Welcome to the website for Bloomington Youth Hockey, home of the Bloomington Thunder. Bloomington Youth Hockey is located in Bloomington, Illinois and offers a competitive travel hockey experience for youth players in Central Illinois, with a focus on pla

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Welcome to Bloomington Youth Hockey - Home of the Thunder
 
Welcome to Bloomington Youth Hockey, Inc. (BYHI), home of the Bloomington Thunder. BYHI is an amateur, non-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt youth hockey organization based in Bloomington, Illinois.  The Bloomington Thunder hockey program offers a competitive travel hockey experience for youth players throughout Central Illinois, with a focus on player development and a commitment to providing a great hockey experience.  BYHI provides opportunities from Squirt to the Midget Major level and our teams participate in the Northern Illinois Hockey League.
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BYHI TRYOUT REGISTRATION AND SCHEDULE
07/31/2015
BYHI Tryout registration is open!   BYHI tryouts are...
2015 Used Equipment Sale
07/31/2015
USED EQUIPMENT SALE INFORMATION   What: Used Equipment...
Annual Pre-Season Parent Meeting
07/27/2015
Save the Date!! What:    Annual BYHI Pre-Season...
2015 Conditioning Camp Registration
07/10/2015
2015 Conditioning Camp Registration     This...
Announcement of AA Coaches for 2015-2016 Season
05/27/2015
The following coaches have been approved by the BYHI Board of Directors...
 
BYHI TRYOUT REGISTRATION AND SCHEDULE

BYHI Tryout registration is open!

 

BYHI tryouts are now open. The cost for tryouts are $35 and every player is guaranteed two tryout sessions.  To register click on the registration tab and complete the online registration and payment process. Please see tryout date and times listed below.

 

Players must first register with USA Hockey before registering for tryouts for the 2015-2016 season. Please update the USA hockey number during registration process.

Parents are strongly urged to register now for tryouts, to enhance the team forecasting process.

 

                                                                                                                                            

 

Age Level Birth Years for Fall 2015-2016 Season

 

Girls 14U - 2001-2004

Squirt - 2005-2006

Peewee - 2003-2004

Bantam - 2001-2002

Midget - 1997-2000

 

                                                                                                                                            

 

TRYOUT SCHEDULE

 

 

**Squirt and Bantams - please bring dryland clothing (running shoes, shorts etc) to your tryout dates.

 

**Midgets - please bring a black and a white jersey to your tryout date along with dryland clothing  

 

Tuesday, September 1st

5:50PM - 6:50PM     PIC     SQUIRT

7:00PM - 8:00PM      PIC     BANTAM

 

Wednesday, September 2nd

5:50PM - 6:50PM      PIC     PEEWEE

7:00PM - 8:00PM      PIC     MIDGET

 

Thursday, September 3rd

5:50PM - 6:50PM      PIC      SQUIRT

7:00PM - 8:00PM      PIC      BANTAM

 

Friday, September 4th

5:10PM - 6:10PM     PIC      PEEWEE

6:20PM - 7:20PM     PIC      MIDGET

 

Saturday, September 5th

3:30PM - 4:30PM     PIC     SQUIRT

4:40PM - 5:40PM     PIC     PEEWEE

5:50PM - 6:50PM     PIC     BANTAM

7:00PM - 8:00PM     PIC     MIDGET

 

Sunday, September 6th

9:50AM - 10:50AM    PIC    GIRLS TEAM

12:10PM - 1:10PM    PIC     GIRLS TEAM

 

 

 

 


by posted 07/31/2015
2015 Used Equipment Sale

USED EQUIPMENT SALE INFORMATION

 

What: Used Equipment Sale hosted by Bloomington Youth Hockey, Inc

When: Saturday 8/22 and Sunday 8/23 from 10am - 12:30pm

Where: US Cellular Coliseum (enter through the Pepsi Ice Center)

 

***Method of payment accepted: Cash or Check ONLY

If you would like to sell any of your old equipment: please bring it to the US Cellular Coliseum (enter through the Pepsi Ice Center) on Friday 8/21 between 5pm-6:30pm.  You are required to price and tag your own equipment. After the sale you will be given a check from BYHI worth 80% of your equipment that was sold. The other 20% will be donated to the Bloomington Youth Hockey to be used for scholarships for the youth players (house and travel) that have proven need for financial assistance.

