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.

2024 Darien Sportsplex 3v3 Ice Cream League Features:

– 20 total games (2 games per night)
– Jerseys are available for purchase for $40 from the Chicago Hawks. All teams will use reversible Chicago Hawks Reversible Practice Jerseys. If you registered as a team, you can buy your own jerseys or purchase the Chicago Hawks Reversible Practice Jerseys.
– Teams will either play Mondays/Wednesdays OR Tuesdays/Thursdays.
– Ice Cream Shop token TBD

Registration Information:

Start Date: Monday, June 10
Ends By: Thursday, August 8
Individual/Team Fee: $265/$2,000

Goalies play for free!!!

Registration Deadline: June 5


$40 Per Chicago Hawks Reversible Practice Jersey, if needed! (Jerseys are NOT included in cost).

If you play for the Chicago Hawks and/or already have a Chicago Hawks Reversible Practice Jersey, you do not need to purchase a new one unless you need/want a new one.

If you do not have a Chicago Hawks Reversible Practice Jersey , you MUST purchase one during registration/check-out!!!

Age Groups (Birth Years):

  • Silver Mites: 2019 and 2018
  • Mites: 2017 and 2016
  • Squirts: 2015 and 2014
  • PeeWees: 2013 and 2012
  • Bantams+: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
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 Siera at or call 630-789-6666.