Registration for Kent Valley Hockey Association for the 2023-2024 season is now officially open!
With the Kraken advancing to the second round of playoffs, there has never been a more exciting time to be a hockey player in the Seattle area. Seattle is becoming a hockey hotbed and we are excited to continue to offer development opportunities for youth players between the ages of 3 and 18.
The Kent Valley Ice Centre (our home rink) now offers 12 locker rooms, an off-ice training facility, and dedicated skills instructors. The facilities and instruction have attracted many new players the last few seasons and we expect that growth to continue this season and into the future. New this season will be KVHA’s STAR Hockey Academy 15U team, which will play in the prestigious CSSHL and offer a unique school based hockey Academy environment. Power Edge Pro (PEP) development options will continue to be available for individuals and teams that seek additional skills development through one of our PEP certified instructors. In addition to being home to Kent Valley Hockey Association, the Ice Centre also provides ice for the Kraken Adult Hockey League, the Washington Wolverines HPL teams, the Seattle Thunderbirds WHL team (when Showare is occupied), and the Kent Valley Figure Skating Club. With the growth anticipated from all of these programs, we encourage everyone to register early to guarantee their team and spot for the upcoming season!
Registrations will be processed in the order received. Please note we have limited space for the upcoming season. Once teams are full, waitlists will be established and KVHA will attempt to acquire additional ice time for the season.
If you plan on trying out for the Kent Valley Selects 10U, 12U, or 14U teams, we encourage you to register for the level you played last year and you will have the opportunity to adjust your registration if you are selected during tryouts. Tryouts for the 10U & 12U teams will occur August 12th-13th and tryouts for the 14U Selects team will be June 26th & 28th. Signups for Select team tryouts will open soon.
If you have any questions about registration, please contact email@example.com. Please stay tuned for additional information on tryouts, summer programs, and coaching announcements – all coming soon!
To register for the 2023-2024 season, click the registration link below.
To register for the 2023-2024 Selects tryouts, click the registration link below.
To volunteer to be a Head Coach, Assistant Coach, Team Manager or other team volunteer, please complete the registration below.
Registration for the summer beginner learn to play hockey classes is open. Come learn the great sport of hockey! For more information, click the link below.
Kent Valley Hockey Association has partnered with STAR Hockey Academy to form the first education-based, fully accredited hockey Academy in the Seattle area. The team will be USA Hockey sanctioned and operate under Kent Valley Hockey association. All STAR Academy home games will take place at the Kent Valley Ice Centre.
STAR’s inaugural 14U team will play in the Canadian Sports School Hockey League (CSSHL), the premier high-school hockey development league based in Western Canada, Idaho, and now entering Washington state. STAR student athletes will receive over 500 hours of hockey-specific development over a 10-month period, which is incomparable in the local hockey landscape.
Founding STAR partners are retired-NHLer and current NY Rangers player development coach Tanner Glass, local philanthropist and businessman Jamie Brunner, and Nathan Fischer – who owns an Academy in Vancouver B.C. that developed up-and-coming phenom and projected 2023 NHL first overall draft pick Connor Bedard.
“This is an exciting time for youth hockey in Seattle. STAR Hockey Academy provides an exceptional opportunity for kids and families to participate in elite level, education-based hockey” stated Glass, Vice-President and Director of Hockey for STAR.
With 85% of game play and travel within a day trip or short flight from Seattle, joining the CSSHL made sense given its’ track record of player development, elite hockey, and commitment to education-based programming. The CSSHL was founded in 2009, and since then over 1700 alumni have gone on to play in the WHL, BCHL, NCAA and Professional hockey ranks.
STAR Hockey Academy is hosting an open house for families and prospective student athletes the evening of April 4th, with 14U try-outs taking place April 5th and 6th at Kent Valley Ice Centre.
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We have officially launched our online stores for team apparel! You can now order Kent Valley Selects, Seattle Sting and Kent Valley Hockey branded apparel online and have your items shipped directly to your door! There are no minimums, and you can even customize your apparel with your name and number on the back.
Power Edge Pro (PEP) is a hockey development system that utilizes Reactive Countering Training™ (R.C.T.) to engage multiple motor skills simultaneously and develop a player’s small area game performance. All patterns are completed while maintaining puck control and are designed to provide 5x as many repetitions as standard drill based practices, leading to faster development of elite skills. Check out some of their drills HERE.
Our certified PEP instructors are now able to use the PEP apparatus in KVHA practices and programs. We are very excited to add this as another development tool at Kent Valley Hockey Association! Please stay tuned for our next Power Edge Pro camp!