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Bismarck Hockey Boosters

Bios for Board Member Nominees

Rick Geloff - Treasurer - My wife, Brandy, and I have 3 boys (2 are in hockey pee wee next year and more). I am a licensed CPA in ND and am the CFO for Starion bank.  I served as a member of the Bismarck School Board from 2016-2020.  Currently I sit on the Bismarck Public Schools Foundation Board.  I am running for the treasurer seat on the board, as I have a vested interest in the program with my kids being involved.  I also can add my financial expertise and knowledge in serving on a wide variety of community boards in the past.

Brandon Joyce - I am 48 years old. List of qualifications as follows:  1) Spent 24 years in the Navy making numerous easy moderate and hard decisions; 2) Worked at the state prison here in Bismarck for 2+ years teaching GED classes to inmates; 3) I have three children in various stages of growing 17, 13 and my 11 yr old daughter playing in Bismarck Hockey; 4) I have coached all my kids to approximately 12 years old if in a sport that I knew something about; and 5) Currently work as a contractor for Sanford going on three years and I’m sure I’ve interacted with Hockey parents just not knowing it.

Dustin Goetz - I am originally from Sterling ND, but graduated from Century High School. I currently work as an Anesthesiologist/Interventional Pain Physician at Pain Treatment Center Anesthesiologists and Bismarck Surgical Associates. My family and I have been gone the past 10 years for work and training, and have finally made it home. Hockey has always been a major interest, which is why it was introduced to my kids at a young age. My wife and I have 3 boys. We have a second year mite, first year mite, and a soon to be first year termite. We have been involved in 3 different hockey programs up to this point including Iowa, West Fargo, and now Bismarck. I have many reasons for wanting to join the board, most of which is to help the hockey program in Bismarck develop and become competitive year after year. Some of the qualifications I think would be helpful in getting this done include insight into how other programs around the area work (fundraising, how they achieve additional ice, development/structure, etc.), knowledge of running a private business, and most important- a family of 5 who spends most of their evenings and weekends at the rink. 

Kyle Leftwich - Treasurer - I am Bismarck native, born and raised.  My wife Andrea and I have 3 kids in the hockey program ranging from 12U girls to termites.  I grew up playing hockey in the Bismarck Hockey program, followed by 2 years of Junior hockey after High School.  I continue to be involved in youth hockey by coaching at the termite, mite, and squirt levels.  I hold a Doctorate in Pharmacy and Masters of Business Administration and am the Owner/Broker of Paramount Real Estate.  I am running for the treasurer seat with the main focus of bringing the appropriate stakeholders together to develop additional sheets of ice.   Ice time has been and continues to be the most critical issue facing the hockey program at the moment.

Jeff Hruby - I would like to formally submit my name for consideration for the Bismarck Hockey Boosters Board of Directors. My intent on running is to continue to help foster the growth of hockey in our community with an emphasis on not only developing hockey skills, but developing character. With the opportunity provided by the formation of new high school teams, we are at an exciting time in Bismarck and I look forward to helping in whatever way I can. I have two daughters, ages 15 and 13. I am engaged to Megan Houn who has two sons ages 15 and 10 and a daughter who is 12. Three of our five children will be in the BHB system next year, one will be playing high school hockey, and our oldest skates with the Bismarck Figure Skating Club, giving me a wide range of perspectives. I am a native of the Bismarck-Mandan area and graduated from St. Mary’s Central High School before earning my B.S. from The University of North Dakota.  I currently serve as the Chief Development Officer for Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services, LLC. I currently sit on the Board of Directors for Gateway to Science, serving as the chair of the Governance Committee. I am also a Director and the current President of the North American Stormwater and Erosion Control Association - ND Chapter. In my spare time I enjoy playing old man’s hockey, traveling, spending time on the river, and trying to keep up with the kids.

Brad Thompson - I have been on the board as the Girls Off Ice Coordinator for the last year. I work for First International Bank and Trust as a loan officer and have been in banking for  close to 25 years. In addition to the BHB Board of Directors, I am also on the YMCA and Lewis and Clark CDC Boards.I have two kids that will going into their 6th year of hockey with BHB.  My son will be a first year Peewee and my daughter will be a second year 15U. I chose to serve on the board as a way to give back to the organization that has led to positive growth physically and mentally for my kids.  The club is growing and it is a great time to be involved!

