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GCF Spring Registration Form 2018

Hello all, below you will find the Gulf Coast Flames Spring 2018 registration form. Please download and fill this out for registration. Please bring the paperwork with you the first night. If you would like to pay by cash or check prior to March 12th you can leave the payment at the front desk in an envelope with Fred Eaton’s name on it. The front desk cannot accept credit cards. If you would prefer to pay by credit card you will need to wait until the start of training so that we can run the card.

Stoneman Benefit Fundraiser Announcement

February 24th @ Ellenton Ice Sports and Sports Complex

The Gulf Coast Flames U-14 @ 2004 Florida Alliance are running a joint fundraiser to raise funds to support people of Douglas High School. Members of the Florida Panthers U-14 AA team were directly involved in this incident with injuries and involved in the school lockdown. This is a great way for the Tampa hockey community to come together and support a fellow hockey player in our state. We will have a table set for donations. For people interested in staying for the games there will be a goal can with an option to donate with every goal scored by each team. If it is a dollar or more anything we could do to help is our goal. After the first game, we will be taking a picture and sending him a get-well card that will be signed by anyone interested in helping him get through this tragic time and sent to player from this team. The donations will be made to the fund being set up with the player’s names from the Florida Panthers U-14 team.

Let’s show our support not only as a Tampa hockey community but Florida hockey community. If you are unable to attend however would like to donate to the Douglas fund, you can reach out to me directly (

Game times will be

  • 12-1:30pm (Picture to follow)
  • 3:30- 5pm

Please fill free to wear your team jersey for the picture to show your teams support

MYTH Meeting Notes (February 2018)

MYTH Meeting Notes 2-8- 18

Present: All teams were represented.

Roll Call: All 4 board members were present. Team Reps
Mite: Tim and Ally
Squirt: Fisher and Joy
Peewee: Imre and Ron
BNA Red: Badger, Bazant
BNA White: Jenkins, May
BNAA Keri Wessel
16: Moschella, Stowe
18: Richards, Halleck

Board Vote:
Casey Rodgers: Has served for 5 years, nobody else interested at this time in running for treasurer.
Karen Nicholson: Asked for anyone interested in running for secretary next year as her term will be over. Could use help with the website so please contact her to help if interested.
Doug Walters: Spoke on the importance of keeping good coaching and growing our programs.
Scott MacIndoe nominated himself for president.

Vice president speeches:
Tim Boyle spoke on increasing accountability, coaching, team selection and building the program.
Eric Wessel spoke on turning over the board next year, the need for keeping our program strong to compete with the other rinks, good coaches, and training.

Votes were tallied and the board was all voted in

President Doug Walters
Vice president Eric Wessel
Treasurer Casey Rodgers
Secretary Karen Nicholson

Committee Reports:
Robin States spoke on our new Yearbook project and she is still taking orders. She also is busy planning the end of year banquet, the flyer is on the website so sign up and she has a table set up outside.

Fall tryouts will be held the first week of June. Our spring program is set up and the details are also on the website.

Questions: There were many discussions on building our Mite and Squirt programs and helping to transition them from half ice to full ice as well as coaching and communication. The board will work on these important items this year. Gillian Stowe agreed to help with this since she is in her 9th season here. Also discussed better communication with team managers, more coaches on the ice, building our website, and recruiting from our ADM and rec programs.

Motion to adjourn: Wessel

MYTH Meeting Notes (January 2018)

MYTH Meeting Notes 1-11- 2018

Present: All teams were represented
Roll Call: Karen, Doug, and Eric were present. Team reps were
Mite A Tim Boyle
SQ nobody
PWA Ron Javate, Tim
BNA Chase Keri Wessel, Michele Badger
BNA Larry Jenkins and May
BNAA Keri Wessel
16A Mike Moschella
18AA Karen Nicholson

Approval of Minutes: Minutes approved by Wessel and Badger

Treasurers Report: Casey could not attend as he had a work event. Doug reports that 96 of 137 have paid in full. We will send out info to team managers to get this paid up. We need 49,000$ more and we will keep kids off the ice if needed. Spring Season We will have spring training similar to what we did last year starting March 12-May 21. We are also putting together some games. Flames tryouts will be first week of June
and the schedule will be out mid-Feb for this. We will also have a Monday night middle school program Jan 22-April3. 250$ per player, 200$ goalies. Go to to register.

Safe Sport Update Mike Moschella reports that 100% of our
coaches have taken training.

MYTH Elections will take place Feb 8 at 6:30. Tim Boyle will
run for VP.

VP Report: Eric states we don’t know coaches yet for next season, will let you know ASAP

2004 Bantam AA will be Freddie, Chuck, and Pastujov
2003 will be Bafia
18’s Freddie
Freddie is also working on putting together a girls U16 program

Motion to adjourn: Badger, Wessel

January 2018 MYTH Meeting & Upcoming Elections


The Gulf Coast Flames Travel Ice Hockey Program in Ellenton, Florida

  • Myth will be holding our next board meeting on January 18 at 6:30.
  • We will hold our annual meeting and elections on Feb 8 at 6:30.
  • Please submit any nominations for board positions to Karen Nicholson via email at by the January 18 meeting.
  • We will be voting at the February meeting on the president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary.

We look forward to seeing you all at our upcoming meetings at Ellenton rink.

