Joel Breazeale

Ice Center
Title: Youth Hockey Director
Phone: 616-302-0906

Joel Breazeale serves as the part-time Co-Hockey Director at Georgetown Ice Center. Joel is responsible for setting-up the learn to play, learn to skate, cross ice programs, as well as coordinating coaches for these levels. Joel works in cooperation with the GVAHA VP to coordinate both house and travel GVAHA teams and then works in collaboration with Georgetown to set the schedules. He also provides opportunities for players to work on skills and development.

Joel and his wife Kate recently moved back to Jenison after living in Grandville for the past 16 years. Joel currently serves as the Dean of Students at Grandville High School and Varsity Hockey Coach.

Their children, Michael, Thomas, and David, all grew up playing hockey.  All 3 played at GVAHA while Joel was hockey director and all 3 have played or are presently playing for Grandville.

Joel's coaching background includes these notable accomplishments:

  • 2016 MHSAA State Frozen Four, Div. 1 (State Quarter Champion, Regional Champion,  OK Conf. Champion)
  • 2015 MHSAA State Finalist, Div. 1 (State Quarter Champion, Regional Champion, OK Conf. runner up)
  • 2014 MHSAA State Frozen Four, Div. 1 (State Quarter Final Champion, Regional Champion)
  • 2013 MHSAA Regional Champion
  • 2012 MHSAA State Quarter Finalist (Regional Champion)
  • 2011 MHSAA State Quarter Finalist (Regional Champion)
  • 2010 MHSAA State Quarter Finalist (Regional Champion)
  • 2009 JV State Champion, GVAHA
  • 2008 Mite State Champion, GVAHA
  • 2008 Hockey Person of the Year, Michigan Hockey Magazine
  • 2004 Nominated as Michigan’s Volunteer Coach of the Year, for establishing Cross Ice in Michigan
  • 2004 Established and organized first ever Cross-Ice Jamboree in USA
  • 2003 Founded first Cross Ice program in Michigan, Kentwood Ice Arena

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