Livonia Hockey Association
The Livonia Hockey Association (LHA) is an amateur hockey league located in Livonia, MI. It is a part of Michigan Amateur Hockey Association (MAHA) and resides within MAHA’s district four. The LHA is one of the largest amateur hockey associations in Michigan. According to LHA bylaws, 50% of the program's participants must be Livonia Residents. In addition to living within Livonia city limits, a player is considered a resident if he or she resides within Livonia Public Schools or Clarenceville School Districts. The LHA is housed out of Eddie Edgar Arena, with additional ice available at Devonaire Arena, both located in Livonia. In addition to the LHA, Livonia Public Schools’ three high schools also host practices and games out of Eddie Edgar.
In addition to Mini-Mite through Midget BB house leagues, Livonia has travel teams in Mite A through Midget divisions as well as a girls travel division. While boys are not allowed to participate in the girls leagues, girls can play in the house and travel divisions. The current divisions for girls are 10U, 12U, 14U, and 16U. All travel teams play under the name Livonia Knights or Livonia Lancers.
Girls Hockey in Livonia
During the 2000-2001 season, the LHA introduced the association’s first girls team, a 10U division. Seeing the growing interest of girls hockey, the next year the league introduced a 12U and the now defunct 15U division. With both of the new teams lacking in players, they decided to combine into one team, Livonia Knights 15U. In 2003, after the USA Hockey changed the age divisions to more closely match their Canadian counterparts, the LHA decided to drop the 15U down to 14U. The following season the LHA introduced the 16U team.
Board of directors
The current executive board of directors are Andy O'Brien (President), Mike Featherngill (Vice-President), Lisa Wood (Secretary), and John Weng (Treasurer).