King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey is a non-profit USA Hockey-registered community hockey organization for boys and girls from Norfolk, Plainville, Walpole and Wrentham, with a tradition dating back more than 40 years.

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Registration open for 50th anniversary 2019-20 KPW teams

Registration now is open for all players interested in participating on King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey teams during the 2019-20 season, the program's 50th anniversary.

KPW  is excited to announce plans for the 2019-20 season, which will feature a continued focus on skills development through partnerships with Pro Ambitions, Stop-It Goaltending and Goaltending Development Services; preseason boot camps for all full-season teams; and league membership at levels appropriate for all of our teams — all while again maintaining tuition at the same costs as 2018-19.

All players must register by April 1, 2019, and submit the initial tuition payment to be considered for a team, and all players who register will be placed on a team.

Players interested in the 8U Development Program, Instructional Program or Girls In-House Program can register now as well.

Highlights of the 2019-20 season include...

  • Players on full-season boys and girls travel teams at the 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U levels will receive more than 75 hours of on-ice training and play approximately 30 games over the course of the regular season.
  • Short-season 18U teams will play approximately 12 games, with two practices per week, to prepare players for the start of the high school season.
  • 8U Development Progam players will practice twice and play one half-ice game a week in KPW's in-house league, with 20-22 games over the course of the season.
  • Skater skills: All full-season travel teams will have 10-12 small-group skills sessions throughout the season with Pro Ambitions.
  • Goalie skills: Goalies on 10U, 12U, 14U and 18U teams will participate in goalie skills sessions with StopIt or GDS.
  • KPW will continue to practice out of rinks in Foxboro, Franklin, Norfolk and Attleboro, ensuring we have enough ice for all of our hockey needs and our families can have access to a variety of local facilities.

The tuition for most 2019-20 age groups has not changed from the 2018-19 season:

  • Instructional: $499
  • 8U Development and Girls In-House Program: $1,199
  • 8U and Girls 8U: $1,699
  • 10U, 12U, 14U, Girls 10U, Girls 12U and Girls 14U: $1,899
  • 18U and Girls 18U: $949

You also can find more details on 2019-20 program offerings and information on what you can expect from KPW.

A chance to help someone who has helped so many at KPW


Tim Duffy, a long-time King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey volunteer, recently received a kidney transplant after several years of dealing with renal issues, and continues to make good progress on his road to recovery.

A Walpole resident, Tim has been a fixture at KPW for more than a decade, and with three children who have played for the program and attend Walpole Public Schools, he's coached at every level from Instructional through 18U, while also volunteering for several years as a member of the KPW board of directors.

If you are interested in helping the Duffy family with the considerable costs related to the kidney transplant, a GoFundMe initiative has been started at

by posted 07/28/2019
New USA Hockey rule requires Safesport for all born before '

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, the governing body overseeing USA Hockey, recently mandated that all coaches and all players 17 and older — those born in 2000, 2001 or 2002 — must complete Safesport Training.

All coaches, officials, volunteers and players WILL NOT be allowed on a roster until the SafeSport training is completed and reflected within their USA Hockey Registration. Players must complete Safesport training before the season begins.

The link for the Safesport Training is you will need your current USA Hockey Registration for 2019-20.

There is no added cost for the SafeSport Training. It is included with your USA Hockey Registration.

by posted 07/23/2019
Key dates for 2019-20 KPW season

Here are key dates to keep in mind to help plan for the start of the 2019-20 King Philip Walpole Youth  Hockey season:

  • Week of August 19: Practice begins for boys and girls U18 teams
  • Aug. 24-25: First games for boys 18U teams
  • Aug. 28: Welcome back night for all full-season teams
  • Aug. 30-31: First games for girls 18U teams
  • Sept. 5: South Shore Conference coaches' meeting (7:30 p.m., Randolph High School)
  • Sept. 7-8: First games for 10UB2 Red and 12UB2 Red teams 
  • Sept. 8: Checking clinic for all first-time 14U players (10:30-11:50 a.m., Asiaf Arena)
  • Sept. 14-15: First games for all other travel teams besides 8U
  • Sept. 21-22: First games for 8U travel teams
  • Oct. 20-21: Instructional Program and 8U Development Program begins


by posted 05/04/2019
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