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U8/Mite ADM Skill Assessment
NKYHA is continuing to grow and with that growth we are looking for...
2018/2019 Evaluation Registrations Now Open U10 through U18
Welcome to the start of the 2018/2019 Hockey Season. Registration...
Spring Hockey by Northern Kentucky Ice Center
Spring Hockey Registration through NKIC is now open. PDF for...
Amazon Smile and Kroger Community Rewards
We have two new passive fundraising opportunities for NKYHA members,...
U8/Mite ADM Skill Assessment

NKYHA is continuing to grow and with that growth we are looking for more ways to enhance the development of our youngest players at the U8 level.

Our Coaching Director Frank Banham, with guest help from local Collegiate and Professional Hockey Organizations and our wonderful U8 NKYHA Coaching Staff, will be conducting U8/Mite Skill Assessments over two days, Saturday April 28th and Sunday April 29th from 8:15am-9:15am.

Our goal is for you the parent, to understand where your skater currently is within the skill development stages for:

  • Skating
  • Passing
  • Physical Play
  • Shooting
  • Team Play

You will be presented at the end of the program with a personalized assessment for your player. You will then have a solid guide to use as you pursue summertime camps and clinics, so you can dial into the right one.

Requirements to participate:

  • Have a valid 2017-2018 USA Hockey Membership. If you registered in a NKYHA program during the 2017-2018 you will use the same number. If you did not and are joining us for the first time you will need to obtain a 2018-2019 USA Hockey Membership which can be obtained at USA Hockey .
  • Register online for this program at NKYHA and pay the $20.00 program fee in full by April 27th, 2018.
  • Have your own gear to wear.
    • If you don’t there will be one fitting opportunity for Rental Equipment, Free of Charge. This fitting will be held at NKIC on Friday April 27th from 5:15pm to 8:15pm. This is being run by NKYHA volunteers and questions regarding should be directed to . NKIC and the employees of, are not associated with this program and will not be able to fit equipment.
  • Show Up and have FUN

During this event NKYHA Staff will be onsite and available for parents to address any club related questions such as 2018-2018 season programs, getting involved with the Board as a volunteer, becoming a Coach or On-Ice Helper etc. We also will be welcoming of your ideas to keep growing this wonderful sport in Northern Kentucky.

Questions Still? For this Skill Assessment Program email . For help with registering for this program online email our Registrar .

by posted 04/18/2018
2018/2019 Evaluation Registrations Now Open U10 through U18

Welcome to the start of the 2018/2019 Hockey Season.

Registration for Evaluations is now open for U10 through U18. When ready, head over to register at NKYHA Registration where you will also find team specific information by age groups.

All current and past players wishing to participate for House/Rec, High School or Travel teams for 2018/2019 are required to participate in the Spring House Evaluations and High School/Travel tryouts. This allows for external team building over the summer and allow for the organization to properly assess fees for the 2018/2019 season.

Note: Information and registration for U8/Mites is still to come.

Evaluation fee is $50.00 per player. 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, with any questions regarding your player/family account.

Evaluation date and times are as follows:

U10/Squirt – Birth Years ’08 & ’09

House - MYHL and Travel - BTHL

Apr 28th 9:15am, Apr 29th 9:15am - May 5th 9:15am (Final Evaluation

U12/Peewee – Birth Years ’06 & ’07 & U14/Bantam – Birth Years ’04 & ’05

Travel - BTHL

Apr 28th 10:30am, Apr 29th 10:30am - May 5th 10:30am (Final Evaluation)

House - MYHL

Apr 28th 11:45am, Apr 29th 11:45am - May 5th 11:45am (Final Evaluation)

U16/U18 Midgets – Birth Years 2000 thru 2003

High School All Call

Apr 28th 3:15pm-4:30pm

Apr 29th 1:00pm-2:00pm JV Only

Apr 29th 2:15pm-3:15pm Varsity Callbacks

Note: H.S. JV and Varsity will have a 3rd skate in late August

U18 AA Travel Independent

Apr 29th 4:45pm-5:45pm

Note: U18 AA will have further skates as required for team finalization.


Players are strongly encouraged to attend all evaluations/tryouts. Parents please contact the Head Coach as listed on the Registration Page to communicate any absences or conflicts.

Any registration questions shall be directed to NKYHA Registrar .

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, U12 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 by May 12th.

All players who accept a position and pay a $300 2018/2019 season registration deposit/commitment fee by May 31st will secure a position on a team for the 2018/2019 season.  Any player without a paid commitment fee cannot be guaranteed a position on a team for the 2018/2019 season and their position may be given to an alternate.  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 May 31st. Final per player costs will be communicated to all teams and parents no later than June 30th.  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, U12 and U10 Travel teams will be due June 20th 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 or with any questions regarding processes and fee structures.

by posted 04/11/2018
Spring Hockey by Northern Kentucky Ice Center

Spring Hockey Registration through NKIC is now open.

PDF for Download or Print -> https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.leagueathletics.com/Images/Club/1298/2018 Youth Spring Hockey.pdf

by posted 02/19/2018
Amazon Smile and Kroger Community Rewards

We have two new passive fundraising opportunities for NKYHA members, Amazon Smile and Kroger Community Rewards. Here is some info on both programs and easy info on signing up.


Amazon Smile

Do you shop Amazon.com? With a little change in the site address you go to from www.amazaon.com to using www.smile.amazon.com your purchases can begin helping NKYHA with charitable contributions from Amazon based on a percentage of your purchases.


To get started, click here →  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/26-3940371 , this link will take you to a dedicated page for NKYHA for you to choose as your organization of choice. Please note the organization description may show Equestrian Club, we are working to have the fixed.


After setup, remember to go to www.smile.amazon.com to do your shopping. I recommend setting this as your new bookmark in your web brower(s). Please note, Amazon Smile is not available for use of purchases through the Mobile App however you can shop and add to your cart via Mobile App and then loginto Amazon Smile from a webbrwoser to finish the transaction.


Kroger Community Rewards

So you're a Kroger shopper, you use your reward card for Discounts and Fuel Points right? Did you know in your Kroger account you can link NKYHA as your choice for Community Rewards. It runs in the background and has no effect on your Discounts and Fuel Points. Let’s get you signed up....and maybe any friends/extended family...the more people enrolled the more we benefit.


A digital account is needed to participate in Kroger Community Rewards. If you already have a digital account, please see the section titled “Selecting an Organization.”

How do I register for a digital account?

Creating a digital account is as simple as 1, 2, 3! Simply visit www.Kroger.com or download the Kroger Mobile App from the App Store or Google Play, and follow these directions:

Select the “Register” button.
Enter your information.
Select “Create Account.”
Please make sure that you add your Plus Card number or create a virtual Card number while registering your digital account. This is required for the Community Rewards program so that your transactions apply toward the organization you choose.

How do I select an organization?

Selecting the organization that you wish to support is as simple as updating the Community Rewards selection on your digital account.

Sign in to your digital account.
Select “My Account.”
Scroll down to the “Community Rewards” section of your account page.
Select “Enroll Now” or “Edit.”
Enter the name or NPO number of the organization that you wish to support. NKYHA NPO# is 82725.
Select the appropriate organization from the list and click “Save.”
Your selected organization will now display in the Community Rewards section of your account.

Any transactions moving forward using the Shopper’s Card number associated with your digital account will be applied to the program.

It takes approximately 10 days for the Community Rewards total to begin displaying on your receipt.


Do you already have another organization linked to your rewards account? You are allowed to swap so maybe think about splitting up and sharing with NKYHA...say 6 months of a year?


by posted 09/22/2017
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