February 2018
Your Centre Ice and Howe Arena
Monthly News & Updates
In This Issue:
  • Veterans Cup Recap
  • TC Challenge Girls' Hockey Showcase Recap
  • Grizzel's Game
  • Sweetheart Twilight Skate - Presented by Sport Clips & 106 KHQ
  • Guns N Hoses
  • "The Lion King On Ice"
  • GTHA Upcoming Events
  • Public Skating Programs
5th Annual Veterans' Cup Recap
Every year, the annual Veterans' Cup hockey game between the TC Central Trojans and Bay Reps features many poignant moments. This year, 800-plus people attended and just over $30,000 was raised in support of Mid-Michigan Honor Flight and Grand Traverse Veterans Coalition. Here are some other notable highlights:

Four WW II Veterans were honored in the opening ceremony; Corporal Kermit Thomas (Army Air Corps), Private First Class Peter Simon, Jr. (US Army), Second Lieutenant Mary Bloomfield (Army Nurses Corps) and Chief Warrant Officer Jack Frye (US Navy and US Army).

Other Participants Included:
VFW Color Guard, Traverse City
Anthem Singer: Allison Taylor, St. Francis HS
On-Ice Flag Holders: St. Francis Patriots Club and Elk Rapids Choral Ensemble

Trojans won the game, 2-0.

Centre Ice is honored to donate the ice time for this important event each year!

The Veterans' Cup is more than just a hockey game!

(Information Courtesy of Steve Dzierwa)

On January 19-21, the Traverse City Challenge, Michigan’s premier girls’ hockey showcase, was held at Centre Ice Arena. These games provide a venue for teams across the State of Michigan to compete against squads they would not typically meet. The TC Challenge promotes quality hockey, good sportsmanship and player development. This year’s event matched teams from the Michigan Metro Girls High School Hockey League (MMGHSHL) against the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association (MAHA). 

Invitations went out to 12 teams:
MMGHSHL
Mercy High School, Regina High School, Ladywood High School, Walled Lake High School, Grosse Pointe High School, Detroit Country Day High School

MAHA
Traverse City (GTHA), Alpena (AHA), Marquette (MJRHA), Midland (MAHA), Grand Rapids (GRAHA), Petoskey (PAHA)

Several colleges and universities were in attendance to scout these highly skilled players.

As an added feature, the  Northern Michigan University Wildcats of the Central Collegiate Woman’s Hockey Association (CCWHA) – DII League faced off against the  Aquinas Saints of the CCWHA - D1 League. These teams are also part of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA).
(Story Courtesy of Steve Dzierwa)

Grizzel's Game to Raise Funds for Addiction Treatment Services
The Traverse City hockey community will turn tragedy into tribute when they honor the memory of Alex Grizzel with a fundraising game to benefit Addiction Treatment Services this Saturday, February 10 at 7 pm at Centre Ice Arena. Alex passed away due to complications with addiction.

Alex played for TC West as well as the Hartland Hounds that later became the Traverse City Hounds Junior A. Former teammates and rivals alike will face off to raise funds and awareness. Money collected at the door (whatever attendees care to give) as well as proceeds from a silent auction and T-shirt sales will all support the cause.

Sweetheart Twilight Skate Presented by Sport Clips; Sponsored by 106 KHQ
Jimmy Hotkeys from 106 KHQ will take your requests and spin the tunes during the Sweetheart Twilight Skate, Presented by Sport Clips Haircuts!

Friday, February 16 at 7pm at Howe Arena

$5 Admission, $3 Skate Rental or BYO

Prizes from Sport Clips and Jimmy Johns

Bring Your Favorite Valentine! Skate Under the Dance Lights to Your Favorite Music! Everyone is Welcome.

Plus...

A Special Presidents' Day Afternoon Twilight Skate!

Monday, February 19 from 2-3:50 at Howe Arena

$5 Admission, $3 Skate Rental or BYO


Upcoming Events:
Guns N Hoses & "The Lion King On Ice"
GTHA Upcoming Events
MAHA D7 Playoffs
February 9-11

MAHA Mite Jamboree
February 17 & 18

All events are at Centre Ice Arena.

Public Skating Programs
Have fun and get exercise during Public Skating Programs at Howe Arena.

Open Skate, Twilight Skate, Sticks & Pucks and more!

Twilight Skates are presented by Sport Clips Haircuts!
Thank you!

Centre Ice & Howe Arena - Home to These Fine Organizations and Businesses!
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Grand Traverse Hockey Association
Traverse City Figure Skating Club
Traverse City Curling Club
Bay Reps
Traverse City Central Trojans
Traverse City West Titans
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Corners and
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