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Welcome to the Crystal Lake Stingers Hockey Club

The Crystal Lake Stingers Hockey Club is a member of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) mite travel hockey division and the AAU affiliate, Chicago United Hockey League (CUHL) .  The CUHL offers both a Fall and Spring season of full-ice mite(U6-U8) travel hockey, beginning in September and concluding in May.  The Stingers mite program, under the guidance of Hockey Director, Steve Martins, is designed to promote good sportsmanship, to enhance and strengthen participation and competition for amateur athletics.  The Stingers mite(U6-U8) full-ice hockey program is based at the Crystal Ice House in Crystal Lake, Illinois.


Join us for a skate!

Crystal Ice House

Open to birth years 2012, 2013 and 2014
Full Equipment Required

Please bring your player as dressed as possible, no locker rooms will be available.  Masks are required to enter the facility.  Water bottles must have players name clearly labeled.  One parent per player, no siblings please.

Our skates are free and pre-registration is not required, however, we will be observing Covid-19 state mandates and the Crystal Ice House guidelines, which could result in the delay or cancellation of this skate.   Please check our website for updates.

Questions, contact Steve Martins at


The Crystal Lake Stingers Hockey Club
will be fielding full-ice travel hockey teams
at all skill levels for the 
2020-2021 Fall Season

This program is designed for players with  
birth years 2012, 2013 & 2014

Mandatory Tryout Dates
Saturday, August 22 @ 10am
Sunday, August 23 @ 10am
Wednesday, August 26th @ 5pm(if needed only)
Season practices begin September 8th

All CLSHC dates, pricing and programming specifics are subject to change based on the guidance and mandates of state and federal agencies with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2019-20 Stingers Team 1-CUHL Super Sunday Championship Game

2019-20 Stingers Team 1-CUHL Super Sunday Championship Game

2019-20 Stingers Team 2-CUHL Super Sunday Championship Game

Stingers Fall 2019-20 Family Skate!


Spring is the perfect time to give it a try!

Stingers makes it easy with a
short season,
professional training with Chris Esposito provided,
and loaner equipment if needed!

Contact Steve for details!

Myles F., Team 1 Goalie 2019-20 Game MVP!

Stingers Fall Team 1 2019-2020

Stingers Fall Team 2 2019-2020

Crystal Lake Stingers Hockey Club

320 E. Prairie Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Phone: 815-276-4976

Steve Martins

Hockey Director

Phone: 847-558-9199

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