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Welcome to the Gillette Hockey Association (GHA), home of the Gillette Grizzlies. GHA is an amateur, non-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt youth hockey organization based in Gillette, Wyoming.  The Gillette Grizzlies youth hockey program offers a fun, safe opportunity for Gillette youth to learn the game of hockey. 


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GHA Board of Directors Nominations

By Geno Palazzari 01/18/2021, 11:00am MST

It's that time of year again; it's time for nominations for the Gillette Hockey Association Board of Directors. If you would like to serve this organization, or if you know of someone that would be a great board member, please email GHA Secretary Geno Palazzari by February 18th at 5:00 p.m.

Here are the board positions that are up for election this year. A full description of each position is available by clicking on the link at the header for each position.

President-Elect
The President-Elect serves for one year under the current GHA President to learn the ropes of the position. The elected individual will assume the role of President at the first board meeting in March of 2022.
The President shall be the principal Officer of the Association, and subject to the control of the Board of Directors, shall in general, supervise and control all of the business and affairs of the Board of Directors. He may sign, with the Secretary, any deeds, mortgages, bonds, contracts, or other instruments which the Board of Directors has authorized to be executed, except in cases where the signing and execution hereof shall be expressly delegated by the Board of Directors or by the By-Laws to some other Officer or Agent of the Association, or shall be required by law to be otherwise signed or executed, and in general shall perform all duties incidental to the office of President and such other duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors from time to time. President shall be responsible for setting the long-term direction of the association and implementing, monitoring, and evaluating all club functions. As a member of the association’s board, this role is a representative of the general hockey public, working in the best interest of the entire youth organization. President will attend scheduled board meetings to provide status, input and direction to the executive board related to the area of responsibility as defined within this description. ‚Äč PRESIDENT-ELECT will act at the request of the Board and President as to any matters. Prepare for role as President through close interaction with the President.

Vice President
The Vice President shall serve as the chairperson of the committee for fundraising & the WILD Store operations. Vice President will be accountable to organize and drive the events which improve the financial stability of the youth hockey association. As a member of the association’s board, you are a representative of the general hockey public, working in the best interest of the entire youth organization.

Secretary
Take meeting minutes at the board meetings, prepare minutes for distribution, send
GHA-wide emails as necessary. Maintain website and Facebook page. Carry out all
communications as requested by President or the Board. As a member of the  association’s board, you are a representative of the general hockey public, working in the best interest of the entire youth organization.

Tournament Director
Accountable to investigate and setup tournaments for each team for the season, including hosting home tournaments, out of town tournaments and state bids. In
addition, GHA would like to host an annual regional tournament that is profitable and allows another fundraising opportunity for the club. As a member of the association’s board, you are a representative of the general hockey public, working in the best interest of the entire youth organization.

Scheduler
he Scheduler is responsible for working with the Wyoming Amateur Hockey League (WAHL), Board, Coaches, and Association to schedule practices, home league games, tournaments and any other special hockey related events during the course of the season. The Scheduler is the primary contact with the Ice Arenas Rink Director and the Assistant Director. As a member of the association’s board, you are a  representative of the general hockey public, working in the best interest of the entire youth organization.

Equipment Director
Maintain, issue and collect all equipment owned by GHA including game jerseys. Responsible for proper game equipment (pucks, nets, puck bags), as well as the goalie puck shooter and provides training for Pointstreak and time clock. As a  member of the association’s board, you are a representative of the general hockey public, working in the best interest of the entire youth organization.

Visit the Board of Director's page for more information. Please contact any GHA Board Member if you would like to discuss these positions further. The board generally meets once day per month; the second Wednesday at 6:00 p.m., although other meetings are scheduled as needed. Serving on any board is a rewarding and humbling experience. The goal is provide the best experience possible for all our players. Thanks for your consideration.

Advanced Skills Clinic Sign Up

By Geno Palazzari 12/29/2020, 5:45pm MST

UPDATE:

Wow! We were taken totally by surprise by the amount of interest in the Advanced Skills Clinic. We did not anticipate the spots filling up so fast. We want as many players as possible to be able to participate so we are going to run the same practice plan on January 5th and 12th. Players that attend the January 5th clinic will not be eligible to attend the January 12th clinic. The same thing will happen for January 19th and 26th. Those attending the January 19th clinic are not eligible for the January 26th clinic. Here is the link to the new sign up sheet for January 12th and January 26th.
 
Sorry for the confusion. This is the first time we have done this and we are learning as we go. Thank you all for your interest and support. 

 

The Gillette Hockey Association is offering a weekly Advanced Skills Clinic starting Tuesday, January 5th at 8:00 p.m. at Spirit Hall.  The clinics will be open to those players that are in the Level 2 and 3 Power Skating Clinics. Class size is limited to 30. There is no charge for this clinic.

The goal of the Advanced Skills Clinic is two-fold:

  • Align all levels of GHA with what the High School team teaches and practices
  • Develop the general hockey IQ of GHA players

The Advanced Skills Clinic is not a substitution for the Level 2 and 3 Skating Clinics. All players are expected to attend their regular Tuesday clinic before they attend the Advanced Clinic. This is additional instruction to help develop our players.

 

Last Chance to Order Your Grizzlies Warm Up Gear

By Geno Palazzari 12/15/2020, 5:30pm MST

Time is running out to get your official Grizzlies warm up gear! Orders will be accepted until December 22nd. Visit The Den online to download the order form. This will be the last chance to order Grizzlies warm up gear until next year!

Contact Crystal Kellebrew with any questions.

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