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NWHL Annual Planning Meeting

The NWHL Planning meeting is set for Wednesday July 18, 7pm, at the Oak Park Ridgleland Common (Ice rink/pool complex)

If you have items that you would like to see discussed send send them into Wendy Busse bo later than Tuesday July 17.

Current list of items:

  • continued split of mites & review of mite survey
  • Balanced Ice Time - review of last years efforts and how to proceed next season
  • Acceptance of 2017-18 Calendar
  • Patches or Helmet Stickers - do we ditch the jersey patches in favor of helmet stickers?


Humboldt Broncos

The NWHL family wish to pass on their condolences to the Humboldt Broncos family.

Take a moment and say a prayer for the families and friends of the Humboldt Broncos Hockey team and the community of Humboldt, SK.







Balanced Ice Time - We Have a Right to Play

The NWHL is working on an awareness program for our "Balanced Ice Time" (BIT) policy.  Over the years the NWHL's efforts have been concentrated on educating our member clubs and coaches on our BIT policy.  This year we are working towards a greater awareness of our league policy by reaching out to the parents, and the hockey community at large. 

We are undertaking this effort is to help instill in each player that in the NWHL they have a right to play and have equitable game playing time.

Below is a letter that we will be asking our member clubs to distribute to all families registered in NWHL.

Weather Conditions

In the event of a significant weather event it is up to the teams involved to use their best judgment as to whether it is necessary to reschedule a game.

The NWHL will not asses a fine for games rescheduled due to weather. All reshedule games must go through the NWHL Game Change process.  Failure to do so WILL result in a fine.

ALL games will need to be made up.  Failure to complete all games may result in the team(s) being suspended from play for the NWHL Tournament. 

Remember we do live in Chicago, and winter will last throughout the season.  Cancelling a game is betting that the weather will not be as bad next time around.  Ice availability is scarce; DO NOT cancel a game if you do not have the ability to make it up.  You may be cancelling a Sunday morning game that has bad weather and light traffic only to have to play a Tuesday night game and traffic is at a stand still AND the weather stinks.

In the event that a game is cancelled the home team should also be sure to contact the referees, or referee scheduler to notify them.  Also notify your NWHL Rep regarding the cancellation and re-scheduling.

NWHL Managers & Coaches

All managers and coaches that were provided to NWHL by your club have been linked so that they can update scores for their games.

NOTE: For an email to be linked they MUST request to be a member of when you join or login to SportNgin.

We will be sending out lists to the clubs for those that we were not able to link the given email to the teams.


All Managers identified by their club and that have a valid Sportsengine account as a member of have the ability to enter their scores.

If you are unable to load your score please send your score to Rebecca at The following information is needed to post scores.

Level (Bantam, Midget, Peewee, Squirt, gold Mite)


Home Team (name and #/color) score

Away Team (name and #/color) score

Date and time of game



Midget and Bantam Period and Penalty Length


Midget and Bantam Periods are now 13:00 minutes in length

Minor Penalties are 2:00

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