2016 - 2017 CUYHA coaching staff and travel Open House

posted Jun 23, 2016, 3:11 PM by Chiefs PR

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

2016 - 2017 CUYHA Board Members

posted Jun 21, 2016, 12:24 PM by Chiefs PR

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!

CUYHA Spring Midget Team

posted Apr 10, 2016, 8:52 PM by Chiefs PR

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

CUYHA Spring Midget Team

posted Mar 22, 2016, 4:57 PM by Chiefs PR

CUYHA will be forming a spring tournament team at the Midget level.  Click HERE for details and registration information.

2016 - 2017 CUYHA Midget Coach

posted Mar 22, 2016, 4:40 PM by Chiefs PR   [ updated Mar 22, 2016, 4:58 PM ]

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!

Spring Skills Clinics

posted Mar 10, 2016, 6:39 AM by Chiefs PR

Registration is now open for CUYHA's spring skills clinics, go to for more details

Picture order form

posted Nov 3, 2014, 6:55 PM by Chiefs PR

The order from for pictures can be downloaded from the link below.  Copies will be available at the rink as well.

49th Annual Chiefs Classic

posted Sep 29, 2014, 7:37 AM by Chiefs PR

Announcing the 49th Annual Chiefs Classic, Jan 16th - 18th, 2015.  Go to for more details!

Commitment to 12U house league

posted Sep 3, 2014, 11:37 AM by Chiefs PR

In light of the registration numbers at tryouts and the interest expressed to us by multiple families, the CUYHA board has decided to commit to offering a 12U house league for the 2014-2015 season.  We will offer this program even if we do not reach the 25 skater minimum we had previously required.  We hope this helps some families in their decision making process.

Minorhawks, 8U and 12 U registration now open

posted Sep 1, 2014, 5:19 AM by Chiefs PR

Registration for Minor Hawks, 8U house league, and 12U house league is now open.  Click here to register today.  

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