KVHA News – Summer Programs Help Hockey Players Stay in Shape and Prepared for Next Season
Kent Valley Ice Centre, Kent, WA. Friday, June 10, 2016 – Kent Valley is offering and/or promoting a number of summer programs to help hockey players stay in shape and prepared for next season. Details are outlined below. Register today to reserve your spot.
KVIC Accelerated Training Day Camp 2016 - June 20th - August 19th at Kent Valley Ice Centre
Great for all ages: Mite to Midget. In 8 short weeks, this program offers as much or more practice time as a normal winter season!! It also provides a variety of activities that make it a summer of fun for all ages from Mite to Midget. The Day Camp runs Monday, Wednesday and Friday from June 20th through August 19th with a few days off here and there for holidays and the like. The program is directed by Danny Lorenz and Les Grauer.
Assistant Coaches: There are several young adult assistant coaches that are currently playing College Hockey, Junior Hockey, or that have just finished their youth hockey. They provide a very low student to instructor ratio and monitor daily activities.
Click here for complete details and a registration form.
Pro Ambitions “Super Combo Camp” July 11-15 at Kent Valley Ice Centre
Pro Ambitions Hockey will return to Kent Valley Ice Centre again this summer to host their “Super Combo Camp.” Promotional materials and a large poster are displayed on an easel in the lobby of Kent Valley Ice Centre. Click here for full details including a registration form.
Seattle Thunderbird “Scoring, Stick Handling & Skating Camp” August 8-12 and 15-19 at ShoWare Center
The dates for the Seattle Thunderbirds Scoring, Stick Handling and Skating Hockey Camp at ShoWare Center have been announced. This year’s format will provide an advanced on-ice skill development experience for all ages. The dates of the Scoring, Stick Handling and Skating Camp are Monday, August 8, to Friday, August 12, and Monday, August 15, to Friday, August 19.
The 2016 Scoring, Stick Handling and Skating Hockey Camp will consist of four groups. There are three youth groups: Group A for 6-8 year-olds, Group B for 9-11 year-olds and Group C for 12 year-olds and up. There will also be an Adult Group for players 18-years-old and older.
Participants at the Camp can get half off the price of the second week if they sign up for both weeks of the camp.
T-Birds assistant coaches Matt O’Dette and Tyler Alos are the lead instructors at the Camp. T-Birds players taking part as instructors will be announced this summer.
The Youth and Adult groups will receive two hours of on ice instruction which includes: Puck Handling in open ice & traffic; Power skating; focusing on technique, speed & agility; Shooting techniques and shot selection; Defensive/Offensive positioning and theory; Body protection, checking and safety (12+); Small space games and fun for all ages.
Do you know a child in the 4 to 10-year-old age group, boy or girl, who might be interested in learning how to ice skate and play hockey? If so, here’s a great opportunity for them to do so and save 40% in the process. Check out the Kent Valley Hockey Groupon Deal going on now for “Learn to Play” Hockey! The discounted cost is only $217 for the 24 session program for one child, age 4 – 10. The “Learn to Play” program value is $362.28. Click here to take advantage of this deal now!
Additional details about KVHA’s “Learn to Play” program are available on the KVHA web. Click hereto view the schedule and other details.
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KVHA News – Early Registrations for the 2016-2017 Hockey Season Are Well Above Prior Years
Kent Valley Ice Centre, Kent, WA. Friday, June 3, 2016 - KVHA management is pleased with the early registration response from members. Registration numbers are well above this time last year. Registration opened May 1st with a modest rate increase over the prior season. “We decided to spread payments out over an additional month to lower monthly payments and lessen the monthly financial burden on parents,” said Les Grauer, KVHA’s Executive Director. Grauer figures that may have contributed to some of the early registrations. Danny Lorenz, KVHA’s Hockey Director, was also impressed with the registration numbers. “Early registration provides us with greater visibility regarding the teams we will offer and the resources we will need to support them.”
