The mission of the Highland Park Giants Hockey Association is to provide an enjoyable, educational and competitive hockey experience for Highland Park High School students who are interested in playing high school hockey. Student athletes participate in a program that promotes learning and skill development, while fostering an environment of inclusiveness, teamwork and sportsmanship.
Our objective for program participants is that they enjoy all aspects of their hockey experience and that it provides a positive and lasting impact in their development as players, individuals and members of the community.
Highland Park Giants Hockey has operated as an independent club sport managed by our coaching staff, board of directors and parent volunteers since 1972.The program fields teams at both the varsity and junior varsity levels, and plays in the highly competitive North Central Division of the Illinois High School Hockey League, which primarily includes high schools located in Chicago's north and northwest suburbs.
The season starts in mid-August and concludes in March, with breaks that coincide with the high school’s winter and spring breaks. Teams also play several weekend tournaments during the season, including one out-of-town fall tournament. In addition, players have the opportunity to participate in a spring league in April and May, as well as weekly summer skates.