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Apr 20, 2023 | Kipp Van Kuren | 1246 views
Greetings from the president
Windsor Minor Hockey Association families, players, members and volunteers,

     I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself, my name is Kipp Van Kuren and I am the new President of Windsor Minor Hockey. Many of the travel families know me as I have spent the last 3 seasons as the WMHA VP of Travel. When I started volunteering in 2012/2013 I was coaching my son in tyke (U7) house league and as he moved through the ages and eventually into travel I continued to volunteer as a coach. After one of my coaching interviews I was approached by a Windsor minor board member who asked me if I had ever thought of joining the board of directors. At the time I had not considered it, but the following year I decided to give it a shot and I offered to help. Since 2018 I have proudly been a part of the Windsor minor board holding these positions; Director of referees, Scheduler, Travel director, and VP of travel as well as holding a position on the Bluewater league executive.


     My goal as president is to continue to make Windsor minor an inclusive and progressive organization who’s focus is on creating an environment of safety, enjoyment and competitiveness. It is imperative that we support our community, our local charities and our surrounding partners in hockey. We will strive to help our players learn to play the game they love with commitment, integrity, respect and most importantly, with fun.

     I am honoured to be given the opportunity to be the Windsor minor hockey association president. I look forward to seeing everyone throughout the year at the arena and at our WMHA events.


Sincerely,

Kipp Van Kuren

WMHA President

 
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Founded by the late Jimmy Hogan, inductee into the Windsor-Essex County Sports Hall of Fame in 1999. Club 240 had its beginnings in 1960, when Jimmy’s kids started playing outdoor hockey at Memorial Park. At that time the only league operating indoors was Midget; the outdoor season was limited to only 7 or 8 games, as the city didn’t allow teams to go beyond the league into the Ontario Minor Hockey Association playdowns (OMHA).