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Youth Hockey Fights for Kids with Autism
December 14, 2013; Wings Stadium 1:30pm-9pm
2nd Annual event helping raise Autism awareness and benefit the Great
Lakes Center for Autism Treatment and Research (located in Portage, MI),
a facility dedicated to serving children with severe and debilitating
autism. Providing residential, out-patient and day treatment services to
children in Southwest Michigan to help them reach their full potential
and live the fullest lives possible.
The Southwest Michigan High School Hockey League (SWMHSHL) and the Kalamazoo Optimist Hockey
Association (KOHA) have come together with support from Residential Opportunities Incorporated (ROI) to put together an Event that will allow our local Youth Hockey players to be part of the 2nd Annual “Youth Hockey Fights for Kids with Autism” Event that will help raise Autism awareness in our Kalamazoo community and more importantly help to raise much needed funds for the treatment of children with Autism.
Many thanks to our Gold Level sponsors this year:
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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS - Saturday, December 14, 2013
1:30PM KALAMAZOO UNITED vs. PORTAGE NORTHERN HS
3:25PM KOHA 6U/8U JAMBOREE (CROSS-ICE GAMES)
4:15PM KALAMAZOO EAGLES vs. KALAMAZOO BLADES (8th Annual Rivalry Cup Game)
6:10PM KOHA 8U JAMBOREE (CROSS-ICE GAMES)
6:30PM CHECK PRESENTATION
7:00PM MATTAWAN vs. PORTAGE CENTRAL HS
Special thanks to:
The KOHA Squirt A K Wings traveled to Chicago for the My Hockey Chicago Thanksgiving Classic tournament. According to Head Coach, Dan Mehren, "We went undefeated winning 8-2, 5-0, 7-5 and 4-3. We cam from behind in the third period of the championship game to win. Pretty exciting! We outshot our opponents 123-51 for the tourney and had eight different players score."
CONGRATULATIONS SQUIRT A K-WINGS! KOHA is proud of you!!!
(photo credit: Stephanie Agnew)
TUESDAY NIGHTS @ Wings Stadium Complex
12 SESSIONS (11/19 - 12/17 & 1/7 - 2/18)
$135 (pay in full, no prorating)
Space is limited. Register TODAY by clicking on the red "REGISTER" button in the left navigation of this page. Enter your email and password as a returning user (use the same
DUE TO USA HOCKEY RUNNING A HIGH PERFORMANCE CLINIC IN KALAMAZOO THIS WEEKEND, KOHA IS ENCOURAGING ALL OF OUR COACHES TO ATTEND SUNDAY'S CLINIC. THEREFORE, THERE WILL BE NO HOUSE C (OR 6U/8U) ICE THIS SUNDAY (10/27)!
THE HOUSE C SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY (10/26) IS AS FOLLOWS:
2007/08 - 8:15am ANNEX
2006 - 10:45am ANNEX
2005 - 9:30am ANNEX
(A-M) - 12:00pm ANNEX
(N-Z) - 1:15pm ANNEX
(A-H) - 12:15pm WINGS
(I-Z) - 1:30pm WINGS
2:30pm - ANNEX
The House C (including 6U/8U) DRAFT will happen on Wednesday, October 30th. Emails with Team Assignments will go out Thursday along with schedule information.
The Kalamazoo Optimist Hockey Association was recently named as one of only eight "ADM Model Associations" in the nation by USA Hockey.
"We are excited to welcome (KOHA to this) group of model associations," said Kevin McLaughlin, senior director of hockey development for USA Hockey. "They're committed to ensuring the best possible competition and training environment for kids involved in their programs."
The American Development Model is based on age-appropriate training to fully benefit children in their hockey and overall athletic development. As a benefit of the model program designation, KOHA will receive added support from USA Hockey to assist in implementing the ADM throughout our programs, including equipment, signage, and educational materials. Further, KOHA will receive on-going staff support from USA Hockey's national office, including in-depth coaches training and parent education that will commence in September.
From Colorado Springs to Kalamazoo:
KOHA's "ADM Kickoff with USA Hockey"
September 26-29, 2013
USA Hockey will be in town conducting ADM practices at the 10U, 12U & 14U age groups in KOHA's House B and Travel programs, working with KOHA's coaches and ADM Skills Team, and conducting parent meetings including Q&A sessions.
Saturday, 9/28/13 - 10U/12U PARENT PRESENTATION - 9:45am - Wings Stadium
Saturday, 9/28/13 - 14U PARENT PRESENTATION - 3:15pm - Wings Stadium
If you have any questions regarding the ADM, or the sports science behind it, this is a GREAT opportunity to come and ask USA Hockey directly.
Scheduled to be in Kalamazoo for KOHA's ADM Kickoff Weekend with USA Hockey:
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