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SPRING 2017 GOALTENDING CLINIC

April 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 - @ LAWSON ICE ARENA

10U/12U GOALIES:
4:45-5:10PM VIDEO
5:40-6:40PM ON-ICE

14U+ (INCLUDING HS GOALIES):
6:50-7:50PM ON-ICE
8:10-8:35PM VIDEO

6 hours of On-Ice Specialized Goaltender Training from Tom and his staff that includes:
Edgework and Skating
Save Technique and Positioning
Angles and Net Awareness
Puckhandling Skills
Break-Away Training
Post-Save Tracking
Rebound Control
Lateral Movement
Fighting Through Screens

3:1 PLAYER/COACH RATIO
SPACE IS LIMITED PER SESSION!

Top end and up-to-date goaltending training from former NHL goaltender and current Division 1 College Assistant Coach, Tom Askey.

In addition to the ice sessions, there will be a video session each day that will be in line with and support the work that will be done on ice. Video will be a combination of practice and game footage of higher level goalies. We will also show some clips of the participants that will be taken during the 3 weeks of sessions. At the end of the three weeks, each camper will also be given an evaluation of some of his or her strengths and weaknesses with feedback on the areas that need to be improved upon.

Early bird price $395 if registered by March 17; $450 after
CLICK ON "REGISTER TODAY" (UPPER LEFT CORNER OF THIS PAGE)
 

TOM ASKEY BIO
T
om brings a wealth of hockey knowledge and experience to KOHA. In 2008, the Buffalo, NY native retired from a professional playing career that lasted 12 seasons. Since 2000, he has made Kalamazoo his home and has been working closely with the hockey community in various capacities.
Since 2009, He has been the Organizational Goalie Coach for KOHA. Tom has also helped run successful development camps year round and has worked closely with several teams in the area at every level of hockey from the learn to skate through professional hockey. Askey also specializes in private goalie training sessions for all ages and skill levels.
In addition to his duties with KOHA, Askey is a Volunteer Assistant Coach with the Western Michigan University Hockey team. He has worked with the goaltenders of the program since Head Coach Andy Murray took over in 2011. Bronco net-minders have been an integral part of the team's success throughout his tenure and has seen many highlights, including an CCHA Playoff Championship in 2012 and the team's birth into the NCAA National Tournament that same year. 
An 8th round Draft selection of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in 1993, Tom played four seasons in the Central College Hockey Association as a member of The Ohio State Buckeyes. While at OSU, Tom had the experience of working under the tutelage of a former NHL goaltender, Bill McKenzie. As a senior, Askey enjoyed his most successful season and was named to the All-CCHA Second Team and was an All-American nominee.
After his time in Columbus, Askey signed his first professional contract with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks.
While with the Ducks organization, Tom had the privilege of working with one the hockey world’s most successful goaltending consultants, Francois Allaire. Under Allaire’s guidance, Askey would realize his dream of playing in the NHL as he spent time with the Ducks in 1998 and again during the Playoffs against the Detroit Red Wings in 1999. Askey would go on to spend a total of four seasons with season in the ducks system having stints with affiliates in Baltimore, Cincinnati, Houston and Kansas City.
In 2000, Tom had the opportunity to sign with the NHL team he grew up watching, the Buffalo Sabres. He spent five years exclusively with their American League affiliate in Rochester, NY. During that time, Tom would once again have the privilege of working alongside a premier goaltending guru, Jim Corsi. In addition to his playing duties, Tom took the coveted role of being a mentor to many of the Sabres’ prospects playing for the Americans. Among those was current NHL star net-minder Ryan Miller whom Tom worked with for three seasons.
Tom spent the latter part of his career playing in Europe with stops in the Finland, Switzerland, Italy, and the United Kingdom. During the 2006-2007 season, Tom stayed states-side and played for the Kalamazoo Wings.
Upon his retirement in 2008, Tom returned to his alma mater and spent the 2008-2009 season finishing his degree at The Ohio State University. While in Columbus, Tom acted as a goaltending consultant for a Buckeye hockey program that reached the NCAA National Tournament.


 

2017/18 HOUSE B COACHING APPLICATIONS

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS AUGUST 1, 2017

The KOHA House B program was designed to provide additional ice time for players to improve their hockey skills and to give them an opportunity to play competitive games in surrounding cities. The KOHA House B program takes part in the Adray Community Hockey League (West Division), which incorporates teams as far north as Traverse City and as far east as Battle Creek. Most games, however, are within an hour drive. We will have House B teams in the 10U (Squirt), 12U (Pee Wee), and 14U (Bantam) Divisions. Players will attend three evaluation skates at the start of the season and will be drafted by our volunteer coaches to their teams.

Click here to download the 2017/18 House B coaching application

 

HEADED TO ADRAY STATES: BRONCOS 10U BROWN

The 10U KOHA Broncos Brown won the Adray West Squirt Gold Division Playoffs on February 19th.  After a slow start and a 3-3 tie against the Junior Jacks, the Broncos clamped down allowing only one more goal over the remaining four games. This was accomplished by the strong goaltending by Tre "Shutout” Rohrer, and hustle by players like "Bulldog" Richmond, "Knuckles" Weaver and "Crazy Legs" Shaffer. The Buffet Line led the team with a combined 9 goals through great passing and using their size to their advantage.  All fun aside, it was a tremendous team effort. The coaches saw their players work through adversity, play unselfishly and battle for every puck, and could not be more proud of them all. The coaches would like to thank the parents and other KOHA coaching staff for all of the time you put in to make this happen. The team moves on to participate in the Adray State playoffs March 17-19.

GOOD LUCK & GO BRONCOS!

   

KOHA BRONCOS PEEWEE B BROWN - ADRAY BRONZE CHAMPS!

The KOHA Pee Wee B Broncos Brown won the Bronze division of the Adray West Playoffs on February 12, 2017.   The team won in dramatic fashion during a shootout in which Ethan Kerschner scored the winning goal against GRAHA.

Team members include:
Jack Carpenter
Mitchell Clinard
Keagen Crist
Josh Engel
Gavyn Garza
Niko Lewis
Dave Mitchell
Jake Mitchell
Ethan Kerschner
Noah Sidell
Colin Swintz
Cooper Talaga
Ian Woodruff

Coaches include:
Head Coach, Chris Talaga
Randy Carpenter
Martin Clinard
Kevin Sidell

 

2017/18 BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPLICATIONS - DEADLINE MARCH 6TH

There are openings for the 2-year term that begins following the April 17, 2017 annual member meeting.

We are looking for volunteers who are committed to KOHA and to the responsibilities of serving on the Board of Directors. Each Board member has the responsibility to attend the board meetings (April, June, August, October, December, February) and to assume an active role in the program. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact members of the Board and Staff for additional information.

2017/18 Application for Board of Director Member

 

   

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