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Welcome to the Grand Traverse Hockey Association, home of the Traverse City North Stars. We are a 501c3 designated non-profit, incorporated in December 1970.

The purpose of GTHA is to encourage the playing of ice hockey by youth of the Grand Traverse Area; to foster the teaching of hockey skills; to foster fair play and sportsmanship; and to provide Grand Traverse area youth with the opportunity to play organized, sanctioned competitive ice hockey.

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2022/2023 Registration

GTHA Registration will open on July 1st, 2022 for all leagues and levels.

You are required to register with USA Hockey in order to register for GTHA. Save your email with your USA Hockey number as you will need to enter it when registering for GTHA.

Coaches - you can also now register with USA Hockey.  Please be sure to register as a COACH and save your receipt. This is also a good time to review your credentials so that you can renew in time if necessary. 


Board Openings - VP of Travel and ACE Director

The GTHA Board has two new openings - VP of Travel and ACE (Coaching) Coordinator.  Applications will be accepted until 5pm on June 27th, 2022.  

Letters of intent need to be emailed to

If you are interested, or know someone that might be suited for each position, please encourage them to submit their letter of interest.

On behalf of the GTHA Board, we thank you for your time and commitment to our youth.


Final Team Payments

If you have a balance from the 2021/2022 season and would like to make your payment online, please use this link.

You can also drop off a check at the rink or mail it to:

1600 Chartwell Dr.
Traverse City, MI 49696 


16U Midget A Coach Announced

GTHA is excited to welcome our new 16U Midget A Head Coach - Harmon Grubbs.

Further team details coming soon.

Welcome Coach Grubbs!


National Cherry Festival Community Parade Volunteers Needed!

GTHA is excited to have a float in the 2022 National Cherry Festival THURSDAY Community Parade!

If you are interested in helping to build the float, walk in the parade, or be nominated for our first every Mr. and Mrs. Hockey (2015/2016 birth years) - you can SIGN UP here!

Let's show the community our North Star spirit!


Earn $$ - Volunteer At Pit Spitters Games!

Too good to be true?  Earn $50/person/game towards your players hockey bill by volunteering at a Pit Spitters Game this season!  Find out more here

Travel AA/A       Girls T2/T3       House 10U-16U       Mites 6U-8U       
Early Hockey Skills Development


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USA Hockey ADM Development Model


GTHA is implementing the ADM model for all Mites. To learn more about the ADM, please click on the image above.   It will take you directly to the USA Hockey ADM website.

Click Here to Watch the USA Hockey ADM Video

The is the lastest video produced by USA Hockey describing the Cross-Ice Program.

Mayo Clinic King Devick Concussion Test

No Cell Phone In Locker Rooms

Per USA Hockey and MAHA: Youth hockey player cell phones are not allowed in any locker room. With most kids having cell phones with cameras, there is a risk of inappropriate photos being taken and possibly being posted on the web. Hopefully, by keeping the phones out of the locker rooms, this can be avoided.

GTHA is taking this a step further and added to the policy by specifically saying any device capable of taking pictures or video are prohibited from the locker rooms.


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