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    The most recent update to the opening date for the Keene ICE arena is Monday November 23rd.  Please plan to arrive early to your ice time as this is a new rink for all of us, not just our new Cobras.  It'll take a few minutes to orient ourselves and we want to take full advantage of the ice time that we have.

    Our board of directors will be meeting tomorrow evening with the rink manager to get more information.  Please continue to monitor this page and our Facebook page for the latest information.

    Thank you for you patience and understanding.

    Countdown to Keene ICE opening!


    KEENE ICE IS NOW HIRING! Positions include: Zamboni drivers, Pro-Shop, Concessions and Front desk help as well as Rink Guards. For more information or an application email


    Good Morning

    Pizza pick up will be Tuesday 11/10 between 6pm-7pm at the old Fed Ex building next to C&S on 7 Corporate Drive in Keene.

    Please be sure to pick your orders up - we cannot hold them.


    Questions?  Contact Chris Callahan at

    Pizza orders were due this past Saturday. All outstanding orders need to be turned in ASAP. Club president Laura Lama is asking for prompt attention to this matter since we will be submitting the entire order to Little Caesars tomorrow!

    Want to get involved?

    Keene Youth Hockey Club is always looking for coaches and volunteers. If you have hockey background and a willingness to share your love of the sport, please contact club president Laura Lama or any board member on the KYHC website

    Girls U-14 LTP/ Pick-up Hockey


    This program is designed for girls interested in learning how to play hockey. Girls must have basic skating skills and enthusiasm for trying something new! There is potential for scrimmages against other girls’ teams in the region. This program is intended for girls 9-14 years old.

    WHEN:  Sundays @ 4:20 beginning December 6, 2015 (ends in March)

    *Please arrive early for the first session

    WHERE:  Keene ICE, Marlboro Street in Keene

    What is needed?

    • FULL HOCKEY EQUIPMENT (helmet, skate, stick, gloves, chest, elbow & knee protectors)
    • KEENE YOUTH HOCKEY Registration Form & Fee of $150
    • USA HOCKEY proof of Registration

    FOR MORE INFO — email &

    Learn to Play (LTP) Hockey

    WHO IS THIS FOR? Learn to play is designed for children who are interested in learning more about playing hockey, but are beginners and aren’t quite ready for organized hockey.

    This program is designed for 4-10 year olds. Children must be able to skate the length of the ice unassisted and have their own equipment.

    WHEN: LTP will begin on December 2, 2015 (ends in March) and runs on most Wednesdays @ 5pm.

    WHERE:  Keene ICE, Marlboro Street in Keene

    What is needed?

    • FULL HOCKEY EQUIPMENT (helmet, skate, stick, gloves, chest, elbow & knee protectors)
    • KEENE YOUTH HOCKEY Registration Form & Fee of $120
    • USA HOCKEY proof of Registration



    Keene ICE Delayed

    We have been notified by Keene ICE that they are delaying their opening until Nov 23rd. Please see the web calendar for up to date schedules. Games previously scheduled at Keene over the weekends of 11/14-15 have been moved to Cushing and additional weeknight practices have been added during the first three weeks of November.  The House Mites and LTP season will be delayed until Keene ICE opens.  We are exploring the option of extending the season for House Mites and LTP so that they still get the ice time we anticipated.  More details will follow.  Any questions should be directed to your coaches and/or level rep’s.


    Saturday October 31st will be the last day for Pizza sales. Everyone needs to bring the papers to Cushing with payments on the 31st. If you cannot be there for some reason then please plan on having a teammate bring it down on the 31st. Only complete orders with money will be taken.  Any questions please contact Chris Callahan at


    The Keene Youth Hockey Club is beginning its annual Little Caesar's Pizza fundraiser this weekend! A portion of each sale goes toward the tuition of your player. It is a great way for your payments for tuition to drop and you get great pizza too! All orders need to be in by the end of October...October 28th to be exact. The process is easy - there are two ways to get your orders in...
    1. Paper - I will be handing out the papers/fundraising flyers that have the products attached and you need to fill the orders in and get the money/checks back to me by October 28. There will fundraising packets given out this weekend and next at Cushing Academy and also Level Reps will have them. 
    2. Internet - Follow the link located here and remember the fundraiser ID# for the club is 304352. Your order should be shipped with the group or otherwise you will have additional shipping charges. 
    The prize for the most products sold by "one player"(last year it was 29 or 30 I believe) will receive a full size goalie net, a goalie cover for the net, and a sheet of "ice" to practice on. The sheet of ice will be like the one found here -  
    Pizza and other items will be delivered on the afternoon/night of November 10 so plan on picking your orders up then - location to be determined!

