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ATTENTION! ALL CALL FOR GFAHA NEW LOGO DESIGN SUBMISSIONS!!

June 11, 2015


 

 

 

 

ATTENTION!!!!  ALL  GFAHA MEMBERS/PLAYERS/COACHES/PARENTS and ALL hockey lovers!!

 

   This is an open call to those individuals affiliated with our association.  The GFAHA board has formally decided to "put forth good effort" into formally changing our GFAHA logo into something new and fresh.  It could be modern, it could be "classic", it could be a combination of  both.  Whatever it may be, we need YOUR INPUT in the form of designs!! If you have MAD SKILLS in graphic design and/or branding, and would like to submit an entry, we REALLY would like to work with you! Even if you are not artistic, or just have a really cool design idea please feel free to submit a drawing/design.

 Here are a few "guidelines" to help keep some consistency:

1.  ALL entries must be emailed electronically--see addresses below. 

2.  Designs cannot be copyrighted (Don't steal another's intellectual property please.)

3.  All designs/logos must reflect either something about Great Falls and/or Montana--we LOVE our home and want other to as well.  It can be a simple but must be there.  They may also reflect design concepts from our Junior A team as well. 

4.  Our team name MUST remain the Great Falls Americans.  This is non-negotiable.  This is a nostalgic piece of Great Falls hockey history and don't want to change that.  However this is interpreted in your design is your choice. Be creative.

5.  Our colors are still mainly red, white and blue.  Black and/or Silver can also be incorporated as well if needed. 

6.  Logos need to large enough to see detail but not take up the entire jersey front.  If you feel the need to draw up shoulder pad logos (see any NHL team), feel free.  These may be wanted at some point but not necessary.  

7.  Send all Logo submissions to BOTH of the email addresses below, just in case someone deletes your mail accidentally, we have a backup. 

8.  Please no black and whites or pencil drawings.  Full color is required and appreciated.  

9.  Final submissions are subject to board approval and the final decision will ultimately be made by the GFAHA governing board.  

10. GFAHA will not pay any individual for their design(s),  and all logo designs become property of GFAHA if chosen. GFAHA has the right to alter or modify this design if needed.   

      Entries need to be received no later than July 4th, 2015 if possible.  Contact a representative below if there are any questions. 

Submit ALL designs directly to the following individuals via email attachment(s):

     Paula Walker    paulawalker@benefis.org

     Ryan Turoski    gfahockey@gmail.com

 

   Thanks for taking part and becoming a part of the new history of GFAHA! We look forward to seeing your submissions!!

 

Sincerely,

            GFAHA Ice Board

 

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Attention Parents and Players! : We need your help!!

HOCKEY HOCKEY HOCKEY! !!

 

We need kids! Girls and boys of any age! We also need coaches so if you know of anyone that may be interested, please contact a board representative. smile emoticon
:UPDATE:: FEES start around $300 + required fundraising for the youngest age 5. It goes up from there. The learn to play program is $75 per session and takes age 4 and up. Please join our Facebook page as well!!

 

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 Here are some of the results from some  of our end-of-season    tournaments and games. Congratulations to all!

 

 

The squirt division won the Don James Memorial tournament this past weekend.

ATTN: PLAYERS-COACHES-PARENTS: HECC HELMET RULE CHANGE!

    Some new changes have been made by USA Hockey regaarding helmets and helmet certification. ALL helmets used on the ice during USAH sanctioned events must be in good working order and  HECC certified. Each certified helmet must also have a current certification sticker affixed in plain view to the back of the helmet. Each sticker will have and expiration date on them. Helmets with expired stickers will not be allowed on the ice. This includes all USA Hockey members--player helmets, referee helmets, and goalie helmets as well. Please check your equipment prior to the season starting to make sure you are in compliance with the new change. Below is an excerpt from the new rules and regulations book and photos of the HECC stickers that should be located on each helmet.

 

  "... (c) It is mandatory that all players (except Adults) wear a HECC approved helmet (including ear protection) with chin strap properly fastened.

       *(Note) HECC certification includes an expiration date on the sticker and a helmet that has an expiration date that hasexpired is no longer considered certified. The player may notwear a helmet that does not have a valid and current certification sticker. Players in the Adult classification must wear a hockey helmet (including non-HECC approved) with chin strapproperly fastened. "

 

NOTICE TO PLAYERS AND PARENTS:

January 22, 2014

A quick reminder to all ice users and lockeroom guests, that it is YOUR responsibility to maintain the cleanliness, order and general appearance of your lockerooms! There have been several instances and complaints about these rooms being left in a desheveled condition with trash and other items left on the floors and in the showers. Please be cognizant of ALL users of these facilities and our guests, and keep them clean!! Let's take pride in our IcePlex! Parents and coaches can help by maintaining a presence in the lockerooms and reminding players to pick up after use. Thanks everyone for your help in this! 


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