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.
Congratulations to the 2021/2022 GTHA Memorial Award Recipients as well as Coach of the Year and Volunteer of the Year!
Chuck Chadwick Memorial Award
This award is presented to a player based upon their demonstrated scholarship, dedication, determination, attitude and attendance.
2022 Recipient - Beau Classens of PeeWee Black
Jeff McCullough Memorial Award
This award goes to a GTHA player that we feel Jeff would have been proud of as demonstrated by their actions and leadership on and off the ice.
2022 Recipient - Sam Schripsema of PeeWee Black
David Luzac Memorial Award
This award goes to a young goalie for hockey school.
2022 Recipient - Sawyer Stone of Bantam Red
David Thompson Memorial Award
This award is given to the most improved travel player for the current season.
2022 Recipient - Lincoln Seyferth of 14U Bantam AA
Robert J. Straw Memorial Award
This award is given to a Squirt House player that has a positive attitude on and off the ice, is a team player, shows up to practice and games with a smile and is a dedicated player with a passion for the sport.
2022 Recipient - Dylan Hosmer of Squirt Gold.
Coach of the Year
Jim Feeley - Girls 10U Head Coach and Girls 14U Assistant Coach
Volunteer of the Year
Rebecca Seyferth - Bantam AA Travel Manager and Mite Communication Team
Most improved - CATE OOSTERHOUSE
Most sportsmanlike – STELLA FRIESS
Most improved – GRACIE MARCH
Most sportsmanlike – KAITLYN POSEY
Most improved – SARAH BUDD
Most sportsmanlike – LIZZIE VOLLBRECHT
Most improved – SARAH EVINA
Most sportsmanlike – KATHRYN WADE
Most improved – NICO ZIVKOVICH
Most sportsmanlike – CHARLIE TUCKER
Most improved – BRADY CAVANAUGH
Most sportsmanlike – KASON STUMM
Most improved – WYMAN COLLINS
Most sportsmanlike – DAVID OPALINSKI
Most improved – MATTHEW BUDD
Most sportsmanlike – ELLIOT MASON
Most improved – BEN BURLEY
Most sportsmanlike – DREW DAVISON
Most improved – GRADY SMITH
Most improved – JACK SCHRIPSEMA
Most improved – RYAN GRUBBS
Most sportsmanlike – SAWYER DEMBICKY
Most improved – TANNER WALTERS
Most sportsmanlike – SOPHIE KNAPP
Most improved – BENTLEY BELANGER
Most sportsmanlike – MAK McDONALD
Most improved – MASON DOWKER
Most sportsmanlike – LUX ZAGUNIS
Most improved – IVOR STEELE
Most sportsmanlike – KOHEN FORD
Most improved – ANGUS MCMANUS
Most sportsmanlike – ALEXANDER CRAVEN
Most improved – BEN WOLFF
Most sportsmanlike – ISLA FALCONER
Most improved - EVAN BOSS
Most sportsmanlike – BEN BUCHHOLTZ
Most improved – BAKER ERICKSON
Most sportsmanlike – JACOB GRAF
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.