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Noah King Ice Hockey Scholarship

 

Noah King developed his love for skating on the local ponds and outdoor rinks throughout the Monadnock Region.  At the age of 11 or 12, Noah became a youth hockey player in Keene, and later skated for Keene High School.  Like many New Englanders, hockey remained a passion for Noah into adulthood, and he played in leagues in Boston in the years following high school.  While Noah had a love for all sports, hockey was his favorite, and his love for skating never ceased.  Whether watching a game, playing in high school, or just skating on the pond, he found great joy, and created great memories, from skating.

Tragically, Noah lost his life much too early, and left behind a loving family and many friends.  The Noah King Scholarship was created by Noah’s family and friends, in tribute to Noah, to provide financial support, in the form of a $500 scholarship (awarded annually), for a child who is interested in playing youth hockey in the Keene Youth Hockey organization.  The goal is to create an opportunity, which might not otherwise exist, for a child to participate in the Keene programs and, like Noah, develop a lifelong love of the game.

 

Noah King Scholarship Application

 

Requirements:

  • Applicant must play for a Keene Youth Hockey Club.  All funds will be distributed directly to the club.
  • TO PARENTS/GUARDIANS:  The intention is to have the applicant do as much of the work as is possible.  We want to hear their words.  Helping young kids write and type responses is expected, but using their words is critical.  There are no limits to your response so please feel free to use additional paper if required.
  • Recipient will send a thank you note to Noah’s mother Mrs. Penny King upon being awarded the scholarship
  • Deadline for submission is November 15th.

Recommended but not required:

  • Mite/Squirt/Peewee age category
  • Indicate financial need
  • Indicate any special circumstances or life challenges that may be relevant to your application
  • Recommendation from Coach (any sport), Teacher, Peer or Mentor

Please fill out the following

Applicant Name:

Parent/Guardian Name:

Applicant Age:

Address:

Best contact person and phone #:

Intended hockey club:

Please explain to us why you are applying for this scholarship.  It is important for us to understand why hockey is important to you and why you like playing it. 

Please share a situation in your life that was extremely challenging.  Explain how you handled that situation and what the experience taught you.

*Applications can be submitted directly at info@keeneice.com. Or drop off at the front desk at the rink and tell the attendant it is for the Noah King Scholarship.

U8 MITE Registration 2018-19


Girls Fall Development Camp

Registration is now open for the Fall Girls Development Camp 

You Can Register Here:

https://keenehockey.sportngin.com/register/form/343289768


Registration & Evaluation

KYHC Members,

 

This is a reminder that evaluations for the U10, U12, and U14 age groups start tomorrow. To speed the registration process please visit the KYHC website and register online. You can still pay by check at the door but you will not need to spend the time filling out the forms at the rink.

 

KYHC Registration Link

 

Evaluation Schedule

U10 Squirts: 3x Tue 3/27, Fri 3/30, & Tue 4/3: 5:30-6:30pm

U12 Pee Wee: 3x Tue 3/27, Fri 3/30, & Tue 4/3: 6:40-7:40pm

U14 Bantam: 3x Tue 3/27, Fri 3/30, & Tue 4/3: 7:50-8:50pm


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

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

Girls
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 20+ local games, plus a few jamborees. We will select age appropriate players early in the season to play some road games to introduce the travel hockey concept that will come at the squirt (U10) level.

KEENE ICE!!
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 www.keeneice.com

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: https://keenehockey.sportngin.com/register/form/301647223


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 coaching@keenehockey.org


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 president@keenehockey.org 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: https://keenehockey.sportngin.com/register/form/301647223

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  kkandseancallahan@yahoo.com – 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: https://www.usahockeyregistration.com/register_form_input.action 

 



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: jodie2ballaro@gmail.com


SAVE THE DATES

POWER SKATING CLINICS

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


PHOTO SCHEDULE

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

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29th

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! 

             https://kyhcgirls17.itemorder.com/



U14 Girls Registration is now live:  Click here to register: https://keenehockey.sportngin.com/register/form/329298147
 


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 president@keenehockey.org. We will appoint this replacement at our next board meeting, which is scheduled for Monday, October 9th at 6:30pm at Keene ICE.




MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

PRACTICES WILL BEGIN ON SEPTEMBER 5th!

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

TRAVEL SEASONS BEGIN:

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

MITE PRESEASON JAMBOREE 

  • September 23 & 24th in Ludlow

GSL PARITY INFORMATION:

  • 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 johnparrelli@hotmail.com.

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:

https://www.youcaring.com/bradencrisp-849077

https://www.gofundme.com/crisp-family


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: https://keenehockey.sportngin.com/register/form/189924660