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Conditioning Camp and Travel Team Tryout Registration

Conditioning Camp

Monday, August 19:

  • 10U/12U 6:00-7:00 pm
  • 14U/Midget/HS 7:00-8:00 pm

Wednesday, August 21:

  • 10U/12U 6:00-7:00 pm
  • 14U/Midget/HS 7:00-8:00 pm

Cost: $50.00

Travel Team Tryouts

Monday, August 26th

14U: 7:00-7:50 pm

HS: 7:50-8:45 pm

Tuesday, August 27th

10U: 6:00-6:55 pm

12U: 6:55-7:50 pm

14U: 8:05-9:00 pm

HS: 9:00-10:00 pm

Thursday, August 29th

10U: 6:00-7:00 pm

12U: 7:00-8:00 pm

Cost: $30.00

Hello Hockey Players, Parents, and Fans,

Thank you for visiting the homepage of the Champaign-Urbana Chiefs. We offer hockey opportunities to players ages 5-18, with an emphasis on developing our members not only as hockey players, but as young men and women as well. Hockey is a sport that can provide life lessons and lifelong friends, and first and foremost should be enjoyable.

It doesn't matter if a player is participating in Minor Hawks, our House League, or one of our NIHL or CIHL travel teams, the goal for each player and each team as whole is the same: to get better and have fun. As Coaching Director, not only do I enter every season with these goals in mind, but every practice as well.

I hope you enjoy your visit to our website, and I'll see you at the rink!


Nick Fabbrini, Director of Coaching

President's Letter & Registration Update

Dear Hockey Families:

I hope you are looking forward to the start of the 2019-2020 season as much as I am! CUYHA had a great 2018-2019 season, with many new skaters trying hockey for the first time via Minor Hawks and fielding successful teams at all levels. CUYHA had multiple teams which won tournaments and competed at high levels and, of course, we had our undefeated, repeat champion Lincoln Land High School team. We even, for the first time in my tenure on the Board, fielded 2 travel teams at the Squirt and Pee Wee levels.

This year’s hockey season is just around the corner and soon your evenings of sweltering baseball, swimming, tennis and golf will be replaced with evenings at the rink. We are finalizing the conditioning, tryouts and fall schedule, but the preliminary dates are as follows:

● We will hold our conditioning camps (“mini-camps”) at the U of I Ice Arena the week of August 19th.

● Tryouts are tentatively scheduled for the following dates and times:

● Monday, August 26th : 7:00-7:50 (14U) and 7:50 - 8:45 (HS)

● Tuesday, August 27th : 6:00-6:55 (10U), 6:55 - 7:50 (12U), 8:05 - 9:00 (14U), 9:00 - 10:00 (HS)

● Thursday, August 29th: 6:00-7:00 (10U) and 7:00 - 8:00 (12U)

You may notice that AHAI has allowed us to hold tryouts earlier than September 1 this year to help the Labor Day holiday interfering with tryouts. I highly encourage all skaters to tryout for travel teams. We will hold a mandatory travel team meeting after Labor Day. The travel team schedules will likely be the same as in previous years with two scheduled practices per week with games on the weekends. I also plan to encourage coaches to schedule dryland training and film study as they deem appropriate.

One final note – Details about our House League and Minor Hawks programs will be announced soon. Registration for those programs will on or about September 1, with practices starting around October 1st at the U of I.

If you have questions or comments, please email me at the address below.


John Clausen

President, CUYHA


Board of Directors for the 2019-20 Season

John Clausen, President

Brian Sanderson, Vice President

Bob Schimmel, Treasurer

Lance Olson, Secretary

Jason Wolfe, Registrar

Lisa Thompson, Ice Scheduler

Stacey Daly, PR

Allison Slocum, Apparel

Andy McDaniel, NIHL Rep

Jen Davidson, Equipment

Tracy Malvestuto, Rules and Ethics Chair

Nick Fabbrini, Director of Coaching

For more, see the Announcements page

Upcoming events


AthletiCo - Official training partner of CUYHA

Jim Capel


If you or your business would like to sponsor youth hockey in the Champaign-Urbana area, please contact info@cuyha.orgfor more details.

Our home ice

U of I Ice Arena, Champaign

Our leagues

Northern Illinois Hockey League

Palmer Arena, Danville