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2020-21 K-WINGS A/AA TEAM SELECTION ANNOUNCEMENTS

If your player is not on a final K-Wings (A/AA) Travel Team roster, they are encouraged to participate in the House B evaluation skates next week at no additional charge. Keep an eye on your inbox for details, or send an email to BRONCOS@koha.com

TEAM FITTINGS SCHEDULE

It is IMPERATIVE that your player get fitted if they need to order jerseys, pant shells or warmups. Due to the late start, our order will be placed on Saturday - NO EXCEPTIONS!


NEED TO CHECK YOUR ACCOUNT TO VIEW REGISTRATIONS?

We know that remembering what KOHA programs you have registered for, and what camps, clinics or tryouts you need to register for can be challenging with all that's happening! The link below will take you to our registration platform (ACTIVE Network). All you need to do is sign in with the same login credentials you use when registering your player for one of our programs) and then click "MY PROGRAMS".

CLICK HERE TO LOG IN TO YOUR KOHA ACCOUNT, CHECK REGISTRATIONS & REGISTER FOR PROGRAMS

Use this link to view registrations, balances, and make payments.

THE LATEST ON JV PRESEASON

8U+ PROGRAM INFO


SPORTSHIP/SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION & APPLICATIONS

This video serves only as an example of some of things to expect when we return to the rinks.

RETURN TO THE RINK UPDATES

MASK REQUIREMENT CLARIFICATION

Last updated 9-11-2020 10:00pm - We know there are a lot of questions, discussions, and opinions regarding the mask/facial covering requirement for all kids (youth, high school, etc.) playing sports - including hockey - set forth by our Governor.
Governor Whitmer released Executive Order (EO) 180 on the evening of September 9, 2020 at 6:15pm clarifying the use of masks; there are no provisions in EO 180 for medical intolerance reasons or medical waivers. Neither of our governing bodies (USA Hockey & MAHA) nor KOHA has the legal authority to waive or modify the Executive Order from the Governor’s office, so masks must be worn at all times on the ice.
To that end, if you as a parent feel that your child wearing a facial covering (in addition to their cage or bubble/face shield) puts them at risk due to an existing medical condition, they should not participate.

On the evening of September 11th,  MAHA shared their updated Return To Play Standards, and also included some points of note: (There are no provisions in Executive Order 180 for medical intolerance reasons or medical waivers with respect to wearing a mask, so that part remains unchanged.)

THINGS TO KNOW FOR RETURNING TO THE RINK:

  • Mask must be worn AT ALL TIMES
  • Players must bring their own water bottle, marked clearly with their name.
  • Arrive no sooner than 15 minutes prior to your scheduled ice session and check-in with KOHA staff in the lobby; Depart no more than 10 minutes after ice session.
  • Arrive with gear on except helmets & skates.
  • No more than ONE (1) parent may enter the building to assist skaters/players who need it with skate tying. That parent will be allowed to proceed to the bleachers to watch, but MUST socially distance while there, and must vacate when their player's session concludes.
  • No lingering in the building/lobby areas; keep moving or wait outside. This includes the upper hallway between the rinks.
  • No bags may be left in the lobby, common areas, or the restaurant. (When on the ice, bags may stay in the locker room.)
  • Follow all building and rink/ice surface entry and exit signage.

9/3: RETURN TO HOCKEY UPDATES

The One With The Governor's Announcement

9/4: RETURN TO HOCKEY UPDATES

The One When Rinks Can Open

9/5: RETURN TO HOCKEY UPDATES

The One For Goalies

9/6: RETURN TO HOCKEY UPDATES

The One Where Tryout Dates Are Announced

9/7: RETURN TO HOCKEY UPDATES

The One on Labor Day

9/8: RETURN TO HOCKEY UPDATES

The One with Rink Protocols

9/9: RETURN TO HOCKEY UPDATES

The One That Was a Little Shorter

9/11: MASK CLARIFICATION

The One That Came First

9/11v2: (ANOTHER) MASK CLARIFICATION

The One That Came Second

9/12: KOHA HOCKEY ACADEMY

The One About a Cool Partnership

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.

8U to 10U Transition Meeting Powerpoint

KOHA Coaching Application

If you are interested in coaching with KOHA for the 2020-21 season, please complete the coaching application below and email it to Bob Kirk, House B Director.

Updates & News

The KOHA Office is located at Wings West Ice Arena

5076 Sports Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
269.349.7825
info@koha.com