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Northwest Chargers Update

The Chargers Board of Directors, Hockey Directors, and Coaching Staff would like to thank all of you for your support and patience during this unprecedented time.  In light of the guidelines for youth sports released by the Governor earlier this week, we’d like to update you on the Chargers current position, and long-term goals.


Conditioning skates and tryouts are permissible under the Governor’s updated youth sports guidelines  and will proceed as originally planned.  Registration is required to participate, and we ask that all players register as soon as possible.

U15, U16, U18 Midgets – Registration fee $350

  • 4 Conditioning Skates to begin August 3
  • 2-4 Team Tryouts to begin August 15
  • 6 Team Practices before the Labor Day holiday (or additional tryout sessions as necessary)

Squirts, Pee Wees, Bantams – Registration fee $250

  • 9 Conditioning Skates to begin August 9
  • 2-4 Team tryouts to begin August 30

Mites – Registration fee $195

  • 9 Conditioning Skates to begin August 9
  •  3-4 Team tryouts to begin August 30


The Chargers organization is in full support of having hockey reclassified to a lower-risk sport.  We are working with our colleagues in other organizations and with our participating leagues to achieve this goal.  As we have done in previous years, we are NOT requiring payment for the season until AFTER tryouts when players are placed on a team.  By then we are hopeful that a plan to return to competitive play will reveal itself either in abbreviated form, or quite possibly with an extension into Spring.  As such, fee structures and on/off-ice programming will be adjusted accordingly to meet any revised Illinois State sports guidelines.

Please know that we are working tirelessly to bring this great sport of hockey safely back to all of us.  We are committed to keep you informed every step of the way.  Thank you for your trust and support.


See Uniform Requirements and Fitting Guidelines on the Tryout Page



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