King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey is a non-profit USA Hockey-registered community hockey organization for boys and girls from Norfolk, Plainville, Walpole and Wrentham, with a tradition dating back more than 40 years.

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More skills, midweek practices and boot camp highlight 2017-18

Expanding our focus on skills development for skaters and goalies, adding more midweek practices and continuing the preseason boot camp, King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey is excited to announce plans for the 2017-18 season, and to open team registration.

Registration now is open for all players interested in participating on KPW travel teams during the 2017-18 season. All players must register by April 3, 2017, and submit the initial tuition payment to be considered for a team. Players interested in the 8U Development Program, Instructional Program or Girls In-House Program can register now as well.

Highlights of the 2017-18 season include...

  • Players on full-season boys and girls travel teams at the 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U levels will receive more than 75 hours of on-ice training and play 25-30 games over the course of the regular season.
  • Short-season 18U teams will play approximately 12 games, with two practices per week, to prepare players for the start of the high school season.
  • 8U Development Progam players will practice twice and play one half-ice game a week in KPW's in-house league, with 20-22 games over the course of the season.
  • Skater skills: All full-season travel teams will have two skills sessions a month with a professional skills provider.
  • Goalie skills: Goalies on all full-season and short-season travel teams will participate in goalie skills sessions with StopIt and GDS, as well as on-ice training with KPW goalie coaches.
  • KPW will continue to practice out of rinks in Foxboro, Franklin, Norfolk and Attleboro, ensuring we have enough ice for all of our hockey needs and our families can have access to a variety of local facilities.

The tuition for 2017-18 teams also is little changed from last season:

  • Instructional and Girls In-House Programs: $499
  • 8U Development Program: $1,199
  • Girls 8U: $1,299
  • Travel 8U: $1,699
  • 10U, 12U, 14U, Girls 10U, Girls 12U and Girls 14U: $1,899
  • 18U and Girls 18U: $949

Registration is available at https://leagueathletics.com/Registration/Default.asp?n=43178&org=HTP.KPWHOCKEY.ORG or by clicking on the 'Register Online' link on the left side of the KPW Web site.

KPW teams still alive in conference playoffs

A hectic and rugged weekend of conference playoffs has four King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey teams still chasing conference championships, four teams poised to begin playoffs this week and five teams eyeing consolation games.

KPW's most thrilling game of the weekend was one of its last, when the Bantam B2 Red team pulled out a 2-1 overtime win over Tri-County Sunday in the South Shore Conference Bantam B2 Re playoffs, setting up a semifinal game Friday against WHK.

Three other teams kept alive their hopes of a conference championship:

  • The Bantam B team rolled to its biggest victory of the season, a 9-2 win over Barnstable that put them in the semifinals against top-seeded Braintree Saturday in Canton.
  • The Squirt B Re division regular-season champion Squirt B2 Red knocked off Milton, 4-1, and will meet Falmouth in the semifinals Saturday in Randolph.
  • The Girls U12 team hung on for a 4-3 win over Belmont in their Middlesex Yankee Conference Girls Hockey League quarterfinal, setting up a semifinal matchup against the Mass Bay Warriors Sunday.

In other games:

  • The Squirt C team posted a 5-1 win over Duxbury Sunday, capping a 3-0 run in the Yankee Conference squirt fifth bracket and setting up a game against Plymouth Green Saturday.
  • The Pee Wee C team dropped a 3-0 loss to the Cyclones in the Yankee Conference pee wee first bracket pool, and will play in the consolation game Sunday.
  • KPW's Mite A, Mite B and Mite B2 teams all will play in consolation final games next weekend after falling in the semifinals Sunday.

Meanwhile, the state champion Girls U14 Red team, as well as the Girls U14 White, Girls U10 and Squirt B2 White teams, all open the postseason this week.

Good luck to all our teams!


by posted 03/26/2017
KPW Squirt B2 Red wins SSC regular-season crown

The King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey Squirt B2 Red team won the South Shore Conference Squirt B2 Re regular-season title.The King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey Squirt B2 Red team won the South Shore Conference Squirt B2 Re regular-season championship and earned the top seed in the post-season conference tournament.

The Reds went 15-2-1 and earned 31 points to edge second-place Norwood and Duxbury, who tied with 29, and earn a first-round bye. KPW opens the postseason Sunday afternoon against the winner of the Milton-Hingham first-round game.

Congratulations to our players, coaches and families!


by posted 03/24/2017
USA Hockey changes division names

USA Hockey began transitioning to new, age-based names for its age divisions this past season, and King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey will join our leagues and Mass Hockey in using the new classifications in 2017-18.

For reference, teams now will be named 8U (formerly mites), 10U (squirts), 12U (pee wees), 14U (bantams) and 18U (midgets), while girls teams will continue to be indicated as Girls 8U, Girls 10U, Girls 12U, Girls 14U and Girls 18U. Old habits die hard, so we still might have some occasional references to the old names, but the new naming classification should help provide clarity to people unfamiliar with the former names.


by posted 03/24/2017
KPW U14 White's Squires selected to state festival

King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey U14 White player Hannah Squires was selected to participate in the 2017 Massachusetts Hockey CCM High Performance Festival, the first step along the path to the 2017 USA Hockey National Development Camps.

Squires is one of just 56 Massachusetts players born betwen 2000-2003 to be selected for the camp, which will be held April 21-23 at the New England Sports Center in Marlboro.

Squires will join former KPW player Katie Holmes, who holds the King Philip High School single-season scoring record and now is a sophomore at the Williston Northampton School. Holmes recently verbally committed to attend Northeastern University when her high school career ends.

The complete list is available on the Mass Hockey Web site, and players interested in being selected for the camp still can try out March 26.


by posted 03/21/2017
KPW Girls U14 Red captures state championship

The King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey Girls U14 Red team won the 2016-17 Mass Hockey Tier IV championship

The King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey Girls U14 Red team captured the fifth state championship in program history after posting its third straight shutout win in the Tier IV state tournament Sunday at Bridgewater.

KPW allowed just one goal in the four-game tournament, but that goal came with 15 seconds left in a 1-0 loss to Andover in the opening game. KPW didn't allow another goal after that, posting 4-0 shutouts over Weymouth and Yarmouth-Dennis to set up a rematch with Andover with the state championship on the line.

The momentum continued in the title game, where KPW rolled to a 3-0 win to seal the first state championship by a KPW girls team. KPW also played in the U14 Tier III state championship games in 2013-14 and 2014-15.

The KPW U14 Red team includes Nicole Brady, Tori Claypoole, Morgan Cunningham, Libby Curran, Katerina Dimacopoulos, Emma Garabedian, Ellen Giusti-Kizik, Madelyn Krupwich, Tess Marchi, Abigail Nixon, Sydney O’Shea, Jordyn Remmes, Gabby Trujillo, Jessica Widdop and Karly Willson, and is coached by Ronnie O'Shea, Ken Brady, Greg Curran and Peter Nixon.

Congratulations to all our players, coaches and families on their outstanding success!


by posted 03/19/2017
Key dates for 2016-17 season

Some key dates as we head into the second half of the KPW season:

  • Feb. 5 (Super Bowl Sunday): No SSC games or any KPW practices will be scheduled to start after 3:30
  • Feb. 25-26: No SSC games
  • March 11: Beginning of Yankee Conference playoffs
  • March 19: Last weekend of SSC, Middlesex regular-season games
  • March 25: Beginning of SSC, Middlesex playoffs
  • April 9: All playoffs completed

by posted 01/10/2017
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