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!



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


Josh Galloway

Vice-President / Secretary

Term Expires 2026

Kristyn Dougherty, Treasurer

Kristyn Dougherty


Special Appointee  


Caryn Michalak

Social Media Director, BoD Role TBD

Term Expires 2026

Chris Vedder, Travel Director

Chris Vedder

Travel Director

Term Expires 2025

Patrick McFall, House Director

Patrick McFall

House Director

Term Expires 2026

Michael Wainwright, Girls Director

Michael Wainwright

Girls Director

Term Expires 2025


John Popma

MAHA Special Appointee
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Michelle Christ

KVHA Executive Director, Registrar, Webmaster
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Dennis Whitbeck

Learn To Play Director

Special Appointee


Brandon Camerella

BIGGBY Mite Director

Special Appointee

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Bob Mainhardt

General Manager BCIC

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. 


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