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Evaluations Start This Weekend Updated Info Please Read
04/24/2017
We are down to the final days for registration before taking the...
2017/2018 Officiating Information
04/17/2017
2017/2018 Officiating Information If you or your player has been...
2017 Camps at NKIC
04/10/2017
The following are confirmed Camps being held at NKIC. Please access...
Evaluation Registration, Dates and Information
03/31/2017
Welcome to the start of the 2017/2018 Hockey Season. Registration...
2017-18 Season - Coaching Announcements and Team Evaluations
02/20/2017
Northern Kentucky Youth Hockey Association (NKYHA) Spring 2017 Player...
 
Evaluations Start This Weekend Updated Info Please Read

We are down to the final days for registration before taking the ice this Saturday. If you have not registered yet please do so. http://tinyurl.com/NKYHARegistration . Reminder U8/Mites are not part of this process and will have an evaluation later in the year.

This year we will have a check in table prior to each age group taking to the ice. Players must be registered and paid in full prior to stepping onto the ice. Families with delinquent accounts from previous seasons must connect with Jeremey Vogelpohl , Tresurer, to bring their accounts into good standing. Players with unpaid registrations and/or delinquent accounts will not be allowed onto the ice and will not be considered for team placement.

Players looking to play up an age division this year must complete the “Age Division Move Up Request”. This will need to be approved by NKYHA prior to taking to the ice. It can be found and submitted online at https://tinyurl.com/NKYHAMoveUp or through the Online Forms section at NKYHA.com. Additionally, you must register in your current Age division and then email Megan Craig   to have your player transferred so they will be on the correct check in form.

Lastly, Players are strongly encouraged to attend all evaluations/tryouts. Parents please contact the specific Point of Contact as listed below to communicate and absences or conflicts. U10 & U14 Point of Contacts will filter information for both House and Travel.

NKYHA Spring Evaluation Ice Schedule

U10:                       Apr 29 9:15am, Apr 30 9:15am, May 20 3:30pm

                U10 Point of Contact is Kevin McQuade

U12:                       Apr 29 10:30am, Apr 30 10:30am, May 20 4:45pm

                U12 Point of Contact is Marc Webb

U14:                       Apr 29 11:45am, Apr 30 11:45am, May 20 6:00pm

                U14 Point of Contact is Doug Stanton

HS-JV:                   Apr 29 3:30pm, Apr 30 1:30pm, May 21 11:00am

                HS-JV Point of Contact is Rhys Richards

HS-Varsity:            Apr 29 4:45pm, Apr 30 2:45pm

                HS-Varsity Point of Contact is Bob Bove


by posted 04/24/2017
2017/2018 Officiating Information

2017/2018 Officiating Information

If you or your player has been interested in becoming an Official or you are a current Official and wondering about Seminar/Testing dates and times, please see the below.

http://www.usahockey.com/page/show/902083-registration-rules-and-policies <-- Age Information and Requirements

http://www.usahockey.com/page/show/902129-registration-tips <-- Registration Information

 

Level 1 and New Officials

USA Hockey Officiating Seminar (This is a rule change year)

Sunday August 13th  2017 Returning Level 1 and New Officials

Registration and sign in 8:45A Main Lobby of Goggin Arena Miami University Oxford Ohio

Classroom begins at 9:15am Location to be determined Miami University Oxford Ohio

Ice session starts at 3:15p Goggin Arena Miami University Oxford Ohio

Any Questions contact Ken Handley 513-205-4999 or or

 

Level 2 and 3 Officials

USA Hockey Officiating Seminar (This is a rule change year)

Saturday September 23rd 2017 Level 2 and Level 3 Officials

Ice time 9:10A Goggin Arena Miami University Oxford Ohio (Mandatory for Level 2 and recommended but optional for Level 3)

Classroom from 11:00a – 3:15 Location to be determined Miami University Oxford Ohio

Tests at 3:30 Location to be determined Miami University Oxford Ohio

Any Questions contact Ken Handley 513-205-4999 or or


by posted 04/17/2017
2017 Camps at NKIC

The following are confirmed Camps being held at NKIC. Please access the flyer link for details.

