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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Wednesday night the Bulldogs took on the high powered offense of Jenison in the second round of the playoffs. The Dogs got off to a good start in the first period on two goals by Noah Weigle, to take a 2-1 lead going into intermission. In the second period Jenison flipped the tables by scoring two goals to Grandvilles one, to end the second period in a 3-3 tie. This set up a tense third period that saw the Dogs score two goals, only to have Jenison pull within one with just over 2 minutes left in the game. Fortunately the Dogs played tough to pull out a 5-4 win. Standing tall in the net was Myles Madden. Scoring for the Dog’s was Noah Weigle with two goals, Max Houtman, Jake Baum, and Brandon Rozema with one each. Registering assists were Brandon Rozema, Mitch Parsons, and Thomas Breazeale with two each. Isaac Lippert, Zach Vander Wel, Max Houtman, and Noah Weigle with one each.
Next up for the Bulldogs are the Falcons of East Kentwood for the Regional Championship. Game time is 6:30pm on Saturday March 1 at Georgetown Ice Arena.
On Monday night the Bulldogs faced off against the Eagles of Hudsonville for the third time this year, this time in the first round of the playoffs. The Eagles scored the first goal of the game, however after that it was all the Bulldogs. Grandville out shot Hudsonville 54-17 on there way to scoring five goals in the first, one in the second, and two in the third to win the game 8-1. Scoring for the Dogs were Noah Weigle, Matt Northouse, and Max Houtman with two each, Brandon Rozema and Zak Segard with one each. Gaining assists were Isaac Lippert and Brandon Rozema with two each, Evan Sitar, Max Houtman, Ryan Fischer, Zach VanderWel, Jake Baum, Noah Weigle, and Tyler Moore with one each. And in the net was Myles Madden.
Next up for Grandville isJenisonon Wednesday night at 8:00 at Georgetown Ice Arena. Come out and support your Bulldogs!
On Friday the Bulldogs took on Forest Hills Northern/Eastern in league play. It was senior night, a time to recognize and thank Travis Arnoys, Jacob Blok, Ryan Fischer, Max Houtman, Isaac Lippert, and Zak Segard. The dogs jumped out to a good start in the game taking a 2-1 lead heading into the second period. Unfortunately FHNE score four unanswered goals to take the win 5-2. Scoring goals for the Dogs were Mitch Parsons and Ryan Fischer. Gaining assists were Tyler Moore, Brandon Rozema, Thomas Breazeale, and Gianni Vitali. In the net was Will Ignatovich.
Friday’s game was also the Wes Leonard fund raiser. There was a silent auction in which numerous items were on display for people to bid on, along with t-shirt sales. All total for the night the event raised over $5700. Thanks to all that took part.
Up next for the Dogs are Grand Rapids Christian on Friday night Feb. 21 at Eagles Nest, a make up game for an earlier one that was cancelled due to snow.