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KVHA TEAMS ADVANCING

Congratulations to the KVHA Travel and House Teams advancing to the MAHA District Round 2 Playoffs the weekend of January 30th.  Round 2 games are being held at various ice rinks in the area.  KVHA is hosting the Bantam B House teams on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the weekend of January 30th.  For more information regarding the MAHA District Games, please click on the following link.  Good luck to all of the teams!

Travel Teams
Squirt A Rebels
Squirt AA Rebels
Pee Wee A Renegades
Pee Wee AA Rebels
Bantam A Renegades
Bantam AA Rebels
House Teams
Squirt Eagles
Pee Wee Destroyers
Bantam Eagles

Try Hockey For Free

 

On Saturday, February 21st from 4:00-5:00PM, Kensington Valley Hockey Association and USA Hockey will host Try Hockey For Free Day!

Kids ages 4 to 9 are invited to come try youth hockey as part of the eighth annual Hockey Weekend Across America.

Skates and hockey sticks will be provided, but you must bring your own hockey or bike helmet, and hockey or thick, winter ski gloves.  

Pre-registration is required!  You can register by clicking the link.  Be sure to select Kensington Valley Hockey Association for the location.


KVHA Board Of Directors Application

 

It’s that time of year when the association looks to its members to find candidates to become members of the Board of Directors. KVHA holds our annual membership meeting and elections in March each year, right as the season is ending. This allows our families to comment and provide input while the season events are fresh in their minds and before moving on to other spring sports.

Board applications are now being accepted. Candidates should include information on their background, state why they are running for a particular Board position, and what they hope to accomplish during their term. We encourage our members to step forward and run for these positions. Our program depends on dedicated volunteers who have the time, interest, and new ideas for our continued success.

Persons wishing to run for an open Board position must submit an on-line application, which can be found by clicking on the link listed below:


KVHA 2014-2015 Fall/Winter Registration


Registration is now closed for the 2014-2015 Fall/Winter Season.
Please check back in May 2015 to register for the 2015-2016 Season!
Don't forget to register early, to avoid a waitlist situation.


Non-Rostered Players / Coaches On The Ice

This is a reminder that the only people allowed on the ice during practice are those players rostered to the team and that team’s rostered coaches. Having others on the ice invalidates the USA Hockey insurance and puts the head coach at risk for disciplinary action and potential lawsuit should a player be injured. The USA Insurance coverage will not cover you or anyone on the ice, including an injured party. The rule applies to player siblings, coaches other children, friends, and even those rostered on other KVHA teams. This is not optional, and coaches will be suspended immediately pending a hearing if it occurs. This is not a KVHA rule, but a USA Hockey / MAHA rule and it will be strictly enforced.

Helmets

All coaches on the ice are required to wear a helmet. Guest ‘instructors’ on the ice with teams must also wear helmets. It is the head coaches responsibility to make sure this is followed. If your team has some one come to your practice to work with your team and they are on the ice, they must have a helmet. NO EXCEPTIONS. These coaches must be USA Hockey registered. Again, failure to follow this policy puts the head coach at risk for disciplinary action. Both of these are USA Hockey rules and are not negotiable.

Mouth Guard & Neck Guard Protection

It is a rule (by-law) of the Kensington Valley Hockey Association that every player and goalie, in every division, is required to wear a neck guard (or a throat/neck shield for goalies) and a mouth guard during all practices, all training sessions, and all games, whether using Kensington facilities, or at any other arena/rink. Neck guards and mouth guards are to be worn properly during all ice time. Neck Guard must be a device in which the design intent was to protect the neck. A rolled up sock taped to the neck it not an acceptable neck protector. Mouth guards dangling out of the player’s helmet are also not acceptable. Safety for the players and goalies is of the utmost importance. It is the responsibility of each coach to insure that his/her players have the required equipment prior to all practices and games. It is the responsibility of each player’s parents/guardians to insure that the required equipment is used correctly during all ice time.


Click the screen above to begin watching the video. Hosted by former Detroit Red Wings player Dallas Drake, this video explains the principles of the STAR program. This should be a must see for all hockey parents. The video shows how off-ice antics affect the players on-ice.

S.T.A.R.

Shared Tolerance, Appreciation & Respect

The Michigan Amateur Hockey Association's S.T.A.R. Hockey program was one of the first of its type created anywhere in the country. It is our response to increasing reports of misconduct, abuse, and violence in youth hockey and other youth sports.

The S.T.A.R. Hockey program is meant to be presented and explained to ALL hockey participants in Michigan, including parents, players, coaches, officials, and administrators. It is also reviewed in Coaching and Officiating education programs. The Parent Code of Conduct form is a mandatory part of the registration process.

The mission of the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association's S.T.A.R. HOCKEY program is to provide a youth hockey environment in which all the individuals are treated with respect and dignity for the enjoyment and personal development of everyone.



Upcoming Dates

  • Feb
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KVHA Hosting District Bantam B Playoffs
  • Feb
  • 16
Board Meeting - Open
  • Feb
  • 21
Try Hockey For Free Day
  • Mar
  • 16
Board Meeting - Open
  • Apr
  • 20
Board Meeting - Open

Recent News


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    Did You Know...

    ...that KVHA is a non-profit, volunteer based organization, commited to the kids it serves. All KVHA board memebrs are volunteers and are not paid in any way for the time they donate to the association.

    ...that KVHA is not a part of the Kensington Valley Ice House or Hartland Sports Center other than as a customer.

    ...that 100% of KVHA fees are returned to it's members in the services the association provides.

    KVHA Mission


    Kensington Valley Hockey Association

    The Kensington Valley Hockey Association (KVHA), a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Organization, is committed to developing youth sports. We offer area youth an opportunity to participate in an exciting, challenging sport while emphasizing camaraderie, sportsmanship and fun. KVHA provides a competitive environment of learning and good sportsmanship at all skill levels for both boys and girls in the sport of hockey. This is possible through the outstanding efforts of you, our volunteers. The Coaches, Managers, Administrators and other Support Staff are the backbone of our association. We thank those for their commitment and dedication to the greatest sport in the world: HOCKEY!


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