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#7 Kevin Kenny Update - 12/07

 
This week was an exciting week.  We had LMS Greenhouse donate a live tree to the Kenny family and some of the Vengeance players delivered the tree to the Kenny home yesterday.  Talk about good Elves!  :)
 
We also had a contractor stop forward to handle the paving of the Kenny's driveway for Kevin's homecoming.  The company will do it as a donation!  Another day that Santa Claus came early!
 
We have some upcoming fundraising events on our calendars:
 
December 20th - Tailgate Party prior to Cleveland Lumberjacks game - The owner of Andora has stepped up to donate the food for the tailgate.  He is a Sewickely resident and was more than willing to help.  We also have paper products, soda and water.  We have a cake being donated as well as wine and beer.  So if anyone has a favorite side dish they want to bring that would be great to add to the evening.
 
All gate fees for the December 20th, 21st and 22nd will be donated to the Kevin Kenny Fund.

We will have 7KennyStrong rally towels for all people in attendance (while supplies last).  Should be a great event! 
 
We want to pack the house.
 
There was some incorrect information on the internet, it is being fixed and will be relaunched.  We will also reach out to other area youth hockey organizations, I have invited the Pens Foundation and will send an personal invite to Pitt as they donated over $1,000 last night from their gate fees, 50/50 and merchandise sales.
 
We also are scheduled to have a Pancake Breakfast on January 4, 2014 from 8 am - 11:30 am.  The boys have a game that evening at home at 5:40 pm vs Cleveland so I am hoping they can help us in the morning.
 
We are looking for volunteers to help set up, cook, work the merchandise table and help us clean up.  Please let me know if you are interested.
 
It will be at the following location:

Sewickley United Methodist Church
337 Broad Street
Sewickley, PA  15143
 
We will be launching an online ticket sale site to do pre-event ticket purchases.  Once that happens, I will send to everyone.

Again, I want to thank each of you and the players.  Everyone's support by volunteering, delivering trees, doing inventory of merchandise, etc., has been overwhelming, much needed and much appreciated.

Looking forward to many more great things!

Thanks again to all of you!
 
Renee...

Kevin Kenny Updates

12-09-13 pm - Today I (Renee) was the lucky one to visit with Kevin. He is my hero and a true inspiration. Thank you to everyone that has supported Kevin and his family and continues to daily!  Kevin continues with his therapy. 3 hours in the morning and 3 hours in the afternoon. The doctors are projecting he will be in rehab for 6-8 weeks.  Today we had a positive step forward, Kevin passed his swallow test!  It will be slow going to a regular diet. Soft foods for and while and then they will work with him daily to get him on a regular diet.  Please continue to keep Kevin and his family in your prayers.  Kevin is an amazing individual and is so thankful for all the support!

12-07-13 - Kevin is now at UPMC Mercy Rehab and taking his therapy day by day.  One day at a time is the motto and we are all there for Kevin and his family!

12-03-13 am - Kevin's right vocal cord is paralyzed.  Studies are being done today to determine the extent of the paralyzation.  The study will help determine how the doctors can assist him with swallowing and being able to eat.  Depending upon the result of the study, Kevin's transfer to Mercy Rehabilitation Institute will be finalized.  It could happen as early as tomorrow or the latest by the end of the week.  Please keep Kevin and the entire Kenny Family in your prayers.

11-26-13 pm - Kevin's breathing tube has been removed today and things are proceeding well.   Doctor's orders that no visitors today as Kevin needs his strength (even though Kevin really would like to have some!).

11-26-13 am - Kevin has been extubated and no tracheotomy!  He is speaking (quietlly) and restin up for the next step.

11-24-13 pm - Kevin is breathing more on his own and with very little to no assistance from the ventilator which is very positive progress. The hard work to get to this point is tiring, so he is resting this morning and will not be having visitors for the time being.  Yesterday he requested that his family begin to read the cards, facebook posts, tweets and text messages being sent his way. All of the positive thoughts, prayers and outreach is making a difference and helping him move forward.

