KVHA welcomes the Cleary Cougars to their new hockey home at the Hartland Ice House (755 Arena Dr; Hartland, MI 48353)!
Head Coach Colin Ronayne and the 24 Cleary Players are excited to kick off their inaugural season on October 11th when they travel to Maryland to play Towson University.
The Cougar's home opener will take place on Friday, October 18th at 7:30pm at the Hartland Ice House against Rochester University. Let's show them some KVHA Spirit by packing the house in their first home game!
To see their full season schedule, click HERE
FlipGive and HockeyShot teamed up to help deserving players and teams get in the game - because participating in hockey should be driven by the ability to play, not pay.
Our very own 08 Renegades received a $1000 grant award through this program. Read more HERE
KVHA is excited to announce that the Flint Firebirds OHL team is hosting a "KVHA Night" on Saturday, October 26th at the Dort Federal Credit Union Events Center.
At 3:00pm feel free to come out and cheer on our '05 KVHA Rebels as they take on the '05 Grand Rapids Griffins
The evening itinerary is as follows:
· 5:30pm KVHA Hockey Tailgate Party - All players will receive pizza, bottle water and soft drinks
· 6:00pm – Firebird Staff Member will give a presentation on the OHL, Players and Staff will receive press notes and 25% off merchandise coupons
· 6:20pm Pre-game warm up
· 7:05pm OHL Flint Firebirds vs the Soo Greyhounds
· Between the 1st and 2nd periods – KVHA Squirt Cavalry exhibition game
Players and coaches will receive free entry.
Parents and siblings can purchase additional tickets for $10 each ($5 off the regular price of $15)
Each team attending must pre-order tickets by completing this form and emailing it back to Terry Christiensen at TLCHockey@comcast.net
This is an affordable and fun night of bonding for your teams, while watching some awesome OHL hockey action. Everyone should wear their KVHA jerseys and KVHA spiritwear to show Flint and the Firebirds some KVHA spirit on October 26th!
Further questions, please contact the KVHA office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pee Wee Admirals vrs. Ice Mountain Grizzlies
Born in El Larno, Dominican Republic - 1999
6th Grader at St. Mary Middle School - Pinckney
Markin came to the United States in April 2007 from the mountains of the Dominican Republic. He spoke no English and never saw snow and ice. After seeing one of his older brothers play at KVHA, Markin wanted to play hockey. He started as a second year Squirt three years, playing forward and learning how to stop. As first year PeeWee, he enjoyed attacking the puck and occasionally the person. This season, Markin willingly and with commitment, offered to enter net for the Pee Wee Admirals late in the season. He courageously learned the rudimentary skills necessary to defend the goal. Markin accomplished his first shut out of his nascent career in February. Markin plans to develop his goal tending skills and looks forward to one day taking an exhibition team to the Dominican Republic. A big Markin thanks goes out to all of his past coaches and teammates, especially to this year’s PeeWee Admirals!
Austin Strong was born in Plano Texas in 2005, and is in the 5th grade at Maltby Elementary School. Austin had never watched hockey, never wore ice skates or roller skates, until the summer of 2011, when he came home from school and said “I want to play hockey”. Austin had tried several other sports and never really showed a passion, the way he does for hockey. He would much rather be on the ice than playing video games, and is always asking his parents to take him skating. On March 18th, in the KV Pee Wee House Playoffs, with his team down 3 to 2, with less than 3 minutes to go, Austin scored his first hockey goal of his young career. Austin’s goal was the eventual game tying score that allowed his Admiral’s team to collect a critical playoff point in the round robin series. A big Austin thanks goes out to all of his Admiral Teammates, Parents and Coaches.
Haley McLean (KVHA to Boston College)
Haley McLean, who played at KVHA from 2001-2006, has committed to Boston College for the fall of 2013 Season. Haley is in her junior year at Brighton High School and currently plays for the Honeybaked 19U team. She has been with the Honeybaked girl’s organization for the past 5 seasons, helping her team capture the 2012 State Championship and the 16U National Championship in 2010. Haley is also a student coach for the Ravens girls program during the spring season and started her hockey career with the Kensington Valley Hockey Association. Congratulations and good luck to Haley!
Former KVHA player, Joel L'Esperance commits to Michigan Tech University
Joel L'Esperance, a former KVHA hockey player has committed to Michigan Tech University. Joel, a 1995 birth year and coached by KVHA Coach Tommy Miller, started at the KVHA as a Mini-Mite and played all the way through Bantam A. The next year, the team moved to Compuware where they were highly competitive in the elite AAA league. Joel's work ethic and perseverance has moved him to the next level of hockey. Joel will likely be playing for the Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL) before moving to Houghton to join the Michigan Tech Division I Varsity Team. The L'Esperance family would like to thank Tommy Miller for all his efforts in developing Joel through the years. The KVHA would like to wish Joel the best of luck in his hockey future.
KVHA would like to congratulate Mitch Hall, son of Tekla and current 16u Ravens Coach, Tom Hall!
Mitch was selected in the 2016 NAHL Draft this summer by the New Jersey Titans. Mitch, a 6'4'' forward, has been skating with the KV Rebels for 12 years. Influential Coaches include Craig England and Ed Knighton as well as Skills Trainer Anatoliy Buliga. However, he had many great KV coaches over the years including:
Ron Skarzynski, Bob Harde, Gil Odoherty, Kurt Heier, Nelson Turnage, Dan Gardiner, Joe McPhail, Mike Garner and Rob Toth.
One of Mitch's favorite memories at KV was scoring the game winning goal over Allen Park to win Silver Sticks. Please join KVHA in wishing Mitch the best in his next hockey endeavor.