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Spokane Oldtimers By-Laws





In the early 1990s while located in the old Spokane Coliseum, the Spokane Oldtimers membership grew to the point that it was decided to split into two teams, mostly divided by age. The younger of the two teams became known as the Spokane Grinders, but the Grinder name wasn't officially adopted until more recently.

The Grinders still operate under the umbrella of the Spokane Oldtimers Hockey Association and play and have locker room facilities at the Eagles Ice-A-Rena.

The Grinders have never been involved in a formal league but have competed at the Senior A level since their inception, playing the Sun Valley Suns annually; going to Alaska to play the Anchorage Aces, and of course many visits to Seattle to play the Indians.

The Grinders have competed in the age 30 and over USA Hockey Nationals in Phoenix and Las Vegas over the last few years. Their favorite tournament is still the Northwest Classic right here at Eagles.
Some interesting names have passed through Spokane and have been involved with the Grinders, former NHL stars in Butch Goring and Lindsay Carson to former Spokane Flyers like Nels Venerus. The Grinders are also seeing more Spokane Chiefs settle down in Spokane. Former Chiefs Dmitri Leonov and Justin Hocking are members and now call Spokane their home. Justin is now an agent for Tomlinson after retiring from Pro Hockey.

The Grinders offer a slightly more competitive brand of hockey, but it's mostly about getting a good work out and being able to play in a few games & tournaments to relieve some stress from their real jobs.

The Grinders have become very involved with youth hockey coaching in SAYHA. Many of the Grinders were involved with the week-long PacWest Hockey School that takes place at Eagles Ice-A-Rena each summer.






Spokane Oldtimers Mission Statement

The Spokane Old-timers Hockey Association is a benevolent organization whose mission is to support and promote the game of ice hockey and to assist individuals and charitable organizations of the Inland Northwest
through fellowship and fundraising activities.


USA Hockey Registration

Required for everyone skating with the Spokane Oldtimers Hockey Association.

Register Here


Oldtimer Grants

Each year the Oldtimers offers area hockey players and teams the opportunity to apply for assistance from our grant program.

Plese apply via a form below. We will review the applications and schedule an interview with both the player and parents. 

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Grant '14.doc

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Grant '14.pdf