About Midwest Blackbirds Youth Hockey
All participants must register online with USA Hockey at www.usahockey.com for a fee of $45.00.
Official Medical Provider of the Midwest Blackbirds
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.
Midwest Blackbirds Fall travel teams participate in the Southwest Fall League. SWSL is the premier Fall 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.
Hockey training there is top notch, so good with the kids.