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Jun 9, 2016, 6:30 pm
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Nov 13, 2015, 6:55 pm
Beginner Skate Lessons
Starting 4/6/2016, Wednedsays 4:00pm - 5:30pm
The beginner skate lessons are for all level and ages of skaters and can be done on inline or roller skates. The first session will focus on teaching beginners to skate and progressing through several levels of skills. Learn how to skate and learn fun tricks you can show off during public skate sessions or move on to several disciplines such as inline hockey, figure skating or roller derby. Preregistration is required.
Spring Session - April 6, 13, 20, 27 May 4, 11
Register by clicking on the link below:
Sep 1, 2015, 6:09 pm
Wednesday Adult Hockey New Rules and Team Assignment
New Rule: Players can be assessed a 5 Min. Individual (Not Team) penalty for not shifting off the ice. Enforce with a warning and then a penalty. This is to make sure that players are receiving equal time on the ice and that everyone is happy with the quantity of time received. The hope is that this does not have to be enforced during the season.
Team Assignments have been changed as follows:
*Game will count as two games to the winner and will be 3 periods of 17 minutes each.
Jun 13, 2015, 1:16 pm
Oct 27, 2014, 11:26 am
Please make sure and register online for Youth Hockey before November 20th, 2014. This includes both Roller Inline Hockey and Sneaker Hockey. We will have a parents night on November 24th, 2014 at 5:45 pm along with the start of the season for the kids. This is open to kids ages 4-14 years old. If you are old and still interested contact Mark Steichen @ 209-768-9790 for other options available.
Oct 20, 2014, 4:21 pm
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Apr 6, 2011, 2:49 pm
The switch from Inline Hockey to Ice Hockey proved to be a successful venture for 5 of our local High School kids. The idea was to give the kids a chance to try ice hockey in a competitive high school ice hockey league and see if they could adapt to the difference. This included Luke Steichen, Austin Norstrom, Andrew Klatt, Evan Rusch and Sienna Weeks with all having lots of inline hockey experience but never played any organized ice hockey.
The first practices were interesting with the kids on rental skates and trying to determine how to stop on ice. It looked like it would be a long process to turn these kids into ice hockey players. After about a month of practices it started looking a lot better with the kids finding the balance points on ice skates and yes actually stopping. The season started with some preseason games with the team doing a great job and winning each game that they played. The preseason determined the seeding for the season the the Valley Oak Flyin Hawaiian's Hockey Team was placed in the upper bracket with the strongest teams. The season started a little slow with a loss to the Bay Area Bandits. So we now realized that this was not going to be as easy as we thought. We then managed to run six straight victorys and proved to be a strong contender for the championships. Then came an unexpected game against the South County Smurfs where we had to come from behind and score two late goals to bring the game to a tie. This seemed to wake up the team and they went on to win the final 4 games including a strong 6-2 victory against the Bay Area Bandits the only team to beat us. The team managed to get the number 1 seed for playoffs and got the bye game. They were then set to play the Bellarmine Bells in their first playoff game. This proved to be a big mismatch with the Hawaiians winning the game 11 to 1. So here they are the coverted inline hockey players playing for the championships of the High School league. The match up would be the South County Smurfs who managed to beat the Bay Area Bandits in a strong game agains the Flyin Hawaiians. The game started with a big push by the Smurfs and the team was soon to realize this was not going to be an easy battle. It took a penalty by the Hawaiians to really change the game. Being shorthanded the team managed to not only kill the power play but due to strong effort from Andrew Klatt scored short handed to go up 1 to 0. These seemed to open things up a bit and the team manage to end the first with a 3 to 0 lead. The fans were out in force and letting the team know they were proud by yelling "ALOHA" every time the team scored. In the end the Flyin Hawaiians proved to be too strong and won the game 6 to 1.
Not only did the team win the championships the top points on the team and in the league were Austin Norstrom and Luke Steichen with 30 points each. Evan Rusch came on strong towards the end of the season with important goals and assists in the playoffs. Andrew Klatt provided strong defense and it was agreed that he was probably the fastest player on the team. Sienna Weeks split the goaltending duties and took on the pressure position of coming into the game at the middle and sometimes very close games. Sienna made essential saves that could have change the dynamics of the game coming in cold off the bench.
This was a great experience for the kids and now they are not only ice hockey players but champions. Go FLYIN' HAWAIIAN'S, Aloha for now.