2018/2019 Bantam AA Update

The Gulf Coast Flames Travel Ice Hockey Program in Ellenton, Florida

  • 2018/2019 Bantam AA team will be coached by Fred Eaton, Chuck Morabito, and George Padtujov
  • Team will be playing in the SFHL League and the EJEPL League up north (3 Showcases of 12 to 15 games total)
  • Teams in the EJEPL consist of teams from NY, NJ, CT, MA, DE, VA, MD, and numerous other states
  • Team will have 2 full ice practices during the season plus 2 off-ice sessions with focus on speed and strength
  • Flames spring training for the 04’s will begin in March as well as for all other age groups
  • Plenty of more information to follow, so please check back often!

For more information and/or and insight of the EJEPL League, please visit

Thank you,

Eric M Wessel
Gulf Coast Flames
Vice President
Manasota Youth Travel Hockey


MYTH Meeting Notes (August 2017)

Present: All teams were represented.

Roll Call: All board members were present

Quorum: A quorum was determined.

Approval of Minutes: The minutes from February were approved by Casey Rodgers and Kim Walters.

Treasurers Report: Thanks to Kim Walters for her help during tryouts, we were able to get 125 players committed and 47 paid in full. 55 players still need to be set up on FreshBooks.

17 players have made no payments thus far. Please contact Casey to make arrangements to pay fees.

There is $177,000 in our bank account. We will be paying SAHOF 37,000 and need to pay ice and coaches. We are in good financial shape. We have a $40,000 surplus from last year but we will eat into this as we have one less team this year.

Presidents Report: Congratulations to Coach Tyler Watkins, he has been appointed to the SAHOF Board.

There are 2 rule changes for this season.

1. 14U teams with 12U players are ineligible for district and national tournaments.

2. There is no longer icing on penalty kills for 14U and down age group. New Business: Pictures will be taken the week of Sept 18, we are using the same company as last year.

We will continue with goalie training program with George. He will be at 1 team practice per week. Monday-SQ, U18

Monday-SQ, U18
Tuesday- 16A and PWA
Wednesday- Bantam A Larry and Bantam AA
Thursday-Mite and Bantam A Chase.

Practice times and off ice are:
Mite: Mon 5:45-6:45 ice
Thurs 5:45-6:45 ice and 7-7:45 Off ice on roller rink
Squirt: Mon 6-7 ice, 7:15-8 strength and conditioning
Thurs 5:45-6:45 ice and 7-7:45 off ice on roller rink.
PWA: Tues 7-8 ice and 7:15-8 strength and conditioning
Thurs 6:45-7:45 ice, and 5:45-6:30 off ice on roller rink
Bantam A Larry: Wed 6-7 ice and 7:15-8 strength and conditioning
Thurs 6:45-7:45 ice and 5:45-6:30 off ice on roller rink
Bantam A Chase: Tues 6:45-7:45 ice and 8-8:45 strength and conditioning.
Thurs 7-8 ice and 6-6:45 off ice on roller rink.
Bantam AA: Mon 7-8 ice and 6-6:45 off ice on roller rink
Wed 7-8 ice and 6-6:45 strength and conditioning
16: Tues 8-9 ice and 6:45-7:30 off ice roller rink
Thurs 7-8 ice and 8:15-9 strength and conditioning
18: Mon 8:15-9:15 ice and 7-7:50 strength and conditioning
Thurs 8-9 ice and 6:45-7:35 strength and conditioning

The second off ice this season will be held on the roller rink and will be an extra charge of 264$ per child for the entire season and this will go through MYTH. They will work on passing, stickhandling etc.. wearing shoes on the roller rink. There is a tournament discount through My Hockey Tournament. If we send 2 teams we get 20% discount, 3 teams 40% and the 4 th team 60%. The 16’s are registered for Columbus day in Coral Springs FL already.

The Board for MYTH is appointed and voted in by the members. Each team also has 2 team representatives and they are appointed by their team. This group is responsible to vote on Myth matters.

The reps are:
Squirt- Andy Fisher and Keith Joy
PW- Mike Moschella and Rod Javate
BNA Chase- Keri Wessel and Michelle Badger
U16-Vance Grover and Paul Morin
U18-Cheryl Richards and Jeff Garr
We need the team mangers for the other 2 teams so please give us their 2 reps ASAP.

Labor Day Tournament will cost 1495$ for Bantam and Midget. 1395$ for Squirt and PW. We will pay in full and decide later about rebates and volunteer responsibilities.

The Silver Stick Nation Annual Meeting will be held here in June 2018. Casey has been working on securing and organizing this event. He arranged many details such as transportation, hotels etc.. He got Manatee County Convention and Visitor Bureau to give $5000. Silver Stick will pay 10,000 and we’ll pay 5,000.

MYTH meetings will be held the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 Dates scheduled are Sept 7, Oct 5, Nov 2, Dec 7 and the annual meeting and election will be held on Feb 1.

Motion to Adjourn: Keri Wessel and Daniel McCarthy

August 2017 Training Camps


1045AM TO 1215PM- MITE/SQ
1230PM TO 2PM- PW A
415PM TO 545PM- 16 A (SOUTH RINK)
545PM TO 715PM-18AA



1045AM TO 1215PM- MITE/SQ
1230PM TO 2PM- PW A
415PM TO 545PM- 16 A (SOUTH RINK)
545PM TO 715PM-18AA



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