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REGISTER TODAY -SPRING LEAGUE & CAMPS!

Click below for information, registration forms and instructions:

2015 SPRING DEVELOPMENT CAMPS  (Wings West & Wings Stadium)
Beginning Hockey Development Camp (WEDNESDAY NIGHTS beginning April 15)

8U Spring Development Camp (WEDNESDAY NIGHTS beginning April 15)

SQUIRT/PEEWEE Spring Development Camp (MONDAY NIGHTS beginning April 13)

2015 SPRING ALL-GAME LEAGUES - SAT & SUN (4/18-5/17) AT LAWSON (register for the division your player will be NEXT season)
8U TRANSITION ('06 birth year) Spring League (NEW THIS YEAR!!)

SQUIRT Spring League

PEEWEE Spring League

BANTAM - MIDGET Spring League

Email Brian Tulik at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with any questions!

 

 

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR THE WEST MICHIGAN ELITE

The West Michigan Elite Hockey Club would like to extend an invitation to you to attend spring skill skates in March at the following rinks: Kentwood, Eagles Ice Center, Suburban Ice- East Lansing, Summit, Patterson Ice Center and Wings West-Kalamazoo. Please check the web site for dates, times and locations. You can pre-register on the website: www.westmichiganelitehockey.com or click here for registration.  Payment will be collected at the arena.

The partnership with the 12 associations supporting this new Tier 1 club allows us to provide the highest level of hockey for talented skaters to skate locally.
The West Michigan Elite Hockey Club and its head coaches will be available at the spring skill skates and tryouts as well as the Director of Hockey, Tom Berry and its board of directors to answer any questions that you or your parents’ may have about the WMEHC.


If you have questions feel free to contact the coaches:


Midget Major (97/98)
HC Brian Sherry
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517-881-0555

Midget Minor (99/00)
HC Tommy Mannino
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248-890-7894

Midget 15U (2000)
HC Kurt Miller
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269-217-1417

Bantam Major (2001)
HC Troy Thrun
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616-337-3990

Bantam Minor (2002)
HC Mark Beaufait
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616-843-1491

Pee Wee Major (2003)
HC Shawn Zimmerman
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616-583-2262

Pee Wee Minor (2004)
HC Dave Agnew
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269-674-1941

Squirt Major (2005)
HC Darrel Newman
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616-893-3634
 

2015/16 KOHA K-WINGS TRAVEL & BRONCOS HOUSE B INFORMATIONAL MEETING MARCH 10 6:30PM @ WINGS WEST

KOHA will be conducting an informational meeting for parents interested in our Travel & House B programs - and how they differ from our House C program - on Tuesday March 10th at 6:30pm in the Party Room above the zamboni pit at Wings West.

BASIC DIFFERENCES IN OUR PROGRAM OFFERINGS (based on 14/15 season):

Our K-Wings Travel (A/AA) programs are TRYOUT teams that play in the Little Caesars Amateur Hockey League. Typically these teams practice 3 times/week (including one skills night) with games on the weekends, and anywhere from 2-4 tournaments (plus Districts), depending on the age group. Teams travel primarily within the state of Michigan, but do sometimes travel for an out-of-state tournament, typically in Ohio, Indiana or Illinois.
Tryouts are held in the spring, and are open to anyone. The tryout schedule for the 2015/16 season has been posted here. Some coaches typically hold bootcamps/team building events at the end of August, and regular practice begins after Labor Day.

Our Bronco House B programs are DRAFTED teams that play in the Adray League. Registration for this program, as required by Michigan Amateur Hockey Association rules, is open to ANYONE that wants to register. The drafts at each age division are monitored by a MAHA District 6 Chairperson assigned to help ensure our teams are balanced, and our drafts are conducted fairly. Our Bronco teams typically practice 3 times per week (including one skills night) with games on the weekends, as well as 2 tournaments, plus Districts and League tournaments. House B teams play primarily in West Michigan (including areas north of Grand Rapids), although may travel to Detroit or South Bend for a tournament. Evaluation skates are held at the end of August, and teams are DRAFTED generally in the beginning of September, with practices beginning right around the second week of September.

