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PREP Hockey Club Players and Parents

USA Hockey is requiring all players 17 years of age or older on or before December 31st of that playing season and who play on a team in a classification that allows minor aged players, to complete SafeSport Training before being added to a team and prior to participation with the team (on-ice or off-ice). This requirement applies to all teams in the age classifications Youth, Girls, High School, Junior Hockey, Flex Hockey and Disabled Hockey programs that allow both minor age and adult age players (anyone over 18 years).

Players in the group identified above that have not completed the SafeSport Training cannot be placed on the team’s roster in the USA Hockey registration portal (where rosters are created). The computer program will prevent the player from being added to the team until they have completed the training. Because the player is not on the Official Roster, they are prohibited from participating with the team until the training is completed and the player can be added to the roster.

We strongly recommend that players act on this new requirement NOW if they are currently 17 or older, or will be on or before December 31st.

The program takes about 90 minutes to complete online. Once the fall season is underway, players will be consumed with school, hockey, and other commitments. It is to their advantage to take the SafeSport Program NOW and not wait until it is time to be placed on a roster and games are starting.

The SafeSport Program is free. You must have a USAH Registration Confirmation Number to register to take the training. Players registered with USAH for the 2018/19 season can use the USA Hockey Confirmation Number from that season (which is valid until August 31, 2019) to register to take the training. They may also register with USA Hockey for the 2019/20 and use that confirmation number to register for the course. Effective September 1, 2019, registration for the program requires a 2019/20 USA Hockey Registration.

To take the SafeSport Program access the online program via the USA Hockey Website Or use this direct link to access the SafeSport site:

PREP 2019 Summer Skates

PREP summer skate dates are posted on the PREP calendar:
  • Wednesday, June 12th 8:50-9:50 PM
  • Wednesday, June 26th 8:50-9:50 PM
  • Wednesday, July 10th 8:40-9:40 PM
  • Wednesday, July 17th 8:10-9:40 PM
  • Wednesday, July 24th 8:40-9:40 PM
  • Wednesday, July 31st 9:10-10:10 PM

All summer skates are at Mt. Prospect Ice Arena.

For PREP players participating in the 2019 Spring Season: summer skates are included in your spring fees, so there is no additional charge.

For any PREP players not participating in the 2019 Spring Season: you are welcome to join any or all of the summer skates with a charge of $20 per skate. Please bring payment to each skate you attend.

If there are any questions about summer skates, upcoming Fall 2018-19 season, or anything PREP, please feel free to contact Nick Panos, PREP Hockey Director and Varsity Head Coach.

RMPD Summer Rat Hockey

Rolling Meadows Park District is offering summer high school rat hockey. Cost for PREP players is $5 per session, payable at each session. Punch cards also available for purchase. Goalies are free. All players must sign in at the front desk before taking the ice. Scheduled dates and times are below, but it is suggested to double check the Renegades 18U website page for changes or updates throughout the summer.

Latest PREP News

Congratulations Justin Cuddy!

By PREP Board 02/24/2019, 8:00am CST

PREP Senior Justin Cuddy was selected to participate in the 30th annual AHAI All-State game which took place on February 11, 2019. Cuddy was also invited to attend the 2019 America’s High School Showcase Illinois Team Tryouts.

Congratulations, Justin, on the recognition for your outstanding play during your senior PREP season!

Congrats PREP Seniors

By PREP Board 01/26/2019, 7:30pm CST

Clean Sweep in Grand Rapids!

By PREP Board 01/21/2019, 8:30pm CST

PREP wins the championship in the Varsity division and Runner-Up in the JV B division of the 2018 Thanksgiving Showcase Tournament.

Early Season Highlights - Varsity

By Guy Woodle 11/01/2018, 8:15pm CDT



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