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Thank you for your patience in helping us create a more up-to-date site for our league.

Tragedy within the Cyclones Organization

On Saturday, January 2nd, we learned of the tragic passing of a member of the cyclones hockey family, John Jaloway.  John is survived by his wife Jennifer and their 4 children, Ali, Rachael, Sammi and Joey.  Joey is a Cyclone and plays on the Squirt NIHL A-3 team.  It is important we are there to offer our support to the Jaloway family during this difficult time.  A GoFundMe account has been set up ( for donations to help the family financially.  They will also need our emotional support now and for years to come.  We express our sincerest and most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the Jaloway’s and we encourage all Cyclones to contribute in any way possible. 


Visitation will be on Thursday, January 7th from 3:00-9:00pm at Countryside Funeral Home & Crematory, 950 South Bartlett Road (at Stearns Rd.) in Bartlett.  Following visitation cremation will be private at the Countryside Crematory. In lieu of flowers donations to the GoFundMe account would be appreciated.  If there are any Cyclones players that will be attending the visitation, please have them wear their team jersey in support of Joey, and John’s love of hockey.

Period Length Reminders

Please remind the volunteer or employee running your game clocks about the following NWHL clock rules for league games. They are NOT to be altered for any reason.


Gold Mites, Squirts, Peewee, Bantam: 11 minute periods. 1:30 penalties

Midget period length increase proposal: All clubs have responded.  There was concern over the attempt to do this for the current season given the the ice schedules.  For this reason, the extended times will be allowed, but it is governed by the home team.  In other words, it is game to game and if the home team wants to have the extended periods and the visiting team accepts, the NWHL will endorse it.

If a game is played with extended periods then both teams must be cognizant of the game time versus the ice slot time.  If the game time becomes equal to the ice time then the game is to go to running time.

Midget period length options:

11 minutes with 1:30 penalties or 1.5/4/8


13 minutes with 2:00 penalties or 2/5/10



January 5, 2016


Regular Season Scheduling Meeting

7:00 PM Franklin Park Community Center

9560 Franklin Ave Franklin Park, IL 60131