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LIC Travel Team Head Coach Application 2021/2022 Season

Dear all -

The second half of the season is off to a great start. That said, we're already planning for the 2021-2022 season. 

Travel Head Coach Selections:

Now is the time to apply for head coach positions for all anticipated travel teams next year. If you are interested, please complete the below link by January 31st, 2021. Applications will be reviewed by the KAIHA Board at the February 1st Board meeting.

For any questions or feedback, please email:

LIC players, parents and coaches -
Please find below a summary and reminder of required COVID-19 protocol for the Louisville Ice Cardinals as assembled by KAIHA. All teams governed by the association are expected to follow the below protocols and adhere to the guidelines at the rink as posted. It is imperative that all players, parents and coaches abide by these requirements so we can continue to participate in ice hockey activities.
What to do in the event of a positive case of COVID-19?

Step 1)  Parents / players must notify team representative if a player or family member who was at a team event has tested positive

Step 2)  Team representative should distribute information of a known positive COVID case to all family members of the affected team keeping the identity of the individual(s) ANONYMOUS & CONFIDENTIAL.

Step 3)  Team representative must identify folks that were in close contact with a person that tested positive while symptomatic and up to 48 hrs. prior to being symptomatic. Teams are encouraged to use the event RSVP feature of the Sports Engine app for a digital record of player and coach attendance at team events.


What counts as close contact?

·         You were within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more

·         You provided care at home to someone who is sick with COVID-19

·         You had direct physical contact with the person (hugged or kissed them)

·         You shared eating or drinking utensils

·         They sneezed, coughed, or somehow got respiratory droplets on you


Step 4)  If you have been identified as someone in close contact, you must stay away from the rink for at least 14 days and quarantine. A negative COVID test does not constitute grounds for re-entry to the rink.


Please find attached a comprehensive guide for steps to take in the situation of a positive case. All coaches & team managers are expected to review in detail.


Reminder of mandatory requirements while at the rink can be viewed @  All participants are required to adhere to these guidelines.





Iceland Sports Complex-Youth Ice Hockey Covid-19 Return To Play Guidelines

Youth Ice Hockey COVID-19 Return To Play Guidelines Iceland Sports Complex

The steps below will be in place at Iceland Sports Complex, Louisville, KY in order to continue to enjoy the fun and excitement of youth hockey. Please be advised, this is not a comprehensive list and individuals should continue to follow all CDC, federal, state and local orders and guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

• Individuals will take an illness self-assessment at home and stay at home if any COVID-19 signs and/or symptoms. Temperatures will be taken upon entering

Iceland Sports Complex.

  • Individuals with risk factors for COVID-19 medical complications should not enter

    Iceland Sports Complex.

  • Face coverings/masks will be worn by all individuals within Iceland Sports

    Complex including the locker rooms. Players/coaches/on-ice officials (referees)

    may remove masks just prior to fastening their helmets and skating onto the ice.

  • Coaches will wear masks while on the players’ bench. Penalty box attendants,

    game timekeeper, and official scorer will wear masks. The head coach, and other team officials, will remain at least six feet from the on-ice officials when the on-ice officials introduce themselves at the beginning of the game, or during a conversation during a stoppage of play.

  • Players and on-ice officials will arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to their on- ice activity and will be fully dressed with the exception of helmets, gloves and skates. Goalkeepers may need to put on additional equipment in their locker room.

  • Players and on-ice officials will bring their own labeled water bottle to the rink.

  • Player locker room capacity is limited to 6 players with overflow utilizing chairs

    inside the ice area.

  • The officials’ locker room is limited to 4 individuals. No one other than the 4

    officials are allowed in the officials’ locker room. Please knock on the door if you wish to speak to an official, and the official will come to the door, while maintaining 6-foot physical distancing.

  • Handshakes have been eliminated and teams should consider alternative ways to acknowledge each other at the end of an ice session.

  • Only 1 parent/guardian/spectator per player is permitted inside Iceland Sports Complex.

  • A maximum of 2 adults/parents acting as a game timekeeper and official scorer are allowed in the scorekeeper box at one time.

  • A maximum of 1 adult/parent is allowed in the penalty box and will serve as the penalty box attendant. No photographers/videographers are allowed in the players’ bench, penalty bend or scorekeepers box.

  • At the conclusion of the ice session, players and on-ice officials will remove skates, helmets and gloves and leave the facility within 15 minutes of the ice session. Please exit Iceland Sports Complex through the designated exits for the North and South rinks. Please do not exit through the lobby. The lobby is the designated entrance into Iceland Sports Complex.

  • Spitting is not allowed anywhere on Iceland Sports Complex property, including the parking lot.

