OUR MISSION IS BUILDING AND SUSTAINING THE 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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Welcome to Sno-King Hockey
A USA Hockey Model Association

 
Since 1964, Serving the Eastside with Youth Recreational, AA, and AAA Hockey Programs.

Train and Learn with the Professionals

Doug Kirton - Hockey Director

Jason Quinn - Goalie Director    

Jamie Huscroft - Director of Facilities

USA Hockey Coaching Clinics in Tacoma on November 22-23rd

Level 1, 2 and 3 are set for November 22nd-23rd in Tacoma.

Please click here to register before the classes fill up.

 

 


posted 10/25/2014
Doug Kirton Inducted into Hall of Fame

 

 

 

Congratulations to Sno-King Hockey Director, Doug Kirton.

Doug was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame in his home town. 

Click on the picture for more details.

 

 


posted 10/19/2014
Sno-King 14u Teams succeed at CDN Thanksgiving Tournaments

14u A1 on the left 14u A3 on the right

Sno-King 14u Select Teams were champions at CDN Thanksgiving Tournaments this past weekend.

The A1 team won the Seafair Tier 1 tournament including victories over two Group 1 PCAHA teams. 
The A2 team won the B side of the Seafair Tier 2 tournament.
The A3 team won the North Vancouver Tier 4 tournament.

Congratulations to the players and coaches for all their efforts.  Click on the links above to see expanded details on their team pages. 


posted 10/14/2014
IIHF World Girls' Hockey Weekend Jamboree a Huge Success


Sno-King hosted a Girls' Hockey Jamboree on Saturday, October 11th to help celebrate IIHF's World Girls' Hockey Weekend. The event was a big success, with 44 girls in attendance, three cross-ice games, a party and sweet Sno-King Girls' Hockey T-shirts for all! Check out more pictures on the Sno-King Jr Thunderbirds Girls Hockey Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/SnoKingGirlsHockey, and get information about our programs on our web page: girls.snokinghockey.com


by posted 10/13/2014
Sno-King 14U Top Teams Playing in Top Tournament

Sno-King is excited to announce that its top two 14U teams have been accepted to the prestigious Kamloops International Tournament.  This is one of the biggest tournaments in western North America, and in 2006, The Hockey News named it the Top Bantam Hockey Tournament in the world.  Coaches Turner Stevenson (A1) and Lloyd Shaw (A2) will take their teams up against some of the top Bantam teams around.  To expose our players to scouts at the tournament, Sno-King matched top players from associations all over Washington as well as Oregon with the best coaches.  We're thrilled to see them playing at such a high level.  Good luck to both teams!


posted 09/02/2014
Sno-King Announces Sled Hockey Program

Sno-King Hockey has partnered with Seattle Adaptive Sports to create the Sno-King Thunderbird Sled Hockey program. 
Click here for the full press release.

Try Sled Hockey Free!

We are looking for players of all ages and abilities to come try the sport with no obligation nor cost.

Click on one of the upcoming sessions below to register to ensure equipment will be available.

Sunday, July 13th.
Sunday, August 10th.


posted 07/07/2014
Sno-King Bantam Elite A1 To Compete at Prestigious Tournament

Sno-King Amateur Hockey Association program is pleased to announce that the Bantam Elite A1 team has been accepted into the prestigious Compuware Honeybaked AAA Invitational Tournament. The tournament is considered one of the premier showcases in the country and attracts the top ranked clubs from around the nation. Click on the tournament link above for a complete list of teams and go to my.hockeyrankings.com to see the success of these teams during the 2013-14 season.

Coach Turner Stevenson was very pleased with this news and is looking forward to getting started with the season. “Playing in the PCAHA allows us the freedom to be selective when choosing top showcase tournaments. We are able to keep the cost affordable and provide high level competition and exposure for our players. Honeybaked and Compuware are very high end programs and we look forward to the challenge at the end of September."


posted 07/03/2014
U14 Western Regional Development Camp Champs

           

Turner Stevenson (pictured top left), Sno-King's Elite A1 Bantam coach was invited to the USA Hockey Western Regional High Performance Camp in Colorado Springs and just returned from the five day camp.  Sno-King's Hockey Director, Doug Kirton, was recruited by USA Hockey to return as a coach at this event also.
This is a very unique camp as it utilizes the concepts of the American Development Model (ADM) and Long Term Athletic Development (LTAD).  The camp takes place on the Colorado College Campus with 10 teams comprised of the top 200 players from: Rocky Mountain (AZ,CO,ID,NM,UT,OK,TX), Pacific (CA,OR,WA,NV.HW,AK) and Northern Plains (MT,ND,SD,WY) Districts of USA Hockey.

