AAU has become the fastest growing ice hockey program within the United States. Currently sanctioning Leagues, Tournament, and Clubs from coast to coast within most states, as well as Ontario, Canada. Classifications include Mini-Mites (6U) through Juniors (20U), as well as High School leagues. Adults and College are coming soon.
Fulfilling the AAU motto: Sports for All, Forever!
Hockey Illinois' main purpose is to promote and provide support for full ice hockey for Squirt and Mite aged hockey players in Illinois. Illinois has emerged as a leading state in AAU hockey participation. Last year three of the four finalists for Mite Nationals were Illinois teams, with the winner being an Illinois team (Chicago Steel). Additional teams at the squirt level may be formed to compete in the Squirt National Championships, co-located with the Mite National Championships, Minnesota High School State Championships, and the Let's Play Hockey Expo.