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Order Spirit Wear by Dec. 11 to Ship for Christmas

GIHA Family,

From all of us on the GIHA Board, we want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Hockey Season!  

Those of you that ordered GIHA Spirit Gear have already received or are about to receive your orders. We had an amazing response from everyone, which generated nearly $500 back to the association, as they generously give back $2.50 for every item purchased!

The GIHA Holiday/Winter collection of items are now available online at the link below!  This will only be available for a limited time in order to secure a timely delivery!  Please visit the link below.  With the huge success of the fall collection, the vendor has generously DOUBLED the giveback to $5 for every item purchased!  

Please note: Order by Dec. 11 to ship for Christmas.

Thank you for your support of the Grosse Ile Hockey Association!  

... and in the words of Coach Burdy ... "Who Loves Hockey?? ... WE LOVE HOCKEY!!!"

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Fall/Winter Registration

Late registration is open only with prior approval of the coach. Click here to register now.

Teams and Coaches

I Program

Burdett Milkins

6U House

Heath Bogart

8U House

Heath Bogart

12U House

Mike Brock

14U House

Mark Ottenbreit

2008 Travel

Jordan Wasielewski

2007 Travel
Yzerman Division

Brad Lazorka

2007 Travel
Howe Division

Kelly Nestor

2006 Travel

Garrett Binkley

2005 Travel

Jim Kastl

2004 Travel

Matt DiPonio

2003 Travel

Kyle Lietz

House Age Group Definitions for 2017-18 Fall/Winter

Review the table below to determine the age group for your House player for 2017 Spring and Fall/Winter.

Birth Years House Age Division
2001 and 2002 15U and 16U (Midget)
2003 and 2004 14U (Bantam)
2005 and 2006 12U (PeeWee)
2007 and 2008 10U (Squirt)
2009 and 2010 8U (Mite)
2011 and 2012 6U (Mini-Mite)


Beginner's Program (I-Program)

Our beginner's program (instructional program) is a great way to get a kid started in hockey. With sessions in fall/winter and spring, it's a very low-cost way to begin. The program accommodates both "learn to skate" and "learn to play hockey" by dividing into small groups.

Fall program registration closes Dec. 1. Sessions began the week of Sept. 4. 

The  program skates twice a week  at Trenton Kennedy Ice Arena. (Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings.)

Full gear is needed, beginning with the first session.

For information about Fall/Winter I-Program, contact Burdett Milkins at

For information about Spring I-Program, contact  Heath Bogart at

Spread the word about this great program!

> Players will need full gear beginning with the first session.
> Video: Equipment and How to Get Dressed
> Arrive early to get dressed.
> Locker room numbers will be posted on the monitors in the lobby.

Home Ice

Trenton Kennedy Ice Arena
3101 West Road
Trenton, Michigan

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Thank You

Special thanks to Downriver Hockey Academy for their support. DHA offers training programs through the summer and year-round at Trenton Kennedy Ice Arena.