Girls Showdown Tournament on Nov. 17-19, Girls 10U, 12U, 14U, 16/19U

We have partnered with the Michigan Girls Hockey League and Elite Amateur Sports to create a tournament for all of our league's NIHL Girls teams. There will be a Michigan Girls Showdown Tournament on November 17-19 in Muskegon. This is a wonderful opportunity for our Top Tier and Second Tier teams to go and play teams of a similar competitive level from the Michigan Girls Hockey League. This tournament will have upper and lower Girls 10U, Girls 12U, Girls 14U and Girls 16U/19U Divisions. An attractive fee has been arranged with the showcase organizers. Registration is already open. Click the link below for registration:

Girls Showdown Tournament Registration
Girls Showdown Tournament

Showcase Series for NIHL Midget 16U and 18U

We have partnered with Elite Amateur Sports to create a series of showcase opportunities for our league's NIHL Midget teams. They are designed to give our clubs an opportunity to play against Midget teams of a similar competitive level from outside the league. These showcases are an excellent way to grow your teams' schedules without playing your NIHL opponents too many times. An attractive fee has been arranged with the showcase organizers. Registration is already open for the first three events. Please use the link below. The fourth event is yet to be named but will take place Jan. 19-21 here in Chicago Illinois.

Midget 16U and 18U Showcase Series Registration
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Youth 16U, 18U and Girls Clubs/Teams Can Submit Playing Privileges Applications

The NIHL Executive Board is receiving and considering applications for Playing Privileges for the 2023-2024 season. Playing Privileges are for Non-Member organizations and must be renewed each year.

Application for Playing Privileges

Regular Season Scheduling Instructions

As the season transitions from the seeding round to the regular season, learn how to see your regular season schedule and find division contacts.

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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.


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.

View NIHL Calendar

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.

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.

2022 2023 clubs

IIHF Girls' Ice Hockey Weekend

October 8-9 is Girls Ice Hockey Weekend. NIHL thanks our member associations and the area rinks that are helping celebrate Girls Ice Hockey Weekend. It's efforts like these that build awareness, celebrate current players and keep growing Girls Hockey in our state and our league.

IIHF Girls Hockey Weekend

Premier Select Champions 2022

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

St Jude 2022 Squirt 10U Premier Select Champions

Academic Excellence - Win Every Shift

Did you know that the league celebrates players' accomplishments in the classroom?