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10U Tier 3 Ravens is looking for players

By KVHA 08/12/2019, 11:45am EDT

Are you (or a young lady you know) looking to join a team of passionate girls and grow your hockey skills this season? We’re the KV Ravens, a 10U Tier3 team looking to add additional players to our roster. Check these specifics: 

- We play out of the Little Ceasars girls league (some games are played in the Metro Detroit area) 

- We skate 2X a week at KV 

- Our practices are station-based to maximize development in skating and skill

- We’re all about growth - our goal is to help girls cultivate their skills to eventually play at the Tier 2 & Tier 1 levels

Think this opportunity might be for you? Have additional questions? Contact Joe Urbain at (313) 207-3289 for more info! 

USA Hockey Special Events Coming this Season

By KVHA 07/08/2019, 6:45pm EDT

Special USA Hockey Event Coming Our Way 
This will be an exciting year for Michigan hockey enthusiasts!  
In addition to the thousands of youth games, there are some very  special events coming our way to mention.  Please  be aware of these, for your own enjoyment, and for the possible educational value to your players:    
September 26, 2019  Calumet      NHL Exhibition Game (Kraft Hockeyville)  
January 20, 2020  Plymouth      All-American Prospects Game 
April 1‐6, 2020 Plymouth, Troy, Kalamazoo
USA Hockey National Championships  
April 9‐11, 2020   Detroit       NCAA Frozen Four  
April 16-26, 2020  Plymouth    Men’s U18 World Championship   
In addition, our hockey-rich state will also again feature great
NHL, AHL, and NCAA hockey all season long! 

The Sports Neurology Cinic is offering Brain Health Baseline Test for only $40 especially for KVHA Families.   Please mention “KVHA” to receive $10 off the basic version.

Many appointments available  now through June 29th

Call 810-522-6080 to schedule

or click here fore more information

The concussion experts at The Sports Neurology Clinic (Brighton) set the gold standard for “baseline testing,” also known as “concussion testing.” Our approach goes far beyond the typical computer-based testing and considers all factors that contribute to an athlete’s neurological health.  Brain Health Baseline Testing is the best way to prepare in the event you or your athlete suffers a concussion. Completing a proper baseline test will allow for a more effective diagnosis and return-to-play process.

At The Sports Neurology Clinic, we understand that each concussion, and each patient, requires an individualized approach. We believe in using a unique and comprehensive assessment, and model this through our personalized, case-by-case approach to patient care. Knowing how your brain functions when you are healthy will give you a competitive edge to your recovery. 


The Sports Neurology Clinic

8273 Grand River Ave #210

 Brighton, MI 48114

KVHA Welcomes Biggby Coffee to the KVHA Family

By KVHA 06/05/2019, 10:45am EDT

We are very excited to announce and welcome Biggby Coffee to our KVHA Family!  Biggby will be an integral partner in our continuous effort to grow the game by sponsoring events and amenities for our 8 and under house division, which includes our Learn to Play program as well as our Mini-Mite and Mite House programs.  Biggby Coffee will provide support to all of the KVHA teams by purchasing various equipment to be used during practices.  Biggby will also host a holiday and end of season Mini Mite and Mite jamboree, as well as an end of season pizza party for our Learn to Play participants.   In addition, Biggby will be supporting a Marketing committee focused on growing the game and will sponsor the KVHA Team Yearbooks.  We believe that this partnership will add value and fun to the hockey experience for our existing players and their families, while attracting new players and their families to our association.  More information regarding this exciting partnership will be announced in the coming weeks.   

Special thank you to Michael and Patrick McFall for making this partnership a reality! 


By KVHA 05/21/2019, 2:00pm EDT

Our 19U Ravens brought home the gold this weekend from the Big Bear Dragons Lair tourney in Chicago!  Way to go ladies!  

KVHA Player Accomplishments

KVHA Pee Wee Admirals Goalie

Pee Wee Admirals vrs. Ice Mountain Grizzlies

Markin Braciszewski
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! 

KVHA House Pee Wee Playoffs Team Accomplishment

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.     

Former KVHA player to play at Boston College!!

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 hockey player commits to Michigan Tech University

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.

NAHL New Jersey Titans Draft Mitch Hall!!!!

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.

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