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Exciting CSAHA Tier 1 Announcement - Improving the Ladder of Development

By Staff, 04/15/22, 9:00PM MDT



Dear Tigers Families,

We are extremely excited to announce a new partnership! The Tigers are now working in collaboration with Okanagan Hockey Colorado to collaborate to provide maximum value for all of our later stage of development athletes. This agreement enables CSAHA to pursue a ladder of development that aligns with CSAHA's mission and vision of preparing athletes to compete on our 16U and 18U Tier I teams. Please find attached the official release from OHC and CSAHA.

-CSAHA Board of Directors and CSAHA AAA



Colorado Hockey Families and Friends,

The Colorado Springs Amatuer Hockey Association and Okanagan Hockey Colorado are excited to share that our programs will be working together in our commitment to develop and
support the journey of youth hockey athletes in Colorado.

This partnership will provide Okanagan Hockey Colorado, Denver's new hockey sports school, with the opportunity to compete at the Tier I level with their 14U team for the 2022-2023 season and with their 14U and 15U teams moving forward. CSAHA will continue to field a 15U, 16U and 18U team for the 2022-2023 season, and then 16U and 18U Tier I teams moving forward.

This collaborative decision was made with substantial consideration of the current youth hockey landscape in Colorado and where, we believe, a community based approach will support us adapting and evolving to better support youth athletes in Colorado.

Kind Regards,
Brandon Straub
CSAHA President

Brooke Wilfley
OHA Managing Director


"CSAHA is very excited for the opportunity to work alongside and in collaboration with OHC. CSAHA has long standing historical ethics to provide the most opportunity and value to its membership and we couldn't be more happy to partner with a group who shares these same values and can provide great experiences to more families within our State"

- Brandon Straub, CSAHA President

“We are excited to partner with Okanagan Hockey Colorado and their staff. These are two strong and long standing names in player development and we look to offer great opportunities for all our families in a combined effort!”

- Kevin Holmstrom, CSAHA 18U Head Coach

“We are looking forward to working together with CSAHA to identify ways in which these greater community relationships can help to facilitate an adaptive, healthy and positive impact on youth hockey in Colorado. With a partnership built on a foundation of shared values, we hope to elevate the growth and development for hockey families in the State.”

- Brooke Wilfley, OHC Managing Director

“Myself and John Mitchell are grateful for the opportunity to work with OHC and CSAHA. The partnership allows us to coach and develop kids in a game that we love and that gave us so much. We are looking forward to sharing that passion with the kids we work with.”

- David Clarkson, OHC 14U Head Coach