Ian Henry

Kent – The 2012 Seattle Thunderbirds Hockey School will take place over two weeks at ShoWare Center in Kent. The dates of the 2012 Hockey School are Monday, August 6, to Saturday, August 11, and Monday, August 13, to Saturday, August 18.

Participants in the T-Birds fourth annual Hockey School are now able to choose one of two weeks to participate in the school.

“With the success of last year’s hockey school we realized we might be able to register even more local players if they had more weeks to choose from,” said T-Birds Hockey Operations Assistant Jeff Caso. “This could be a great holiday gift as well for a local minor hockey player.”

The 2012 Thunderbirds Hockey School will consist of six groups. There are four youth groups: Group A for 6, 7 & 8-year-olds, Group B for 9 & 10-year-olds, Group C for 11 & 12 year-olds and Group D for 13 & 14 year-olds. There will be an Adult group for players 18-years-old and older.

For the third consecutive year the T-Birds will have a Junior Prep Group which will be geared towards 15 to 19-year-old players preparing for their upcoming junior season. This camp will be difficult and challenging and will focus on conditioning and pace.

T-Bird players will be participating in both the on-ice and off-ice sessions of the Junior Prep Group as they prepare for the 2012-13 season.

Players interested in the Junior Prep Group will be required to call T-Birds Hockey Operations Assistant Jeff Caso at 253-239-7825 to register.

The Youth and Junior Prep groups will receive an hour and a half of on ice instruction followed by a one hour off-ice session. On the Saturday of the camp there will be a scrimmage game for each group.

The Adult group will feature a two hour on-ice session preceded by an off-ice video instruction session.

Youth Group registrants will receive a hockey school jersey while Adult and Junior Prep registrants will receive a hockey school t-shirt.

There will be free wireless internet available in ShoWare Center for parents who wish to use it while their child is taking part in the hockey school.

T-Birds Assistant Coach Darren Rumble will be the lead instructor at the hockey school. T-Birds players taking part as instructors will be announced in mid July.

For hockey school pricing and to attend the Seattle Thunderbirds 2012 Hockey School download the flyer and return to the T-Birds.

You can also sign up for the 2012 Hockey School online through the T-Birds online store.

T-Birds season tickets are currently on sale. Season tickets can be purchased by calling the T-Birds office at 253-239-7825.