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, Bantams, and Midgets! 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 and you must enter a valid USA Hockey Confirmation Number at the time of registration.
  • All participants are required to pay the USA Hockey Registration Fee of $53 (birth year 2015 and after are FREE). The 2021-2022 season registration is valid through August 31, 2022.

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.

2022 Darien Sportsplex 3v3 Ice Cream League Features:

– 20 league games (two games per night)
– Team Jerseys

League Starts: June 13, 2022
League Ends: August 4, 2022

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

  • SILVER MITES: 2017 and 2016 birth years
  • MITES: 2015 and 2014 birth years
  • SQUIRTS: 2013 and 2012 birth years
  • PEEWEES: 2011 and 2010 birth years
  • BANTAMS: 2009 and 2008 birth years
  • MIDGETS: 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 birth years


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.