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
Registration open for KPW, Boston Bruins Learn to Play program

King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey again will partner with the Boston Bruins to play host to the Bruins Academy Learn to Play program, a four-week program to introduce first-time players age 4-9 to ice hockey, and a special pre-registration now is open.

The program costs just $100 and includes a full set of equipment that players can keep, as well as four weeks of on-ice instruction by KPW's certified coaches and NHL alumni. Most players then will participate in a KPW full-season introductory program.

The sessions will be held Oct. 20, Oct. 27, Nov. 3 and Nov. 10 from 10:50-11:50 a.m. at Foxboro Sports Center.

Early registration is available at https://learntoplay.nhl.com/bruins; enter code KPWYH25 in the Promo Code box in the top right to access the system.


by posted 06/20/2018
KPW named South Shore Conference program of the year

King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey was named the South Shore Conference program of the year for the 2017-18 season, an honor capping a season that included a state champion Girls U12A team and state runner-up Girls U12B team.

The Program of the Year Award is selected by the SSC's board of directors to recognize the program that demonstrates sportsmanship, competitiveness, integrity and ethics, and marks the first time KPW has been selected for the honor since joining the conference in 2012.


by posted 05/23/2018
KPW alum Hannah Squires invited to USA Hockey Select Camp

King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey alumna Hannah Squires of Norfolk was selected to particiapte in the USA Hockey National Girls Player Development Camp after a series of tryouts in recent months.

Squires, who just completed her freshman year at Mount St. Charles Academy, is one of just 34 Massachusetts players born in 2003 who were selected to attend the national team camp.

The Girls Under-18 Select Camp, for players born in 2001 through 2003, will be held July 23-29 in Biddeford, Maine, following the Massachusetts Select Camp June 8 -10.


by posted 05/21/2018
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
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