 

Jimmy Mullin

Hockey Developement Camps

Contact: Jimmy Mullin 

May Flyer: https://tinyurl.com/MullinMay

June Flyer: https://tinyurl.com/MullinJune

 

Doug Stanton FPS Hockey

2017 Summer Hockey Camp

Contact: Doug Stanton 724-255-9708 cell 

Website https://stantonfpshockey.wixsite.com/website

Flyer: https://tinyurl.com/Stanton2017 

 

Note: NKYHA has no affiliation with these camps. Any and all questions/comments should be directed to the contact person as noted.

 


by posted 04/10/2017
Evaluation Registration, Dates and Information

Welcome to the start of the 2017/2018 Hockey Season.

Registration is now open.

All current and past players wishing to participate for House/Rec, High School or Travel teams for 2017/2018 are required to participate in the Spring House Evaluations and High School/Travel tryouts. This is a change from previous seasons and will assist in the proper placement of players, allow for external team building over the summer and allow for the organization to properly assess fees for the 2017/2018 season.

Note: U8/Mites will not be participating in the Spring Evaluations. A separate registration and evaluation will be conducted later in the year. More info to come.

Evaluation fee is $50.00 per player. Please register at NKYHA Registration. A valid 2017/2018 USA Hockey Membership ID is required for Evaluation Registration to complete. Please acquire this first at USA Hockey Registration

All players will be required to check in prior to taking to ice. Any player NOT registered and/or NOT paid in full WILL NOT be allowed onto the ice. This will affect your placement for the 2017/2018 season. Any player with an outstanding 2016/2017 season balance will not be allowed to register for Spring Evaluations until the account is brought up to current standings and paid in full. Please contact NKYHA Treasurer, Jeremy Vogelpohl at with any questions regarding your player/family account.

Evaluation date and times are as follows:

NKYHA Spring Evaluation Ice Schedule

U10:                       Apr 29 9:15am, Apr 30 9:15am, May 20 3:30pm 

                U10 Point of Contact is Kevin McQuade

U12:                       Apr 29 10:30am, Apr 30 10:30am, May 20 4:45pm

                U12 Point of Contact is Marc Webb

U14:                       Apr 29 11:45am, Apr 30 11:45am, May 20 6:00pm

                U14 Point of Contact is Doug Stanton  

HS-JV:                   Apr 29 3:30pm, Apr 30 1:30pm, May 21 11:00am

                HS-JV Point of Contact is Rhys Richards

HS-Varsity:          Apr 29 4:45pm, Apr 30 2:45pm

                HS-Varsity Point of Contact is Bob Bove 

U18-AA:               Apr 11 8:30pm (NKIC), Apr 20 7:00pm (Northland)

                U18-AA Point if Contact is Matt Dunne

 

Note: Players are strongly encouraged to attend all evaluations/tryouts. Parents please contact the specific Point of Contact as listed to communicate any absences or conflicts. U10 & U14 Point of Contacts will filter information for both House and Travel.  

Any registration questions shall be directed to NKYHA Registrar Megan Craig at .

After Evaluation Details and Fee Expectations

Teams may be eliminated based on the number of players at the tryouts and the overall team skill level.

U18-AA, HS-Varsity, JV, U14 Travel, and U10 Travel team offers will be made to players by the Head Coaches of each team within 2-3 days of final tryout.  All team rosters (travel and house/rec) will be posted 2 weeks after the final evaluation/tryout on May 14th.

All players who accept a position and pay a $300 2017/2018 season registration deposit/commitment fee by Sunday, June 11 will secure a position on a team for the 2017-18 season.  Any player without a paid commitment fee cannot be guaranteed a position on a team for the 2017-18 season.  Any player who does not participate in the Spring evaluations and does not pay the commitment fee, but registers in the fall, will be wait-listed pending roster availability on a team to accept an additional player.  All late registration players will be assessed the $50 Spring Evaluation fee in addition to registration and jersey fees (if applicable).

