skip navigation

    Welcome to the Home of the Orland Park Vikings Hockey Club

    Payton Bruns Update Oct 22, 2019 HOMECOMING

    Payton Bruns Update
    10/22/19 (3:15pm)

    For most high school students homecoming has come and gone this year, however for one special High School Senior, Homecoming will be on Saturday October 26th.

    That's right, Payton Bruns will be coming home for good on Saturday October 26th. Payton has progressed so well so quickly while at Shirley Ryan Rehab Center that the staff is sending him home for good. Each day this kid works harder and harder and his spirit and determination are uplifting and inspirational.

    Payton has started walking up and down stairs, forward and backward, four times. 24 stairs in all and today he spent time in the pool doing lots of leg and core strengthening. This will remain until his discharge on Saturday. Once he is home, Payton will begin Day Therapy three time a week at an out patient facility of Shirley Ryan. Payton will continue to push himself as he always does. This kid has grit.

    Payton is looking forward to getting back to school in the near future and continuing on with his Senior year in HS. This will be a special homecoming for the Bruns Family Saturday. Please continue to keep Payton and his family in your thoughts and keep the positive mojo coming. Thank you all again for your continued support. Hard to believe where this young man was just 24 days ago.

      USA Hockey Declaration of Player Safety and Respect

      USA Hockey is committed to creating a safe and fair environment for all participants. Respect for the game, opponents, coaches, and officials is a critical part of that environment and it covers several different aspects of sportsmanship and fair play. This Declaration of Safety, Fair Play and Respect will guide a change in culture as to what is considered to be acceptable/unacceptable body checking and competitive contact at all levels of play.

      ALL Players and Parents should watch this video. All Vikings Coaches will be reviewing it with their teams as well. Click the link to view...


      If you have interest in the club or would like more information about the Vikings Youth Hockey Organization, please email the hockey director, Nick Pollos at


      Please Visit our Sponsors

      Join Our Mailing List
      For Email Marketing you can trust

      The Vikings Youth Hockey Club is an organization dedicated to promoting the enjoyment of competitive hockey, as well as providing the recreational and competitive benefits of this great sport.  It is our goal to teach the fundamental skills of hockey, develop the whole player, and emphasize the fun of playing the game.  Welcome to our site.