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Tryout Announcement

Dear Current and Future Stars Families:

The 2022-2023 DuPage Stars hockey season is just around the corner. We look forward to having you as part of our hockey family.

Conditioning skates are underway. Tryout dates are below:

  • Saturday, August 20 – 12:00 pm – 1:10 pm @ Darien Sportsplex
  • Sunday, August 21 – 12:00 pm – 1:10 pm @ Darien Sportsplex
  • Tuesday, August 23 – 8:20 pm – 9:30 pm @ Darien Sportsplex

As part of the registration process, please contact your local Athletico and register for baseline concussion testing in connection with the A Step aHead Program.

We are planning to have two teams for the upcoming season—Varsity and JV. Both teams will play in the Illinois West Hockey League. There will be two practices per week for each Varsity and JV. One practice will include skills training. Additionally, there will be a goalie clinic every other week.

Both the Varsity and JV teams will participate in two tournaments throughout the season. Tournament costs, excluding travel expenses, are included in the player registration fees. Both teams are currently scheduled to play in Nashville the weekend of November 4th, 2022. Any additional tournaments beyond the two contemplated would be funded in coordination with the team’s manager and are not included in the player registration fees.

In addition to our regular league and tournament schedule, we plan to schedule a couple of exhibition games against competitive clubs in the Chicagoland area. These exhibition games provide the Stars an opportunity to get “game ready” against well-matched competition with no additional fees. 

Player Fees for the 2022-2023 Season will be:

  • Skaters - $4,750
  • Goalies - $2,375

Player fees primarily go towards expenses such as:  ice time, league fees, and coaches’ salaries. The balance of collected fees are used for a variety of other club-related activities, and to keep an appropriate minimum reserve to remain a viable club into the future.

2022-23 Player Fees also include:

  • Two tournaments (excluding travel expenses)
  • Uniform package
    • Home and Away  game jerseys
    • Home and Away socks
    • Shell
    • Reversible practice jersey
    • Quarter zip jacket
    • Joggers
    • Workout shirt
    • Workout shorts

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: We are pleased to announce that due to the overwhelming generosity of the sponsors from our annual golf outing, each DuPage Stars player will also receive a new DuPage Stars hockey bag free of charge!

Please note: all players will be required to wear a black helmet and dark gloves. 

If you have any questions, please contact Bob Surrette at 312-375-1404 or

See you at the rink!

The DuPage Stars Board of Directors


Our Varsity and Junior Varsity teams play in the Illinois West Hockey League ( during the 2022-23 Fall Regular Season. Illinois West standings and player statistics can also be found at Our website also has a link for, which gives addresses and directions to all rinks in the Chicagoland area.

DuPage Stars Hockey Club consists of the following schools :

  • Downers Grove North (District 99)
  • Downers Grove South (District 99)
  • Hinsdale South (District 86)
  • Lisle (District 202)
  • Westmont (District 201)


Are you interested in receiving information about upcoming events, skates, seasons for the DuPage Stars?  Please click the registration below to add your name to our email list:


Click on the link below to learn more about the USA Hockey Safe Sport Program.


The Stars would like to stress that we have a "Zero Tolerance" policy for players as well as parents. Please show respect towards officials, players, and other parents at all games. 

Thank you and go Stars!

DuPage Stars Hockey Club

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A Step aHead Program

* The goal of the A Step aHead Program is to educate the youth hockey community on concussion awareness, prevention and treatment as well as provide FREE baseline neurocognitive testing to AHAI members.
* A Step aHead testing is available for AHAI members ages 11-18. (12U through 18U/High School). 
* Baseline testing is MANDATORY for Stars players and must be completed BEFORE the 1st  Fall 2021-22 Season practice.
*The test is valid for 2 years but a player will require retesting prior to the subsequent season if he/she suffers a concussion during the 1st year of the 2-year period.
* Click on the A Step a Head image BELOW to learn more about the program. If you have any questions, please contact Bob Surrette at