Lew Sellers, KVHA’s President, said, “We’ll likely see another bump in registration following the 12U, 14U and 17U Tournament Team Tryouts over the next couple of weeks. These folks probably won’t register with KVHA until they know whether or not they make a team.” Since KVHA offers “Open Tryouts” they do not require that a player be registered in advance with KVHA in order to try out for a team; only a tryout form and fee is required.
Everyone is looking forward to the upcoming season. KVHA will participate in the Metropolitan Hockey League (MHL) again next season. “We are still looking for our first MHL banner,” said Rena Sullivan, KVHA’s Registrar.
Kent Valley 14U Spring Hockey Team Wins 4 Loses 1 at BC May Madness Tournament
Kent Valley Ice Centre’s 14U Spring Hockey Selects held their own against some skilled teams in the Gold Division of the BC May Madness tournament May 13th-15th. Kent Valley outscored their opponents 20 to 11 over the five tournament games. The Selects only loss of the tournament came at the hands of the Vancouver Warriors in the tournament semifinal game.
Below are the tournament game scores:
Win 5/13/2016 Kent Valley Selects 2 vs. B.C. Lightning 1
Win 5/13/2016 Kent Valley Selects 6 vs. Jr. Heat 1
Win 5/14/2016 Kent Valley Selects 5 vs. APHL 2
Loss 5/14/2016 Kent Valley Selects 3 vs. Vancouver Warriors 4
Win 5/15/2016 Kent Valley Selects 4 vs. B.C. Lightning 3
Trevor Mertel and Alex Bolshakov tied for team scoring leaders with 9 points each. Mertel scored 6 goals and 3 assists while Bolshakov tallied 5 goals and 4 assists. Adam Beamish tied for 3rd and 4th on the scoring leaders with 6 points each. Beamish scored 4 goals and 2 assists while Nolan Meekhof earned playmaker honors with a goal and 5 assists. Meekhof’s 5 assists were the most of any Select during the tournament.
Below are the individual scoring summaries:
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KVHA Registration Deadline Closing in on June 1st Deadline – Register Now to Save $$$.
Kent Valley Ice Centre, Kent, WA. Thursday, May 26, 2016 - KVHA members are reminded and encouraged to register for the 2016-2017 hockey season prior to June 1st in order to avoid a rate increase. Early registration helps KVHA determine which teams they will offer and what coaching resources are needed for the new season. Ice fees for Rec and Tier-ii teams will increase 5% on June 1st.
Please note - KVHA’s $250 Registration Fee will be waived for multiple player registrations in the same family at the time of registration. Just as with the auction fees charged in prior years, it is not our intent to assess a family multiple registration fees when they have two or more players registered with KVHA.
Our KVHA registration numbers as of today are far exceeding the registration rate from this time last year. Thanks to those who have registered so far.
Tournament Team Tryouts Set for June 17, 18, 24 & 25, 2016 at Kent Valley Ice Centre
Open Tryouts for KVHA’s 2016-2017 12U, 14U and 16U Tournament Teams are set for June 17, 18 and 19 at Kent Valley Ice Centre. Tryouts are open to all players from any and all hockey associations and players do not need to be registered with KVHA to attend the weekend tryouts and learn more about the program. However, a tryout form is required.
A family may choose to register their player now with KVHA in order to lock in the lower current rates and avoid increases. In the event their player does not make the tournament team prior to the start of the regular season practices, a full refund and a release will be provided upon request. The player will not be forced to stay at KVHA and play for a lower level team.
KVHA welcomes the opportunity to give everyone an opportunity to try out for and participate in the Tournament Team program. Click here for a Tournament Team try out form. We look forward to seeing you at Kent Valley.
