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).
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 begin August 20th with team practices starting at the beginning of September. The season will run through the end of February / early March.
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 30-90 minutes away.
Each team will have three team practices per week. Teams will also have off-ice conditioning throughout the season.
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 example, in the 2022/2023 season, we will field CSDHL teams at the following levels:
- Squirt Minor (2013)
- Squirt Major (2012)
- PeeWee Prospects (2010/2011)
- Bantam Major (2008)
- Bantam Prospects (2008/2009)
- Midget Prospects (U15/U16)
All teams will wear the Wilmette Jr. Trevians game uniforms. New players will be provided a set of home/away jerseys. All registered players will be provided game shells, game socks, and a pair of practice socks at the start of the season. Players will wear their existing practice jersey. New players and returning players who need a new practice jersey can purchase one during the registration process.
Goalies receive a fair 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.
Each team manager 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 $300-$600.
2022-2023 Regular Season
Conditioning & Tryout Fee (Squirt, Pee Wee, Bantam): $325
Squirt Skaters: $4,950
PeeWee Skaters: $5,250
Bantam Skaters: $5,400
Goalies receive a $1,000 discount on skaters fees at each level.
Players rostered on a CSDHL Birth Year or Prospects team will be charged an additional $1,000 fee.
Conditioning & Tryout Fee (Midgets): $150
Midget Central States Skaters: $6,600
Payment plans for season fees are available with an additional cost. Season fees will be paid when you accept the team placement offer via the Crossbar system after team selections are made at the conclusion of tryouts. Season fees and payment plans can be found here.
You can find the conditioning and tryout schedules here.