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Youth roller hockey is back in full swing starting early this Saturday morning.

The Kings Roller Hockey League rolls into action again at Kings Sports Centre on Saturday, 21 April. The Pee Wee division (10-13 year-olds) stages contests at 7.45am, 8.45am and 9:45am. This is the most competitive age group as the youngsters are maturing into hockey players.

At 7.45am, the KPMG Senators match up against the Conyers Canucks followed by the Stuarts Panthers playing the CDS-IBM Flyers. The final Pee Wee game of the day will be the Vampt Oilers taking on the Appleby Sharks.

After the hard-playing Pee Wee games, there will be an hour with the youngest players learning to skate. The idea is that they can take in the basic skills of the game to prepare them to be future stars in the local youth hockey league.

The next set of game begin at 12noon with the Novice division (kids aged seven and eight) as the PWC Lightning go up against the Mourant Ozannes Marksmen. The second game at 1.15pm puts the Dart Ducks against the Deloitte Wild for a high-scoring duel. This age has some beginners and also some players that have a few years of experience.

The final match-ups for the day are in the Atom division (nine to 10 year-olds). This division is where one can start seeing all of the skill development and years of playing show as the kids are now becoming team players. The passing and defence, along with the goal-tending and stick-handling, dekes and top corner marksmenship all start to come alive.

The first game at 2.30pm is between the Maples FS Jets and the Ernst and Young Eagles followed by the last game of the day at 3.30pm pitting the Walker’s Blue Iguanas against the WestStar Wild.

Coaches, division coordinators and volunteers are always needed. If you have hockey expertise, contact Daryn Lansdell to help build a better programme. Your involvement is welcomed with open arms.

Parents, relatives, school-mates and the general public are reminded that spectators at Kings Sports Centre can enjoy the festivities in air-conditioned comfort.

For more information, contact Daryn Lansdell at 916-0266 or [email protected]

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