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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.  

Bulldogs 06's Headed Deep Into the Heart of Texas

03/14/2021, 4:45pm CDT
By Admin

 The Chicago Bulldogs 2006 Central States team has earned a bid to the USA Hockey National Tournament for the Youth Tier II U14 Division.  The Bulldogs clinched a birth to the National Tournament with a  4 - 2 victory over the 2006 Highland Park Falcons Central States Team.  The Stampede towards Nationals began with an overtime victory over the Naperville Sabres 2006 Central States team 5-4.  Next up, was the West Dundee Leafs 2006 Central States team and a 4-0 victory.  Then the Bulldogs took on the Highland Park Falcons 2006 Central States team and won 3-1.  Yesterdays second matchup ended with a decisive victory over the Highland Park Falcons 2006 Central States team which clinched an Illinois State Title and a trip Deep into the Heart of Texas.  The Youth Tier II USA Hockey Nationals will take place April 29th through May 3rd in Dallas, Texas.  Congratulations to the State Champion Chicago Bulldogs 06's.  Best of luck in the great State of Texas.

Welcome Nikos Tselios!

03/09/2021, 4:30pm CST
By Admin

Welcome Nikos Tselios!

The Chicago Bulldogs are excited to announce the addition of Nikos Tselios to the coaching staff.  The Oak Park, IL native has several years of coaching and playing experience, which will contribute to the Bulldogs Hockey Club.  Nikos was a first round draft pick of the Carolina Hurricanes in 1997.  Nikos's on ice performance speaks for itself, playing for Team USA in the World Junior U-20 tournament in 1998 & 1999.  This was followed up by many years of competing in the NHL, AHL and overseas in the Swedish Elite League.  After ending his playing career, he established himself as a successful youth coach/skills director in the Chicagoland area.  Nikos has worked with CYA, Chicago Hawks and the Chicago Blues.

Nikos will join the Bulldogs immediately and will work with all age levels in our Spring Program.  The Bulldogs Summer Program will also feature Nikos working with all age levels in skills sessions.  For the Fall 2021-22 season, Nikos will be part of the coaching staffs of two Bulldog teams as well as leading on ice weekly skills sessions.

Please introduce yourself to Nikos and welcome him to the club.

06's Compete at "Pink the Rink"

01/21/2021, 11:00pm CST
By Admin

The Chicago Bulldogs competed in the "Pink the Rink" event in Mitchell South Dakota for charity.  The Chicago Bulldogs took on Arvada 06 for a special night of hockey and charity.  Both teams played hard for the their teams but most of all for the charities involved.  The Chicago Bulldogs prevailed on the scoreboard with an 8-2 win.  

Congrats to the Bulldogs 2006 and 2009 teams as they captured 200x85's Western Michigan Classic.  The Bulldogs had four teams appear in the finals on Sunday.  The 2006's, 2008's, 2009's and the Squirt Major Team went a combined 19-4-1 through 24 games.  The 2006's rolled through the championship game by defeating the Troy Sting while leading the whole game.  The 2009's stormed back from a 3-0 deficit for a 6-3 victory.  Great weekend for the Bulldogs.

Congratulations to our SQ1 NIHL and PW09 Major teams for bringing home the hardware in Motown!

Great showing at the 200x85 CCM Motown Invitational.  Our five Bulldogs teams went a combined 18-5-3 on the weekend; with 3 teams advancing to their Championship Games; with the PW08s ad SQ1 Teams returning as Champions! 

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)

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