Benefits of KVHA’s Tournament Teams Exceed Other Elite Programs
Parents faced with the dilemma of where to place their “elite” player for the upcoming season should consider the benefits of playing on one of Kent Valley’s Tournament Teams. For example, last season’s 14U Tournament Team had 172.5 practice hours and 10.5 game hours (7 games) at Kent Valley Ice Centre during the season for a combined total of 183 hours on home ice. The team practiced 5 times per week with the exception of holidays and tournament travel days. Additionally, the team received 90 hours of supervised off-ice training in Kent Valley Ice Centre’s “Fitness Centre.” The tournament teams travelled to play 45 to 50 tournament games during the season.
Compare Kent Valley’s 14U experience with other elite programs and you will find that Kent Valley’s program clearly provides greater value and benefit for your hockey dollar. The 14U’s practice to games ratio exceeds USA Hockey recommendations. When comparing Kent Valley’s Tournament Team program with similar programs in the area consider asking the following questions:
How many practices per week and per season?
How many supervised off-ice training hours per week and per season?
How many games/tournaments per season?
How long (weeks) is the season?
If you think your player needs to play for a league team to advance their hockey career, consider these former KVHA Tournament Team players who are having outstanding hockey careers:
Anthony Petruzzeli – AJHL (Alberta Jr. Hockey League) and D1 University of Vermont
Trevor Cheek – WHL and AHL
Kailer Yamamoto – WHL and USA Hockey Development Program (USDP)
Keanu Yamamoto – WHL
Evan Sarthou – WHL and US Under-18 Team (USDP)
Dylan Gambrel – USHL and D1 University of Denver
Molly Doner – D1 University of Wisconsin
Lydia Grauer – D1 St. Lawrence University
Cory James – D2 University of Washington (ACHA)
Ryan Doner – NAHL, SJHL and D3 University of Wisconsin, River Falls
Eliot Grauer – NAHL, USHL and D3 University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
Click here for a Tournament Team try out form. We look forward to seeing you at Kent Valley.
KVHA Receives First AmazonSmile Foundation Payment
KVHA has received its first Amazon Smile Foundation payment of $15.40. That may not sound like a lot of money. However, consider it the first installment of a beneficial partnership between the AmazonSmile Foundation and Kent Valley Hockey Association.
AmazonSmile is a program where Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organizations selected by Amazon customers. Kent Valley Hockey Association (KVHA) has been selected for support because one or more Amazon customers have selected to support KVHA (EIN: 42-1547910) when they shop at AmazonSmile (http://smile.amazon.com). Thanks, AmazonSmile…
Seattle Ravens Join Nation’s Top College Hockey Development League
Kent, WA (May 20, 2016) – The United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL) has announced that it will expand its USP3 (junior) platform for the 2016-17 season to include a newly formed Pacific Division. The teams that will compete in the USP3’s Pacific Division will include the Seattle Ravens, Eugene Generals, Tri City Outlaws, and West Sound Warriors.
“We are excited to bring the USPHL to the West Coast,” stated Ravens’ General Manager Adam Speer. “This move furthers our goal of providing the best possible development and advancement opportunities for players in the Northwest. It is a major move into a great junior hockey league.”
