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LIVE BARN Coming to the RecPlex-Fall 2018!

Squirt 1-NIHL Blackhawks Tournament 2nd Place

Girls 12U-NIHL Blackhawks Tournament 4th Place

Bantam 1-NIHL President's Cup Champions-NIHL Blackhawks Tournament-3rd Place

Bantam Checking Clinic

A checking instruction clinic is required for all players moving up to or playing Bantam (14U) level of hockey for the first time

Goalies must also participate in the clinic.  Mandatory checking clinic is not required for all girl teams but girls are more than welcome to participate. Players and a Parent must sign in prior to the clinic. 

Checking clinic will be Sunday, 3/11 from 2:30-4:30pm on the RecPlex Ice Arena green rink. There will be an off ice session and an on ice session. Gym shoes for off ice and full gear for on ice are required. 

Pre-registration is required for the clinic.  Please call 262-947-3655 or stop by the RecPlex Ice Arena Guest Services Desk to get your child registered.


Vipers Spirit Wear Store

The NIHL Blackhawks End of Season Tournament is right around the corner. Are you ready with your Viper spirit wear? 

The Vipers online spirit wear store continues to be fully stocked with dozens of all-new, high-quality items for parents, players and family members. 


New for Spring 2018 - Jr. Vipers

The Jr. Vipers is a Mite Travel (8U) program that practices and plays out of both RinkSide Sports in Gurnee and the Pleasant Prairie RecPlex.  The Jr. Vipers will compete in the Chicago United Hockey League (CUHL).  


Click Below to Register!

    NIHL Academic Excellence Program

    All 2017-2018 NIHL players are encouraged to participate in this season’s Academic Excellence program.

    NIHL rostered 1st through 8th grade players must earn and submit a straight “A” report card, from any grading period, in all subjects except P.E. Non-traditional grade equivalents will be accepted.

    NIHL rostered high school players must earn a minimum of a “B” average, from any grading period, in all subjects except P.E.

    All submissions for this year’s program must include a copy of the report card and a completed submission form. Submissions must be completed by April 1st. Click below for the submission form.

    Vipers Squirt 2 and 3 at the United Center for the Junior Hawks Game

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    NIHL is proud to announce that in order to keep our families more informed we will be launching a monthly newsletter on Tuesday, October 18th. Subscribe today! You won't want to miss the monthly Managers' Corner, team standings, important dates, Games of the Week, updates on girls and mites and of course the latest news and offers from the Chicago Wolves! We also encourage you to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! Send us your pictures or story ideas; we would love to share them! Email pictures to Good luck to all our NIHL teams this season!

    One (1) lucky subscriber will receive a Chicago Wolves player at their team practice! Three (3) lucky subscribers will receive 4 tickets to a Chicago Wolves game of their choosing and a replica Chicago Wolves youth jersey! Don’t wait! Subscribe TODAY!

    To Subscribe to the NIHL newsletter, click on the link below..

    Chicago Cross Ice Classic Celebrates Girls Hockey

    Click on the link to read an article on featuring our own Vipers Girls teams! #ViperUp

    A Celebration of Hockey

    Check out the article on AHAI's Snapshot Newsletter about the Vipers participation in A Celebration of Hockey. #ViperUp

    Mailing Address

    Vipers Hockey Association
    5250 Grand Avenue #14-255
    Gurnee, IL 60031


    Our Partners

    These fine organizations make what we do possible. Please show your support  and thank them for their commitment to our organization. 

    Sponsored by RecPlex Ice Arenas

    RecPlex Ice Arenas

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    9900 Terwall Terrace
    Pleasant Prairie WI 53158

    Sponsored by Beyond The Edge

    Beyond The Edge

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    29850 N Skokie Hwy
    Lake Bluff IL 60044

    Sponsored by Rink Side Sports

    Rink Side Sports

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    6152 West Grand Ave
    Gurnee, IL 60031

    Sponsored by P. A. D. S. School of Goaltending

    P. A. D. S. School of Goaltending

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    915 Brush Hill Ln
    Lake Zurich IL 60047