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Announcing Chicago Jets Boys U16 Top Gun Program

2001 & 2002 Families,

The Top Gun U16  elite training program is designed for the committed hockey player looking to improve their game and take it to next level.  Members of our staff individually have 15, 20, and 25 years of experience coaching players with the goal of developing players and bringing out their very best.  They have direct ties to USHL, NAHL, and have promoted Tier II players into both leagues.  The curriculum is designed to maximize the skill set and thought process of each player in an environment that teaches that hard work and attention to detail will breed success.  This unique program will be in a 4 part plan:

  • Weekly Skills Session designed with a mixture of high tempo drills and position specific training
  • Small Group Training- this will enable the player to work on individual skill sets     
  • Team Scrimmages- the player will have the chance to implement teachings in a controlled yet competitive environment with constant feedback from coaches.   
  • High Intensity Small Area Training- Compete, battle, and improve reaction time in various training situations to push players outside their comfort zone.

This program will launch the Chicago Jets U16 program for the fall of 2017. The goal is to put players on a "Runway For Success" at the Tier 2 level and will provide them opportunities to pursue their dreams of playing hockey after high school. The 2017-18 Chicago Jets U16 team will play out of Johnny's West Ice Arena with an on site state-of-the-art fitness center for the Chicago Jets players and dedicated pro-style locker rooms for the U16 team.  

Below are photos of both facilities as well as the Top Gun Tryout Schedule ($75) and Top Gun spring program schedule ($295) for players who are selected.  All players who would like to participate in the program will need to attend at least one tryout to be considered.  Please use the link below to register for tryouts.

Chicago Jets 2017 Spring Hockey Registration is OPEN

Chicago Jets and Chicago Spitfires Families:

Our spring registration is now open.  Attached are the schedules by both level and birth year.  All players born 2007 and younger will be assigned to a 3 on 3 team once our registration is complete.  We will send a follow up communication closer to the start of our spring program with the detailed list of 3 on 3 team rosters.  The cost of the program is $395 ($295 for Girls U12/U14) for skaters and $100 for goalies.  PLEASE NOTE:  Girls 2007 and younger should register for the standard Spring Program at their birth year.  Our coaching staff is looking forward to working with your player throughout the spring in a focused yet fun environment where each player will leave the spring with a increased skill set in May than they entered with in March.  Space in the program is limited so please register right away using the link provided below.



Nations Cup - USA vs. CANADA

Congratulations to our Squirt teams that participated in the Detroit, MI Nations Cup tournament in November. It was an exciting tournament for everyone involved. USA beat Canada in the 2007 bracket, and Canada beat USA in the 2006 bracket.

Thanks to our teams, parents and coaches for a job well done!

Wishbone Tournament Champions!

The Chicago Jets Squirt 2 team capped off a fun Thanksgiving weekend defeating the Chicago Stallions 4-3 to win the Squirt A Warrior Division at the Wishbone Tournmanet in Northbrook.  After going 3-0-1 over the holiday weekend, the boys fought off a tough Stallions team in the championshp game.

Great job bringing home the trophy!!!

Squirt 2 Bauer Sarnia Tournament Runner-up

The Chicago Jets Squirt 2 team enjoyed an exciting championship game at the home of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) Sarnia Sting in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada to determine the winner of the Bauer Sarnia World Invite A/B Tournament, November 4-6, 2016.  Despite a tough game against Sarnia Junior Sting, the team came up short, losing 8-2.  Throughout the weekend, the team played games aganst the Port Huron Flags (Port Huron, MI), the TSI Gnawbones (Southern Indiana), the Chelsea Chiefs (Chelsea, MI), and the Sarnia Sting (Sarnia, Ontario).  According to tournament officials, the Squirt 2 team was the only American team to make it to the championship game at any level of play (Squirt/Atom - Midget).  

Squirt 2 Bauer Sarnia Tourney Runner-ups

STX Winterfest Tournament in Rosemont

Chicago Jets ADM teams participated in their first tournament on MLK weekend. Thanks to the parents and coaches for helping our young players have fun and work together as a team. Way to play hard!

HOCKEY BAG Order Information

Jets Hockey bags continue to be available for purchase throughout the season.  you can order online from Lansing Sports Shop.  Please note they take 8-10 weeks for delivery.  

Most of our ADM and Mite players use the smaller duffle; note: it has no side pockets.

Squirt and older order the large duffle.  Goalie bags also available. 

For pricing and orders go to:

A Step Ahead Celebrates 5th Year educating the Youth Hockey Community!!!


A Step Ahead logo

Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois (AHAI), Athletico Physical Therapy, the Chicago Blackhawks, and NorthShore University HealthSystem have come together to create the A Step aHead initiative to combat one of the most common head injuries: concussions.  These four groups pledge to educate the Illinois youth hockey community on the importance of concussion management and to be proactive with implementing baseline testing. Through A Step aHead, we will offer free baseline concussion testing, as well as educational programs, to youth hockey players in the AHAI program.

Click HERE for informational brochure