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Fox Motors Announces Josh Nelson as new Midget Major Head Coach!

Fox Motors is excited to announce that Josh Nelson will be joining our organization as the coach for our U18 midget major team. Josh was born in Morah, Minnesota and grew up in Wisconsin along with his brother Casey who is currently in the AHL playing for the Rochester Americans. Josh played for four years at Minnesota State University as a defenseman. Injuries caused him to miss just about half of his senior season, but Josh’s love for hockey stayed strong and after his time at Mankato he started his coaching career.

He started his coaching in the North American Hockey League with the Wichita Falls Wildcats as an assistant coach for the 2015-2016 season. He took the head coaching position in the middle of the 2016-2017 season. After his stint in Wichita Falls, he joined the Muskegon Lumberjacks where he spent four seasons as an assistant coach. Along with coaching the U18s, Josh will also be heavily involved with TPH and available for private skills lessons throughout the year. Hockey Directors Mike Slobodnik and Travis Richards are really excited about Josh joining the program. When asked about what Josh will bring to Fox Motors, Travis said, “it’s great to have someone with as much experience coaching high level hockey as Josh for a group as important as the U18s. He knows what it takes to play at that next level firsthand, and most kids don’t have the luxury of being coached by a guy like that.” When Mike was asked the same question, he said, “having someone who wants to be involved in every aspect of what Fox Motors has to offer is great. Along with the high-level knowledge he brings to the older groups, he’ll also be able to teach our younger players super valuable tips and skills to get them going in the right direction at a very young age.” All in all, we’re very excited about Josh joining our team of coaches and what he will bring to the table.

2021 Summer Hockey Camps

Follow the link below for camp PDFs with more details and times as well as a link to register.

Covid Test Requirement - 13+

All players ages 13 and older must complete the below forms per MAHA and the governors Safer Sports program.   Please bring the  forms with you to the first day of your tryout.  Players need these forms completed to get on the ice.


Congratulations to the 2021 USHL Draft Selections.

Congrats to Fox Motors 18U AAA Ryan Kusler on signing his Tender Agreement with the Odessa Jackalopes of the NAHL

2010 Girls 10U Red MAHA State Champions

2010 Girls 10U Red MAHA State Champions



Congratulations to our 04' 16U AAA team as they repeat as 2021 Tier 1 Elite Playoff Champions!

  • CHAMPS! 16U defeated Colorado Thunderbirds 5-0 in the Championship

Fox Motors Hockey Club College Commitments

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Hockey Fights Cancer

Every year during the month of February, Southside Ice Arena and Fox Motors Hockey club partner with the Purple Community  to raise awareness, support, and fundraising for the Van Andel Institute's fight against cancer.  At each Hockey Fights Cancer purple game, our players skate for their loved ones who have survived, are fighting, or have lost their fight to Cancer.  

We are proud to share that since 2016, we have fundraised over $192,000!  We are so proud to partner with such an amazing community and come together off-the ice for a great cause.

2020 Hockey Fights Cancer Sponsors

Thank you to our 2020 Hockey Fights Cancer Sponsors!

All-N-Stride Skating Treadmill at Southside Arena


Southside Ice Arena and Fox Motors Hockey Club are excited to announce the addition of the Skating Treadmill and Carrie Keil.

Carrie Keil - Biography

  • Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology, University of Michigan
  • 1999- Current USA NTDP Skating Coach, U-17 and U-18 programs
  • Former OHL’s Saginaw Spirit Skating Coach
  • 1986-1992 University of Michigan Head Skating Trainer
  • 30+ years coaching experience
  • 15+ years CEO of Keil Power Skating, Inc.