KVHA News – Three Individual Hockey Instruction Options Now Available at Kent Valley
Kent Valley Ice Centre, Kent, WA., Friday, September 15, 2017 – For the first time in several years Kent Valley Hockey Association is pleased to offer three individual hockey instruction options for members. The three options are: Molly Doner, Andy Jasicki and Jason Quinn.
Molly Doner is offering Power Skating & Hockey Lessons to all ages and abilities. She is a University of Wisconsin Hockey Alumni (2012-2016) where she had 3 NCAA Frozen Four appearances, was a 2-time WCHA Champion and won 1 WCHA Season Title. Molly is also one of the co-coaches for Kent Valley’s Learn to Play program, 8U Mites and 8U Mini-Mites.
Andy Jasicki provides Professional Skating & Skills Coach. Andy is KVHA's Hockey Director and Head Coach of the Kent Ravens. He is available for private lessons to skaters of all ages at Kent Valley Ice Centre.
Jasicki, who hails from St. Paul, Minnesota, played high school hockey before continuing his career at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. After graduating with an undergraduate degree that included a Minor in Coaching, Jasicki played pro hockey for 9 years in Sweden, Finland, Norway, and Spain, finishing his career in 2013 with the Denver Cutthroats in the Central Hockey League.
Jason Quinn represents Quinn’s Goaltending and provides individual and group instruction for goaltenders. Jason has 17 years of coaching experience at various levels from minor hockey to the WHL. He has been a Goaltending Coach in the WHL with the Tri-City Americans, Vancouver Giants and Portland Winterhawks. He was most recently the Video Coordinator / Hockey Operations Assistant for the Everett Silvertips, and current Goaltending Coach at Kent Valley Hockey Association.
Click here to view the Individual Instruction page on the KVHA Web.
KVHA Photo Night Set for Monday October 23rd
Monday evening October 23rd is the date set for the annual KVHA Photo Night. Individual, team and the all-association group photo will be taken. Mark your calendars for this all-evening event. Details will be provided as they become available.
USA Hockey Announces Local Coaching Clinics
USA Hockey has announced the following local Coaching Clinics:
CEP 4 – September 22-24 in Bellevue, WA.
· 09/22/2017 4:00PM - 10:30PM
· 09/23/2017 8:00AM - 5:30PM
· 09/24/2017 8:30AM - 12:00PM
CEP 1&2 – September 23 in Bellevue, WA.
09/23/2017 8:30AM - 4:00PM
The seminar portion of the clinic will take place at the Courtyard Seattle Bellevue/Downtown. A special room block has been set up for all USA Hockey related attendees.
There will be a full reception on Friday evening and all coaches are encouraged to attend. Hors d'oeuvres, appetizers and a hosted bar will be served during the event. On Saturday morning, a light continental breakfast will be served. Saturday evening is left open for attendees. Coffee and tea will be served Sunday morning.
Full attendance is required for the entire seminar to receive Level 4 CEP credit.
There will be an on-ice session on Saturday. Please bring your skates, sticks, gloves and helmet.
Additional clinics are being planned for the following:
CEP 1,2,3 – Tri Cities late October date TBD
CEP 1,2,3 – Tacoma TBD
Click here for full details on these and other Coaching clinics.
KVHA “Learn to Play” Hockey Sessions Begin Sunday September 24th
Kent Valley’s “Learn to Play” (LTP) hockey sessions begin Sunday September 24th. KVHA Registrar, Rena Sullivan, reports LTP enrollment exceeds last year’s opening enrollment. Sullivan said, “We’re looking forward to a great LTP season for our new hockey players.”
Kent Valley’s Hockey Director and Kent Ravens’ Head Coach, Andy Jasicki, said, “Kent Ravens players will be assisting me and Molly Doner with the LTP program this year. The Ravens are eager to participate.” Session #1 is set for 9:45am to 10:45am on Sunday the 24th. Instructor Molly Doner said, “I’m eager to begin introducing our new skaters to the game of hockey and help them to develop their skills.”
GSHL, Adult Hockey League, Final Evaluation Skate Set for Kent Valley Ice Centre
GSHL has added another evaluation session for the 2017-18 season. If you missed the earlier sessions, you still have a chance to attend this final skate.
Skate #4: Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 9:30 p.m. at Kent Valley Ice Center
During these skates, you'll perform some basic hockey drills (skating, shooting, passing) and participate in a light scrimmage. League personnel will be on hand to rate players and make sure they are eligible for the proper level of competition. Captains of teams seeking players will select eligible players after all evaluations have been completed. Remember, these sessions are free to skate.
GSHL welcomes players of ALL skill levels (beginner to very experienced). We take pride in finding the right team for the right player. If you are new to the area and are looking for a team, be sure to fill out the information form on the "New Players" tab on the left side of the GSHL website.
KVHA News – Practice Schedule for First Week of 2017-2018 Season is Posted – Check it Out!
Kent Valley Ice Centre, Kent, WA., Friday, August 18, 2017 – The practice schedule for the first week of the 2017-2018 hockey season has been posted to the KVHA Web. To view the ice schedule, go to www.KentValleyHockey.com and click upon the Ice Schedule tab. Scroll down to the green panel titled, 2017 Summer Week 11, and click upon the PDF icon.
Les Grauer, KVHA’s Executive Director, cautions everyone by pointing out that schedules are always subject to change. This first week’s schedule was based upon enrollment as of August 1st. The number of teams could change as enrollment increases closer to opening day, August 28th. So, always check the ice schedule before you head off to the rink.
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Congratulations to the Seattle Thunderbirds for winning the 2016/2017 WHL Championship.
Way to go Boyzz!
Thank You 2016-2017 KVHA Auction Sponsors
Archive Directory of Recent Editions of KVHA News:
09/15/17 -- Three Individual Hockey Instruction Options Now Available at Kent Valley -- Full Story
08/18/17 -- Practice Schedule for First Week of 2017-2018 Season is Posted -- Full Story
08/11/17 -- Molly Doner and Andy Jasicki will Co-Coach 8U Mites -- Full Story
08/04/17 -- Quinn’s Goaltending Clinic Set for August 21-23 at Kent Valley Ice Centre -- Full Story
07/28/17 -- Andy Jasicki is KVHA’s New Hockey Director -- Full Story
06/30/17-- PNAHA Opts for Half-Ice Play at 10U Level for 2017-2018 Season -- Full Story
06/23/17 -- 12U & 15U Tournament Team Tryouts this Weekend at Kent Valley Ice Centre -- Full Story
06/09/17 -- Accelerated Training Day Camp 2017 Begins June 19th -- Full Story
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