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Welcome to Knights Hockey!


The mission of the Knights is to provide boys and girls in the Finger Lakes region an opportunity to play ice hockey with an emphasis on promoting life lessons and skill development in a positive and friendly environment that will evolve into a lifelong passion for the sport of hockey.

 

 

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Beginner Hockey - Starts in January
12/13/2017
Registration is now open for boys and girls ages 4-8 to participate...
Schedule Reminders
12/08/2017
Dear Knights and Freeze Families, Please note - there will not...
Goalie Clinics Scheduled
12/07/2017
Knights Hockey has scheduled goalie clinics on the following...
Request for Volunteers
12/04/2017
We are forming a Beginner Hockey Volunteer Team.  This volunteer...
Al Vyverberg Hockey Camp at the GCCC!
12/01/2017
Holiday Break Hockey Camp! Sharpen your hockey skills this holiday...
Adopt a Brave is Here!!
11/14/2017
  Adopt a Brave is back!    This is a once-a-year...
Skills Sessions
10/25/2017
We are offering a 9-week skills sessions available to all teams.  These...
 
Beginner Hockey - Starts in January

Registration is now open for boys and girls ages 4-8 to participate in our beginner hockey program. This is a learn to skate program that will progress to basic stick handling and shooting skills. Registration is $75 for an 8-week program.  Our winter beginner hockey program will be held on Saturday mornings from January 6 - February 24, 2018

See Register Online link on left hand side of page. Note: players must also register online with USA Hockey (USAhockeyregistration.com).

Equipment loaner program is available on a first come, first served basis ($75 refundable deposit required). Equipment handout will occur on January 3 and January 4 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Canandaigua Civic Center.

Common questions are listed below. Should you have any further questions, please contact .

Can my child participate with no/little skating experience?  Absolutely.  Children who participate in beginner hockey have varying levels of skating experience. 

What equipment is required?   You must provide: skates and mouth guard. Other hockey equipment needed: helmet, gloves, shin guards and elbow pads.  These items are available for loan on a first come, first served basis and can be borrowed for a $75 refundable deposit due at time of pick-up. A jersey and hockey stick will be provided to all beginner skaters. 

Note: Skates rented at the rink need to be returned after each session, so the skates are available for other young skaters during the week.

Can my child use figure skates?  No, coaches ask that all beginners have hockey skates.  Bring your own or rent from the Greater Canandaigua Civic Center, while supplies last. For those planning to bring their own, new/used skates can be purchased for a nominal fee at various stores. 

What skate size should my child get?  This depends on the brand.  Typically it is 1-2 sizes smaller than shoe size. Greater Canandaigua Civic Center staff can help with fitting on rentals and most retailers can offer fitting assistance. We recommend this before purchase.

Do skates need to be sharpened?  If you have purchased new/used skates for your child, they will need to be sharpened. This can be done at the rink for a nominal fee.

Can I go on ice with skaters

We welcome volunteers who have played hockey or can skate. Requirements to do so include: helmet, skates and completing the Meghan’s Law screening on-line (see link below).  There is a $25 fee for this screening. The certificate of completion must be handed to a Canandaigua Knights Board representative before you can get on ice.  NYSAHA/USA Hockey Background Screening (On-line) - Also known as Meghan's Law: www.commercialinvestigationsllc.com/vssnysaha

 

What is the $75 registration fee used for?  Canandaigua Knights Hockey is run by many volunteers.  The money collected is primarily used for the cost of the ice and equipment.

 

Other helpful tips:

  • Plan to arrive at least 25 minutes early to dress your child in the hockey equipment, unless they come to rink dressed, to ensure they get on the ice on time.

  • Loose fitting pants are recommended (sweats/PJ bottoms).You want pants to fit over shin guards. This makes it easier for skater to stand…plastic shin guards are very slippery on ice.

  • We recommend you take the equipment out of the bag to dry when you get home each week.

  • We’ve been asked where children can get additional ice time to improve their skating.The Greater Canandaigua Civic Center (gccc.org) offers open skate times to the public. See their website for details.

 

Have Fun!  Build Confidence!  Play Hockey!

 

The mission of the Knights is to provide boys and girls in the Finger Lakes region an opportunity to play ice hockey with an emphasis on promoting life lessons and skill development in a positive and friendly environment that will evolve into a lifelong passion for the sport of hockey.

 

 


by posted 12/13/2017
Schedule Reminders

Dear Knights and Freeze Families,

Please note - there will not be a skills session tonight (12/8) due to the CA Braves home game. So, come on out to the GCCC anyway and support your KNIGHTS in Braves uniforms as they take on Brighton/ER/HF-L.  Puck drops at 7:00PM.  

Goalies - Coach Fitzpatrick is looking forward to seeing all of you tomorrow morning (12/9) from 7:00 - 7:50AM at the GCCC.  This goalie clinic is FREE and open to all goalies in the Knights organization.  

Our hockey skills sessions for skaters will resume next Friday (12/15). That evening's session will be led by Vince DeTomaso, skating and hockey skills coach for Evolve Hockey NY. Coach DeTomaso is an elite hockey consultant and professional power skating coach. His program and teaching philosophies are highly respected and considered to be some of the best in the Western NY region, with over 10 years of on-ice hockey skill development experience, as well as 10 years' experience in functional strength and conditioning. Coach DeTomaso has worked with players in the NHL, Major Junior, Jr. A, Jr. B, and collegiate levels, as well as several professional playsers from Europe.  

