**Note: booklet is from last year but can be used as a general guideline. Due to pandemic, we expect some changes & adjustments.**
We will still add players to our House League Program if there is room in your level. Email Sandy Anderson to Register
Please Note: Squirt, Pee Wee, Bantam & Midget Registrations require players' USAH Membership Number for 2020-21 Season. Register at https://membership.usahockey.com/
Mini-Mites & Mites: All players must register with AAU after August 15th at
https://play.aausports.org/joinaau/memberappdirectorpage.aspx The Jr. Dogs CLUB CODE is WYD8A8
Dear IDHL Players & Families –
First, we hope this letter finds you and your family in the best health and spirits as we continue a path forward battling the Covid-19 Pandemic. We understand families are under an enormous amount of pressure when it comes to their health, employment, scholastic requirements, and of course athletics.
On July 29th, Gov. J.B Pritzker made an announcement regarding youth sport guidelines that rattled the athletic community. These additional guidelines separated recreational sports by the level of “risk” identified and unfortunately, hockey was listed as a higher risk. So what does that mean? It does NOT prevent teams/players from participating in evaluations, practices and conditioning programs. However, it does temporarily exclude youth programs from participating in sanctioned games.
The announcement did not provide any clarity as to when these programs can resume game play. Like all hockey organizations, we are waiting for additional guidance from AAU, USA Hockey, and AHAI. This is a very fluid situation and we can tell you the information we receive is changing daily. Rest assured we are exploring every option available to us.
The IDHL has already secured a certain amount of ice time and procured new uniforms. Again, we want to stress that this does not prevent players/teams from practicing and conditioning, which are integral to the game of hockey.
As we move into the coming 2020/21 season we feel that it is important to address the possibility of Covid-19 impacting the season ahead. The Glacier Hockey staff and coaches are planning for an exciting season. As we have seen, Covid-19 has temporarily interrupted our game play scenario; however, it is imperative we recognize that the IDHL is committed to delivering services that improve the performance of our athletes.
As we continue to monitor the “Restore Illinois” policies and AAU, USA Hockey, and AHAI regulations, be assured any new developments will be communicated through our various social media platforms.
Hockey Director & General Manager
Glacier Ice Arena
Glacier GM & Hockey Director
Assistant Hockey Director
Assistant to the Directors | Hockey Communications
Assistant to the Sandy | Hockey Communications