Keller Summer Pond Hockey
2021 TAHA STATE HIGH SCHOOL TOURNAMENT
Keller Varsity Gold will be competing this year in the TAHA state tournament. Divisions, Rules & Guidelines have been announced for the 2021 Texas State High School Championships. As in 2020, Champions will be crowned at the D1-Pure, D2-Blended, 2A and 2B Divisions. The D1 and D2 Champions will get a berth in the 2021 National Tournament in Omaha Nebraska in March. For additional information CLICK HERE and you will be redirected to the TAHA website. For the schedule and stats CLICK HERE
Let's go Keller! Keller has two teams in the City Championships!
Divisions have been set!
The divisions for this season have been set by the AT&T Metroplex High School Hockey league. Keller ISD Hockey Club has no influence on the placement of teams as it is solely decided by the league. The deciding factors are based on the number of teams, the performance of teams in the leveling tournament, and the balancing of the divisions.
Be sure to check the schedule page as games are already scheduled for this week!
The placement of our teams is interesting, but we feel all of our Keller teams will be competitive in their assigned divisions. Go Keller!
Junior Varsity - Bronze
Varsity Tier II - Bronze
Varsity Tier I - Gold
2020-2021 Leveling Tournament
All games will be played in 1-hour slots with 3, 11-minute, stop-time periods.
All USAH/AT&T MHSHL Rules are in effect unless otherwise noted.
Carry over suspensions from the 19-20 season and/or the 2020 Summer Season will be served in REGULAR SEASON GAMES. All players will be eligible for Leveling. Penalties assessed in Leveling games that result in a suspension will carry over into the Regular 2020-21 Season.
There will be no OT or Shootouts. Games ending in a tie at the end of regulation will be score as a tie.
This is not a tournament and there are no champions or awards. These games are for the leveling only.
2020 LEVELING SHOWCASE PROTOCOLS & FORMAT
All current rink protocols relating to Covid-19 must be observed including, but not limited to, social distancing, wearing of masks and locker room use, this is a partial list and the key points.
For a complete list see the StarCenter website. o Team locker rooms will not be available until 15 minutes prior to your game. That means your players should plan to dress and drive to games. We ask that teams do not enter the building until just prior to your locker room time. Players should come dressed, except for skates and will not be permitted to dress anywhere in the building including hallways, bleachers or lobby areas.
TEAMS MUST HAVE A LOCKER ROOM MONITOR TO MAKE SURE MASKS ARE WORN IN THE LOCKER ROOM.
Masks must always be worn inside the building by everyone over the age of 2. The only exception is players and officials on the ice. Coaches, spectators and staff must always PROPERLY wear a mask. Players must wear them in the locker room & coaches must wear them on the bench.
If you are under Covid quarantine for any reason, including quarantine resulting from a school, church or social activity or participation with another sport or another hockey club, you may not participate in any high school hockey games or practices until that quarantine is complete.
Everyone must practice social distancing. Spread out in the seating areas and separate when standing near the glass. Keep your mask up over your nose.
Teams must exit their locker room in 15 minutes or less after the game and exit the facility as soon as possible.
We RECOMMEND only 1 guest per player. While not mandatory it is for everyone’s safety that we try to limit attendance. In Richardson, due to the limited space, please limit attendance to 1 Guest.
Only participating players and coaches are permitted on the bench. No injured, suspended or rostered players who are not playing in the game may be on the bench during games.
If you or your player feel ill, do not attend any game or team function.
Practices will start the week of September 7th and will be adjusted for the holiday weekend. Please review the NYTEX Schedule for any changes.
Junior Varsity September 8th, 5:15 PM
Varsity Silver September 8th, 8:45 PM
Keller ISD Hockey Club Skills Session September 9th, 5:15 PM
Varsity Bronze September 10th, 5:15 PM
2020-2021 Keller ISD Hockey Teams
2020-2021 KISD Hockey Tryouts
Keep Hockey Open!
A gentle reminder from Keller Hockey, please be sure to strictly adhere to all regulations in regards to face coverings and social distancing at Pond Hockey and other Keller Events. We need to all work as a family to ensure hockey continues!
Discount Weekend June 12-14 Monkey Sports
Pond hockey starts in a matter of days, do you have the gear you need? We've partnered with Monkey Sports to help you get what you need with 15% off! Get out to Monkey Sports this weekend and gear up for this season.
As usual, some brands such as Bauer and CCM do not allow discounts on current items, but any clearance items or last year's items may be eligible. Remember to check their website for last year's models if you don't see them on the floor. Most likely Monkey Sports will have those items in the warehouse. I was also told some Bauer and CCM skates just went on clearance!
Don't forget to mention Keller ISD Hockey Club at checkout or bring this flier.
NYTEX Facilities Updates
NYTEX Sports Centre is reopening with limited activities on May 18th in accordance with Governor Greg Abbott’s plan to reopen the State of Texas.
SAFETY MEASURES TAKEN:
Our facility has been deep cleaned, sanitized professionally & is kept clean with daily sanitation throughout high traffic areas.
Entrance & Participation requires participant preregistration / payment online. See protocol.
Dressing rooms have been sanitized & closed. See protocol.
Consistent sanitization prioritizes, not limited to, front desk, rental skates, floors, doors, rink glass, boards, player benches, penalty boxes, dressing rooms, showers & restrooms.
Masks will not be provided by the facilities. Patrons or Guests arriving without a protective face covering will not be permitted into the building.
Monday, May 18 to 31st:
The Centre opens 30 minutes prior to first event each day with limited activities. Participation requires preregistration / payment online prior to entering. Maximum numbers monitored in accordance with State of Texas Guidelines. Tentative Program information may be adjusted.
Check NYTEX Sports Networks, Websites & Social Media for current schedule / information of Public Skating, Open Hockey, Competitors Club & Open Free Style. Private Ice is also available.
Monday, June 1:
Jr Brahma’s Camps, Clinics & Selects programs will begin to practice in small groups. Dressing rooms may be available at that time.
Monday, June 8:
NYTEX Sports Summer Selects Program will have its first events on ice.
Monday, June 15:
Goal: All NYTEX Sports Centre on-ice events will begin in full.
Facility and Rink Entrance Protocol
Before entering the facility there will be an information sign regarding safety measures once inside.
Each person participating on the ice will need to have pre-registered and paid online.
If not registered and there is still space available, we would allow anyone to use their phone to register at that time.
No one will be permitted to enter the facility without a mask.
It is expected that each participant come already dressed in their hockey gear, less helmet and skates.
Once inside an “ambassador” will greet each customer. The ambassador will direct them to the staging area.
The staging area is where participants will be allowed to put on their skates and helmet.
Directions of how players enter the ice surface and leave the ice surface will be present at staging area.
Limited Spectator viewing area will be available, however access to the Ice Arena is limited to instructors and participants ONLY. There is a live stream available through our partner Live Barn for those wanting to watch on-ice activity via remote access. (More LiveBarn info)
UPDATED: May 11, 2020 4pm CST
Pond Hockey is currently postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the shelter-in-place orders. Once the all clear is sounded we'll present dates fore pond hockey.
Covid-19 Banquette Updates
Keller ISD Hockey is currently monitoring events and patiently waiting for rinks to reopen. The board is currently working with our vendors and following the Keller ISD district in regards to activities and events. Due to the current environment the 2019-2020 end of season banquette is in jeopardy. We will make a decision in the coming weeks in regards to the viability of the banquette.