Website Manager

Youth Ice Hockey

Rapids Season Details

 Team Structure and Practice Schedule

For the 2018-19 season, the Rapids will field teams at 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U, and High School (JV and Varsity). All practices will be at the Pavilion Rink in Bend.  Each age group will practice twice per week before school.

  • 8U - 2 practices per week.  Cross-ice games.
  • 10U - 2 practices per week. Half-ice games games.
  • 12U - 2 practices per week. 2 evenly-divided teams.  
  • 14U - 2 practices per week. 2 evenly-divided teams.
  • HS - 2 practices per week.

There will be 2 evenly-divided teams at the 12U and 14U level, based upon ability.  In addition, the Rapids will roster higher-level (tiered) select teams at both the 12U and 14U levels to provide additional opportunities for home and away games/tournaments against tiered teams from outside Oregon.  In-state competition will include teams from Medford, Eugene, Klamath Falls, and Portland. Schedulers are also coordinating with associations from Boise, Vancouver, Tri-Cities, Wenatchee, and Spokane to expand our hockey relationships throughout the Pacific Northwest.  The Bend Rapids season schedule will be released in mid-October.

12U, 14U and High School players will have the option of additional skill development practices on Wednesdays.  These optional sessions will provide additional on-ice practices focused on power skating and other skill development.  There will also be a goaltender specific practice time built into our schedule TBD.

Practice Days & Times

8U - Tuesdays & Thursdays 7:15 - 8:15 A.M.
10U - Tuesdays & Thursdays 7:15 - 8:15 A.M.
12U - Tuesdays & Thursdays 6 - 7 A.M.*
14U - Tuesdays & Thursdays 6 - 7 A.M.*
HS - Wednesdays & Fridays 5:30 - 7 A.M.

*Ice will be available at 5:45 A.M. to provide skill development, unstructured practice or team specific activities for 12U and 14U players.   

Coaching Assignments

Michael Mills-PriceJon Vlasak (HC)Eric Jordan (HC)
Bobby StenroseNaomi MajorDavid Bermudez
Bryce SampsonMichel WallerChristy Dimmig
Aaron Kitchell Nick Crawley
Paul Israel  
Mike Ahlman  
Jim Boss (HC)Justin Duke (HC) 
David BermudezAaron Olson 
Jon VlasakMatthew Torney 
Rick Morton  
Seth Taylor  
Coaching Director: Mike Ahlman
Goalie Development Coordinator: Christy Dimmig


Evaluations for 12U, 14U, and high school age players will occur on Monday, October 22nd and Wednesday, October 24th from 4 - 8pm at the Pavilion. (Specific ice times will be communicated as we approach these dates.) Evaluations will be used to determine team rosters and identify potential select team members.  Coaching assignments for all age levels will be announced by the close of registration on October 15th.


Online registration for the 2018-19 is open and will remain so through October 8, 2018 at 5pm (registrations after October 8 will incur a $100 fee.)  

You will need to set up an account with Blue Sombrero (if you have not done so already) before completing your player’s online registration. Please see the following if you have questions about setting up an account:

In addition to the online registration you will need to complete our registration packet along with providing a copy of your player’s birth certificate (if this is their first season with the Rapids.)

Click here to download your registration packet

Registration Costs for the season are as follows:

  • 8U - $350
  • 10U - $995
  • 12U/14U - $1195 (add’l select team +$350)
  • HS Varsity - $1295
  • HS JV - $695

A minimum deposit of $150 will be required at the time of registration.

Gear Exchange and Season Information Session

The annual Bend Rapids hockey gear exchange is scheduled at the Pavilion on Sunday, September 30th from 3:00 to 5:00pm.  All players are encouraged to bring surplus equipment to the event. The Bend Rapids Steering Committee will present a season preview and question and answer session at 4:00pm.

Bend Rapids

Email : [email protected]
Copyright © 2019 Bend Rapids  |  Privacy Policy |  Terms of Use  |  TSHQ License Agreement Log In