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Freeze Spring Team Coaches Announced

Bantam (U14)- Lucas Cucci

Coach Cucci is a former AAA and Junior 'A' goaltender. He brings 7 years coaching experience with KOHA, BAHA, and SVSU. He was head coach for our LSJ Varsity, LSJ JV, and Freeze Peewees. He was also part of the goalie coaching staff for BAHA for 4 years. He is currently an assistant coach at Saginaw Valley State University. 

Peewee (U12)- Bryan Shindeldecker

Coach Shindeldecker has coached in the BAHA System for 11 years. He was a head coach for 2 house teams, 7 Southwest Michigan Freeze teams and 3 years as defensive coach for LSJ Hockey. Coach Shindeldecker enjoys helping these young men and women play the game he loves. He and his wife Marcie live in St Joseph.  They have 3 children, son Ty, daughter Jordan, and son Jacob.  Ty and Jacob have played many years for the Freeze program, LSJ Program, K-Wings Travel, and Team Michiana.

Squirt (U10)- Zach Verran

Coach Verran was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula and has been playing hockey since he can remember. He played Tier 2 hockey as a youth, Varsity hockey in high school and continued to play hockey in college on the intramural team. Coach Verran has wanted to get into coaching after his competitive days were over, and has been coaching in our area for the past two years.

House C

The Garden League - Information


High School Prep Program

2021/22 LSJ Tryout Information

For those interested in trying out for one of the LSJ Warriors teams for the upcoming 2021/22 season, tryouts will be held on three days and those interested are expected to be available to attend all dates.

Tryouts will be held at Garden Ice Arena

  • Sunday 5/23 11:00-12:00 pm
  • Tuesday 5/25 5:00-6:20 pm
  • Thursday 5/27 5:00-6:20 pm.

The tryout fee is $45 per player. Registration is required, no walk-ons the day of tryouts will be allowed. Registration will close at midnight on 5/19/21.


*Varsity Note: To be eligible for varsity the player must be a Berrien, Cass or South Van Buren County resident or have played previously on a BAHA team (house c, Freeze or LSJ JV) or be a student at Lakeshore or St. Joseph. If you have any questions about eligibility please ask.

Congratulations to Coach Sena and the LSJ Varsity Warriors on the programs first ever State title!

2021 3A ISHSHA State Champs

Congratulations to the LSJ JV Warriors 2 time Division 2 Adray Champs!!

House B

House B Travel teams

Congratulations to the Freeze Squirts 2021 Adray Gold Champs!!

Congratulations to the Freeze Bantams 2021 Adray Gold Champs!!


Register for Garden Youth Camps now

2021 Spring Camps

#444 • Stevensville, MI • 4-Session Summer Clinic: Power Skating, Power Moves & Speed w/ the Puck
Garden Ice Arena • July 25 & 26, ‘21 (Sun & Mon) • Total On-Ice: 4.5 Hours
Discount Tuition: $235 (It was $275! >> A Savings of $40!!) • Hurry & Register...Space is Limited!!

Group A (Squirt/U10, Peewee/U12, Bantam/U14, Midget/U16 & HS):
Sun: 5:30-6:45 pm, Ice Cut, & 7:00-8:00 pm • Mon: 9:00-10:15 am, Ice Cut, & 10:30-11:30 am
(*Notes: Mite/U8 Travel Level Players CAN ENROLL too!... Players are Split by Age/Skill Level for Skill & Station Training!)

To register:


  • If you or someone you’ve been in contact with have symptoms of or/and test positive for COVID-19, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE BUILDING and contact your team manager.
  • Each team will have a COVID emergency contact responsible for contacting the board COVID contact if there are any cases on the team. This will begin our contact tracing procedure with the Health Department, MAHA, The Garden Ice Arena as well as other rinks or teams.

Rink Protocol

  • You must bring your own water bottle.
  • No Showers are available for use.
  • Half dress (Shin Guards & Pants) prior to arrival.
  • Enter through front doors per usual, but exit through side arena door.
  • Arrive no more than 30 minutes before your ice time.
  • Take no longer than 15 minutes to exit. (Leave half dressed as well)
  • Warm ups and team meeting are to be done outside.
  • Concession stand will be closed
  • Each team is allowed 110 people to attend, this includes players and coaching staff.

Berrien Area Hockey Assocation

The mission of Berrien Area Hockey Association, a non-profit organization, is to cultivate each participant's love of rink sports while developing individual team skills. Our mission is to enhance self-esteem, build character, teach the importance of sportsmanship, foster team involvement, encourage healthy competition, and promote self-respect for players, spectators, parents, coaches, officials, and opponents. We're committed to providing a program that is open to everyone in our community, offering a safe and fun place to partake in the exciting sport of hockey and rink events.

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