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Neck Guards Required - 2024-25 Season

Please be advised that all players will be required to wear Neck Laceration Protectors ("Neck Guards") for all games in the 2024-25 CUHL season. Officials will be instructed to enforce this rule, and prohibit any players without proper equipment from participating.


Congratulations CUHL Alumni!

CUHL would like to congratulate our Orland Jr. Vikes mite alumni on their Vikings 16U National Championship! Congratulations to Coach Nick Pollos and his squad!



Period and Penalty Lengths

Level Warmup Period Penalty
D1 3 minutes 12 minutes 1:30 minor / 4:00 major / 8:00 misconduct
D2 3 minutes 12 minutes 1:30 minor / 4:00 major / 8:00 misconduct
D3 3 minutes 11 minutes 1:30 minor / 4:00 major / 8:00 misconduct
Recreational 3 minutes 11 minutes 1:30 minor / 4:00 major / 8:00 misconduct
Developmental 3 minutes 11 minutes 1:30 minor / 4:00 major / 8:00 misconduct

Overtime Format

Seeding Round and Regular Season: If a game is tied after regulation, a 3 round shootout shall take place. No player may shoot more than once in the shootout. If there is no winner after 3 rounds, the game ends in a tie.

Playoffs (Play-In & Round Robin): If a game is tied after regulation, a 3 round shootout shall take place. If there is no winner decided, the shootout will continue round-by-round until one team scores and the other does not. Playoff games cannot end in a tie. No shooter may shoot twice in the shootout until all skaters have shot once.

Championship Games: If a game is tied after regulation, a 10 minute sudden-death overtime period will be played. If the game is still tied after overtime, then the playoff shootout rule will be followed.



Our Mission

Our mission is to support our member clubs and provide an infrastructure that nurtures and grows 8U hockey in a fair, competitive, and community-based environment. We strive to provide families a positive “first experience” in the sport, and to build life-long participants in our member clubs. To this end, the league will promote respect, cooperation, and a practical approach to our leadership.


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Chicago Blackhawks & CUHL - Hockey is Back!


Chicago Steel

The CUHL is thrilled to partner with the Chicago Steel Hockey Team. The Steel have won more games than any other United States Hockey League team in the last eight years, and has had 28 NHL Draft picks in the last five years. Tickets start at just $10 for easily the most fun you can have in the Western Suburbs. Feel Steel!

Chicago Steel - USHL

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Chicago Wolves Hockey

The CUHL is happy to partner with the Chicago Wolves! Tickets are on sale NOW for the 30th Anniversary Season of Wolves hockey! Call 800-THE-WOLVES to purchase game tickets, group outings, and youth hockey experiences! Come and cheer on the reloaded Chicago Wolves as they begin their pursuit of a 6th Championship at Allstate Arena. Opening Night is October 14. #WeAreTheWolves

Chicago Wolves - AHL

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Prospective Member Clubs

Please send your request for a club application to President Jordan Mann.

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.

The 2024-2025 application window has closed. Please submit by May 15 of 2025 for consideration for the 2025-2026 season.

Jordan Mann

President