Ice Dog Families –
On behalf of the Ice Dogs Board, I want to welcome back our new and returning families and players. Now that teams have been established and the first skates are taking place, we’d like to layout what some of the immediate activities are and those that have already been planned for the 2022-23 season.
Bauer warm-ups, socks, shells, and jerseys are being handed out alongside ice slots this week where possible. We realize trips to the rink are frequent and will be for several months so we are doing our best to limit the number of visits. As in past years, we ask families to take the opportunity to re-wear jerseys if possible. If the Jersey is torn, stained, or outgrown, we have inventory to replace with a new one . We understand our initial communications to the families lists what your fees go towards. This pertains to our returning players, yet it is more so for our incoming players. We amortize the overall costs associated with jerseys over multiple years as we know a large percentage of our players can manage with the current jersey for a couple of seasons. If a replacement is needed, please bring them in and we’ll simply verify the need is present. We also take this step to keep track of what is failing on apparel and at which levels so that we can forecast correctly in the future and/or alert our supplier.
On September 30th at 9am, the Inaugural Ice Dogs Golf Outing will be held at Countryside golf course in Mundelein. If you would like to register for the outing or sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.IceDogsGolf.info. We are also pleased to announce the return of our annual Big Dawg Bash on November 12th. More details to come as we approach the date. Additionally, there will be a few fundraising events this season. Once again, we have aligned with the Chicago Blackhawks Youth Hockey Program. This affords our players and families to gain priority access to gameday experiences (JuniorHawks, Intermission Relay Race, etc.), presale access for tickets, special Blackhawks item (TBD) which will be shipped to our rink, and every IceDog player will receive a ticket to a select 2022-23 regular season home game. Additional tickets for family and friends will be available at special rates. And lastly, players will have access to a presale opportunity for 2022-23 sing-game Blackhawks tickets prior to the general public on-sale. In the coming weeks, our Fundraising Committee will be sending out information on the Hockey Mania program which is a repeat of a similar activity we offered last season.
Best of luck to all our players as we fully expect to field competitive teams and provide a high-level quality of coaching and skill development to all are players throughout the season.
Thank you, Zac
Ice Dogs Hockey Association
Happy Hockey Season, Ice Dogs!
The teams are set, the uniforms are ordered, and the games are being scheduled. What’s left? Showing your Ice Dog spirit with some new threads!
We heard you: You asked for more time to order, faster delivery, and a bigger selection of Ice Dogs merch. We are pleased to share that we have partnered with Squadlocker, a leading provider of team apparel. The team store can be accessed here:
Ordering: The store will be open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!
Delivery: Orders are shipped directly to your home, with most orders fulfilled in 10-15 days. Some items are eligible for Express Production, and are shipped within 5 business days of purchase.
Once your order is shipped, FedEx will send you a shipment tracking update email with the estimated delivery date and tracking number.
Selection: This year, you’ll see some of your Ice Dog favorites in addition to some new women’s, girl’s, and infant items.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to IDHA, so check out the on-line store for a full selection of hot Ice Dog merchandise!
Happy shopping, and LET’S GO, DOGS!
USA Hockey registration is for our IDHA teams, and NOT our Jr. Ice Dogs teams.
BEFORE YOU REGISTER, YOU MUST COMPLETE YOUR 2021/22 USA HOCKEY REGISTRATION. This is required by AHAI. Please follow these steps:
1. Go to www.usahockeyregistration.com
2. Select ICE PLAYERS & COACHES and follow the instructions.
3. The fee is $61 per player. Any member who registered with USAH on or after June 1, 2021 is eligible for participation through August 31, 2022.
Please include contact information for both parents. This is the contact information that is provided to coaches and team managers after the teams have been selected.
The Jr. Ice Dogs teams are part of AAU. When registering your athlete for AAU, please use our CLUB CODE:
**Certainly things may be a little restructured due to the new phase mandates for hockey (games), but the program is still a great precursor to the upcoming tryouts for our Ice Dogs Travel Teams.**