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2021/22 Fall Season Information

Key Dates

July 1 Registration Opens

July 27 Jersey Fitting Day at Jerry’s Hockey

July 31 Last Day to Register to be entered into drawing for free tryout fees

August 2 Midget Pre-Season Skates Begin

August 9 Pre-Season Skates Begin All Levels

August 15 Midget Tryouts

August 22 Mite Tryouts

August 29 Squirt, Pee Wee, Bantam Tryouts

August 29 Family Celebration on Nicholas Field

Sept 3-6 No Ice

Sept 3-12 Spirit Wear Sale

2021/22 Age Level Matrix

Level Birth Year
Mite 2013, 2014, 2015
Squirt 2011, 2012
Pee Wee 2009, 2010
Bantam 2007, 2008
Midget U15 2006
Midget U16 2005, 2006
Midget U18 2003, 2004

Attention 2003 and 2004 birth year players!  You will be required to take the free SafeSport Core Training or Refresher Course prior to participation for the 2021-22 season. 

USA Hockey Registration

Squirts, PeeWees, Bantams and Midgets:  Before you register for Chargers tryouts, you must complete your 2021/22 USA Hockey Registration.  Please follow these steps:

  • Apply for membership at the following link:
  • Select ICE PLAYERS & COACHES and follow the instructions
  • The fee is $61 per player
  • Use the USA Hockey Confirmation Number when you register online for tryouts with the Northwest Chargers

AAU Registration - MITES

The Chargers will register your player for the Amateur Athletic Union, as this is included in your tryout registration fee.  No action needed.

Want to reduce your fees?

For fee reduction oppotunities this season, please follow the link to the Fundraising page HERE

USA Hockey Rule Changes

Several USA Hockey rule changes will take effect this fall season in the areas of penalty time minutes, short-handed icing, tag up off-sides, etc.  For a full summary of changes please see this link:

USA Hockey Rule Changes 2021-2025


Travel Mites – Squirt – Pee Wee – Bantam - Midget


We warmly welcome you to the Northwest Chargers 39th Season. This webpage will guide you through the tryout season with important dates, processes and schedules to prepare your player for the Northwest Chargers 2021/22 Travel Hockey Season.  Additional information including tryout procedures and fee structures can be found in the Informational Packet below.

Registration & Pre-Season Conditioning Clinics

Tryout registration is open!  The fee for Mites is $195, Squirt-Bantams $250, and $350 for Midgets. This fee includes a series of pre-season conditioning skates to prepare the player for the tryout sessions (the Midget tryout fee also includes team practices prior to Sept 2). Tryout registration fees are a mandatory charge for all players and non-refundable regardless of number of sessions attended. Once players are placed on a fall roster, an additional team-specific registration will be required to set up fall payment plans.

Walk-ins will be accepted for the pre-season skates for $25 per session. Players must provide proof of USA Hockey insurance for the 2021/22 season. If the player decides to participate in tryouts, they must register on our website, and the walk-in fee will be refunded. Goaltenders please attend all sessions.

We ask that all players are registered by July 31, 2021. As an incentive to register early, any player registered by July 31st will be entered in a drawing to win FREE tryout fees (one winner per level – Mite, Squirt, Pee Wee, Bantam, Midget). Winners will be chosen on Sunday, August 29th and need not be present to win.

The Pre-Season Conditioning Skates & Tryout Schedule can be found HERE

2021/22 Coaching Slate

Contact information for our coaching staff can be found HERE

Hockey Director Chris Kaspar 312-925-4156
Director of Hockey Operations Pete Carcione 312-656-2973
Skills Director Wayne Brown 773-358-0260
Goalie Director Nick Lehr 612-709-4138
LTS/Future Chargers Director Mark Roy 630-441-3949
Mite CUHL 1-4 Peppi LaBoy, Other Staff TBD
Squirt Major CSDHL Mike Stevenson
Squirt Minor CSDHL Chris Kaspar
Squirt NIHL #1 Nick Bagby
Squirt NIHL #2 Mark Zehelein
Pee Wee Major CSDHL Tim Mueller
Pee Wee Minor CSDHL Greg Moskonas
Pee Wee CSDHL Prospects Jim Krappel
Pee Wee NIHL #1 John Tiano
Bantam Major CSDHL Tim Mueller
Bantam Minor CSDHL Pete Carcione
Bantam CSDHL Prospects Randy Sowizrol
Bantam NIHL #1 Jim Krappel
Bantam NIHL #2 John Godley
U15 CSDHL Greg Gombarczyk
U16 CSDHL Mike Perillo
U15/16 CSDHL Prospects Casey Linkenheld
U18 CSDHL Pete Carcione