since September 14, 2011
WELCOME TO THE HOME SITE OF SENIOR HOCKEY CHICAGO, CHICAGOLAND'S HOME FOR ELITE OVER 50 HOCKEY, AND SPONSOR OF THE CHICAGO CHAMPIONS LEAGUE. THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE WAS CREATED TO PROVIDE SAFE, NO-CHECK, RECREATIONAL HOCKEY FOR ELITE PLAYERS OVER 50. PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING US TO ENJOY THE FUN AND FULLFILLMENT OF PLAYING THE GAME WE LOVE WITH OTHERS YOUR OWN AGE AND LEVEL AT FAMILY FRIENDLY ICE TIMES.
CONTACT US AT: SENIORHOCKEY@ATT.NET
2013-14 SEASON READY TO BEGIN
Sep 20, 2013, 8:55 pm
WELCOME BACK ! WE ARE PLANNING TO BEGIN OUR NEW SEASON ON OCTOBER 20TH. WE WILL ONCE AGAIN BE SKATING AT CANLAN ICE CENTER IN ROMEOVILLE. EARLY SEASON SCHEDULE WILL BE POSTED SOON. WEEKLY SCRIMMAGES ON TUESDAY AT 9:50pm WILL ALSO BEGIN SOON AT DARIEN SPORTSPLEX. USE THE CONTACT US LINK IF INTERESTED FOR INFO.
May 13, 2013, 1:21 pm
As this will be the final full weekend of games, I want to take the opportunity to thank you all for participating this season and contributing to the growth of the Champions League. I believe we've had a good second year and much of our success is due to your efforts. Because we added a 5th team, and because of the lateness in doing that, our season was delayed and we never were able to set up playoffs. I am sorry for that and want to make sure we have playoffs incorporated into our schedule next year. We also had some difficulty collecting fees on a timely basis, another area that needs improvement. To that end I want to give you as much info as I can as early as possible.
I expect that we will expand to 6 and maybe even 7 teams in the fall. As always your efforts in spreading the word about our league and recruiting players is deeply appreciated. Please impress this on all of your players. Don't forget that you can refer guys to our website for info and the ability to contact me with questions. Let's also remember the lesson we learned last fall and be communicative about new players so that we don't relive the mistake of counting players for more than one team. Obviously, the schedule will depend on the number of teams we have. And the sooner this is determined, the easier it will be for all concerned. So early recruiting and informing me of who is available for the new player pool is crucial.
I plan to begin earlier next year, perhaps the last weekend of September, or the first one in October. For now we will plan on 20 games again and the fee structure will remain the same as long as Canlan does not raise our rates, which I do not believe they will. We will have playoffs. If we need to add games to accommodate playoffs( maybe 1 or 2 only ) and therefore increase fees, we will know at the beginning of the season. In order to get started early we will need a deposit of $3000 per team no later than September 1st. The balance will be due no later than your 2nd game. Knowing this now gives everyone all summer to plan accordingly and to be prepared to meet these deadlines. 6 teams will mean a balanced schedule with everyone playing every week. 7 will mean having occasional bye weeks. We will have 3 ice slots each sunday within our 3pm. to 8 pm. timeframe. We will continue to have no games on holiday weekends to allow for family plans. As far as I know joining USA Hockey will continue to be required, so remind them to renew in August and have their printed copies with them at the 1st game.
Please let me know if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions. Thanks again for all you've done to help make our league successful. The Tuesday and Friday skates will continue throughout the summer. Hope to see everyone there. Enjoy your summer and the Stanley Cup playoffs. Go Hawks !! See you in the fall...
WE BID A FOND FAREWELL TO OUR GOOD FRIEND DR. STEPHEN ARCHER
Oct 31, 2012, 3:35 pm
We are so sad to have to say goodbye to one of our original over 50 skaters, Stephen "Doc" Archer. Steve has been with us since our very beginning at George Hayes' Sunday "Rat" at Darien many years ago. Not only a fine player and good friend, Steve has also been there with expert medical help for many of our players. Any time anyone has gone down on the ice, he has always been first on the scene with aid and advice. We will all miss him a lot.
But in addition to farewell we want also to offer him our congratulations. One of the world's leading Cardiologists, Steve will be leaving his post at The University of Chicago Hospital to become the new Head of the Department of Medicine at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Returning to his native land in such an honorable capacity is a great acheivement and we wish him great success in all his endeavors. Steve has also told us that he has already found a new hockey team to play for too! So we wish him Good Luck on the ice as well!
Steve wrote this to me just before leaving -
Its been a pleasure having you as a friend. The over 50 hockey has been one of the true pleasures of my time in Chicago and I have you to thank for that. Hopefully I will get to skate with you again on a return visit. I wish the Silverhawks fun (and victory) this year and hope they win the Cup.
