Once MAHA's Executive Committee announces the approval of dates and processes for team formations for the 2020-21 season, we will send out a communication and post here!
On Thursday, May 7, the Governor of Michigan extended the state’s “Stay At Home Order” through May 28, 2020.
As a result, all rinks in Michigan will continue to suspend all activities until the Executive Order is lifted. Per the MAHA Executive Committee, all tryouts, formation of teams, offering of contracts, recruiting, etc., for ALL USA Hockey Member programs in the Michigan Affiliate remain prohibited until further notice.
We would LOVE to feature our KOHA family in our #weAREkoha series! Take a video (holding your phone horizontally) saying "we are koha" and "Attitude. Respect. Effort." and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org to be featured on our website, social sites and eblasts!
In order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Governor Whitmer signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order and closed all K-12 school buildings for the remainder of the school year. As a result the Annual Member Meeting scheduled for April 20th has been postponed. Once the restrictions are lifted and it’s been deemed safe for social gatherings the meeting will be rescheduled with 30 days’ notice.
The Sawyer Baliff Memorial Scholarship will provide merit based scholarship(s) that the honoree can apply to their KOHA fees the following season.
The recipient of Sawyer’s scholarship will be the type of child that represents the type of player, teammate and person Sawyer was and how he is remembered.
He or she will have exhibited sportsmanship throughout the season, strength for teammates when needed, good character, and a smile.
The intent of this scholarship is to recognize those kids who have shown that they have the HEART to work, and compassion for those around them, just like Sawyer!
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.