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Chicago Steel advance to Clark Cup Finals - and CUHL Players are invited!

The Chicago Steel have advanced to the USHL’s Clark Cup Final for the second time in franchise history and the team wants to share in the excitement with the next generation of junior hockey stars. The Steel have announced “Our Gift to Hockey,” which offers a complimentary ticket for Illinois youth hockey players and one accompanying adult to either Game 3 (Friday, May 17) or 4 (Saturday, May 18) of the Clark Cup Final at Fox Valley Ice Arena in Geneva. All CUHL players are welcome to attend, but in order to get the complimentary tickets players must reside in Illinois.


Clark Cup Final Home Games (Best-of-Five Series)

Game 3: Sioux Falls at Chicago – Friday, May 17 at 7:05 p.m. (Fox Valley Ice Arena)

Game 4*: Sioux Falls at Chicago – Saturday, May 18 at 7:05 p.m. (Fox Valley Ice Arena)

*if necessary


Below is a link to register for your complimentary tickets.


All youth hockey players are required to complete the registration form. Please note: CUHL players will not have to provide a USA Hockey number to register. Tickets will be processed on a first come, first served basis. Additional tickets will be available for purchase at $10.  Limited quantities are available so be sure to register for your tickets today! Please feel free to share with your club, team, teammates, family and friends, as Our Gift is for all youth hockey players in the State of Illinois to experience the Clark Cup Final.


Questions? Contact:


Eric Olgaard
Account Executive
Chicago Steel Hockey Team                     
D (630) 517-2962

C (989) 860-6051

Tix 855 51 STEEL (855-517-8335)

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 prior spring.

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