The RR Hockey Fan Appreciation will be held this Thursday, January 29th @ Purpur Arena with free taco-in-a-bag and tons of door prizes for kids and adults.
The Roughriders will play Fargo Davies.
JV contest begins @ 5:15 pm, Varsity to follow @ 7:30 pm.
Taco-in-a-bag will be served after the 1st period of the JV game until we run out! Door prizes will be given out at Varsity game during period breaks. Autograph session by Varsity Players in team locker room upon completion of the game!
PLEASE pass this on to your friends and family - we would LOVE to pack the house!
The Outdoor Rinks look GREAT!!
We hope everyone had a great holiday season. It has been fun to see a lot of hard fought, close hockey games.
I just wanted to send out a quick note again about taking advantage of the outdoor ice. Some may get tired of hearing me talk about the importance of this but it probably will not stop me.
We have an advantage over other areas of the country with the outdoor option. Some warmer climates have really taken advantage of roller hockey, which accomplishes the same thing. It is unstructured and it improves skill and hockey sense. A lot of players in those areas are being developed because of the countless hours they play roller hockey.
I cannot stress enough the importance of getting out on the outdoor rinks, whether it is by yourself, a small or large group and playing whatever game you want and having fun with friends and teammates. In my estimations, 1 hour of continuous outdoor ice is equivalent to 2-3 practices or 4-5 games.
I truly believe our hockey community has been spending less time outside and it effects player development.
For those who have goals of playing past High School, it is crucial that you take advantage of the outdoor rinks and make them a priority in your weekly routine. You just cannot be out there enough.
If we as a group start to get back into spending more time outside, I will guarantee we will see more local players develop and move on to bigger, better opportunities with the game.
Good Luck to all as we move through the rest of the season. Play hard and have FUN!
The pre-registration to claim your ads that you sold last year for the Classic has ended.
If you chose to reduce your registration fees through ad sales, you may claim any ads on the dibs site at http://www.grandforksyouthhockey.com/dib_sessions that have not already been claimed.
All members are eligible to participate in the ad sales contest, regardless if you chose to reduce your registration fees or not. The top sellers will receive:
1st Place: $750
2nd Place: $500
3rd Place: $250
(If you are reducing your registration amount by selling ads, that amount will be deducted from your total ad sales for the purpose of the contest)
The process for selling ads is:
1. Claim an ad on Dibs or contact Derek at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to sell an ad to a business not listed on Dibs
a. You may not sell any ads without first informing Derek first so it can be added to the Dibs site
b. This avoids businesses being contacted multiple times by members
2. Print off the attached ad form, and bring it to the business you are contacting
3. Make sure the form is filled out completely and payment options are checked
a. All checks can be made out to “GFYHA”
b. Ask the business if they are running a new ad, or if we have one on file, if they are not sure, contact Derek to confirm
4. Either mail form to the address listed on it, or deliver it to the hockey offices in an envelope marked “Derek Sporbert: Classic Ad Sales”
5. All ad sales must be submitted by Feb. 15th to be counted towards the fee reduction and the ad sales contest
· If you sell an ad, and have not notified Derek prior to selling it, it will not be counted towards the fee reduction or the ad sales contest
· If you sell an ad that was claimed by another member, they will receive credit for selling the ad
If you have any questions on the process or anything else having to do with ad sales please contact me via email, I am happy to help out where I can. The Classic is a vital fundraiser for GFYHA, and helps reduce the registration costs of all members, so thank you in advance for all your work on ad sales!
The Hockey Academy will be offering a Wednesday goalie skills session for all goalies in the GF Youth Hockey system. There is no additional fee required for goalies to attend these sessions. This will be 1 hour each week for goalies to work on their specific skills. Times are included below (please tell your goalies to attend the proper session):
Mite/Squirt/PWB/ U10 & U12 Girls @ 4:00-5:00pm (REA Olympic arena)
PWA/Bantam/ U14 Girls @ 5:15-6:15pm (REA Olympic arena)
Sessions will be held on the following dates:
Nov. 12, 19, 26 Dec. 3, 10, 17
Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28 Feb. 4, 11, 18
The NDAHA Player Development Camp will be March 27-29, 2015.
The Northern Plains District Player Development Camp will be April 30, May 1, 2, 3, 2015.
Both events will be held at the Icon Sports Center Ice Arena in Grand Forks.
At the conclusion of the NDAHA March camp the top North Dakota players at the 13, 14, 15 16,17 and 18 age groups will be invited to attend the NP District PD Camp. Players will be selected to move on to national camps at the conclusion of the Northern Plains District PD camp.
Looking to make some money this winter and keep in shape? GFYHA would love to have you as a hockey official.
Hockey officiating in Grand Forks is an excellent way to stay active, be involved in hockey and develop new life skills. It is also an excellent part time job. You select the times you want to work and you are in control over how much you want to earn. There are many benefits of being a GFYHA official:
We strongly encourage everyone's involvement in this great game and have many opportunities for female officials.
To become a hockey official follow the registration steps outlined on the following link.... Click Here
Officials Registration (USA Hockey Registration).... Click Here
Officiating Seminars Location and registration....Click Here
Grand Forks seminar - October 11th (9am-5pm) Levels 1, 2, 3
Questions or concerns about becoming a new referee or returning official, please contact Dave at email@example.com
GFYHA spreading the word about the Learn to Play Hockey clinics coming up in September 2014
By making a gift of $1,000 you will:
· Make an investment in the lives of youth hockey & figure skaters!
· Receive a tax deduction of $250 (for a 25% tax rate) depending on your tax bracket.
· Enjoy a wonderful sense of pride knowing you helped to build a new youth ice arena!!