NOR'EASTER INBOUND! With the anticipated winter storm due to arrive early this weekend, please monitor this page, our facebook page, and www.KeeneICE.com for updated information regarding cancellations. Communication from our coaching staff is expected to come first, but we will try to spread information in as many modalities as possible. Stay safe and stay warm!
JERSEY NUMBERS - Christmas is a popular time to purchase jerseys so we want to remind everyone about the policy for player number assignments. All players born in odd years can choose an odd jersey number. All players born in even years can choose an even jersey number. You must check with either your coach, or a board member for number availability. Traditionally, once a number is assigned, it sticks with them during their membership with our club. No duplicates are allowed on the same team. Numbers are also posted on the rosters located on our webpage.
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 email@example.com
Want to get involved?
Keene Youth Hockey Club is always looking for coaches and volunteers. If you have hockey experience 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
WHO IS THIS FOR?
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?
FOR MORE INFO — email www.KEENEHOCKEY.org & www.USAHOCKEY.com
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?
FOR MORE INFO — www.KEENEHOCKEY.org & www.USAHOCKEY.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 http://www.keenehockey.org/executive.
Keene Youth Hockey Club Board of Directors
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!