11-23-13 am - Kevin has been making slow but steady progress.  While still intubated, he has been breathing on his own.  He also had been experiencing hot and cold flashes, a sign that his nervous system is kind of rebooting for lack of a better term.

11-21-13 pm - Kevin is resting fairly comfortably and they say his pneumonia is under control.  His breathing is much improved and they are optomistic he will be ready to leave the ICU next week.  Also, his lumbar and cervical drains have been removed.

11-21-13 am - Doctors caught a short case of pneumonia (a common occurrence) early and are treating that successfully.Not readily a setback, just a delay in the process as the tube cannot come out until it clears up.
 


7 KENNY STRONG

Keep current with new developments for Kevin here!

11-18 - Kicked off the following Fundraisers

  • Spaghetti Dinner - November 30, 2013 - Time - 2-8 pm - Location:  John Paul I Center, 201 9th Street, Pittsburgh, PA  15215.  Cost $10/adult, $7/child - Eat in and Take Out
  • Helmet Decals - RDonations are $100 per team, but any amount is acceptable
  • 7KennyStrong T-shirts and wristbands - The t-shirts will be $10 each and the wristbands will be $5 each.  Target is to have these available for the Showcase in Chicago this week with more expected by end of week.
  • Cards for Kenny Campaign - Trying to reach far and wide for well wishes for Kevin.

11-19 - Established the Kevin Kenny Fund and GoFundMe website.  To make a donation,

  • Or walk into any PNC Bank to make a Donation to this account

11-20 - Created Facebook and Twitter sites for 7KennyStrong

Clock the button below to place an order for T's, Wristbands or Helmet Stickers:

Jr Vengeance Approach

The Jr Vengeance provide area student athletes an opportunity to further develop their skills gained through youth hockey.

Our approach ensures that each player is competing at the highest level of capability while still being challenged to take his game to the next level. With the Pittsburgh Vengeance, each player maximizes his opportunity to accelerate his advancement through the Junior ranks.

Our Jr A  team compets at the highest tuition based level hockey in the Nation and in a league that is a direct feeder to the Tier II Jr A NAHL.  These are the region's top players along with some out-of-town prospects we house who are eager to advance their hockey careers.

For the 2013 season, we will again compete in the NA3HL, the nations premier Tier III Jr league.  From the NA3HL site; The NA3HL has been around since the mid-1980’s. In today’s ever-changing world of Tier III junior hockey in the United States, the NA3HL is a testimony to the stability and sustainability just what junior hockey should and can be. 

The league began as the Central States Hockey League (CSHL) and quickly became a league that build a tradition on moving players onto the next levels of junior and college hockey.

You can view news specific about the team and our Program teams by clicking on the teams NEWS tab on the Home page.  Of course, you can sleo follow the players and view their statistics on PointStreak and you can watch the games live via the internet on FastHockey.

 

The NAHL Network

The Jr Vengeance membership in the NAHL Network will undoubtedly ensure that more players will be scouted especially at the NAHL sponsored showcase events which are expected to result in more tenders and draft opportuinities for our players.

Through the NAHL's procurement system, the Jr Vengeance will focus on player advancemment to the NAHL which has a long-held reputation as a fertile ground for collegiate prospects.

The NAHL continues to be a trendsetter in fulfilling its mission to develop Junior, Midget and High School players for collegiate and professional hockey success.  In fact, several NAHL alums are making a profound impact in NCAA and even NHL programs.

Their sponsored Showcase and Top Prospects Tournaments enable one-stop shopping for hordes of college and pro scouts to see some of the continent's most promising Midget and Junior-aged talent.

Our players receive further exposure through our live Webcasts of our home games plus all NA3HL and NAPHL event games presented by FASTHockey.  Also, through comprehensive Point Streak statistics and timely game reports, our web promotes the teams' and players' on-ice achievements.

Game Scores & 3HL Recaps

Click HERE for a listing of all Vengeance Game Results and available Game Summaries.


