Want to be part of the 2018 Illinois Girls America’s Showcase Team? It’s Not Too Late to Register!

By Anita Lichterman

Female Hockey Players…please read…

2018 will mark the 3rd year that Illinois has fielded a Girls’ team for the America’s Showcase. Once known as the Chicago Showcase, USA Hockey renamed it the America’s Showcase when the tournament was moved to Pittsburgh. After 8 years in Pittsburgh, the Showcase is now coming back into the Central District and will be held in St. Louis, Missouri April 19-22, 2018.

We have extended the deadline for registration as not all eligible players were aware of this exciting and unique opportunity.

The Showcase is designed for high school junior and senior female hockey players who have not yet committed to a college or university and would like an opportunity to be seen by college coaches and scouts. The 2017 Showcase featured 8 teams from across the country and played host to over 25 college coaches and scouts who were in attendance strictly to see female hockey players. This year’s Showcase hopes to have 12 Girls’ teams in attendance and even more colleges than last year present.

AHAI would like to take this opportunity to invite all female players (Tier I, Tier II and High School) who are interested in trying out for the 2018 Illinois team to let us know. The fee to participate is $400 per player (same as 2017’s fee), and includes practices, practice jersey, game jerseys (home & away), game socks, Showcase entrance fee and hotel room.

Again, this is primarily for high school junior and seniors who have not yet committed to a college or university. However, interested sophomores should also feel free to contact AHAI. This is YOUR chance to show your talents, have fun, see what it takes to play hockey in college and meet players from all over the United States. This is YOUR team!

Click HERE to download/print the official invite letter, player eligibility requirements, and registration form. There are still openings! Questions? Contact Anita Lichterman at neets1719@aol.com.

March 2018
Tuesday, March 20: 7-8pm
Thursday, March 22: 7-8pm

Tuesday, April 3: 7-8pm
Thursday, April 5: 7-8pm
Tuesday, April 10: 7-8pm
Thursday, April 12: 7-8pm

All practices are at the Triphahn Center in Hoffman Estates.

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