Throughout North America, Team Illinois is the most respected Tier I, AAA Hockey Organization in Illinois. Team Illinois participates in the finest, most competitive AAA league in the United States as well as the most prestigious tournaments in North America. Come watch the hardest working young men in Illinois compete against North America's top teams.
"I have had the good fortune to be involved with Team Illinois as a player on the 1st ever TI team; as a coach for 10 years and as a Certified National Hockey League Players' Association Player Agent who watches the TI teams from the stands.
Team Illinois is and has been one of the top AAA youth organizations in North America. For over two decades, TI has consistently provided young men and women with an opportunity to participate in and improve at the greatest game in the world - hockey. TI has always prided itself on producing not just great hockey players, but exceptional human beings.
I have been lucky enough to work with a few Team Illinois alums as their agent, and I know that they have had the best coaching and development in the U.S. TI is a great breeding ground for future college and professional players. When the topic arises, I am proud to tell members of the NHL fraternity that I am part of the family which founded Team Illinois!"
President, Norton Sports Management
Team Illinois started its girls program in 1994. As any parent or player knows, this hockey stuff is hard work! If not for a few bright and dedicated people who put in the time and effort to keep this thing going, we would not be where we are today. So where are we?
Team Illinois is the premier girl's hockey organization in the state of Illinois.
In 17 years we have earned:
28 - Illinois State Championships
12 - Regional Championships
1 - 1st place finish at the USA Hockey National Championships
1 - 2nd place finish at the USA Hockey National Championships
6 - 3rd place finishes at the USA Hockey National Championships
1 - 5th place finish at the USA Hockey National Championships
4 - MWEHL Championships
We have also sent over 50 women to Division I and Division III college hockey programs and ACHA Division I club programs. Below are just some of the schools that Team Illinois players have gone on to play hockey at:
Lake Forest College
National Sports Academy
Northern Michigan University
Ohio State University
Robert Morris College
St. Lawrence University
St. Michael's College
St. Mary's University
St. Olaf College
University of Findlay
University of Illinois
University of Minnesota-Minneapolis
University of Minnesota-Mankato
University of New Hampshire
University of St. Thomas at Minnesota
University of Vermont
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
The Team Illinois Girls Hockey Organization is committed to the academic and athletic excellence and advancement of its players. What does that mean? The opportunity for girls to play college hockey has never been greater and will only continue to get better through the years. The organization, its coaches, and personnel are committed to seeing all girls who want to advance their hockey careers past Team Illinois get the opportunity to do so! For girls who want to play competitive hockey, be challenged on and off the ice, and be a part of something special, Team Illinois is the place for you! So how do you play for Team Illinois? All teams will hold separate clinics in early August. For more information about tryouts for the upcoming season, please e-mail any of the Board of Directors for more information.