Leafs Hockey Club offers programs for Fall/Winter, Spring and Summer. The Fall is the primary season. The Spring is designed to increase development, ease new players into the travel hockey program or transition players to the next age classification and still allow time for them to participate in other sports. Summer is when players make the greatest gains in terms of skill, speed and strength development
The LEAFS Hockey Club is pleased to offer a wide array of hockey development and team play program options for both new and more experienced players of all age levels.
House Hockey Program
The LEAFS are fielding NWHL teams at the Mite and Squirt level. NWHL is an equal playing time and balanced talent level league, which helps ensure player development. A pre-season tiering round keeps teams competitive and playing like talent from other Clubs. These teams will play other NWHL teams across the Chicago-land area, and will participate in tournaments at the B- Level.
The LEAFS are fielding NIHL teams at the Mite through Midget level. NIHL uses a metallic level to determine what level the teams will play at, along with a pre-season tiering round—these help ensure a competitive season. These teams will play other NIHL teams across Illinois, and will participate in tournament at AA-B levels depending on the team record.
Central States (CSDHL):
The LEAFS are fielding CSDHL teams at the Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget Major and Midget Minor levels. CSDHL is an elite travel league that will play other CSDHL teams across the mid-west, and will participate in tournament at AAA-AA levels depending on their competiveness and team record.
Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois, Inc (AHAI) controls the policy on game limits. It is based on the USA hockey age divisions. Game limits include all league, tournament and practice games. All tournaments count as 3 games toward the teams game limit. Playoff games do not count toward game limits.
Mites = 35 games
Squirts = 40 games
Pee Wee =45 games
Bantam = 50 games
Midget = 60 games