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!
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 email@example.com
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.
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:
2. Previous Coach’s Recommendation
3. On-Ice Skills Evaluation:
4. New Coach’s preferences
Members who are dissatisfied with the placement may make a written inquiry for explanation to the Coaching Director @ firstname.lastname@example.org 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|
|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|
|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|
|Bantam 2||Pee Wee 2||Squirt 2|
|Steve Russell (Head Coach)||Andy Haas (Head Coach)||Joe Conley (Head Coach)|
|Jason Yeaton||John Raffensberger||Erik Tucker|
|Jason Smart||Henry Stebbins||John Frazier|
|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|
|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|
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
Greater Springfield League Playoff Volunteers needed!
We currently need a volunteer to represent,
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.
Please see the link below for the Revised Evaluations for 2014-2015!
|Level||Birth Yr||Session 1||Session 2||Session 3|
Cheshire Ice Arena is closed tonight due to the weather. All practices are cancelled.
Stay safe and warm!
Keene Youth Hockey Club
Annual Members Meeting and Banquet
This is a great event for the whole club to get together and celebrate another year of hockey!
Please RSVP to Kelly Blake at email@example.com by March 1, 2015.
For more info visit: WWW.USAHOCKEY.COM
Keene Ice Fundraising event, May 2nd 2014 380 Marlboro St Keene NH.
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.