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Vikings Welcome Adam Marsh to Spring Coaching Staff

Vikings Welcome Adam Marsh to Spring Coaching Staff

The Orland Park Vikings are proud to announce the addition of Adam Marsh to the 2019 Vikings Spring Coaching Staff. Adam, son of former Chicago Blackhawk Peter Marsh will serve as a skills instructor during the 2019 Spring Program and work with all ages from Mites to Midgets focusing on puck skills and skating.

Adam played his youth hockey in Chicago, playing for two AAA Clubs. Adam played Pee Wee and Bantam for the Chicago Mission and later played his Midget AAA hockey for the Chicago Young Americans. That spring, Adam was a Futures Draft Pick in the USHL by the Indiana Ice. Later that year Adam signed to play with the Saint John Sea Dogs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. In 2015 Adam was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the 7th round of the 2015 NHL Draft. After four seasons in the Q, Adam turned pro and played in the East Coach Hockey League for Rapid City Rush and the Reading Royals. Medical challenges forced him to retire at a very young age and now he will turn his attention to coaching here at the Vikings.

“I’m excited to bring Adam in to join our staff” says Vikings Hockey Director Nick Pollos. “Adam is a great young guy who will be a huge asset to our staff and to our players in our Spring Program. We also look forward to having Adam join our staff in the fall of 2019 as an Assistant Coach as well.”


Vikings Morn the Passing of Coach Chuck Rahn


RIP Chuck Rahn

It is with a heavy heart that the Vikings Hockey Club morns the passing of Coach Chuck Rahn today, December 18th, 2018. Coach Chuck died at home today surrounded by his family after a long battle with Brain Cancer. Coach Chuck is survived by his wife Gina and sons Anthony and Chuck along with their families. Chuck spent the majority of his life involved in the game hockey both as a player and coach. His spirit will live on. RIP Coach Chuck

We would like to share a message from the Rahn Family;

First off, dad wanted us to thank you and everyone at the Vikings Organization for all the love and kindness you have shared with him over the years.
One of dad's final wishes was to donate his brain to the Northwestern Brain Tumor Research Center for research. That was taken care of today. As such, we will not be holding a wake or memorial service. Thanks again for everything.

Love, 
The Rahn Family


2018 Fall Tryout Registration

2018 Jr Vikes Fall Tryout Registration link, now open. Tryouts are Aug 16, 17 & 19. Register Today! Contact Hockey Director Nick Pollos with any questions at vikingshockeyhd@gmail.com


Vikings / Jr Vikes Announce 2018-2019

Mite Development ADM Team Program

 

The Vikings / Jr Vikes Hockey Club is excited to announce their Mite Development ADM Team Program for the 2018-2019 USA Hockey playing season. The Mite Development Team will be open to all 8U players who want to play, learn and develop in an ADM format. The team will consist of a maximum of 16 players, who will practice two times per week from mid-September thru mid-March. The Mite Development Team will play a series of home and away Cross-Ice games and Jamborees in the Greater Chicagoland area. The team will be split into two groups for all games and jamborees, with two or more games going on at one time, to ensure maximum ice time and puck touches. Julie Sochacki will serve as the teams Head Coach with support from Vikings Hockey Director, Nick Pollos and other club instructors. Have your child learn from our professional coaching staff.

 

Cost for the program is $2175. This includes your $175 Registration Fee, also included in your fees are the following…

 

  • Two practices per week, all at Arctic Ice Arena, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, on the same days all season long from September thru Mid-March
  • All home and away games and Jamborees
  • Team Pictures
  • Home and Away Game Jerseys and socks, and Practice Jerseys

 

The Team will be selected on a first come, first serve basis with the first 16 online registrations given first priority. There will be an Introduction Skate followed by a parent meeting and jersey fitting at Arctic Ice Arena, time and date are TBA. A confirmation email will be sent to the first 16 players registered welcoming you to the club, and confirming your child’s place in the program. A waiting list will also be established should a spot open up before or after the initial start date. We encourage all to register at www.orlandjrvikes.org and take part in the tryouts for the Full Ice Teams even though you intend to play ADM, take advantage of the ice time. Please call Hockey Director Nick Pollos at 708-205-1616 with any questions.

 

Please register online via the Jr Vikes Website at

www.orlandjrvikes.org

 

Any questions can be directed to Vikings Hockey Director, Nick Pollos at vikingshockeyhd@gmail.com


Free Mite Mini Camp Open to ALL Mites

FREE MITE MINI CAMP August 10, 13 & 14 at Arctic Ice Arena

Times are 600-720pm all three nights. This FREE MITE MINI CAMP is open to ALL MITES of ALL AGES, born from 2010 - 2014 from ALL Clubs including Arctic Jr Fury. Have your child learn from our professional staff with over 35 years of top level coaching and playing including AAA Tier I, Jr A and NCAA levels. All Players Welcome to attend. No Registration is needed, just show up and let your child learn from us for FREE.

The Orland Jr Vikes are proud members of the CUHL which include the top level of travel hockey for U8 Mites in the State.

Please email Hockey Director Nick Pollos with any questions at vikingshockeyhd@gmail.com

We hope to see everyone at our FREE MITE MINI CAMP Aug 10, 13 & 14 at Arctic.

Jr Vikes Tryouts will be August 16, 17 & 19. Details will be posted on the Jr Vikes website very soon at www.orlandjrvikes.org







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