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Summer Session
Summer Session will begin the week of 6/19 and run through the week of  7/28.


River Pups – Fridays 6:30 – 7:15 p.m; Saturdays 12:20pm-1:00pm
River Pups 4-13 years
The intermediate clinic is designed for teaching the basic skills of ice hockey, with a continued emphasis on skating. All students must have passed Beginners Skating.

Required equipment includes:
Hockey helmet with a full-face mask; hockey gloves; elbow pads; hockey pants; shoulder pads; shin guards; hockey skates; hockey stick; cup with supporter; neck guard; as well as garter belt and hockey socks.

CLINIC AGE -Fridays 5:00-5:30pm;5:30-6:00pm; 6:00-6:30pm
Penguin Clinic 3-6 years
Beginners Clinic 7-13 years

A 30-minute class for teaching the fundamentals of skating for hockey. This is a learn-to-skate class, and certain skills must be passed before advancing to the next level. Required equipment includes: hockey helmet with full-face mask, hockey skates, and gloves for hand protection (hockey or winter gloves will do). A hockey stick is not required, but after attending the first class, students will be allowed to shoot some pucks before class. Elbow pads and shin guards are optional equipment, but highly recommended.

Age Breakdown
Team Birth Year
Mite 2008-2009
Squirts 2006-2007
Peewees 2004-2005
Bantams 2002-2003
Midgets 1996-1999

League Description:
The Chicago River Dogs Hockey Organization is a program dedicated to providing a fun and educational experience for the children residing in the Chicago-land area who wish to play ice hockey. Our programs are planned, promoted and administered by unpaid volunteers. Our curriculum stresses basic skills, encourages team play and sportsmanship, and strives for fair playing time for all players. The individuals who teach this curriculum, in all cases, have completed one or more courses in the Coaching Education Program (CEP). The River Dogs Organization’s coaches and Directors, through such things as our Code of Conduct, also are committed to teaching players to respect their opponents and the officials.

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