Volume 7 Issue 9 | September 25 , 2019
By Ross Forman - Tommy Davis did the hard work and Matt Dahlke was in the right place at the right time.  Dahlke tapped home the rebound of a Davis shot to give the Illinois High School Showcase 18U team a thrilling 7-6 overtime win over Shattuck-St. Mary's 18U on Sunday, Sept. 22, in Minnesota - to end the team's perfect run in the annual North American PHL Showcase with a  4-0 record.

"Nothing compared to the goal scored (Sunday in overtime); that was a moment: an overtime game-winner," said Dahlke, a senior forward for Glenbrook North. "A defenseman tried to step up on Davis and he got around (the defenseman), and we went in 2-on-1."  Davis' shot went off the goalie's pads, "and I just had to tap it in," Dahlke said. "It really was a great play by Davis."  The Illinois team was dominant over the powerhouse Shattuck ... at least for the first half of the game, as Illinois led 5-0 during the scheduled ice-resurfacing break. READ FULL ARTICLE>>
The Wait is Nearly Over! AHAI's Photo of the Month Contest Returns in October!
AHAI's Photo of the Month Contest returns October 1st, and the prizes are better than ever ! Submit photos of your AHAI player's awesome hockey-themed Halloween costumes and jack-o'-lanterns, wicked slapshots, dekes, dangles and great saves...or of your kids just plain having fun playing hockey.

ALL photos will be posted on AHAI's Facebook and Instagram pages, but 5 lucky photos will be featured in AHAI's e-newsletter, SNAPSHOT and receive an awesome prize pack with a FloBros heavy duty canvas rink bag, a Stick Bandits popsocket, an AHAI winter hat to keep you warm at the rink and 2 tickets (game of your choice) to see the Rockford IceHogs in action! We will also toss in some swag from the Chicago Blackhawks and Howies Hockey Tape...WOW! Click HERE for complete contest details. We can't wait to see your pictures!
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Did you know that AHAI publishes 3 monthly newsletters in addition to our bi-monthly newsletter, SNAPSHOT? We also publish ADM Snapshot (for our 12 & under players), Girls Snapshot and IHSHL Snapshot to keep you up to date on all things Girls and High School hockey. Don't miss out on the latest news and information...click button below  to subscribe to any or all of our monthly newsletters, or text "AHAI" to 22828.
Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame Seeking Nominations for Class of 2019
Illinois hockey has a very long and rich hockey history, in large part due to the tireless dedication and commitment of individuals who have helped make sure every individual who has had a desire to participate in this great sport has had the opportunity to do so.  If you know of someone who you believe should be a candidate to enter the Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2019, you are encouraged to click  HERE  for Nomination Form; please submit all assisting documentation by October 1, 2019. 

The 2019 IHHF Induction Dinner will be held on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at the Belvedere Banquet Hall in Elk Grove Village beginning at 5:00 pm. Tickets are available by contacting Norm Spiegel at  847.269.2922  or  jacole@comcast.net.
Registration is ongoing for AHAI | USA Hockey Coaching Education Program Clinics and IHOA Officiating Seminars. Please click the buttons below for the 2019 CEP Clinic schedule and the 2019 IHOA Seminar schedule. 
Attention Officials: IHOA Adds Level 1, 2 & 3 Seminars on November 10th
IHOA is please to announced that they have added a Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 Officiating Seminar to Sunday, November 10th. The seminars will be held at Canlan Ice Sports in Romeoville, Illinois. Please visit the IHOA website for complete details.
Ross Forman's High School Season-Opening Top 25
New Trier Green is right where it left off last season: The Trevians are the season-opening No. 1-ranked team in the Illinois.  Green won the Illinois High School Hockey State Championship (Red Division) this past March and the Trevians cruised to the championship earlier this month in the annual Pre-Season Invitational in Glen Ellyn, hosted by Wheaton West. READ MORE & VIEW RANKINGS>>

1. New Trier Green
2. Glenbrook North
3. Saint Viator
4. Providence Catholic
5. Stevenson
6. Loyola Gold
7. Glenbrook South
8. York
9. Barrington
10. St. Ignatius

