KVHA News – Practice Schedule for First Week of 2017-2018 Season is Posted – Check it Out!
Kent Valley Ice Centre, Kent, WA., Friday, August 18, 2017 – The practice schedule for the first week of the 2017-2018 hockey season has been posted to the KVHA Web. To view the ice schedule, go to www.KentValleyHockey.com and click upon the Ice Schedule tab. Scroll down to the green panel titled, 2017 Summer Week 11, and click upon the PDF icon.
Les Grauer, KVHA’s Executive Director, cautions everyone by pointing out that schedules are always subject to change. This first week’s schedule was based upon enrollment as of August 1st. The number of teams could change as enrollment increases closer to opening day, August 28th. So, always check the ice schedule before you head off to the rink.
Quinn’s Goaltending Clinic is Next Week at Kent Valley Ice Centre
The Kent Valley Ice Centre will be hosting the Quinn’s Goaltending Clinic next week for a 3-day stint August 21st through the 23rd. Lead Instructor for the 3-day clinic is Jason Quinn. Guest Instructors will be announced soon. Jason has been a Goaltending coach for 18 years. He has experience as a goaltending coach at the WHL level with the Tri-City Americans, Vancouver Giants and the Portland Winterhawks. Jason has also worked at the pro level in the ECHL with the Reading Royals, Toledo Walleye and the Brampton Beast as a Major Junior Scout.
Quinn was most recently with the Everett Silvertips as the Hockey Operations Assistant/ Video Coordinator. Jason has worked in the Pacific North West with various minor hockey programs, along with Hockey Educational Systems/GSHL adult camps.
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Thank You Thunderbird Community Sports Foundation for Providing Six Scholarships to T-Birds Skills Camp
Kent Valley Hockey Association (KVHA) was the recipient of six scholarships to the 2017 T-Birds Skills Camp, compliments of the Thunderbird Community Sports Foundation. KVHA management selected one 8U, one 10U, two 12U and two 14U players to participate in the camp.
The Thunderbird Community Sports Foundation promotes good health, physical education, and academic achievement, by providing scholarships and grants for amateur athletes in the Puget Sound Region. Their mission is to encourage participation in athletic competitions in team and individual sports, as well as providing grants to local youth and amateur sports associations for equipment and facilities for use in our community.
KVHA has received considerable support over the years from the Thunderbird Community Sports Foundation. Most recently we received a grant for our Learn to Play program and the 12U Selects, as well as several other teams. Some of our teams worked the 50-50 game night raffles to receive funding for their team activities.
The Foundation has contributed $629,846.48 to local youth and amateur sports associations in our community since arriving in Kent in 2009. Please click here to visit the Thunderbird Community Sports Foundation.
Special 40% Off Coupon for KVHA’s Fall “Learn to Play” Hockey Session
The Kent Valley Ice Centre is offering a Special 40% off Coupon for the Fall “Learn to Play” Hockey sessions. The Fall Learn to Play program begins Sunday, September 24th. Fall sessions begin in September and run through the first weekend in April for a total of 24 sessions.
Do you know a boy or girl in your neighborhood who has always envied your child’s participation in ice hockey? Now would be a good time to encourage them to check our Fall Learn to Play program.
Click here to take advantage of the 40% off coupon offer.
T-Birds Will Practice at Kent Valley Ice Centre Thursday August 31st, 2:00pm-4:00pm.
T-Birds are migrating back to Kent this month to prepare for the new 2017-18 WHL hockey season. They will begin practicing at ShoWare center on August 23rd. All Training Camp scrimmages and the Blue White game are open to the public free of charge. Fans attending any of the scrimmages or Blue White game should enter ShoWare Center from the east side of the building. Additionally, KVHA members will get an opportunity to watch the T-Birds in action at Kent Valley Ice Centre when they practice here on August 31st from 2:00pm-4:00pm.
T-Birds Training Camp opens on Wednesday, August 23, with six scrimmages. The six scrimmages will be between three teams made up of players born in 2001 and 2002. In the morning Team Blue, Team White at 9am and Team White plays Team Grey at 10am and Team Blue plays Team Grey at 11am. In the evening Team Grey plays Team White at 4:30pm, Team Blue plays Team White at 5:30pm and Team Blue plays Team Grey at 6:30pm.
Training Camp continues Thursday, August 24, with six scrimmages between the three teams of 2001 and 2002 born players. The scrimmages will be at 9:00am, 10am, 11am and 4:30pm, 5:30pm and 6:30pm.
The scrimmages on August 23 and August 24 will be 30-minute run time games, with a 10-minute warmup, and include a shootout if necessary.
The scrimmages on Friday, August 25 and Saturday, August 26 will have two teams playing, Team Blue and Team Grey. They will start their scrimmages at 5pm both days and they will consist of a 10-minute warmup, two 30-minute halves with an ice cut and run-time clock.
Sunday, August 27, is the last day of Training Camp and will feature a full 60-minute three period game. The teams will be wearing T-Birds white and blue game jerseys, unlike previous scrimmages which will feature team branded practice jerseys. The game starts at 5:30pm at ShoWare Center.
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KVHA News – Molly Doner and Andy Jasicki will Co-Coach 8U Mites
Kent Valley Ice Centre, Kent, WA., Friday, August 11, 2017 – Andy Jasicki, KVHA’s Hockey Director, announced this week that he and Molly Doner will be co-coaching the 8U Mites next season (2017-2018.) Jasicki also indicated they were looking for a few 8U Mite parent coaches that could run the doors for the kids when he or Doner were not able to make the games. Jasicki said, “Our goal with 8 and under is to build the program and do what is needed in terms of building skills starting with Learn to Play (LTP) and working up to Mites and Mini-Mites.” Lew Sellers, KVHA’s President praised the teaming up of Jasicki and Doner saying, “Parents will be getting top level skills coaching for their money and should be excited about the skill development and fun their kids will have this season.”
