The Chicago Phantoms AAA Hockey Club is set to elevate Illinois’ youth hockey scene as it announces its membership in the prestigious Tier 1 Hockey Federation for the upcoming 2024-25 season. Headquartered at the Seven Bridges Ice Arena, the club offers top-notch facilities including two ice sheets, a performance training center, and on-site amenities for families and fans.

Sanctioned by USA Hockey and AHAI, the Chicago Phantoms AAA teams will compete within the esteemed Tier 1 Hockey Federation, solidifying their status as a premier youth hockey organization in the state.

With strong affiliations including being the official Tier 1 youth affiliate of the USHL’s Youngstown Phantoms and connections with several Black Bear Sports Group Junior Hockey clubs nationwide, the club provides extensive opportunities for player development and advancement.

The Chicago Phantoms AAA Hockey Club is committed to excellence both on and off the ice, aiming to cultivate the next generation of hockey stars while fostering a culture of sportsmanship, teamwork, and dedication. For more information, visit

About Tier 1 Hockey Federation
The Tier 1 Hockey Federation is a USA Hockey Sanctioned Tier-I Youth Hockey League that offers a highly competitive environment for Tier 1 and elite clubs nationwide, with an unbalanced schedule that ensures top-level play. The THF is managed by a team of dedicated professionals with over 290 AAA teams, ranging from 9U-18U age levels.

One of the key advantages of the THF is its ability to bring together clubs from multiple leagues and states, providing a unique opportunity for young players to compete against the best in the country. But what truly sets the THF apart is the fact that it’s the only organization whose members operate franchises in the top junior hockey leagues in the US for NCAA Division I commitments, including the USHL, NAHL, NCDC, and the top two junior hockey leagues for NCAA Division III commitments, the USPHL Premier Division and the Eastern Hockey League. This unique structure ensures that THF players have access to a wide variety of opportunities to further their hockey careers at the college level and beyond.