As an exciting 2013-14 season wraps up, registration now is open for 2014-15 King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey teams.
KPW policy requires all players to register and submit a 50% tuition down payment before they will be placed on a 2014-15 team. As we did last year, KPW again will offer a tuition payment plan according to the following schedule:
First payment (50%): April 11
Second payment (25%): May 23
Third payment (25%): June 27
To register for next season's teams, click on the 'Register Online' link in the left-hand navigation. More information about next year's programs is available under the 2014-15 Program Offerings tab at the top of the page.
We expect to announce all teams before the end of April, but only players who have registered and submitted their tuition down payment will be placed on teams. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to KPW president Randy Yanoshak at
What a thrilling way to end our second season in the South Shore Conference: Two King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey teams captured SSC titles during a championship Sunday that saw four other teams make runs at a conference crown.
The U14A's captured their second straight SSC U14A division championship with a 3-1 win over Canton, effectively the team's second 2013-14 conference title, following the half-season U19B title in the fall. The state finalist U14A team saw its two-goal lead cut to 2-1 early in the third period, but a third-period goal and staunch defense closed out the victory.
The Pee Wee 3's also grabbed SSC gold, overcoming a two-goal first-period deficit in a 6-2 win over Hanover in the Pee Wee B2 Herman division. The Pee Wee 3's closed the first period with a two-goal deficit, but piled on four goals in the second and two more in the third to skate away with the trophy.
The last KPW game of the season was one of the most exciting, as the state semifinalist Bantam 3's took their quest for a SSC Bantam B Re championship into two breathtaking overtimes before a Pembroke centering pass bounced off the post and ricocheted into the net for the game's only goal.
In other games earlier Sunday, the Mite 2's dropped a 6-4 decision to Plymouth in the Mite B Group 3 Herman championship game.
The Pee Wee 1's took a 1-1 tie against Franklin into the third period of their Pee Wee A Re title game, but Franklin squeezed in two third-period goals to pull out a 3-1 decision.
The Pee Wee 2's also came within one goal of a SSC championship, battling to a 2-1 loss to the Coastal Stars White in the Pee Wee B Re division.
Congratulations to all our players, coaches and parents on a thrilling day that capped an exciting season of King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey!
SSC Mite B Group 3 Herman Championship
Plymouth 6, KPW Mite 2 4
Pee Wee A Re Championship
Franklin 3, KPW Pee Wee 1 1
Pee Wee B Re
Semifinal: KPW Pee Wee 2 1, Coastal Stars Blue 0
Championship: Coastal Stars White 2, KPW Pee Wee 2 1
Congratulations to the King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey Bantam 2 team for capturing the Massachusetts Tier III state championship with a 3-2 win over Winchester Sunday afternoon at Foxboro Sports Center.
The run to the state championship began with a tough 2-1 loss to Pembroke Friday night before the Bantam 2's rolled to a 5-1 win over Parkway and a 6-1 win over Twin City Saturday, earning a spot in Sunday's semifinals.
KPW held a high-scoring Falmouth team scoreless in a 2-0 semifinal win Sunday morning to set up the state title game against Winchester, which edged Pembroke 3-2 in the other semifinal.
KPW took a 3-1 lead early in the second period before Winchester cut it to 3-2 midway through the period, but the Bantam 2's locked down the defensive end in a hotly contested third period to seal the win.
The state championship is KPW's fourth, and the first since 2008, when the Bantam 3 and Squirt 1 teams both captured gold medals.
Congratulations to all the Bantam 2 players, coaches and parents for an outstanding tournament!