Andy Jasicki to Offer Professional Skating & Skills Instructions at Kent Valley
Andy Jasicki, KVHA's Hockey Director and Head Coach of the Kent Ravens, is available for private lessons to skaters of all ages at Kent Valley Ice Centre. Jasicki has considerable experience teaching skating and hockey skills. Following his pro career Jasicki spent several years coaching youth hockey including as a coach with the AAA Colorado Roughriders organization. He also coached at Lenhovda IF in Sweden after co-founding the hockey skills academy Lenhovda Hockeyfritids. Most recently, he served as Assistant Hockey Director of the Spokane Jr. Chiefs. Jasicki can be reached at (206) 879-2104 ext. 104 or via e-mail at HockeyDirector@KentValleyHockey.com.
Jasicki’s addition to our roster of individual instructors brings to two the number of instructors available for KVHA members and others. Molly Doner is the other instructor and has been providing individual instruction since early in 2016.
Additional stories in this week's edition are:
NHL Analytics Tracking of 8U “Half Ice/Cross Ice” Hockey Players – A Must See for Parents of 8U & 10U Players
USA Hockey Rule Book 2017-21 Available for Download
SnoKing Bumps Ice Fees and Reduces Heavy Subsidies in Pursuit of Long-Term Sustainability and Growth
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Congratulations to the Seattle Thunderbirds for winning the 2016/2017 WHL Championship.
Way to go Boyzz!
Thank You 2016-2017 KVHA Auction Sponsors
Archive Directory of Recent Editions of KVHA News:
08/18/17 -- Practice Schedule for First Week of 2017-2018 Season is Posted -- Full Story
08/11/17 -- Molly Doner and Andy Jasicki will Co-Coach 8U Mites -- Full Story
08/04/17 -- Quinn’s Goaltending Clinic Set for August 21-23 at Kent Valley Ice Centre -- Full Story
07/28/17 -- Andy Jasicki is KVHA’s New Hockey Director -- Full Story
06/30/17-- PNAHA Opts for Half-Ice Play at 10U Level for 2017-2018 Season -- Full Story
06/23/17 -- 12U & 15U Tournament Team Tryouts this Weekend at Kent Valley Ice Centre -- Full Story
06/09/17 -- Accelerated Training Day Camp 2017 Begins June 19th -- Full Story
05/31/17 -- 12U, 14U & 18U Coaches Named and May Rates Extended to Saturday June 3rd -- Full Story
05/26/17 --Registration Rates Increase June 1st, Register Now & Take Advantage of Reduced Rates -- Full Story
05/19/17 -- Numerous Summer Hockey Activities are Available at Kent Valley -- Full Story
05/12/17 -- KVHA Annouonces "Mini-Mites" Program for 2017-2018 -- Full Story
04/28/17 -- Registration for 2017-2018 Season is Now Open! -- Full Story
03/24/17 -- Spring Hockey Starts the Last Week of March, Register Now! -- Full Story
03/17/17 --12U Hurricanes and 14U Tornadoes Win MHL League Championship Banners -- Full Story
03/10/17 -- Pacific District Concussion Protocol, Education and Awareness Program -- Full Story
03/03/17 -- Registration for Spring "Elite" Tournament Teams Closes March 10th -- Full Story
02/26/17 -- Seattle Thunderbirds Clinch 2017 WHL Playoff Spot -- Full Story
02/14/17 -- KVIC Pro Shop Offers Deep Discounts on Bauer Products -- Full Story
01/27/17 -- AmazonSmile Shopping Can Increase Donations to Kent Valley Hockey – Join Now! -- Full Story
01/13/17 -- Seattle Ravens FREE ADMISSION Offer for Youth Hockey Players Jan 20 & 21 -- Full Story
01/06/17 -- Kent Valley Awarded Third Place Honors for 6th Annual Kent Turkey Challenge -- Full Story
12/23/16 -- New “Tacoma Twin Rinks” Opened for Business December 19th -- Full Story
12/16/16 -- Happy 15th Birthday to Kent Valley Ice Centre -- Full Story
12/09/16 -- MHL Schedules for Second Half of Season Being Posted -- Full Story
12/02/16 -- 10U Hurricanes Sweep Portland Jr. Winterhawks' 9th Annual Harvest Cup -- Full Story
11/25/16 -- MHL League Schedules for Second Half of Season Due Out Soon! -- Full Story
11/18/16 -- Kent Valley Teams Stand Atop Three MHL Divisions Nearing Season Midpoint -- Full Story
11/11/16 -- Private Power Skating & Hockey Lessons Now Available -- Full Story
10/24/16 -- All Association Photo is Exercise in Herding Cats -- Full Story
10/18/16 -- Please bring Food Donations on Photo Night October 24th -- Full Story
10/13/16 -- Kent Valley 10U Teams Dominate MHL Opening Weekend -- Full Story
10/07/16 -- Kent Valley Ice Centre Hosts WSU Cougars for Friday and Saturday Series -- Full Story
09/30/16 -- T-Birds Will Hoist Two Banners at Saturday’s Home Opener -- Full Story
09/16/16 -- Learn to Play Hockey Begins Sunday September 25th, Enroll Now! - Full Story
09/02/16 -- Begin Season with Right Attitude, Revisit Parents Code of Conduct! - Full Story
08/26/16 -- Are You Ready? Let the 2016-2017 Hockey Season Begin! - Full Story
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