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KCIC---Home of the Kansas City Stars Youth Hockey Club

KCIC is the place to be for youth hockey players.  We are the home of the Kansas City Stars Youth Hockey Club.  The Stars, founded in 1999, is the area's largest club with 425+ members and is staffed by highly experienced elite level coaches including several who have played at the NHL and Division I college level.  Stars coaches are educated and certified through USA Hockey, the national governing body for all hockey in the United States.  Stars offer house and travel teams for players age 4-18. Stars travel teams compete in top leagues in the Midwest.

If you have a son or daughter who is interested in joining a youth hockey team, please contact Mary Helmick with KC Stars for more information.

Mary Helmick
KC Stars Hockey Administrator/Registrar

KC Stars Hockey 2021-2022 Season Information and Registration

Click on the following document for 2021-2022 Season Information.

Click the following link to go straight to online Registration.
Register by August 31st to avoid $50 late fee.

Stars/Jets 2021-2022 Important Dates

Upcoming dates for the start of the 2021-2022 hockey season. All of the below events are at KC Ice Center in Shawnee, KS.

July 31-August 1: Goalie clinic for Beginners and Advanced
August 7-August 8: Stars Gold+ Travel Open House and Pre-Season Practices
August 9-August 13: Stars Gold+ Travel and Storm Conditioning
August 14-August 15: Storm Girls Tryouts
August 14: U8 to Squirt Transition Clinic
August 10-26: High School Pre-Season Clinic
August 16-August 22: Stars Gold+ Travel Tryouts
August 23-August 26: Stars House League Conditioning
August 28: Stars Open House, Used Equipment Sale, and U8 Round-Up
August 27-August 29: Jets Tryouts
August 30-September 2: Stars House League Conditioning
September 7th: Stars House League Evaluations Start

Shjon Podein Named KCIC/KC Stars Co-Hockey Director

We are pleased to announce Shjon Podein as the Co-Hockey Director for KC Ice Center and KC Stars Hockey Club.

Shjon played hockey professionally and has spent the last 15 years working with boy and girl hockey players at all youth levels in Minnesota.  He was born and raised in Rochester, Minnesota and is blessed with his wife Sherry and their two children Anna (18) and Junior (14).

Shjon will work alongside current KCIC/KC Stars Hockey Director Dean Nelson in order to maintain a continued focus on player and coaching development.

"Shjon brings a very strong passion and understanding of where we currently are and what direction we wish to grow to in the future" says Dean Nelson.  "We are beyond grateful and excited to welcome Shjon and his family into our KCIC/Stars Family".

Stars Pre-Season Goalie Clinic Jul 31-Aug 1, 2021

-Saturday July 31st and Sunday August 1st, 2021 at KCIC
-For current and future KC Stars Goalies!
-Two Groups: Beginner and Advanced
-Cost $120
-Pre-Register online by July 23rd

Stars Gold+ Travel Open House & Practice Aug 7-8, 2021

Stars Gold+ Travel Open House, Player Practices and Travel Parent Info Meetings will be August 7-8, 2021 at KCIC. This is for  KCYHA players interested in trying out for a Stars Gold+ Travel team. Cost $40. Pre-Register by August 1st.
**Looking to field two Travel teams at each level (Sqt, PW, BT) this season**

KC Stars U8 to Squirt Transition Clinic Aug 14, 2021

This is a FREE clinic for KC STARS U8's moving up to Squirt AND new Squirt or Peewee players that just started to play this spring or will start this fall. *Only 30 spots available so pre-register early.

KC Stars Gold+ Travel Tryouts August 16-22, 2021

KC Stars Gold+ Travel Hockey Tryouts for 10U, 12U, 14U.
For all KCYHA players interested in playing on a Stars Gold+ team.
Tryouts are August 16-22, 2021, cost $75.
Optional Pre-Tryout On-Ice Conditioning August 9-13, 2021, cost $25.
All tryout events at KCIC in Shawnee, KS.
Please pre-register by August 2, 2021 so the conditioning schedule and tryout groups can be formed.

