Nov 15-23 Hockey Update

Nov 15-23 Hockey Update

Opportunities to skate!

We have two goalies in for Wednesday at 3 pm, just show up.

Friday nights are hosted by Gears Beer. The skate is managed by Perfect Skate. Join the Gears Beer list on Perfect Skate and notify Dave you are waiting. Once you are approved you can join skates at your convenience.

On 12/1 there are both UM Hockey and a high school game. Plan to arrive early to find a spot to park!


Would you like to organize your ice hockey list and run skates with less effort?

  • The Perfect Skate system automatically reminds goalies and skaters of events they have committed to join.
  • You can push emails or text messages out to your entire list to fill your skate.
  • Assign jersey colors, or give the Coach role to a player to set up the teams.
  • Mark players paid in the system. Links on your event to your digital payment options make it easy to collect using Venmo, Cash App or PayPal Me.

Free to build your list. The only expense is a small per-skater fee to cover the expenses of messaging your players.

Get started today!

Flint Oldtimers Hockey Club

Flint Oldtimers Hockey Club Action

Get all the details on the 50+ Hockey League as well as Tournaments.

All league schedules as well as team and player stats are available on

Eclectic Hockey League

Eclectic Hockey League

Get all the details on the Eclectic Hockey League.

All league schedules as well as team and player stats are available on

Fitness & Performance Tech

Do you ever wonder about how fast you skate, the length of your shifts, your heart rate and your fitness level? There is a way to get that information for each skate with a bit of technology.

I inherited an Apple Watch that I had purchased for my brother to monitor his heart. After seeing Glenn Syrowik using a Hockey Tracker app on his Apple Watch, I was curious. Now I wear the watch to skate and turn on the tracker.

Below are screenshots of some of the data collected. There is more in the app…

Here is an Apple Watch deal that would get you started tracking your stats:)

Mid October Hockey Update

Mid October Hockey Update

Injury Update

Greg Parker visited the rink Monday night. He isn’t on solid food yet, but looked good, and spoke well. That puck to the jaw did some damage. For those who hate the cage, like me, consider getting one. I don’t like it even after about 18 months of use, but it has saved me from some wild sticks and pucks. Let’s be smart and stay safe.

New 50+ League Offering

Darrel texted last night information on a Wednesday morning 50+ league. For $320 you get 18 games. You can learn more and register here.

Opportunities To Skate

Drop-In ice time is being organized on You will find a few lists you can join, with more coming. I run the Gears Beer lists. I created a 50+ only list for future skates. A Friday night at 7:30 pm skate is available by getting approved on the Gears Beer Private List. Call or text Dave if you run into any challenges, or to let him know you registered and are waiting. Once approved you can Book skates easily from the Skates list on the drop-down menu.

Wednesday is still going at 3 pm. Just show up. 


Good luck to the three teams out of our barn heading to Glacier for the Stanley Keg Tournament. We have two 50+ and one 60+ team heading to compete. 

(Side note: the 60+ team scrimmaged the Hamlin Pub 50+ team at Dort last Tuesday. That was a blast and more competitive than expected. Some might even say that 60+ won 5-3 🙂 Let’s not split hairs on one or two post goals before the sub goalie arrived:)

Did you know that there are SIX 70+ teams in the Stanley Keg Tournament? That gives me hope and should for you as we march towards that age!

Oldtimers Hockey League & Tournament

You will find the schedule, stats, and more at

The top eight teams will move to a playoff.

Eclectic Hockey League

We revamped to 40+ and there have been some surprises this season as the Marauders pick up some key players and compete. You can find the schedule, stats and more at www.Hockey.Gears.Beer


EHL Season Start Update

EHL Season Start Update

Quick update on hockey:

EHL Update:

  • Managers must mark players in to be recorded. Edit jersey numbers on sign-in sheet as needed.
  • Feb. 25th games need to be moved to Dec 31st or April 7th.
  • Goalie sub list is being created on

Oldtimers Hockey 50+ Monday:

Wednesday 3 PM Drop-In – 50+ 

Friday night 7:30 PM Drop-In

  • Register on, join Gears Beer Private List, text Dave, then you can Book Skates and see players and jersey assignments.


Spring 23 Hockey Update

Spring 23 Hockey Update

All right, it’s May 13th, 2023. I wanted to give you a hockey update. I know we’re just getting into spring. We had a long way till the fall, but it’s gonna be here before we know it, and there’s still hockey to be had as we speak. So first, let’s talk about that. I’m not running any drop-in sheets currently. There are a couple that are available. You can generally find them on Wednesday at 3:00 PM there’s a drop-in skate. We could use some bodies. We generally have two goalies and a dozen or more skaters. We could use some more. There’s plenty of ice time. A lot of fun. Good guys. So Wednesday at 3:00 PM there’s also a Friday at 11:00 AM for 50 and over. Yeah, I think that’s pretty well attended.

Monday nights are coming back in June, uh, the 50 and over, I spoke with Art that runs that 50 and over league. And there are only about seven spots left. And that’s gonna be full. They’re gonna have six teams for summer hockey for 50 and over. That’s June through August. Runs right up to the fall timeframe. So you can skate Monday, Wednesday, and Friday if you want. If you’re able to during the day, that is, you can schedule that time. So, hockey’s available. Uh, also Kevin Hale’s been running some sheets and he lets me know once in a while and I, I send that out.

So, we’ll talk about that, how to get onto the list, and such. But I wanted to touch on this. Mike Meyer had a serious leg injury during the alumni tournament and he’s gonna need some help for the next six to eight months. They’ve raised some money through GoFundMe. He’s got some insurance, uh, through USA Hockey. I’m assuming that’s helping him. But, he’s gonna be out of work for like six to eight months. So he’s looking for some help. And you know, some guys reached out to me. So I will donate proceeds from some t-shirt sales if anybody’s interested in any of these t-shirts. Now it’d be a good time to snag some up.

Got this, Make America Skate Again design. We have Puck Cancer. It’s a very good message. Have this new Hockey Slang T-shirt. And then I have a really simple EHL T-shirt. So they’re available in the shop at Gears Beer. So and go to the shop, or if you want to make sure you get any updates on available ice time and updates on the league, go to and go to e h L. So, you can see right down here. And you can fill out this form if you haven’t done it already. And you’ll be in the know for hockey.

And just a gentle reminder, you can go and get your 2023 24 USA hockey registration. You’ll need that to get going in September. So your current registration’s good for the summer hockey. And then come fall, of course, we’re gonna have to do this again cause we do want that insurance. So that’s at, membership dot usa

Another item I wanted to tell you, that GoFundMe for Mike Meyer is if you wanted to find that, it’s Click here to view it.

And then, if you’re in the market for some CBD products and a lot of you guys like my CBD Salve that I make, I’m gonna make another batch. 50 bucks, a tin this stuff’s magic. It really does work. It really does help. So, I have tins and I’ve pet treats and all kinds of CBD stuff, and you can find that at so wanted to share that out.

All right, so back to the league. Let’s talk about the hockey league next year. We’re going back to 40 and over. I suspect we’re gonna have six teams. When it’s all said and done, if there are players that are looking for teams, reach out to me, let me know. We may have to pull together a six-team. So there, there may be room for some skaters. I’m really confident we have five teams at this time, and it’s gonna be competitive again. So, you know, just the nature of the sport, you know, we gotta play hard. And, that’s where it’s at.

So that is where we’re at with Hockey.

I hope to see you on the ice later.