Regular (Fall/Winter) Season

The Carmel Corsairs hockey program operates as part of the Carmel Catholic High School Athletic Department under the direction of the Athletic Director.

The sport is recognized by the athletic department, and players earn letters and other recognition similar to other sports. This includes recognition in the school's yearbook, announcements at school, pep rallies, etc.


Carmel Catholic High School fields a Varsity and Junior Varsity team.

Both teams play in the highly competitive Scholastic Hockey League.


Evaluations/tryouts are typically held in mid/late August with the season starting immediately after and running through mid-March.


Glacier Ice Arena in Vernon Hills is our home ice for practices, skills sessions, and games.

SHL away games are hosted a various rinks across Chicagoland.

Practice, Skills, Training

Teams practice two to three times per week (60-90 minutes) and also have one 60 minutes skills session per week.

Hockey specific fitness and weight training is run throughout the year in the collegiate-like setting of the 12,000 sq. foot Carmel Catholic High School Fitness Center.


Carmel Catholic Varsity & JV hockey teams will play:

  • 27 SHL games
  • ~10 non-league games
  • 3-5 tournaments (in and out of town)
  • SHL Playoffs (as earned)
  • Illinois State Playoffs (as earned)

Teams average 55-65 games per season.

Uniforms & Warmups


Purchased in a players first year as a Corsair

  • Game Jerseys (home & away)
  • Game pants shell
  • Game socks (home & away)
  • Game gloves
  • Camel hockey bag
  • Warmup Jacket
  • Practice jersey (reversible)

Varsity Tournaments

  • October out-of-town Tournament
  • Thanksgiving Loyola Invitational
  • MLK Weekend Tournament
  • Showcase Tournament

JV Tournaments

  • BG/H/W Pre-season Tournament
  • October out-of-town Tournament
  • Stevenson Thanksgiving Invitational
  • MLK Weekend Tournament

how to register for fall/winter

  1. USA Hockey: Obtain a USA Hockey Number for the current playing year
  2. Register for the regular season team: Register here
  3. Signup for Hockey on the Carmel Catholic High School Veracross Portal
  4. From "Athletics" on the Veracross Portal, select "Register for a Sport"
  5. Submit Physical to Carmel Catholic High School: via the Carmel VeraCross portal: Upload here.
  6. SafeSport: If your player will turn 17 by December 31st, they must complete SafeSport
  7. Attend the Parent Kickoff Meeting (at least one parent):
  8. WHEN: Saturday, August 19th @ 1:00pm-1:45pm (please be prompt)
  9. WHERE: Glacier Ice Arena South Parking Lot
  10. WHAT: Coach Eberhardt will walk through the season and important items.
  11. Stay and attend the Volunteer Meeting:
  12. WHEN: Saturday, August 19th @ 2:00pm-2:45pm (immediately following the parent meeting)
  13. WHERE: Glacier Ice Arena Conference Room (adjacent to the South Rink)
  15. Specifically, we need volunteers to help out with:
  16. Security for games
  17. Game video volunteers
  18. Event planning
  19. Senior Night Planning
  20. Homecoming Planning
  21. Team Locker Posters
  22. End-of-season banquet planning
  23. Street Scenes
  24. Etc. Please help!
  25. Evaluation Fee must be Paid PRIOR to Evaluations:
  26. CHECK for $500 made out to CARMEL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL with CARMEL HOCKEY in the memo field on the check.
  27. Venmo & Zelle are not available for Evaluation Fee.
  28. Please hand your check to Cliff Hieronymus at the Parent Kickoff Meeting 
  29. Players will not be permitted to tryout if a check has not been received.

2024-2025 Season

Registration WILL OPEN IN JULY!

Follow these steps to register for the Regular (Fall/Winter) Hockey Season:

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