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Kent Valley’s “Try Hockey For Free” January 6th Was a Huge Success

By KVHA, 01/10/19, 3:30PM PST


Lewis Sellers (Kent Valley Hockey Association) sent you a message.

     KVHA News - Vol. 17 No. 2 - January 10, 2019      

Kent Valley’s “Try Hockey For Free” January 6th Was a Huge Success


Kent Valley Ice Centre, Kent, WA., Thursday, January 29, 2018 – Even the storm-caused power outages couldn’t keep participants away from Kent Valley’s “Try Hockey For Free” day on January 6th.  Over 30 new skaters showed up, put on the gear, laced up their skates and tried hockey for free.  Four of the thirty-four participants in the January 6th event have signed up for Kent Valley’s next Learn to Play session starting February 3rd. 

Kent Valley’s Hockey Director, Harry Smith, called the event a team effort.  Smith said, “We couldn’t have done it without the participation of our many volunteers.”  Smith expressed thanks to Jon & Austin Graham, Brent Harrison, Matt & Easton Wagner, Josh Ellis, several players from Kent Valley’s 12U PeeWee Selects team, and special recognition to Alex Ostrovsky (10 years old) for providing Russian language interpreting services.  Danny, Maria and Jenna Smith also provided valuable assistance.

Smith said he is planning another Try Hockey for Free event for February 9th, 2019.  Additional information will be provided as soon as it is available.

KVHA Scoreboard – January 5 & 6

This week’s KVHA Scoreboard includes a couple of December games that failed to get included in last week’s edition of the KVHA News.  Kent Valley’s teams had 5 wins and 1 loss and outscored their opponents 40 to 16.  Below are the game scores:

Kent Valley’s 10U Hurricanes Storm Over SnoKing 10U McFadden 15 to 6 – White Sets New KVHA Record

SnoKing Renton, Renton, WA., Sunday, December 23, 2018 - Kent Valley’s 10U Hurricanes travelled to Renton to take on SnoKing 10U McFadden and skated away with a solid 15 to 6 MHL League win.  The Hurricanes outscored McFadden 11 to 2 in the first half and scored 4 goals each in the second half.  Max White led the Hurricanes’ scoring with 5 goals.  White scored 3 consecutive goals during a span of 1 minute and 3 seconds during the first half, establishing a new KVHA record for Fastest Three Goals.  White also held the previous record at 1 minute and 40 seconds.

Levi Beregovoy scored a Hat Trick for the Hurricanes.  Beregovoy score 2 goals in the first half and his 3rd goal in the second half.  George Whitney and Everett Foster each scored 2 goals.  Ethan Ellis, Myles Hogan and Maya Whitney each scored goals.  Preston Campbell tallied the games only assist.

The Hurricanes outshot McFadden 29 to 19.  Colby Gould turned away 13 of 19 SnoKing shots on goal for a save rate of 68.4%.  Way to Hurricanes!

Below is the individual scoring summary for the Hurricanes:

Kent Valley’s 12U Selects Top North Delta 12U A3 4 to 1 Kent Valley Ice Centre, Kent, WA., Sunday, January 6, 2019 – Both teams played the first period without scoring.  North Delta scored the first goal of the game at 6:49 of the second period.  The North Delta goal got the attention of the Kent Valley 12U Selects’ offense and Alex Ostrovskyy was the first to take action as he scored a catch-up goal at 7:45 of the second with assists from Landen Poplawski and Jeffrey Hershberger.  Kent Valley’s Carter Harrison scored at 6:06 of the third period with an assist from William Sumner.  Luke Wallace score the final two goals of the game for Kent Valley at 8:59 and 13:04 of the final period.  Wallace’s first goa was assisted by Carter Harrison and his second goal was assisted by Cameron Fralick.  Kent Valley took the 4 to 1 lead to the final buzzer for the win.

Kent Valley outshot North Delta 26 to 21.  Jr. Peebles stopped 20 of 21 shots on goal for an impressive 95.2% save rate.  North Delta’s Jayden Steckler turned away 22 of 26 shots for a save rate of 84.6%.  

Below is the individual scoring summary for the Kent Valley Selects:

Kent Valley 12U Selects Sneak Past Seattle Jr 12U A3 NW Admirals 3 to 2 at Home

Kent Valley Ice Centre, Kent, WA., Sunday, January 6, 2019 - Kent Valley’s 12U Selects came out strong in the first period with an early goal by Mason Rizik at 2:54 into the game.  Rizik was assisted by Landon Gieck.  Samuel Molfino put the Selects up 2 to 0 with his goal at 14:59 of the first period assisted by William Sumner.

