Summer 3v3 Ice Cream League

Welcome to the Darien Sportsplex Summer 3v3 Ice Cream League, the best place to play and have fun this spring and summer for all Mite, Squirts, Peewees, and Bantams! The game creates a much faster paced game and gives the players more opportunities with the puck. Decisions must be made quickly forcing the athlete to think and react at an accelerated pace. Goalies are not exempt from the increased speed of the game; they may see 50 to 70 shots a game. 3v3 is a fun way for the athletes to explore and improve their game all on their own!

All players must be of similar age and will skate in the age group of the oldest player. The league directors have the right to move players up or down in age group to make the league and team more competitive. We anticipate a large number of players wanting to participate so register early.

3v3 Frequently Asked Questions
  • Are there special rules? Yes. The intent of the 3v3 leagues is to have as much continuous play as possible with as little rules and play stoppage as reasonably possible.
  • Will there be offsides? There are no offsides in the 3v3 leagues or tournaments.
  • Is this a no check league? Yes. Absolutely no checking will be allowed!
  • What division should my team or child play in? All the 3v3 league divisions are age specific. Please view the requirements before registering an individual or team. We reserve the right to move teams or individuals to a level more suited for their skill level.
  • How many players per team? You are required to roster a minimum of 6 skaters plus 1 goalie.
  • Will the goalies be used? Yes. Each team is required to have 1 goalie with an option of a 2nd at all levels.
  • What is the format for each game? Each 3v3 game is 26 minutes running time for all levels.
  • How long are the shifts? All shifts will be sixty (60) second shifts.
  • Do we need coaches/parents on the bench? Yes. All teams will be required to have at least one coach/parent on the bench.
USA Hockey Registration:

All participants must register on-line with USA Hockey at

Equipment Requirements:
HECC approved helmet with an expiration date on the sticker, USA Hockey approved face mask, hockey stick, shoulder pads, hockey pants, protective gloves, elbow pads, knee/shin pads, hockey skates and neck guard.

2023 Darien Sportsplex 3v3 Ice Cream League Features:

– 20 total games (2 games per night)
– Jerseys and Culver’s Ice Cream token included
– Higher-level travel teams/players play on Tuesdays and Thursdays
– Lower-level travel and house teams/players play on Mondays and Wednesdays

Registration Information:
Start Date: Monday, June 12
Ends By: Thursday, August 3
Individual/Team Fee: $265/$2,000
Registration Deadline: June 5

Age Groups (Birth Years):

  • Silver Mites: 2018 and 2017
  • Mites: 2016 and 2015
  • Squirts: 2014 and 2013
  • PeeWees: 2012 and 2011
  • Bantams+: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
Summer 3v3 Ice Cream League Registration must be completed through the Chicago Hawks Hockey Club website. A direct link to the registration page is listed below:
Chicago Hawks Hockey Club Online Registration

Any questions, please contact Jordan at or call 630-789-2011.