Welcome to the Kohlman Cup

The Kohlman Cup is named in honor of the late Don Kohlman.  Mr. Kohlman was longtime member of the WAHA Board of Directors and was instrumental in the creation of the WAHA CUP in 2004. 


The original WAHA CUP was conceived over a plate of pancakes at Lief’s restaurant in Eagle River in August 2004 by Don Kohlman and Bill McCoshen with Cale McCoshen looking on.  Mr. Kohlman told McCoshen to “put something on paper and we will take it to the WAHA Board in December.”  Dan Schachte, Mike McCoshen and Dan Johnson helped produce the first draft of what became the WAHA CUP.   The original concept called for a Tier II all-star tournament at both the Pee Wee and Bantam levels.  During the process it was discovered that Steve Billings had written a concept paper for a year-end all-star tournament a year earlier and Billings instantly volunteered to help with the WAHA CUP .  The WAHA Board decided to move forward with the Pee Wee WAHA CUP in December 2004 with plans for the initial tournament in March 2005 “if we could find volunteers to make it happen in each WAHA region.”  The WAHA CUP would have never become a reality without the help of the following individuals:

            Region 1         Mike McCoshen and Steve Billings

            Region 2         Dan Johnson, Don Kohlman and Gary Suter

            Region 3         Neil Anderson and Kipp Karakas

            Region 4         Bill McCoshen, Dan Schachte and Kim Schachte

            Region 5         Rene Cranston, Gina Roadhouse, Cal Roadhouse and Tom Slocum

            Region 6         Ian Hollaway, Kevin McCoshen, Jon Hailey and Leo Bronston


Mr. Kohlman passed away in 2008, but his many contributions to improve the game of hockey in Wisconsin will never be forgotten.


The 2021 Kohlman Cup is limited exclusively to Tier II Pee Wees WHO RESIDE IN WISCONSIN AND PLAY FOR A WISCONSIN TIER II ORGANIZATION .  Players born in 2008 and 2009 are eligible in 2021.  The Kohlman Cup allows top Pee Wee age level players in Wisconsin to test themselves against the best Tier II players in each WAHA region. 

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