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The development of goalies is crucial for every successful program but is often overlooked. Therefore, during the 2022/2023 season GTHA will be launching our Goalie Development Program. This program is aimed at offering additional training for all goalies within our organization free of charge.
On-ice Skill Sessions: 10 (with the goal to increase to 15 over time)
Cost: $2,300 (paid for by GTHA). There will be no cost to the player
Age Range: 10U-14U. Any older goalies will be encouraged to assist in coaching on the ice.
Begins: The 3rd week of the season
Frequency: Every two weeks
Specifics: All players (8U/7U) interested in playing goalie will attend the goalie development training during the 7U schedule practice time. The 7U coach will slice out a section of the ice to allow for this training session.
Following the goalie session, participants will then skate out during the 8U practice to ensure they are getting proper development as a player also.
The program will begin the 4th week.
Goalie training sessions will happen every three weeks.
The focus should be gaining interest. Need to maximize and prioritize everyone’s basic developmental needs regarding edgework and basic skating ability.
Travel teams that do not have a second goalie (typically younger travel teams) are encouraged to allow house goalies to rotate through the travel practices (free of charge). Having a second goalie at every practice is a benefit for our players and it allows for additional development for our house goalies.
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