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Norse Spirit Wear & Bauer Warm-ups Fitting Nights
09/27/2016
PromoSpark will again be our vendor for Warm-up Gear and Spirit Wear...
Norse Logo Store Now Open – Custom Decals and Swannys©
09/24/2016
Welcome back to another great Season of Hockey at NKYHA! Now that...
IP Free Introductory Session & IP Fall Program Information
09/13/2016
Just a reminder our IP Free Introductory Session for Age Group...
Instructional Hockey New Option “House Practice Only”
09/03/2016
Hello Fellow Instructional Players! Welcome back to Hockey. We...
2016-17 House Team Registration
08/04/2016
Happy Summer to all.  School is around the corner, and so is...
 
Norse Spirit Wear & Bauer Warm-ups Fitting Nights

PromoSpark will again be our vendor for Warm-up Gear and Spirit Wear for the 2016/2017 Season.

 

Website will open up for viewing and placing orders on 10/12/2016. You can access at http://promospark.com/norse_hockey or via http://www.nkyha.com through Norse Apparel.

 

This year we are adding additional items to offer a wider range of options. Both budget conscious and more premium level (Nike, Under Armor & Adidas) items are being offered. In addition to the embroidered option we have added multi-color screen printed logos (red/white or black/white) which will improve the look of our Logo on every item.

 

So…Save the Dates! Bauer Fittings/Try-on Apparel: 10/12 & 10/13 at 6pm - 8:30pm at NKIC. These will be the only two dates PromoSpark will be at NKIC with the Bauer Warm Up gear to try on to help you determine the correct size before ordering. At the same time Promospark will have a sampling of the various Spirit Wear items that will be available this season.

 

There are two planned ordering windows this season.

10/12/2016 –> 10/23/2016 – Group Rate Order: This will be the lowest price point opportunity as we will receive a group volume rate on all items. In addition all items will be free delivery to NKIC for pick up on 11/7/2016 from 6pm- 8:30pm. Note: Website will stop accepting orders after 11:59pm on 10/23 for the Group Rate Order.

10/24/2016 –> End of Season: The website will be reset to one piece production pricing and all orders will be assessed a shipping charge, with order being shipped direct to the purchaser.

 

We look forward to seeing the Norse logo all over the place and you looking stylish wearing it!

 

PromoSpark question can be directed to at 800-319-3038.

Norse general apparel questions can be direct to or .


by posted 09/27/2016
Norse Logo Store Now Open – Custom Decals and Swannys©

Welcome back to another great Season of Hockey at NKYHA!

Now that teams are assigned, jersey numbers issued*, it is time to open up our Logo store so you can order your Norse Branded Window Decals, Helmet Decals and new this year, the Official Norse Swannys©. Jump over to the store here http://tinyurl.com/h72o36g or via http://www.nkyha.com and select “Store” on the left side.

The window for ordering begins today and runs through midnight Saturday October 15th. This will allow for our vendors to get them back to us for distribution the first week of November. Distribution will happen by your teams, Team Manager during practice/game.

Decals Info:

We are using the same vendor as last year for the high quality vinyl decal. All decals are adhesive, not cling. After a year and checking out decals by our members they have held up very well to the elements.

Window Decals have two options; Customized with Player name and number or just Norse Logo only. The Helmet Decal is a pack of two.

Swannys© Info:

We have partnered with Swannys© the original producer of Hockey Lace Necklaces for all NHL teams and many Collegiate Teams. They have given us a fantastic price across all items so everything is one price no matter the style and size you choose. All items have the ability to customize in the white tag area with Players Name and Number on the outside and two Norse Logos on the inside. You can opt for just the Norse Logo on both sides by omitting player information during ordering.

Dads and Players! The Bracelet would be a great addition for Mom to wear on game day!

