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2019-20 House B & JV Tryouts!
House C registration coming soon!

If you're having registration issues:

When registering for a Kwings team that you have made for the 2019-20 season, these tips may be helpful:

  • Make sure there is no space to the left of your USAH # when you get to that part of the registration process (especially if you cut and paste the number in), and hit "verify"
  • Once the USAH # is validated, it populates the fields for you. If there is a zip code plus 4 (49009-7118), you need to delete the last 4 digits and the dash so only the 5 digit zip code is entered.

Also - you'll need to choose the amount you want to pay (full amount or commitment fee) BEFORE choosing the payment method once you get to that screen.

If you're still having issues, email us and we can help:



SIGN UP HERE for KOHA's 2019 Summer Shot Challenge

GOAL: To have our players improving their shot over the summer with a FUN challenge! They must shoot at least 100 pucks a day for five days each week. It's a 10-week challenge, so at the end of the challenge, those participating will have taken at least 5000 QUALITY shots!

Summer Shot Challenge starts: Monday, June 17
There is a video explanation by Kyle Bushee on KOHA's YouTube channel here:

Simply sign your player up here and START COUNTING SHOTS! There is a tracker sheet below that indicates the shot assigned for each week (and only the shots assigned will count for that week).

While the challenge is 100 shots a day for 5 days each week, please keep track of any extra shots in a day. While those extras will NOT count as a bank of shots for later use, we would love to know how many shots the kiddos are actually taking!

If you have any questions, email Steph at

Let's shoot pucks and have some fun this summer!

We would LOVE to have you share your player's progress by sharing on social media (make your posts public) - tag us (@KOHAhockey) and use the hashtag #KOHA5000

START DATE: Monday, June 17th
DURATION: 10 weeks (ends Sunday, August 25, 2019)


From weekly camps to summer-long options, there is something for everyone here in Kalamazoo!

The Ferschweiler Hockey School will run July 22-26 at Wings West featuring instruction by Pat Ferschweiler (Detroit Red Wings), Jared Brown (current pro player for MAC Budapest & their leading scorer), and Sheldon Dries (current Colorado Avalanche player and former WMU 3-year Captain). REGISTER FOR THIS CAMP ONLINE BY CLICKING REGISTER NOW ON KOHA'S HOME PAGE!

DISCOUNT THROUGH JUNE 15 FOR ANYONE WHO ATTENDED THE 2019 FERSCHWEILER SPRING CLINIC! You should have received a coupon code via email  on 5-31-19. Email if you attended Ferschweiler Spring but did NOT receive the email.

Our partners at Athletic Mentors have summer-long camp options - both on and off-ice. Visit their website for details on each - HURRY! Summer programs start June 17th!

WMU Bronco Hockey Camp is a great end-of-summer tune-up before the start of the hockey season. Three separate weeks to choose from - or attend all three!


Kalamazoo Optimist Hockey Association

The Kalamazoo Optimist Hockey Association (KOHA), established in 1965, is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide every boy and girl in southwest Michigan the opportunity to enjoy at excel at the game of hockey.

KOHA's vision is to be a regional destination and national leader for youth hockey. From Learn To Skate through high school-aged players, KOHA has programs for everyone! KOHA is proud to be one of USA Hockey's original Model Associations, and continues to forge new partnerships to provide our players with the best development opportunities.

2019 Mike and Louise Adray ACHL Scholarship Award

The Adray – ACHL Scholarship award is a one year scholarship open to any first year student enrolling in a Michigan College, University, Jr. College, Business School or Certified Training School. To be eligible the player has to have participated as at least a second year PeeWee, or played at Bantam, JV or Girls level on an Adray Community Hockey League team. The applicant should show academic success in high school. Financial need will be considered in the selection process. Financial Aid Forms (FAF or FFS) should be on file at the college of your choice.

The award is not to exceed tuition for your freshman year. The award is presented to the student’s college in their name to be applied to their account. Multiple Scholarships will be awarded if financially possible.

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The KOHA Office is located at Wings West Ice Arena

5076 Sports Drive

Kalamazoo, MI 49009


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