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    Weather Cancellation Policy

    We have a great deal of uncertainty with the weather this time of year.

    1) If a team that is traveling to play a game is concerned with road conditions, they must contact the home team to notify them with at least three hours in advance or sooner.

    The safety of our participants will always be our greatest priority.

    2) Be aware that ice is in great demand and rescheduling a game will be difficult. We expect both teams will do everything possible to play the game. That means playing twice in a day if need be.

    3) If the game cannot be rescheduled, it will be recorded as a 1-1 tie.

    4) We can try to cancel refs, but it will be difficult. If you do decide on a last minute game cancellation, the home team is to text Tom Gullen (847-770-0811) or Jordan Mann (847-840-5447) with the rink, time, and teams involved. The participating teams are responsible for any additional referee fees for the cancelled game.

    Let’s hope we don’t need to worry about this, but if we do at least the teams will know what to do.

    Stay safe!!


    CUHL Overtime Procedure

    For all league games (seeding round and regular season):

    In the event of a tie game, immediately following the end of the third period there will be a three round shootout. Goalies do not switch ends. If no winner is decided in the three rounds, the game is considered a tie.

    All shootout games are scored with one additional goal added to the total for the winning team - regardless of how many shootout goals are scored.

    Example: a 3-3 tie game is won in the shootout by Team A.

    Team A gets 3 goals in the shootout, Team B gets 2.

    The game is scored 4-3 Win (OT) for Team A.

    BE SURE TO MARK THE GAME AS "OT" BY SELECTING THE OPTION BOX WHEN SCORING. This can only be done via the CUHL website, OT games cannot be scored on the SportsEngine mobile app.

    FOR PLAYOFF GAMES ONLY - All games must have a winning team. If still tied after the 3 round shootout, the shootout should continue round-by-round (sudden death) until one team scores and the other does not.

    Note Regarding "Double Rostered" Players


    We are aware that there may be some CUHL players double rostered on AAU "Tournament Teams".  As per the CUHL bylaws, this is not allowed.


    If a player is found to be on two AAU rosters during the Regular Season 10/26/19-3/1/20 the offending club shall forfeit all games that the player played in, the club shall be ineligible for playoffs and the offending player/club shall have to go to CUHL R&E and the player is suspended from all CUHL games per ruling of CUHL R&E


    Clubs, it is in your best interest to do some investigation of your membership BEFORE regular season games begin. We only want to ensure that all clubs are in compliance with the CUHL rules. We appreciate your cooperation.

    Congratulations 2018-19 CUHL Champions!

    D1 Upper Hull - Naperville Jr. Sabres 1

    D1 Lower Gretzky - Darien Phantoms 1

    D2 Upper Howe - Junior Falcons 2

    D2 Middle Plante - Winter Club of Lake Forest 1

    D2 Lower Esposito - West Dundee Jr. Leafs 2

    D3 Upper Orr - Junior Vipers 2

    D3 Middle Lemieux - West Dundee Jr. Leafs 3

    D3 Lower Savard - Crystal Lake Stingers 2

    House Upper Mikita - Junior Cyclones House 2

    House Middle Hall - Skokie Pilots House 2

    House Lower Worsley - Pleasant Prairie Eagles House 4

    Letter To The CUHL Membership

    Dear CUHL Representatives,

    We ask that you pass this along to all of the families and coaches in your program.

    Over the past few weeks, we have had a number incidents during CUHL games that go against our league's mission and zero tolerance. These violations include players on the ice, parents in the stands and coaches' unacceptable treatment of our referees.

    Over the summer the board of CUHL revamped our referee scheduling systems and brought in new schedulers who had a sense of ownership and developed a good group of young referees. We are extremely pleased with the job our assigners, and referees, have done.

    The majority of our referees are high school aged kids. They are learning just as your children are learning. We, as a league, want to provide the best environment for these referees to develop and become more confident in their role. They will make mistakes. You will disagree with their calls. It is OK to disagree with those calls, but we ask that you NOT yell your opinions at these kids. First, you will not change the decision. Second, you don’t want to be the people in the video here.

    For an interesting article examining this subject, please click here.

    Thank you and let’s make the last seven weeks of the season FUN for the kids!

    CUHL Board of Directors

    CUHL Ref Assignors Hold New Years Eve Ref Clinic

    Monday, December 31, CUHL ref assignors ran a FREE Ref clinic at the Orbit Ice Arena in Palatine.

    The day started at 9am with classroom information, and then the refs jumped on the ice at 10:10am for a mite scrimmage game. Every stoppage of play two new refs got on ice to get some practice in. Bob MacPherson was on the ice mentoring, and Michael Wagner provided feedback to the refs as they came off the ice. The refs worked the full game, as well as a shootout to prepare for CUHL rules. After the game, the refs hit the classroom for another hour of talks and a Q&A session.

    There was nothing but very positive feedback from the 11 guys and 1 girl that attended the day.

    The CUHL thanks Bob and Michael for their tireless work, and thanks all the new officials that are starting their career in the CUHL.

    Look for more free Ref Clinics to come!

    Prospective Member Clubs

    Please send your request for a club application to President Tom Gullen.

    In order to be considered for league membership in the following season, clubs must apply before May 15 of the spring prior to desired admission (May 15 of 2020 for consideration for 2020-2021 season).

    Tom Gullen


    Our Mission

    Our Mission is to create an atmosphere in which players support and respect one another while never compromising the rules of the game. To encourage and expect our players and parents to respect their opponent, coaches, managers, Board members, and officials. To exhibit good sportsmanship, discipline, teamwork and fair play.


    Our league is dependent upon the commitment and dedication of our many volunteers, which are expected to deal with one another with courtesy and mutual respect and make the game of hockey fun for all participants. To ensure that our players not only learn hockey skills but life skills that will help them be model citizens within our communities.



    To file a Game Incident Report, please send a detailed write-up (including date, location, level, teams, etc.) to:

    Tim Mueller

    Referee Liaison