Kristin Wentz-Krumwiede - 2nd VP - My husband and I have been married for 19 years and have 4 children who range in age from 13-17. Our youngest has been involved with BHB for 8 seasons, and is looking forward to starting his Bantam season this fall. I have been a foster care case manager for 8 years and enjoy being able to give back to the community. I have been involved with the Bismarck Hockey Club board for the last two years as the 2nd VP. I have enjoyed be part of the board and look forward to the possibility of serving another term as the 2nd VP. I enjoy being part of the board and being part of the solution and enjoy watching the club grow in the way it has these past 8 years that we have been involved. 

Jeanie Larson - I have served on the board of directors for BHB since 2019 as the Termites Off-Ice coordinator. I have three boys and two of the three play hockey. David Larson is a Bantam player & Brodie Larson is a termite player. We have been active members of the club since 2013. I have been a registered nurse for the past 19 years. I am currently pursuing my Masters of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner and will graduate this December. I have 19 years of medical/nursing/leadership experiences with active involvement on various committees, and some of which where on a corporate level. I will continue to advocate for the good of our kids hockey program and as well as advocate for our club members’ voices.  I am looking forward to serving another term as BHB board member. 
 

Savanah Cantleberry - Second Vice President - I have served as Treasurer on the BHB Board for the last four years. I'd like to continue my time on the board by trying my hand at the Second Vice President position. I spend a lot of time at my day job doing marketing, organizing events, and coordinating large apparel orders. I think my experience with these tasks, along with my determination to always be organized, transparent, and overly communicative will make me a successful contributor to the Board and to the Club as a whole. My husband and I have two children - a second-year Squirt (Goalie!), and a daughter in Kindergarten who hasn't found her love for hockey quite yet. We also have an 80-lb. black lab who shares our love for hockey and makes a great street hockey partner for our Squirt. As a Board member, hockey mom, coach's wife, and all-around hockey lover - I feel I have a unique perspective to bring to the Board and am hoping to do so as the next Second Vice President. See you at the rink!

Alyssa Backes - I have been a hockey mom since 2012. I have 2 boys, a soon to be bantam and a squirt. I volunteer my time to the club to make sure every kid has a great experience. I have been a team manager for one of my kid's teams since 2016. I have served on the board as the 2nd Vice President (2018/2019) and a member at large Peewee Off-Ice Coordinator (2020/2021), both times serving a half term due to an unexpected resignation.  I would like to continue to serve our hockey community to ensure we continue to make progress in creating the best hockey experience for all kids.  I am organized, creative in problem solving and open to new ideas. In addition, I believe my experience as a previous board member and team manager is beneficial in serving our hockey community. 

Important News and Updates

In an effort to ensure everyone is receiving all information relating to Bismarck Hockey, please check this area of our website often for any important news and updates.  You can also check out our Facebook posts, which are located to your right. 

BHB News

Termite Information

Just a few items to note as we are approaching the upcoming hockey season.

  • Open Ice will start up next week for anyone who wishes to sign up and get those legs warmed up.  You can find the registration link on the homepage of our website.  Wear full gear to these sessions.
  • Termites will start practices the week of November 9 and then have their first games on November 22.  Everything will be on the calendar.  When choosing your "tags", make sure you click on the 2020-2021 season.
  • Practice schedules for November should be up in the coming week or so.  Practice schedules are usually uploaded a month at a time and are not set schedules.  You can typically expect to see one practice during the week, one practice on Saturday, and a game on Sunday.
  • If you have siblings playing in termites, please email me if you DO NOT want them on the same team.  We will assume you want them together, unless we hear otherwise.
  • Teams will be posted on the website towards the end of October, as we are still receiving many registrations so we want to make sure we do not miss any kids when  putting together the teams.  Teams are put together based on the number of years kids have been in the program.  Teams will not be changed once posted, unless there is an exceptional circumstance, so please refrain from emailing and making requests to move your child.
  • If you are interested in coaching, please visit our "Coaches" tab on the website and/or reach out to programdirector@bismarckhockey.com.
  • Parent meeting is October 18 from 1:30-3:00 at Capital Ice Complex, where you will also receive Gun Raffle Tickets and turn in any required DIBS checks (information can be found on our website under "Volunteers").

New Member FAQ

For any new members or members that need to freshen up on your hockey knowledge and how the hockey season runs, please take a peek at the FAQ page!  We will try to update this continuously, as we receive questions from parents - if one person is asking, someone else is wondering the same thing.

New Member FAQ Page

Sanford Power Survey

Sanford Power has asked us to send a short survey off to our members to provide feedback on the program they offered to our club this year.  Please take a moment to complete the survey in an effort to continue to improve the programs offered to our skaters.

