KPW partnering with Bruins in new introductory 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.
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 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. Registration for prospective players in Norfolk, Plainville, Walpole and Wrentham will open Sept. 19, and more information is available at http://bruins.nhl.com/littlebruins.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to KPW president Randy Yanoshak at
2014-15 season key dates
As we begin the 2014-15 season, here are some key dates to keep in mind for your planning. This list will be updated as we receive more information from our conferences.
Sept. 19: Pee Wee 1 and 2, Squirts, Girls U12 and Girls U10 games begin; Mite Half-Ice practice begins
Sept. 26: Mite 1 and 2 games begin; Instructional, Girls U8 and Girls In-House begin (note: these sessions will be held Saturday and Sunday mornings, but the times still are TBA)
Nov. 21: Midget and U19 playoffs begin
Dec. 5: SSC realigned schedule begins
Feb. 20 weekend: No SSC games (winter break)
March 15: Last day of regular season games for full-season SSC teams
DAJ Skillz will be holding an open house for King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey players interested in trying the high-quality off-ice training from former NHL players David A. Jensen and Glen Featherstone.
The free open house workout will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, and no registration is needed. Players should wear gym clothes and bring their helmet, gloves and stick.
We had an overwhelmingly positive response after partnering with DAJ last season, and we are glad to continue developing our relationship and offering such a high level of training to our players. DAJ Skillz Center is located at the back of Foxboro Sports Center, and you can learn more about this innovative facility by visiting its Web site: http://www.dajhockey.com/.
To address the recommendations last year's participants provided, we will offer one package this season: 13 sessions offered on alternating weeks for the entire season.
The sessions will be held at 7 p.m. every Tuesday beginning Sept. 9, and the cost for the 13-session package will be $225.
Each session will allow a maximum of 16 players, and we will attempt to group teammates and players of similar ages into the two sessions.
You can register now by going to the KPW Web site (www.kpwhockey.org) and clicking on the 'Register Online' link on the left-hand side.
Because of conflicts with school events, KPW has re-scheduled the team managers meeting to be held from 8-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at the board room in Foxboro Sports Center. We will review some key information to help our managers support their teams, as well as some other efforts KPW is planning this season. If you have any questions, please reach out to KPW president Randy Yanoshak at firstname.lastname@example.org.