:15 am

No Classes week of April 29-May 3.

PREREQUISITE: Anyone of the following; Tots, Pre-Alpha, Junior Hockey 1, 2 , Hockey 1, 2, 3 or Instructor Recommendation.

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: Required Equipment: Hockey Helmet with Full Cage, Hockey Gloves, Hockey Elbow pads and shin guards, hockey skates. (Rentals are Available)

Register Here

25 Feb

Learn to Skate: registration is open for Weekend Warriors!

Presented by the Winnetka Park District In conjunction with the Winnetka Hockey Club. This program gives brand new and novice skaters the opportunity to learn skating for a future in our Learn to Play Program, a pathway to the Winnetka Warriors! Work with Winnetka Warrior coaches on the basics of skating and developing the skating skills required to graduate to the Learn To Play Program.

Meeting Details: Sundays, 04/07/2024 -05/19/2024

Time: 8:45 am - 9:30 am

For more information please call the Winnetka Ice Arena at (847)-501-2060.

Register Here

22 Feb

Come Try Goalie for Free!

Does your skater want to be a goalie? Here's a chance to give it a try for free!

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12 Feb

Goalies: Registration is open for Good as Gould Summer Camps

29 Jan

USA Hockey approves requirement for neck protectors starting August 1st.

The USA Hockey Congress today approved legislation requiring the use of neck laceration protection for players in all age classifications, other than adults, in games and practices, as well as for on-ice officials under the age of 18, effective August 1, 2024.Read full article here

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23 Jan

Charlie Widmar promoted to Assistant Hockey Director

Director of Mite Development Charlie Widmar has been promoted to Assistant Hockey Director of the Winnetka Hockey Club, and will assume responsibilities effective immediately. Reporting to the Hockey Director, Widmar will assist with the management of all club operations.

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26 Oct

Hockey Parenting 2.0

Words of Wisdom from  Dan Bauer a free-lance writer, retired teacher and hockey coach in Wausau, WI. It is official, all youth athletics have crossed over into the twilight zone. They are all too organized, travel too much, too expensive and too time-consuming. We place too much emphasis on keeping score and winning and too little emphasis on having fun. As another hockey season descends upon us, I have some simple advice for parents to help make your hockey experience more valuable to your youngster and more enjoyable for you. Read the full article on the website or click below

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26 Oct

Why Hockey is Loaded with Late Bloomers

The best young hockey players seldom grow up to be the best adult hockey players, nor were the vast majority of the world’s top NHL players at the very top of their youth age groups growing up. Read the full article here

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25 Jun

CSDHL Participation

The Winnetka Hockey Club is proud to announce that we will be fielding six teams in the Central States Developmental Hockey League (CSDHL) for the '23-'24 season. 

SQUIRT: Squirt Major (2013); Squirt Minor (2014); Squirt Prospects (2013/14)

PEE WEE: Pee Wee Prospects (2011/12)

BANTAM (Joint Winnetka/Wilmette program): Bantam Prospects (2009/10)

MIDGET (Joint Winnetka/Wilmette program): Midget Prospects (2007/08)

This level of participation with CSDHL, complemented by our continued involvement in the Northern Illinois Hockey League (NIHL) and the Chicago United Hockey League (CUHL), will offer all our young hockey players the right level of competition for optimal development and enjoyment. 

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