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GRAHA Annual Meeting and End of Year Banquet

GRAHA will be having the annual meeting of the board of directors on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 7:00PM at Patterson Ice Center.  New board members will be announced at this time.

GRAHA also invites all members to the end of year reception at Thousand Oaks Golf Club on March 20, 2015 at 6:00PM.  Tickets will be available soon for anyone wanting to attend. $25 for one or 2 for $40 Join the fun as we celebrate another great hockey season! 

GRAHA House Spring For SQ and PW Skaters

March 16, 2015 at Patterson Ice Center GRAHA will have their spring evaluation skates for Squirt and PW house players as follows:

6:00PM NHL SQ (05-06)

7:00PM NHL PW (03-04)

Cost for the evaluation skate is $10.00 per skater.  Teams will be drafted after the evaluations are completed.





KIIH Summer Camp

Richard Keyes will be offering a summer camp at Griff's Icehouse. Click on the link below for camp information.


GRAHA 2015-16 Travel Coaches Announced

The GRAHA Board of directors is pleased to announce the following coaches for this coming season:


SQ A- Nick Ullery

SQ AA- Todd Bogema

PW A- James Svoboda

PW AA- Mike LaVallee

Bantam A- Paul Lowden

Bantam AA- Jeff Thiessen

Bantam AA- Richard Keyes

Midget A- Ray Hyde

Midget JV- Jeff Lobdell assistant TBD

14U Girls- Katherine Gearns

16/19U- Megan Goyen

GRAHA is excited about the quality coaching staff for this coming season.  Check back for spring skates and fall tryout information.Fall tryouts will be held at Patterson and Griffs April 13-18.































































































































WMEHA Press Release

West Michigan Elite Hockey Club Awarded  as Tier 1 AAA for 2015-16

Grand Rapids, MI -- A new opportunity for youth elite
hockey development was announced today by the newly formed West Michigan Elite
Hockey Association (WMEHA) Tier 1 Hockey will now be available for all levels
of hockey from Pee Wee through Midget for all District 6 communities.  The Tier
1 award was granted by the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association (MAHA) at its
annual December meeting.
The Associations include the West Michigan Hounds, Kalamazoo Optimist Hockey
Association, Grand Rapids Amateur Hockey Association, Lansing Hockey Club, Grand
Valley, Jackson, HAWK, Rockford,  Muskegon Chiefs, Battle Creek, GR Blades, and
Kentwood.  The 14 associations joined together in an unprecedented effort to
coordinate their resources to support the program.  Each association will
continue its house and travel programs.
GRAHA Director Jean Laxton  said, "This creates an opportunity for our
young elite athletes to develop in their home geographic area.  It is our
intention to allow these players to skate and develop within their own

By combining our efforts we can do more for our youth, said Tom Berry of The West
Michigan Hounds.  "Individually we're a drop, together we're an ocean."
Lansing Hockey Club Director Jeff Mitchell said "We look forward to our
associations' growing together to benefit our youth."

The 14 associations plan to meet over the next few weeks to sort out
logistics, programs, coaches, and expectations by age group for the elite Tier 1
program.   A joint announcement will be made in mid January. For information, contact Tom Berry at: tberry@wmhounds.com or Jean Laxton at 2skaters1@msn.com

West Michigan Special Hockey Association

The WMSHA is pleased to announce a full program for 2014.  Check out the attached flyer for details and sign up today if interested in skating on Wednesdays at 6:30PM at Patterson Ice Center starting on September 24th!  Registration is necessary but the program is free.



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for a special GRAHA rate


Hilton Hockey Flyer 2013

GRAHA Board Meetings

The GRAHA Board of Directors meetings are the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6:30PM.  All members are welcome to attend!