The Lightning Flash
supporting Lightning hockey & promoting girl's youth hockey
The 2015-2016 season of Lightning Hockey is upon us! We hope you welcome the Lightning Flash newsletter as an effort to celebrate girl's hockey in Grand Rapids and Greenway... Equally worth celebrating is our record number of registered girl's hockey players -- with more than 100 youth hockey girls from 8U/ beginner through 15U! This record stands as a testament to the wide support of hockey and young female athletes in our community.
The GRG high school team has been underway for a few weeks and in the opening game of the season at Bemidji the ladies skated away with victories in the junior varsity and varsity games 9-0 and 6-2 respectively. We hope you'll come out and support the high school team during the season -- look to grglightning.com or your hockey raffle calendars for the schedule of upcoming opportunities to watch the game at its highest local level. Finally, in the entertaining roller coaster that is a youth hockey season, please take time to appreciate all the small things that make our game great...
Cheers to you, your daughter, and a great season of hockey!
The GRG Coaching Staff
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New Lightning gear/clothing for sale at all GRG home games...Check it out and support girls hockey!
Senior Captains Savanna Holum and Maddi Peart will be Leading the GRG team this year and will be assissted by Juniors, Maddy "Gordy" Illikainen and Ali Geislinger. Here's a note from Captain Maddi, welcoming all to come out and cheer on your GRG Lightning!
...We started with two weekends of scrimmages. The first was home and we realized what it's going to take to be one of the top teams this year. The second was in Hibbing and it was good to see how hard everyone was willing to work. I think we all have high expectations for our team this year, we need to come back and make up for where we ended last year. It won't be easy, but we have to keep the team motivated and working hard all the time. We have a tough schedule, with all the city teams we play, but it will be good for us to constantly see that we can't slow down. Everyone's excited for overnights because that's always a time for team bonding. We have already played our first game against Bemidji winning 6-2 -- everyone was happy to see both JV and Varsity working hard. The lines are constantly changing with people fighting to play varsity. Everyone is really stepping up being that we have less numbers. We have a big weekend coming up playing Roseville and Irondale, so we are excited to see how everyone does then. ~Maddi
Youth Hockey Night-Thursday December 3rd
GRG vs. Bemidji
5:30pm JV 7:30pm Varsity
Free Admission for ALL GRG Youth players wearing jersey
10U with Varsity team for warm-ups, introductions and anthem
1st Intermission, watch 8U games
Prize drawings for ALL youth players wearing GRG Jersey (via ticket)
Lightning Apparel and Chuck-a-puck available during Varsity game
Lightning Booster Club Opportunities and News!
Our next meeting is November 23rd, please join us!
Volunteer Hours: Connect with our on-line volunteer hub to sign up for your 10 hours of service-follow the link below!
Schwanns Fundraiser-do you purchase Schwanns items? The GRG Lightning will begin this great fundraiser in a few days. Order by Dec. 30, 2015 and 20% of product and 40% of eGift Cards will go back to the organization. It's easy, follow the steps below
1. Visit Schwans-Cares.com
2. Enter Campaign ID 23939 into the search box located in the upper right hand corner then click to open campaign.
3. Click "shop to give" and then select either "Buy now" or "shop Now" option.
4. Select team member, if applicable (support your favorite GRGer)
5. Start shopping!
To order by phone, call 1-800-870-7208 and provide Campaign ID 23939
LBC Contact Information
Vice President-Gaye Francisco, email@example.com
Treasurer-Becky Adams, firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary-Lisa Peart, email@example.com