The Belle Tire Youth Hockey and the St. Clair Shores Hockey Association have agreed upon a new partnership that will promote girl’s hockey at all levels of play. “We are committed to providing opportunities for girls to play and excel in hockey at the tier I, 2 & 3 levels,” stated Belle Tire Director of Hockey Operations John Kay.
“Opportunities for girls on the near east side to be part of an organization with a clear path from learn to skate all the way through Tier-1 AAA have been unavailable until now. We feel both organizations will benefit greatly from each other’s progress and dedication for promoting girl’s hockey” said Andy DenBaas, St. Clair Shores Director of Girls Hockey. “Over the past few years Girls Hockey has been our largest area of growth in St. Clair Shores and now our players will have a clear path to the highest levels of Girls Hockey if that is a goal they would like to pursue.”
"Growing up as a member of the St Clair Shores Hockey association and being surrounded by such supportive, encouraging families, coaches and teammates was an intricate part of my desire to succeed. After winning a 19u AAA National Championship with the Belle Tire Organization and going on to play Division 1 college hockey
alongside of many of my teammates from my youth years at St Clair Shores and Belle Tire, I knew from a young age that giving back and helping athletes to experience some of the things I was able to would be my most gratifying and rewarding success yet. I am incredibly proud to have been a member of both organizations and to say that my experience with both programs helped to shape the many memories, friendships and accomplishments that I hold dear to my heart,” stated St. Clair Shores Hockey Association 12U girl’s coach Anna Kuehnlein.
For more information contact:
Andy DenBaas – SCSHA Director of Girls Hockey
Anna Kuehnlein – Head Coach – SCSHA Girls Hockey
John Kay – Belle Tire Director of Hockey