 

Any unsold equipment must be picked up Sunday 8/23 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm. All the equipment that is not picked up will be considered a donation to the youth progam. Pepsi Ice Center and Bloomington Youth Hockey will not be responsible for any equipment that may be lost or stolen.

 

For more information on the Used Equipment Sale or for volunteer opportunities for this event, please contact Tracy Esposito at   .

** Volunteers are needed for this event.


by posted 07/31/2015
Annual Pre-Season Parent Meeting

Save the Date!!

What:    Annual BYHI Pre-Season Parent Meeting

When:   Tuesday, August 11th from 6:30-8pm

Where:  Osborne Room, Bloomington Police Department

Who:     Anyone who has kids that are thinking about trying out for a Bloomington Youth Hockey travel team for the

             2015-2016 hockey season

During this meeting, the members of the Bloomington Youth Hockey board will be sharing the plans for the upcoming hockey season. We will also be introducing the coaches for the AA teams at all levels and giving everyone a chance to ask questions about this year's travel season. This is a great way to get informed- please plan to attend!!


by posted 07/27/2015
2015 Conditioning Camp Registration

2015 Conditioning Camp Registration

 


  This year's camp will include 6 sessions for $90 and all sessions will be run by BYHI travel team coaches. The focus of the camp will be preparing players for tryouts and the upcoming season. Register online from the left navigation bar. Then, select the player level for which you wish to register. 

  • Registration will be open Friday, July 10th for all players who were members of BYHI or participated in Bloomington Recreational Hockey during the 2014-2015 seasons.
  • Players who were not members of BYHI or Bloomington Recreational Hockey during the 2014-2015 seasons may register beginning on July 18th. 


Registrations will be accepted until the start of camp, or until a level reaches capacity.  Space is limited so do not delay in registering.  All interested participants must have a valid 2014-2015 USA Hockey Registration and registration is not complete until BYHI has received and processed your registration, waiver and payment. Dates and times are posted are on the calendar of this website as well.

 

 

8/17

8/18

8/19

8/20

8/22

8/24

8/25

8/26

8/27

8/29

Squirts

6:10-7:10pm

 

5:50-6:50pm

 

3:40-4:40pm

6:10-7:10pm

 

5:50-6:50pm

 

3:40-4:40pm

Peewees

 

6:30-7:30pm

 

6:20-7:20pm

6:00-7:00pm

 

 

7:00-8:00pm

6:20-7:20pm

4:50-5:50pm

Bantams

7:20-8:20pm

 

7:00-8:00pm

 

4:50-5:50pm

7:20-8:20pm

 

8:10-9:10pm

 

6:00-7:00pm

Midgets

 

7:40-8:40pm

 

7:30-8:30pm

7:10-8:10pm

 

6:30-7:30pm

 

7:30-8:30pm

7:10-8:10pm

 

Tryouts for BYHI teams will begin the week of Sept. 1st.


Please contact Tracy Esposito  @aol.com if you have any questions.


by posted 07/10/2015
Announcement of AA Coaches for 2015-2016 Season

The following coaches have been approved by the BYHI Board of Directors as the head coaches for the listed AA teams for the 2015-2016 hockey season:

Squirt AA:                         Jeff Kowalczyk

PeeWee AA:                     Russ Guest

Bantam AA:                      Kevin Tompkins

Midget Major:                   Chris Prewett

These named coaches will be running the Summer Development Camp at their assigned age groups. It's not too late to register, but it is filling up fast! Go to the navigation bar on the left-hand side of the page and click on "REGISTER ONLINE" to sign up.

The A and A2 head coaches, as well as assistant coaches, will be selected following tryouts in September. If you are interested in coaching, please complete a coaching application. You will find it under the "DOCUMENTS" section in the navigation bar on the left-hand side of the screen.

Go Thunder!!


by Stephanie Dotson posted 05/27/2015
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