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Bulldogs Welcome Matt Noga to the Coaching Family

03/04/2022, 2:15pm CST
By admin

The Bulldogs Hockey Organization is pleased to introduce the newest member of our coaching family, Matt Noga. Matt will be the Head Coach of the Peewee 2010 and the 2011 birth years.  In addition to his coaching duties Matt will also serve as the Director of Player Development, evaluating, guiding and preparing our Bulldog athletes for success. 

Matt’s coaching career started with the Chicago Fury. After 7 years as a head coach, he went on to be the Hockey Director and Skills Director for the Admirals youth program. As a skills director, he worked with USA Hockey and the ADM Program. Most recently Matt was the head coach of the of the Pee-Wee Minors CSDHL at the Falcons organization. He is coming off of successful a season, including the winning the CSDHL Playoff Championship.

Matt played his youth hockey with Team Illinois and Chicago Young Americans.  He then played Tier I Jr. hockey winning the MVP in the USHL as well as being crowned the leading scorer. Noga continued to be successful putting up huge point totals at Division I St. Cloud State in the WCHA, and also professionally in the ECHL.  Check out Matt’s playing career: https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/39337/matt-noga

From Matt…
“It’s always been my dream to work with the Naumenko family. Learning how to approach the game of hockey in my youth started with Russ’s father Wally Naumenko and my father, Don. I am excited to be a part of the Bulldogs organization, as well as the Naumenko-Noga connection coming full circle.”

The Bulldogs will be hosting a free meet the coach skate for both the 2010 and 2011 birth years on Thursday, March 10 7:10-8:10p @Heartland Ice Arena.

Email Robertnewburg26@gmail.com to RSVP

And please be sure to say hi to Matt when you see him at the rink!

U15's and 09's Double Up on Central States

02/16/2022, 1:15pm CST
By admin

The Chicago Bulldogs reigned supreme at the U15 and 2009 levels this past weekend taking home two Central States Banners.

The Bulldogs Peewee Majors 2009's who finished in first place in the regular season play with a 21-5-0 record and 3-1-0 in playoffs finished the season on top.  The 2009 team led by coach Rob Messner played a back and forth exciting final game which headed to overtime and resulted in a 9-8 winner over the Leafs.

The Chicago Bulldogs U15 Midget 2006 team led by Hockey Director Russ Naumenko stormed through the regular season with a 21-2-1 record and went 4-0-0 in the playoffs while out scoring the opponents 24-5.  The Bulldogs capped off the final victory with a 5-1 victory over the Jets scoring 4 unanswered goals to cap off the championship run.

Congratulations to all the players, coaches, parents and staff on both teams on having a Super Sunday!

Bulldogs Super Sunday

02/13/2022, 12:15am CST
By admin

The Chicago Bulldogs would like to congratulate our Midget U15 and Peewee Major teams earning trips to the Central States Championship games on Sunday, Feb 13th.  

The Midget U15's will take on the Jets in Romeoville at 11:20am in the finals.  The U15's are 3-0-0 in round robin play and looking to bring home the banner.  This game can be watched online by clicking here.  You can also come out and cheer on the team to victory. 

The Peewee Major 2009's will take on the Leafs in the battle for the title at 11:30am in West Dundee. This game can also be viewed by clicking here.

Wear your Bulldogs gear and come on out to support our teams.  You can also follow along on our Twitter and Instagram pages.

Good luck to both teams and looking forward to a Super Sunday!!

The Bulldogs 07's Win Big in Western Michigan!

09/12/2021, 7:15pm CDT
By admin

Fresh off a Runner Up finish last weekend in St Louis, The Bantam Major 2007 boys would not be denied the Championship hardware in the Western Michigan Classic.  After two exciting and nail biting playoff games in the Quarter Finals and Semi Finals, the boys had enough juice left to outlast a tough Pennsylvania team in a back and forth Championship Final.   Our 07's have played 12 games in the last 9 days vs teams from 8 different states to start the season with a 10-1-1 record.  Keep up the great works boys!!!

Bulldogs U15's Putting in the Labor

09/06/2021, 11:30pm CDT
By admin

The Chicago Bulldogs U15-2006 Midget team put in the labor this past weekend in St Louis.  The Bulldogs took part in the National Showcase hockey tournament in the U16 division and took home the crown.

The Bulldogs went a perfect 6-0 throughout the weekend in St Louis. The Bulldogs started off the NSH Puck Drop with a 4-1 win over the Carolina Rage. Next they faced the Utah Golden Eagles and came home with a 6-4 come from behind victory.  They then went on to face the Palm Beach Breakers which concluded with a decisive 8-3 victory.  Next up in the Puck Drop was the U15 Chesterfield Falcons and left the arena with a 2-0 victory.  In the semi finals they faced the U16 Chesterfield Falcons and won 3-2 in a thrilling overtime shootout victory.  In the finals they faced the LA Jr Kings and sealed the tournament championship with a 6-1 victory.  The Bulldogs come back to Chicago 6-0-0 with a tournament championship ready to start league play.

Bulldogs Welcome Mark Kurzawski

05/05/2021, 3:00pm CDT
By Admin

Bulldogs are excited to announce another piece of the puzzle with the addition of Coach Mark Kurzawski.  He will join the organization as the 07’ Bantam Major Head Coach.  Mark’s youth career started in Oaklawn, IL before heading off to the Windsor Spitfires in the OHL as a Defensemen.  He excelled during his time in the OHL and was a 2nd Round Draft pick of the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1986 NHL entry draft.  He played a couple seasons in the Blackhawks system, before deciding to hang up his skates due to on-going injuries.

