Team Kentucky

KAIHA and its Director of Hockey, Louie Abounader are pleased to announce that Team Kentucky will be returning for its 2nd season this upcoming spring! This spring/summer travel tournament program invites youth hockey players from across the great State of Kentucky and surrounding regions for the exclusive opportunity!



One Hockey Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

March 15 - 17

One Hockey

**10U/12U/14U only**

Pot O’ Gold Cup 

South Bend, IN

April 26 - 28

Ultimate Tournaments 

Iron City Cup 

Pittsburgh, PA

May 17 - 19

TCS Hockey

Showdown in the Windy City 

Chicago, IL

May 31 - June 2

TCS Hockey

Girls Division

Music City Cup 

Nashville, TN

June 27 - July 1

TCS Hockey

Girls Division


Team Kentucky will be represented by one team for five individual age classifications. All five teams will be tentatively competing at the AA level, unless noted otherwise following tryouts.

  • 10U - 2014 & younger
  • 12U - 2012 - 2013
  • 14U - 2010 - 2011
  • 18U - 2006 - 2009 
  • 16U Girls  - 2008 - 2011


The tryout fee is $25 collected during registration. All tryout sessions will be held at Alpine Ice Arena on Sunday, 2/4, 7:00am - 12:00pm. A makeup tryout date will be held on Monday, 2/5.

10U 2/4  7 -8am

12U 2/4 8 -9am

14U & 16U Girls 2/4 9 -10am

18U 2/4  11:30 -12:30pm

Makeup  2/5 8:30pm-9:30pm


One practice session during a tournament week. Cost is built into the registration fee.


  • 5 Tournaments - $1,000
  • 4 Tournaments - $850
  • 3 Tournaments - $675
  • 2 Tournaments - $500
  • 1 Tournament - $300
  • Practice Player - $100

Includes tournament participation, game jersey & socks, and one 1h30min practice session each tournament week. Hotels & transportation are not included.   

Team dues will be collected once the final rosters are announced after tryouts. 


Team Kentucky jerseys and socks will be provided. The cost is built into the registration fees.


Louie Abounader

Director of Hockey


Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the home rink?

Team Kentucky is a KAIHA-sanctioned program, therefore tryouts and team practices will be held at its home rink, Iceland Sports Complex in Louisville, Kentucky. 

Who will be coaching the team?

Louie Abounader will plan on being the official head coach for all the Team Kentucky age groups. However, assistant coaches will not be determined until tryouts are completed and will be contingent upon team formation. If you are interested in volunteering as an assistant coach for any of our teams, there is a section in the registration process that will ask if you are interested in doing so, and you will be considered for the position. The same goes for team managers and tournament coordinators.

What will be the roster size?

Depending on each age group's tryouts turnout, rosters will likely include 17-20 players, which includes two goalies and excludes practice players.

Will girls be permitted at tryouts?

Absolutely, all teams will be co-ed except for a 16U level all girls team.

Are there spaced-out, partial payment options?

No, the full cost for the tournament option you selected in the registration process must be paid when we begin collecting team dues after tryouts.

What happens if we cannot make the only tryout date?

Please reach out to me separately and we can arrange for an alternative option for you. However, I still expect everyone to show up for tryouts so please don't rely on this method. Only utilize this option for very particular circumstances.


Team Kentucky 2024 

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