Final team fees and per player cost will be based upon the number of players with commitment fees paid as of June 11, Final per player costs will be communicated to all teams and parents no later than June 30.  If a team does not have enough players and the team is eliminated, the commitment fee can be transferred to another NKYHA team.  Commitment fees are non-refundable. Please see estimated fees on the registration page by Age/Team.

Jersey fees for U18-AA, High School Varsity, JV, U14, and U10 Travel teams will be due June 20 in order to ensure jerseys are available when the season commences in the fall. Jerseys and Socks will be $300. If sized well, jerseys can be used multiple seasons. Socks only, will be available to order for those with current Jerseys. This is a separate cost from the $300 registration deposit. The portal to order Jersey’s will be opened on May 15. More details to follow.

Payment timeline is as follows: 50% of the player registration fee will be due Sept 1.  75% by October 15.  Paid in full December 1.  Any player not current with payment schedule will be suspended from on-ice participation until account is current or paid in full.

Please contact Patrick Hijduk at or Marc Webb at with any questions regarding processes and fee structures.


by posted 03/31/2017
2017-18 Season - Coaching Announcements and Team Evaluations

Northern Kentucky Youth Hockey Association (NKYHA)
Spring 2017 Player Evaluations and 2017-18 Coaching Announcements

Several changes are forthcoming for the 2017-18 season.  First, all High School, U14, U12, and U10 players - travel and house/rec* – are encouraged to participate in spring evaluations in order to secure a position on any NKYHA team.  By doing so, NKYHA expects to improve the overall organizational planning, scheduling, and communication with regard to per player fees/costs.  Spring evaluations for all association members is a trend NKYHA is adopting that has been utilized by other local associations.  

*U8 house/rec players will have a separate registration period August 1 – 31 and player evaluations beginning in early October.  

NKYHA Spring Evaluations are scheduled for the weekends of April 29-30 and May 20-22.  A detailed ice schedule and online registration will be released by April 1.  The NKYHA spring evaluation fee is $50 per player and will include 3 on-ice evaluations.  Prospective U18-AA, High School Varsity, and JV players may attend multiple team evaluations. 

All players registering for NKYHA spring evaluations will be required to have a valid 2017-18 USA Hockey registration confirmation number.  USA Hockey Registration opens around April 1 for 2017-18 season.   An announcement/reminder will be sent once USA Hockey registration for the 2017-18 season is available.  With 2017-18 USA Hockey registration complete, players will not have to register again during the fall.

Players are strongly encouraged to attend all evaluations/tryouts.   Parents should contact the Head Coach if an evaluation/tryout is going to be missed.

  • Teams may be eliminated based on the number of players at the tryouts and the overall team skill level.
  • U18-AA, HS-Varsity, JV, U14 Travel, and U10 Travel team offers will be made to players by the Head Coaches of each team within 2-3 days of final tryout.  All team rosters (travel and house/rec) will be posted 2 weeks after the final evaluation/tryout.

All players who accept a position and pay a $300 deposit/commitment fee by Sunday, June 11 will secure a position on a team for the 2017-18 season.  Any player without a paid commitment fee cannot be guaranteed a position on a team for the 2017-18 season.  Any player who does not participate in the Spring evaluations and/or does not pay the commitment fee, but registers in the fall will be wait-listed pending roster availability on a team to accept an additional player.  All late registration players will be assessed the $50 Spring Evaluation fee in addition to registration and jersey fees (if applicable). 

Final team fees and per player cost will be based upon the number of players with commitment fees paid as of June 11, Final per player costs will be communicated to all teams and parents no later than June 30.  If a team does not have enough players and the team is eliminated, the commitment fee can be transferred to another NKYHA team.  Commitment fees are non-refundable. 

Jersey fees for U18-AA, High School Varsity, JV, U14, and U10 Travel/A teams will be due June 20 in order to ensure jerseys are available when the season commences in the fall.     

50% of the player registration fee will be due Sept 1.  75% by October 15.  Paid in full December 1.  Any player not current with payment schedule will be suspended from on-ice participation until account is current or paid in full. 

