Our Youth Travel program is designed for players who want to make a serious commitment to the game of hockey. These teams get more ice time and travel to other rinks to participate in appropriately balanced competition. We will field multiple travel teams at the Squirt, Pee Wee and Bantam levels, which compete in the Northern Illinois Hockey League (NIHL) and the Central States Development Hockey League (CSDHL). WHA also fields multiple Girls Only teams.
Our Youth Travel hockey program is for Squirts to Midgets. If you are looking for Mite Travel hockey, please following this link.
Conditioning clinics and tryouts beginning in mid- to late-August with team practices starting at the beginning of September. The season will run through the end of February.
Practices are held at Centennial Ice Rink in Wilmette or North Shore Ice Arena in Northbrook.
Home games are at Centennial and North Shore, with away games in surrounding communities, typically not more than 30-60 minutes away.
Each team will have two team practices per week and one skills sessions. Teams will also have an off-ice conditioning or classroom session each week.
Teams will play 30-40 games, including seeding rounds, regular season, playoffs, friendly games and tournaments. Teams will also compete in two or three tournaments during the regular season.
Youth Travel teams will participate in either NIHL or CSDHL. For the 2021/2022 season, we will field CSDHL teams at the following levels:
- Squirt Minor (2012)
- Squirt Major (2011)
- PeeWee Prospects (2009/2010)
- Bantam Minor (2008)
- Bantam Prospects (2007/2008)
- Midget Prospects (U15/U16)
All Youth Travel teams will wear the Wilmette Jr. Trevians game uniforms. For the 2021/2022 season, the club will provide home and away jerseys, pant shell covers, and game socks as part of the registration costs.
Fittings for jerseys will be conducted throughout July.
Goalies receive a $1,000 discount off skater fees for their age group.
Goalies in our Youth Travel program will participate in weekly goalie clinics along with all our other goalies on travel teams.
Goalies at the Squirt and above levels will also receive goalie instruction every other week as part of a team practice or game evaluation session.
Players that tryout and are rostered to a Central States birth year team or Prospects team will be charged an additional $1,000 fee after rostering.
Each team manager also maintains a team fund to cover tournament expenses for the team, coach and any other additional expenses the team manager/coach may anticipate. At the start of the season, each family will be asked for a deposit to get that account started. The amount varies by team, but is typically $200-$500.
2021-2022 Regular Season
Youth Travel Hockey Pricing:
Conditioning & Tryout Fee: $350
Squirt Skaters: $4,865
PeeWee Skaters: $5,072
Bantam Skaters: $5,227
Midget Skaters: $5,330
Goalies receive a $1,000 discount on skaters fees at each level.
Players rostered on a CSDHL or CS Prospects team will be charged an additional $1,000 fee within a week of rostering.
Payment plans are available with an additional cost. Exact structure is available at registration.
Squirt Travel Pre-Tryout Conditioning:
August 22 -- 9:20 - 10:20 am at NSIA
August 24 -- 6:40 - 7:40 pm at NSIA
August 26 -- 5:40 - 6:40 pm at NSIA
August 28 -- 8:10 - 9:10 am at NSIA
Squirt Minor CS (2012) Tryouts:
August 29 -- 12:50 - 1:50 pm at NSIA
Squirt Minor CS (2012)Callback:
August 31 -- 5:30 - 6:30 pm at NSIA
August 26 -- 8:00 - 9:00 pm at NSIA