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
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!
Beginning May 28th, Made In Michigan Hockey will be kicking off their Elite League for professional and college hockey players at the Kensington Valley Ice House at 7:45 PM. Games are Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from May 28th through July 16th.
Several Brighton natives will be participating including Luke Morgan (University of Michigan), David Keefer (Michigan State University), and Colin Adams (New York Islanders Draft Pick).
Admission is free for all ages. This is a great opportunity for all KV youth players to see what former players have accomplished.
To learn more, visit www.madeinmihockey.com
Our 19U Ravens brought home the gold this weekend from the Big Bear Dragons Lair tourney in Chicago! Way to go ladies!
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.