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:
a) To encourage the playing of ice hockey by the youth of Northern Michigan;
b) To foster the teaching of ice hockey skills;
c) To foster fair play and sportsmanship;
d) To provide Northern Michigan youth with the opportunity to play organized, sanctioned, competitive ice hockey
e) To own and manage assets in furtherance of Association purposes
We are now accepting head coach applications for the 2023-2024 season for the following teams:
Girls 10U T3
Girls 12U T2 Black
Girls 19U T3
10U B House
12U B House
14U B House
Deadline to apply is Monday, June 5, 2023. Questions can be sent to Chris Posey - Coaching Director.
The Girls 14U T2 and Girls 12U T2 Black final tryouts have been scheduled for Monday, June 12th at 5:30 (12U) and 6:30 (14U) at Centre Ice Arena.
The Annual Lottery has been a long standing tradition at GTHA - netting about $10,000 each year for the association.
However, the front office has received a lot of negative feedback in recent years in regards to the lottery being a required fundraising tool.
So, the GTHA Board has decided to re-evaluate the program and strategize our best way forward by polling our members.
We would greatly appreciate your participation in this brief survey.
We are planning for the upcoming hockey equipment sale and need to gauge how many families are interested in participating. The sale will be Saturday, August 26, 2023. We hope you can attend! More details to follow.
SIGN UP HERE to volunteer at any home Pit Spitters game!
You will earn $50 towards one players season hockey fees for each game along with other perks!
Feel free to sign up to volunteer for as many games as you would like!
Invite your friends and family to help too!
Volunteers MUST be 15+.
Each volunteer can bring their player(s) in for free and they get a food voucher.
PLUS...each volunteer gets two Pit Spitters tickets to a 2023 game!
Arrival time is ONE AND A HALF HOURS prior to the game start time. More details can be found on the SignUp Genius link!
Another great fundraising opportunity this summer!
GTHA at the Northwestern Michigan Fair!
All money earned during this event will go directly to your player's hockey bill.
Plus each volunteer will receive VIP 4 tickets to the fair to use on another day!
Counter (of people): 10+
*They need to be focused on actually counting
Ticket Sales: 16+
Questions? Email email@example.com
A GTHA JV team will be formed after high school tryouts if we have enough interested players, a goalie, and a coach.
If you are interested in coaching or being a goalie for a 18U and/or 16U split season team - please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to our 2023/2024 Board of Directors and thank you for your dedicated time and service. Please note that we are still seeking applications for three open positions - see below for details.
President - Frank Guerin
Executive Vice President - Matt Wheeler
Travel Vice President - Bill Parker
Girls Vice President - Sara Posey
House Vice President - Tim White
Executive Treasurer - Steve Peacock
Executive Secretary - Rose Zivkovich
Coaching Director - Chris Posey
Referee-In-Chief - Jake Tolfree
Mite Director (interim director - Matt Wheeler)
*The Mite Director shall be the active member of the Executive Board chairing and responsible for representing the interests of the mite hockey program as expressed by the Mite Committee, a standing committee of the Association. Duties include, but are not limited to, the selection of coaches, recruitment, Mite Equipment Rental Program, coordination with the Mite Communications Director, Mite Jamboree, and any parent/player concerns throughout the season.
Statements of interest can be emailed to email@example.com for consideration.
Congratulations and thank you to our 2023/2024 Travel and Girls Head Coaching Staff!
10U A - Ric Heller
10U AA - Eric MacIntyre
12U A - Jon Insana
12U AA - Neeko Seyferth
14U A - Jason Basile
14U AA - Scott Harvey
Girls 12U T2 Red - David Hague
Girls 14U T2 - Tony Posey
The is the lastest video produced by USA Hockey describing the Cross-Ice Program.
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.