Did you know that girls hockey is one of the fastest-growing youth sports* in the United States? Over the past 10 years, girls and women's hockey participation has grown by 34% across the US and more specifically 42% in the last 5 years at Sno-King. It is our goal to support and grow girls hockey participation and we are excited to continue to build on this year’s momentum in our planning for the 2021-2022 season.
In honor of International Women’s Day this week, we’d like to celebrate some important milestones plus reinforce our continued commitment to providing girls a variety of options to play hockey. This season we expanded our 8U-10U all-girls program adding new teams at the 12U & 14U age levels led by a strong group of experienced coaches. We are also fortunate to have other local competitive all-girls teams to play in addition to seeing other new opportunities being discussed for our female players across the area. We have seen amazing development at all age levels in both all girls and co-ed programs and are excited to see these girls continue to grow with us next season.
Another milestone this season was our ability to host the recent PNAHA Girls State Development camp which is the first step to sending players to USA Hockey’s District camp. We had 10 talented players participate at Select 15s (2006) and Select 14s (2007). We are extremely proud of our Sno-King participants and those invited to Districts. Congratulations ladies! In addition, for the first time ever our 14U girls team is heading to the 2021 Pacific District Championship Tournament in April.
Lastly, in addition to our all-girls program, we have also seen a tremendous interest in participation of our introductory hockey programs. For example, our recent Try Hockey for Free Day on February 20th had ~50% girls attend and our new Adult Learn to Play Session has ~35% female players. Our Staff and Board of Directors stand committed in delivering our mission of Building Players for Life by growing girls participation in hockey and offering a variety of programs for all skills and ages.
Best of luck with the remainder of the season and stay tuned for more info on what’s being planned for the 2021-2022 season! We’d also like to invite all girls to join us for a variety of co-ed spring and summer camps.
For more information about our girls program, please visit snokinghockey.com/girlshockey or contact our Executive Director, Clayton Rodgers.
We are excited to announce that the 2021 Spring and Summer Hockey camps and clinics have been posted and registration is now open! Visit our website page for more info.
The schedule includes a variety of exceptional hockey camps, clinics and off-season playing opportunities combined with highly qualified and experienced coaches, NHL alumni, and Sno-King Hockey Staff that bring a unique, fresh, and fun approach for players at all levels to develop their skills. Give your player the chance to try some new techniques, be challenged with a new approach and learn from our highly qualified hockey instructors including:
There are opportunities for all age groups and they cover a broad range of activities from power skating, stick handling, checking, shooting, defense, 3 X 3 games, goaltending and other fundamentals. These valuable hockey programs also continue fitness, strength, and motion while further enhancing skills to help prepare for the new 2021-2022 tryouts and hockey season.
Click the links below for a listing of our current available camps and clinics by each level:
The Sno-King Staff
With 4 days left in our Cookie Dough Fundraiser, our online orders are coming in STRONG with over 350 orders already placed! We are excited to see the collected TEAM ORDERS as they start rolling in at the end of the week. We have already reached 20% of our $20,000 fundraising goal so let’s keep the momentum going with online posts, sharing on neighborhood pages or some friendly Facetime calls to family or friends. Did you know that if each of our youth hockey players sold only 4 tubs we would be able to reach our fundraising goal? This is definitely attainable with everyone’s help!
KUDOS to these teams at the top of the leaderboard for ONLINE ORDERS:
All 3 lb. tubs of Cougar Mountain Premium Cookie Dough sell for just $17 each and make 4 dozen cookies. Online orders can be placed HERE or you can submit through your Team Manager.
ORDER DEADLINE: The last day for ONLINE or TEAM ORDERS is Sunday, February 14th. Order forms and brochures can be printed HERE. Please contact your Team Manager for the best way to submit your players orders. We have also received several questions about providing an equivalent cash donation instead of buying cookie dough so thought it might be helpful to share. An equivalent donation in lieu of cookie dough sales (goal of 4 tubs per player) would be roughly $35. Donations can be made at www.snokinghockey.com/donate. Thank you!
ORDER PICKUP: Order processing and delivery is expected to take 2-3 weeks. All orders will be scheduled for pickup at the rink of your choice. We will share more details once our Sno-King order is ready.
Thank you for your support! If you have any questions please reach out to one of our fabulous parent volunteers.
Leanne Nanakul, Youth Hockey Fundraising Lead and Parent to 8U, 10U and 14U Sno-King players (email@example.com)
Caty Stamp, Youth Hockey Fundraising Co-Lead and parent to 8U, 12U and 14U Sno-King players (firstname.lastname@example.org)