The entire coaching staff was comprised of coaches from across the US in all levels of professional, college, junior and prep school hockey programs.  The focus of the camp is on player development and education.  The coaches spend 5 days collaborating on practice plans and structure, team building, and coaching philosophy and put it all into practical application on the ice with the players. Coach Turner would like to congratulate the Washington participants for representing the State. They were Dawson Butt, Donald Cribbs, Luke Frost, Kenny Gill, Sam Myers, Conner Pitlick, Braden Sanchez, Jakob Stevenson, DJ Tamburo, Easton Thomas, Dawson Tritt, Marco Valenti, Tyler Wong, Jake Zalud, Elliot Bucci, Conall Muldoon, Cameron Crispeno and Nic Fitzmaurice.


posted 06/25/2014
Tahoma High Wins 2014 High School Hockey Title


by posted 03/27/2014
Sno-King Ice Arenas Signs Purchase Agreement for KVIC

The 50th Season of Sno-King Hockey continues to be memorable both on and off the ice.  

 

  • In September, USA Hockey selected Sno-King as an American Development Model Association, reflecting how Hockey Director Doug Kirton and our volunteer coaches have embraced the principles of long term athletic development.  
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  • In January, thanks to the photography of member parent Chris Colgan, we graced the cover of USA Hockey Magazine and entered the homes of over half a million hockey players.
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  • In February, we held our annual fundraising auction, which was a big success thanks to the generosity of the Sno-King family.
  • Over the last couple weeks, our hockey teams' season culminated in games and tournaments around the state and the country.

But today I have perhaps the most exciting and dramatic announcement yet. . .

 

Sno-King Ice Arenas has reached an agreement to purchase the Kent Valley Ice Centre

 

. . .subject to feasibility, financing and court approval.

 

The Board of Directors, staff members, and I are thrilled to add Kent Valley Ice Centre to our portfolio of rinks.  It's an excellent, established facility with an active and loyal customer base, a solid revenue stream, and a supportive partnership with the City of Kent.  In the experienced hands of Sno-King’s Director of Facilities, Jamie Huscroft, Kent Valley Ice Centre will enhance Sno-King's ability to excel in serving our purpose and mission to support youth hockey and on-ice athletics. 

 

By combining our efforts across all three facilities, we will quickly realize economies of scale and hope to give patrons of each rink more opportunities at the rink closest to their homes.  In fact, our customers and members are drawn to Sno-King from a wide geographic area, including many from South King County and northern Pierce County.  For these folks and for their northern counterparts near the Snohomish/King County area, the dream of spending less time driving to the rink and more time on the ice can soon become a reality.

 

As the transaction is being finalized, I will be spending time with the leadership of the Kent Valley Hockey Association, a tenant of the facility.  KVHA has a talented leadership and membership who also have a great relationship with the Seattle Thunderbirds.  We will want to leverage those strengths to continue to grow Kent into a thriving and affordable hockey program for years to come.

 

Our membership has such a strong volunteer spirit that I know many of you will immediately ask, "How can I help?"  We will be busy tending to the details of completing the official transaction and then must quickly pivot to planning our programming for next season.

 

Registration will open early this year - the best way you can help is to register your kids early for the next season so that we can best plan our ice schedules and programming.

 

I can't promise that our 51st Season will have quite as many dramatic announcements as the 50th Season, but I hope you will agree that the future of Sno-King is looking very bright and I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen next!

 

Regards, Gordon Brown

Executive Director (Sno-King Hockey Association / Sno-King Ice Arenas)


by posted 03/18/2014
Team Seattle 14u Minor Wins State T2 Championship

Congratulations to the Team Seattle 14u Minor team who won the PNAHA State Tier 2 championship in a hard fought and exciting 2-1 victory over Spokane.  Spokane tied the game with less than a minute left and then Team Seattle scored the winning goal with 10.5 seconds left in the 3rd period. 

They will represent the state at the USA Hockey Nationals in Hackensack, NJ at the beginning of April. 
Click here for the 14u Nationals page that will have all the schedules, scores and standings.

You can also help the team's fundraising efforts by making a donation at www.gofundme.com/teamseattle14u
Your donation will be made to Sno-King Hockey, and the proceeds will benefit Team Seattle 14u Minor.

Good fortune at Nationals!


posted 03/06/2014
Try Hockey Free March 1st at Sno-King Kirkland
Register online at www.tryhockeyforfree.com and select our Sno-King Kirkland rink.
Hope to see you there!



by Jenn Wood posted 02/19/2014
Auction Raises over $63k!

Thank you to all that helped make the 2014 Sno-King Fundraiser Auction a huge success.  It was a fun evening with good eats, good drinks, good friends and all in the name of a great cause. 

Over 200 members, family, friends and staff attended the event. 

A big thank you to our auction co-chairs, Kathie Roth-Johnson and Joanie Wojcicki for all their passion and efforts and to Brenda Darnbrough who goes above and beyond the call of duty every year for this important event.
 

Thank you to all of the membership for their donations/procurements/assistance. To the Midget Team Seattle and 18u players that helped work the event and load/unload trucks.

 

Thank you to all the attendees that bought items, donated to the scholarship fund, taunted their friends into bidding just a bit more J and who stuck around for the entire evening despite the big white flakes that were coming down.  

 

If you attended the event, please check your pile of items that you brought home.  We are missing a couple items and they may have gotten into your stuff mistakenly.  Let Brenda know if you have something extra or are missing something.


The event raised a bit over $63,000, which goes toward

  • Need-based scholarships - over $12,000 was pledged for kids who could not afford to play hock