Several teams are in need of Assistant Coaches and one Head Coach for U12 House/Rec team.  If you are interested volunteering for a team, please contact Marc Webb at or 859-653-0201.

For the 2017-18 season, NKYHA will offer the following teams.
Additional house/rec teams may be added pending overall membership growth of NKYHA and coach availability.

U18 and High School Hockey (1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002 Birth Years)

  • U18 AA Midget Club Hockey
    • Head Coach Matt Dunne.  Assistant Coaches:  Andrew Heldt and Danny McCamey
    • Independent team – seek opponents AA level and higher with travel in the Midwest (St. Louis, Chicago, Indianapolis, Ohio, Michigan, Pittsburgh) and South (Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte).  
    • Estimated cost:  $1,300-$1,400 based upon 16 players.  Cost per player will be finalized depending upon number of players accepted on team.
    • Jerseys:  Additional ~$280 for 2 jerseys + socks.  If sized well, jerseys can be used multiple seasons
    • Additional costs TBA for extra games + tournaments
  • NK Norse Varsity Club Hockey – 1 team
    • Co-Head Coaches Bob Bove and Jamie Antelo.  Assistant Coaches:   TBD
    • League affiliations:  Cincinnati High School Hockey League (CHSHL) Varsity Division, Kentucky High School Hockey League (KHSHL)
    • Practices start early September.  Games start late September.
    • 44 full ice practices – 2x per week, 24 games (14 home/14 away), CHSHL and KHSHL playoffs
    • Estimated cost:  $1,400-$1,600 based upon 20 players.  Cost per player will be finalized depending upon number of players accepted on team.
    • Jerseys:  Additional ~$280 for 2 jerseys + socks.  If sized well, jerseys can be used multiple seasons
    • Additional costs TBA for extra games + tournaments
  • NK Norse Junior Varsity Club Hockey – 1 or 2 teams depending upon number of players attending spring evaluations and commitment fee paid
    • Coaching Staff:  Rhys Richards, Steve Berling, Joe Friedl, Brian Clary, TBD
    • Possible league affiliations:  Cincinnati High School Hockey League (CHSHL) JV Division, Buckeye Travel Hockey League (BTHL), Kentucky High School Hockey League (KHSHL)
    • Practices start mid-October.  Games start early November*
      • *If BTHL affiliation is pursued, a 1-2 on-ice practices will commence in early Sept in preparation for BTHL seeding tournament anticipated the 3rd weekend of September. 
      • Regular weekly practices would resume in mid-October
    • 34 practices – 2x per week, 24 games (12 home/12 away), league affiliation fees
    • Estimated cost:  $1,000-$1,200 based upon 15 players per team.  Cost per player will be finalized depending upon number of players accepted on team.
    • Jerseys:  Additional ~$280 for 2 jerseys + socks.  If sized well, jerseys can be used multiple seasons
    • Additional costs TBA for extra games + tournaments

 

U14 (2003 and 2004 Birth Years)

  • Travel / A Hockey*
    • Head Coach:  Doug Stanton.  Assistant Coaches:  Ben Lighthall, TBD
    • League affiliation:  Buckeye Travel Hockey League (BTHL).  Teams from Ohio (Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Findlay, Athens), Indiana (Indy, Ft Wayne, Evansville, Columbus, Bloomington), Kentucky (Lexington, Louisville, Owensboro), and West Virginia
    • BTHL team will start on-ice practices in early September in preparation of the BTHL pre-season seeding games anticipated to be the 3rd weekend of September
    • 44 practices – 2x per week, 14 home games @ NKIC, BTHL Playoffs Location TBD
    • Estimated cost:  $1,400-$1,600 based upon 14 players.  Cost per player will be finalized depending upon number of players accepted on team.
    • Jerseys:  Additional ~$280 for 2 jerseys + socks.  If sized well, jerseys can be used multiple seasons
    • Additional costs TBA for extra games + tournaments
    • *2005 birth year players can attend U14 evaluations/tryout with head coach approval because NKYHA does not plan to offer a U12 Travel hockey team in 2017-18
  • House/Rec Hockey
    • Coaching Staff: Dan Cross, Marc Webb, Matt Sheffell, Ryan Craig, Dan Gottman
    • League affiliation:  Midwest Youth Hockey League (MYHL).  Teams from Greater Cincinnati, Dayton, Athens, Lexington, Louisville, West Virginia
    • Practices start early October.  Games start late October/early November.  MYHL Playoffs late February/early March 2018
    • 33 practices – 1x-2x per week, 20 games (10 home/10 away), MYHL Playoffs at Goggin Ice Center
    • Estimated cost:  $825-$900
    • Jerseys:  U14 house/rec teams will transition to the High School/Travel style jerseys.  Expected costs $280for 2 jerseys + socks.  If sized well, jerseys can be used multiple seasons as the players move into the NKYHA High School hockey program
    • Additional costs TBA for U14 All-Star team to participate in House/Select or Travel/B level tournaments on Thanksgiving, MLK, and President’s Day weekends

