Champaign-Urbana Youth Hockey Association (CUYHA)
Home of the Chiefs

Thanks for visiting the online home of the CUYHA Chiefs.  On this site, you will find general information about our youth hockey programs.  Please explore the site and click on the Contact Us link if you have additional questions.
CUYHA offers many ways for boys & girls to get into the great game of ice hockey:

Minor Hawks - A Chicago Blackhawks-sponsored program for kids ages 5-8 that introduces kids to skating, ice hockey equipment, and basic skills instruction.

House League - geared towards kids ages 5-12 (8U and 12U) who have some confidence skating, but still need skill development before playing competitive hockey.

Travel teams - Teams at all age levels that have regular practices (2-3/week) and who enjoy an enhanced team atmosphere.  Skaters test their skill development through game play against other youth hockey organizations in Illinois and surrounding regions.

Upcoming events

Board Meeting, Wednesday June 29th 7:00 PM
Champaign Fire Station #6, 3911 W Windsor Rd, Champaign

Travel Team Open House July 11th
U of I Ice Arena
Click HERE for full details

Registration for the 2016 Fighting Illini Hockey Summer Camps is open

Recent Announcements

  • 2016 - 2017 CUYHA coaching staff and travel Open House
    CUYHA is pleased to announce the Travel Coaches for the 2016/2017 season:

    Squirt AA (2006 - 2007) - Derek Lewis
    PeeWee AA (2004 - 2005) - John McKinn
    Bantam AA (2002 - 2003) - Drew Livingston
    Midget AA (1998 - 2001) - Nick Fabbrini
    Combined High School - Nick Fabbrini
    **Mites will have a travel option.  More information to come.

    We are also excited to announce that we will be holding a travel hockey open house on Monday, July 11 at the University of Illinois Ice Arena.  This will be an opportunity for you as parents to meet our coaches and for your players as to experience a CUYHA travel practice.  Full hockey gear is required to participate.

    It also gives us a chance to gauge interest in travel hockey for the fall so that we can make preparations with our coaches and our ice time.  

    Squirts - 6:30 - 7:15pm
    PW/Bantam - 7:15 - 8pm
    Midgets - 8:15 - 9:15pm

    For more details about our coaching staff and the travel open house go to:

    We will have more information about our Mite Travel program soon, and if there are enough players at any level to offer a second travel team, coaches for these teams will be announced near the time of tryouts. Please stay tuned for more details related to the Fall 2016 Tryouts.  

    Champaign Urbana Youth Hockey Association
    Posted Jun 23, 2016, 3:11 PM by Mark McLean
  • 2016 - 2017 CUYHA Board Members
    CUYHA is excited to announce the newest Board for the 2016/17 season:

    President - Heather Horn

    Vice President - Josh Gulley

    Secretary - Jennifer Livingston

    Public Relations - Mark McLean

    Registrar - Sara Bell

    Treasurer - John Clausen

    Apparel - Brad Peterson

    Fundraising Chairperson - John Doyle

    Ice Scheduler -  Ellen Zimmerman

    NIHL representative - Mike Jessup

    Director of Coaching - Nick Fabbrini

    Brian Prince - Equipment Manager

    Andy Pulkstenis - Assistant Equipment Manager

    Thank you to all those who are willing to volunteer and provide service to CUYHA as the organization does not run without volunteers!

    Posted Jun 21, 2016, 12:24 PM by Mark McLean
  • CUYHA Spring Midget Team
    Hello Hockey Parents,

    Unfortunately, I'm writing today with bad news.  We currently have 8 skaters and two goaltenders registered, and it is almost a certainty at this point that we will not reach our minimum number of skaters of 14.  While this is certainly disappointing, it does not discourage me from believing that we will have the numbers to not only field a Midget team this fall, but that we will have a competitive one. 

    There will be ice time opportunities available for Midget skaters here in Champaign starting in May through Illini Hockey, and I plan to spend time the remainder of this spring and summer looking for potential Midget players to help our organization. 

    Thank you for registering your skater with us this spring, and I will keep everyone posted on the status of our Midget program for the fall.  If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me anytime.


    Nick Fabbrini
    Head Coach - Illini Hockey
    Director of Coaching - Champaign - Urbana Youth Hockey Association
    Posted Apr 10, 2016, 8:52 PM by Mark McLean
  • CUYHA Spring Midget Team
    CUYHA will be forming a spring tournament team at the Midget level.  Click HERE for details and registration information.
    Posted Mar 22, 2016, 4:57 PM by Mark McLean
  • 2016 - 2017 CUYHA Midget Coach
    CUYHA is pleased to announce that Nick Fabbrini has accepted the position of Head Midget / HS coach for the 2016-2017 season. Coach Fabbrini brings nearly 10 years of coaching experience which includes spending the last four years as bench boss of the Fighting Illini men's hockey team. Welcome Coach Fabbrini!
    Posted Mar 22, 2016, 4:58 PM by Mark McLean
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