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2018-2019 Season

The Keene Youth Hockey Club, otherwise known as the Cobras, continuing to lead the Monadnock region by offering a robust regular season program beginning in September 2018! Following guidance directly from USA Hockey to ensure we offer the most meaningful development program for youth hockey, we are modifying our delivery for the 2018-19 season. Here are just some of the exciting details…

Evaluations begin in March…

U16/U18 Split Midget Program (tentative)
Currently exploring interest
Season: September-November 2018
Game Total: 10+
League Participation: 1

Pee Wee / Bantam
Practice Ice: 3x/week
Game Total: 25+games
League Participation: 1
Tournaments: 2
Clinics Included:
• Goalie clinic
• Power skating clinic
• Body contact clinic

Practice Ice: 2.5x/week
Game Total: 25+ games
League Participation: 1
Tournaments: 2
Clinics Included:
• Goalie clinic
• Power skating clinic

Team Structure: TBA pending evaluations
Practice Ice: 2x/week
Game Total: 10+ games
Tournament: 2-4
Clinics Included:
• Goalie clinic
• Power skating clinic
• Body contact clinic

Mite Hockey!
Merging our most recent mite programs, this concept will engage players aged 5-8 of varying skills through fundamental practice plans and 10+ local games, plus a few jamborees. We will extract age appropriate players later in the season to play some road games to introduce the travel hockey concept that will come at the squirt (U10) level.

Keene ICE, the premier ice arena in the Monadnock region, is the place you want to play! With its state-of-the-art design and green-energy design concept, we are proud to call Keene ICE our home. Check them out at

Evaluation Schedule:

Mites: Wednesday, March 14th 5-6pm
Squirts: 3x Tue 3/27, Fri 3/30, & Tue 4/3: 5:30-6:30pm
Pee Wee: 3x Tue 3/27, Fri 3/30, & Tue 4/3: 6:40-7:40pm
Bantam: 3x Tue 3/27, Fri 3/30, & Tue 4/3: 7:50-8:50pm
Girls: TBA

Click here to register for evaluations:

Coaches Wanted

INTERESTED IN COACHING? Did you know that the majority of our coaching staff are parents. Why not dust off those skates and join us next season with the latest contingent of Cobras? We will engage you with online training modules, on-ice and off-ice instructional classes, and the camaraderie that comes from this awesome sport. Please inform any coaching staff or board member of your interest, or email our coaching director, Derek Klowak, at

Become a Board Member!

LOOKING FOR NEW BOARD MEMBERS: It's that time of year again where we are looking to add to our board of directors. We are blessed with so many fantastic hockey families who have great ideas that could benefit the club. If you have a desire to share those ideas and want to have a voice in conversations that contribute to the direction of our club, please send your name and email address to We will be electing new members at our annual banquet next Tuesday, March 20th. Plus, a tuition discount is offered to all board members.

2018-19 Regular Season Evaluation Registration link is now live!  Registration for 2018-19 Regular Season Evaluations is now live! This is for Mite Hockey, Squirt, Pee Wee, Bantam, and Girls only. This is not for High School Development and/or Split Midget programs. A $50 non-refundable fee is assessed to pay for evaluation ice and officials, and it will be deducted from the total tuition bill if you continue with us during the regular season.

Click here to register:

Mite Evaluations are on March 14th from 5:00-6:00. There is no fee for the mite evaluations.

Squirt, Peewee, & Bantam Evaluations are on March 27th, 30th, and April 3rd at the following times.

Squirts 5:30-6:30

Peewee 6:40-7:40

Bantam 7:50-8:50

Message From Our Vice President

As you may already know the Keene Youth Hockey Banquet is scheduled for Tuesday March 20th at Keene Ice. It is for all our skaters, parents, siblings, sponsors and of course the coaches. Arrival will be at 6:15pm with pizza, electing new board members, discussing KYHC By-laws, raffles, speeches and overall fun until around 7:15pm. Then at 7:30 there will KYHC skating until 8:30 – helmets are required (no sticks or pucks). Each team is also encouraged to have their own end of year “party”. Keene Ice will let teams have a room for free at the rink if scheduled in advance. Last year each team created a basket that would be raffled off during the night of the banquet. Each team was very creative last year and we are asking each team to build another basket this year. We are also asking each head coach to write a few paragraphs about their respective teams season. If team “recaps” could be ready by Monday March 12th it would be greatly appreciated so we have time to make the program. It is hard to believe that the hockey season is winding down – we are looking forward to seeing everyone at the banquet on Tuesday March 20th! Any questions about the banquet or “recaps” can be emailed to – thank you – Chris Callahan

Volunteer & Earn Credit!

