For those of you who don’t know much about Chicagoland Hockey, there is a special group that is very close to my heart and very close to the Vikings, that I’d like to make you aware of. The Chicago Blackhawks Special Hockey Team plays out of a handful of rinks in Northern Illinois. Their rosters are open to anyone who wants to play regardless of age, race, sex or ability. The teams are comprised of players that have Autism, Down Syndrome or other developmental disabilities.
If you know someone who would like to join or if you would like to make a donation please visit their website at www.chicagospecialhockey.com or contact Melanie Freeman at email@example.com
The Orland Jr Vikes are proud to announce that the 2021 FALL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. Avoid the Registration late fee on Aug 1st and register today for tryouts. U8 Mite Tryouts begin August 15th. The full tryout schedule can be found by clicking the "21-22 Fall Tryouts" tab on the left side of the home page. Click the "Registration" tab on the menu bar to begin the registration process or follow the link below.
"Its a Great time to be a Jr Vike"
Hello Jr Vikes Mites,
I hope your enjoying your summer and some time away from hockey. We want to pass along a quick reminder that Fall Tryouts for the 2021-2022 Jr Vikes CUHL Travel Teams will take place on August 15th, 16th & 17th at Arctic. Registration will be opening soon on the Jr Vikes Website.
Also, see the link below for a Program Outline of "What You Get" with an overview of what is included in your 21-22 Season fees. The Orland Jr Vikes is by far the best value in U8 Mite Travel Hockey. Follow us on Facebook as well and stay current on all the Orland Jr Vikes News. Please contact Coach Nick with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
"Its Great to be a Viking"
The Orland Park Vikings 2021 Spring Development Program is set to begin on Monday April 5th at Arctic Ice Arena. Similar to years past, there will be a balance of Skills and Drills, Power Skates, Small Area Games and 3 on 3 games. The program will run to the end of June with both Full Program and Flex 12 payment options. Special Goalie Instruction, Tournaments, Discounted Mite U8 Registration and Special Guest Instructors all compliment our program.
All information including schedule, registration and tournament listings will be posted soon, please keep checking the Vikings Website for details. In 2019 several levels sold out so take advantage of the Early Bird Discount when registration opens to secure your players spot.
Please contact Vikings Hockey Director Nick Pollos with any questions at email@example.com
The Orland Park Vikings and Orland Jr Vikes are proud to announce the addition of Chad Kolarik to the Coaching Staff. Chad brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Vikings having just finished a strong 12-year Pro Hockey Career. Chad will be working with all teams in the club as a Roaming Assistant Coach yet will put his main focus towards the U14 and Midget Levels. Chad will offer support to the Head Coaches and share ideas and concepts with our staff. "We are really excited to have Chad join our staff" says Hockey Director Nick Pollos. "Ive known Chad for several years, having coached against him as a player and then watched him during his playing career. He has allot to offer our kids." Chad's son Christian is a member of the Jr Vikes Mite 2 Team
Chad started his hockey career as a member of the United States National Team Development Program (USNTDP) in 2002 as a member of the Under 18 Team. Chad earned a scholarship to play at the University of Michigan and was drafted in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the Phoenix Coyotes. After his senior season at Michigan, Chad signed an NHL Entry Level Contract with Phoenix. Later Chad went on to play six games in the NHL with the New York Rangers and Columbus Blue Jackets. The Majority of Chad's career was spent in the AHL and playing in Europe. While in Europe Chad played in the KHL, Swedish Hockey League and others. Perhaps one of the many highlights in his career was being selected to the 2018 United States Olympic Team where he once again was honored to wear his nation's colors.
The Vikings Welcome Chad, his wife Kylee and their son Christian to the Club.