Darien Phantoms

The Darien Phantoms is a not-for-profit youth hockey organization for Mite aged (8 and under) travel hockey players. The Darien Phantoms Hockey Club is committed to the ongoing development and promotion of competitive youth amateur hockey in the south/western suburbs of Chicago. The Darien Phantoms compete in the Chicago United Hockey League (CUHL) which is sanctioned by the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU).  The Phantoms play approximately 24 full-ice league games plus playoffs and is not restricted by a maximum number of full-ice or a minimum number of cross-ice games throughout the season.  

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

All Phantoms practices and home games take place at the Darien Sportsplex, 451 Plainfield Rd. Darien, IL 60561.

Ages / Levels

Mite (U8): 2016 & 2017 Birth Years


Thursday, August 15th

  • 2017 - 5:20pm-6:20pm
  • 2016 - 6:20pm-7:10pm

Saturday, August 17th

  • Group 3 - 9:00am-9:50am
  • Group 2 - 10:00am-10:50am
  • Group 1 - 11:00am-11:50am

Sunday, August 18th

  • Group 3 - 9:00am-9:50am
  • Group 2 - 10:00am-10:50am
  • Group 1 - 11:00am-11:50am

The first tryouts / evaluation session will be by birth year. Following the first session, you will receive an email (at the address you used to register for tryouts) to inform you of your player’s group assignment for the next session(s).

AAU Membership

A current AAU membership is required for all Darien Phantoms players. AAU memberships must be renewed annually. You will need a Club Membership Code in order to proceed. Immediately following tryouts and roster placement, the new Phantoms 2024-25 Club Membership code will be emailed out to Phantoms families prompting you to obtain a number for new players or renew a membership for returning players.

2024-2025 Darien Phantoms Uniform Order

All players must fill out the uniform pack order form below. The uniforms pack includes: Practice Jersey, Practice Sock, Game Shell, Game Socks, Warm-Up Jacket/Pants.

Due to our current Darien Phantom jerseys being discontinued by the manufacturer, the Phantoms will have new Game Jerseys for the 2024-2025 season! Those jerseys are not included in the uniform pack and will be purchased for an additional fee.

All first year Phantoms and those new to the organization must purchase a set of home and away jerseys ($130 for the home/away set). Returning Phantoms are eligible for 50% off the jersey cost due to only getting one season out of the now discontinued jerseys purchased prior to last season. Returning players should email Equipment Manager, Nick Skweres (equipmentmanager@chicagohawks.com), to obtain the discount code.

Returning players may be able to keep their jersey number from last season. New players will be assigned a jersey number (odd number for odd birth year, even number for even birth year).

Refunds will only be provided for jersey purchases of players who have not been OFFERED a roster spot. Please allow 5-6 weeks for delivery of jerseys. All other pieces of the uniform pack will be available once teams are selected.

Baseline Concussion Testing

Achieve Sports Medicine is excited to offer the Chicago Hawks/Darien Phantoms Hockey Club baseline concussion testing for the upcoming 2024-2025 season.

Baseline testing is FREE for all Hawks/Phantoms athletes and MANDATORY to complete prior to the start of the season. Your child will NOT be allowed to play until the test is completed.

To schedule your child’s baseline test, please click on the link below.

Testing Location:

Achieve Sports Medicine: 6300 Kingery Hwy, Suite 204, Willowbrook IL, 60527

Testing takes approximately 25-30 minutes

What is ImPACT Neurocognitive Baseline Testing?

Using the ImPACT Neurocognitive computerized software, your son/daughter will enter a quiet private room, where they will be set up on a computer or tablet and complete a series of "brain games" used to measure their level of symptoms, reaction time, verbal and visual memory, and processing speed.

Baseline testing includes:

  • A computerized Baseline ImPACT test used to measure the level of symptoms, reaction time, verbal and visual memory, and processing speed.
  • If an injury does occur, a secondary ImPACT test is included free of charge.
  • Athletes will be recommended to perform Physical Therapy and further testing based on severity.

If none of the times listed in SignUp Genius work for your schedule, please contact Kayla at (630) 320-6970 or sportsmed@achieveortho.com to schedule your baseline concussion test.

2024-2025 Darien Phantoms

Tryout Information

Level: Mites (2016 & 2017)

Tryout Dates: 8/15, 8/17, 8/18

Tryout Location: Darien Sportsplex

Tryout Price: $160 (Skaters), $100 (Goalies)

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