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2016/17 SEASON SNAPSHOT FOR KOHA TEAMS

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR TEAMS & PLAYERS ON A GREAT SEASON!! We are so proud of the development of our players throughout the entire program. Whether you and your skater/s just completed a grueling season of Travel (A/AA) or House B hockey, or if you were a Weekend Warrior in our 8U/10U/12U/14U House C program, we want to brag about your successes!

8U Mite State Tournament Red Division Team (2008/09):
MAHA MITE STATE CHAMPIONS (3/4-3/5)
8U Mite State Tournament White Division Team (2008/09):
MAHA MITE STATE SEMIFINALISTS (lost in a shootout) (3/4-3/5)
8U Mite State Tournament Blue Division Team (2008/09):
MAHA MITE STATE SEMIFINALISTS (3/4-3/5)

10U A (2007): Coach Matt Kakabeeke
Motown Cup Runner-Up (2/18-2/20)
LCAHL Patrick Division Semi-Finalists (3/18-3/19)

10U AA (2006): Coach Mark Ostrander
LCAHL Patrick Division CHAMPIONS (3/25-3/26)
Spartan Cup Runner-Up (3/10-3/12)
Irish Cup CHAMPIONS (3/17-3/19)

10U B BROWN (2006 & 2007): Coach Dave Whitehead
ADRAY STATE RUNNER-UP/FINALIST
Adray West Conference Champions
Adray Gold Tournament Champions
2016/17 Overall season record: 30-6-6

10U B GOLD (2006 & 2007): Coach Dan Mehren
Spartan Cup CHAMPIONS (Dec. 2016)
Irish Cup CHAMPIONS (3/17-3/19)

10U HOUSE C PARFET CUP CHAMPS: MOL-SON
Coach Phil Glennie

12U A (2005): Coach Curt Penny
LCAHL Smythe Division CHAMPIONS (3/18-3/19)
3rd Place (out of 10 teams) in Bay City Yeti Fall Showcase (Sept. 2016)
Thanksgiving Motown Cup CHAMPIONS (2016)

12U AA (2004): Coach Bart Kruzich
District 6 Semifinalist (2/3-2/5)
LCAHL Patrick Division Runner-Up/Finalist (3/11-3/12)
Irish Cup Finalist (3/17-3/19)

12U B BLACK (2004 & 2005):Coach Frank Barber
Cadillac Tournament Runner-Up (11/4-11/6)
Season record: 21-14-5

12U B BROWN (2004 & 2005): Coach Chris Talaga
Adray West Bronze Division CHAMPIONS

12U B GOLD (2004 & 2005): Coach Brent Dutcher
Adray West Red Conference Champions
Adray West Gold Division Semifinalists (2/12)
Irish Cup Runner-Up (12/2-12/4)
Clover Classic Runner-Up (3/17-3/19)

12U/14U HOUSE C PARFET CUP CHAMPS: TAPLIN GROUP
Coach Kevin Shaffer

14U A GOLD (2003): info coming

14U A SILVER (2003): Coach Mark Osinski
LCAHL Smythe Division Runner-Up/Finalist
Ann Arbor Big Thaw Tournament Semi-Finalist

14U AA (2002): info coming

14U LADY KWINGS: info coming

14U B (2002 & 2003): Coach Steve Jepson
From Manager Dan - The Bantam House "B" team does not have championships from tournaments or leagues that show results how our team played. The Boys and Coaches from this team demonstrated a sportsmanship, pride and devotion that the KOHA program should be proud of.
The team showed tremendous growth as a team and individual players improvement throughout the season is clearly defined by the end of the season.

 

"GIRLS PLAY TOO" SKATES

 

KOHA is partnering with Wings West in an effort to grow the girls games. There will be some Girls Only skates in April - you can find them on the Wings Ice schedule listed as "Girls Play Too". They'll be like Sticks & Pucks ($6 per skater), but KOHA will have coaches out on the ice to help younger girls, and those new to our sport. We will likely utilize the cross-ice boards or dividers, and have stations as well as 3 on 3 or 4 on 4 mini games. If you know of a friend that has a daughter that would like to give hockey a try, or would like to get back on the ice - bring her out to one of these skates! All levels - all ages - ALL FUN!

No pre-registration - you'll sign up at the Ice Events office in the lower lobby of Wings West and pay them for each session.

4/14 - 6:15pm-7:15pm
4/17 - 7:35pm-8:35pm
4/20 - 6:00pm-7:00pm
4/25 - 7:35pm - 8:35pm
4/27 - 6:00pm-7:00pm

 
KOHA will have tryouts in May for the following 2017/18 Lady K-Wings teams: 
12U (2005 & 2006), 14U (2003 & 2004) and 16U (2001 & 2002)
 

 

 

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

 

17/18 KOHA K-WINGS 10U (SQUIRT) A HEAD COACH ANNOUNCED

KOHA's Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of Ryan Penny as our 10U (Squirt) A K-Wings Head Coach for the 2017/18 season. Ryan played his youth hockey with KOHA in the 80s and 90s, went on to play high school hockey (in the SWMHSHL) with the Kalamazoo Blades, and then spent a season with the WMU Stallions ACHA Club team.

Ryan is a Level 4 USA Hockey Certified Coach, and has been coaching in KOHA since 2012 in our grassroots programs, 6U and 8U. Ryan has an eagerness to continue to learn best coaching practices and is dedicated to athlete development. "I am a huge advocate of the ADM. I am all about fast pace, high intensity drills that only station based practices can provide. Small area games are a HUGE part of player development, which is why we see it utilized at the highest level; because the best coaches in our sport know the game breaks down and is played in small areas. Although I am very competitive and committed to trying to win, I am more concerned with long-term skill development. I believe that you develop the skills and the wins will come," said Penny.

If you'd like to contact Ryan about your 2008 birth year player for the 2017/18 season, he can be reached at 269-760-0059 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Application deadline for all other 2017/18 A/AA Head Coaching positions for boys and girls teams is February 17th, and those announcements will be made in mid-March (at - or near - the conclusion of our current season). Applications can be found here.

Tryouts for the fall A/AA teams have not yet been announced (as of Feb. 2, 2017), so keep an eye out for that information on our website and social media sites.

   

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