OUR MISSION IS BUILDING AND SUSTAINING A PREMIER REGIONAL HOCKEY PROGRAM BY PROVIDING QUALITY EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND SUCCESS OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN HOCKEY AND IN LIFE SKILLS WE ARE BUILDING PLAYERS FOR LIFE

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Sno-King Amateur Hockey Association
Address: 14326 124th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034 
Phone: 425.821.7133
 

Facebook: @Snokinghockey
Twitter: @SnoKinghockey
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Our Team:

Dave Blanchard
Executive Director

Phone: 425.821.7133 Ext 102
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Dave joined Sno-King in September 2017. As Executive Director he is responsible for implementing the Board of Director’s policies and directives and oversees all aspects of Sno-King’s operations.

Prior to joining Sno-King, Mr. Blanchard served as the President of a large land development and homebuilding company in the Seattle area. He brings a broad-based set of business skills developed during an almost 40 year career as a CPA, banking executive, real estate development executive and leader of organizations.   

Raised in California, he graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in business. Dave was an avid participant in several competitive sports through his high school years and played two years of college football. He later coached several youth sports teams (football, basketball and soccer) and volunteered as a team manager when his son played for Sno-King.

Believing that youth sports provide invaluable lessons and experiences to prepare young people to lead productive and fruitful lives, Dave hopes to continue Sno-King’s long tradition of service to the community while helping to expand the opportunities for more young people to enjoy and benefit from participating in youth hockey. He is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such an excellent professional staff dedicated to Building Players for Life. 

Dave is married to Catherine, his wife of 33 years, and they have three children.  

 

Doug Kirton
Hockey Director

Phone: 425.821.7133 Ext 101
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Doug Kirton joined Sno-King in 2008 as director of youth hockey and he oversees all of Sno-King’s youth hockey programs and player development. He has been an avid supporter of USA Hockey’s ADM program and its emphasis on long term development. 

As a player, Doug attended Colorado College on a full hockey scholarship and graduated with a BA in History in 1990. From there Doug had a prominent professional career including being drafted by the New Jersey Devils in 1986 and playing 10 years in Germany.

Doug is committed to the success of player development. He has an extensive coaching background with many accomplishments:

Sno-King Hockey Director for 10 years  ~  USA Level 1-3 Coaching Instructor ~ USA Hockey Coaching Masters (Level 5) ~ USA Hockey Age Appropriate Module(Certified 8U-18U) ~ -USA Hockey ADM Model Club Facilitator  ~ Safesport Certified ~ PNAHA ADM Director ~ B.C Hockey Coach Field Evaluator ~ USA Hockey/PNAHA State  Evaluator  ~  W.R.H.P Head Coach   ~  Professional Skill Development Coach  ~ Narce Hockey Director Course Certified 

 

Jamie Huscroft
Operations Manager, Sno-King Ice Sports

Phone: 425.254.8750
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In serving as is the Operation Manager, Jamie oversees the facilities and all non-youth hockey operations related to the Sno-King Ice Arenas in Kirkland and Renton. This includes overseeing the adult hockey leagues and spring and summer programs, optimizing ice utilization, managing all the facilities and equipment and ensuring that excellent customer service is provided to those visiting the ice arenas.

During his over 14 year stay as a part of the Sno-King community, Mr. Huscroft has been instrumental in ensuring our facilities are in top notch shape and economically successful. He can also often be seen helping out at youth hockey practices on the ice, encouraging a young player off the ice or volunteering for numerous charitable causes. 

Drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the 1985 NHL Draft., he spent 5 years with New Jersey's top AHL affiliate in Utica, and also managed to appear in 65 NHL games for the Devils before moving to the Boston Bruins organization in 1992. He managed to crack Boston's NHL roster for good midway through the 1993–94 season, and stuck in the NHL for the next 6 seasons, also suiting up for the Calgary Flames, Tampa Bay Lightning, Vancouver Canucks, Phoenix Coyotes, and Washington Capitals.

Since leaving the NHL, Jamie has coached in the WHL with the Spokane Chiefs and served as the Hockey Director at Sno-King.  Jamie also has an extensive coaching background: 

2018 USA Hockey National Development Camp ~ Professional Skill Development Coach ~ USA Hockey/PNAHA State Evaluator ~ Head Instructor Sno-King Hockey Camps/Clinics ~ USA Level 1-3 Coaching Instructor ~  USA Hockey Coaching Level 4 ~ Safesport Certified ~  Seattle Selects Head Coach ~ Head Instructor for SKAHL Camps/Clinics

 

Brenda Darnbrough
Office Manager

Phone: 425.821.7133
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Brenda began her career with Sno-King in 1993 and has been a big contributor to its success through the years. She began her time here working at the bingo hall until 2000 helping to generate the needed funds to maintain Sno-King’s operations. She also worked part time in the accounting office from 1995-1997 in addition to her role with bingo.  In 2000, Brenda began working in the SKAHA office as an assistant bookkeeper, then took over all bookkeeping duties within 3 months and added the role of Receptionist and Hockey Registrar.  As the Office Manager, Brenda continues to wear several hats at Sno-King and is always lending a helpful hand to the Sno-King community.

