The Admirals Hockey Club and Bruins Hockey Club have joined forces to resurrect the Chicago Flames Hockey Club. The Flames will have teams in the top Tier II & Tier III leagues for youth players.
SPRING 2022 SCHEDULE NOW AVAILABLE!
The SafeSport® Trained Core, all three Refresher courses, and the course on mandatory reporting will be updated April 20, 2022, and the learning platform will be offline that day. Learners in progress must complete them by April 18 to avoid progress being lost.
Please note, if you are a 2005 birth year or earlier, you will be required to take the SafeSport Core Training or Refresher Course prior to participation for the 2022-23 season.
One of the most exciting aspects of the USA Hockey Safe Sport Program is the online training/education that is available to help our members become aware of the information necessary to help prevent abuse from occurring in our sport. We are pleased to announce that all USA Hockey registered coaches, officials, players, employees and volunteers are entitled to take the training at no cost.
The Safe Sport Training and Refresher Training are each valid for twelve (12) months beginning on 4/1/22.
As of January 1, 2018, all relevant individuals who need to be SafeSport trained or are seeking retraining will need to complete the new SafeSport training, which features updated content.
Once you have completed the Core SafeSport Course, there will be a Refresher Course available for individuals who have previously completed the core Safe Sport course and need to retrain. Users completing the SafeSport refresher course will be trained for an additional season. After completing Refresher 3, you will take the Core Training for the next season.
PLEASE NOTE that you will need your own USA Hockey Confirmation Number or Referee Number and your own email address to access the training. You can locate your number OR obtain a number here membership.usahockey.com. If you will not be participating as a player, coach or referee, you can register at no cost under the ice manager/volunteer category to obtain your USA Hockey Confirmation Number.
Nikos "Nik" Tselios
Nikos Tselios began playing hockey at the age of 4 and it didn’t take long to see that he had an unconditional love for the game. Nik started playing youth hockey for the Huskies at the Downers Grove Ice Arena. Rapidly improving, his family wanted to make sure he got every opportunity possible to play the sport he loved. As years went by Nik found himself playing not only in his age group but getting to double roster as well. He often would play with players that were 2 years older than him, and was not only be able to keep up, but also made a significant impact in the games he played. Nik never seemed to get enough hockey – two teams in the fall, three teams in the spring, public skates and rat hockey all year round. Many would say it was too much, but for Nik there was no such thing as too much hockey, he could never get enough and that same passion for the sport lives today.
When Nik began playing Midget hockey he and his family knew it was time to make some major decisions. He had the great honor and privilege to represent his country and play for Team USA in the U16 and U17 National hockey tournaments. He received scholarship offers to play from every school he considered. Ultimately, his love of the game and passion for the sport pushed him to take a major risk and play for the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) instead of pursuing a degree. Nik was drafted in the 4th round to the Belleville Bulls and took his game up north to Canada. At the age of 17, in his rookie year, he received attention immediately; competing in the CHL prospects game and making the OHL all-rookie team. The summer after his rookie season he was drafted 22nd overall in the 1997 NHL entry Draft. Nik then spent two more seasons in the OHL improving and getting a chance to represent the United States in two World Junior Championships.
After a successful junior career, Nik began his journey breaking into the NHL. During his first four professional seasons, Nik played for Carolina Hurricane affiliates. While with the club, he played in 2 NHL games and was able to realize his lifelong and childhood dream. Nik then signed with the Phoenix Coyotes and spent two more seasons in the AHL. Nik wanted a change of scenery and decided to play in Europe – first Finland and then Sweden. While with the Swedish Elite League he won a gold medal playing with Fajestad. Nik’s professional hockey career is comprised of over 500 professional hockey games in the United States, Finland and Sweden.
Today you can still find Nik at the rinks here in Illinois where he spends his time helping children chase their dreams and improve their hockey skills and game play. Nik has worked with players at every skill level, beginners to professionals, and has coached at AAA, Central States, NIHL and the High School levels in the Chicagoland area. Nik has two sons Thano, Xristo. He and his wife, Litsa, now look forward to seeing if their sons will share the same passion and love for the game of hockey as he does.
Club Vice President