The Chiefs Hockey Club is a family oriented, not-for-profit organization with the primary goal of enriching the lives of member families through an outstanding youth, ice hockey program. The club is based in Elmhurst, IL, serves many surrounding suburbs and has home ice at The Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville, IL.
The club is a Tier 3, Single-A, House Travel club, offering balanced ice time programs for all participating players. The club caters to youth hockey players who have previously participated in “learn to skate” and “learn hockey” programs and have solid age-appropriate skating, stick handling, and hockey skills. Evaluations are hosted by the club each Fall and Spring. At the evaluations, coaches rate each player on a variety of skills and these confidential ratings are then used by the coaches to draft teams in the Fall and groups in the Spring, containing players of various skill levels.
The club offers its members a rich variety of family-oriented programs throughout the year. These include: Fall/Winter season (Northwest Hockey League), participation in at least two Fall/Winter season tournaments, Spring season (clinics specific to each skill level), Fall/Winter and Summer Goalie Clinics, Summer Skills Clinics, Mite and Squirt on-ice outings to Chicago Blackhawks games, outings to York High School hockey games, Fall/Winter season start party, Parent Pow Wow party, charity/giving back outings and much more!
The Chiefs maintains an all-girls team at the U10 level. This team competes in the Northern Illinois Hockey League and serves to give girls an opportunity to work together, be together and compete together. Additionally, the team helps contribute to their development, confidence, love for the sport and competitive development. Additionally, the club strives to give all girls a positive environment in which to develop and to become lifelong athletes.
Hockey professional Bruce Turpin serves as the club’s Director of Player and Coach Development. As the Club’s Director of Player and Coach Development, Coach Turpin will lead many club initiatives, such as: developing the Mite ADM coaching plans and leading practices, leading checking clinics during the Fall/Winter season, developing, managing and teaching a uniform and comprehensive hockey curriculum for teaching age-appropriate skills that align with the USA Hockey American Development Model, hosting a practice curriculum planning meeting with all Head Coaches, meeting with Club Coaches during the course of the season for ongoing training and development, participating in each season’s Knock off the Rust clinics and participating in each season’s player evaluations.
Coach Turpin's hockey background is extensive. He is currently Director and Varsity Head Coach of the York High School Hockey Team and Instructor at Hockey North America. Coach Turpin has also coached for the Chicago Mission AAA, Chicago Young Americans, Chicago Blues, Loyola Academy, Northbrook Bluehawks and Springfield Jr. Pics.
If you have other questions about the club, please contact one of our board members through the club e-mail links.
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