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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KPW 2018-19 introductory program registration open

King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey is accepting registrations for players interested in participating in our in-house introductory programs: 8U Development Program, Instructional Program or Girls In-House Program. In addition, some positions still are available for full-season travel teams.

Highlights of the 2018-19 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 22 games over the course of the season.
  • Skater skills: All full-season travel teams will have 10 small-group skills sessions throughout the season with Pro Ambitions.
  • Goalie skills: Goalies on 10U, 12U, 14U and 18U teams will participate in goalie skills sessions with StopIt and GDS.
  • 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 2018-19 teams generally will not change from the 2017-18 season:

  • Instructional Program: $499
  • Girls In-House Program: $849
  • 8U Development Program: $1,199
  • 8U and Girls 8U: $1,699
  • 10U, 12U, 14U, Girls 10U, Girls 12U and Girls 14U: $1,899
  • 18U and Girls 18U: $949
KPW summer skating series registration

King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey again will partner with local professional ice skating coaches to offer a Summer skating series to focus on the fundamentals of the proper stride, including posture, balance, stability, rhythm and strength, which translate to better power and speed. Already a strong skater? This series will fine-tune your stride to make sure it is as efficient as possible.

The 12-session program will cost $225 per skater and will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesdays May 23, 30; June 6, 13, 20, 27; July 11, 18, 25; and August 1, 8 and 15 at Norfolk Arena.

The summer series will be led by three experienced skating coaches:

  • Joanna Zehme has more than a decade of experience teaching group learn-to-skate and private figure skating and hockey skating skills. She has led the KPW skating technique classes for the last two seasons.
  • Sharon Judge has more than 30 years of coaching experience and now works exclusively with hockey players on skating technique and skills. This is Sharon's second year working with KPW.
  • Pam Cunningham has more than 25 years of experience teaching group learn-to-skate and learn-to-play classes as well as private figure and hockey skating lessons.  She has been the director of several learn-to-play hockey programs in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Each program will be limited to 24 skaters and will be broken into groups of approximately eight skaters of similar skill and age so everyone gets focused attention.

Skaters can register at

by posted 05/16/2018
KPW Girls U12B captures South Shore Conference crown in 3 OTs

KPW Girls U12B team wins SSC championship in 3 OTsThe King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey Girls U12B team rallied from a two-goal first-period deficit and survived a three-overtime marathon to win the South Shore Conference 12UB2 championship with a 3-2 win over Duxbury.

The Girls U12B team won the District 3 championship and finished second in the Mass Hockey Tier IV state tournament, before turning its attention to the conference tournament. 

Duxbury scored two goals in the first two minutes of the title game, but KPW answered with a goal late in the first period and tied the game with a second-period score. Duxbury nearly scored the game-winning goal with a 2-on-0 breakaway with 2 seconds left, but was snuffed at the buzzer. After two overtime periods with 5-on-5 skaters, the teams skated 4-on-4 in the third overtime, when KPW netted the winning goal.

The Girls U12B team includes Grace Campbell, Alexandria Cloutier, Sydney Cloutier, Ava Jowdy, Julia Kirk, Izzy LaFond, Brooklyn Levins, Katelyn Nicotera, Brooke Norwell, Ryley Ryan, Callie Schweitzer, Joy Xu-Allan and goalie Izzy Brown, with head coach Bruce Norwell and assistants Gary Campbell, Jim Kirk and Jeff Schweitzer.

by posted 04/01/2018
KPW Girls U12A team wins state championship

The King Philip Walpole Girls U12A team won the 2018-19 Mass Hockey Tier III state championship.

The King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey Girls U12A team won the sixth state championship in program history -- and third in the past four years -- by beating conference rival Duxbury, 2-1, Sunday afternoon at the Olympia Ice Center in Springfield.

KPW opened the tournament Friday night with a 3-0 win over the South Coast Panthers, then rolled to a 10-1 win over Natick and a 5-1 win over Andover in pool play Saturday to earn a spot in the tournament semifinals. KPW advanced to the championship game by beating Allston-Brighton, 7-1, earlier Sunday, while Duxbury knocked off the South Coast Panthers, 4-3, in the other semifinal.

The Girls U12A team includes Kerin Birch, Mara Boldy, Averie Bowen, Shaelan Clayton, Whitney Dacko, Elena Govoni, Cate Hart, Brielle Hearon, Kelly Holmes, Mallory Johnston, Kay Murphy and Emma Sullivan, and is coached by Kevin Birch, Steve Govoni and Steve Hearon.

by posted 03/18/2018
KPW receives Shaw's Foundation grant

King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey recently was selected to receive a $500 grant by the Shaw's in Sharon through the company's Shaw's Foundation, which honors nonprofit programs that support the community.

In addition, KPW can select one of its rinks for the Kraft Hockeyville contest, with a grand prize of $150,000 in rink upgrades to the winning town.

by posted 03/02/2018
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