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14U A1 Spring Tryouts June 5-7th Lloyd Shaw Named Coach!
by posted 04/17/2015
After a great '14-'15 campaign, which included a bronze medal at USA hockey Nationals, the Sno-King 14U program is already focusing on next season. Coach Lloyd Shaw, pictured above, is excited to be leading the charge as the A1 head coach. "We had a fun year and a great time competing for a National title, I am looking forward to assembling a top notch team next season! The first tryout is planned for June 5th through the 7th and is now open!
16U Midget Elite A1 Tryouts Set...Turner Stevenson Head Coach!
by posted 04/15/2015
Sno-King Hockey is pleased to announce upcoming tryouts for the 2015-2016 16U Elite A1 team, coached by former NHL player and WHL coachTurner Stevenson (pictured left). "I am excited to see the best 2000 and 1999 birth year players compete for a position at the end of May", said Coach Stevenson. "More practice slots, off-ice training and targeted Showcase tournaments are paramount at the 16U age level. We intend on focusing on these areas!"
The PNAHA District Selection camp was held in January but the names of the players progressing on weren't released until after the season concluded. For the 2000's and older this is part of the selection process for the USA Hockey National teams.
Congratulations to these Sno-King players and good fortune at the camps this spring.
Sno-King 14U Bantams Win State..Next Stop USA Hockey Nationals!
by posted 03/02/2015
14U Junior Thunderbirds to represent Washington State at the USA Hockey National Tournament
(March 1, 2015), Kirkland, WA - Sno-King 14U A2 Bantam hockey team, won the Pacific Northwest Amateur Hockey Association’s (PNAHA) State Championship this weekend in Spokaneearning a spot in the USA Hockey National 14U Tier II Tournament to be hosted in Salt Lake City, UT March 26-30.
The Junior Thunderbirds went undefeated in pool play, beating Sno-King’s A3 team (4-0), the Wenatchee Jr. Wild (4-2), and the Spokane Jr. Chiefs (5-4).
The ability to work cohesively as a team ultimately helped the Junior Thunderbirds go on to beat the Tacoma Rockets (4-2) in the semi-finals.The championship game, held against Seattle Junior’s AAA Bantam team, ended in a decisive 6-0 win – earning the team its second shutout of the weekend and qualifying them for the USA Hockey National Tournament later this month.
“This team competed with a lot of heart, class, and determination,” said Doug Kirton, Sno-King’s hockey director. “We’re excited they have the chance to represent Sno-King at the national level.”
Sno-King 14U A2 is coached by Lloyd Shaw and Corey Schwab, both of whom have previous professional hockey experience. The team has amassed an impressive season record (46 wins, 14 losses, 5 ties) and play in both the Pacific Northwest Amateur Hockey Association (PNAHA) and the Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association (PCAHA) leagues. Their invitational tournaments have included the Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey Tournament and Phoenix Invitational.
The Sno-King 14U A2 team consists of middle school and high school players with birth years 2000 and 2001 and hail from the Seattle area including Auburn, Everett, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kent, Maple Valley, Mercer Island, Renton, Sammamish, Seattle, Snohomish, and Woodinville. Embracing USA Hockey’s Long-Term Development Model, the team includes many multi-sport athletes including a participant in the 2013 Little League World Series, another attended USA Baseball National Development Camp, and a third is a West Coast Starz National Middle School Lacrosse athlete. Two of the players will be representing Washington State hockey at the USA Hockey Nationals for a second year in a row.