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Father Son Retreat details

Posted on October 9th, 2014 by by admin

This years father son retreat will take place the weekend of November 15-16 at Western Michigan University.

Father’s and Son’s should expect to leave directly from the scrimmage games at Georgetown arena on November 15, travel to Lawson Ice Arena to watch Western Mich. vs. St. Cloud State. Hotel rooms will be reserved for that night.

Meetings will be all day Sunday, with an estimated departure time around 4-5pm.

2014/2015 Tryout Details

Posted on October 6th, 2014 by by admin

There is no player fee required to tryout.

November 3 and 4 will be open tryouts. We would like to see maximum attendance, even if you are not seriously considering playing varsity hockey this season. Your attendance is greatly appreciated.

November 5, will be a tryout by invite only.

ALL TRYOUTS ARE A CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. PLAYERS and VARSITY COACHING STAFF ONLY.

Please arrive by 3pm at Georgetown Arena. On-ice at 3:30-5pm.

You will need to have your “pink slip” physical turned into Mrs. VanGessel at the GHS Athletic Office before tryouts. If you do not have your physical turned in, you will not be allowed to skate. Byron Center and Calvin Christian athletes please follow your school’s proper procedures for physical eligibility and have your respective school be in contact with the GHS Athletic Office.

Fitness Testing: please bring running shoes and proper athletic clothing for fitness testing each day of tryouts. The acceptable base-line benchmark for fitness is:
• Minimum 60 push ups, on coach count.
• Minimum 16 forehand pull ups, with chin at bar height and elbows at 45degrees when extended.
• Minimum 3min. Plank.
• 6:20min. mile or under.

2014/2015 Varsity Tryouts

Posted on September 27th, 2014 by by admin

Varsity tryouts will take place the week of November 3 at Georgetown Ice Arena. Specific days and times will be provided in the coming weeks.

Ryan Fischer Legacy Scholarship Golf Outing and Dinner Auction

Posted on June 17th, 2014 by by admin

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On September 13, 2014, the first annual Ryan Fischer Legacy Scholarship will be held in conjunction with a dinner/auction that evening. This will undoubtedly be our biggest fundraiser – 100% of the proceeds will go to the Ryan Fischer Legacy Scholarship – our passion – a way to honor Ryan’s legacy each year – always keeping him present.

We are very humbly asking for your support. I have attached the information regarding the event. Please consider sponsorship, donation of auction items, playing golf, or volunteering. They expect the event to fill fast so please get your registration in right away to ensure you get to spend the day with us!

If you would like to sponsor or donate auction items, please email ryanfischer11@comcast.net and let event organizers know what you would like to do.

Following is a link to the registration form.

RF Legacy Golf Outing Registration Form

Bulldog Clinic and Parent Meeting details

Posted on May 12th, 2014 by by admin

Follow are details on the Grandville Hockey program along with details on this summers training clinic.

This is the link to the presentation on the Grandville Hockey program.

2014-2015 player meeting

The following link provides details for the Training Clinic which starts June 11.

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Player/Parent meeting on May 12

Posted on May 9th, 2014 by by admin

There will be a player/parent meeting on Monday May 12 at 7:30 in room 280 of Grandville High School. Details on the program and summer activities will be shared.

Ryan Fischer Scholarship Fund

Posted on April 16th, 2014 by by admin

A Scholarship Fund has been created to remember and honor the life of Ryan Scott Fischer and to serve as a challenge to future OK Conference hockey players to live a life most representative of Ryan’s. The scholarship will be given annually to one OK Conference varsity hockey player who best exhibits scholarship, sportsmanship, integrity, compassion, acceptance of all others, and community outreach.

Donations for the Ryan Fischer Scholarship Fund is through any Fifth Third Bank branch.

Remembering Ryan Fischer

Posted on March 9th, 2014 by by admin

Ryan Fischer passed away early in the morning on March 7, the day he was to lead his team into the Semi Finals of the Division 1 State Hockey Tournament. Ryan was our Co-Captain, our Leader, our friend and his loss has been a shock to the entire Grandville community.

After a very difficult morning, it was decided that the team would continue on with their game against Detroit Catholic Central. The team and family felt it was the best way to honor Ryan. The boys spent the morning working through their shock and grief.  Thank you to Coach Joel Breazeale, Athletic Director Brian Parsons, and the Grandville High School Counseling team for their support and protection of the team.  These young men handled themselves with dignity, strength and absolute resolve to honor their co-captain in the best way they knew how.

Thank you to Scott and Roni Fischer who somehow made the trip to Plymouth and spoke to the players before the game.  Thank you for taking time in your own deepest grief to help young men cope with their grief and to encourage them.  The team competed against an extremely talented Detroit Catholic Central team and left it all on the ice.  They played for more than a win.  They played for Ryan. While they did not win the game, they achieved their goal in honoring him.  According to several news reports of the game, they played “gallantly”.

The outpouring of support from the community, and especially the students, was tremendous! Thanks to all that made the trip to Plymouth. Thank you to the Detroit Catholic Central players and fans for their support. They demonstrated a great deal of compassion through out the evening, and joining the Grandville players in a moment of prayer around the net at the end of the game was a very moving gesture.

The loss of Ryan has had a significant impact on his family, teammates, Grandville High School, and the entire Grandville Community. Ryan will be missed. He will never be forgotten.

In Ryan’s own words, from his twitter account, “Don’t cry because it’s over.  Smile because it happened.”

Thanks Ryan you truly have left a legacy.

Bulldogs make it to the State Semi-Finals!!

Posted on March 6th, 2014 by by admin

Wednesday night the Bulldogs took on Grand Rapids West Catholic in a Division 1 Quarterfinal game at Ferris State University. Through out most of the game the Bulldogs did a fine job of controlling the puck and out shooting West Catholic. However the game was tied 1-1 after the first and second periods. Then in the third the teams traded goals, ending regulation tied at two apiece. Early in overtime the Bulldogs got the puck deep in West Catholics end, pressured their goalie, and Gianni Vitali was able to put the puck in the back of the net to end the game.

Scoring for the Bulldogs were Jake Baum, Brandon Rozema, and Gianni Vitali. Collecting assists were Ryan Fischer and Max Houtman. Standing strong in the net was Myles Madden.

Next up for the Bulldogs is Detroit Catholic Central, as they face off in the Division 1 State Semi-Final game on Friday March 7. Game time is 7:30 at Compuware Arena in Plymouth.

Thanks to all the fans that made the trip to Big Rapids to support the team. Special thanks to the student section. Your support has been fantastic and very much appreciated.

Bulldogs are Regional Champs!

Posted on March 2nd, 2014 by by admin

Saturday night saw the Bulldogs taking on East Kentwood once again for the Regional Championship. It was a tightly contested game for the first eight minutes then the Dogs opened things up with 3 goals in a span of about two minutes. They then added another towards the end of the period to take a 4-0 lead going into the locker room. From that point on it was a back and forth game with the teams trading goals through the next two periods, with the result being a 6-2 win for Grandville, and a Regional Championship.

In the net for Grandville was Myles Madden with 24 saves, a number of them being huge stops for the team. Scoring for Grandville was Brandon Rozema with two, Jake Baum, Max Houtman, Gianni Vitali, and Ryan Fischer with one each. Registering assists were Isaac Lippert with three, Gianni Vitali with two, and Max Houtman, Zach VanderWel, Ryan Fischer, and Noah Weigle with one each.

Next up for Grandville will be Grand Rapids West Catholic in the Quarterfinals of the Division 1 tournament. The game will be on Wednesday March 5, currently the game is planned for 7:00pm at Ferris State University.