2017 Spring Program Information

Chicago Bruins Hockey Club – 2017 Spring Program

A printable version of the spring program is available here

2017 Spring Registration is now open. Register online here




Program Fee: $595 per skater for all levels

The SSD program has been created to concentrate on improving the skills needed at each age specific level of hockey. This intense training program will include two on ice sessions per week with level directors and on-ice instructors to maximize development, reinforce proper technique, & correct form deficiencies. This will be combined with skating agility and edge work along with small area games and professionally run practices.

In order to provide the most enhanced and competitive development, players will tryout and be split into two groups appropriate to their level of play. This program is for the dedicated athlete who desires to play at the highest level.

Hockey Professionals:

Level Director On-Ice Instructors  
Mite Scott Maeder Mark Holyoke & Steve Henricksen
Squirt Scott Maeder Scott Maeder & Neil Davis
PeeWee Scott Maeder Mark Wasersztrum & Anthony Luka
Bantam Mark Luka Jason Watson & Anthony Luka
Midget Minor Mark Luka Ron Zaker
Midget Major Mark Luka Mike Rohdenburg



Program Fee: $495 per player.

This program offers an alternative option for players who wish to compete in the Southwest Spring League. SWSL Teams will be selected to compete in league games along with one practice per week. We will be fielding two teams at each level from Mite through Bantam for the coming session.

Tryouts for these teams will be held separate from our SSD program. Teams will be placed in the appropriate SWSL level based on their skill level and past playing experience. Practices will be fun filled and designed to strengthen all aspects of a player’s game. All Northwest and Travel players are welcome!

SWSL Coaching Linue-up


Matt Tokarz              Team 1
Mike Murphy              Team 2

Pee Wee

Henry Lazzaro            Team 1
Courtney Beckers         Team 2


Tom Geiger                Team 1
Jr D'anza               Team 2


Zacarro                  Team 1
Lavin                    Team 2
Scatchell                Team 3


Program Fee: $350 per skater all levels

The GSSD program is designed this spring to include all existing Bruins/Grizzlies girls’ players and open for any outside girls looking to improve their skills in the off season. This program will provide players with Skills Training twice a week. Players should only consider this program if they are interested in trying out for the Bruins Girls program for the up and coming 2017 Fall Season.

Girls Hockey Coaching Staff:

Lauren Markowski / Girls Director



Program Fee: $250 per skater all levels – any goaltender participating will be able to attend the age appropriate SSD at no additional charge.

We are offering weekly Goaltending Clinics on the weekends throughout the spring led by Bob Gatto and Ron Zaker. This will include 10 on ice session on Saturdays or Sundays during the Spring Season.



Program Fee: $100 per skater.

All first year Bantams (2004 birth year – including goalies) are required to attend mandatory series of 3 checking clinics prior to the start of the spring 2017 program in March or the Fall 2017/18 hockey season. Our Bantam and Midget coaching staff will be involved in all on ice and off ice checking clinics.  Note: Per NIHL rules, attendees receive credit for the checking clinic ONLY if they attend 2 full sessions.  Players can attend all (3) days if their schedules permit.

Checking Clinic Schedule

Tuesday   March 14th    6:35p-7:35p
Wednesday March 15th    6:00p-7:00p
       Classroom Video  7:20p-8p Blue line upstairs
Thursday  March 16th    6:10p-7:10p 

DRAFT  SSD, SWSL and CBML Weekly Schedule

CBML – Saturday and Sunday – Session Fee: $385

  1. When: Two days a week.
    1. Saturday 2:40-3:40pm – Power Skating
    2. Sunday 8:10-9:10am – Skills and Small Area Games
  2. Duration: April 8th-May 21st
    1. 7 weekends – No ice Easter Sunday

Spring Session: April 3rd – May 21st
Mite SSD –  Tuesday and Friday
Squirt SSD Red – Tuesday and Friday
Squirt SSD Black – Thursday and Friday
Peewee SSD Red – Monday and Wednesday
Peewee SSD Black – Monday and Wednesday
Bantam SSD Red – Wednesday and Thursday
Bantam SSD Black Thursday and Sunday
Midget Major – Wednesday and Thursday
Midget Minor – Monday and Tuesday
Midget Minor 2 – Tuesday and Saturday

All SWSL teams – Saturday and Sunday

Goalie Clinics – Saturdays and Sundays

Tryout Dates

Please Note: The tryout schedule has changed significantly due to a shift in the SWSL schedule. The following tryout schedule is current as of 3/8/2017

Saturday - March 18th
12:20pm - 1:50pm - Girls - SSD
3:40pm -  4:40pm - Mite - SWSL
4:50pm -  5:50pm - Squirt - SWSL
6:00pm -  7:00pm - PeeWee - SWSL
7:10pm -   8:10pm - Bantam - SWSL
8:20pm -  9:20pm - Midget U18 - SSD

Sunday - March 19th
8:10am -   9:10am - Mite - SWSL
9:20am -  10:20am - Squirt - SWSL
10:30am - 11:30am - PeeWee - SWSL
11:40am -  12:40pm - Bantam - SWSL
12:50pm -  1:50pm - Girls - SSD
3:40pm -   4:50pm - Midget U18 - SSD

Monday - March 20th
5:00pm - 6:00pm - Mite - SSD
6:10pm - 7:10pm - PeeWee ’06 - SSD
7:20pm - 8:20pm - PeeWee ’05 - SSD
8:30pm - 9:30pm - Midget Minor 1 - SSD

Tuesday - March 21st
5:25pm - 6:25pm - Mite - SSD
6:35pm - 7:35pm - Bantam ’04 - SSD
7:45pm - 8:45pm - Bantam ’03 - SSD
8:55pm - 9:55pm - Midget Minor 1- SSD

Wednesday - March 22nd
5:00pm - 6:00pm - Squirt - SSD
6:10pm - 7:10pm - PeeWee ’06 - SSD
7:20pm - 8:20pm - PeeWee ’05 - SSD
8:30pm - 9:30pm - Midget Minor 2 - SSD

Thursday - March 23rd
5:00pm - 6:00pm - Squirt - SSD
6:10pm - 7:10pm - Bantam ’04 - SSD
7:20pm - 8:20pm - Bantam ’03 - SSD
8:30pm - 9:30pm - Midget Minor 2 - SSD

Saturday - April 8th
2:40pm - 3:40pm – CBML Evaluations

Sunday - April 9th
8:10am - 9:10am – CBML Evaluations