 

*House Team Jersey Number Info can be found via the roster on the Team Page at http://www.nkyha.com .


by posted 09/24/2016
IP Free Introductory Session & IP Fall Program Information

Just a reminder our IP Free Introductory Session for Age Group 4-7  September 27th from 6pm-7pm.  Registration in the Fall IP is not required for the free session but a reservation and pre-session gear fitting is.

Please call/email Hugh Miller at 859-344-1981/

 

2016 No. Ky. Youth Hockey Association Fall Instructional Program

For ages 4-10.      4 year olds must have taken one session of Learn to Skate.

Boys and Girls welcome.        FREE equipment rental.

The Instructional Program (IP) is an introductory program designed to teach beginner skating skills, basic

Hockey skills, and a love of the game of Ice Hockey.

Free Introductory Sessions

Tuesday, September 20                   Tuesday, September 27

8-10 years: 6:00-7:00pm                      4-7 years: 6:00-7:00pm

Players must pre-register by calling 859-344-1981 ext. 0. Equipment fitting may be scheduled prior to the Introductory Session by contacting Hugh Miller at 


The Fall IP session will be split into three groups by age and ability. 4-6 year olds will be in one group, with older kids divided among the other two groups.  All groups will have 2 cross-ice games on the main rink. Equipment fitting prior to first session is highly recommended.

Players may also advance to the House Mite Program for the Winter session beginning in January.

Fall Session        $90.00

Tuesday practices ….. 6:00-7:00pm

October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 29, December 6, 13.

Saturday game ….. December 3 ….. Time to be determined

Saturday game ….. December 17 ….. Time to be determined

 

All players must register with both USA Hockey and NKYHA

First, register with USA Hockey online at www.usahockey.com.  A yearly fee of $45.00 is in addition to the NKYHA fee.

Players 6 years and under are not charged the USA Hockey fee, but still must register.

Then, with a completed USA Hockey registration number, go to www.nkyha.com and complete the online registration with NKYHA. Payment may be made online with Credit Card or in person by Check at the rink via NKYHA drop box. It is necessary to register online with NKYHA regardless of payment method. Cash payment is not accepted.

Call 859-344-1981 or email Hugh Miller at   for more information

 

Please help spread the word! Click Downloadable PDF Flyer


by posted 09/13/2016
Instructional Hockey New Option “House Practice Only”

Hello Fellow Instructional Players!

Welcome back to Hockey. We are one month away from taking to the ice and all the fun that comes with. This year we have a new option for IP players who are ready to take a next step, but not all the way into a full house program, the House Practice Only Program. The Traditional IP is still available, you are welcome to sign up for either; this is just another option for your growth in the sport. Here are the details for both.

House Practice Only Program:

The House Full Program will practice 33 times during the season. Under this program you will join the Full House Program/Competition Team players for more in-depth Skill Development based on the ADM (American Development Program). While at it, be challenged by your peers and make new friends.

For the parents this is a great transition opportunity to determine if a full program can be in the future.  Is it a sport your child really wants to commit to? Practice only means no games and tournaments to take over the weekend. Maybe slide this in with another sport at the same time.

Cost: $325.00 (Minimum Registration Deposit of $100.00 with payment in full by November 30th.)

Note: At the House level, players are required to supply their own equipment. Please feel free to reach out with questions on equipment.

Tentative practice schedules for Main Rink practices have been posted on the respective team pages.  Mites/U8 have several studio rink practices to be added.  Each team will practice 1-2 times per week during the season, totaling 33 practices.  

Mites (U8) – Birth Years 2008 & 2009     

Squirts (U10) – Birth Years 2006 & 2007      

Peewee (U12) – Birth Years 2004 & 2005

Registration
The first step is to register with USA Hockey at www.usahockeyregistration.com. You will receive an email at completion with a unique registration number that will need to be entered with you NK registration.

To register for a NK Norse House Practice Only Program, go to www.nkyha.com and click on “Register Online” in the left menu bar.

