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Oakland Grizzlies Warrior Hockey

Providing a structured and competitive hockey environment for Veterans with disabilities.

The Oakland Warriors Hockey Club is a partnered affiliate of Motor City Veterans Hockey and proud to represent the Oakland Junior Grizzlies Hockey Club with some of the finest and most dedicated members in USA Hockey's Warrior discipline. Together these two programs provide outstanding competitive and recreational hockey opportunities for Veterans throughout the Metro Detroit community!

The Oakland Warriors' mission is simple: We aim to provide unique recreational and competitive hockey activities for dedicated Military Veterans with disabilities.

Our club works alongside Motor City Veterans Hockey to identify highly dedicated and motivated players that seek a fully engaged hockey experience in a highly structured environment. Players who apply for and are selected to participate with our team are expected to demonstrate a high level of character and commitment, which helps build a highly cohesive environment and a strong bond within our locker room.

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Our players are not all elite athletes. However, our team is built around dedicated players of exceptional character with a goal of improving as both individuals and as a team.

Our team is invite only, as we have strict membership requirements. Our team encourages interested players to join Motor City Veterans Hockey for consideration of selection to the Oakland Warriors.

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2023-24 Season Registration & Evaluations Coming Soon!

The Oakland Grizzlies Warriors will begin building the roster for the upcoming season and are seeking to add a few players to our dedicated team!

Players will be selected for the team's roster following a series of evaluation skates during the spring, and will begin participating with the team for the fall season.

Players selected to participate with the Oakland Grizzlies will be expected to meet several requirements including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Commitment to participate in a minimum of two national tournaments during the course of the season, from the following options:

    • USA Hockey Warrior Classic (October-November)

    • USA Hockey Disabled Hockey Festival (March-April)

    • Hendrickson Foundation Hockey Festival (June)

    • Other tournaments TBD

  • Commitment to participate in a minimum of two practices per month, and will provide advanced communication when unavailable to participate.

  • Commitment to participation solely with the Oakland Warriors Hockey Club or approved affiliates for competitive USA Hockey Warrior play.

  • Commitment to maintain a valid USA Hockey registration number for the duration of participation with the OWHC.

  • Commitment to secure at least $1,500 in sponsorships or fundraising pledges by December 31st, 2023.

  • Commitment to participate in all team PR and fundraising activities.

Prospective players should complete the following form to register for evaluations and informational meetings. Participation in spring evaluations and informational meetings will be required for consideration of selection.


Meet The Team

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Oakland Captains

Captain Mark Fare #13

Captain David Shepler #28

Alternate Captain Mike Palmer #24

Alternate Captain Justin Weis #44

Oakland Roster


Aron Decker #3

Josh Miller #8

Johnny Dearing #19

Mike Palmer #24

Joe Harden #26

Nathan Rowe #27

David Shepler #28

Adam Gottis #30

Nate Hayes #33

Justin Weis #44

Bryan Warloe #55

Ryan Sieja #71


Jeff Simon #2

Chris Salters #11

Mark Fare #13

Kevin Sharples #21

Trevor Sauers #25

Dave Denhardt #31

Mike Ganzak #47


Wayne Jameson #1

Jared Belsley #29

Assistant Manager

Alex Fare #14

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