Evanston Junior Wildkit Hockey offers Mites the chance to play competitive, full-ice games against other programs from northern Illinois. Its teams compete in the Chicago United Hockey League that is affiliated with the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU).

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Our Mite House Program is run by Evanston Hockey

The Evanston Hockey house program serves 8U Mite players

The Evanston Hockey house program emphasizes skill development and fun with volunteer coaches, typically parents. 8U (Mites) have in-house games and practices while 10U (Squirts) and above compete in the North Shore Youth Hockey League (NSYHL) against other North Shore programs.

  • House hockey practices are 1-1.5 hours per week, typically on the weekend, with about  15-25 games and possibly 1-2 local tournaments during the course of the season.
  • Every effort is made to create competitively balanced teams, as mandated by NSYHL.

House hockey starts in September, including a pre-season camp, and ends in March, typically with a two-week break during the winter holidays.


Season Fees

Evanston Hockey works hard to keep season fees steady. House hockey fees are announced in advance of sign-ups with discounts available for goalies and multiple siblings.

Fees include:

  • practice and game ice
  • 1-2 game jerseys (that kids keep)
  • game socks (that kids keep)
  • dry-fit off-ice training shirt
  • end-of-season trophy/plaque
Financial aid is available for those who demonstrate need. The dues adjustment form can be found on the website. It should be completed and forwarded to the   . The Evanston Hockey Finance Committee will consider all requests.


Key Events & Schedule

We have listed some pre-season dates and full season key dates on the website and encourage you to review these dates although we remind you to always confirm exact dates/times with your coach or team manager.

Practices typically begin in mid-September at Robert Crown Center, and the schedule for all teams can be found on evanstonhockey.com. You can view the master calendar to see the schedule by week or you can view individual team schedules on the team pages. To stay current, you can download the most up-to-date schedule, which would include any changes as they happen, to your mobile devices and online calendars by clicking on the "options" drop down menu on each team's page. If you have more than one player, you can access multiple schedules by clicking on one of the team's pages and then clicking on "multi-schedule" where you have the ability to select more than one team to view schedules simultaneously.


Hockey Progression

If you want to understand the progression of playing hockey starting as a five year old through high school, please view this three-step process.



If you have any questions about the Evanston Hockey house program, please email  .