The House C program is our "Weekend Warrior" program. Open registration, and teams play other teams within KOHA within the same age division. A mix of practices and games are held on Saturdays and Sundays only from mid-October through the beginning of March. The first 2-4 skates are treated as evaluation skates, and then a DRAFT is held at each age division. Just as our House B drafts are monitored by a MAHA District 6 Chairperson, so are the House C drafts. It is always our intent to create balanced teams so that every child has fun and enjoys coming to the rink.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR TRAVEL & HOUSE B INFORMATIONAL MEETING ON TUESDAY MARCH 10TH AT 6:30pm AT WINGS WEST TO HEAR WHAT THE PROGRAMS WILL LOOK LIKE FOR THE 2015/16 SEASON AND ASK US ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.

   

50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION WEEKEND

KOHA has been providing a place for youth in our area to fall in love with our great game for 50 years. Kids have come to KOHA to learn and excel - some have gone on to play at the highest level - while learning life lessons and having fun. Whether recreational, travel, high school or elite hockey was the destination, thousands of kids have participated in our program, and many continued on to play as adults. 

Weather you have been a player, coach, parent, board member, volunteer or staffer (or all of the above!) for KOHA over the last 50 years, we thank you for your time and dedication to our association. You have choices, and we are grateful you chose us.

As a way to say celebrate, our House C program (including 6u/8u and our Beginning Hockey program) will all have their FINAL game day of the season on Saturday March 7th, and Parfet Cup Champions will also be crowned that day. It is sure to be a busy day filled with fun and A LOT of hockey! THEN, on Sunday, March 8th, we will continue the party by inviting all KOHA players to participate in some on-ice fun including: shooting accuracy, obstacle course, and skating speed stations. Players 8 and under (including 8U players that turned 9 THIS calendar year) can show us their skills from 9-10am and players 9 and older (SQ/PW/BT) can take the ice from 10:15-11:15am at Wings West!

Stay and cheer on your favorite coaches and the KOHA Skills Team as they participate in the Annual Coaches Classic on Sunday at 11:30am!

Again, we thank all of those that have been a part of KOHA throughout the last 50 years and we are looking forward to the next 50!

 

KOHA ADM SKILLS TEAM HANDS OUT TRAVEL & HOUSE B AWARDS

The KOHA skills team (Eric Babcock - ADM Director, Travis Sabin - Puckhandling Skills, Chris Brassard - Skating Skills, & Tom Askey - Goalie Coach) has been on the ice weekly with our Travel (A/AA) and House B programs once again for the 14/15 season. This week the skills team ran some skills competitions and handed out a few awards at both the Travel & House B skills skates:

Squirt B
Most Improved - Ethan Kerschner
Fastest Skater - Tobyn Wietfeldt
Shooting Accuracy - Lane Trim
Obstacle Course - Cam Strunk

PeeWee B
Most Improved - Hannah Berkowitz
Fastest Skater - James Onderlinde
Shooting Accuracy - Jacob Onderlinde
Obstacle Course - James Onderlinde
Fastest Goalie -  Zachary Hufford

Bantam B
Coaches Choice - Austin Ziegler
Fastest Skater - Zack Blackwell
Shooting Accuracy - Zack Blackwell
Obstacle Course - Zack Blackwell

Squirt A
Most Improved - Ty Atkinson
Fastest Skater - Jack Postula
Shooting Accuracy - Colin O'Reilly
Obstacle Course - Aiden Warn

Squirt AA
Most Improved - Aiden Crowley
Fastest Skater - Brendan Lamb
Shooting Accuracy - Brendan Lamb
Obstacle Course - Cohen Carpenter

PeeWee A
Most Improved - Cole Koryto
Fastest Skater - Lucas McKeeby
Shooting Accuracy - Sam Anderson
Obstacle Course - Brendan Schwab

PeeWee AA
Most Improved - Alexander Frink
Fastest Skater - Cole Belanger
Shooting Accuracy - Trent Stoner
Obstacle Course - Brock Ellingson

There was no Bantam (travel) skills skate this week

   

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