The Kensington Valley Hockey Association (KVHA), a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Organization, is run by a 6 person elected KVHA Board of Directors, a paid hockey director and several volunteer appointees.

The Directors consist of individuals donating their time and talents to promote the sport of youth hockey for the benefit of our players, their families and our local community.   

The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall Association program and administering the policies and procedures of the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association and USA Hockey. They meet once per month throughout the year (third Monday of every month at 730pm in Brighton) and assist with Try Hockey for Free, House conditioning/evaluation/draft skates, District/State Tournaments and other events.   Without them we would not be a success!

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If you wish to be considered to join our hard working and dedicated individuals on the current KVHA Board of Directors, please complete and submit the application below.

We have three two-year terms open that begin in March of 2024 and end March 2026.  In some cases, shorter terms may be available which will be determined after the election.  

The deadline for application is Monday February 26th, 2024. 

Candidate declarations will be emailed and posted on the KVHA website and copies will be provided to members via email by Wednesday February 28th.
Online voting only will begin on Wednesday March 6 and close Friday March 15. 

New Board Members will be announced and welcomed at our annual KVHA General meeting on Monday March 18 at 730pm.  This allows our families to comment and provide input while the season events are fresh in their minds and before moving on to spring sports. 

At the General meeting, the new Board assigns roles and responsibilities.  There are opportunities to help with growing the game, Safesport, coach/player development, operations, website, training programs and more.  We hope you will consider joining us!


Those not voted to the board of directors are invited and encouraged to help on one or more of our committees, scroll down to see the areas where assistance is needed. 



Elected Terms Expire as indicated and at KVHA Annual Meeting in March; Appointees are reviewed annually 

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Brian Clement


Term expires 2025

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John Popma


Term Expires 2024


Josh Galloway


Term Expires 2024

Kristyn Dougherty, Treasurer

Kristyn Dougherty


Special Appointee  

Chris Vedder, Travel Director

Chris Vedder

Travel Director

Term Expires 2025

Patrick McFall, House Director

Patrick McFall

House Director

Term Expires 2024

Michael Wainwright, Girls Director

Michael Wainwright

Girls Director

Term Expires 2025


Bob Mainhardt

KVIH General Manager; Special Appointee
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Michelle Christ

Hockey Director, Registrar, Webmaster, KVHA Employee

Brandon Camerella

BIGGBY Mite Director
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Dennis Whitbeck

Learn To Play Director

Special Appointee

The KVHA By-Laws govern the affairs of the association. Proposed changes to these By-Laws are voted upon by the KVHA Board of Directors.  Proposed changes to the By-Laws  can be submitted by members via email to the President of the Association. 


Caryn Michalak

Social Media Director

Special Appointee


Brad Schulz

BIGGBY Mini-Mite Director


The committees listed below meet occasionally throughout the season to do additional work, review rules, structure, issues, etc.  Please contact any board member or committee chair to find out more or to volunteer!  Most of our current Board members started out on committees and we hope that you will take an active role in helping us carry out the duties of managing the association and positioning KVHA for future growth and development.  

Committee Chairperson Member Member
ElectionMichelle ChristJohn PopmaJosh Galloway
Travel Coaching SelectionChris VedderMichelle ChristBoard Members
House Coaching SelectionPatrick McFallMichelle ChristBoard Members
FinanceKristyn DoughertyJohn PopmaBrian Clement
Rules Committee & DisciplinaryBrian ClementJohn PopmaBoard Members
Jersey CommitteeJohn PopmaBrian ClementJosh Galloway
Ice Scheduling CommitteeJimmy SokolMichelle ChristBrian Clement
Safesport CoordinatorJohn PopmaBoard Members
Alumni CommitteeJohn PopmaKurt GosselinTom Miller
BIGGBY/KVHA Grow the GamePatrick McFallMichelle ChristMichael McFall
Mini-Mite/Mite/ADM8U DirectorsMichelle ChristPatrick McFall
House Evaluation & DraftMichelle ChristPatrick McFall8U Directors


We are fortunate to have a large hockey community who is always outgrowing equipment and looking for a place to donate it.

KVHA only accepts equipment donations for small children for our Learn to Play program.

Below are some of the programs who might be able to use your gently used equipment.  Please also support these organizations with a monetary donation to spread the joy of hockey!

PLEASE NOTE: When donating items, please be sure that items are clean and in good condition.  Helmets have an expiration date and expired HECC dated helmets cannot be used.  As well, please do not donate personal items, such as jerseys, undergarments, sports cups and mouth guards.

Rico Phillips, Flint Inner-City Youth Hockey Program

3H Hockey Foundation

East Side Youth Sports Foundation 

Detroit PAL

Clark Park

Michigan Warriors Hockey Program

Motor City Veterans Hockey Association 

Ann Arbor Rockets