Our Mission is to provide the youth of the Greater Cincinnati Metropolitan Area, the highest quality youth sports program. The Association believes that participation in team sports can be an important ingredient in healthy youth maturation.
An update on the NKY Norse, Norsemen and Jr. Cyclones evaluations scheduled for April 1-5, 13-14, and 18-19.
With the recommendation of the CDC regarding group sizes, the closure of the Heritage Bank Center and the executive order issued by Governer Beshear on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, closing entertainment and recreational facilities and sporting event facilities in the state of Kentucky, we will be postponing the 2020-2021 NKY Norse, Norsemen and Jr. Cyclones evaluations.
As we are unsure of when the Heritage Bank Center and Northern Kentucky Ice Center will be able to re-open, we are unable to schedule a make-up date at this time. Once we get the go ahead from the States of Ohio and Kentucky, Mid-Am and USA Hockey, we will work to reschedule the evaluations.
We ask the entire NKYHA family to take of their family, friends and the entire community and to do their part in slowing the spread. I hope to be in touch soon.
NKYHA/Jr. Cyclones Partnership and Evaluation Announcement
What a week it has been! As we move thru this unprecedented time in our history, we encourage everyone to follow the guidelines to protect against Coronavirus/COVID-19. Know that the NKYHA Board will be working with our partners to make decisions with the health and safety of the NKYHA family in mind.
I want to say congrats to the entire NKYHA family for their accomplishments this season. The end of the season has been an interesting one as Coronavirus/COVID-19 has caused cancellations of several tournaments our teams were scheduled to participate in including Nationals. While we are all disappointed with these cancellations, we know that the decision was made with the safety of our players, coaches and their families in mind.
The NKYHA Board has been working hard to prepare for, what will be an exciting 2020-2021 season. I am thrilled to announce that Northern Kentucky Youth Hockey Association will be partnering with the Cincinnati Cyclones and the Cincinnati Cyclones Foundation to bring the Jr. Cyclones and AA hockey to the NKYHA family. This partnership brings many benefits, including the return of new and improved skills sessions, coaching development and goalie development to the entire NKYHA family. We are hoping to schedule a Town Hall to address questions related to this partnership. The time, date and location of this meeting has not yet been determined. This meeting will be scheduled once conditions allow us to meet.
NKYHA hopes to roster the following teams for the 2020-2021 season:
U8 (Mite-2012-2016): House and Travel
U10 (Squirt-2010/2011): AA, A and House
U12 (Peewee-2008/2009): AA, A and House
U14 (Bantam-2006/2007): A and House
High School (9-12th grade): Varsity and JV
All AA teams will play under the Jr. Cyclones name; JV, A and House Teams under the Norse name; and Varsity under the Norsemen name. All as part of the NKYHA family!
Evaluation are currently scheduled for:
U8: T.B.D. (Late September/Early October)
U10/U12/U14: April 1-5
JV/Varsity: April 13-14 and 18-19
Evaluations will be held at both the Northern Kentucky Ice Center and Heritage Bank Center. Coaching announcements, evaluation times/locations and registration information will be sent next week.
Please know that these dates and locations may very well change. We will keep you updated on changes to this schedule based on federal, state, local, Mid-Am Hockey, USA Hockey or NKYHA recommended or mandated changes. Protecting players, their families and the entire NKYHA family is of the utmost importance and will be the basis for any change!
Thank you for your patience as we worked thru finalizing this partnership, scheduling evaluations and understanding how this virus may impact our daily lives. As we progress thru the coming weeks, we ask the NKYHA family to take care of their family, friends and the entire community.