  • Players, team officials, on-ice officials, timekeepers, scorekeepers and penalty box attendants will complete a COVID-19 waiver and it will be kept on file at Iceland Sports Complex.


The KAIHA Board wants to share information with you regarding teams playing in non-sanctioned USA Hockey games and tournaments. If a USA Hockey registered player and/or team chooses to participate in an unsanctioned event/tournament, they must participate without any connection to USA Hockey and the KAIHA. This means they cannot use their USA Hockey team roster, team name, team jerseys and colors or any other reference to the USA Hockey registered team and to KAIHA. Additionally, the USA Hockey medical and liability insurance is voided; therefore, the coaches and player families take on full responsibility for anything that may happen. It is important to note that the tournament may or may not have insurance coverage for teams and participants. Finally, MidAm & the KAIHA discourages teams from being involved in unsanctioned events, but they also recognize that all participants are free to make their own decisions and adjust to the current situation in the manner they determine is fit and appropriate. 



Hello Ice Cards!


The Ice Cardinals board (with coaches input) has unanimously agreed to approve new uniforms this year!  In conjunction with U of L, we will be wearing the same jerseys as the University.  There was a lot of thought, consideration and effort put into this.  The board is well aware of the supplemental cost to all players, but given how much the program has grown and each year many players need new jerseys due to growth or needing a new number, ordering new jerseys across the board makes the most sense.  The board has also taken great care to ensure we get competitive pricing all while getting quality jerseys. We are excited to offer these jerseys to all players from 8U-18U for both travel & select teams.


During tryouts next week (Tu/Th) there will be samples available outside for you to try on.  I strongly suggest your players have their shoulder pads on before trying on jerseys to best size them.  I will be available to answer any questions.  We will spray all jerseys with Lysol between trying them on.  It is possible to size up a little bit to try and get multiple year use out of the jerseys, but it all depends on how much your player grows. I have one child who every year have had to buy him a new jersey and another who can wear it for about two years.


There will be sizing forms available at the rink, or you May fill it out online 



On this form you will need to fill out jersey size as well as your preferred number for your jersey.



Good luck to everyone at tryouts!  See you at the rink!


Kind regards


Amanda Skinger

Spirit wear coordinator


LIC Return To Rink Announcements

LIC Families –


Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work our way through the process of protocols and scheduling as the rink re-opens its doors in this new environment.  We are excited to announce that youth hockey activities are still on track to resume activities on June 15th!!!


We understand that many of you have concerns for the health and safety of all involved and we share that concern.  Please be aware that KAIHA and Iceland Sports Complex are carefully attempting to follow guidelines put in place by the CDC (Center for Disease Control), the State of Kentucky, USA Hockey, and MidAm (our USA Hockey Regional Affiliate).  Attached to this email are the guidelines and protocols that we are collectively trying to follow as well as the following link:

Returning to the Rink (per USA Hockey)

We urge you to read and become familiar with them as we begin our Return to the Rink!


As anticipated, events will be moving quickly in order to prepare for the upcoming 2020-2021 hockey season.



First and foremost, please register for USA Hockey and KAIHA.  Links for each are:

USA Hockey:

KAIHA: Louisville Ice Cardinals Registration


Louisville Ice Cardinals Hockey Update

Hello LIC Families,

First and foremost, we hope you and yours are healthy and continue to stay safe in this time. The KAIHA Board met once again on Monday night to review the evolving situation with COVID-19. Details are below and the KAIHA Board will continue to update on developments as the COVID situation evolves. 

  • Iceland Sports Complex is submitting a plan later this week to the State of Kentucky to re-open on June 1st. The rink expects to hear back soon and will communicate its re-opening plan at that time.

  • KAIHA will continue to follow all guidance from USA Hockey, MidAm and the State of Kentucky associated with starting back up and granting all associations permission to resume hockey activities. At this time, the resume date is still June 15th contingent on state by state guidelines. We anticipate holding a modified Spring Skate as soon as we’re allowed and team tryouts soon after the resume date. More information to follow. The rink and organization intend to follow guidance from USA Hockey on Returning to the Rink as closely as we can. 

  • Parents & Coaches meetings will be held following approval of the reopening plan and prior to tryouts. Please be prepared to participate (likely virtual) on short notice due to the circumstances.

Two things to do NOW to be prepared:

1. USA Hockey Registration is open for the 2020-2021 season (! 

2. KAIHA Registration is open for the season here: Louisville Ice Cardinals Registration

Your player will be required to register for both to be eligible to register for tryouts. Both will be needed for participation in all 2020-2021 activities.

Until we see everyone on the ice again, BE SAFE, SOCIAL DISTANCE and STAY WELL.

Please reach out to your Age Group Representative with any questions. 

