Sno-King Jr Thunderbirds
Hello Sno-King 18U players!
We hope you have been enjoying your summer break, and are ready for the 2017-18 hockey season!
Sno-King has some exciting changes to the 18U hockey program this year (players born after 1999). Sno-King will have a 17U A1 team competing the in the MHL and PNAHA and two REC / C level teams playing in the MHL.
As a USA Hockey model association, Sno-King follows ADM Model guidelines. The 18U age group focuses on refining skills and game strategy and tactics to help athletes become better players.
The 18U A1 will practice three times a week, and the REC teams will share weekly full ice practices and have team small ice practices.
- 17U A1: will compete in MHL and PNAHA. Coach: Darren Tymshyshyn
- Recreation / C level: two teams, will compete in the MHL. Coaches TBA. Evaluation skates: mid-September
TBA dates will be announced on snokinghockey.com
Sno-King offers several early season scrimmages for all 18U age players. These scrimmages are optional, with no cost. Please encourage your players to participate; these sessions are a great way to warm up after a long summer away from the ice.
Please register for the evaluations/tryouts at www.snokinghockey.com
Our Sno-King coaches are committed to creating a positive impact on the lives of our players. Coaches follow the Positive Coaching Alliance principles, and, as part of our ADM Model association status, are up to date with all the latest player development techniques from USA Hockey. All coaches are certified in USA Hockey’s SafeSport, a key piece of Sno-King's on going player safety education program. Parents are encouraged to take this free course also: http://www.usahockey.com/safesporttraining
17U A1: Darren Tymshyshyn is a Level 4 hockey coach with more than 10 years coaching experience at Sno-King and will create a fun and competitive environment.
18U REC: TBA
17U A1: Team expenses in addition to the Sno-King player fees may include:
- Personal travel and accommodations
- Team tournament fees/expenses
- Team warm-ups, shells, dryland wear, bag
- Other miscellaneous expenses that the team may decide to undertake
18U REC: Team expenses in addition to the Sno-King player fees may include tournament fees and any personal travel/accommodation expenses.
17U A1 Tryouts:
- August 25: 6:15-7:30pm Kirkland Parent Meeting : TBD
- August 26: 3:30-4:45pm Kirkland
- August 27: 12:45-2:00pm Kirkland
REC / C team evaluations begin in mid-September. Dates will be posted to snokinghockey.com
For all 18U teams, the regular season practice schedule is available on snokinghockey.com. Regular season practices will begin after the selection/evaluation process is complete for all age groups, generally toward the end of September.
If you have any questions about the upcoming season do not hesitate to contact us or visit www.snokinghockey.com for more information.