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Welcome to the Darien Phantoms

The Darien Phantoms is a not-for-profit youth hockey organization for mite aged (8 and under) travel hockey players only.  The Darien Phantoms Hockey Club is committed to the ongoing development and promotion of competitive youth amateur hockey in the south/western suburbs of Chicago.  The Darien Phantoms compete in the newly formed Chicago United Hockey League (CUHL) which is sanctioned by the Amateur Athletic Union or AAU.   The Phantoms play approximately 24 full-ice league games plus playoffs and is not restricted by a maximum number of full-ice or a minimum number of cross-ice games throughout the season.  

The Darien Phantoms is not affiliated with USA Hockey, the Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois (AHAI) or any of their affiliates.  

Located at the Darien Sportsplex in Darien IL, 451 Plainfield Rd. Darien, IL 60561



    COACHES:  If you are interested in coaching for the Phantoms in any capacity during the 2020-21 season, please read the statement from USA Hockey and follow the links below to prepare yourself for the upcoming season.

    The Coach-in-Chiefs are examining various options to hold clinics next fall.  Given the uncertainty of the pandemic, no clinics will be posted until September, at the earliest.  When more information is available, we will let you know. On the other hand, the Online Modules and Level 3 Recertification (which is only good for one year) programs are online and available now. If you’re a level 3 coach and can recertify either with track 1 or track 2, we encourage you to do so.  If you know that you’re moving up a level (i.e.: 12U to 14U), please to take the time to do the age appropriate modules now.

    Remember it’s better to be above the curve rather than waiting until the last minute to complete your certification: 

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Doug Dietz, Central District Coach-In-Chief, by email. His email address is

    Go to to make sure that you have completed ALL steps necessary for proper certification.   

    Please note that any coach who has not fulfilled these requirements will NOT be allowed to participate in any on-ice practices or games until these requirements have been met.  

    This will be strictly enforced!



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