The KVHA Board of Directors would like to welcome and congratulate Kurt Gosselin as the association’s new On-Ice Program Manager and Director of Development!
Kurt will be an asset in growing the association, as well as helping us retain and better develop players by adding structure and consistency to our Learn to Play Hockey, House and Travel programs. He will be developing a student coach recruiting and training program, host coaching workshops, help to implement a player evaluation system, implement mid-season training options as well as Spring programs, and help improve some of our existing practices. We believe that his combination of leadership, entrepreneurship, and experience will complement this role well.
Kurt has lived in Brighton since 1999 and played youth hockey at KVHA when the Kensington Valley Ice House first opened. From KV, he went on to play AAA, at Brighton High School and was recruited to the BCHL Junior A program, where he played for the Port Alberni Bulldogs for 3 years. He went on to play NCAA Division I college hockey at the University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH) in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) and served as the captain in his senior year. He graduated with a BA in Communications and Marketing and went on to play professionally in the Buffalo Sabers Organization in the AHL/ECHL for the Rochester Americans and Cincinnati Cyclones.
Throughout his playing career Kurt has served as a hockey instructor, youth mentor, volunteer, and player coach. Kurt is also the co-founder of Made in Michigan Hockey, a highly competitive summer league for the top elite players in Michigan. They have given elite players a way to train during the off season where they can play competitively and continue to develop their skill level. Made in Michigan Hockey will be expanding their programs to support the next generation of elite hockey players with on ice private training sessions, hockey camps, and more.
We are excited to have Kurt involved in our program. He is dedicated to the sport of hockey and is eager to utilize his playing experience to assist other players in reaching their hockey goals, no matter the level of play.