- KAIHA Board


Louisville Ice Cardinals Hockey Update

Hello LIC Families,

First and foremost, we hope you and yours are healthy and continue to stay safe in this time. All of us within our hockey community are anxiously awaiting our chance to get back out on the ice. Given the evolving situation with COVID-19, a number of programs are further postponed at this time. Details are below and the KAIHA Board will continue to update on developments as the COVID situation evolves. 

  1. KAIHA will follow all guidance from USA Hockey, MidAm and the State of Kentucky associated with starting back up and granting all associations permission to resume hockey activities. At this time, the resume date has been extended to June 15th at the earliest.

  2. Louisville Ice Cardinals hockey is one of many programs at Iceland Sports Complex. Iceland is also following all guidance from the State of Kentucky in terms of reopening plans. The facility will remain closed until at least the end of May and reopen in line with guidance from the State.

  3. Tryouts, Spring Hockey and associated Parents & Coaches meetings are postponed and we will update all once we know reopen dates more definitively. Please be prepared to participate on short notice due to the circumstances.

  4. Learn to Play Hockey -- Iceland manages this program and will adjust the schedule in accordance with rink policies.

While we wait, a reminder that USA Hockey Registration is open for the 2020-2021 season (! Your player will be required to obtain a 20-21 number before registering for Tryouts.  We encourage you to go ahead and obtain your player’s new USA Hockey number in preparation for the reopening.

Until we see everyone on the ice again, BE SAFE, SOCIAL DISTANCE and STAY WELL.

Please reach out to your Age Group Representative with any questions. 

- KAIHA Board

Spring Hockey Update: COVID-19

Hello LIC Families,

First and foremost, we hope you and yours are healthy and safe in this time. Given the evolving situation with COVID-19, a number of programs are postponed at the present time. Further details are below and the KAIHA Board will continue to update on developments as the COVID situation evolves. Iceland Sports Complex is officially closed until April 30th.

  1. Tryouts are postponed and are subject to USA Hockey (as well as MidAm) granting all associations permission to resume hockey activities.  Please see below notice from MidAm which also includes a link to USA Hockey guidance on the topic. We do not have a timeline yet as to when that might occur.  We will update all once we know their plans. We plan to open the try out registrations as soon as we have USA Hockey approval and find updated dates with the rink.

  2. Spring Hockey has been postponed as well.  Our plan is to try to hold a modified program if possible.

  3. Learn to Skate and Learn to Play Hockey -- Our plan is to adjust the schedule once we are permitted to resume hockey activities.

  4. Parent Meetings originally scheduled for April 14th are postponed and will be held at a time when we can provide more details based on the evolving situation. More to come.

  5. Coaches Meetings originally scheduled for April 13th are postponed. Be on the lookout for a follow up email directed to Coaches on alternative meeting dates. Please keep in mind, this would be a great time to complete your age-specific modules, background check and SafeSport (new training or refresher course), if needed, for the 2020-21 season!

While we wait, a reminder that USA Hockey Registration is open for the 2020-2021 season! Your player will be required to obtain a 20-21 number before registering for Tryouts.  If you want to obtain that number you may do so, and hold onto it until we are able to reschedule tryouts and open the registrations.

Until we see everyone on the ice again, BE SAFE, SOCIAL DISTANCE and STAY WELL.

Please reach out to your Age Group Representative with any questions. 

- KAIHA Board


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April 9, 2020

We hope this note finds you and yours well! 

Given the current governmental orders in place within the boundaries of Mid Am, the district board has chosen to suspend any on-ice tryout or group activities until May 15, 2020.  This date will continue to be monitored by the District as responses to the pandemic evolve and will be updated as necessary.

Click here for a FAQ sheet from USA Hockey.

No other hockey activities (as delineated on page 142 of USA Hockey’s Annual Guide) are permitted until further notice from Mid Am and resulting from the return of free movement in our states permitted by the Governors of each of our states.

Individuals are able to access USA Hockey online coaching education, officiating education, SafeSport training or background screening as these become available for the 2020-21 season. For additional information on online education opportunities please go to

All changes will be posted to our website.

Any specific questions may be directed to: Kaye Pinkowski –


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KAIHA is pleased to announce the 2020/2021 Season Head Coaches for all age groups. If any age group has sufficient numbers remaining after tryouts to sustain a 2nd Travel Team, an additional announcement will be made to name the head coach.

More information will be announced soon for all age groups in regards to Spring League Skates and Tryouts for all age groups for the 2020/2021 season that will take place May 7th - May 9th this year.

