We will have a board meeting and board elections on March 12, 2014 at the Tazewell County Justice Center from 6:30pm to 8:00pm (101 S. Capitol St. in Pekin). The positions up for election are Vice President, Treasurer, and 2 at large positions.
On April 9, 2014 at the Tazewell County Justice Center from 6:30pm to 8:00pm (101 S. Capitol St. in Pekin) we will have a board meeting to vote for the people elected for Vice President, Treasurer, and 2 at large positions.
On March 20, 2014 there will be a Hockey Registration Day for the 2014/2015 season at the arena from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.
On Thursday, March 27th, from 5:30 to 10:00 pm, Squirt Coach Ryan Otto and his wife Jen will be guest bartenders at Yesterday's Bar & Grill in Pekin. All tips Ryan and Jen receive will be donated to Pekin Amateur Hockey Association (PAHA). Please come out and support Ryan and his wife in their efforts to help support our youth hockey program in Pekin!!
Big thanks to Yesterday's Bar & Grill for allowing Ryan and his wife to be guest bartenders for a night!!
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PO Box 234
Pekin, IL 61554
Central Illinois Hockey League is a competitive hockey league based in Central Illinois. Competing in CIHL means no extensive traveling to play competitive hockey. Teams are based out of Bloomington, Decatur, Champaign, and Springfield. We will have multiple teams registered to compete in the Central Illinios Hockey League such as the Mites and Squirts!
All the tips Ryan receives will be donated to the Pekin Amateur Hockey Association (PAHA)
New Program for 2013-2014 Mite Season
For the last several years, USA Hockey has been promoting the American Development Model (ADM) which was created to best serve all youth hockey players’ development starting at the Mite level. The ADM program is structured to teach the sport of hockey in a fun, healthy way with a child’s long-term development as the primary consideration.
One of the key components of the ADM program for 8 and Under (8U) aged players (mite level) is the use of cross-ice games. The reasons for cross-ice at the 8U level are:
• Same number of strides to cover 85 feet for an 8U player as 200 feet for an adult player
• Younger players have more energy with which they can improve their skills when they are skating 85 feet across the ice surface as opposed to the full 200 feet length of ice surface
• Hockey is the only sport not utilizing a smaller playing surface for younger players
• More puck touches for each player due to smaller space
• Better develops puck handling skill & confidence
• Decision-making skills are enhanced, as more decisions must be made more frequently at a higher tempo
With the above in mind, USA Hockey issued a mandate that all 8U (mite level) hockey be played in a cross or half ice format beginning with the 2013-2014 season. Understanding that half ice games are an important part of 8U hockey but full ice games are still critical to development, AHAI (Amateur Hockey Association Illinois) in conjunction with USA Hockey has announced a new program for 2013-2014 Mite Season. The program differentiates between players at the 8U and at the 6 and Under (6U) age groups within the mite level.
Since AHAI governs youth hockey in Illinois, all clubs in the state must follow the 8U and 6U rules for mite youth hockey starting this fall:
1. All 6U players will only be allowed to play cross-ice/half-ice. There are no exceptions.
2. 6U teams will not be allowed to travel outside the state.
3. 8U players will not be able to play any full-ice games until December 1st. All games prior to this date will be cross-ice/half-ice with the exception of a tournament during Thanksgiving. There is a limit of 20 full ice games to be played between December and February.
4. AHAI and the various associations/leagues will continue to host cross-ice jamborees throughout the full-ice playing season with a minimum of two each year.
5. 8U will play a geographical based schedule, with no more than 20% of their games outside their geography.
6. 8U teams will only be allowed one out of state tournament each season.
7. No 8U will be allowed to play up at Squirt level, no exceptions.