Pre-Season High School Clinic August 10-26, 2021

For KC Stars and Jets players in birth years 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 who will be in high school this fall/winter and plan to play on a JV/Varsity team with the Stars or the Jets.

Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:20pm. August 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26.
Cost $100.  Limited to 30 skater spots and 4 goalie spots. Pre-Register by August 1st to save your spot.

Stars Pre-Season House Player Development Clinic

Two week program to prepare 6U/8U, 10U Squirt, 12U Peewee, 14U Bantam for the upcoming hockey season.
August 23-27 and August 30-September 2, 2021
Players will get 2-3 on-ice practices during those two weeks.
Cost $40.  All events at KCIC.
Pre-register by August 10th so we can form the exact schedule.

6U/8U Round-Up Saturday August 28, 2021

6U-8U Round-Up Saturday August 28th, 3:00pm at KCIC
This is a FREE event and is open to players with birth years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 who are interested in playing on a KC Stars Hockey team this fall. Full equipment required. 

Stars Open House and Used Equipment Sale Saturday August 28th, 2021

Stars Open House & Used Equipment Sale Saturday August 28th from 11:00am-3:00pm. Click on the following flier for details on how to sell or buy used equipment.

There will also be a Stars Coaches Meeting Aug 28th at 1:30pm.  For new and returning coaches in all divisions.

KC Jets JV/Varsity Travel Tryouts August 27-29, 2021

KC Jets JV/Varsity tryouts are August 27-29, 2021 at KC Ice Center in Shawnee, KS. 
Tryouts for players birth years 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 who will be in high school this fall and looking to play for the Jets.
Tryout Cost $100.  Please Pre-Register by August 16, 2021 so the tryout teams and exact schedule can be formed.

General Information About KC Stars/Jets

HOUSE LEAGUE HOCKEY: KC Stars offers house/rec hockey for 6U/8U, 10U Squirt, 12U Peewee, 14U Bantam & High School JV/Varsity players. Our home rink is KC Ice Center in Shawnee, KS.  Fall/Winter hockey registration is in August.  Fall/winter practices are held during the week and run from September through February with games on the weekends starting mid October and running through February. Stars Fall/Winter house teams play in the Kansas City Youth Hockey League against teams from Line Creek, Independence, Carriage Club, & St Joseph.  The Stars also host Spring Xtreme hockey which runs from late March thru late May.

TRAVEL HOCKEY: KC Stars Gold+ Travel Teams are formed in the 10U Squirt, 12U Peewee, and 14U Bantam divisions. Teams play in the Midwest Hockey League against teams from Iowa and Nebraska and also attend invitational tournaments in the mid-west and central part of the US. Travel Tryout Evaluations are in August.

STARS HIGH SCHOOL JV/VARSITY: KC Stars JV and Varsity teams play in the Mid America High School Hockey League (MAHSHL). Registration is in August, teams start practicing in September, games start late October and run through mid February.

KC JETS HIGH SCHOOL JV/VARSITY AA HOCKEY: The KC Jets are Kansas City's top high school AA travel teams that play in the Midwest High School Hockey League against teams from Iowa and Nebraska.  Tryouts are in August, practices start early September, games start in October, season finals are in early March. For more information on KC Jets JV/Varsity travel please visit their team page at

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Home Rink:
KC Ice Center
19900 Johnson Drive
Shawnee, KS 66218
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KC Stars Contacts

Mary Helmick

Program Director

Phone: 913-851-7768

Dean Nelson

Hockey Director

Phone: 507-990-3745

Interested in Coaching? We'd love to have you! Please email Dean at

Jennifer Reynolds

House League Coordinator & Scheduler

Phone: 913-708-1347

Gary Scibona

KC Jets Team Manager

Phone: 816-982-4402

August 28th Stars Open House, Used Equipment Sale, and U8 Round-Up

August 28th Stars U8 Round-Up

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