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The Central Upper Peninsula Hockey League offers a structured environment for youth hockey in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.  Teams compete in the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association (MAHA) "B" Division, corresponding to "house" or "recreational" hockey.

This site also hosts the MAHA District 8 Council.

Click the button on the top navigation bar or the link above to access District 8 content, including information about regional, district and state tournaments.

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USA Hockey Adopts Changes to Coaching Requirements

06/21/2017, 9:30am EDT
By Walt Milligan

Submitted by MAHA:

At the meeting of its Board of Directors on Saturday, June 10, 2017, USA Hockey adopted recommended changes to the Coaching Education requirements which were last updated in 2009.

Some of the changes were editorial, removing items which were obsolete, or consolidating some language.

There were two significant changes.

First, effective with the coming season, coaches cannot be placed on a team roster until they have completed the Age Specific Online Module for that team’s age classification. This means that they cannot participate with their team until the module is completed. The rationale behind this should be fairly clear – the modules are a low-cost method of training coaches in age-specific (ADM) knowledge and training techniques. It made little sense to allow coaches to wait until November, December, or even January in some cases, to complete the online class, which is always available and can be taken at whatever pace the coach desires. Ideally, this new requirement will mean better-trained coaches for our players.

Second, USA Hockey affiliate organizations, such as the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association, were formally empowered to enforce an earlier date (before Dec. 31) for the completion of any coaching clinic requirements.

Jack Witt, Michigan Coach-in-Chief, will update the MAHA Board of Directors on these changes and their impact in Michigan during the July MAHA meeting in Traverse City.

National Champions!

04/17/2017, 9:45am EDT
By Walt Milligan

Congratulations to Team Copper Country, who won the 18U Tier 2 Division 3 National Championship!

This is the most competitive tier/division in AA Midget hockey.  

District & State Champs

03/30/2017, 7:00pm EDT
By Walt Milligan

See the District 8 homepage for a list of District Champs, as well as local State Champs and Runners-Up.

Congrats to CUP League Champs!

03/30/2017, 2:15pm EDT
By Walt Milligan

2016-2017 CUP League Champions

  • 10U American:  Keweenaw Bay Kissel Automotive
  • 10U National: Manistique Hidden Estates
  • 12U American: Escanaba Skradski Funeral Home
  • 12U National:  Ironwood Extreme Tool and Design
  • 14U American: Iron Range Public Service Garage / Stone Reflections
  • 14U National: Calumet Auto Pro / Pat's Foods
  • 18U: Calumet Aspirus
  • 19U Girls: Manistique Elks Club

District Tournament Schedules

01/25/2017, 10:30am EST
By Walt Milligan

The schedules posted below for the B District Tournaments were revised on January 26, 2017.  Previously-posted schedules should be discarded.  We apologize for any confusion.

The rest will be posted as soon as I receive them.

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