SILENT AUCTION BENEFIT

SPONSORED BY CAFÉ DES AMIS & THE SEWICKLEY CAFÉ  FOR KEVIN KENNY

SUNDAY, MARCH 2ND,  2014 - 5 pm – 7 pm - At The Sewickley Café

All Auction Items will be displayed at CAFÉ DES AMIS the week of February 23rd to March 1st

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS...


Want to help our 7KennyStrong Team?

"Want to volunteer for the Kevin Kenny Fund?
 
We are looking for a few good volunteers for the upcoming events:
 
Spaghetti Dinner - November 30, 2013 from 2-8 pm
 
Volunteering to work the 7KennyStrong Merchandise Table for the Vipers Thanksgiving Tournament at Bladerunners Harmarville - Dates: Friday, November 29, 3013 from 8 am - 5 pm and Sunday, December 1, 2013 from 8 am - 5 pm.
 
Please go to our Kevin Kenny Fund Volunteer page by accessing the following link to sign up:

http://www.whatfriendsdo.com/team/1636/
 

Thank you for your support and together we remain #7KennyStrong!:"


HELMET STICKERS & MORE

Help support the Kevin Kenny Fund!

Players in the NA3HL and throughout the Pittsburgh area will be supporting Kevin by wearing the 7 KENNY STRONG Helmet Stickers.

To order your Helmet Stickers, click the Helmet Sticker above or...

We have had an extreme outpouring of support.
 
Thank you in advance for reaching out.

We remain #7KennyStrong!

PROUD MEMBERS OF


NAHL - Are you Ready Video...

Why the NA3HL?

For an in-depth look at why the NA3HL is the best training ground in the country by providing the best exposure and developmental vehicles available for student-athletes at the Tier III junior level, view the Video... 

WATCH THE NEW VIDEO HERE

This past season, the NA3HL’s North Iowa Bulls were crowned as the USA Hockey Tier III Junior National Champions and a record number of players from the NA3HL were drafted and tendered in the NAHL and made commitments to the NCAA and ACHA.

The NA3HL ‘A Step Above the Rest’ video discusses three main points of the league: The exposure, the game and the competition. Footage was taken from the NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament, which was held this past May in Frisco, Texas and featured 80 of the top prospects the NA3HL had to offer from this past season.

“When it comes to tuition-based junior models, there are a lot of choices out there and we wanted to show everyone why the NA3HL is an option that is a step above the rest,” said NAHL Commissioner and NA3HL President Mark Frankenfeld. “We feel like the NA3HL not only provides the prospective player the best on-ice training and competition, but also gives them a once-in-a-lifetime experience that gives them a great opportunity to advance their careers. In just three short years, the NA3HL has been able to accomplish a lot and exceed expectations. This includes the record number of players advancing to the next levels of hockey and winning the USA Hockey Tier III junior National Championship this past season.”

The video was developed by the NA3HL staff and shot by videographer Matt Thiessen.

 

PJP Archives DB includes:

  • Birth Year and Tier I Midgets (from 2003 through 2010)
  • Jr A, Jr B & Jr C (from 1998 through 2010
  • Player Advancement details coming soon

List of Former Players by NAME, Click HERE

List of Former Players by Team, Click HERE

TEAM & PLAYER Statistics, click HERE **

  **  Former Players can check their stats here!


This project is a Work in Progress.  While we have updated the DB to reflect many of the higher level advancements, we're still working on Tier III Jr placement (we have 100+) and Draft selections:

  • Player Advancement
    • NHL, OtherPro, Can Jr done
    • NCAA D1 and NCAA D3 done
    • Tier I USHL & Tier II NAHL done
    • Tier II Jr - still in development
    • Draft Selections - still in development

The Pittsburgh Jr A Penguins are proud members of the NAHL Network.  Find more detail about each of the Jr Programs in the NAHL Network below.  If interested in our program and tryouts for the 2011 season, click HERE.

Our Tier I teams will compete inthe NJPHL for the 2011-12 season.