    KYHC Board Meeting

    Our next board meeting will be held on Wed September 30th, 2015 6pm at the Keene Recreational Center.  Feel free to pass along concerns and/or compliments to, otherwise all are welcome to attend.

    Rosters and Practice Info

    Tiers were just released to us today.  We are working into the night to get the team rosters loaded to our website.  We are also loading practice date/time information.  Practices will be held at Cushing Academy until Keene ICE opens.  More to come as we are anxiously tracking the progress over there!

    Season update - GSL

    August 26th, 2015

    Dear KYHC Member,

    The KYHC board hopes that you are as excited for the 2015-2016 season as we are!  This year is going to prove to be an amazing year for the club with Keene ICE opening in November.  Year-round ice in Keene has a wonderful ring to it!

    Earlier this month, the board voted unanimously to have the club withdraw from the Greater Springfield League for the 2015-2016 season; except for out Mite Travel team.  This was not an easy decision, but one that was carefully weighed out.  With Keene ICE’s opening approaching fast and the need for us to commit ice for game times to the GSL by Saturday, we felt that we could not commit the guaranteed sheets of ice without scheduling home games down in Springfield at the beginning of the season.

    At the same time that the board voted to withdraw for this year from the GSL, we also voted to have each team participate in two invitational tournaments; mites will have one this year.  Teams that make the Granite State League playoffs will still be able to participate in those as well.  In addition, the club will look to schedule scrimmage games against competitive clubs.  In all, players will have the opportunity to play in an equivalent number of games as if we played in the GSL, but allows more flexibility in each team’s schedule, given the opening of the new rink.

    We believe this is the best direction for our teams and our players given this transition year.  We are excited about the opportunity for players to be on the ice year round and not be limited to the short window of operating time provided to us by The Cheshire Ice Rink and to not have to drive to Cushing Academy in the fall for practices.  The board will be working with Keene ICE in the near future to plan many opportunities for our club in the coming years: tournaments, camps, focused lessons, and much more!

    As part of our look forward, KYHC will be scheduling a five-year action plan meeting between December 2015 and January 2016.  We anticipate this kick-off meeting will be scheduled for half a day; hopefully at Keene ICE.  The purpose of these meetings will be to review the club’s mission and provide direction for the next five years.  We are looking for individuals who may be interested in participating in these meetings and are willing to commit to meet and work through the process; our goal is to have a non-board representative from every level join us.  In addition, we are interested in hearing from those of you who cannot commit to attend in person.  Those interested in participating may contact Andy Haas, Vice-President at  Please use “Action Plan Meeting” in the subject line.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your level representative.  Level representatives can be found at


    Keene Youth Hockey Club Board of Directors

    Golf Outing Cancelled

    Unfortunately, due to a lack of participation, this year's Golf Outing is cancelled.  KYHC would like to thank the following people who made a good push for this event to happen.  First, Keene Country Club for being the host of the event.  Second, our fundraising manager, Chris Callahan.  And certainly to all those who helped in any way, including sponsors, parents, and friends of our organization, thank you!  Your support is very much appreciated.  We are already discussing a plan for next year's event, including having the event on a weekend instead of a weekday.  For more information regarding this cancellation, please contact Chris Callahan at

    Important! Forms needed from all players and coaches!

    Despite the hot summer weather we currently have, the 2015-2016 season is rapidly approaching.  Below are two forms we need completed and returned from all players and coaches prior to getting on the ice.  The completed forms can either be mailed to: KYHC PO Box 42 Keene, NH 03431 or emailed to

    Players Wanted!

    There are still vacancies on some of our teams.  Currently we are looking for players born 2003 and later.  This is an exciting time for KYHC with the new arena only a few months away from being ready.  Please spread the word and let's see if we can recruit some new Cobras!

