The Lincoln Ice Hockey Association (LIHA) Board of Directors is proud to recognize the accomplishments of our teams and players as they represent Lincoln on the ice. Equally as important is our players' education. The "Blades for Grades" program recognizes LIHA players for academic and behavioral excellence.
Students with a reported grade point average of 3.0 or higher at the end of the first semester (A=4 points, B=3 points, C=2 points) are eligible. Any Ds or Fs on a report card will disqualify the player in that semester from receiving “Blades for Grades” recognition.
The non-letter grade players, such as those attending Lincoln Public Elementary Schools, receiving a 3 or better in every subject (including behavior and work study habits) for the 1st and 2nd quarters (1st semester) will receive “Blades for Grades” recognition. Any student receiving any “2s” or “1s” on their report card will disqualify the player.
To participate, LIHA must receive the player's report card and "Blades for Grades" recognition form (usually in February). Players who qualify will be listed on the LIHA website, and will receive gifts and recognition items.