2019 College Night: Opportunities for Hockey After High School Seminar
AHAI is proud to present the 30th annual series of Seminars on the opportunities in ice hockey on Monday, September 30, 2019, at the Woodfield Hyatt in Schaumburg. We'll talk about Men's and Women's NCAA DI and DIII hockey, ACHA club hockey, Junior College, Prep Schools and Junior Programs. A wide array of topics will be discussed that will include: Making a College Hockey Team, Financial Aid, How to Pick the Right School for You, Making the Grade and much more! Additionally, there will be an Open House with more than 20 colleges and Junior teams present. Attendance is a must for all players (male and female) born in 2003 through 2006. Parents are invited and encouraged to attend. DETAILS & REGISTRATION>>
Ask AHAI: High School Participation Form
Question: Is the AHAI High School Participation Form still a required document?  - 
A High School Hockey Club President

Answer: No, the AHAI High School Participation Form has not been a required document for approximately six (6) years; it is provided to High School clubs only as a convenience. There is no requirement for a physician's approval to play, however, the Hold Harmless and the Consent to Treat forms are good for High School clubs, teams and/or organizations to have. The first protects the team/organization, and the second is best for the player should anything happen when the parent and/or guardian is not available.

Have a question? Click HERE to Ask AHAI.
BMO Harris Bank Youth Player/Coach/Volunteer of the Month
The Chicago Blackhawks and BMO Harris Bank are proud to honor members of the hockey community. Each month during the regular season we recognize the excellence of a youth hockey player, coach and volunteer, in addition to a Blackhawks player! Criteria is based on hockey accomplishments, volunteer activities in the nominee's community, demonstrated passion, dedication and spirit through commitment to community. In determining the Youth Hockey Player of the Month, the judges will also consider the nominee's academic accomplishments and involvement with his/her school. NOMINATE NOW>>
Registration Is Now Open for the Chicago Blackhawks ServICE Crew
The Chicago Blackhawks ServICE Crew is designed to encourage youth ages 8-18 to take an active role in their community by volunteering and giving back. Participants of the program will be encouraged to spend their free time doing community service projects of their choosing. Five individual participants will be selected each month to receive Blackhawks prizes! The 10 participants who volunteer the most hours by the end of the program will be invited to volunteer alongside a Chicago Blackhawks player! Click HERE for complete details and registration.
The Blackhawks Legends Cup
Ever imagined skating alongside Blackhawks legends? Scoring an overtime winner to capture the cup? Drawing up a game saving play with Denis Savard? Now is your chance!  On March 19-22, the Chicago Blackhawks will be hosting the second annual Blackhawks Legends Cup ! The Legends Cup is an opportunity for adult hockey players to compete alongside Blackhawks Alumni including Denis Savard, Chris Chelios, Eddie Olczyk, Jamal Mayers, Brian Campbell, Ben Eager, Scott Foster and many more! DETAILS & REGISTRATION>>
Blackhawks Youth Hockey Intermission Skates & JuniorHawks Pregame Scrimmages
The Chicago Blackhawks have opened registration for the Youth Hockey Intermission Skates and JuniorHawks Pregame Scrimmages during the first half of the 2019-20 season. Click on the buttons below for complete details and registration.
"Game of Throws" Cornhole Tournament to benefit Inner-City Education (ICE) Program
Inner-City Education Program, an awesome nonprofit that provides low-income kids access to quality educational opportunities and mentorship, through hockey is hosting a Cornhole Tournament on October 3rd . Tickets are $50 and include entry into the tournament, plus all food and drinks. And if you win, you can choose tickets to a Blackhawks game of your choice or $350 cash! Click HERE to purchase your tickets today!
Rockford IceHogs Youth Hockey Experiences
Ever wonder what it was like to skate on the Rockford IceHogs home ice in front of a packed BMO Harris Bank Center? Now is your chance, bring out your youth hockey team for a number of interactive experiences with us at the IceHogs! Our experiences include: Dream Team Skate, Pre-Game Skate, Intermission Skate, or high five the players as a Tunnel Team. For more information about these activities - click here . For questions or additional information you can also contact Seth Coffey at 815-847-6385 or coffeys@icehogs.com .
Nine years ago the Chicago Blackhawks, the Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois, Athletico Physical Therapy and Dr. Elizabeth Pieroth created the "A Step aHead" program. The program had two stated goals: (1) provide free baseline neurocognitive testing for AHAI players and (2) to be a resource for education on concussions to the youth hockey community. However, we also understood that there are other important topics relevant to youth athletes. For this reason, two years ago we expanded the program to address a multitude of health and safety issues. We call this new program, "A Step aHead presents the Next Step."
We want to understand the needs of the youth hockey community.  We ask that you take just a moment to complete this brief survey. The results are entirely anonymous. We will publish the results in an upcoming AHAI newsletter. Thank you for your time and your interest in youth hockey safety!