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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.

2014-15 Coaching Application

Train and Learn with the Professionals

Doug Kirton - Hockey Director

Jason Quinn - Goalie Director    

Jamie Huscroft - Director of Facilities

USA Hockey Coaching Levels 1 & 2 in Bellevue Sept. 27th
posted 08/29/2014


Click here to register for Level 1 or 2


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Sixth Annual USA Hockey Grow the Game Award Presented to Three
posted 07/18/2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Charlotte Metro Hockey Association (Indian Trail, N.C.), Homer Hockey Association (Homer, Alaska) and Sno-King Amateur Hockey Association (Kirkland, Wash.) have been selected as the recipients of the USA Hockey Grow the Game Award, presented by Total Hockey. For the sixth consecutive year, the award recognizes youth hockey associations for their efforts to create new and innovative ways to grow the game of hockey.

The three winning associations were voted as this year’s top submissions. Total Hockey awards the first-place finisher (Charlotte Metro Hockey Association) with 30 sets of starter equipment, second place (Homer Hockey Association) with 20 sets, and third place (Sno-King Amateur Hockey Association) with 10 sets.

As a result of these nationwide initiatives, participation in youth hockey around the country continues to grow thanks to volunteers and the new programs they are implementing. READ MORE

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Sno-King Announces Sled Hockey Program
posted 07/07/2014

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.

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Sno-King Bantam Elite A1 To Compete at Prestigious Tournament
posted 07/03/2014

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."

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U14 Western Regional Development Camp Champs
posted 06/25/2014


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.

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ProHybrid Goalie School at Kirkland
posted 06/14/2014

The ProHybrid goalie camp began today at Sno-King Kirkland. This goalie camp was a huge success in the summer of 2013 and we are thrilled to have Zach back working with our youth goalies. Sno-King goalie director Jason Quinn will be passing on any information or techniques that he collects over the course of this week to all Sno-King goalies this upcoming season.

"The techniques we teach are my progressive interpretation of the principles of goaltending. It's not for everyone. It is for goalies, coaches and parents that want a clear and objective blueprint to an efficient and effective way to tend the goal. It is for the goalies that want to pay the price both mentally and physically. Zach Sikich


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Tahoma High Wins 2014 High School Hockey Title
by posted 03/27/2014

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Sno-King Ice Arenas Signs Purchase Agreement for KVIC
by posted 03/18/2014

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.  
  • 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.
  • 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)

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Team Seattle 14u Minor Wins State T2 Championship
posted 03/06/2014

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!

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Try Hockey Free March 1st at Sno-King Kirkland
by Jenn Wood posted 02/19/2014
Register online at www.tryhockeyforfree.com and select our Sno-King Kirkland rink.
Hope to see you there!

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Auction Raises over $63k!
by posted 02/12/2014

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 hockey otherwise

  • Keeping fees low for all members, which are the best value in town

  • Long term financial management, such as debt reduction, to ensure we can achieve our mission for years to come

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Bantam Green Wins Wenatchee Cup!
posted 02/10/2014
Congratulations to Sno-King Green who won the Wenatchee Apple Cup for Bantams in a hotly contested tournament. They started the tournament on Saturday with a tough 5-2 loss against Tri-Cities, in a score line that didn't reflect the way either team played. Going into Saturday evening's game with Portland Black Tie, Sno-King needed a big victory to have any chance of an automatic spot in the semi-finals, but a late goal gave them a 2-2 tie, and sent them to the wild card round. It was Portland again - this time Portland Whiteout -- that Sno-King had to face, and an early lead of 3-0 was eroded to 3-1 in the third. A late goal from Portland made for a frantic finish, but Green came through with 3-2 victory, and a date and rematch with Tri-Cities in the semi finals. This time the tables were turned, and Sno-King dominated from the first whistle, cruising to a 5-0 victory, and a date in the final rematching Portland Black Tie, who had eliminated Kent in the semi finals by a score of 3-1. Sno-King were the hungrier of the two teams, pushing hard from the get go, and getting out to an early 2-0 lead in the first period, that they built on, finally winning by 6 goals to 1, and taking the Wenatchee Apple Cup back to Seattle.

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Squirt Rep Bice Wins Chilliwack Atom Tournament
posted 02/04/2014
Team Bice earned First place at the CMHA Atom Tournament this past weekend in Chilliwack. The team went 5-0 playing Burnaby Winter Club, Chilliwack and Abbotsford winning the Final Championship Game 4-2 versus Abbotsford in a back-and-forth nail biting game. Our Players demonstrated fine off-ice sportsmanship by participating in Association Pin exchanges. Goal contributions came from eleven different Players. We are very proud of the hard work and effort all our Players demonstrated giving a good accounting of Sno-King Hockey!
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2013-14 Western Washington High School Hockey
posted 01/20/2014
The 2013-2014 High School Hockey season is fast approaching.

If you play Rep or Rec hockey and are presently a full time high school student you may participate.

Register now as space is limited by clicking here

For more information click here

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USA Hockey Magazine Cover Photo
posted 01/04/2014

Sno-King Hockey is featured on the cover of this month's USA Hockey Magazine. 

Click on the photo for the full article. 
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Keeping Safe When Travelling
posted 01/02/2014

This past week there was a violent robbery outside of a hockey rink in Surrey, B.C.

Two Sno-King teams were in a tournament at that facility at the time and a Sno-King parent was the first to administer aid to the victim.  Our thoughts go out to the victim’s family and friends.


These type of incidents are a terrible reminder that not all areas around all hockey rinks or hotels are without possible dangers and our families and teams need to remain diligent about their safety.


We recommend that

  • Parents and team management research the areas around facilities and hotels when traveling.