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Bantam T2 Takes Second in Spokane

posted 12/05/2012

Three days. Five games. Amazing effort. Tremendous heart!! Our SnoKing Bantam AA team took a solid 2nd place at the Spokane Bantam Fall Classic AA Tournament November 30-December 2. The weekend began with a loss to Spokane on Friday night, but quickly picked up momentum with a win against Creston B.C. Saturday morning (9-2). After a break in the day, the boys posted a victory against High River (5-4) Saturday evening. Many celebrated that win with a frigid ice bath (something Coach Shammah learned from Boston College Div 1 hockey coach Brooke Whitney) and an early turn in that night. The work continued Sunday morning, with our boys grinding out a huge "W" in the semi-final game against Portland (4-3) to advance to the final game against Spokane. Although the host team ended up taking 1st place, our mighty T-Birds headed home with the 2nd place trophy in hand.

The team, coaches and parents would like to give a special shout out to the Bantan B All Star Team for also taking 2nd place in their division that weekend!

Back on I-90 and off to Tri-Cities December 8-9.

A notable weekend event includes the induction of a new member to the SnoKing Bantam AA Broken Bone Club. Jimmy Frey joins the current roster of Daniel Zenkovich and Connor Loos. Jimmy fractured his radius bone in his forearm in the game Saturday against Creston B.C. He was a trooper throughout the weekend, and plans to re-jion the team by February. In case anyone is interested, membership in this exclusive Club is officially closed.


Sno-King Bantam B State Team Take 2nd at Spokane B Classic

posted 12/04/2012

The Sno-King Bantam State team went 3-1-1 at the Spokane Bantam B Fall Classic Tournament at the Eagle Ice Arena in Spokane, November 30th to December 2nd.

The squad kicked off the weekend with a game against the Kootenay Jr. Ice. Although the team came out very strong, good goaltending by the Jr. Ice lead to a 3-3 tie.  

For their second game, the team faced off against the Boise Hawks, which proved to be a physical and challenging game, but ended with a 4-1 win. 

Game 3 was a match up against the hometown Spokane Jr. Chiefs.  Once again the team was victorious, winning 3-0.During the first round of playoffs on Sunday morning the team played the Spokane Jr. Chiefs.  After a hard fought game by both teams, Sno-King advanced to the championship with a 1-0 win.     

The team closed out the weekend with the Championship game versus the Boise Hawks. With renewed energy, the Hawks proved to be a fierce opponent.  The Bantam B team fell short losing to Boise and taking second place in the tournament.   With a great showing both offensively and defensively, and with each of the goalies posting shut outs over the weekend.

It was a great first tournament for the Bantam B team, Coach Anderson and Coach Stevenson.


Sno-King Coaches Helping To Grow The Girls' Game!

posted 11/15/2012

Click on photo for more pics.

Sno-King is experiencing excitement on the female side of it's hockey programs. There are more girls playing the game as well as three female coaches adding their expertise. Beth Martin(interview), Tani Midgarden and Jenn Wood have made significant contributions to the Sno-King program and are always looking for new ways to get the girls involved in the game. They recently held a girls Try Hockey Day and had a fantastic turnout.

Click here for full USA hockey story on the present state of girls hockey.


Sno-King Hockey Committed To Youth Goalie Development

posted 06/13/2012

Former Stanley Cup Winner and San Jose Shark Goalie Director Corey Schwab (pictured top right) has procured an extensive amount of new Vaughn goalie gear for the Sno-King Mite and Squirt program. "With the new style of goalie techniques being developed it was imperative that our youngsters use the proper equipment. This modern goalie gear allows kids to move correctly and have maximum goal coverge when going into a butterfly position for example." stated Schwab.
Dan Murphy, former NHL Pro, College All American and current Sno-King goalie director(pictured inset) is thrilled with the commitment made towards the goalie position. He is excited to see the gear in action this fall during practice and at the free weekly Sno-King goalie clinic at Castle Ice. Dan is also available throughout the summer with various goalie clinics. Click here for the details.

Spring 3 On 3 at Castle Ice!

by webmaster posted 02/13/2012


"The small ice at Castle is proving to be one of the best venues for developing hockey players. Kids that can make good decisions in high traffic areas, with less time/space become more confident and quickly adjust to the higher levels of play ! " says former NHL'er and Sno-King Director of Facilities, Jamie Huscroft


Click on the logo for more information and registration.


Team Seattle 16U Major Wins State Championship

by webmaster posted 02/13/2012

Team Seattle Midget Major won the 2011-12 State Championships with a 2-1 victory over Spokane.

Good fortune to the team in the regional tournament.


Spring Beginners / Learn to Play Hockey Registration Open Now!

The spring session has started.  Players are still welcome to join and will be slotted in with players of similar abilities. 

The usual ice slot are as follows but there are a few exceptions so please check the beginner calendar for the exact times for a given weekend.

Saturday at Kingsgate - 11:40 am to 12:40 am and / or
Sunday at Castle Ice - 11:50 am to 12:50 pm

Click here for Beginner Calendar

Click here for online registration.


Spring 2012 High School Hockey Registration Is Open

posted 01/24/2012


Spring Ultimate Hockey Registration Is Open

posted 01/24/2012

Sno-King and Ultimate Hockey have joined forces to deliver a complete solution for Spring Hockey. Sno-King will place teams at Squirt thru Midget in the Ultimate League to ensure competitive play to allow players to continue playing with a schedule flexible enough to minimize the interference with the other sports and activities that a change of season brings.

Please click here for more information!