2019-20 REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
House B, House C
Learn To Skate & Beginning Hockey
The Kalamazoo Optimist Hockey Association (KOHA) is kicking off it’s 55th season with a huge announcement. KOHA is partnering with The Sport Institute of Finland - Vierumäki, the country’s leading sports training center, to provide an internship opportunity for the 2019-20 season. Vierumäki is home to the International Ice Hockey Centre of Excellence which organizes numerous educational events and training camps, produces educational material, and compiles research data. IIHCE develops and maintains the Hockey Centre ice hockey resource website.
“Creating the intern position is just one more way that KOHA continues to push the envelope in providing great development to players and coaches alike, while providing exemplary service and value to their parents. It continues to be an exciting time to be a player in the Kalamazoo Optimist Hockey Association as their administration continues to find ways to be a leader in youth sport,” said Bob Mancini, USA Hockey ADM Regional Manager.
“Finland is a relatively small country that has seen has seen tremendous success on hockey’s international stage, which is a testament to their development philosophies and culture,” said Matt Kakabeeke, KOHA’s Hockey Director. “Aspen Junior Hockey created a similar partnership a couple of seasons ago, and when I heard about it, I thought, why can’t we do that here in Kalamazoo? We have the resources, vision and board support to be a national leader for youth hockey,” continued Kakabeeke.
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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.
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The KOHA Office is located at Wings West Ice Arena
5076 Sports Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49009