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Vikings / AHAI Statements on Illinois Youth Sports Announcement 7/31/2020

Vikings and Jr Vikes Registration Continues to be Open

On August 1st, AHAI issued their statement regarding the recent Youth Sports Announcement for the state of Illinois. Please click the PDF Link below to read the full AHAI Statement.

The Orland Park Vikings and Orland Jr Vikes Programs are moving forward as scheduled at this time. Registration remains open for both Fall 2020-2021 Seasons as well as the Power Skate Clinic and Positional Mini Clinics in the coming weeks. We ask that everyone follows the guidelines of our home rink, Arctic Ice Arena, wear a mask while inside the building, wash your hands frequently and practice social distancing whenever possible. Please keep your player home if they are feeling sick with any type of symptoms.  

Registration for all U8 Players for the Fall Season is at  All U8 skaters registering for the Mite Power Skate can do so at  Registration for all U10 – U18 Fall Players as all Positional Mini Clinics can be done on the Vikings website as well at

Regarding the recent youth sports announcement, we must be prepared to modify our programs as it relates to playing games and tournaments. While there may be a delay in playing games, keep in mind that we normally dont start playing games or tournaments until mid September so we have plenty of time for new developments to evolve, which they very well may. All of us here at the Vikings and Jr Vikes are so fortunate to have such great members, we greatly appreciate your patience and your flexibility as everyone is navigating through some very unique times. If there is a pause or other type of interruption to our season issued from NIHL, CSDHL, AHAI or USA Hockey, the Vikings Board will evaluate and determine any possible refunds if necessary.

We look forward to seeing everyone on the ice in the coming weeks at Clinics and Tryouts. 

Please contact Hockey Director Nick Pollos with any questions at

As Always

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To All Returning & New Incoming Midget Players and Families

The Orland Park Vikings are proud to announce that we will be offering a U16 NIHL Team this season. The U16 NIHL Team will be coached by Alec Sherman. The Vikings will now offer Four Midget Teams for the 2020-2021 USA Hockey Season.

The U18 CSDHL Team will be made up of 2002 & 2003s, 2004s are eligible to make the team if selected

The U18 NIHL Team will be made up of 2002 & 2003s, 2004s are eligible to make the team if selected

The U16 NIHL Team will be made up of 2004 & 2005s who are selected to the team.

The U15 CSDHL Team will be made up of only 2005 players who are selected

The Vikings are excited to be able to offer four Midget Teams. We ask that all Midgets please register for Tryouts on the Vikings Website ASAP so we can accurately plan for tryouts. All Midget Age Players Welcome from ALL Clubs and levels
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Please contact Vikings Hockey Director Nick Pollos with any questions at

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Here's WHAT YOU GET Included in all player fees...

  • Home and Away Game Jerseys and Socks
  • Practice Jerseys
  • Tournament Entry Fees
  • Player Photo Package
  • Off-Ice Training Center
  • Certified Trainers from PSP Sports Fitness (U10-U18)
  • Multi-Player Discounts
  • Long Term Injury Credits
  • Goalie Discount
  • Pay In Full Discount
  • Variety of Fundraising and Sponsorship Opportunities


The Orland Park Vikings Teams DO NOT operate with a “Team Slush Fund” or "Team Discretionary Spending Account", "DSA's"


Please see below, several Important Dates for August. Registrations, times and more details are listed when you click the "Registration Tab". As a Reminder, ALL players U10 and up will need a 2020-2021 USA Hockey Registration number to sign up for any clinics or tryouts. ALL U8 Mites will need a AAU Number for tryouts.

Get it today at

August 3-6
Vikings Power Skate Mini Clinic (2 nights per level)
Vikings 4-Night Goalie Clinic
August 10th & 12th
Vikings / Jr Vikes Free U8 Mite Skills and Scrimmage Nights. ALL Mites Welcome
August 10-13
Forward and Defense Mini Clinics by levels
August 15-17
Jr Vikes U8 Mite Tryouts
Vikings U18 and U15 Tryouts
August 19-27
Vikings Pre-Tryout Conditioning (5 Sessions per level)
August 30 - September 3
U10, U12 & U14 Tryouts


No Ice Labor Day Weekend



For Immediate Release


The Orland Park Vikings are very proud to announce that they will be entering the 2020-2021 USA Hockey Season with Five Teams accepted into the Central States Developmental Hockey League. The announcement was made by Vikings Hockey Director Nick Pollos. "Its a very exciting time for our club, our players and our coaches," says Pollos. "We are looking forward to what lies ahead this season." The Vikings will enter the CSDHL Season at U10 SQ Major, U14 Bantam Minor (2007s), U14 Bantam Major (2006s), U15 Midget Minor (2005s) & U18 Midget Major (2002-2003s)

Feel free to contact Vikings Hockey Director Nick Pollos at with any questions. 

A full list of accepted teams can be found on the CSDHL Website at

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    Final Payton Bruns Update 6/16/2020

    How about this kid

    Hockey players and parents from all clubs in all states. If we ever needed something to get us refocused especially during these absolutely crazy times in our nation, this is it. This is the Final Update on the long journey of Payton Bruns. Many have followed his path from injury to recovery to therapy and now to whats next in his life. Payton wrote this himself, not bad for a young man who has been through so much. It really shows whats inside his heart. With all the negative in the world today, I hope this inspires you to do something nice today, or tomorrow or everyday.

    Payton Bruns Update
    6/16/2020 at 3:00pm

    I would like to again thank everyone for everything they did for me and my family through these tough times. Everyone has given us the best support possible through my injury and I can’t thank you enough for that.

    Over the past few months I’ve been attending therapy 3 days a week, and it’s a lot less intense than before! I will be beginning OT again in the next few weeks for some minor twitching in my right hand, but everything else is moving really well! I’m still working my way back into my normal life with college beginning in just a few months. I will be attending the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater! I will be receiving a Biology degree then returning to med school to pursue a career in physical therapy.

    I still love seeing kids of all ages on the ice. Yes, I am upset with no longer being able to play college hockey, but everyone’s life has some challenges that come head on. I hope everyone takes their’s in a positive way and come out stronger than before. You’re always stronger than you believe you really are. Your heart and desire will carry you farther than anything else. And no matter what happens, when a challenge leaves you stuck, you have your family and friends there for support. Never take anything for granted and always push to defy the odds! These are some things I’ve learned through this process.

    For anyone playing the game they love: You never want to look back at what could’ve been, so find the good in every day and take any chance you get to pursue your dream. Set goals and put your heart into it, and don’t give up until those goals and dreams become a reality. You never know how soon it can be over until it really is. Continue to put in as much work as you can to be the best version of you, and never take anything you have for granted. Always push yourself to be your best no matter what. Work hard and never give up on yourself! You picked this game for a reason, now go show the world why you’re playing.

    For parents who watch the kids play the game they love: Enjoy it while it lasts. You never want to see your kid down or off about anything. Do whatever you can to support your child and make sure they enjoy what they’re doing! Push your child to be the best they can be, on and off the ice. But don’t yell at them for an off day or a bad game. They’re human and make mistakes. Mistakes will only teach them to work harder at what they do, so they don’t make that mistake again. And lastly, enjoy the family time! I’d give anything to spend another weekend with my parents in the car or hotel at a tournament, creating memories we will cherish forever. Create happy memories with your child, and enjoy the game.

    Nothing is impossible, everything has odds whether they’re big or small, and everything is achievable. When given the worst situation, always give your best shot to achieve success. Thank you for everything,
    Payton Bruns

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