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GLS Evaluation Skate Update

Below is the schedule that was emailed out to all of the parents and players that have registered for this years evaluation skate on Sunday September 20th, 2020. if you have any further questions please

GLS 9-11-2020 Update

We have been working hard at scheduling the 2020 GLS High School Hockey League and finally have a date and time. 
Place: St. Clair Shores Civic Arena
Date: Sunday, September 20, 2020 

The coaches are working on placing current registered players on 5 different teams. We will send out that schedule so players are aware of their time to arrive and their evaluation skate time.  

Great Lakes Select Hockey League Update 8-31-2020

The GLS Committee wants to update you to where we stand as of today Monday 8-31-2020:


The plan is to continue with the GLS league and evaluation skate.  In a report today the Detroit Free Press reported:  “Whitmer re-opening gyms, theaters, ice rinks….”


If this is true, we are getting closer to a GLS season.  We will hope to announce the Evaluation Skate date/time in the next week but we are targeting a weekend date in September.

Thank you for being patient, if you would like to be removed from the Evaluation Skate and have your money refunded please send an email to :

Evaluation Skate Update 8-14-2020

Great Lakes Select Hockey League 

The plan is to continue with the GLS league and evaluation skate.  The questions that we cannot answer yet is when the evaluation skate will take place and how long the season will last.


SCS Civic Arena and McCann Arena at the University Liggett School remain closed and these are the rinks that GLS plans on using for the 2020 fall season.  The evaluation skate will take place on a Saturday/Sunday following either of two arenas opening back up.  The GLS committee is in contact with the management of both arenas and we will notify all registered hockey players via email, twitter, on the website when the arena is back open.  There are a limited number of spots still available for the evaluation skate.  When a date/time/location is announced for the evaluation skate, the registration will be reopened.


Thank you for being patient, if you would like to be removed from the Evaluation Skate and have your money refunded please send an email to :

Evaluation Reschedule Skate 7-30-2020

Potential Players and Parents:

The city of St. Clair Shores just notified the GLS committee of the following: "The SCS Civic Arena is closed to skating due to the executive order issued by Governor Whitmer yesterday (7-29-2020). Starting Friday, July 31, 2020, SCS Civic Arena will be closed until further notice."


This results in GLS needing to postpone the evaluation skate scheduled for Saturday, August 1, 2020 until the executive order is lifted. Our plan is to have a 2020 fall hockey season, and we will continue to update everyone as we receive more information weekly. 


Since you are currently registered and paid for the August 1st evaluation, you will be notified when a new date/time/location is scheduled. If GLS is not able to host an evaluation skate for the fall 2020 season, you will be refunded your entry fee of $65.


If you would no longer like to play for the GLS fall league, please send an email to and your $65 will be refunded.


We are disappointed to share this message but we will all be skating again soon.

2020 Great Lakes Select Tryouts

Great Lakes Selects is a fall Hockey league for High School Hockey Players to participate in prior to their High School Hockey season. This league will be run out of SCS Civic Arena & McCann Ice Arena, with games played on Saturdays & Sundays between August 22, 2020 and the end of October.

GLS is designed to bridge that gap during the fall hockey season. The goals for the league and all players consist of:

  • Play in a league with the very best high school aged players before the start of your high school season. 
  • Gain exposure to prepare yourself for the next level.
  • Compete with and against other High School players from your area.

Please forward this email to your team boosters, sponsors, parents, and players and let them know that if they are looking for some high-level competition that the Great Lakes Selects is an option. Tryouts will be held Saturday, August 1st @ 9 am at SCS Civic Arena. Sign in will start at 8:00am


Information on Great Lakes Selects:


  • Great Lakes Selects will be open to all high school aged players who will be playing hockey for their high school during the 20/21 season.
  • League will consist of 4 teams of 20 players competing on Saturdays and Sundays before the High School season begins.
  • Games every weekend at SCS Civic Arena & McCann Ice Arena. Scouts and colleges from the USPHL, NCDC, NAHL, ACHA and division 2 and 3 colleges will be encouraged/invited to attend.


Tryout and Registration


  • Tryout & player selection will take place Saturday, August 1st 
  • Sign-in starts at 8 am and you must be pre-registered  
  • Registration is open now
  • Limited number of spots available
  • Michigan High School hockey coaches will be on the bench mentoring the players. No more than 4 players from the same High School team will play together.
  • Must register with USA hockey prior to registering with Great Lakes Selects
  • Registration cost is $65.00. Click on the link below to register:


Great Lakes Selects

High School

Fall Hockey League


  • Great Lakes Selects (GLS) was a new fall hockey league for High School hockey players in 2019.  Some of the successes of the inaugural season are:
  • 2 try-outs held in 2019 (June and August) to select a total of 72 players from 16 different High Schools to make 4 teams.
  • 13 league games on Saturdays and Sundays at SCS Civic Arena or University Liggett McCann
  • 18 players selected as a GLS All Star team and attend 2 fall tournaments;
  • View last season stats:
  • ACHA D2, D3, NAHL, and USPHL scouts attended many games.
  • Current Michigan High School coaches were on the bench
  • Cost per player was $450
  • Fall 2020 Great Lakes Selects (GLS) will be open to high school aged players who will be playing hockey for their high school during the 2020-2021 season.  Information will be sent out in March for 2020 Tryouts.

Great Lakes Selects would like to say:

Thank You to the Saint Clair Shores Hockey Association for the use of their website for the 2019 fall season

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Jeff Schlenker

Admin Contact

Phone: 586-5192138

Kyle Nicholson


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