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    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!


    Blades Wear is here!

    Blades Wear orders are now beign taken starting today until December 1st!

    Please have your order turned in no later than Monday December 1st, to assure delivery by Christmas.  Sorry, no orders will be accpted after December 1 due to the short turn around time.  Orders will be available for pickup starting December 17th at The Athlete's Connection: 5353 Plainfield Ave. NE, GR

    To place an order, download the order form below and return it to the Eagle's Ice Center office with your payment by December 1.

    Make Checks Payable to: Team Lax

    Questions, contact Robyn Schut: regisrtar@grblades.org

     

     


    On Ice Practice Schedule

    Starting in September (date to be determined, there may be extra times and special schedules in Septeber - stay tuned):

    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

    Starting in October

    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


    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: TBD
    Squirt B Gold - Head coach: Nate VanDyken
    Assistant coach: TBD
    Squirt B Blue - Head coach: Kevin VanSchepen
    Assistant coach: Brian Ainsworth, Rob Cuff, John Fisher, AJ Klynstra
    Peewee A - Head Coach: Jim Hartlein
    Assistant coach: Travis Dittmer, Patrick Fitsgibbon, Lynn Sova, Kevin VanSchepen

    Peewee B - Head Coach: Jay Forstner
    Assistant coaches: Matt Kellett
    Bantam B - Head Coach: Jeff Boyd
    Assistant coaches: John Fisher & one more TBD
    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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