This is an exciting time of the year as we are launching registration for the first of our spring programs. There are a number of programs coming up that are only offered once per year and are among the most popular and effective in advancing players to the next level in their skills and play.
For some of you, this will be the first opportunity to participate in games or in team-style drills and instruction. If you have not registered for any of these programs, we highly recommend you visit the link below to see your options. Players may register for as many programs as they wish. Remember, the more time spent on the ice, the faster the players develop their skills!
Registration for 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.