KVHA News – Need A Break from The Extreme Heat Over the Next Few Days?
Kent Valley Ice Centre, Kent, WA. Thursday, August 18, 2016 – If so, the Kent Valley Ice Centre has just the answer for you and your family. Temperatures are hovering right around 60 degrees in the seating area of the bowl and a lot less at ice level. Come on in and enjoy a Public Skating Session, Stick n’ Puck Session, or just sit and relax in the cool bleachers. In fact, it’s so cool, ya might want to bring a sweater…
Click here to view the Ice Schedules for the next couple of weeks.
If you’re just looking for something to do, and you’re willing to brave the heat, the Batting Cages are open and the Miniature Golf Course is ready to challenge your golf skills.
The “On the Edge” Café and Sports Bar is open Monday – Friday 5:00pm-10:00pm and Saturday – Sunday 10:00am – 10:00pm. Come on in for a burger and an ice cool brew.
Click here for all the details regarding the largest, multi-purpose FAMILY ICE ENTERTAINMENT FACILITY in the Pacific Northwest!
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KVHA News – 2016-17 Hockey Season Set to Get Underway Monday, August 29th
Kent Valley Ice Centre, Kent, WA. Friday, August 12, 2016 – Les Grauer, Kent Valley’s “Ice Schedules Wizard,” is busy working on the ice schedule for the first week of the 2016-17 hockey season. He provided a draft of that first week’s ice schedule (Monday, August 29th through Friday, September 4th) to provide KVHA members an idea of what we’re looking at as a foundation for the 2016-17 hockey season.
Please note: We still have some registration “hold outs” that could impact one way or the other how many teams we will offer at each age level. We are facing a situation in a couple of cases where we have too many players for one team and not enough for two teams. So, please register your player as soon as possible. And, thanks to all those who have already completed their registrations.
The current ice plan accommodates the following Recreation (Rec) level teams:
Mite Rec = 2 teams Squirt Rec = 2 teams PeeWee Rec = 2 teams Bantam Rec = 1 team Midget Rec = 1 team
The plan for Tournament level teams includes:
PeeWee 12U = 1 team Bantam 14U = 1 team Midget 17U = 1 team
Kent Valley’s two PeeWee rec teams have the first ice slots of the new season on Monday, August 29th at 5:20pm. Mites and Bantams follow at 6:30pm with 14U & 12U Selects at 7:40pm. Squirts lead off Tuesday’s ice schedule at 5:20pm followed by Midgets at 8:10pm. You can check out the balance of the first week’s schedule by visiting the Ice Schedule page on the KVHA Web under the Ice Schedules tab. Look for the Ice Schedule for 2016 Summer - Week 11 near the bottom of the page. Now you know!
Second Round of U14 and U17 Tryouts Coming up August 18th and 22nd at Kent Valley Ice Centre
Mike Anderson, Kent Valley’s Tournament Team Coordinator and Head Coach, confirmed additional tryout times recently for the 14U and 17U Tournament Teams. All tryouts will be held at the Kent Valley Ice Centre. The tryout dates are:
Thursday August 18 @ 5:45 – 7:15 pm (for both 14U & 17U) Monday August 22 @ 5:45 – 7:15 pm (for both 14U & 17U)
These tryouts are open to new players as well as those who attended the earlier tryouts. Try-out fees are $50.00 for new players and $25.00 for accepted players and players who were not offered spots after the prior tryouts. Reminder, tryouts are open to all players and players need not be registered with KVHA to attend the two tryouts and learn more about the program.
Stay Tuned for Final 12U PeeWee Tryouts
Anderson is also working on scheduling final tryouts for a PeeWee 12U Tournament Team. He encouraged interested parties to stay tuned for further details.
ADM Half Ice/Cross Ice Games Being Considered for Squirt 10U Rec Teams Throughout the MHL This Season
Local hockey associations are discussing the potential of extending Half Ice or Cross Ice games to the Squirt 10U level in addition to the Mite 8U level. Some Kent Valley members expressed concern about this development and are considering the potential of moving their Squirt player to another association to avoid Cross Ice Games at Kent Valley. Well, that may not work. It appears that all of the Metropolitan Hockey League member associations are considering the move for the entire league. USA Hockey is also considering adopting Half Ice/Cross Ice games as part of their American Development Model (ADM) program for the Squirt 10U level.
If you’re wondering about the benefits of Half Ice/Cross Ice games, the following comes from the ADM section of USA Hockey’s web site. Click here for the link to this and much more on the subject. The following is provided for your clarification and convenience:
The USA Hockey Skill Development Program, which is for children, is based on a model of practicing and playing hockey across the 85 feet width of the ice surface as compared to practicing and playing lengthways along the full 200-foot length of the ice surface. This cross-ice practicing and playing model has been used in many of the leading hockey nations in the world for a number of years and has stood the test of time. It has been shown that children who begin their hockey training in this environment have an outstanding hockey experience.
Parents may ask the question why should my child play cross-ice, what will this bring? I want my child playing like the professionals do, full-ice, because I want my child to experience “real hockey”.
To help address these questions, let’s think about a child trying to skate with a puck while performing a drill the entire 200 feet from one end of the rink to the other, how long will this take? How much energy will this require? Will the player’s decision-making skills be enhanced more in the close action of the smaller cross-ice surface or in the wide-open area of the full-ice surface? In which situation will the child be more involved in the action?
A study of hockey games played on the full-ice surface by George Kingston in 1976 found the following:
In a sixty-minute running time hockey game between 6-8 year old children, the average player had possession of the puck for 20.7 seconds.
Top National Hockey League and international professional players were also timed and no player exceeded 85 seconds of puck possession time.
In a sixty-minute children’s game the actual playing time of the game was 20 minutes and 38 seconds. Taking this into consideration, the individual player is only on the ice every third or fourth shift depending on how many players are on the team, resulting in even less ice time.
An average of less than 0.5 shots per game for youth players and only 1.5 shots per game for junior and professional players.
The study concluded that:
For young players in the “full-ice game model” of development, the youngest players would require 180 games and the older youth players would require 80 games to enjoy 60 minutes of actual puck possession time to execute their stickhandling, passing, pass receiving and shooting skills.
Professional and international players would require 60 games to ensure 60 minutes of puck control skill development.
Many players never touched the puck in the game, especially in youth hockey.
USA Hockey firmly believes that by giving children the opportunity to participate in the Skill Development Program, which supports cross-ice practicing and playing, that their enjoyment of hockey as well as their hockey skills will be greatly enhanced.
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Archive Directory of Recent Editions of KVHA News:
08/18/16 -- KVHA News - Need A Break from The Extreme Heat Over the Next Few Days? -- Full Story
08/12/16 -- KVHA News - 2016-17 Hockey Season Set to Get Underway Monday, August 29th -- Full Story
07/29/16 -- KVHA News - Registration is Higher Than This Time Last Year, But Gaps Remain -- Full Story
07/22/16 -- KVHA News - Additional Tryouts confirmed for 14U and 17U Tournament Teams --Full Story
07/08/16 -- KVHA News - Seattle Thunderbirds Alway Keep an Eye Out for Possible Billet Families -- Full Story
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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