about

OUR MISSION

Glacier Hockey Association is a non-profit community youth hockey organization that provides an instructional hockey experience for youth ages 4-18 in a safe and supportive environment. Glacier Hockey Association strives to promote an enriching environment in a community setting while providing foundational skills, in accordance with USA Hockey’s American Development Model program to foster youth development and encouraging a lifelong love of hockey and team sports. GHA endeavors to impart the hockey values of character, hard work, teamwork, sportsmanship, and respect that lead to player success both on and off the ice.

ASSOCIATION GOALS

GHA strives to ensure that it accomplishes this mission by promoting each player's love of the sport through hockey instruction that emphasizes team and individual skill development. Our goal is to continue to develop and strengthen our programs and organization and give our players the opportunity to participate to the best of their ability and develop as young athletes, while making the costs of our programs affordable to all families.

LOCATION & AFFILIATIONS

GHA conducts its hockey programs at the Stumptown Ice Arena in Whitefish, Montana.  All youth hockey players and teams are registered with GHA and USA Hockey. GHA members benefit from affiliation agreements with the Montana Amateur Hockey Association (MAHA), East Kootenay Hockey League (EKL), and USA Hockey. GHA follows USA Hockey's policies (see Bylaws section of the USA Hockey Annual Guide), including the American Development Model (ADM), which provides hockey associations with a proven plan for age-appropriate athlete development.

DUTIES

GHA develops, promotes and administers its youth hockey programs for players residing in the greater Flathead Valley Area on behalf of teams, players, coaches, referees, parents, and administrators consistent with the bylaws, policies, and procedures of the MAHA and USA HOCKEY.

ABOUT THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

All authority of GHA is vested in a Board of Directors as specified in GHA's bylaws. The Board of Directors is responsible for developing and enforcing the bylaws, policies, and activities of GHA.

CONTACT INFO

Glacier Hockey Association
PO Box 905,
Whitefish MT, 59937

GHA EIN:  81-0480530

HOME ICE

Stumptown Ice Den

715 Wisconsin Ave

Whitefish, MT 59937

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

administrative coordinator

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jesse Rigler: President

Matt Schwartz: Vice President

  • Disciplinary Committee
  • High School Committee

Heather Vezane: Treasurer

  • Finance Committee (Chair)
  • Disciplinary Committee

Brittney Crest: Secretary

  • Tournaments Committee (Chair)
  • Fundraising Committee

Cristinna Gebbia

  • Hockey Development Committee (Vice Chair)
  • Community Outreach
  • Fundraising Committee
  • Tournaments Committee

Susie Kalgren

  • Community Outreach (Vice Chair)
  • Tournaments Committee (Vice Chair)
  • Girls Programming Committee (Vice Chair)

Matt Lawrance

  • Girls Programing Committee

Derek Peachey

  • Finance Committee (Vice Chair)
  • Fundraising Committee

Roger Rudd

  • Disciplinary (Chair)
  • Hockey Development Committee

glacierhockeyassociation@gmail.com

VOLUNTEER NEEDS

Watch for committee sign-ups with registration!