The purpose of the Central Illinois Hockey League (CIHL) is to operate a competitive youth hockey league in the geographic area of Central Illinois and to encourage the highest standards of excellence and sportsmanship in hockey play among members. As determined by the Board, the CIHL may conduct competition at any age group, classification and/or age group division of youth hockey or high school hockey recognized by AHAI. The level of competition will be established each year by the Board and follow the standard ability classifications of AA, A or B.

Application for membership in the CIHL shall be open to all Hockey Associations in the geographic area as defined by the Board that make application and are accepted for membership (“Members”). Membership may be limited to the maximum number of Members that can be effectively accommodated in CIHL and by judgments of the ability of prospective Members to comply with the standards set forth in the bylaws.

Member players must qualify for and appear on an official “districted” roster approved and accepted by a governing organization or, if none, a roster conforming to “districts” approved by the Board.