As to her time at SKAHA:  “It has been a pleasure working with the wonderful staff throughout the years as well as the wonderful families that make SKAHA a great Hockey Organization. I look forward to the many exciting opportunities on the horizon for Sno-King.”

 

Andrew Birnbrich
Program Manager

Phone:  425.821.7133 Ext 106
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As the Program Manager for Sno-King, Andrew has a hand in almost everything off the ice related to youth hockey. He is responsible for ice and referee scheduling for teams, organizing and running tournaments and acting as the Association registrar.

Andrew comes from Columbus, Ohio with a degree in Web Development. He grew up an excellent swimmer and competed through college, attaining All-American status in high school. Wanting to stay in the sport he started coaching and assisted in the management of local youth swim clubs. Hockey quickly caught his interest after the creation of the Columbus Blue Jackets, but the passion has grown exponentially over the past decade to the point where he now plays multiple times a week.

Working at Sno-King has allowed Andrew to continue growing that passion while staying in the fun and rewarding world of youth sports. Andrew lives in Renton with his wife Casie and their cat Leo.  

 

Dee Murphy
Communitcations and Community Relations Manager

Phone:  682-220-1903
Email:    ee@SnoKingHockey.com

Dee serves as Sno-King's Communications and Community Relations Manager.  In that role she is responsible for managing all communications, both internal and external, including publishing the newsletter, managing the organization’s websites and Facebook pages, facilitating social media interactions, creating collateral promotional material, reaching out to inform the Sno-King community and other communication and community related responsibilities.

Hockey has been a big part of Dee’s life as she spent 10 years supporting her husband’s professional hockey career including time spent in the NHL. Later, she joined Sno-King in 2008 and spent the last 10 years with Sno-King Ice Arena’s as their Marketing Manager.  She brings extensive experience with the administrative aspects of youth hockey and of managing ice arenas as well as a keen sense of the needs .
 
 Dee is currently working on many projects that involve building Sno-King's Hockey Community with the goal to  keep everyone informed and involved in what is happening in our community, on our teams and in our ice arenas.
 
 "Hockey has given my family and I such an amazing life with so many experiences, as well as, friendships in hockey communities across the country and in Canada. I will be forever grateful to the sport and love that I can give back through our youth hockey players and their families."   
 
 Dee is married to Dan who is currently is a Head Coach for Get Ready Hockey Camp.  They have a daughter Madaleine who is 13. 
 
 

Jenn Wood
Learn to Play Director

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Jenn Wood is a USA Hockey Level 4 coach who has been coaching in the Seattle area for ten years, at all levels from Beginners up through Midget. She has been skating and playing hockey in one form or another for her entire life. She is passionate about growing hockey in the Seattle region, for boys and especially about creating opportunities at all levels for girls. Coaching beginners is the best part of her week, and she feels honored to be the first hockey coach for thousands of kids all over the area! Jenn also has three kids in hockey, and is a private math tutor on the side. 

 

 

 

 

 

Darin Campbell
Director of Goalie Development

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Darin Campbell was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He grew up in Calgary, Alberta and like most Canadian boys played hockey and baseball.

After attending Eastern Oregon State University for 2 years on a baseball scholarship, he transferred to Washington State University where he earned a degree while majoring in Agronomy. After graduation, it wasn’t too long before he returned to the ice but this time as a coach. He has spent the last 18 years helping goalies of all ages in goaltender development.

Darin was recently appointed Assistant Goalie Development Coordinator for PNAHA. He will be helping coordinate local association goalie instructors up and down the I-5 corridor and working closely with the Head PNAHA GDC Mike Landry. He also assists at the USA hockey district camp in San Jose as goalies are evaluated for selection for national development programs.

In his spare time, Darin plays in the men’s hockey league and in the off season you will find him on the golf course in his spare time. At home, he loves to spend time with his two dogs, Gretzky and Hextall. 

“I like coaching at Sno-King because I think we have a good grasp of how to build and maintain a strong hockey program from the ground up.” 

 

David Min
Skills Coach

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As Head Skills Coach for Sno-King, David focuses on hockey skill development for all ages starting from Hockey 1 to 18U teams. David provides a fun and challenging experience for players through creative drills and positive attitude. He is also in charge of Skills Night at Sno-King Renton where players focus on specific hockey skills during the season along with other camps and private training. 

David was born in Seoul, Korea where he began his hockey journey. He grew up playing for Sno-King and Team Seattle from Squirt to 16U. David received received the John D Macdonald award, Sno-King's most prestigious player award. He went on to play junior and prep hockey, and attended Asia pro-league camps. He has returned to the Seattle area to finish his college degree.  

Received Scholarship to attend Banff Hockey Academy  ~ NA3HL Silver Cup Champions (2016) ~ John Macdonald Award (2010) ~ Sno-King REP Player of the Year (2009) ~ USA Hockey Level 1 ~ Safesport Certified ~ PNAHA State Evaluator (2018) ~ Seattle Selects 12U Head Coach