    KYHC Board Meeting

    The Keene Youth Hockey Club board of directors will meet on Wednesday, July 29th, 6pm at Yankee Lanes.  Any questions or concerns that you want to share with us can be sent to

    KYHC Golf Classic

    Golf weather is here and we are excited to announce the 2015 Keene Youth Hockey Club Golf Classic hosted by the beautiful Keene Country Club!

    Prizes will be awarded for Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin.  There will also be a putting contest with a $25,000 cash prize!  A BBQ will follow the event and non-golfing friends and family are welcome to attend.

    Please download and complete the registration form below to secure your spot.

    2015-16 KYHC Player Placements Announced

    This is an exciting time for KYHC with a new rink on the horizon. I would like to thank everyone at Keene Ice for their hard work and dedication to making this possible.

    Thank you everyone for your patience in regards to the posting of the placements. Next season, with a year round rink, we should hopefully be able to hold evaluations in late March. This will allow us to post placements soon after the evaluations have ended.

    Per the Club’s Policies and Procedures regarding Player Placement, our player placement procedure took into account four factors:

    1. Compliance

    2. Previous Coach’s Recommendation

                  3. On-Ice Skills Evaluation:

    • Evaluated drills
    • Timed Drills
    • Evaluated Scrimmage

    4. New Coach’s preferences

    Members who are dissatisfied with the placement may make a written inquiry for explanation to the Coaching Director @  If still dissatisfied, they may request an audience with the Board. Regardless of this process, they must pay the commitment fee to secure their spot on a travel team, or there will be no appeal and no further action/discussion on the part of the Coaching Director or the Board.

    Please remember that a $150 commitment fee is due by April 15th in order to secure you player’s spot on a team. Commitment after April 15th will incur a $25 late fee.

    Currently our two Bantam rosters are full.  Anyone who submitted a registration form after evaluations has been placed on a waiting list. If spots come available, we will evaluate new players in the fall for placement.

    The KYHC Player Placement for the upcoming 2015-2016 season is as follows:

    2015-2016 KYHC Player Placements  
    Bantam 1   Pee Wee 1   Squirt 1  
    Coaches   Coaches   Coaches  
    Art Johnson (Head Coach)   Rich Clarke (Head Coach)   Jeff Murphy (Co-head Coach)  
    Nelson Salema   Dan Mooers   John Parrelli (Co-head Coach)  
    Damon Kindopp   Dan Nowill   Tyler Quail  
    Chris Turner   Gregg Crisp   Dennis French  
    Players   Players   Players  
    Isaac Jasinski (Goalie)   Braden Crisp (Goalie)   Orion Murphy (Goalie)  
    Cole Turner (Goalie)   Mason Clarke   Bradyn Antosiewicz  
    Ben Brown   Michael Gutwein   Leo Ballaro  
    Chris Boucher   Justin Joslyn   Joel Beard  
    Wylie Clarke   Ben King   Colin French  
    Eric Chase   William Lepisto   Orion Lama  
    Dylan Cody   Zachary Mooers   Casey Mooers  
    Cole Elfreich   Robert Nowill   Jonah Murphy  
    Peter Haas   Jonas O'Mara   Noah Parrelli  
    Colin Henke   Ryan Smart   Cameron Quail  
    Ben Mcrae   Ranger Stone   Luke Weber  
    Aidan Kindopp   Crawford Tucker      
    Jackson Lepisto          
    Anthony Palomba          
    Damien Salema          
    Dimitri Seger          
    Evan Turner          
    Bantam 2   Pee Wee 2   Squirt 2  
    Coaches   Coaches   Coaches  
    Steve Russell (Head Coach)   Andy Haas (Head Coach)   Joe Conley (Head Coach)  
    Jason Yeaton   John Raffensberger   Erik Tucker  
    Jason Smart   Henry Stebbins   John Frazier  
            Leon Watkins  
    Players   Players   Players  
    Taylor Panek (Goalie)   Ryan Valenti (Goalie)   Luke Howaniec (Goalie/Player)  
    Jacob Russell (Goalie)   Alessia Coburn   Trenton Hill (Goalie/Player)  
    Lincoln Blodgett   Mason Devost   Bryce Boyd-Tucker  
    Justin Borden   Sebastian Elfreich   Sean Callahan  
    James Coburn   Jackson Fisher   Matthew Coburn  
    Scotty Hannett   Connor Haas   Jayden Frazier  
    John Kamphuis   Christopher Howaniec   Benjamin Greenwald  
    Riley Patenode   Connor Johnston   Camden Ladzinski  
    Camden Round   Nicholas Mackenzie   Mauren Ladzinski  
    Matthew Roberts   Dillon O'Sullivan   Lucas LaFontaine  
    Ethan Russell   Cameron Olivo   Kelly McMahon  
    Taylor Sheppard   Owen Pelkey   Nash Sutherland  
    John Smart   Ian Raffensburger   Christopher Truman  
    Kevin Sonntag   Jacob Sonntag   Owen Watkins  
    Tyler Summers          
    Preston Tucker          
    Eion Ward          
    Hunter Yeaton          
    Mite Select & Mite House      
    Randy Blasik   Josh Jarvis      
    Nick Cote   Joel Ladzinski      
    Ryan Stone   Abigail Ladzinski      
    Mite Select Players   Mite House Players      
    Owen Blasik   Zacharia Willis      
    Reed Boyd-Tucker   Andrew Sawyer      
    Nicholas Cote   Olivia Denis      
    Joshua Demasi   Chloe Bleau      
    Lucas Herstek   Brice Marte      
    Donovan Ladzinski   Liam Jarvis      
    Keane Reynolds          
    Ethin Sheehan          
    Oliver Spenceman          
    Tanner Thompson          
    Elias Tucker          


