King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey is pleased to pass along information about two important fundraising events to help support the King Philip High School and Walpole High School girls hockey teams.
The King Philip High School girls hockey team and Friends of King Philip Walpole High School Hockey will be holding their annual Ski, Bake and Yard Sale Oct. 25-26 in the gravel parking lot at Wrentham Center. The sale will feature new and used skiing and snowboard equipment, along with homemade baked goods and other yard sale items. The event will be open from 9-4 Saturday and 10-3 Sunday.
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.
ï»¿Many players from both high school teams are members of our KPW girls hockey teams, so please show your support as they prepare for their high school seasons.ï»¿
KPW, Bruins partner on 'Little Bruins' program
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.