Hockey Director, Chris Wickersham

Coach Wickersham is the Hockey Director for the WHC. He is entering his 3rd year as Director and Head coach for a team. Before coming to the WHC, Chris coached in the AAA, Junior (USHL), and College ranks (NCAADivision 3). In addition, Chris works with Prodigy Hockey, a training company that trains elite players ranging from youth to professional.

Chris Wickersham

Hockey Director

Mite Director, Charlie Widmar

Coach Widmar is the Mite Director for the WHC and Program Administrator for the joint Winnetka/Wilmette Bantam and Midget program. He is entering his 6th year of coaching (4th at Winnetka). In addition to coaching with the club, he spent the last 3 seasons coaching with the Loyola Academy High School program. Prior to coaching, Charlie played his youth hockey split between Eagan, MN and Northbrook, IL.  Following his junior hockey years, Charlie went on to play college hockey at St. Olaf College (NCAA Division 3).

Charlie Widmar

Mite Director

2023-24 Travel Coaching Line Up

Head Coaches:

  • Mites: Charlie Widmar, Sam Shipko, Bill Martin
  • Squirts: Ricky Lee, Chris Wickersham, Daniel McNerney
  • PeeWee: Jim Davis, Michael Vail, Evan Fear
  • Bantam: Nick Clark/Nick Brummitt, Jeremy Morin/Conor Allen, Jason Hawkins, George Panoutsos/Michael Sorensen, Randy Schlesinger
  • Midget: James Brooks

Lead Skills Coaches 

  • Sam Saliba, Jeremy Morin, Conor Allen, Chris Wickersham, Charlie Widmar, Bill Martin

These are our fully committed coaches for the 2023-24 season. Additional coaches will be added, at which point specific team assignments will be made for each coach. Bantam and Midget teams will play for the a joint program between Winnetka Hockey Club and Wilmette Junior Trevians.

Volunteer Coaches

Being a volunteer coach is a great way to get involved on the ice with your child. All house league teams are coached by parents and there are opportunities for parents to be assistant coaches on travel teams as well. Reach out to Chris Wickersham if you are interested.

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