Travel Hockey

2024/2025 Fall Travel Tryouts

Tryout Schedule

$30 for all scheduled tryouts. Payment will be collected during the registration process.

$20 single session tryout now available for all teams that have completed one tryout.

Tryouts are free for goalies!

Registration Link: Fall Travel Tryouts

coach and team information

squirt a

Coach: Blake Fetzer


Squirt aa

Head Coach: Andy Hooper


Assistant Coach: Angie Pulera

Assistant Coach: Vinnie Pulera

PeeWee A

Coach: Rod Grandfield


PeeWee AA

Coach: Jason Koole


Bantam A

Head Coach: Frederik Gildsig


Assistant Coach: Keelan Saworski

Bantam Aa

Coach: Shawn Zimmerman


Assistant Coach: Ty Jaenicke

jv / prep

Coach: Kevin VanSchepen


General Information


Eagles Ice Center is the home of the Grand Rapids Blades. 


The Fall/Winter season typically runs from August to mid March.


Games will typically be on the weekends.

Games will be scheduled by the team staff. The amount of games played will vary between age groups.


Teams practice 2 times per week with additional skill sessions throughout the season.


The Grand Rapids Blades strives to be congruent with USA Hockey's American Development Model. With that in mind, our philosophy is that our players participate at their appropriate age level. 


Parents may petition the Blades organization for special consideration in their child's team placement. Here are the steps needed for players to be considered to play out of their age level.  

1. All petitions for travel and House teams are to be submitted via email to the Managing Director two weeks prior to fall tryouts (travel) or drafting of rosters (house).

2. Each request will be reviewed individually with the decision to grant or deny the petition solely at the discretion of the Leadership Group. 

3. The Group’s decisions must and will be consistent with MAHA’s rules governing these requests. 

These procedures apply to following age groups: Squirts, PeeWees, Bantams, and Midgets for both the house and travel levels. 


2024-2025 GR Blades Fall Season Travel Tryouts


Registration is open for 2024/25 Fall Season Travel Tryouts! Click the link below and follow the steps to register your player.

Refer to the "Travel Hockey" page on the website for coach information and tryout schedule.

Team tryouts are open to all interested players within their appropriate age group and JV is for players in high school. Parents may petition the Blades organization for special consideration to have their child play out of their age level. Send request in an email to Hockey Director, Mike Petrusma ( by May 10th.

Status of tryouts listed as "TBD" will be posted to website and communicated by coaches during tryout week. Contact coaches directly for interest or questions.


$30 for all scheduled tryouts. Payment will be collected during the registration process.

Tryouts are free for goalies!

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