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Try Hockey For Free Day Was Our Largest

Well over 80 participants skated during our USA Hockey and Kraft Foods national "Try Hockey For Free" day on Saturday.  That made it our largest try hockey event to date.  All participants up to age 12 will receive a  free 2015-16 USA Hockey membership, a $45 value, via a coupon code to be sent out soon.  Other goodies given away were jerseys to the first 40 who registered, skating passes to all, and a goodie bag containing an American flag, stickers, and pencils.  ABC 12 filmed our event and the segment was shown on Saturday night and Sunday morning's newscast.  Thanks to everyone who came out!

(Click on the underlined above to view the video that was aired)

Detroit Red Wings Try Hockey & Sled Hockey For Free A Huge Success

Over 65 participants showed up on October 10th, as the Detroit Red Wings Foundation, GFHA, Crystal Fieldhouse, and Star Rehabilitation teamed up to offer a "Try Hockey & Sled Hockey For Free Day."  The Red Wings Foundation provided the gear, sticks, free jerseys, plus a hockey stick autographed by Red Wing goalie Jimmy Howard for one lucky participant.  On ice instructions were given by Gordon Bowman, MAHA's V.P. of Coaches, and Ron Hayes, MAHA's Initiation Program Coach In Chief,  USA Hockey provided sleds for the physically challenged and others to try for free.  Sled players' Damon Donovan and Steve Wright instructed the new sledders on the game, plus NBC 25 filmed the sled hockey portion and a clip of the event was aired by them and FOX 66.  A fun day had by all! 

Try hockey days are a way for those who might be interested in playing, to try for free with no obligations.  Our next "Try Hockey For Free Day" is Sat., Nov. 7th at Crystal Fieldhouse.

Sled Hockey Is Here In Flint For The Physically Challenged

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 has teamed 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 Mick Carroll, our Disabled Coordinator, at (810) 210-7811 or  We'll make sure it happens.  Click here to watch a great video on sled hockey.

A sled hockey ice session is available on December 6th, from 12 noon until 1 pm, at Crystal Fieldhouse.  If interested, arrive at 11 am for sled fitting.  This is going to be a monthly event courtesy of Star Rehabilitation of Grand Blanc.

Register For The 2015-16 Season

Registrations are still open for the 2015 - 16 fall / winter season.    Included this year is our online registration.  That's the preferred method.  You can also register in person at Crystal Fieldhouse.  Complete information on how to register, the required forms needed to complete the registration, and the PayPal option for payment by credit card are available by clicking here or on the REGISTER TO PLAY menu under HOME or RESOURCE CENTER at the top of this page.

All Coaches: register online here.  It's FREE (for coaches)!

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