Mark’s coaching career started shortly thereafter with camps and clinics at Southwest Ice Arena  ranging from Pre mites to Adults. In the late 90’s to early 2000’s Mark spent 10 years coaching  at Team Illinois AAA, which included winning a USA Hockey  National Championship.  Recently Mark spent the last 5 seasons at the Vikings Hockey club head coaching the 06 and 05 CSDHL birth years.  Mark was inducted into the Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame in 2013.  We look forward to welcoming Mark,  as he looks to guide our 07’s, fresh off a Chi-Town Shuffle Championship, into a successful Bantam Major season.

JYD Success in Chi Town

04/18/2021, 9:15pm CDT
By Admin

Congrats to our friends the Junkyard Dogs shuffling through a great weekend. The Dogs record of 23 wins, 11 losses and 3 ties over the course of three days resulted in two Championships, two Runners up and one Quarter finalist.  The 2005 and 2007 teams were crowned champions in the AAA division while the 2006 and 2009 teams lost by one goal in the finals.  The Junkyard Dogs continue with successful turnouts year after year in the Chi-Town Shuffle.  Congrats to all teams! 

CSDHL Announces NEW "Prospects Division"

03/26/2021, 11:30pm CDT
By Admin

Central States Development Hockey League (CSDHL) is adding a Prospects Division for the 2021-22 season. This division will include teams at the Pee Wee, Bantam and U15/U16 Midget levels. Teams will combine players from both major and minor years of each level.
“We have been exploring the possibility of adding a Prospects Division for the past several years and we feel CSDHL is ready to move forward with this opportunity to give more young hockey players in the Midwest, as well as clubs throughout the United States the chance to play and develop at the elite Tier II level that Central States offers,” says Jim Wright, CSDHL President.
Teams will play a full league schedule against other teams in the Prospects Division and playoffs will be held at the end of the season. Applications for entry into all levels will be accepted beginning April 1st and will be due by May 1st. More details about the application process and plans for the new division will be available at the CSDHL website, www.csdhl.org.
“This new, combined division allows for clubs to participate in the CSDHL league even if they do not have teams in the major or minor levels, giving more players the opportunity to advance their development by playing a higher level of hockey,” says Michele Voris, President of Northwest Chargers Hockey.
Central States Development Hockey (CSDHL) is the top Tier II hockey league in the nation and is comprised of teams from throughout the Midwest. Since its establishment in 1999, hundreds of players from CSDHL teams have advanced to play collegiate and junior hockey. Notable alumni include current and former NHL players Brandon Bollig, Phil Kessel, Pat Maroon, Ryan Suter and Joe Vitale. Proud member of the North American Prospects Hockey League (www.naphl.com]. For more information, visit www.csdhl.org.

The Chicago Bulldogs are excited to announce that five current Bulldog players were selected to compete in this years AHAI’s 2021 Player Development Tryout/Identification Camp.  From the 2006 Central States team the Bulldogs are represented by Nicholas Ferrari, Brady Kudrna and Riston Siegel.  From the 2007 Central States team the Bulldogs are represented by Ethan Baker and Rocco Esposito.  This list also includes 25 former Bulldog players from the 2004-2007 birth years.  Congrats to all the players involved and keep up the great work.

Click here for full camp rosters

CSDHL - Squirt Minor Division 2021-22

03/19/2021, 11:30am CDT
By Admin

The Chicago Bulldogs are happy to pass along some exciting news!  The Central States Development Hockey League announced an expansion to the number one Tier II league in the country.   The league has added the Squirt Minor Division (2012's) for this upcoming 2021-22 season.  This provides the opportunity for first year squirt players to play at the highest level for their age group.  For many years the CSDHL has accepted teams starting at Squirt Major.  With this addition, this gives selected clubs the opportunity to place more players in squirt division.  The Chicago Bulldogs Hockey Club supports this decision to expand.   More information regarding this expansion will be passed along as it becomes available.  

Step 1 - RINK WAIVER LINK
Each person entering the rink needs to have one on file.  Please get this done for the rink ahead of time... or you will be asked to do so when you arrive.
https://www.heartlandicearena.com/waiver-2020.html

 

STEP 2 - Return to Skate Registration and Slot selection

REGISTER

-Please register in the new system - https://chicagobulldoghockey.gemsbrain.com/account/register. If you have more than one player, click the GREEN + sign below the password field to add more players.  CREDITS are PER PAID PLAYER.

PURCHASE CREDIT PACKS (or not)

If you will attend multiple sessions, you may want to purchase 5 pack or 10 pack at a lower cost per session.  You can also just checkout and purchase 1 credit during check-out if you prefer.  Note that Credits are player specific and cannot be shared.

Navigate to the Program level for your player > Buy the credit pack or just select the session(s) you prefer.

https://chicagobulldoghockey.gemsbrain.com/company/store

-Only Week 1 registration is released to allow us to address any issues that may come up, then we will release the remaining schedule by the end of the week 1.

-Remember to ONLY RESERVE (Skate) 1 session PER DAY.

-Pay attention to the groups... some sessions are combined, like all Squirts or BT 06/07 (combined).  Other sessions are year specific, like separate BT06 or BT07.  Sign up appropriately for your player.

-To clarify. there is NO designation as a Team 1 or 2. Group A is one section of ice. Group B is another section of ice, etc... to comply with social distancing.  Lets get the kids on their skates and active again.  Teams will sort out at tryouts in the fall.

Here are the direct links to each level as well:

MITE SESSIONS

SQUIRT SESSIONS

PEEWEE SESSIONS

BANTAM SESSIONS

(There are no midget at this time... no promises but it may be added in a couple of weeks)