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About Us


The Northshore Warhawks are committed to providing girls of all ages an opportunity to play this great game. We are the first all-girls program in the Chicago area.   From 8U to 19U, we are focused and committed to building the best place for girls to develop their skills together!
Warhawks got their start over 3 years ago when Winnetka and Northbrook hockey combined to formalize a program for girls hockey under the leadership of Tom Gullen and Rich Blakey.  After the inaugural, it was clear the Warhawks were onto something with about 61 girls in the program.  The second year proved to be even more exciting for the Warhawks with appearances in the Illinois State Championship as well as the Girl National Championship Tournament.  In its third year, the Warhawks have become an independent organization and over 150+ girls playing hockey!
 We believe that there should be a dedicated place for girls hockey allowing to celebrate the strong in the game and the passion for team camaraderie. 

The North Shore Warhawks Girls Hockey program is committed to supporting the development of young women as athletes, leaders, and members of society through a competitive hockey environment that instills life values such as teamwork, sportsmanship, a consistent work ethic, and respect for self and others.

Vision Statement:

  • Our vision is to be the female hockey program of choice on the North Shore. To provide competitive Tier 2 girls hockey programs, and a best-in-class skills development program.


  • Sportsmanship – Conduct ourselves with honesty and integrity on and off the ice.
  • Teamwork – Everyone on the team is included as we work to achieve collective goals.
  • Respect – Develop self-confidence and self-esteem; it is built on respectful behavior toward all.
  • Leadership – Leaders are developed; doing what is right to stand above those who don’t shows that actions speak much louder than words. 
  • Competition – Giving everything to compete at your highest level is more important than winning.
  • Development - High-quality instruction provided by experienced, knowledgeable coaches will provide the platform for player development.
If you are interest to learn more, please reach out and we'd be happy to chat further.