Please share my new work address with all the guys:
Stephen L. Archer MD. FRCP(C), FAHA, FACC
Professor and Head
Department of Medicine, Queen's University
Etherington Hall, Room 3041
94 Stuart St.
Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 3N6
Silverhawks Shine in Cross-State 50-and-over Showdown
Jan 30, 2012, 12:33 am
1/28/2012 Appleton, Wisc.
Showing resilience and fortitude, the Chicago Silverhawks rallied from a 3-1 deficit to force overtime against the Appleton Golden Bears Saturday at the Pettit National Ice Center in Milwaukee. Despite an apparent lower body injury to goalie George Mihailovski, the Silverhawks agreed to a five minute overtime eventually won 4-3 by the Golden Bears with less than a minute left to play.
"I thought we were going to call it a day when George tweaked a muscle" said Silverhawks Captain Rob Sorensen. "Next thing I knew he had his mask back on and was giving me the thumbs up. "Mihailovski, a recent addition to the Silverhawks, was stalwart between the pipes all game and was chosen unanimously by both sqauds as the contests #1 star. He is listed as day-today with a lower body injury.
The Silverhawks were paced by two goals and one assist from Sorensen, who recovered from a nasty first-period collision, and one goal and one assist from Silverhawks newcomer Jim Henry. The other Silverhawks forwards, Greg Bell, Dave Gonda, Jim Waffle, Terry Jackson (on loan from the Chicago Pizza Kings), Scott McPherson and Kevin Lee turned in solid efforts, including vigorous forechecking and backchecking.
The defensive corps, made up of Bill Nemec, Ronnie Gorz, Dave Inman, Jim Jorgensen and Kevin Cronin (also on loan from the Pizza Kings), were outstanding as they contended with the 100 foot wide Olympic size rink and largely kept the potent Golden Bear offense to the outside.
The game was made possible through the efforts of Kevin Lee, whose older brother plays for the Golden Bears. Plans are already underway for a re-match and there is talk of the Silverhawks fielding a team for the 50-and-over tournament in Oshkosh in April.
For NEW, INTERESTED, POTENTIAL PLAYERS
Jan 2, 2012, 9:42 pm
Hi ! Welcome to our website. Thanks for your interest. If you've looked over the site and read our welcome message you should have an idea of who we are and what we're doing. Here is where we are at. Our rosters are currently full and frozen. We have started a waiting list which we encourage you to join if you are serious about playing in the league. Go to the list on the left and click on contact us. Send us your info w/ age, levels played, where you live, and how you found us. Once on the list your place in line to be selected for a new team is assured. Also, when possible we invite waiting players out to play as substitutes. This gives you a chance to check out game play in the league and us a chance to meet and evaluate you for selection in next season's draft or recruitment. In general, costs are around $20 per game plus jerseys which varies from team to team. You must join USA Hockey and bring a copy of your registration for us to keep. We play 3, 15 min. stop-time periods with 2 sanctioned Referees under USA Hockey rules. We have 15 player fixed rosters. Game play is VERY clean; we have never had anything even close to a fight. We're big on Good Sportsmanship. We're all over fifty so safety comes first. We have a nice variety of experience and skill, everybody is welcome. Contact us if you still have any questions.
If you have a full team to enter or a partial team in need of a few or a group of players to round out the roster contact us right away. We will try to provide whatever assistance you need in assembling your team from E-mails, to finding needed players, to providing art and jersey support. Please, the sooner we know of your intentions, the more time we'll have to plan in advance for your participation. Thanks !
WELCOME CHAMPIONS LEAGUE PLAYERS - INSTRUCTIONS / INFO
Sep 14, 2011, 1:10 am
Now that you have found our new website the first thing you need to do is to create you own user acct. by clicking at the top left corner. Then you can add your info in your user profile. It is VERY important that you do this for our future communications. Next take a few minutes to check out the site. Please read the news articles and Coaches Corner regularly. This will keep you up to date on the latest info and activities. Find your team on the TEAMS page. Check out your teams roster, and the other teams too. Go to Game Schedule for the league or use the smart phone compatible calendar. This is also where you will find our standings and sortable stats . We'll be adding sponsor info, photos and video, and many other features in the coming weeks. Please visit often.
The next thing that EVERY player MUST do is to register with USA Hockey at: usahockey.com . Or, just click on their logo on this page. It is a simple, easy, and brief proces at the end of which you will receive a confirmation page on your screen which includes a barcode. You should save this page for your records, but you must also print a copy of it and bring it with you to your first game. We must have a copy or you will not be allowed to play. This is required by both IIC and AHAI who sanctions our referees. USA Hockey is the governing body for amatuer hockey in the U.S. providing Rules, Discipline, and limited Insurance for it's members and affilliates.
That's all for now, but if you have any questions or suggestions, please email us at: SENIORHOCKEY@ATT.NET