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About Travel Hockey

The Stars Travel Hockey Program is designed for players who want to make a serious commitment to the game of hockey. In turn, the Stars are seriously committed to the quality of our program. With the finest coaching staff in the state, the Glenview Stars Hockey Association has been one of the most respected and successful travel hockey programs in North America.

The Glenview Stars offers the opportunities for a developing hockey player to play competitive travel hockey from September through March, followed by a spring league in April and May.


AHAI Rules Governing Game Limits

The Glenview Stars Hockey Association is a member of the Hockey Association of Illinois (AHAI), the governing body of Illinois amateur hockey under USA Hockey.

AHAI has announced a limit on the number of games (regular, practice and tournament) allowed to be played by each team. This is an effort to increase the ratio of practices to games in order to foster player development.

Note that these limits do not apply to end-of-season state and NIHL playoffs (Blackhawk Cup and Wolves Cup, respectively).

The limits are:

Mite and Girls U8 35 games maximum
Squirt and Girls U10 40 games maximum
PeeWee and Girls U12 45 games maximum
Bantam and Girls U14 50 games maximum
Midget Minor and Girls U16 60 games maximum
Midget Major and Girls U19 60 games maximum

Team Skill Development

During the course of a season, you can expect to have 40 or more practices, 24 league games, weekly skills clinics and the opportunity to go with your team to hockey tournaments both locally and out-of-state. All tournament participation is decided on a team-by-team basis, voted on by each team's parents.

League Play

We field teams in the Northern Illinois Hockey League (NIHL) at the Bronze, Silver, Gold and Gold Elite levels.

Tryouts

Players are selected for AA and A level teams during tryouts by team coaches.

Age-Appropriate Play

Youth hockey is organized by the birth year of the participant into levels. For the 2012-2013 season, these levels are:

Level Age
Squirt Players born in 2007 and 2008
PeeWee Players born in 2005 and 2006
Bantam Players born in 2003 and 2004

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