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    2015-16 Travel Coaches Announcement

    The Blades board is pleased to announce the following travel coaches for the coming season (click on their name for hockey bio):

    Squirt AA - Head Coach: Lynwood Sova email: lynsova@gmail.com
    Assistant coaches: Jim Hartlein (non-parent), Brent Mulvey, Greg Sova

    PeeWee A - Head Coach: Max Grover (non-parent) email: max@groverre.com
    Assistant coaches: Zach Grover (non-parent) , Zach Fowler (non-parent)

    PeeWee AA - Head Coach: Jim Hartlein (non-parent)  email: boyz2@comcast.net 616.308.7852
    Associate Head Coach: Travis Dittmer (non-parent)

    Bantam A - Head Coach: Mark Campbell email: mcc211@gmail.com
    Assistant coaches: Mike Demeter, Dave Noel-Bernier (non-parent)

    Bantam AA - Head Coach: Ben Dykstra (non-parent) email: dykstra8@yahoo.com
    Associate Head Coach: Dave Noel-Bernier (non-parent)  email: director@grblades.org
    Assistant coach: Ty Jaenicke (non-parent)

    Please check back soon for tryout dates.


    Midget A Wins District 6 Championship

    Congratulations to our Midget A team on wining the District 6 Championship.  Good luck at the State Finals!

    Bantam House Wins ADRAY West Silver tournament

    Congratulations to the Blades Bantam House team on wining the ADRAY West Silver tournament!


    Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraiser!

    The Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraiser is going on until February 16th!

     

    You earn $5 per kit sold and all money goes in your account!

    If you need a brochure you can ask Shelly Tubbs.

    **To make it easier you can also place orders online.

    Go to www.pizzakit.com Click on "products" then "shop".

    Select either "ship order to group" or "ship order to me" (via UPS for an additional fee).

    Enter your fundraiser ID # 294625 to link the sale to our group.

    Select your items and pay online.

    Make sure your players name is provided in the seller field to receive credit!

    Contact Shelly with any questions: shellytubbs@yahoo.com


    Blades Scholarship Program

     

    The Board is excited to announce steps that it is taking to make hockey accessible to more kids...

    The Grand Rapids Blades firmly believes that every child who wishes to participate in hockey should have the opportunity to do so.  Therefore, we strive to provide scholarship assistance to players with financial need who would otherwise not benefit from the youth hockey experience.  These scholarships will be awarded on an annual basis based on financial need and available funds.  Funding for the scholarship program is accumulated via special donations and fundraising activities conducted throughout the preceding season.

    With that in mind, the Board is now accepting needs-based applications for financial assistance to be applied against 2014/15 Player Fees.  In order to apply, please submit the requested documentation (attached) to scholarships@grblades.org by December 15, 2014.  All information will be held strictly confidential and applicants will be notified of the Board's determinations by the end of the calendar year.

    Please note that in order to apply, applicants must be in "good standing" with all relevant hockey associations.  Among other things, this means that applicants must be current in their payments or should have an agreed-upon payment plan in place with the Treasurer.

    We will be executing fundraising activities to fund additional awards of this nature in the future.  We hope you and your skaters will join us in helping to share the lifelong benefits of hockey with more kids.  It is the intention of the board to open another Application Period in the spring to award scholarships for the 2015/16 season.

    Thanks for your continued support of the Grand Rapids Blades and please accept the Board's best Holiday Wishes to all of our wonderful families!


    On Ice Practice Schedule

    Learn to Skate: Saturdays 9-10 am
    Cross Ice: Saturdays 9-10 am and Tuesdays 5-6 pm
    Mite: Saturdays 9-10 am and Mondays and Wednesdays 5-6 pm
    Squirt: Mondays and Wednesdays 5-6 pm
    PeeWee House: Mondays 7:30-8:30 pm and Tuesdays 5-6 pm
    Bantam: Mondays7:30-8:30 pm and Thursdays 5-6 pm
    Peewee A Travel: Mondays and Wednesdays 6-7:30 pm
    Midget A Travel: Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-8:30 pm and Fridays 5-6pm


    Coaching Staff for 2014-15 Season

    LTS - Head Instructors: Paul LaGrand/ Dave Noel-Bernier
    Cross Ice - Head Coach: Vince Owen
    Assistant coach: Kevin VanSchepen
    Mite - Head Coach: Vince Owen
    Assistant coach: Blake Beusse
    Squirt B Gold - Head coach: Nate VanDyken
    Assistant coach: Brad Darooge, John Hoekstra
    Squirt B Blue - Head coach: Kevin VanSchepen
    Assistant coach: Brian Ainsworth, Rob Cuff, John Fisher, AJ Klynstra
    Peewee A - Head Coach: Jim Hartlein
    Associate Head coach: Travis Dittmer,
    Assistant coaches: Patrick Fitsgibbon, Lyn Sova, Kevin VanSchepen

    Peewee B - Head Coach: Jay Forstner
    Assistant coaches: Matt Kellett
    Bantam B - Head Coach: Jeff Boyd
    Assistant coaches: John Fisher
    Midget A - Head Coach: Dave Noel-Bernier
    Associate Head Coach: Ben Dykstra
    Assistant Coaches: Ty Jaenicke & Dan Dillon

    The Registration "2013-14 Season Registration" is not currently available.




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