The Regular Fall/Winter season begins officially on August 1 for 14u and older teams and September 1 for 12u and younger teams.   KVHA Teams begin skating August 1 through March 15 for approximately 33 weeks of ice throughout the season.  Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are typically cancelled skates for the teams.    Below provides an outline of the yearly hockey schedule from an administrative standpoint.  


Spring season ends
Fall Tryouts Conclude
KVHA Player Registration opens June 1
KVHA Travel Coaches & Managers Meeting

USAH and MAHA Summer Meetings
14u & older Spring/Summer rosters expire July 31

Coaches must have required credentials completed
Travel/Ravens team camps and practices (12 hours +/-)
LCAHL/MGHL Team Registration Opens
USAH Rostering opens for 14u & older
12u & younger Spring/Summer rosters expire August 31

USAH Rostering begins September 1 for 12u & younger
LCAHL and MGHL Travel Season begins
Play in Games/Scrimmages

LCAHL House Season begins

MAHA Intent to Enter Districts and exceptions - due Nov 1

Dec 20 - Last day for USAH Roster Changes
Dec 31- Last Day for Coaches to attend their current CEP certification course

1st week - MAHA D4 MANDATORY Credentialing meeting
1st Round District Games
2nd week - End of Regular LCAHL Season
KVHA Coaching Application/Intentions due
3rd weekend - LCAHL First Round Playoffs Begin; 1st round District games conclude
KVHA Coaching Interviews for Travel and Ravens

1st weekend – 2nd Round District Games  (Locations vary each year)
KVHA Travel & Ravens Coaches Announced
2nd weekend  - District 4 Hockey Day - District 4 Championships
3rd weekend - State Play in Games for divisions with runner-up spots
KVHA Tryout Dates finalized/posted
Last Weekend - State Championships begin

State Championships for all levels/divisions  (Locations vary each year)
LCAHL Championships (Locations vary each year)
Spring Tryouts begin for non-national bound teams usually begin the 3rd Monday in March

1st weekend in April - National Championships   
Spring/Fall Tryouts begin for National Bound Teams after Nationals
USAH Spring Rostering begins April 1