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Hockey Officials Clinic, Referee Levels 1, 2 & 3

The Puget Sound Hockey Officials Association will host a Seminar for Referee Levels 1, 2 and 3 at the Kent Valley Ice Centre on Saturday September 22nd.  The Clinic will start at 8:30am and run until 2:30pm.  The USA Hockey web site indicates a Level 1 Registration requirement.  On-Ice training is involved.

1 Registration requirement.  On-Ice training is involved.

Click here to register.  The link will take you to the USA Hockey web site, Officiating tab and Seminar Registration page.  Please feel free to contact if you have any questions or desire further information.

Kent Valley Overhauls Learn to Play Hockey (LTP) Program, first 8-week Series Begins September 23rd

Kent Valley’s 2018-19 Learn to Play (LTP) program was overhauled earlier this month to provide three 8-week sessions per year. The first session under this new format gets underway Sunday, September 23rd for an 8-week run and a cost of $152. 

On the 8th week of the program the skater/player will be evaluated.  This evaluation will determine if the skater/ player is ready for the next level of LTP hockey, the Mini-Mite division or a full-fledged recreation team.

Gear rental is available through Kent Valley Ice Centre for $80 per 8-week series, plus a $100 security deposit which is refundable once gear is returned.

The Kent Valley Hockey Learn to Play program focuses on skating skills, but also teaches the basic skills of stick-handling, shooting and passing.  The Learn to Play program is done in full gear, and players experience the thrill and challenges of trying to skate, use the stick, and handle the puck simultaneously.  The LTP Program is available to beginning level boys and girls ages 4 to 10 years old. 

KVHA’s hockey coaches are certified through USA Hockey for coaching at the appropriate level.  Most have previous playing and coaching experience, many with college, junior and professional experience.

Click here to Register

Kent Valley Team Photo Night is Monday October 29th

Mark your calendar now!  Kent Valley Hockey’s team photo night is set for Monday evening October 29th.  Team and individual photos will be taken.  A full schedule of the night’s activities will be published as we get closer to the actual event.

Ice Schedule Changes are Numerous! Be Sure to Check the Schedule Before You Head for the Rink

As was anticipated, several changes have been made to the ice schedule for the first week of the season.  We can expect frequent changes during the first few weeks of the season.  Members are advised to check their team pages often for ice schedule changes

USA Hockey Coaching Clinic Announced in Spokane

USA Hockey’s Pacific District and the Pacific Northwest Amateur Hockey Association (PNAHA) will host a Level 4 CEP clinic September 21st - 23rd in Spokane, WA.  Details are available on under coaching clinics.  We encourage all current Level 3 coaches to take advantage of a level 4 clinic in our state and attend if possible.

There will be many national and district personnel presenting in depth hockey information at the symposium.  There is no recertification required after a coach achieves their Level 4.  

PNAHA and the Pacific District will also be hosting Level 1 & 2 clinics on Saturday, the 22nd.  Level 3 will be hosted on Sunday, the 23rd.  Coaches can find additional information and register on line at under coaching clinics.  

This will be the extent of East Side coaching clinics for this season.  Please plan accordingly.  West Side coaching clinics will be announced soon. 

Rob Kaufman
PNAHA Director of Player Development
PNAHA Coaching Director

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