About Blackbirds Blackbirds Learn to Play Youth Hockey
All participants must register online with USA Hockey at www.usahockey.com for a fee of $45.00.
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Blackbirds House League
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.
Blackbirds Travel League
Midwest Blackbirds Spring travel teams participate in the NIHL League. NIHL is the premier Spring travel hockey league in Illinois. NIHL 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.
Great place to have kids learn to skate we have lessons for our twins, they have been great for the 5yr old twin girls.Deb P.