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Gears Beer Comeback Feb 19

Gears Beer Comeback Feb 19

Team Gears Beer in the Flint Oldtimers Hockey League made an amazing comeback from a 5-2 deficit on Monday, February 19th with only 1:40 left in the game. Watch the video below.

Feb 7 24 Update

Feb 7 24 Update

We have a great community of hockey players in the Flint area. 

This quick update covers the Sunday Eclectic Hockey League, Monday Oldtimers and drop-in skates managed on the site. You can build your hockey list and organize skates using

Plus, the weather is turning colder again next week. The Doan’s Winter Classic is planned for Saturday, February 17th. We hope to skate a few times before the tournament, weather permitting. Get on the list to be invited to Doan’s. Simply visit and hit the Doan’s link and scroll down to the form to join the list.

January 2024 Hockey Update

January 2024 Hockey Update

Quick update mid January about ice hockey.

In NHL action this week the Edmonton Oilers came back and beat Toronto to continue their 11-game winning streak. Matthews scored for Toronto just seconds into the game, but Edmonton came back thanks to some hard work by McDavid and crew. The Wings have been playing well and face some tough competition this week with Florida and Carolina. The Flyers drama with Cutter Gauthier will soon be forgotten if they continue their strong play. I know the NHL isn’t what it was, but it is still fun to watch!

In Eclectic Hockey League news, we have games scheduled through March 10th and the playoffs will be held March 17th and 24th. All teams will be playing both weeks. The scheduled based on seed is listed in the video. You can find all schedules and stats at

Oldtimers Hockey Club is hosting the Flint Lapeer Oldtimers Hockey Tournament April 5-7. Registration is open for teams or individuals looking for a team. Visit for all the details, including the league scheudle and stats. The Gears Beer Hockey Team is on a heater in the Monday night league. Way to go boys! The top eight teams will compete in a playoff tournament at the end of the season.

Start at for all your hockey needs, including great hockey shirts and hoodies. There you will find information about Doan’s Winter Classic which is scheduled for January 28th. The rink is up and we are skating when possible each night under the lights. Get on the list from the webpage about Doan’s.

Want to build your own hockey list and organize ice time? After eight years of trial and error we have the system ready to take hours of effort away and make it easy to create the Perfect Skate. Visit to learn about the features such as automatic reminders and tools to assign jerseys and mark players paid.

That is it for now. I look forward to seeing you on the ice. Keep your head up and stick on the ice!


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December 2023 Hockey Update

December 2023 Hockey Update

Happy holidays from Gears Beer Hockey. I hope you enjoy time with family and friends and get a break from the routine.

In this hockey update we’re going to touch base on the Eclectic Hockey League on Sunday mornings, the Oldtimers Hockey Club, and some upcoming tournaments. So get ready for some stats and surprises, injury reports, and more.

TLDR? Skip down to the video below, click here.

Eclectic Hockey League

Let’s do a quick update on injuries, standings, and some surprises of the season. Each season we have a few injuries and in the last few weeks, we’ve had two players sidelined with torn biceps David Taylor from Frozen Wings and Kyle Wilson from Gooners Dogs. They both completed injury reports with USA hockey. The insurance you get with your registration helps with the gap in medical coverage. Should you ever have to use it, you’ll find that it’s well worth the registration fee.

The big surprise of the season is the Marauders. They’ve moved up from the basement of the league to be a solid third place behind Gooners, Dogs, and Tucker Attorney. Gooners has always been a tough team to play against. They live up to their namesake most games and despite what Rouse might say, the Tucker team is stacked with a bunch of 40A players, not a bender in the lineup. F’n Wings has fallen from fame and is in fourth place. They remain a fun team to play against. Budtenders have been struggling and have a lock on fifth place with the Shark team or JSJN in last without a win.

All three recent games were close, with Tucker beating Frozen 3 to 2, Budtenders beating JSJN 4 to 2 and Marauders beating Gooners 3 to 2.

All right, now let’s talk about our stats. They’re not perfect. The jersey numbers and score sheets don’t always line up yet. The leading goal scorers are between 10 and 13 goals, so that’s pretty good. Rouse leads the assists at 13 with those sweet passes he’s capable of. Marty Lavallee leads the goals-against stats, but only because he skated in only one game against the Budtenders and shut us out. Brian from Tucker and Dalton from Marauders are close at 1.27 and 1.31 goals against average, respectively. Dalton has the most shutouts with three, and Mike Davis and Brian are just behind with two each. We have nine regular-season games left. The roster will be frozen after our games on January 7th, and illegal players will be a forfeit. By freezing on January 7th, there is still time for new players to get eight games in.

On the money side, most teams are paid in full. Teams not paid in full will start games with a penalty that increases each week that the balance isn’t paid.

A tournament has dropped from Crystal’s schedule in February, so we’re going to be able to get our season in by the end of March.

Sunday Pick-Up Games

I’m going to run a sheet of ice on Sundays after the season ends. It’s going to be available through It’s not there yet, but once I book the ice, I’ll get it set up in there.

Speaking of Perfect Skate, a Friday night skate is available on the Gears Beer Private list that’s in Perfect Skate. If you have not registered yet, visit and request to join the Gears Beer Private list. Once I approve you, the skates will be available in the skater’s dashboard. Should you want to run a sheet, the system automates the texts and emails to fill up your skate. There’s an easy way to mark players paid, and of course, an easy way to assign dark and white jerseys to set up the teams. The cost is only pennies per skater to cover the messaging and saves hours of time. Learn more at

50 and over Oldtimers Hockey League

You can find the standings and stats on The top eight teams will compete in the playoffs. There’s a tight points race going on in the middle of the 11-team league. Playing in the draft league has been a blast. You don’t have the same tension and rivalries you find in our Sunday morning league.

Hockey Tournaments

The registration forms are posted on to register a team for the April Oldtimers tournament. Plus, there’s a tournament happening up in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan early in January. We have at least three teams from our barn that are heading up to the Soo to compete. That’s going to be a fun weekend, boys.

So that’s all the hockey news for now. Thanks for being a part of the hockey community. It’s a blast for me and the guys who are still playing over 70 are motivation for me to do what I can to stay in the game.
If you have any ideas or comments, visit the contact page to send me a message.

CBD Products

Should you need some CBD salve, go to to grab a tin. I can ship it or bring it to the rink.

Happy Holidays!

Keep your head up and stick on the ice!


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

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.