    KYHC Board of Directors Meeting

    there will be a board meeting on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 @ 6pm @ Liberty Mutual Insurance

    Congratulations to the State Line Trucking Squirts Tier V NH State Champions and Springfield League Champions

    Westside Animal Hospital Bantams Tier III NH State Champions

    Congratulations to the Dunkin Donuts Bantams for finishing 2nd in the NH State Tournament after a 2-1 loss in overtime to NH East

    Volunteers Needed for Fundraising Credit!

    Greater Springfield League Playoff Volunteers needed!
    We currently need a volunteer to represent,
    Keene on:
    3/13 from 7:15-10:15PM at Olympia.
    3/21 from 10:30-2:00pm at Olympia.

    Overall the process is very simple. You are there as much to serve as a point of contact during the games.

    $50 Tuition credits are available for this upcoming season.

    Please contact Laura Lama if you are interested.

    Keene Sentinel Article on Squirts

    This is a link to the article in the Keene Sentinel about the Squirt 1 and Squirt 2 State Tournaments

    Revised 2014-2015 Evaluation Schedule

    Please see the link below for the Revised Evaluations for 2014-2015!

    Level Birth Yr Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
    Mite  07-10





    Squirt 05-06







    PeeWee 03-04






    8:30-9:30 am

    Bantam 01-02








    All Practices cancelled tonight, Tuesday, January 27

    Cheshire Ice Arena is closed tonight due to the weather.  All practices are cancelled.  

    Stay safe and warm!

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    2014-15 Annual Members Meeting and Banquet

    01/16/2015, 9:45am EST
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    Keene Youth Hockey Club

    Annual Members Meeting and Banquet

    • Wednesday, March 25, 2015
    • 6 pm
    • Keene High School Cafeteria
    • New Board positions will be voted on at this meeting.

    This is a great event for the whole club to get together and celebrate another year of hockey!

    Please RSVP to Kelly Blake at by March 1, 2015. 


    Try Hockey for free! Nov. 8, 2014 Cheshire County Rink 9AM

    11/01/2014, 6:30pm EDT
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    • WHEN: FROM 9-10am ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 8, 2014

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    Keene Ice Fundraising event, May 2nd 2014 380 Marlboro St Keene NH.

    2014-'15 Player/Coach Placements

    04/01/2014, 1:00pm EDT
    By Webmaster

    2014-15 Player/Coach Placements have been announced. Click for more details.

    Player and Coach placements for the 2014-25 Season will be announced by April 1st. Team Placement fees are due by April 15th.

    Sponsored by Sponsor of Bantam 1

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    Keene, NH

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    Bulldog Design
    Keene, NH

    Sponsored by Sponsor of PeeWee 1

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    Liberty Mutual Insurance
    Keene, NH

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    State Line Trucking Service
    Fitzwilliam, NH

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    Quail Financial Group
    Walpole, NH

    Sponsor of Squirt 2


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