The KC Fighting Saints Board hopes you are having a fun-filled summer! It’s hard to believe but fall/winter hockey season will be here before we know it. We have a few exciting updates we would like to share with our families for the upcoming year.
NEW FACES AT KCFS
Director of Hockey
First, please welcome Jeff Madill. Jeff has accepted the position of Director of Hockey for the Saints organization. Jeff's 16 years of experience as a youth hockey coach began in 2001 with the KC Saints. Utilizing innovative training strategies he led the 2005/2006 Saints Mite team to a city championship, the 2015/2016 Bantam AA team to a state championship and multi-season teams to USA Hockey Tier I and II National Championships during his coaching career. Prior to coaching, Jeff spent several years playing hockey at the Division I, Junior, AHL, IHL and NHL levels. His extensive experience as both player and coach have prepared him to serve as a knowledgeable resource for Saints coaches as they optimize skill development for players at every level. Please welcome Jeff back to the Saints organization!
The Board is happy to welcome Angie Cunningham to the Administrator role for the organization. Angie is actively learning her new role and will be the point person for continuous communication between the KCFS Board, Director of Hockey, coaches and players/families. She will also be responsible for keeping the websites and Facebook page up to date with pertinent information for your family. The Board has been bringing her up to speed on all things Saints Hockey so she can answer your questions in a timely fashion. With her two boys, Brody (Squirt) and Cooper (PeeWee) playing for the Saints she should be easy to find around the rink on most evenings come September. Please feel free to reach out to her by email or phone with any questions that may arise. You can reach her email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-914-0568.
There are some new faces on the KCFS Board this year as well. Please take a minute to congratulate Amie Elliott, Director-Treasurer; Paul Luster, Member and Matt Johnson, Member on their election to the Board! Amie, Paul and Matt will be working alongside current board members Hector Luevano, President;Jon Schneider, Vice-President; Dan Carier, Director-Secretary;Walter Woolley, Member and Amber Goodwin, Member. The Board has been meeting regularly and is hard at work gearing up for fall.
Sharyn Luevano has graciously agreed to take on the role of Spiritwear Coordinator for the upcoming year. She will also be responsible for helping anyone who needs a new or replacement jersey.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Wednesday, August 23rd will be our Saints Back to Hockey Open House from 6:00-8:00pm at Line Creek. Please plan to stop by! Sharyn will be here with Spiritwear samples and order information. It’s a great time for the kids to get back out on the ice and reconnect with hockey friends.
House registration will begin August 1st. We are very excited to announce fall season fees will not be increasing this year! Please see the Fall Registration flyer below for season details as they stand now. As soon as registration is open we will send the link out to all families as well as post it on both the KCYHA and Saints websites along with any changes if necessary. Practiceswill begin September 6th and 7th with games starting October 14th. High School Registration Information will be sent out within the next two weeks.
Wednesday, September 6th will be Select Parent Meeting. We encourage parents to come and learn about the Riverkings Select Program.
Wednesday, September 13th will be the House Parent Meetingfor Squirts, PeeWees and Bantams.
Thursday, September 14th will be the House Parent Meetingfor 8U.
Saturday, September 16th will be the 2nd Annual Poker Night Fundraiser benefiting the Saints. Additional information will be coming to you soon! Again this year we will be asking for help from our players and families in obtaining donations for the silent auction and raffle as well as pre-selling tickets for the event.
September 29th- October 1st will be House Gold/Silver Declaration Games at KCIC (all but 8U). Times to be determined.
CHECK US OUT ON THE WEB
We are working on updating our website and Facebook pages with current information. Angie would love to start a gallery of photos from the 2016-2017 fall and spring seasons so please send her any photos of those seasons you or Grandma and Grandpa might have! Be sure to “Like” our Facebook page atwww.facebook.com/KCFightingSaintsHockey. Most information can also be found on www.kcyha.com- select KC Saints under Member Clubs to see our page. Please share information freely as we try to grow the game in KC North!
Please do not hesitate to contact Angie or any member of the Board if you have any questions. We hope everyone has a fantastic summer break and can't wait to see the kids back out on the ice!