Our mission: It's all about the kids!
Contact us at (810) 354-GFHA (4342) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
With music blaring and the stands packed, it was show time for our Learn To Play / Skill Development players. Thirty some players were divided into two teams, with each team having three lines. Each line played equally, sharing 2 minute intervals of (3) 12 minute periods. The scored showed that the teams were pretty equal. The home team (red pullovers) jumped out to a 2-0 lead but the visitors came back, tying it up 2-2. The score remained close, with a 4-4 tie entering the third period. The visitors took a 6-4 lead mid way thru the final period and held on for a 8-5 win. A great showing by all and a great season!
Season ending party and awards ceremony is Sunday, March 22th, 2 pm at Sharky's Sports Bar... the SE corner of Bristol and Center Rd. Cost is $8 per person which includes pizza, wings, salad bar.
We did a shortened version of a marathon by doing a Skate-A-Thon. This was a fundraiser for our association. The eight strong who participated for an hour and a half of good time, rockin' fun, raised over $300. This helps us buy awards for our learn to play program. Thank you!!!
Hockey Weekend Across America's "Try Hockey For Free Day" on Saturday, Feb. 21st at Crystal Fieldhouse was another huge success, with 66 participants. This was presented by the National Hockey League, USA Hockey, CCM, Kraft Foods, GFHA, and Crystal Fieldhouse. GFHA and USA Hockey's "Try Hockey For Free Day" on Saturday, November 8th, was another huge success with 49 participants on the ice. Our Jan. 18th "Try Hockey For Free" had 45 participants. It keeps on building. Thank you to all that have participated.
For pictures on this event, click here. More to be added...
Peerless Mattress, locally owned and operated, donated $500 to GFHA. Peerless Mattress has a long standing relationship in the Flint area community, for providing the best in bedding comfort and fine furniture. Please, support them, support local. Click here to visit their web. Thank you!!!
Crystal Fieldhouse is offering spring hockey. Click here to participate.
Please note: when playing spring hockey, you participate in the level you'll play this upcoming 2015-16 fall / winter season. Birth years 2007 and younger are mites / cross ice / ADM, 2005-2006 are squirts, 2003-2004 are pee wees, 2001-2002 are bantams, 1997-98-99-00 are midgets. Also note: spring hockey is run by the arena. Issues should be directed to them, as our role is limited during this time period. We do offer assistance and guidance and we'll help in any way to assure your player is having fun.
Have any hockey equipment not being used? Please help us help others. We're in need of mainly youth gear... skates, sticks, gloves, pants, protective gear, goalie equipment, disabled hockey gear. We accept all donations, including monetary. Donations can be dropped off at Crystal Fieldhouse (the former Ice Mountain).
Having a disability is hard enough: a lot of obstacles to overcome, limited accessibility to a lot of things, but most importantly, being accepted and included. Having a disability shouldn't mean you can't participate in actitvities an abled body person enjoys doing. For the most part, it might be just knowing the activity is available, like sled hockey. Yes, hockey played in a sled. Through specially designed equipment, those with a disability can enjoy being out on the ice and playing the greatest game on earth. And it's a total blast! GFHA is teaming up with USA Hockey to put disabilities on ice by making sled hockey available to Flint and the surrounding areas because hockey is for everybody who wants to participate. Thanks to Aaron wanting to skate, this is here. If interested in trying a sled, please contact our Disabled Hockey Coordinator, Mick Carroll at (810) 210-7811 or email@example.com. We'll make sure it happens. Click here to watch a great video on sled hockey.
USA Hockey's National Disabled Festival is coming to Detroit in 2016.
The Greater Flint Hockey Association received a $500 grant from the Mid- Michigan High School Hockey Alumni Tournament. The non profit group is made up of former high school players from the Flint and surrounding areas. They do fundraisers to help various charities and causes, including local youth hockey. Their big annual fundraiser is in April where a weekend of games are played, high school vs. high school. Please support them during this weekend so they can continue to support others. Click here to visit their facebook page. Thank you, MMHSHAT Board Members; Eric Lemieux, Bryan Hall, Andy Palovich, and Rico Phillips, for your generous contribution to our association!
Make a difference in the lives of those in need. It doesn't have to be huge. It's the gesture that counts. Always be nice and good things will happen!