Welcome to the online home of the Greensboro Youth Hockey Association and the Greensboro Stars! Our mission is to provide an exceptional youth hockey program that teaches, sportsmanship, teamwork, honesty, responsibility and self-discipline. On our website, you'll find information about our various levels of ice hockey programs: Learn 2 Play Hockey, In-House Leagues, Semi-Travel and Travel Hockey programs.
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Paul Strand Introduced As New GYHA Hockey Director
The Greensboro Youth Hockey Association (GYHA) is excited to name Paul Strand as its Hockey Director for the 2014-2015 season. In his new role, Strand will oversee hockey operations, travel and development programs, and serve as lead member of the GYHA Programming Committee. He will report directly to the GYHA Board of Directors.
“I’m extremely honored and excited to return to GYHA and am looking forward to taking our program to the next level”, said Strand. “Greensboro is a special place for me – after playing here professionally and coaching my first team here, it feels like my journey has come full circle. I’m looking forward to growing the sport in Greensboro and working with the kids and the community to help promote awareness for the Greensboro Stars and hockey in the Triad.”
Originally from Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, Strand has a long background as coach and administrator serving with several prominent youth hockey organizations in North Carolina, including GYHA. He played Junior Hockey for the Fort Saskatchewan Traders of the Alberta Junior Hockey League before moving to the college ranks with the University of Alberta Golden Bears in Edmonton, Alberta. Following college he played professionally for 7 seasons including stints in Hamburg, Germany; Raleigh, North Carolina and eventually finishing his career with the Greensboro Generals of the ECHL.
His coaching career began with GYHA as an assistant for the U18 Stars during the 2002-2003 season. During that season he helped guide the team to the SE District Tier 2 Level 2 championship. Strand became the head coach the following season and served as a member of the Carolina Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) Board of Directors.
Strand moved to Raleigh in 2005 to become the Youth and Amateur Hockey Coordinator for the Carolina Hurricanes. During his time there he worked extensively with CAHA and the Raleigh Youth Hockey Association (RYHA) to build the Junior Hurricanes AAA program and expand hockey in the Carolinas. Strand also coached the Pee-Wee Junior Hurricanes Quebec team to the B Championship in 2011.
In 2011 Strand left for home in Northern Alberta to start a College Hockey team for Keyano College in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference. Where he coached for the next two seasons. Paul is excited to return to GYHA, the program where he got his start in Carolina Youth Hockey, and looking forward to growing hockey in the Triad in the years to come.
If your kids have ever wanted to feel what it's like to be a hockey player here's their chance. The Greensboro Youth Hockey Association (GYHA) and USA Hockey will host Try Hockey For FreeDay, Saturday November 8, 2014 at Greensboro Ice House form 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. Boys and girls 4-12 years of age are invited to participate and do not need any prior skating experience.
Kids will be provided with skates, helmets and sticks for use during the event, along with further information on the Greensboro Youth Hockey Association. All participants will take home a free USA Hockey jersey and will also receive a free one-year USA Hockey membership. Registration for the event is available at tryhockeyforfree.com and by clicking on the Greensboro Ice House as your preferred location.
The event is part of USA Hockey’s Come Play Hockey Month. Supported by the NHL and its member clubs, Try Hockey For FreeDay is designed to provide youth hockey associations and local ice hockey rinks a national platform to introduce new kids to the sport. For more information on USA Hockey visit www.usahockey.org.
The Greensboro Ice House Pro Shop will be offering discounts on hockey gear over the coming weekends. This is your chance to save big.
Select Items up to 50%off
Box Sale - $60 - Fill a box with select items (most protective, accessories and apparel
All protective gear up to 75% off!
Buy One Get One 50% Off - Sticks and other select items
Last Chance Sale - All Items 50% - 75% Off
Select protective gear, sticks and other items
*All sale items are only available on the dates specified. All sale items are non-refundable. Exchanges may be made through the pro-shop manager. Contact Matt Gilmore at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Friends, families and fans, we're happy to announce that the Greensboro Stars are now on Twitter. Follow us today for the latest news, updates and scores. Click the image above or follow the link by clicking here.
Congratulations to the following 2013-14 GYHA 18U players selected to the draft! Way to go, this speaks volumes to the dedication of both players as well as our Coach Sabo (HC, 18U).
The Point Mallard Ducks of the NA3HL have signed forward Josh Hamilton ('96) and defenseman Davis Hudson ('96) to a pre-draft tender agreement for the upcoming 2014-15 season. The Point Mallard Ducks will be playing in the South Division of the NA3HL.