Sunday, April 14, 2019 - COHL All Star Games and End of Season Event

by Sean Campbell

Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 5pm to 9pm

COHL All Star Games and End of Season Event!

Location: MB Arena (Chicago Blackhawks Practice Rink), 1801 W Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60612

Time of Event: 5pm to 9pm (Player check-in for captains game starts at approximately 4:30pm)

Free Parking: Onsite lot on east side of building. Street parking is also available if the lot is full.

What's involved:

Note the event is open to the public (i.e., spectators), so please encourage your family and friends to participate!
  • Two (2) COHL All Star Games (see game times below). All Stars were chosen by their teammates through a voting process. You can view the nominations (votes) and comments by clicking here (PDF). There are some great comments.
  • We will have two games and have split the skills 50/50 into upper and lower levels.
  • Championship Mugs - We will hand out mugs to this year's COHL Champs to captains/players
  • Hats - We will hand out hats to registered COHL captains/players
  • We are also having a Captains Appreciation Game for all captains and assistant captains. View rosters for the "Captains" teams by clicking here and then clicking on the team names.
  • Players that participate in the games will receive commemorative jerseys (sizes and numbers are first come first serve at check-in)
  • Opportunity for registered COHL players in attendance to try out the revolutionary RapidShot puck shot system from 6pm to 9pm. This is the same shot scoring system used by the Blackhawks players. Compete with your teammates to see who has the best shot! There will be a sign-up sheet at check-in. We will be taking small groups throughout the event, so you'll be able to sign up for a time slot. 
  • Drink ticket for each Captain and All Star player on us (16 oz. domestic beer). These will be handed out at check-in and can be used during the event time.
  • Choice of 1 free COHL merchandise item (onsite only) for each Captain. We will have jerseys, hats from previous seasons, and more at a march table during the event.
  • Opportunity to purchase COHL merchandise at a heavy discount with 100% proceeds going to the Inner-City Education (ICE) Program (www.innercityeducation.org). For safety of our staff, please note we are accepting credit cards only.
  • Game times:

Event Details

5:10pm to 6pm - Captains Appreciation Game

  • THANK YOU to captains for all that you do. We know how hard the job is and wanted to do something in appreciation of all your efforts.
  • Opportunity to chat with COHL leadership and staff about the league's future.
  • Captains get a choice of 1 free COHL merchandise item for those in attendance. Note you must attend in person to redeem. We will have our entire stock of merchandise including hoodies, t-shirts, jerseys, and hats.
  • 1 drink ticket for each captain for a free 16oz. Domestic beer on us.
  • The COHL has done our best to balance the teams. 
  • Please arrive early enough to check-in and pick your jerseys. Note that jersey sizes and numbers are first come first serve. We already assigned teams:

6:10pm and 7:10pm - COHL All Star Games

  • Congrats to all players who made it on the rosters!
  • COHL has done our best to balance the games and the teams.
  • Remember, this game is just for fun!
  • 6:10pm to 7:00pm - Upper Level All Star Game. Team assignments:
  • 7:10pm to 8:00pm - Novice Level All Star Game. Team assignments:
  • Please arrive early enough to check-in and pick your jerseys. Note that jersey sizes and numbers are first come first serve.

6pm to 9pm - RapidShot Puck Shooting System

  • Try out the revolutionary puck shooting system on us! (Normally $150/hour to reserve)
  • Check out a video with host Adam Burish below.
  • MB Arena info here: https://www.mbicearena.com/rapid-shot
  • Staff from MB Arena will be onsite to assist participants. We will escort players that sign up from the check-in table. That will be the meeting point. If you sign up for a group slot, please be sure to show up at check-in. We'll be on a tight schedule, so if you aren't there at the assigned time, we'll take the group without you.
  • Participants must register onsite on a first come, first serve basis. There will be a signup sheet onsite at check-in. No players can sign up for more than one slot.
  • Participation is open to COHL registered players only.
  • We're aiming to have 6 to 8 groups during our 3-hour time-slot.

Championship Mugs Pickup

  • Mugs will be ready for pickup at the event for this years league champions.
  • Kevin has contacted Captains and arranged for the type of pickup for the entire team set of mugs, or individuals on the teams. Individuals can also pickup teammates mugs. Email your captains to get confirmation on what was arranged if you do not know. 
  • There will be a pickup list that players must sign in person when picking up their mugs, mugs on their teams behalf, or for any individual teammates they are picking up for.

2019 COHL Hats Pickup

  • Similar pickup logistics as the mugs…
  • Hats will be ready for pickup at the event for registered and rostered players only.
  • In some cases, Captains have worked with Kevin to make arrangements to pickup the entire team set of hats, or individuals on the teams can pickup. Individuals can also pickup teammates hats if needed. Email your captains to see what arrangements were made.
  • There will be a pickup list that players must sign in person when picking up their hats, hats on their teams behalf, or for any individual teammates they are picking up for.

Merchandise Sales to 100% Benefit the Inner-City Education (ICE) Program

  • COHL will have our entire stock of merchandise onsite and on sale for heavy discounts.
  • Items will have "suggested donation prices" that start at a $5 minimum. If you can donate more, it would be much appreciated!
  • 100% of sales will go to the 501 c(3) non for profit ICE Program. Checkout www.innercityeducation.org for details on the ICE Program.
  • This sale is only for those participating onsite and for in-stock items only. No online orders or future orders will be accepted at the event.