Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from the Jr Vikes
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.
Here is the schedule for All Mite Teams to take us up to Labor Day. The week of Labor Day will begin our regular Practice Schedule starting Tuesday 9/8. These slots are for ALL MITE Teams.
All Mite Skills Sessions
Monday 8/24 Champ Rink 500-600pm
Wednesday 8/26 Champ Rink 620-720pm
Monday 8/31 Champ Rink 500-600pm
Thursday 9/3 Champ Rink 500-600pm
Vikings and Jr Vikes Registration Remains Open
The Orland Park Vikings and Orland Jr Vikes Programs are moving forward as scheduled at this time. Registration remains open for both Fall 2020-2021 Seasons as well as the Power Skate Clinic and Positional Mini Clinics in the coming weeks.
Registration for all U8 Players for the Fall Season is at www.orlandjrvikes.org All U8 skaters registering for the Mite Power Skate can do so at www.vikingsyouthhockey.org Registration for all U10 – U18 Fall Players as all Positional Mini Clinics can be done on the Vikings website as well at www.vikingsyouthhockey.org
As it pertains to the Governor’s announcement this week concerning youth sports in Illinois, The Vikings are awaiting guidance from their governing body, Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois (AHAI) and the Jr Vikes will work with the Chicago United Hockey League (CUHL) as they prepare to move forward.
Once we hear from our governing bodies the Board of Directors will meet to discuss all options moving forward. We know how confusing things can be at this time, please know that everyone here at the Vikings is working hard to be as prepared as possible to make any and all modifications in order for our players to be able to take the ice safely.
Please contact Hockey Director Nick Pollos with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Its Great to be a Jr Vike!
Hello Players and Parents,
Registration for the 2020-2021 Mite Hockey Season is Open by clicking the "Registration" Tab on the menu bar above. The Jr Vikes compete in the Chicago United Hockey League (CUHL). Tryouts are set to begin very soon, don't delay, REGISTER TODAY!
Mite Power Skate Mini Clinic Starts August 3rd. Click this link to register...
FREE MITE SKILLS AND SCRIMMAGE SKATES
The Jr Vikes and Vikings are proud to off FREE Mite Skates at Arctic Ice Arena on August 10th & 12th at 500pm. These FREE Skates are open to ALL MITES from ALL CLUBS, House and Travel. Come Meet the Coaches and Hockey Director Nick Pollos. Hope to see you there.
Welcome to the 2020-2021 Orland Jr Vikes Season. The Jr Vikes are proud to announce our Team Designations for the 2020-2021 Mite Hockey Season.
Mite 1 - CUHL DI ($2975 cost, is All In)
Mite 2 - CUHL DII ($2975 cost is All In)
Mite 3 - Mite Development Team, $2250 ADM or $2975 CUHL, TBA. Fee will be based on if the team plays in the Full Ice CUHL or an independent ADM Schedule. This will be determined during tryouts based on the team experience level.