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Mike Cheever Grant "Grow Hockey"

2020 MH Cheever Grant Application Due


What is the Mike Cheever Grow Hockey Grant Program?

This grant program is to seek, fund and share within Massachusetts Hockey registered programs innovative methods for growing ice hockey participation in our Town, Girls/Women and Disabled Hockey Programs. Funds received from the Mike Cheever "Grow Hockey" Development Grant shall be used to increase the number of new players or retain existing players in the submitting Program. The Cheever Program may also be used by programs to adopt and implement practices consistent with ADM.

 A word about Mike Cheever . . .

By Ellie Cheever
Daughter to Mike Cheever & Mike Cheever Grow Hockey Grant Chair

There is no other way more fitting to honor my father than to name this grow initiative program after him, and without the support and contribution of the Boston Bruins, none of this could be possible. His path of contributions in growing the sport of hockey can be traced right up to the national level. But, no step along the way was ever more important to him than the local grassroots effort in Massachusetts. He was that, quintessential volunteer who dedicated over 40 years to the sport of hockey, and when ever questioned about his years of dedication it would always come back to a common answer, "I do this simply for the love of the game. It's all about the kids, and I'm in it for them." It did not matter what the level of talent, Mike Cheever just looked to give every kid the opportunity to play and made sure they had fun doing it.

Cheever Grant Application Process is OPEN!

Please review the below qualifications and how to apply.

Deadline is by 11:59 p.m. Monday, February 17, 2020.

Who Can Apply?

Any youth hockey programs across the state in need of funds for ice time, equipment, clinics, and everything in between.

How to Apply:

Application must be submitted through the on-line application. Below PDF are the listed questions that will be asked in the on-line application. Use the below information to PREPARE for the on-line application.

All application questions can be emailed to

Cheever Grant recipients will have the opportunity to be selected to have representatives at the Boston Bruins vs Detroit Red Wings game to receive the award at TD Garden on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

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2019 Grant Awardees

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2018 Grant Awardess

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2017 Grant Awardees

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2016 Grant Awardees

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2013-2014 Grant Awardees

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2012-2013 Grant Awardees

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In the News


WYHA was awarded grant to "Grow Hockey in Wilmington" which will allow us to purchase some new equipment and have an additional "Try Hockey for Free" Day.

The joy of hockey, for all

Cheever Grow Hockey grant recipient Cape Ann Youth Hockey's Challenger Hockey is featured in the The Boston Globe.

MassLive: Amherst Hockey Association receives $5,000 grant for newly formed Girls' Division

In March 2016, MassLive High School Sports featured Amherst Youth Hockey after receiving the 2016 Cheever Grant.

Milford Daily News: Framingham begins girls youth hockey program

In March 2015, Milford News reported about Framingham Youth Hockey receiving the Cheever Grant and what it means for the program.


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Mike Cheever Grant "Grow Hockey" Development Program