2023-2024 Season Information

Wilmette Jr. Trevians and Winnetka Warriors are pleased to share information for the Bantam & U16 Pilot Program for the 2023-2024 season. Below is timing for conditioning and tryouts for travel players, as well as anticipated practice times for both the House and Travel programs. Please note that dates and times are subject to change, so check this page again as we get closer to the season.

Before registering, each player must be registered with USA Hockey.


8/19-8/31: Travel Conditioning / Tryouts

9/1-9/4: Labor Day Weekend (No Hockey)

9/5: First Day of the Travel Season

11/21-11/26: Thanksgiving Travel Tournaments

12/22-1/5: Winter Break (No Hockey)

3/3: End of Season (timing may vary)


To register for the season you will first need to create a Crossbar account for yourself and then add your player(s) to the account. Only one parent needs to create an account and add players. Once you set up your account, invite a spouse or other family member to be linked to your account so everyone can receive communications from the Club. Details on setting up and managing your Crossbar account can be found here.


The goals of the House program is to continue cultivating the fundamental skills of the game, as well as to teach teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play. And, of course, have fun!

We will hold evaluations for all Bantam and U16 House players on Sunday, September 10, 2024. The season will then kick-off immediately following evaluations, with each team playing roughly 20-30 games throughout the season. There will be no games played over Thanksgiving or Winter Break.

Fees, outlined on the House program page, include ice time for games and practices, team jersey and referees for all games.



  • Saturday practices
  • Sunday games in early evening at home rinks or nearby communities


  • Practice times and locations TBD
  • Sunday games (timing TBD) at home rinks or nearby communities

Travel Program

The Wilmette/Winnetka Bantam & U16 Pilot Travel program is designed for players who want to make a serious commitment to the game of hockey. These teams get more ice time and travel to other rinks to participate in appropriately balanced competition. We will field multiple travel teams at the Bantam level, which compete in the Northern Illinois Hockey League (NIHL) and the Central States Development Hockey League (CSDHL), and one team at the U16 level playing in CSDHL.

You will find here a link to registration, dates/times for preseason conditioning and tryouts, as well as season-specific information.

Travel Conditioning


We will break the Bantams up into three (3) groups. Each group will get four (4) conditioning skates.

Green Group (2010s A-L)

8/19 – 11:40-12:50 p.m. at Winn.

8/20 – 2:00-3:00 p.m. at NSIA

8/22 – 7:50-8:50 p.m. at NSIA

8/25 – 6:40-7:50 p.m. at Winn.

Blue Group (2010s M-Z)

8/19 – 7:50-8:50 p.m. at NSIA

8/21 – 8:00-9:00 p.m. at NSIA

8/23 – 8:00-9:00 p.m. at NSIA

8/25 – 8:00-9:00 p.m. at NSIA

White Group (All 2009s)

8/20 – 12:50-1:50 p.m. at NSIA

8/21 – 8:15-9:15 p.m. Cent.

8/23 – 6:50-7:50 p.m. at NSIA

8/24 – 8:00-9:00 p.m. at NSIA


8/25 – 4:30-5:30 p.m. at NSIA

Travel Tryouts


8/27 – 9:00-10:05 a.m. for 2010s (A-L) at NSIA

8/27 – 10:15-11:20 a.m. for 2010s (M-Z) at NSIA

8/27 – 11:30-12:40 p.m. for 2009s at NSIA 

8/28 – 8:00-9:10 p.m. Bantam Prospect Call Back at NSIA

8/29 – 9:00-10:00 p.m. Bantam 2010 (NIHL) Call Backs at NSIA

8/30 – 7:30-8:30 p.m. or 8:40-9:40 p.m. for NIHL Teams at NSIA (we will communicate group)

8/31 – 5:40-6:40 p.m. or 6:50-7:50 p.m. for NIHL Teams at NSIA (we will communicate group)


8/27 – 4:20-5:20 p.m. at NSIA

8/28 – 8:15-9:15 p.m. at Centennial

Travel Practice Schedule


Bantam CS Prospects – Mondays 8:15-9:15 p.m. at Centennial; Wednesdays 8:55-10:05 p.m. at NSIA; Thursdays 8:30-9:30 p.m. at Winnetka

Bantam 2010s (NIHL)– Mondays 8:15-9:15 p.m. at Centennial; Tuesdays 8:15-9:15 p.m. at Centennial; Thursdays 8:00-9:00 p.m. at NSIA

Bantam NIHL 1 – Mondays 8:45-10:00 p.m. at NSIA; Tuesdays 8:10-9:20 p.m. at Winnetka; Wednesdays 8:25-9:25 p.m. at NSIA

Bantam NIHL 2 – Tuesdays 8:10-9:20 p.m. at Winnetka; Wednesdays 8:40-9:40 p.m. at Centennial; Thursdays 8:30-9:30 p.m. at Centennial

Bantam NIHL 3 – Mondays 8:20-9:20 p.m. at Winnetka; Tuesdays 8:10-9:20 p.m. at Winnetka, Thursdays 6:50-7:50 p.m. at Centennial Studio


U16 Prospects – Tuesdays 9:00-10:10 p.m. at NSIA; Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 p.m. at Winnetka

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