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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.


Help Support Our State Championship 14U AA Team With Their Trip To Nationals!

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Girls & Travel COACHING Application - NOW OPEN


All interested coaches for the 2023-2024 girls and travel hockey season are requested to please complete the coaching application for consideration by 5PM, March 17, 2023.

Coaching Application

Questions? Please email Coaching Director - Bobby Teal


GTHA Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony


The GTHA Annual Meeting and Award Ceremony will be held on Monday, April 10th at 6PM at Howe Arena.

Tables will be set up for each team so they can celebrate their season before the meeting with a potluck or treat table. Doors will open at 5PM.

5PM - Team Celebration
6PM - Award Ceremony
7PM - Annual Meeting

Meeting Agenda
DRAFT Association Bylaws - for membership approval at annual meeting.



GTHA Move-Up Policy


Looking ahead to next is the 2023/2024 season move-up policy and the move-up request form.

Two Traverse City North Stars Teams Take Home State Championships!

Our 14U AA Red travel team went undefeated in the state championship series! They will represent Michigan at Nationals next month!


Our 14U T3 Girls team also went undefeated in their championship series taking home a State Championship title as well! 


What a weekend for the Traverse City North Stars!  


  • MAHA Mite Jamboree
  • 8U Big Rapids ADM Champs
  • 10U Squirt A MAHA District 7 Representatives
  • 10U Squirt AA MAHA District 7 Champions
  • 10U Select Irish Cup Champions
  • 10U Red - Third Coast Cup Champions
  • 12U PeeWee A MAHA District 7 Champions
  • 12U AA LCAHL Playoff Champions
  • 12U PeeWee AA MAHA District 7 Champions
  • 12U Select Irish Cup Champions
  • 12U Red Midwinter Cup Champions
  • 14U A MAHA District 7 Representatives
  • 14U AA Red MAHA District 7 Champions
  • 14U T2 MGHL State Qualifiers
  • Girls 16U T2 Cherryland Shootout Tournament
  • MGHL 16U T2 State Qualifiers
  • MGHL 19U T3 State Qualifiers

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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.

Thank You Stanley Cup Sponsors!