skip navigation


Lil Wolves

Lil Wolves Summer Skills






NWHSL Tournament Divisions

2024 NWHSL Tournament Divisions

  • 4 teams – each team will play each other and the top 2 will advance to finals
  • 5 teams – each team will play each other and the top 2 will advance to finals
  • 6 teams – top 2 advance to finals
  • 8 teams – split into 2 divisions based on standings - even 4 (2,4,6,8) and odd 4 (1,3,5,7).  Teams play each in their group. Top 2 in each group teams advance to semi-finalswith #1 playing #2 from other group and winners advance to finals.


Spring 2024 Scheduling

Spring 2024 Scheduling





2024-25 Age Classification Chart





2023-24 Tournament Schedule - Games loaded to web site

All NWHL Tournament games have been loaded to the website.

Please ensure all game scores are uploaded immediately after games are completed.  It does not matter if you are home or away, you can upload the score.

Each team is to supply a volunteer to the score box for clock/scoresheet.

Tournament rules and procedures are posted below.



Spring Age Clasifications

The Spring 2024 season follows the 2024-25 age classification chart below



Please get game scores entered ASAP.

We are unable to complete tournament game assignments until all scores are in.




NWHL 2024 Tournament

Below is information regarding the structure an rules for the NWHL 2024 year end tournament.

Tournament games will be taking place across 3 weekends: FEB 24-25, MAR 2-3, AND MAR 9.  Finals are spread over the weekend of MAR 9-10 at Franklin Park and Bensenville. 

The tournament game schedule will be posted after the season completes Feb 18 and re-tiering is complete.  Upon completion and all scores are available we will use the pre-tier and post tier results to once again re-tier and assign tems to the tournament divisions.

SCHEDULE ERROR - May 30 update

May 30 update

SQ1 - 6/1 Fox Valley games moved back 10 minutes

Fox Valley Ice Arena 1-Jun SAT SOUTH 10:20 AM SQ1 RiverDogs 4 Panthers 3
Fox Valley Ice Arena 1-Jun SAT SOUTH 11:30 AM SQ1 Fury 1 Riverdogs 2


These updates have been made to the schedule -

2 games were listed as PM rather than AM.

1 game showed SUN instead of SAT -PW3

2 games for PW2 were added (PW2)


ARCTIC ICE 1-Jun SAT CHAMPIONSHIP 10:10 AM PW3 Ice Bears 2 Mohawks


Darien Sportsplex

5-Jun WED   6:00 PM PW2 Hoffman 2 Panthers 1
Darien Sportsplex 5-Jun WED   7:10 PM PW2 Riverdogs 1 Cyclones 1


8-Jun SAT WEST 9:10 AM SQ2 Panthers 2 Homewood1


8-Jun SAT WEST 11:30 AM PW3 YellowJackets 1 Ice Bears 1

NWHL Game Playing Times

Each team is allowed 1 time out

Period Length


  • 11 minute periods
  • 1 1/2 minute minor penalties
  • 8 minute misconduct

Bantam - Midgets

  • 13 minute periods
  • 2 minute minor penalties
  • 10 minute misconduct


Coaches & Managers Responsibilities on Major Penalties

Please remember that the scoresheet for any game that there is a Major or Match Penalty needs to be sent to Rebecca Schulz <>, and Jack Wood <>.

This needs to be done IMMEDIATELY after the game.





NWHSL Chamionships - Sunday 6/11

NWHSL Championship Games 2023

NWHSL Championship Games 2023

2023-24 Post Tier Schedule Posted

2023-24 Post Tier schedule has been posted with all changes through this morning.

All changes going forward will require a game change form with fee.



Tim Monroe

The NWHL Loses One of Its Own.

It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that I wish to share the news of Tim Monroe passing away today, 6/27.

For the past two decades Tim was a big part of NWHL until he retired prior to this past season from Franklin Park.  Tim was integral to NWHL and Girls youth hockey at both the Sabres and Panther clubs.  The respect that Tim garnered came from how he treated others.  From the youngest to the oldest Tim was sure to listen and provide guidance. 

We will miss you Tim.

Obituary -

Wake will be Thursday, July 6 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm at
Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home in Franklin Park. There will also be a firefighter ceremony at the wake around 5:30pm
Funeral home address:
9568 Belmont Ave
Franklin Park, IL 60131

The family requests hockey people wear a hockey jersey if they wish to do so








Spring Tournament Schedule

Below is the NWHSL Spring Tournament Schedule.

The divisions are based upon the standings from the spring season.  The final standings are also posted below.

Divisions are made up of 4,5, or 6 teams.  Those with 4 or 6 teams will be playing 3 games with the top 2 teams moving to the championship game on 6/11.  Those with 5 teams will be playing 4 games with the top 2 teams moving to the championship game on 6/11.






2023 NWHL Tournament Video Order Forms

2023 NWHL Tournament Video Order Forms

Below is an order form for videos of Championship games.

The NWHL has been fortunate to have Blackhawks cameraman Gerard Grabowski and his partners providing video of NWHL Championship games over the past 15+ years.


NWHL 2023 Tournament Championship Games

Below are the results from our championship games this past weekend.

NWHL 2023 Tournament Championship Games -  Final

NWHL 2023 Tournament Championship Games - Final

2022-23 Regular Season Banners

2022-23 Regular Season Banners

Game Scores

Please be sure to get game scores entered ASAP

This is extremely important for Saturday's games that will determine who is playing in Sundays Championship games. 

Thank you, and enjoy.

NWHL 2022-23 Tournament

The schedule has been entered into the

Please be sure to get game scores entered ASAP on completion of games.

Please contact your club rep with any issues.





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.



ALL players 17 years of age or older on or before December 31st MUST take SafeSport

In order to comply with federal law (S.534 - Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017) any player that will turn 17 on or before 12/31 needs to complete the 

The SafeSport Program is free and must be completed PRIOR to participating in any team activity (on or off ice).  NO player will be rostered until these requirements are met.




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 2022 Tournament Championship Videos

For those that participated in the 2022 NWHL Tournament Championship, videos are available from Grabowski Video.  Here is a link for a sample:

Below is an order form.

Facility COVID Rules

As a reminder, teams will abide by rules set in place by playing facilities.  If you have questions regarding those requirements it is best to contact the facility directly for their rules.

















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



Referee Shortage

We have been contacted by AHAI regarding a referee shortage.

We have contacted representatives for 3 games that we know do not have referees.

"We currently have 369 official’s incomplete…..meaning they have not completed their USA Hockey Requirements as of today and they cannot request and or work any games."

"Additionally, we have over 300 that quit and are not returning from last year."

"Any games with one official already assigned will go as scheduled. If you feel one official will not suffice needs to be cancelled, let us know asap."