We are thrilled to announce that Team Illinois Hockey will be joining the Tier 1 Hockey Federation Central Conference for the upcoming 2023-24 season. With their home rink at the Seven Bridges Ice Arena, Team Illinois is set to bring their legacy of excellence and commitment to the highest level of competition.

Founded in 1982, Team Illinois has established itself as a powerhouse in the hockey world, both on and off the ice. Since its inception, the club has been synonymous with success, consistently setting the standard for excellence in player development. Countless players have benefited from the Club’s unwavering dedication to their growth, using their experience with Team Illinois to achieve success not only in hockey but also in their personal and professional lives.

Team Illinois’ impressive record speaks for itself. Their teams have captured an astounding 6 USA Hockey National Championships, with an additional 7 National Runner-Up finishes. On top of that, they have amassed approximately 100 State Championships over the years, a testament to their dominance in regional play.

At the core of Team Illinois’ success is their coaching staff, which is comprised of hockey professionals who are passionate about the development and advancement of their players. From former college players to former NHL players, their coaching staff boasts a wealth of experience and expertise, offering aspiring elite-level hockey players the best coaching available.

Several notable alumni have emerged from the ranks of Team Illinois, making their mark in the professional hockey world. Nick Lappin, who played for the New Jersey Devils, Tommy Wingels, who played for the San Jose Sharks, JT Compher, who plays for the Colorado Avalanche, and Jared Boll, who played for the Columbus Blue Jackets and Anaheim Ducks, are just a few examples of the talented individuals who have honed their skills with Team Illinois.

By joining the Tier 1 Hockey Federation Central Conference, Team Illinois Hockey is poised to take their game to even greater heights. This move presents an exciting opportunity for both the club and its players to showcase their skills against top-tier competition, further enhancing their development and raising the bar for success.

We extend a warm welcome to Team Illinois Hockey as they embark on this new chapter in their storied history. Their addition to the Tier 1 Hockey Federation Central Conference only strengthens the competition and adds another layer of excitement to the upcoming season.