Parents can save cash with early sign-up for Grand Forks minor hockey

Grand Forks Minor Hockey Association is offering discounts for early registration.

Grand Forks Minor Hockey Association president Ron Vautour encourages parents to get their kids registered as soon as possible.

It may be a heat wave outside, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start thinking about hockey.  Grand Forks Minor Hockey Association (GFMHA) President Ron Vautour wants to remind people that early bird registration is already under way and parents can sign up on the association website at www.grandforksmha.ca.

“We want people to start thinking about hockey because the season will start in another six weeks,” said Vautour. “The key thing is we want people to get registered.”

Parents can save $50 on their registration fee if they sign up before the Aug. 19 early bird registration deadline. Vautour said that all registrations are now done online.

GFMHA is also looking for volunteers to fill several vacant board positions such as: secretary, fundraising co-ordinator, initiation co-ordinator and coach co-ordinator With CP style, it’s co-ordinator not coordinator.

“Information on these positions can be found in the ‘downloads’ section on our website,” said Vautour, “Or by contacting any board member.”

Last year, GFMHA had over 100 players registered on six teams including a bantam rep team and a peewee rep team.

Vautour said there is financial assistance available through KidSport for families that qualify.

“We have a link on our website to that program,” he said. “Lots of families take advantage of that opportunity.”

For hockey players looking to improve on their skills in the summer, the Grand Forks Border Bruins are running their hockey camp from Aug. 26 to 29. As an added bonus, any GFMHA players registered and paid for the upcoming season receive a $50 rebate for the camp.

For more information or to register for the Border Bruins’ camp, email head coach Nick Deschenes at coach@borderbruins.ca or assistant coach Matt Zamec at vp@borderbruins.ca.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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