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    Welcome to the Crystal Lake South Hockey Club. The CLS Gators are the only pure high school team in the area. We have both a JV and Varsity team and skate at Leafs Ice Centre.


    Future Gator Hockey Players and Parents

    The coaches and board of directors would like to invite you to an informational meeting on Thursday, March 18 at 7:00pm via Zoom meeting.

    During this meeting, we will share information about our club and our upcoming events.

    Please feel free to share this information with any players who did not attend 8th Grade Night at CLS but would like further information about playing Gator Hockey.

    Please RSVP to Tricia Hall at by Wednesday, March 17th and the Zoom link will be sent based on your RSVP.

    Gator Resume Play

    Canlan West Dundee has reopened and Gators Hockey will resume practices on Mondays and Thursdays. The first such practice is tomorrow and we are scheduled to have Monday and Thursday practices through the end of February.

    The board met January 12th and voted to charge $400 per player for the entire January-February session. Click HERE to sign up or please arrange with our treasurer, Ewa Slezak (, for payment of these fees. 

    Meet the Players

    Cole Winters - Senior (Right Wing)

    Cole is a senior on the gator hockey team. Cole started playing hockey in 7th grade when he was 12 years old. Cole always tells himself to strive to be the best, but have fun at the same time. His favorite thing about the position he plays is that he is in the center of the action and supports the center. He chose the position he plays because center takes a lot of energy and he is better at wing. Cole loves being on the ice during games when everyone cheers and bangs on the boards. He loves being a role model to the underclassmen and will be there to help and cheer them on. He always tells himself “the harder I  work the better the result.”  A pregame ritual he has is getting Chick-fil-a with his mom. When stepping on the ice he looks to where his parents are sitting and when he hears the cheers he can’t help but smile. He wants to play during college for an adult league. He doesn’t want to play competitive hockey any further because he wants it to stay fun and not be a chore

    Josh Pavelko - Senior (Defense)

    Josh is a senior on the Gator hockey team, He was always good at skating so he decided to use his talent for a sport.  He started playing at the age of 10. Josh’s favorite thing about the position he plays is the feeling of destroying people on the ice. His mind before a game is calm and knows if he concentrates on the game no one will get past him. Josh hates losing and strives to be the best. He always puts his everything he has on the ice, and has faith in his boys because he knows you can’t win a game on your own. He loves the feeling of being on the ice and when you score and the fans go crazy- there is nothing like it. Whenever he steps on the ice with fans cheering he always tells himself to put on a show. A thing Josh does before a game is tape his stick and writes the name of a special person under the tape for good luck. Josh always feels lucky to be stepping onto the ice because he never knows when it’s his last time.  He is always grateful. Josh expects to play through college.

    COVID 19: AHAI Game Play Statement (Updated 9/10/20)


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    Canlan Rink Guidelines

    • Anyone entering the rink MUST fill out the health safety questionnaire prior to EACH skate located at the top of our web page.
    • Temperature checks will be done by Canlan.
    • EVERYONE inside Canlan Ice Sports Center that is not ACTIVELY ON THE ICE must wear a mask.  This means that if you are a player entering/exiting the building or using the locker room, you must be wearing a mask.
    • Team will meet outside the rink on Practice days and will have access to locker rooms for 15 minutes before practice.  PLAYERS MUST WEAR A MASK AT ALL TIMES IN THE LOCKER ROOM.
    • Players are encouraged to leave the premises within 15 minutes after their scheduled event is complete.
    • No gatherings are allowed in the lobby before, during, or after scheduled events.
    • Do not share towels, water bottles, or other personal items.  Bring full water bottles as the drinking fountains are not functional.
    • Regularly wash hands and use hand sanitizer before and after practices/games.
    • Parents are not permitted in the rink during practices.