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2014-15 Youth Hockey Programs

3v3 Hockey Tournament
The annual 3v3 Hockey Tournament is held during the summer months and involves participating teams ranging from Mite to High School level.


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Day Camps
With the help of Blackhawks alumni, the Blackhawks run day and evening clinics for youth hockey players at various rinks in Illinois. The free clinics are designed to reach out to fans in local rinks and provide an opportunity for kids of all ages to be taught by a Blackhawks legend.

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JuniorHawks
The Blackhawks give qualifying amateur hockey teams the opportunity to experience being a pro for the day. Teams get the opportunity to play a game at the United Center prior to attending a Blackhawks home game that night. Highlights from their game are played on the jumbotron for the fans to enjoy during the intermission.
  Intermission Skates
The Blackhawks have a limited number of games available for twelve (10 skaters, 2 goalies) Mite or Squirt players to participate in an intermission activity! Act fast- these special outings won't last long! Intermission skates require a 50 ticket minimum purchase.


Illinois State Hockey Championships
The Blackhawks Cup is the Illinois State Hockey Championships held at the United Center where the two high school varsity finalist battle for the title.
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Holiday Hockey Classic
The best high school hockey teams throughout the Midwest will compete in Chicago Blackhawks Charities' 20th annual Hockey Hockey Classic from Dec. 26-29 at The Edge in Bensenville! Tickets are available for this four-day tournament at The Edge, $5 for students and $7 for adults, with all proceeds benefiting Chicago Blackhawks Charities! Presented by Coca-Cola Zero and supported by Comcast SportsNet Chicago.

A Step Ahead Concussion Program
The A Step aHead program educates the Illinois youth hockey community on the importance of concussion management and being proactive with implementing baseline testing. A Step aHead offers free baseline concussion testing as well as educational programs for youth hockey players in the AHAI program.

StreetHawks
StreetHawks introduces hockey at the grassroots level to kids who may not otherwise have the opportunity to try hockey. By providing the necessary equipment to select program centers, the program offers a safe and structured environment for kids to play hockey.
Chicago Park District/Blackhawks Clinics
The Blackhawks and CPD put on free weekly clinics at various outdoor rink locations throughout the winter. At these clinics, players will learn the fundamentals and how to handle and shoot the puck.


MinorHawks Learn to Play
The MinorHawks Learn to Play program was launched in 2010 to allow hockey to be affordable and accessible to everyone. Through the combined efforts of the Blackhawks, AHAI and USA Hockey’s OneGoal Equipment Rental program, each MinorHawks player has low-cost access to rental gear and a Learn to Play session at selected rinks around Illinois.
BMO Harris Bank Youth Hockey Monthly Awards
During the hockey season, fans can submit their nominations for the BMO Harris Bank Youth Hockey Player, Coach and Volunteer of the Month.
Eddie Olczyk Award
The Eddie Olczyk Award (EOA) was created to support young hockey players and teams in Illinois who may not have the means to play at a competitive level. The EOA has awarded over $50,000 to youth hockey players in Illinois in two years of existence.
Brick Hockey Club
The Chicago Jr. Blackhawks Hockey Club is selected each year to represent Illinois and surrounding areas at the Brick Tournament.