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Registration Open for Glenview Stars Spring Hockey

03/07/2018, 8:30pm CST
By Glenview Stars Staff

Registration is now open for the Glenview Stars Spring Hockey Program. The Stars have been hard at work designing a challenging spring program with a dynamic mix of skills sessions, team practices, games and tournaments. Register today!

Midget tryout dates and times have changed due to high school playoffs and may be adjusted further if necessary. Please contact Glenview Stars Hockey Director Sylvain Turcotte at with any questions.

Program Description:

  • AA teams: Weekly skills sessions, practices, 3 on 3 and two tournaments
  • A1, A2 and B teams: Four skills sessions, eight practices, eight games and one tournament
  • The Bantam AA and A1 teams will also participate in the Krolak Cup (extra fee)


  • The Stars 2018 Spring Program will include four elements: Skills, Practice, League and Tournament. Fee: $695 for skaters & FREE for goaltenders

The Skills Sessions

  • The sessions will be run by Justin Nelson (Nelly's Powerskating) and/or Rob Messner. During these sessions Coach Nelly and/or Coach Rob and their staff will identify skills gaps, then work to develop and hone those skills so that players can master and execute them in a game situation.

The Practice Sessions

  • The sessions will be run by the team coaches. They will be high tempo and will focus on “Training-to-game transfers,” the ability to develop technical and tactical individual skills progressions and apply them directly into game situations.

3 on 3

  • The AA teams will focus on “read & react”, touches, repetition, anticipation and battles while playing small area 3 on 3 games.

The League Play

  • It is important for developing youth hockey players to receive a progress assessment. League play in the North Shore Youth Hockey League (NSYHL) provides that opportunity. Teams will be placed in one of four different levels to best match and challenge each player.

The Tournament

  • The tournament gives us the opportunity to assess the players’ development in a condensed and more competitive format.
    • All AA teams: 5/4-5/6 - Chicago Shootout (formerly NAPS-Midwest)
    • All AA, A1, A2 and B: 5/15-5/20 - Glacier Invitational
    • Bantam AA and A1 teams: 4/11-4/15 - Krolak Cup

The Tryouts (All tryouts will be held at Mount Prospect)

  • AA Tryouts:
    • Squirt AA team: Monday 3/12 at 5:10 pm & Tuesday 3/13 at 4:25 pm
    • Peewee AA team: Monday 3/12 at 6:20 pm & Tuesday 3/13 at 5:35 pm
    • Bantam AA team: Monday 3/5 at 6:35 pm & Tuesday 3/6 at 5:05 pm
  • All players not trying out or not selected for a AA team must report to the following age-appropriate combined tryout:
    • Squirts: Wednesday 3/14 at 5:25 pm & Thursday 3/15 at 5:25 pm
    • PeeWees: Wednesday 3/14 at 6:35 pm & Thursday 3/15 at 6:35 pm
    • Bantams Wednesday 3/7 at 5:20 pm & Thursday 3/8 at 6:35 pm
    • Midgets Wednesday 3/21 7:35 pm & Thursday 3/22 7:40 pm at Glenview *** NEW DATES AND TIMES and are subject to change due to high school playoffs

Checking Clinics for New Bantams

  • There are free MANDATORY checking clinics for all players born in 2005 trying out for the spring program. Players must to attend at least two of the following:
    • Saturday 3/3 at 7:30-8:30 am at MP *** NEW DATE AND TIME
    • Sunday 3/4 at 9:20-10:30 am at MP *** NEW DATE AND TIME 

The Girls Program

  • U8 Weekly Skates
    • Offered through the Glenview Jr Stars. Girls under eight will skate together once a week to grow their skills while having fun with other like-minded players.
  • U10 (NSYHL)
    • Eight weeks minimum: two touches per week, high tempo skills/practice sessions
    • Teams will play eight league games against youth teams
  • U12, U14 & U16 Skills and Tournament Teams
    • Eight weeks minimum: two touches per week, high tempo skills/practice sessions and 3 on 3
    • Two tournaments
  • Tryouts (All at Mount Prospect):
    • U10 Tryout Saturday 3/17 at 7:25 am & Sunday 3/18 at 8:40 am
    • U12 Tryout Saturday 3/17 at 8:35 am & Sunday 3/18 at 7:30 am
    • U14 Tryout Saturday 3/17 at 8:50 am & Sunday 3/18 at 9:50 am
    • U16 Tryout Saturday 3/17 at 10:00 am & Sunday 3/18 at 11:00 am

The Goalie Program

  • Goaltenders playing spring with the Glenview Stars will have a weekly goalie clinic in addition to all other team activities. The clinic will be instructed by Dean Opper Goaltending.

Updated March 7, 2018

Glenview Stars Spring 2018 Coaching Lineup

Squirt 1 - AA Jim Philbin
Squirt 2 Stan Stiopkin
Squirt 3 Stan Stiopkin
Squirt 4 Jim Weides
PeeWee 1 - AA Tom Robaczewski
PeeWee 2 Alex Merkle
PeeWee 3 Ted Ward
PeeWee 4 TBD
Bantam 1 – AA Arik Lebda/Sylvain Turcotte
Bantam 2 Paul Kokuzian
Bantam 3 Norm Janis
Midgets John Harris
Girls U10 Rob Messner
Girls U12 Nick Lavalle
Girls U14 Nick Lavalle
Girls U16 Don Cichanski / Gina Guzzi

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