SportsEngine Registration: Wilmette Tribe Hockey Club

2019 - 2020 Fall House


Welcome to 2019 - 2020 Fall House!

The Wilmette Tribe Hockey Club's House program is focused on fun, competitive, low-­stress team play. The program's goal is for young hockey players to develop a foundation of skills and love for the game so they play for a lifetime.  Hockey is a game of both skill AND passion.  Wilmette Tribe Hockey Club members come to the rink with energy and an edge that let's everyone know--they are a hockey player and they love the game!

Key Features of Wilmette Tribe House Program:

  • House League Director Joe Heaton
  • House League Coaching Education Session - featuring WHA coaches and our Coaching Director Tom Finks
  • The return of the popular Parent Hockey Educational Session
  • Saturday Skills Sessions for Devo and Junior Mites that develop skills, speed and hockey sense to help players take their game to the next level
  • Saturday Group Skills Sessions for Senior Mites which gets players sharp and ready for the big game. This group session will be organized around player skill levels and teams.
  • Sunday Games: Devo/ Jr Mites have games on the Studio Ice and Snr Mites have a mix of Cross Ice and Full Ice games on the NHL ice.  Benefits of Cross Ice Games include: 
    • More cross ice and small space games means more ice time and puck touches
    • More ice time and puck touches means more battles, more chances and more fun
    • Be ready and fully prepared for full ice game events where players can show their stuff
  • Optional Friday Night Skills - high energy, high repetition, super fun skill challenges and contests. This program provides an additional hour of skills based instruction every 2 weeks during the season.  (Open to Jr and Sr Mites Only). 

Program Level and Age Groups

We offer 3 programs in the House league targeted to players that are aged 4-8 (birth year 2011 and younger). 

Developmental (Devo) Mites  - For younger skaters new to team hockey. Typically ages 4-6. This is a great program to graduate to after the Park District Programs such as Learn To Skate programs or Intro To Team Hockey. However, any child with basic skating skills will feel comfortable in the Tribe's program. Games are played on the studio ice.

Junior - For younger mites with previous team hockey experience or an appropriate level of team hockey skill. Typically ages 5-6. Older mites without previous team experience may play at this level. Games are played on the studio ice.

Senior - Ideal for skaters with previous team hockey experience or an appropriate skill level.  This league is full of fast paced cross ice hockey games and some full ice games. This program is geared toward 2011 and 2012 birth years. 2013 birth year players may be considered if coaches approve during evaluations. Only open to a handful of 2013 players where placement is appropriate. 

Players may be moved up or down levels based on evaluations.

If your player is birth year 2010 or older, they are part of Youth Hockey under USA Hockey. Please visit the Wilmette Braves Hockey Association for Squirts.

Note sure which program is right for your child?   No problem, they will be placed in the correct program based on ability during evaluations at the start of the season.  Or you can contact our coaching staff

For more experienced hockey players, our travel league are also available.

What do I need to register?

The registration process will allow you to complete contact information, sign up for participation and submit payment.  Prior to registering, please complete the following:

  1. Please review the House Program Overview.  It describes the age levels, programs, practice/game times and much more.
  2. Please have your AAU membership number available. If you do not have one yet, instructions will be provided on how to get one during the registration process.
  3. To complete registration through our secure site, please have your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or checking account information available. Following the completion of this registration, you will see a charge on your account from Wilmette Tribe Hockey.


Please direct any questions regarding this registration to:

Robert Schelp


Phone: (773) 984-1379