We are excited to share our 2020-2021 Board Members and positions with you!
President – Ron Clace
Vice President – Ryan Hadley
Co-Treasurers – Mary Francis and Don Lafontaine
Secretary – April Reynolds
Referee in Chief – Mike Romeo
Coaching Director – Kyle Macie
Registrar – Tate Erickson
Scheduler – Abbie Ladzinski
Media Relations Manager – SandieRose Wallis
Safe Sport Monitor (compliance with NHAHA and USA hockey) – Rebecca Podniesinski
NHAHA Rep – Kirk Barrett
Tournament Director (in house) – Nick Garon
Team Tournament Coordinator – outside games – Nat Lacey and Nick Garon
Girls Coaching Director – Jodie Ballaro
Bantam Level Rep – April Reynolds
PeeWee Level Rep – Dan Nowill
Squirt Level Rep – Mary Francis
Equipment Manager – Kyle Macie
Let's welcome our members new to our board, Mary, Kirk, Nat and Dan for volunteering their time!
We thank every Board Member for their time and dedication to this organization and are looking forward to an exciting upcoming season!!
The American Development Model is a nationwide model for successfully developing American hockey players. It is a tool that will ensure every kid will have a great chance to succeed.
By implementing USA Hockey's ADM, associations deliver more efficient skill development, will produce more skilled players and experience an increase in player retention. The ADM is a nationwide blueprint designed specifically to help kids reach their full potential. Click the video below or go to their website www.admkids.com
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, Gregg Crisp, at email@example.com
Just an FYI that the USA Hockey Website has an incredible amount of information for parents and players. Below is the link specifically for Concussions but there is information about many other topics on their website....
3/14/20 - With the adjustment in school schedules and in effort to protect the well being of our community, we will be postponing our evaluations until further notice.
At this time no teams are defined. In upcoming weeks our Board of Directors will be discussing and planning the evaluation process.
More information will be forthcoming in the near future
The Noah King Scholarship was created by the King family in memory of their son Noah, who grew up playing hockey in our area. The goal of scholarship is to remove financial barriers for a child who loves to play hockey. In making its decision, the Board of Keene Ice will consider the child’s personal statement as expressed in their application letter, the supporting letter of recommendation from their coach/teacher/mentor, and financial need. As volunteers who actively support youth hockey in our region, I want you to be aware of this scholarship and hope that you would be willing to encourage any eligible child in the program who might benefit from the award to apply. The application instructions can be found at: http://keeneice.com/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
Recommended but not required:
Please fill out the following
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Or drop off at the front desk at the rink and tell the attendant it is for the Noah King Scholarship.
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 email@example.com
2019-2020 KYHC Season Information
Per USA Hockey, all coaches and volunteers must be USA Hockey Certified.
Here's the link: https://www.usahockeyregistration.com/register_form_input.action
We will be holding the KYHC Annual Meeting Tuesday March 17th at 6:30 in the Blastos Room at Keene Ice. There is no banquet this year as we have outgrown the Blastos room in terms of size and fire safety but there will be voting for new board members starting at 6:30pm and going to 7:30pm - All Mites through Bantam parents are welcomed to vote - we tried to arrange the voting to coincide with evaluations. We are encouraging each team to have their own end of season celebrations.
See you there!