Archive Directory of Recent Editions of KVHA News:
06/10/16 -- KVHA News – Summer Programs Help Hockey Players Stay in Shape and Prepared for Next Season -- Full Story
06/03/16 -- KVHA News -- Early Registrations Are Well Above Prior Years -- Full Story
05/26/16 -- KVHA News -- KVHA Registration Deadline Closing in on June 1st Deadline – Register Now to Save $$$ -- Full Story
05/19/16 -- KVHA News -- KVHA Registration Deadline is June 1st. -- Full Story
05/02/16 -- KVHA News -- 2016-2017 Registration is Open! Register Prior to June 1st and Save $$$... -- Full Story
04/15/16 -- KVHA News -- KVIC Bantam 14U “Elite” Spring Tournament Team Wins Mainland Hockey Tourney -- Full Story
04/01/16 -- KVHA News -- KVHA 13th Annual Auction Exceeds Expectations -- Full Story
03/24/16 -- KVHA News -- Spring Hockey Programs Begin Soon, Register Today to Reserve Your Spot --Full Story
03/19/16 -- KVHA News -- It's All About That Auction - Friday March 25th at the Muckleshoot -- Full Story
03/11/16 -- KVHA News -- Love it or Hate it, Here Comes Daylight Saving Time – Spring Forward Sunday! -- Full Story
02/26/16 -- KVHA News -- Season Winding Down for Smoe, Playoffs for Others -- Full Story
02/04/16 -- KVHA News -- Kent Valley Receives Thunderbird Community Foundation Grant -- Full Story
01/21/16 -- KVHA News -- Kent Valley's Cam Hansen Faces 54 Shots on Goal, Stops 51 of 54 for 94.4% Save Rate -- Full Story
01/12/16 -- KVHA News -- Caleb Chaloner Tallies Ten Points in Two Consecutive Games -- Full Story
01/04/16 -- KVHA News -- KVHA Record Book Assault Continues as Ripken Renner Scores Four Goals in One Period -- Full Story
12/17/15 -- KVHA News -- Kent Valley's Dawson Meyers Scores 7 Goals to Tie KVHA's Most Goals in a Game Record -- Full Story
11/19/15 -- KVHA News -- Kent Valley's Lexi Doner Cellecrates 35th Anniversary of National Championship -- Full Story
11/12/15 -- KVHA News -- KVHA Implements New Locker Room Hallway & Locker Room Access Policy -- Full Story
11/05/15 -- KVHA News -- KVHA's 13th Annual Acution Planning Underway - Promises to be the Biggest Yet! -- Full Story
10/29/15 -- KVHA News -- Kent Valley in Second Place of 5th Annual Kent Turkey Challenge Food Drive -- Full Story
10/22/15 -- KVHA News -- Kent Valley Fitness Centre OPEN FOR BUSINESS! -- Full Story
10/15/15 -- KVHA News -- KVHA Photo Night is Monday October 19th -- Full Story
10/08/15 -- KVHA News --KVHA Record Book in Deep Slumber Since January 2014 -- Full Story
10/02/15 -- KVHA News -- MHL League Games Will Begin October 10th for Rec Teams -- Full Story
09/29/15 -- KVHA News Bulletin -- MHL League Games Update for this Weekend -- Full Story
09/17/15 -- KVHA News -- Seattle Ravens Opening Night Coming Soon! -- Full Story
09/03/15 -- KVHA News -- Welcome to Kent Valley Hockey's 2015-2016 Hockey Season -- Full Story
08/27/15 -- KVHA News -- Last Weekend for U14/U16 "AAA" Try-Outs. -- Full Story
08/18/15 -- KVHA News -- Kent Valley Will Join New Metropolitan Hockey League for 2015-16 -- Full Story
08/06/15 -- KVHA News --GSHL's 15th Anniversary Season Begins October 4th, 2015 -- Full Story
07/30/15 -- KVHA News – Try-Outs Coming Up Next Week – Pre Register Now and Save -- Full Story
07/23/15 -- KVHA News -- PeeWee U12 Tier-II Tryouts Set for August 10th, 12th, & 13th -- Full Story
07/16/15 -- KVHA News -- Tryouts Set for KVHA U-14 and U-16 AA/AAA Teams -- Full Story
07/09/15 -- KVHA News -- KVHA Members Rush to Beat the July 1st Fee Increase Deadline. -- Full Story
