To those of you who played at KVHA last season, we sincerely appreciate and thank you for a wonderful season despite all of the challenges. We are excited to see all of our families on the ice for another great season of KVHA Hockey!
Registration for the upcoming season will open on June 1st. ALL players (house, girls and travel) must register to be placed on their team's roster.
We have tiered registration with early reduced pricing from June 1-June 30 ($185); July 1-July 31 ($235) then full registration price after August 1st, ($285).
At KVHA we do a great job fulfilling our role as a true non-profit and making hockey as affordable as we can. Your registration fees are used for the following expenses throughout the season:
We recommend registering early to ensure that your child has a spot on a house team and to take advantage of the conditioning skates at the beginning of the season, which will prepare your child for the draft skates.
The target start date for the House Conditioning skates is July 25 and these skates give your player a chance to get back on the ice a few times and make sure all of their equipment fits before the draft or rate skates, which are held the first two weeks in August. The draft or evaluations skates are where the association is able to rate players to create even talented teams. The evaluators rate players based on different skills. These ratings will be combined to arrive at an average rating to be used in the draft.
The draft for teams is the 3rd week of August. At the draft, the coaches use those evaluations to select teams. Players who miss the evaluations skates will be assigned to teams after the draft based on their registration date, continuing in line with the team order used in the draft. This is done to avoid over/under evaluating these players. Siblings are placed on the same team.
House teams will start skating around Labor day weekend and the season goes until Mid-March.
Our House programs are as follows and all amounts quoted are from last season the 2021/2022 ice rates will be finalized soon:
Biggby Hockey for ages 8 & under
Biggby Coffee and KVHA will continue to focus on making Learn-to-Play (LTP), Mini-Mite and Mite recreational hockey the most fun experience for the kids and to support building great youth coaches. We have an in-house league for everyone 8 and under with a holiday jamboree and end of season party. With program structure all of the kids will get to know each other over the course of the season and will create lifelong friendships
Mini Mite (age 5 & 6 - birth years 2015 or later) and Mites (age 7 & 8 - birth years 2014/2013) - Teams play other KVHA teams and only skate on the weekends with ice times in the morning or afternoon; Ice time is 50 minutes; Practices are on Saturday and games on Sunday; Games begin mid-October or once jerseys arrive; Teams can enter tournaments or jamborees but this is an additional expense for parents that is not included in the monthly ice fee, which was $139/month for Mini Mites and $157/month for Mites last season.
For the 8 & Under programs, KVHA allows players to request to play with a friend. Conditions do apply, so please review the form and instructions here or you can find more information on our registration info page.
KVHA 10U & Older Recreational Hockey Program
Squirt (age 9/10 - birth years 2012/2011 ) - If we have 4 or more Squirt teams, we will have an in-house Squirt league, otherwise the teams participate in the Little Caesars league; Squirt teams schedule scrimmages with other teams and are also eligible for MAHA district play to qualify for the State Tournament; Ice times are 50 minutes; Practices are one weeknight every other week and Saturday/Sunday starting mid-October (5 ice times over a two week period); Teams can enter tournaments but this is an additional expense for parents that is not included in the monthly fee, which was $196/month last season.
Peewee (age 11/12 - birth years 2010/2009) teams participate in the Little Caesar's league with travel to other rinks, can schedule scrimmages with other teams and are also eligible for MAHA district play; There is a mix of 50 and 80 minute practices which includes two weekend sheets every week and then one week night sheet every other week. The ice times will be at Brighton or Hartland; Teams can enter tournaments but this is an additional expense for parents that is not included in the monthly fee, which was $254/month last season.
Bantam (age 13/14 - birth years 2008/2007) & Midget (age 15-18 - birth years 2006 or earlier) teams participate in the Little Caesar's league with travel to other rinks, can schedule scrimmages with other teams and are also eligible for MAHA district play; Practices are 80 minute which includes two weekend sheets every week and then one week night sheet every other week which varies. The ice times will be at Brighton or Hartland; Teams can enter tournaments but this is an additional expense for parents that is not included in the monthly fee, which was $303/month last season.
For all of the House divisions, we allow players to "play-up" a division (Squirt to PeeWee, for example), if it is developmentally appropriate. Parents can find out more and complete a request to play up here.
There really is no way to determine how many teams we will have next season, as it varies from year to year based on how many kids register, how many are moving up from one division to another, how many kids make the jump from house to travel, and how many coaches we have to fill the spots. We will add as many teams as we need if we have kids and coaches to support it. If you are interested in becoming a coach, the coaching application has been posted on www.kvhockey.org or HERE
Please email email@example.com if you have more questions or would like additional information.
Thank you once again for being a part of the KVHA Family this season and being committed to the growth and development of your child, not only on the ice, but off the ice as well!! We look forward to seeing you next season.
KVHA Board of Directors