As a reminder, these skills sessions are FREE and open to all members of the Knights organization.  We hope to see you all next Friday!  

Lastly - registration for Al Vyverberg's Holiday Break Hockey Clinic at the GCCC is filling quickly! If you have not registered your skater for this clinic please do so today at the GCCC website (http://gccc.org). Have your hockey player sharpen their hockey skills under the expert instruction of Coach Vyverberg. Coach Vyverberg was the head coach at McQuaid High School for 30 years, coaching his teams to two state championships, and is Section V's all-time winningest coach in hockey. The camp runs from Tuesday, December 26 - Friday, December 29.  Sign up today! 

Good luck to everyone with games this weekend!  

Go Knights! Go Freeze!

Sincerely,

Your CKH Board


by posted 12/08/2017
Goalie Clinics Scheduled

Knights Hockey has scheduled goalie clinics on the following Saturday mornings from 7:00-7:50 a.m.:

December 9, 2017

December 23

January 6, 2018

January 20

January 27

February 3

If you have any questions, please contact Paul Fitzpatrick at Prfitz3@gmail.com or 716-535-7776.

 


by posted 12/07/2017
Request for Volunteers

We are forming a Beginner Hockey Volunteer Team.  This volunteer team is a much needed, off-ice support team. Training will be provided.

Duties include:  participating in equipment handout and collection; attending beginner hockey sessions (off ice); and help re-organize equipment room at end of season. Volunteers will not be required to attend every session, but we do have a need for several volunteers on each of the dates.

For the 2017-2018 season, volunteers are needed on the following dates:

December 16 & 23, 2017 from 9:15-10:30 a.m. - collect equipment

January 3 & 4, 2018 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. - equipment handout; walk in registration

January 6, 13 and 20 from 8:30-10:00 a.m. – walk in registration; welcome new families; address equipment issues; put names on helmets; monitor door to rink

January 27, February 3, February 10 – 8:45-10:00 a.m. – monitor door to rink; welcome/answer questions

February 17 & 24 from 9:15-10:30 a.m. – collect equipment

 

Requirements:  Willingness to commit up to 15 hours per year to support Beginner Program

Please contact Ulana Fuller at flfreeze2014@gmail.com if you are interested. 

 


by posted 12/04/2017
Al Vyverberg Hockey Camp at the GCCC!

Holiday Break Hockey Camp!

Sharpen your hockey skills this holiday season under the expert instruction of Coach Al Vyverberg. Coach Vyverberg was the head coach at McQuaid High School for 30 years, coaching his teams to two state championships, and is Section V's all-time winningest coach in hockey.  

Camp Dates:  Tuesday, December 26 - Friday, December 29

8:00AM - 9:00AM:  Squirt & Pee Wee (10U and 12U)

9:00AM - 10:00AM:  Bantam & Midget (14U and 18U)

Cost:  $50 per player

Register today at http://gccc.org

 

Have Fun! Build Confidence! Play Hockey!


by posted 12/01/2017
Adopt a Brave is Here!!

 

Adopt a Brave is back!   

This is a once-a-year opportunity for your Beginner Hockey through Pee Wee aged player!!

Come skate with your own CA Varsity Hockey Player.

Each player will be matched with a Braves hockey player for 50 minutes of on ice instruction and fun (goalies will be matched to goalies)

December 23rd, 5:00 - 5:50 pm  (players should be ready to go at 4:45 pm)

Skate with your Brave, grab a quick meal, and then join the Braves on the ice for the National Anthem as they get ready to play Geneseo.  Admission to the Braves game is included.

Registration is limited to the first 25 paid registrants.   Cost is $25 per participant.

Please see the flyer for registration details.   Completed registrations can be left in the Braves mailbox (next to the snack bar) at the rink.

Questions?  Please reach out to Kelly McMullen at kellycmcmullen@yahoo.com


by posted 11/14/2017
Skills Sessions

We are offering a 9-week skills sessions available to all teams.  These sessions are offered at no extra charge for your player.  We encourage all players to take advantage of this great opportunity and come to as many sessions as able. 

These skills sessions are offered on the following Friday nights and broken down as follows:

November 3

6:00 – 7:00PM: RWB + Squirt

7:00 – 8:00PM: Pee Wee + Bantam + Midget + Freeze

 

November 10

6:00 – 7:00PM: RWB + Squirt

7:00 – 8:00PM: Pee Wee + Bantam + Midget + Freeze

 

November 17

6:00 – 7:00PM: RWB + Squirt

7:00 – 8:00PM: Pee Wee + Bantam + Midget + Freeze

 

December 1

6:00 – 7:00PM: RWB + Squirt

7:00 – 8:00PM: Pee Wee + Bantam + Midget + Freeze

 

December 15

6:00 – 7:00PM: RWB + Squirt

7:00 – 8:00PM: Pee Wee + Bantam + Midget + Freeze

 

December 22

6:00 – 7:00PM: RWB + Squirt

7:00 – 8:00PM: Pee Wee + Bantam + Midget + Freeze

 

January 5

5:30 – 6:30PM: RWB + Squirt

 

January 12

6:00 – 7:00PM: RWB + Squirt

7:00 – 8:00PM: Pee Wee + Bantam + Midget + Freeze

 

January 26

6:00 – 7:00PM: RWB + Squirt

7:00 – 8:00PM: Pee Wee + Bantam + Midget + Freeze

 

 


by posted 10/25/2017
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