Manager Tools for Sunday's Scheduling Meeting

The September 18 NIHL Scheduling Meeting will take place in two sessions. Find out in which session your team will schedule, and where your division's table will be located. This event takes place at the Westin Lombard 70 Yorktown Center Lombard IL 60148 on Sunday morning. Click on continue for scheduling instructions, home ice slot worksheet and the meeting room table maps.

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Team Manager Instructions

Get to know how to use our new website and learn how to register as the manager for your team, login, and schedule and score games.

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Key NIHL Dates Coming Up

The kickoff of the new season is a very busy and hectic time for the league, the clubs and the players' families. Here are some key dates that are coming up quickly. By keeping these dates in our calendars it will help us all plan our August and September. Click on the NIHL Calendar tab to see all the entries.

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Team Managers - the Straw That Stirs the Drink

That are lots of ingredients for a hockey team to have a successful season. One critical piece of the equation is the Team Manager. These managers do a lot of work behind the scenes and this lets the coaches, players and parents focus their attention on practices and games. On Sunday, September 18 NIHL Team Managers will gather to set their 2022-2023 game schedules. We hope you all appreciate their work as much as we do.

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New Look Website for the Northern Illinois Hockey League

After serving us well for 12 years, the old NIHL website has been retired and this new one has launched. Many functions will be very familiar, but there are many new features that will make the info you are looking for easier to get your eyes on. Browse around the site, and especially on the pages of your favorite club or team to see how it looks and feels.

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2022-23 Marks Record Number of NIHL Organizations

In the 53 year history of the Northern Illinois Hockey League there have never been this many organizations in the league! We will have over 50 Member Organizations and Playing Privileges Organizations this season.

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Get Your Team on the NIHL Game of the Week

Would your team and your opponent like to be the NIHL Game of the Week with live play-by-play from professional announcers? The games being broadcast must be at Chicago area rinks; but anyone, anywhere, with an internet connection can watch the game LIVE. There is a small charge to do the game and the teams will recieve a link so the players' families can download the broadcast to watch anytime they like. Team managers can also contact Eric at

Premier Select Champions 2022

Congratulations to all of the 2022 Premier Select, NIHL Blackhawks Tournament Champions.

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Academic Excellence - Win Every Shift

School is just starting for all our NIHL players. Did you know that the league celebrates their accomplishments in the classroom? The league offers the Academic Excellence Award to our outstanding NIHL scholars in grade school, middle school and high school. It may be happening soon, or it may still be very far off, but we know that colleges like to see that student athletes like yours excell on the ice and in the classroom. In fact, the NIHL Academic Excellence Award demonstrates that a student is organized, responsible, intelligent and knows how to manage time.