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Best Adult Hockey Leagues In Chicago

October 13, 2012 6:00 AM

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Whether you are a former professional, college, high-school or pick-up-game hockey player, these are the best adult hockey leagues in Chicago for you to join. All of these leagues offer competitve games to those yerning to get back out on the ice. If you are looking to dust off your old hockey equipment or invest in first-time gear, then check out these places because one is bound to be a Chicago hockey league that fits what you’re looking for.

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Johnny’s IceHouse
Johnny’s IceHouse East
1350 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 226-5555

Johnny’s IceHouse West
2550 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 243-4441
www.johnnysicehouse.com

Johnny’s IceHouse not only houses some of the best adult male and co-ed hockey leagues in Chicago, but it is also home to where the Blackhawks practice. Johnny’s has two locations and offers a variety of leagues including one for beginners called the Federal League and one for players over 50 years old called 50 and Over Silver. There is also a traveling team called Johnny’s Elite League which is what you want to be a part of if you are a former professional or college hockey player. Every team looking to apply will be put on a waiting list and have their skills tested for placement in the six primary divisions. If you are looking to join an adult hockey league in Chicago but do not have a team to sign up with, you can be a free agent at Johnny’s IceHouse. It does not guarantee a spot on a team, but there is always a chance a team will pick you up for a season.

Chicago Masters Hockey League
McFetridge Sports Center Ice Skating Rink
3843 N. California Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 478-2609
www.mastershockey.org

The Masters Hockey League prides itself on supporting and encouraging sportsmanship among players. Games are on Thursday nights and there is no showboating or horse play allowed. This is a serious adult hockey league for those over 30 years old. The Masters Hockey League welcomes skilled players who know what they are doing on the ice. You do not have to be in tip-top shape to play hockey at this Chicago league, but you do have to know how to play.

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 Best Adult Hockey Leagues In Chicago

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Chicago Outdoor Hockey League
(773) 789-7177
www.chicagooutdoorhockeyleague.com

Bobby Hull Community Ice Rink
Southsiders Conference
S. Laramie Ave. & 34th St.
Cicero, IL 60804
(708) 477-6875

Iceland Skate Outdoor Rink
Northsiders Conference
8435 W. Ballard Road
Niles, IL 60714
(847) 297-8010

Click here for a calendar of events.

This particular adult hockey league is co-ed and for those over 18 years old. The Chicago Outdoor Hockey League locations are spread out to accomodate a Southsiders and Northsiders division. All Southside regular-season games take place at the Bobby Hull Community Ice Rink and all Northside regular-season games take place at the Iceland Skate Outdoor Rink. Since the Northsiders rink is smaller, all games are played four on four whereas all Southsider games are played five on five. If you are looking to fight it out on the rink, do not sign up because if you have two five-minute fighting major offenses, you will be discharged from the league without a refund.

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Natalie Kuchik is a longtime freelance writer living in Chicago. She enjoys interviewing bands, reviewing concerts, and writing about all things entertainment related. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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