We are hosting the Bantam's Tournament March 9th-11th at Keene Ice, and your help is needed!

Earn credit towards the '18-19 season by signing up for one of our available volunteer spots using the link below!


USA Hockey Registration

On Monday night, the board voted to have all KYHC volunteers register through USA Hockey. Coaches, please let your scorekeepers, timekeepers, sound people, etc. know.

It's free!

Here's the link: 


REMINDER: Picture Dates & Times

REMINDER: Order Your Bracelets & Keychains!

Please place your orders by December 1st for holiday delivery! You can send order forms directly to Amy or give them to Jodie Ballaro. Any questions, please contact Jodie at:



More information about cost and sign-ups to come!


                                      Dec. 27th @ 4:00 PM: Peewee & Bantam

                          Jan. 3rd @ 4:00 PM: Mite & Squirt

                                    Jan. 10th @ 4:00 PM: Peewee & Bantam


Please note the schedule for this year's picture day; players should be dressed and ready for the times below:

                                 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28th

                                            5:15 U14 Girls

 6:00 Pee Wees

6:45 Bantams



5:15 Squirts

6:00 Mites

KYHC u14 Girls

The Time Has Come: Get Your Team Swag!

Use the link below to access our online store. It'll be open until midnight on December 3rd, and is a great way to get an early start on some holiday shopping for you and your family! 


U14 Girls Registration is now live:  Click here to register:

Welcome to the Board of Directors, Kirk Barrett!

BOARD VACANCY: Keene Youth Hockey Club currently has a vacancy on the board of directors. If anyone is interested in serving in this capacity, please contact any current board member or email We will appoint this replacement at our next board meeting, which is scheduled for Monday, October 9th at 6:30pm at Keene ICE.



This Year's Practice Schedule Will Continue Take Place on Tuesdays & Fridays; Times Are As Follows:

  • 5:30-6:30 PM: Mite & Squirt
  • 6:40-7:40 PM: PeeWee
  • 7:50-8:50 PM: Bantam


  • October 7th: Bantam
  • October 14th: Squirt & PeeWee
  • TBA: Mites


  • September 23 & 24th in Ludlow


  • September 16 & 17th: PeeWee Evaluations
  • September 23 & 24th: Squirt Evaluations
  • There will be no Bantam Evaluations

KYHC Online Store





Jersey Orders

Bulldog Design has opened an online store for players that need jerseys and socks for this upcoming season. Please see the link below for the pre-order special site. Orders are due by August 6th to receive the bulk order pricing.

Keene Youth Hockey Uniform Store 2017


Online ordering for Keene Youth Hockey Uniform Store 2017 ends on Sunday August 6th, 2017 (11:59pm EDT)



If you are a new to KYHC or an existing member that wants to change your jersey number, please confirm that the number is available before ordering. You can do this by emailing your number request to John Parrelli at

Please note, KYHC will no longer require players born in even birth years to select even numbers or odd birth years to select odd numbers.


Crisp Family

Good day, Cobras!

As many of you know, the Crisp family home had a fire recently which caused the residents to have to relocate temporarily. Although nobody was physically injured, the Crisp family suffered significant loss and is now trying to put their lives back together. Gregg Crisp, owner of 2nd Wind Sports in Keene and a board member for Keene Youth Hockey Club, has contributed so much to our community over the years. 

This is a call to action for KYHC to show their support for Gregg and his family. Two major initiatives have begun, with others in the works, to provide some relief to the Crisp’s during this time of need. A GoFundMe page has been established for general fundraising as well as a collection to send their Pee Wee skater and goalie, Brayden Crisp, to Camp Takoda for some summer fun. Please consider making a donation to these programs so that the Crisp family can have some solace during this tragic time.

Thank you Cobra family!

Josh Jarvis
President KYHC

Here are the links to make contributions:

REGISTRATION LINK FOR 2017-18 COMMITMENT FEE (due April 15, 2017):

This is for MITES, SQUIRTS, PEE WEES, and BANTAMS only!
(Girls and mites program info will be released soon)

Please click here to register: