Blackbirds Youth Hockey



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BLACKBIRDS YOUTH HOCKEY

Midwest Youth Hockey Association was formed in the fall of 2006 with the intention of providing children from Northwest Indiana the opportunity to learn, compete, and enjoy the game of ice hockey. The Blackbirds were founded on the principles of a strong commitment to skill development, promotion of sportsmanship and fair play, and an unmatched work ethic. When you join MYHA you are putting your child in a position to learn more than just the game of hockey. Dedication, discipline, and a strong desire to compete will be instilled in each of our aspiring athletes through a regimented curriculum focused on optimizing the performance of the individual, and above all, our teams.

Fees

All participants must register online with USA Hockey at www.usahockey.com for a fee of $45.00.


Levels

House Hockey

At the House level, the Midwest Blackbirds participate in the NorthWest Hockey League. The NWHL is a house hockey league with member teams from the greater Chicago area. Teams in the NWHL play a 8 game regular season schedule, followed by an end of season tournament. To maintain our commitment to player development, each house team receives one shared ice practice, one Skills Session per week, plus games! Players of all skill levels are welcome, as teams are divided equally after 2 evaluation dates.

2017 Fall House Teams

Silver Mite

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Head Coach: Greg Wasserman

  • Brady Alexander
  • Blaise Brazzale
  • Matthew Gerloff
  • Benjamin Hoekstra
  • Trevor Kaye
  • Emiliano Mendoza
  • Logan Nelson
  • Easton Raduenz
  • Liam Shalvis
  • Bauer Spike
  • Derek Carpenter-Wasserman
  • John Wilkins
  • Avery Willet
Gold Mite 1

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Head Coach: Mike Kissinger

  • Jason Dinatale
  • Rainer Hughes
  • Aleks Jajowka
  • Ethan Lopez
  • EIi Miller
  • Carson Payne
  • Tony Peterson
  • Nolan Planer
  • Sidney Tomasko
  • Kaden Witkowski


Gold Mite 2


Head Coach: Greg Wasserman

  • Alexander Bogner
  • Kane Cowger
  • Aleksander Djuric
  • Jonas Ewing
  • Aidan Herrera
  • Karson Katsilieris
  • Matt Leciejewski
  • Grady O'Shea
  • Tony Reid
  • Eil Sonichsen
  • Kane Tilley


Squirt 1

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Head Coach: James Hesch

  • P.J. Cusick
  • Ryan Dobrowolski
  • Dario Dostal
  • Joseph Jorgensen
  • Dexter Kiger
  • Cody Marzilli
  • Ben Michaels
  • Alex Montesinos
  • Kyle O'Rourke
  • Ethan Planer
  • Logan Pruim
  • Louie Rodawold
  • Dylan Rose
  • Ben Swacus
  • Micah Wells
  • Kyler Hixon (G)
  • Noah Yanuzzi (G)

Squirt 2

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Head Coach: Mark Geenen

  • Jacob Bishop
  • Sara Bult
  • Dylon France
  • Mike Geenen
  • Kenny Groen
  • Jackson Guzzo
  • Luke Hayden
  • Logan Hayes
  • Eve Hoehl
  • Max Jarvis
  • Myles Kiechle
  • Dean Malkowski
  • Matt Marx
  • Nicholas Staciwa
  • Owen Walden
  • Hunter Haymen (G)




    Peewee 1

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    Head Coach: Tom Trovato

    • Nick Aniol
    • AJ Bestusak
    • Lane Evans
    • David Fritz
    • Justin Gryzb
    • Stephen Jackson
    • JT Kosco
    • Matt Lively
    • Harrison Pawelko
    • Phillip Summers
    • Mark Tripenfeldas
    • Tony Trovato
    • Tyler Verbeek
    • Ethan Gaudry (G)
    • Alex Munoz (G)


    Bantam 1


    Head Coach: Tommy Mereklis

    • Dylan Barkauskas
    • Gwen Docter
    • Dominis Formella
    • Carter Gerstner
    • Joe Heuberger
    • Ethan Jones
    • Aidan Kemp
    • Bryce Keslin
    • Andrew Larson
    • Luke Lusk
    • Ruth Lusk
    • David O'Brien
    • Alex Skiff
    • Cole Tilley
    • Christian Van Zuidam
    • Parker Zager
    • AJ Bandstra (G)
      Peewee 2

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      Head Coach: Mike Lamott

      • Sam Badali
      • Jack Depner
      • Reece Finch
      • Austin Kessel
      • Connor Lamott
      • Addison Morey
      • Buck Morse
      • Leland Nelson
      • Connor Quinn
      • Teddy Schilling
      • Clayton Steffek
      • Liam Sternfeldt
      • Nicholas Sutter
      • Alexis Badali (G)




      Bantam 2


      Head Coach:  Jerry Unold

      • Nick Anderson
      • Evan Bogner
      • Ricky Bozek
      • Nathan Brody
      • Jacob Clark
      • Ryan Dragomer
      • Tyler Furtek
      • Matt Grabowski
      • Otto Hoehl
      • R.J. Mance
      • Joey Marx
      • Zack Pamedis
      • Alex Schons
      • Eli Sloan
      • Xander Stuckey
      • Devin Zamora
      • Kameron Zizic
      • Jacob Skertich (G)
      Peewee 3

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      Head Coach:  Mark Nelson

      • Kyle Cipowski
      • Nolan Dwyer
      • Jackson Giacolona
      • Alex Herrera
      • Benjamin Kaim
      • Jayden Kaufman
      • Drew Kosteba
      • Connor Marzilli
      • Collin Nelson
      • Kaleb Schmal
      • Ryan Sharp
      • Anthony Teodori
      • Cade Tilley
      • Evi Allerding (G)

        Travel Hockey

        Midwest Blackbirds Spring travel teams participate in the Southwest Spring League. SWSL is the premier Spring travel hockey league in Illinois. SWSL teams typically play a 6 game schedule, plus playoffs. In addition to weekly skills sessions and dryland training, travel teams practice 2 days per week. Blackbirds travel teams are selected on a try-out basis.


        Squirt A

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        Head Coach:  Bryan Kline

        Asst Coach: 

        • Caleb Chalmers
        • Charles Clark
        • Logan Dilley
        • Carson Gelatka
        • Jimmy Meekma
        • Hudson Morris
        • Reese Murphy
        • Jenna Nisevich
        • Larry OarIII
        • Ian Postma
        • Luca Rodrigue
        • Lorenzo Teodori
        • Louis Teodori
        • Hayden Kline (G)
        Squirt AA

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        Head Coach: Mike Kurczewski

        • Bradley Ames
        • Brogan Borst
        • Keelan DeVries
        • Logan Gnatt
        • Matthew Holtan
        • Alex Hodge
        • Dylan Kaye
        • Nick Kutka
        • Brayden Kurczewski
        • Tyler LaLonde
        • Chris Maranowicz
        • Ethan Miller
        • Jordan Stocky
        • Nathan Struzik
        • Luke Connolly (G)
        • Eli LaLonde (G)
        Peewee A

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        Head Coach: Tony Stumpf

        • William Austin
        • Gabrial Bush
        • Kaleb Freyman
        • Donovan Hicks
        • Troy Howell
        • Kai Kekelik
        • Alex Maranowicz
        • Julian Orozco
        • Alec Eggert
        • Quentin Pivoney
        • Christian Plemons
        • Brayden Salminen
        • Erik Shelton (G)
        • J.R. Sobecki
        • Max Sombong
        • Logan Stumpf

        PEEWEE AA

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        Head Coach: Zack Kane

        • Nick Badali
        • Ryan Bender
        • Ben Bunda
        • Joey Campagna
        • Noah Connolly
        • Luke Lalich
        • Garrett Eddy
        • Carter McCall
        • Jacob Mish
        • Kyle Pereira
        • Tyler Philipp
        • Ethan Rapacz
        • Josh Reaume
        • Zach Reaume
        • Charlie Smith
        • Toby Delaney (G)
        • Mitchell Philipp (G)

        Bantam A

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        Head Coaches:  Chris Ruzas

        Asst Coach: 

        • Ryan York (G)
        • Kyle Shipe
        • Owen Rycerz
        • Connor Philipp
        • Noah Pollachek
        • Adam Steepleton
        • Jack Stokes
        • Ryan Curtis
        • Connor Kennedy
        • Ryan Kries
        • Adyn Konchar
        • Aiden Klen
        • Brandon Wilczewski
        • Ben Kutka
        • Jayden Lazowski
        • Sam Ruzas

        Mite Travel

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        Head Coaches:  Brandon Spike

        Asst Coach: 

        • Jackson Alilovich
        • Benjamin Ames
        • Avram Brazzale
        • Max Eagan
        • Brogan Goetz
        • Chase Kaye
        • Benjamin Maranowicz
        • Santiago Mendoza
        • Cruz Michalski
        • Collin Miller
        • Eli Moon
        • Kaden Wolfe (G)



         





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