06/25/15 -- KVHA News -- KVHA Registration Rates Will Increase 3% July 1st – Register Now! -- Full Story
06/18/15 -- KVHA News -- "Accelerated Training Day Camp 2015" Underway at Kent Valley -- Full Story
06/11/15 -- KVHA News -- Lorena Taps John Dunn to Coach PeeWee Rec for 2015-2016 Season -- Full Story
06/04/15 -- KVHA News -- GROUPON Ad Promotes KVHA's Learn to Play Hockey Program -- Full Story
05/28/15 -- KVHA News -- KVHA Opens Registration for the 2015-2016 Hockey Season -- Full Story
05/21/15 -- KVHA News -- Seattle Ravens Junior “A” Expansion Hockey Team Announced for 2015-2016 -- Full Story
05/14/15 -- KVHA News -- Lorenz Names Wagner to Squirt “B” and Ferguson to PeeWee T-II -- Full Story
04/07/15 -- KVHA News -- Lorenz Names Espirito and Fralick as Mite Coaches for 2015-2016 -- Full Story
03/25/15 -- KVHA News -- March 20th Was a Great Day for Kent Valley Hockey -- Full Story
03/18/15 -- KVHA News -- 12th Annual KVHA Auction, Friday March 20th at Muckleshoot Casino -- Full Story
03/12/15 -- KVHA News -- KVHA Auction is Coming Up March 20th and We’re Pretty Excited. -- Full Story
03/06/15 -- KVHA News -- Should Young Hockey Players Be Exempt From Labor Law -- Full Story
02/20/15 -- KVHA News -- NCAA D1 Men's & Women's Ice Hockey at University of Washington? -- Full Story
02/13/15 -- KVHA News -- Advisory Council Approves "Equitable and Fair Ice Time Philosophy" -- Full Story
01/30/15 -- KVHA News -- KVHA Hosting PNAHA 16U Tier-I Tournament February 6, 7 and 8 -- Full Story
01/23/15 -- KVHA News -- 5th Annual “You Me We” Celebration January 30 at ShoWare Center - Full Story
01/15/15 -- KVHA News -- Parents Code of Conduct Revisited! - Full Story
12/25/14 -- KVHA News -- Dear Santa, All I Want for Christmas is... - Full Story
12/20/14 -- KVHA News -- Another Accomplishment for KVHA Alumni Dylan Gambrell - Full Story
12/11/14 -- KVHA News -- Two Weeks of Kent Valley News & Game Summaries - Full Story
11/27/14 -- KVHA News -- Monday December 1st is KVHA Photo Day - Full Story
11/20/14 -- KVHA News -- Changing the Game Project Worth a Look; 10 Questions for Your Player - Full Story
11/13/14 -- KVHA News -- Mudge and White Commit to Co-Chair KVHA Auction - Full Story
11/06/14 -- KVHA News -- Game Officials Deserve Our Respect, Encouragement and Appreciation - Full Story
10/30/14 -- KVHA News -- Advisory Councils Will Help Guide KVHA Board - Full Story
10/23/14 -- KVHA News -- Town Hall Meeting Poorly Attended But Didn't Lack Enthusiasm - Full Story
10/16/14 -- KVHA News -- Thank You Donna Kaufman, NPSHL League Scheduler & Much More - Full Story
10/09/14 -- KVHA News -- NPSHL Season Underway with 4 Kent Valley Wins, 1 Tie and 1 Loss - Full Story
10/02/14 -- KVHA News -- Kent Valley's Rena Sullivan Praised by NPSHL, Loved by KVHA - Full Story
09/25/14 -- KVHA News -- 2013/2014 Auction Proceeds Exceed Expectations! - Full Story
09/18/14 -- KVHA News -- Auction is Saturday September 20th – Come Join the Fun! - Full Story
09/11/14 -- KVHA News -- Kent Valley 16U AAA Rainiers Perform Well in First Outing in San Jose - Full Story
08/21/14 -- KVHA News -- USA Hockey Registration Numbers Needed Before Practice Next Week - Full Story
08/14/14 -- KVHA News -- 2014/2015 Registrations Surge Ahead of Same Date Last Season - Full Story
08/07/14 -- KVHA News -- Kent Valley Ice Centre's "Power Hour" Impresses - Full Story
07/29/14 -- KVHA News -- KVHA Auction Date Moved to September 20th at Kent Valley Ice Centre - Full Story
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