Darien Phantoms

Mite Program (8U)

Darien Phantoms

The Darien Phantoms is a not-for-profit youth travel hockey organization for players who are Mites (8U).

The Phantoms compete in the Chicago United Hockey League (CUHL) which is sanctioned by the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). Teams play approximately 24 full-ice games plus playoffs and tournaments. All players are required to tryout and are placed on teams accordingly.

The Phantoms is not affiliated with USA Hockey, the Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois (AHAI) or any of their affiliates.

Our Mission

The Phantoms are committed to the ongoing development and promotion of competitive youth amateur hockey in Illinois. We are dedicated to the athletic development, personal growth and sportsmanship of youth hockey players. We encourage the development of our players as teammates, as well as individuals, teaching them valuable lessons that can be applied long after they leave the rink. Our coaches and instructors utilize a variety of cutting-edge on and off-ice training techniques that provide our players with a competitive advantage while maintaining a positive, fun environment.

Proud to wear one of the coolest logos in Mite hockey, the Phantoms strive to:

  • Inspire a lifelong love of hockey
  • Cultivate family, friendships and fun
  • Build strength of character on and off the ice
  • Develop athletes to their greatest potential

Darien Phantoms Core Values

The Core Values you see here reflect our mission and what is truly important to our organization. What it means to "Be a Phantom" is an idea that can be embraced by our leadership, coaches, instructors, players, and families within the organization.

Fun – Hockey is a fun and exciting game, and playing it should make you feel happy.

Teamwork – There is no "I" in team and good teammates work together to make great things happen.

Respect – It is important to show respect for yourself, your teammates, your coaches and your opponents of and off the ice.

Responsibility – When you're responsible, your coaches and teammates will count on you to do the things you're supposed to do.

Sportsmanship – Good sports have a positive attitude, play fair, cheer for their teammates and always shake hands with the other team.

Phantoms Operations

Steve Climo

Phantoms Mite Director

Nick Skweres

Phantoms Equipment Manager

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