 

U12 House/Rec (Hockey (2005 and 2006 Birth Years)

  • Coaching Staff:  Head Coach TBD.  Assistant Coaches:  Jason Zdarsky, TBD
  • League affiliation:  Midwest Youth Hockey League (MYHL).  Teams from Greater Cincinnati, Dayton, Athens, Lexington, Louisville, West Virginia
  • Practices start early October.  Games start late October/early November. 
  • 33 practices – 1x-2x per week, 20 games, MYHL Playoffs at Goggin Ice Center, Jersey/Socks
  • MYHL Playoffs late February/early March 2018
  • Estimated cost:  $725-$800

 

U10 (2007 and 2008 Birth Years)

  • Travel/A Hockey
    • Head Coach:  Kevin McQuade.  Assistant Coaches:  Chris Batchler, Brent Degenhardt, TBD
    • League affiliation:  Buckeye Travel Hockey League (BTHL).  Teams from Ohio (Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Findlay, Athens), Indiana (Indy, Ft Wayne, Evansville, Columbus, Bloomington), Kentucky (Lexington, Louisville, Owensboro), and West Virginia
    • BTHL team will start on-ice practices in early September in preparation of the BTHL pre-season seeding games anticipated to be the 3rd weekend of September
    • 44 practices – 2x per week, 14 home games @ NKIC, BTHL Playoffs Location TBD
    • Estimated cost:  $1,300-$1,400 based upon 14 players.  Cost per player will be finalized depending upon number of players accepted on team.
    • Jerseys:  Additional ~$280 for 2 jerseys + socks.  If sized well, jerseys can be used multiple seasons
    • Additional costs TBA for extra games + tournaments
  • House/Rec Hockey
    • Head Coach:  Travis Kidman.  Assistant Coaches:  Jonah Bex, Patrick Hijduk
    • League affiliation:  Midwest Youth Hockey League (MYHL).  Teams from Greater Cincinnati, Dayton, Athens, Lexington, Louisville, West Virginia
    • Practices start early October.  Games start late October/early November.  MYHL Playoffs late February/early March 2018
    • 33 practices – 1x-2x per week, 20 games (10 home/10 away), MYHL Playoffs at Goggin Ice Center, Jersey/Socks
    • Estimated cost:  $625-$700

 

U8 (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Birth Years)

  • Coaching Staff TBA
  • Registration period will be open August 1 – 31.    
  • Evaluations/practices start early October.  Games start late October/early November.  MYHL cross-ice games late February/early March 2018
  • Based upon current number of members in U8 and Instructional Program, expect to form 3-4 teams organized by skill level consistent with USA Hockey Red-White-Blue U8 hockey model
  • Teams will play cross-ice games primarily against other Greater Cincinnati (Swords, Indian Hill, Miami) area hockey clubs.  Pending ice and scheduling availability, games may be scheduled on a limited basis with teams from Greater Dayton (OH), Lexington (KY), Louisville (KY), and Charleston (WV)
  • 33 practices – 1x-2x per week, at least 16 games (8 home/8 away), MYHL Cross-Ice games at Miami University Goggin Ice Center, Jersey/Socks
  • Estimated cost:  $475-$550

by posted 02/20/2017
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