Survey Link: https://forms.office.com/r/ULPU2kJM01

Bismarck Parks and Rec Survey

A message from Bismarck Parks and Recreation: 

Dear Bismarck Residents,

The Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) has a long history of providing a wide variety of high-quality recreational opportunities for our residents. Our success is the result of strong partnerships and collaboration with local businesses, non-profit organizations, and various governmental agencies. Together we are committed to ensuring that Bismarck remains a great place to live, work, and play!

Providing premier programs and services require facilities that can accommodate the growing and ever-changing needs of our community. A sales tax increase measure to build an indoor recreation complex failed to win voters’ support in June of 2020. The Bismarck Parks and Recreation District Board of Park Commissioners acknowledge and respect the voters’ decision. However, the identified needs for additional programs and space are not going away, and we are now committed to refining a plan that better reflects the priorities of our taxpayers.

This survey is our attempt to hear the “voice” of every resident as we develop plans that will serve our community for years to come. Please take 5 to 10 minutes to answer this survey!

A paper version of the survey will be inside the Bismarck Parks and Recreation District’s spring/summer Activity Guide.  Bismarck Parks and Rec has surveys available through the Spring/Summer Activity Guide or at their office.  Residents can either complete the paper survey or log on to the website listed on the survey and take the survey online.  If a household would like a second survey or code for another adult in the household, please contact Parks and Rec. 

To collect this feedback, we are working with Community Perceptions, a branch of School Perceptions and an independent firm with expertise in conducting community surveys. All survey data is returned to Community Perceptions to ensure respondent anonymity.

Final survey results will be reported at a Board of Park Commissioners’ meeting and will also be available on the Bismarck Parks and Recreation District’s website at www.bisparks.org.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.

Sincerely,

Randy Bina

 

Julie Jeske

Executive Director

 

Park Board President

Bismarck Parks and Recreation District

 

Bismarck Parks and Recreation District

Sanford Power Documents

For all players Squirts and up, the following two forms are required in order for you to participate in the Sanford Power dryland training program.  Please fill these out and return to Sanford at your next training session.

Cups, Tumblers, and More!

Please check out this link below to order customized Cups, Tumblers, and more with BHB's logo on it!  Perfect for coffee at those early morning games or practices!  Or for a cocktail in the evening after a day full of games!

https://integrityfundraisers.com/current-organizations/fundraisers/home/vendor_profile/53/Bismarck-Youth-Hockey


Important Documents and Information

You will find important documents and information for the upcoming season below, including a FAQ page for new skaters and a "How To Dress Your Skater" instruction page.


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Social Media Updates

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Other Information and Links

Gun Raffle Updates

2020-2021 Gun Raffle Winners and Top Sellers

Congratulations to our Gun Raffle winners and our top sellers!  This fundraiser is a huge event for Bismarck Hockey Boosters so we appreciate everyone putting in the extra effort every year to make sure it is a huge success.  The winners and top sellers are listed below.  

Winners:  A member of the gun raffle committee will be in contact with you so you can claim your prize.

Top Sellers:  When it is time to register for regular season hockey, please email mikaylajablonski@gmail.com to claim your discount code.



SafeSport Certification must be renewed every 2 years and is mandatory for anyone who will have close contact with the youth.

Capitals Gear Colors:

Navy base with White or Red trim

White Helmet

It is not mandatory for participants to wear gear with these colors, but we strongly encourage that when you purchase new gear to follow this color scheme.

Advertising at Capital Ice Complex

Greetings! Capital Ice Complex, which houses the new Wachter Arena and freshly renovated Schaumburg Arena celebrated its Grand Opening on November 29, 2017!
 
Capital Ice Complex was able to be completed thanks to the generous support of many area businesses, organizations, and individuals.  BHB and BFSC are offering you a chance to become part of the action at the Capital Ice Complex by advertising on a dasher board or wall sign in one or both rinks. Take advantage of this offer soon as advertising opportunities are limited!

Bobcat Billet Families Wanted!

Coaches Wanted!

Coaches needed for the 2020-2021 season! Have you coached in the past and want to continue at a new level? Know a former player who would make a great mentor? Planning on coaching this season and unsure about the process? Bismarck Hockey is required to register coaches - even parent coaches - and maintain records. Please visit our coaching page for more information.


Volunteer information

Every member is required to volunteer throughout the hockey season.  The required number of hours and more information can be found on our Volunteers tab. 

Also, if you are interested in helping out in a big way, please review the different committees and ways to pitch in that are listed on the Committees page, under the Volunteers tab.


BHB Mission Statement

The primary objective of the Bismarck Hockey Boosters Association is to provide a quality program designed to promote interest and participation in ice hockey.

2019-2020 Graduating Players

2019 BHB Graduates