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GR Blades Board - Now Accepting Board Nominations

The Board of Directors is now accepting nominations for 2 board seats.

Please submit your nominee(s) via email at boardvote@grblades.org until July 25. 

Announcement will be posted after the next meeting. 


Donation Announcement

The Grand Rapids Blades recently received a $5000 check presented by Mickey Redmond on behalf of SpartanNash and Kraft.  The money was raised as a part of their Kraft Hockeyville fundraiser.


Mickey Redmond with Grand Rapids Blades board members and other area associations


Register Now for 2015-2016

Developmental Program:

  • Learn to Skate (3 sessions) Head Coach- Paul LaGrand
  • Cross Ice: Head Coach- Paul Potter
  • Mites: Head Coaches- Eric Brooks and Paul Potter

House Program:

  • Squirt: Head Coaches- Vince Owen and Nate VanDyken
  • PeeWee: Head Coach- Max Grover
  • Bantam: Head Coach- Jeff Boyd

Travel Program:

  • Squirt AA
  • PeeWee AA
  • Bantam A
  • Bantam AA

2015-16 Travel Coaches

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

Squirt AA (2005) - Head Coach: Lynwood Sova email: lynsova@gmail.com
Assistant coaches: Jim Hartlein (non-parent), Brent Mulvey, Greg Sova

2015-16 Spring/Fall Tryouts:

  • Monday March 30, 5:30-6:20pm
  • Tuesday March 31, 5:30-6:20pm
  • Wednesday April 1, 5:30-6:20pm

PeeWee AA (2003) - Head Coach: Jim Hartlein (non-parent)  email: boyz2@comcast.net 616.308.7852
Associate Head Coach: Travis Dittmer (non-parent)

2015-16 Spring/Fall Tryouts:

  • Friday March 27, 7-7:50pm
  • Saturday March 28, 12-12:50am
  • Sunday March 29, 3-4pm

Bantam A (2002) - Head Coach: Mark Campbell email: mcc211@gmail.com
Assistant coaches: Mike Demeter, Dave Noel-Bernier (non-parent)

2015-16 Spring/Fall Tryouts:

  • Monday March 30, 7:30-8:20pm
  • Tuesday March 31, 7:30-8:20pm
  • Wednesday April 1, 7:30-8:20pm

Bantam AA (2001) - 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)

2015-16 Spring/Fall Tryouts:

  • Monday March 30, 8:30-9:20pm
  • Tuesday March 31, 8:30-9:20pm
  • Wednesday April 1, 8:30-9:20pm

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!


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!


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