Have a safe and happy July 4th!
The annual GRAHA used equipment sale is scheduled for Saturday, September 8th from 9:00-1:00PM at Patterson Ice Center. Items can be dropped off to sell between 8:00- 9:00AM.
~Pick up unsold items by 2:00PM or they will be donated to GRAHA.
Mark your calendars now there will be plenty of gently used hockey equipment for sale.
Wednesday, August 22nd at Patterson Ice Center the house evaluations are scheduled as follows:
Mark your calendars now for these skates!
Click on the link below to be directed to the registration page. New members must create a user name and log in to register. Until the 2018-19 USA Hockey registration is open please use your current 2017-18 USA Hockey registration bar code number.
Griffins players offered a position on one of the GRAHA travel teams please click on the link below to register with GRAHA to accept a position on the travel team. Please have your 2018-19 USA Hockey bar code available when you register!! Congratulations!
The Grand Rapids Blades and the Grand Rapids Amateur Hockey Association are pleased to announce that we have joined forces to form a Bantam B hockey team. The team will play as GR United in the U14 ADRAY league. Their jerseys will sport a new logo that combines the traditional logos of GRAHA and the Grand Rapids Blades.
GR United is the result of two associations working together in the competitive environment of youth hockey/youth sports so to be able to keep players skating in your local geographic area. We are excited to pool our resources and offer these young players a place to keep playing the game they love in a dynamic team environment. Both associations have a common goal; to continue to teach the game of hockey and develop players for all who want to play the game. This team represents a partnership in effort to achieve this goal.
If you have any questions please reach out to either Jean Laxton (616-285-4600) or John Hoekstra (616-706-9453). More info to come.
The GRAHA board meeting was held March 28th.
Thanks to everyone that took the time to vote!
New Board members are:
SQ A- Richard Keyes
SQ AA- Brad Verker
PW A- Justin Howe
PW A-2- Chris Timmer
PW AA- Nate Baum
Bantam A- Dan Rublein and Chris Green
Bantam AA- Jacob Blok
Midget A- Mike Ballard
Midget JV- Chris Newton
14U girls - Tae Otte
16U girls- Matt Albers
19U girls- Pat Fitzgibbon
If you are interested in coaching at either the travel of house level please return the coaching application below.
GRAHA continues to work on improving our association and providing quality coaches and staff to assist in the development of players and communication and education to our members.
Richard Keyes will continue to be instrumental in running our ADM program as well as serving as our house director working directly with our coaches both on and off the ice. GRAHA is the leader in the Grand Rapids area offering the best and largest Mite program and Richard is a large part of that success and development. Richard will also be working with several teams as their skills development coach. Richard will also provide power skating and will offer his KIIH skills clinics throughout the season.
Chris Green was appointed the general manager's assistant. Chris will assist with coach recruitment, parent education and communication as well as serve as an administrative assistant to the general manager. Chris will also help with power skating throughout the season.
GRAHA is very fortunate to have such great hockey staff with years of coaching and playing experience that will work with the general manager and board to ensure GRAHA has the best hockey program in the area.
Have a safe and happy July 4th!
Happy Father's Day to all the hockey dads! Have a great day!
Congratulations to former Griffin players Nathan Nickelson and Ian Famulak recently tendered and signed with the Chippewa Steel in the NAHL!
GRAHA welcomes Drury Inn as a sponsor. Check out their hotel amenities below.
Check the link below for the Amazon Smiles program. If you are purchasing on Amazon please help GRAHA by using this rebate link.
The GRAHA Board of Directors meetings for the off season will be the 3rd Thursday of the month at 5:30PM at Patterson Ice Center. If changes are made to the meeting date the calendar will be updated! All members are welcome to attend!