Seattle Jr scored the only goal of the second period, a power play goal at 4:01 to cut the Kent Valley lead to 2 to 1.  The NW Admirals tied the game at 2-all with a second power play goal in the opening minute of the third period.  Kent Valley’s Luke Wallace got the game-winner near the end of the game at 13:15 off an assist from Vincent Terry.  Kent Valley wins 3 to 2.

Kent Valley outshot Seattle Jr 17 to 15.  Kent Valley suffered through 6 minor penalties while Seattle Jr took only 2 minor penalties.  Both of Seattle Jr’s goals were scored on the power play.  Diesel Keighron played well in net for Kent Valley as he turned away 13 of 15 Seattle Jr shots on goal for a save rate of 86.7%.

Below is the individual scoring summary for the Selects:

 Kent Valley 16U Selects Defeat Wenatchee 18U Jr Wild 6 to 4 in Game One and Lose Game Two 3 to 0

Toyota Town Center, Wenatchee, WA., Saturday, January 6, 2019 – Kent Valley’s 16U Selects travelled to Wenatchee for back-to-back games on Saturday.  We only received a score sheet for their first game which the Kent Valley Selects won 6 to 4.  The Selects’ second game was a 3 to 0 loss to Wenatchee. 

Regarding Saturday’s game, Coach Fergusson said, “Although we were missing three skaters and were forced to play the game with only eight (8) skaters, our boys really pressured the older and bigger Wenatchee team hard and kept the puck pinned in the offensive zone the vast majority of the game through hard forechecking and great positional play!”  Kent Valley’s players did a great job improvising, jumping in and playing positions they were not accustomed to, and did an overall spectacular job of playing physical and playing responsibly.  Fergusson said, “We forced a ton of board battles throughout the game, which helped limit the  wasted energy of constantly backchecking or chasing the puck around, and because board battles are something we work on nearly every practice, I would estimate our boys won puck possession in about 80% of the board battles throughout the game, in all three zones.”  Despite being exhausted, the Selects kept their feet on the gas pedal from beginning to end and really showed what a motivated group could accomplish by playing aggressively and sticking to a specific game plan as a group!

Regarding Saturday’s second game, a 3 to 0 loss, Coach Fergusson said, “The second game was tight, scoreless through half the game and only 1 -0 early in the third.  We out shot them but just couldn't squeeze one in. Our exhaustion led to a breakaway where Wenatchee scored their second goal half way through the third period.  Then they got a lucky bounce off a shin guard for the final goal with about 4 mins left in the game and that was it.  We simply ran out of gas.  For a team of eight 15-year-old skaters versus a team of sixteen 18U's and having only a 2 hour break between games, we looked pretty dang solid.”

Below is the individual scoring summary for the Selects’ Saturday game:

Kent Valley 18U Tornadoes Shut Out SnoKing 18U Leung 12 to 0 in MHL League Play

SnoKing Renton, Renton, WA., Sunday, December 23, 2018 - Kent Valley’s Kyle Klem performed flawlessly in net for the Tornadoes Sunday to shutout SnoKing 18U Leung.  It was the Klem’s second MHL League shutout of the season and the Tornadoes’ third.  The Tornadoes outshot SnoKing Leung 35 to 15 and outscored them 12 to 0 for their 10th consecutive MHL League win of the season.  The Tornadoes are in first place in the MHL’s 18U Division.

The Tornadoes’ scoring was spread across the roster with almost everyone earning points.  Steven Rosenquist scored 4 goals and 1 assist for 5 points.  Tymofii Lusnikov balanced his scoring with 2 goals and 2 assists for 4 points.  Lane Eriks had 1 goal and 3 assists for 4 points.  Lokelani Antonio tallied 1 goal and 2 assists for 3 points.  One of Kent Valley’s goals was scored on a power play and another was scored shorthanded. 

Kent Valley took an abundance of penalties, 9 minors and 1 10-minute misconduct for 28 minutes.  SnoKing suffered 6 minors for 12 minutes.  Next up for the Tornadoes is a home game with the Seattle Jr 18U Totems (0-8-0 = 0 points) on January 12th.

Below is the Tornadoes’ individual scoring summary:


KVHA News Contact: Lew Sellers, Director of Communications
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