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Seattle Ravens NPHL Expansion Announced for 2015-2016 Junior Hockey News

Published: Monday, 25 May 2015  
By: NPHL Staff


Kent Valley Ice Centre, Kent, WA.  May 21, 2015 " The Northern Pacific Hockey League (NPHL) announced May 7th that an expansion team had been awarded to the Seattle market. The Seattle Ravens Junior A hockey team will begin play in the 2015-2016 season at the Kent Valley Ice Centre in Kent, WA.
   
The Ravens will compete for the Cascade Cup and the chance to go the national championships, with a focus on improving the skills of talented younger players.
Our roster will definitely skew a bit younger as we seek players capable of moving on to play at higher levels, including Tier I and Tier II junior hockey as well as college hockey, commented Adam Speer, the Ravens owner and General Manager. We will measure our success by how many players we move up and our win-loss record equally, he said.

The Ravens staff will be evaluating players at numerous showcases throughout the Spring with the goal of finding the kind of outstanding young talent that can produce a team capable of competing for championships while at the same time continuing to develop. "Our entire culture as an organization will be about providing a positive environment where outstanding young men can be become high level hockey players," said Speer."Structure, self-discipline and personal growth are critical elements in a player's development and our team will be operated with the highest of expectations for each player's behavior and integrity. We are looking for players who are excellent students, have strong character, and can play the game with passion and skill." 

Speer added, We hope that over the coming years players from the Kent Valley Hockey Association join many other local players in reaching the junior hockey level with the Ravens. Our players will be volunteering their time during most KVHA practices to assist the coaches as Kent players grow their game. We want to form a partnership with the KVHA community to promote the great sport of hockey.
Ravens Spring Camp will be held at the Kent Valley Ice Centre as follows:

Practice Session

Friday 6/124:00-5:15pm

Evaluation Games

Saturday 6/131:30-2:45pm and 6:45-8:00pm

Sunday 6/14, 10:45am-12:00pm

Main Camp will be held in August.
A Head Coach will be also announced very shortly, as well as other operations and hockey staff. Logo and uniforms are currently in development. Season Ticket information and a season ticket campaign will be released in the coming weeks. Kent Valley Hockey Association players and their families will receive a special discount on Season Ticket packages.

Junior hockey is for players between the ages of 16-20 years old. The Seattle Ravens and the NPHL are proud members of USA Hockey, governing body for the sport and sponsor of the United States Olympic Teams.



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