King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey Holding Try Hockey for Free Day Saturday, Nov. 8, at Norfolk Arena
King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey invites boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 9 to Norfolk Arena on Saturday, Nov. 8, for a Try Hockey for Free clinic to experience ice hockey for the first time.
New players will be introduced to hockey in a fun, positive and safe environment. No prior experience is necessary, and the first 40 players to register will receive a free USA Hockey goodie bag and more. Full equipment is highly recommended, and KPW will supply a limited amount of equipment for new players to borrow. At the very least, players must have a helmet and gloves.
King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey is a non-profit community hockey organization for boys and girls from Norfolk, Plainville, Walpole and Wrentham. Players learn from USA Hockey-certified volunteer coaches who help new players build confidence and develop fundamentals through a focus on small-area games, skating skills and fun.
The Try Hockey for Free Day will begin with registration at 5 p.m. and includes an hour of hockey at 6 p.m. and then a pizza party before Norfolk Arena’s open skate at 7 p.m.
Interested players must register prior to the event by visiting http://www.tryhockeyforfree.com. For more information, please contact KPW president Randy Yanoshak at 571-215-7729.
KPW supports Walpole High School Girls Hockey
Walpole High School girls hockey is once again holding Jim Plunkett Night to benefit the WHS girls hockey program. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, at the Walpole VFW at 33 Robbins Road. Tickets cost $15 each or $25 for two, and each player is responsible for selling 20 tickets. With 11 WHS players on the KPW U19 Blue team, please reach out to one of the players to show your support. For more information or to buy tickets, contact Diane Carde at
or Susan Knight at
King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey is proud to announce it will partner with the Boston Bruins to launch 'Little Bruins,' an affordable opportunity for first-time players to try playing hockey without a large up-front commitment.
The program filled up in just three days, but for just $100, boys and girls between the ages of 5-8 will receive a full set of professionally fit CCM equipment to keep and will participate in four instructional hockey practices. At the end of Little Bruins, players will keep the equipment and will be encouraged to join KPW's Instructional, Girls In-House or U8 programs. Players who have not previously participated in a youth hockey program before are eligible to participate in Little Bruins, but players should have some skating experience.
The sessions will be held at 9:40 a.m. Oct. 18, Oct. 25, Nov. 1 and Nov. 8 at Foxboro Sports Center.
KPW Instructional, Girls U8 and Girls In-House registration
The King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey Association is accepting registrations for girls and boys who are interested in learning to play hockey in one of the association's three introductory hockey programs. The programs began Sept. 27, and registrations will be accepted throughout the season.
The KPWYH Instructional Program costs $499 and will be held through March 29, with sessions held Saturday and Sunday mornings. No prior hockey experience is required to enroll, but players must have prior skating experience.
The KPWYH Girls In-House Program is a convenient and cost-effective opportunity for young female athletes born between 1997-2005 to try ice hockey in an all-girls environment. The program costs $499 and will be held through March 29, with sessions held Saturday and Sunday mornings. No prior hockey experience is required to enroll.
The KPWYH U8 program is new for the 2014-2015 season, and is intended for players born between 2006-2009 who have skating experience from a learn to skate program and now are ready to learn the game of hockey. The U8 program will prepare players by focusing on skills development and hockey concepts and introducing players to competitive half-ice games. The program costs $499 and will run through March 29.
King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey is a non-profit community hockey organization for boys and girls from Norfolk, Plainville, Walpole and Wrentham. The KPW instructional program has introduced new youth players to hockey for nearly 30 years, following the American Development Model created by USA Hockey. Players learn from USA Hockey-certified volunteer coaches who help new players build confidence and develop fundamentals through a focus on small-area games, skating skills and fun.
Visit the KPW Web site at www.kpwhockey.org for the programs' schedule, for more information and to register.