Welcome Back!

On behalf of the Sabre Hockey Association’s Board of Directors, Hockey Committee, and Coaching Staff, I would like to welcome everyone back to the official beginning of the 2023-2024 youth hockey season.  

A new hockey season always brings a sense of excitement.  New coaches, new teammates, new friendships, and a new set of goals to work towards with our new teams.  We look forward to building on last season’s incredible success, continuing to providing a fun, competitive environment where players of all levels can develop as young athletes and grow their passion for greatest game on earth.

The Sabres will field teams across all levels of Tier 2 travel hockey so that every Sabre player can find the right fit for their developmental needs.  

  • The Central States Developmental Hockey League (CSDHL) showcases the highest level of Tier 2 competition, and we are very honored to have been awarded 11 representatives: *18U Midget Major, *16U Midget Minor, 15U Midget Minor, *14U Bantam Major, 14U Bantam Prospects, 12U Peewee Major, 11U Peewee Minor, 12U Peewee Prospects, 10U Squirt Major, 9U Squirt Minor, and 10U Squirt Prospects.
    *USA Hockey Nationally Eligible
  • We will also be placing both boys and girls teams of every age in the Northern Illinois Hockey League (NIHL): *19U Girls, *16U Girls, *14U Girls, 14U Silver, 14U Bronze, 12U Girls, 12U Silver, 12U Bronze, 10U Girls, 10U Silver, and 10U Bronze.
    *USA Hockey Nationally Eligible
  • Our Jr Sabre Mite teams will once again be participating in the Chicago United Hockey League (CUHL) where we will placing (4) Mite travel teams: D1, D2, and (2) D3 teams.
  • The Junior Sabres House League (JSHL) will continue to provide a place for all players to get the chance to be a part of a hockey team, no matter how new they are to the game.

We have an incredible lineup of committed coaches at every level ready lead our athletes with a positive team first culture that will help create the right atmosphere for both individual growth, and team success.  Our dedicated board of directors is very excited to make this yet another special season of Sabre hockey.

We encourage everyone to register as early as possible as this helps us plan for the upcoming season in the most efficient manner.  We look forward to seeing everyone around the rink soon.  Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions at all.  

Let’s Go, Sabres!

--Brandon Lewandowski  |  Hockey Director