  • Select House
  • Choose the corresponding age Group for the Full House Program.
    • Mites/U8 – 2008-2009
    • Squirt/U10 – 2006-2007
    • Peewee/U12 – 2004-2005
  • Register Under the Full House Program.
    • Ignore the pricing, it will be adjusted.
    • Under Jersey Size/Number enter “Practice Only”.
  • Upon completion make a $100.00 Deposit or Pay in Full.
  • Email/Click on with player(s) name for “Practice Only”. Registration will then be modified and flagged.

Note: If you have forgotten your email/password login please use the “Forgot” link for recovery. If you have any questions or problems registering, please contact Amanda Kotsilidis at or Patrick Hijduk . We will walk you through your registration.
 


by posted 09/03/2016
2016-17 House Team Registration

Happy Summer to all.  School is around the corner, and so is the 2016-17 hockey season. 
NKYHA is excited to kick-off the 2016-17 season with Online Registration now available at www.nkyha.com

 

NK Norse House Hockey Program info

NKYHA continues to partner with area hockey associations and the NK Norse Mite-Squirt-Peewee-Bantam house teams will participate in the Midwest Youth Hockey League (MYHL).  This format enables our house players to play appropriately skilled teams, with a limited amount of travel to area rinks.  House hockey is intended for players of all abilities, especially those who have completed a season of Instructional Program hockey.  Participation in the Instructional Program is NOT a pre-requisite to House hockey.  New skaters/beginners are welcomed and encouraged to join a house hockey team. House/Recreational hockey is the next step in continuing the Instructional Program player’s development and interest in hockey.  If you are comparing options between the Instructional and House teams, the NK Norse house hockey team’s season spans 20 weeks from the Fall until late winter and includes four times the amount of ice time and a lower coach to player ratio. 


As in past seasons, NKYHA will attempt to limit the amount of travel outside of the I-275 Cincinnati area beltway, however there will be occasional games scheduled in the Greater Dayton, Lexington, and Louisville areas.  In past seasons, the association has limited these trips to one or two per season giving priority scheduling to associations like Cincinnati Swords, Miami Jr Redhawks, and Indian Hill Winter Club.  Additionally, there is the possibility of one extended/overnight trip to Charleston, WV or Ohio University in Athens, OH.  Games scheduled with WV or Athens will be determined based upon each team’s division alignment in the league.

 

Included in the cost of registration:

  • 33 practices, 10 home games, 10 away games
  • MYHL Squirt, Peewee, and Bantam playoffs scheduled for either Feb 25-26, 2017 or Mar 4-6, 2017 at Miami University’s Goggin Ice Center.  Exact weekends for each age division TBD
  • MYHL Mite Cross-Ice games at Miami University are the weekend of Feb 25-26, 2017
  • NK Norse Squirt, Peewee, and Bantam teams entry fees for the Lexington (KY) Thoroughbreds Pre-Season tournament October 22-23. 
  • Referee fees
  • Jersey and socks
  • Coaches registration, training, education, and background screenings


Practices for NK Norse house teams will begin October 1.  For the Mite division, the first 4 practices will be utilized to evaluate player’s skill and abilities and assign players to the appropriate team.  At present, NKYHA is projecting 3-4 Mite teams, 1 Squirt team, 1 Peewee team, and 1 Bantam team.  If you are registered on time (see below), your son/daughter will be assigned to a team.   Team assignments will be communicated by the coaches.  Full season team practice schedules will be posted online later in August.  Game schedules will be available in mid-October. Regular season games will start in late October/early November. 


Registration
To register for a NK Norse house hockey team, go to www.nkyha.com and click on “Register Online” in the left menu bar. Instructions are included for new registrations and obtaining passwords when you click on ““Register Online”.  As a reminder, the first step is to register with USA Hockey at www.usahockeyregistration.com.  You will need the USA Hockey confirmation number in order to register with NKYHA.  If you have any questions or problems registering, please contact Amanda Kotsilidis at .  We will walk you through your registration.
 