House/House Select Head Coaches:

Bruce Konigsberg

Adam Swiergosz

Luke Hogan

Chase Pendergrass

8U Travel Head Coach:

Jamie Lyczak

10U Travel Head Coach:

John Hoekstra

12U Travel Head Coach:

Roger Wallin

14U Travel Head Coach:

Don Burton

16U/JV Travel Head Coach:

Jacob Davis

18U/Varsity Head Coach:

JR Wier


*KAIHA Head Coaches for the 2020/2021 Season*

Dear KAIHA Community - 


Pursuant to our email last month, Head Coach applications for the 2020-2021 season are due by January 30th for all programs. If you are interested, please submit a completed application (form attached below) to by the deadline. You may also contact KAIHA Secretary, Wendy Grant, at if you need additional information on completing the application or a different means of delivering the application by the deadline. Head Coaching applications can also be found on the homepage of our website


Applications will be reviewed and Head Coach determinations will be made and communicated by the Age Group Representative for the respective age group coach following the KAIHA Board Meeting on February 3rd. 


As a reminder, the attached Calendar of Events and current 2019-2020 Program Contact list is available for any questions. Please ask any questions to the Age Group Representative for your aged player or coach position.


KAIHA Board 


KAIHA Head Coaching Application 2020/2021

2019/2020 Program Contact List and Calendar


Dear Louisville Ice Cardinal (LIC) Parents,

Welcome to the 2019/2020 hockey season! KAIHA & Louisville Ice Cardinals are starting their 6th season as a hockey association within Louisville. Our teams have experienced both success on and off the ice- with league and tournament championships, new friendships and volunteering as a group and giving back to our community.  Our overall numbers continue to grow, especially in our youngest age groups. KAIHA is also excited to have secured its fourth straight Roger Sharrer award through USA Mid Am hockey. Funds from this award will go towards growing hockey in Louisville. Heck, we even have a new spirit wear provider! Shop away and show your fandom @ The future looks bright for the red, white and black! 

Also, KAIHA formed a partnership with the Nashville Predators to establish Lil Preds in the Louisville market. Wow. Our two-year partnership has been a huge success, selling out each of its programs! You can find more info at

KAIHA continues to maintain Kentucky Amateur Ice Hockey Association (KAIHA) as a true 501C3 with the Louisville Ice Cardinals Hockey Club playing underneath the guidance, bylaws, rules & regulations of KAIHA. Please take the time to review our bylaws, rules & regulations @ association allows us to be a better organized group striving to grow the game of ice hockey, in a safe environment, in and around the greater Louisville area.

Within our association, we have some financial responsibilities that must be paid for by our membership. Things like our website,, sports engine app, association insurance, USA Hockey required coaching certifications for all coaches, all coaches/managers background screens, 501C3 tax filings, practice equipment and other related board/association expenses.

If your child plays hockey under one of the following KAIHA/LIC association teams:

House, 8U, Travel 8U, Travel 10U, Travel 12U, Travel 14U, Travel 16U, Travel 18U, Louisville Metro High School JV and Varsity teams -we are requiring a nominal fee of $25/per player that will be required to be paid during the new online registration found at the below link and on the home page of the website:

As part of the KAIHA online registration process, you will be required to pre-register your player with USA Hockey for the 2019/2020 season before completing your KAIHA registration.

 The following link will take you to USA Hockey’s 2019/2020 registration page. Save your new 2019/2020 USA Hockey confirmation number as you will be asked for this during the KAIHA registration process.

 Secondly, you will be asked to sign up or reaffirm for a Sports Engine (manager of our website) account prior to getting into our registration form. This will allow for ease of use in future registrations and allow for dynamic communication between you and your team via the app and website. 

Finally, during the KAIHA registration process, we will be asking for basic medical information such as health insurance, preferred doctor and such for your player. We hope to never need this information, but want to be prepared for both you and your child in any event.

In conclusion, we will also be gathering basic personal information regarding you and your child during your KAIHA registration; this information will onlybe used for better internal communication between the KAIHA board and its association members.

All TRAVEL teams must have ALL rostered players registered with KAIHA by no later than midnight on Wednesday, August 21st for roster submission to USA Hockey!

Have a great 2019/2020 hockey season!

KAIHA Board of Directors

Questions or comments should be directed to:





2019/2020 Travel Head Coaches Announcement

KAIHA and the Louisville Ice Cardinals program are excited to share the Head Coaches for our travel programs for the 2019/2020 season-

18U/Varsity High School: Mark Spelder

16U/JV High School: JR Wier

14U: Don Burton

12U: Andrew Dow

10U: Jason Kempf

8U: Jamie Lyczak

Head Coaches will be assembling their coaching staffs and team support in the next few weeks. Additional information concerning tryouts and player evaluations will be shared with everyone as its scheduled by each team.