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Practice Times and Coaching Announcements

As of today, August 31st, there will be 1 Mite team, 2 Squirt teams, 2 Peewee teams and 1 Bantam team.  

For age groups that have two teams, we are doing something new this year.  There will be two hours of ice time on their team practice day.  Team 1 will have the first half hour to themselves on the ice, Team 2 will then join them on the ice for 1 hour.   Team 2 will then have the final half hour of ice to themselves.  Teams will not be decided until mid September, so all players will be on the ice for 2 hours (or potentially partial off ice conditioning)

Practice days/times are as follows and start the week of September 8th, 2015:

Mites Thursdays - 6:40pm to 7:40pm
Squirts Wednesdays - 5:15pm to 7:15pm
Team 1: 5:15pm to 6:45pm  
Team 2: 5:45pm to 7:15pm
Peewees Tuesdays - 6:40pm to 8:40pm
Team 1: 6:40pm to 8:10pm  
Team 2: 7:10pm to 8:40pm)
Bantams Thursdays - 7:40pm to 8:40pm


NOTE:  Different Times For First Week Only

Mites- Thursday 7:10 to 8:10
Squirts- Wednesday 7:10 to 9:10  
Peewees-  Tuesday 7:10 to 9:10 
Bantams- Thursday 8:10 to 9:10



Squirts and Peewees will have evaluations the first 2 weeks of practice to decide teams.  So, it is very important that they are in attendance during these weeks.

Practice and Play Schedule (starts September 14th, 2015)

6:10-7:10p Practice and Play (Mites/Squirts)
7:10-8:10p Practice and Play (Peewees/Bantams) 

5:50-6:50p Practice & Play (Mites/Squirts) 
6:50-7:50p Practice & Play (Peewees/Bantams


Mites Derek Mullady (Head Coach)
Lee Forkenbrock (Assistant Coach)

Mike LaCost (Head Coach)
Cary Yoakum (Assistant Coach)

Jason Schneider (Head Coach)

Andrew Maronich (Assistant Coach)


Matt Hill (Head Coach)
Bjorn Lindgren (Assistant Coach)

Matt Rice (Head Coach)

Jamie Salm (Assistant Coach)


Pat McNeely (Head Coach)

Tim Vito (Assistant Coach)

We are looking for more coaches, so if you have any interest, please apply.

Player signups for 2015/2016 Open

Click here to sign your child up for Coyotes or Irish hockey.  Registration begins July 1st, 2015 and it is recommended that you register by September 1st, 2015.

If you prefer to use an offline registration form, please click here to download the form.

Coaching Application for 2015/2016 Season

Please click here to download the coach application and please send to:

Gary Engleman
1031 N. Prairie View Dr.
Kankakee, IL 60901

Please remember that if you plan on coaching or are a current coach, that you must make sure you become certified to coach for this upcoming season at USA Hockey.

In Memory of Cale Osterhoff

2013-14 Kankakee Coyotes

Our 2013-14 Kankakee Coyotes

Power Skate and Skills Schedule 2015-2016

Times for Power skate and skills are as follows:

Power Skate and Skills Schedule



Mites/Squirts:                 TBD

Mites/Squirts:                TBD

Peewees/Bantams:        TBD

Peewees/Bantams:       TBD



2015/16 Practice Times- Irish and Coyotes (Starting week of TBD)

Practice Schedule











Congratulations to the Coyotes Peewee team on their 2012-13 SSHL Championship win!

Congratulations to the Coyotes Peewee team on their 2012-13 SSHL Championship win!

Welcome to the Official Site of Kankakee Youth Hockey

Kankakee Youth Hockey 2015/16 coaching staffs

Coyotes -
Coyotes team staff for each age level will be announced closer to season start.
Irish -
High School:
Head Coach - Jim Sullivan
JV Coach -Michael Deegan

Spirit Wear

Don't forget to check out the apparel link on this page to see all the latest in Coyote Spirit Wear.  Show your team pride by wearing your colors to school, games, open skate...ANYTIME!    Spirit wear makes great gifts, too!


Or you can visit the Irish Fan booth - open during all home games - for the latest in Kankakee Irish Hockey apparel and accessories!  There's a new item every weekend - from replica jerseys, travel coats, hoodies, and t shirts to beanies, car decals and more!  Our fanwear makes for a great gift for any hockey fan!  If you can't make it to the rink, send us a message or get ahold of Jenn Windeler to place an order or make a purchase!  We appreciate everyone's off our colors!

Upcoming Events

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Irish Off Ice Conditioning

Irish Off Ice conditioning dates, times and locations will be announced soon.

Open Board Positions

The KYHC will have the following positions available:

Coyote Chair

Please send a letter of intrest regarding which positon you are interested in to:

Kankakee Youth Hockey Club

1031 N. Prairie View Dr.

Kankakee Illinois 60901

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