Please note, to encourage all families to register early so we can order uniforms and secure the appropriate amount of ice time for each team, the fees posted are for those individuals that register AND pay a deposit of $200 on or before August 30.  If you register and pay the initial deposit by August 28, your son/daughter will be placed on a team.  After August 28, house fees will increase by $100 and late registrations will be wait-listed until space is available.  After your deposit has been paid, the remaining registration payments must be paid in full by November 30.  You can pay fees anytime online at NKYHA.com or by dropping a check in the NKYHA mailbox at NKIC.   Cash payments will not be accepted this season.  
 

Instructional Program registration will open after Labor Day. 

 

Mite
(MYHL)

Squirt
(MYHL)

Peewee
(MYHL)

Bantam
(MYHL)

2008-2011 Birth Years

2006-2007 Birth Years

2004-2005 Birth Years

2002-2003 Birth Years

 Initial practices:
Sat Oct 1 3:15pm

Weds Oct 5 6:00pm
Weds Oct 12 6:00pm
Weds Oct 19 6:00pm

Fri Oct 21 6:00pm

 

All practices at NKIC

 

Initial practices:
Sat Oct 1 4:15pm

Mon Oct 3 6:00pm
Fri Oct 7 6:00pm

Mon Oct 10 6:00pm
Weds Oct 12 7:00pm

Mon Oct 17 6:00pm

Weds Oct 19 7:00pm

All practices at NKIC

 Initial practices:
Sat Oct 1 4:15pm

Mon Oct 3 6:00pm
Weds Oct 5 7:00pm
Weds Oct 12 7:00pm
Fri Oct 14 6:00pm

Weds Oct 19 7:00pm

All practices at NKIC

Initial practices:
Sat Oct 1 5:30pm

Weds Oct 5 7:00pm
Fri Oct 7 6:00pm

Mon Oct 10 6:00pm
Fri Oct 14 6:00pm

Mon Oct 17 6:00pm

All practices at NKIC


Regular weekly practice Weds @ 6pm, plus additional Studio Rink practices TBD and every third Friday night 6pm
33 total practices

 Regular weekly practice rotate between Mon 6pm /Weds 7pm/Fri 6pm

33 total practices

  Regular weekly practice rotate between Mon 6pm /Weds 7pm/Fri 6pm

33 total practices

  Regular weekly practice rotate between Mon 6pm /Weds 7pm/Fri 6pm

33 total practices

10 home /10 away games
MYHL Cross-Ice games at Miami Univ
Jersey/Socks

 

10 home /10 away games
MYHL Playoffs

Lexington KY Pre-season Tournament (Oct)
Referee fees
Jersey/Socks

 

10 home /10 away games
MYHL Playoffs

Lexington KY Pre-season Tournament (Oct)
Referee fees
Jersey/Socks

 

10 home /10 away games
MYHL Playoffs

Lexington KY Pre-season Tournament (Oct)
Referee fees
Jersey/Socks

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

On-Time Registration by
Aug 28:  $200 deposit,
$525 (Full Season)

On-Time Registration by
Aug 28:  $200 deposit,
$775 (Full Season)

On-Time Registration by
Aug 28:  $200 deposit,
$875 (Full Season)

On-Time Registration by
Aug 28:  $200 deposit,
$950 (Full Season)

Late Registration add $100.  Late registrations will be wait-listed until space is available on a team.  Additional teams will be formed if enough registrations support the addition of another team at that age level.

Coaching Staff
Langtry, Degenhardt, Sheehan, Eide, Hijduk

Coaching Staff:  Kidman(HC) , Bex, Laudick

Coaching Staff: Craig(HC), Gottman, Zdarsky

Coaching Staff:
 Cross (HC), Clary, Webb, Sheffel

           

 

If you are interested in coaching this season, please contact Marc Webb ( ) and Patrick Hijduk ( ) and they will get you the information needed to get background screened, registered, and certified.  


by posted 08/04/2016


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