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Brighton 'Connects' For Repeat Run

Brighton 'Connects' For Repeat Run
Thursday, April 12, 2018
In the moment, Brighton’s run last month to its latest Division 1 ice hockey championship felt a lot like the successful title chases in 2012, 2013 and 2017. But now that the most recent victory has had some time to marinate, there’s no question – wha...
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Brighton Completes Impressive Repeat

Brighton Completes Impressive Repeat
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Harrison Fleming pictured himself in this moment, throwing his gloves in the air as the final buzzer sounded, getting mobbed by teammates in a wild celebration on the ice at USA Hockey Arena. He envisioned this even when his status on Brighton’s hockey team rarel...
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Country Day Caps 22-Win Streak on Top

Country Day Caps 22-Win Streak on Top
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Carter Elrod’s contributions in the final seconds of the MHSAA Division 3 championship hockey game won’t show up in the box score. What will show up in the records from here on out is that Detroit Country Day is the 2017-18 Division 3 champion because Elrod...
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Dedication Pays Off With Hartland Title

Dedication Pays Off With Hartland Title
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Josh Albring and Jake Behnke didn’t have to keep playing hockey for Hartland High School. They were certainly good enough to go back to AAA travel programs, but they never bought into the notion that going that route is the only way to move on in the sport.
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Preview: Old Favorites, New Hopefuls

Preview: Old Favorites, New Hopefuls
Thursday, March 8, 2018
This weekend’s MHSAA Hockey Finals should provide an intriguing blend of familiar and new for fans packing Plymouth’s USA Hockey Arena. Reigning champions Brighton and Birmingham Brother Rice are back in Divisions 1 and 2, respectively, with the Bulldogs an...
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Great Clips of the Week: 3/1/18

Great Clips of the Week: 3/1/18
Thursday, March 1, 2018
This edition of “Clip of the Week” sponsored by Great Clips features a breakaway hockey goal by Rockford's Heath Dyre against Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern/Eastern.
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Numbers Add Up Nicely for Eisenhower

Numbers Add Up Nicely for Eisenhower
Thursday, February 15, 2018
The game within the game continues to play out in boys ice hockey as coaches and communities strive to maintain competitive programs in an increasingly competitive world of high school athletics. Utica Eisenhower is ranked No. 6 in Division 1 this season and seeking it...
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Performance: Hartland's Brenden Tulpa

Performance: Hartland's Brenden Tulpa
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Tied for third in points for one of the top-ranked teams in Michigan, Hartland's Brenden Tulpa considers himself a playmaker setting up Hartland’s potent offense. But he’s driven the Eagles’ three-game winning streak as a scorer, putting in two goals ...
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Great Clips of the Week: 1/25/18

Great Clips of the Week: 1/25/18
Thursday, January 25, 2018
This edition of “Clip of the Week” sponsored by Great Clips shows the overtime goal by Detroit Catholic Central hockey player Dylan Montie to defeat rival Birmingham Brother Rice.
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Brighton Trip North Always Unforgettable

Brighton Trip North Always Unforgettable
Monday, January 22, 2018
It starts before dawn on a chilly Thursday in Brighton. Cases of water and sports drinks, a bucket of pucks, water bottles, 20 hockey bags, five dozen or so sticks, luggage for players, parents, coaches and others, bags of oranges and apples – all are loaded...
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Tradition, Community Drive Talented Trenton

Tradition, Community Drive Talented Trenton
Thursday, December 14, 2017
There’s something special about the sport of ice hockey in Trenton. There are those who would contend, at the high school level, that Trenton is Hockeytown. Trenton has won 14 MHSAA titles, second only to Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood’s 17. But the i...
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Finals to Continue at USA Hockey Arena

Finals to Continue at USA Hockey Arena
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
The MHSAA Ice Hockey Semifinals and Finals will continue to be played at USA Hockey Arena through at least 2022 thanks to a five-year extension confirmed today. The arena, in Plymouth, has hosted the season’s championship weekend since 2003. The Semifinals and Fi...
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Brighton Earns Finals Revenge over DCC

Brighton Earns Finals Revenge over DCC
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Logan Neaton needed time in the midst of a wild championship celebration to process the events of an entire year. It was 365 days earlier that Neaton and his Brighton hockey teammates were beaten by Detroit Catholic Central, 3-0, in the MHSAA Division 1 championship ga...
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Pilots Add Hockey Title to Recent Success

Pilots Add Hockey Title to Recent Success
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Thomas Hernandez was ready to give up hockey, a sport he’d been playing for 13 years. Peer pressure, it turns out, can sometimes be a good thing.
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Latest Leaders Carry Rice to D2 Title

Latest Leaders Carry Rice to D2 Title
Saturday, March 11, 2017
They provided the depth for the 2015 Birmingham Brother Rice hockey team, earning MHSAA championship medals right along with the big-name seniors on that squad. But this was their team and their moment to shine.
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Preview: Hopefuls Eye Chance for 1st Title

Preview: Hopefuls Eye Chance for 1st Title
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Seven of 12 teams playing in this weekend's Ice Hockey Semifinals find themselves a mere two victories from the first MHSAA championship in their programs' histories.  If pre-tournament rankings continue to play out, at least one of those hopefuls will celebrate S...
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K-United Enjoying Dream Turnaround

K-United Enjoying Dream Turnaround
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
When Mitch Kihm was a freshman, his Kalamazoo United hockey team posted a 1-9 record in league play. A year later, the team went 0-10, and his junior season, 5-5. The goaltender said he was confident things would get better – and his patience has paid off.
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Performance: Calumet's Rory Anderson

Performance: Calumet's Rory Anderson
Friday, January 13, 2017
Calumet may be Michigan’s northernmost high school, but its hockey program is known well from Lake Superior to the Ohio and Indiana borders – and earned plenty of respect again by downing Division 2 No. 5 Novi 5-1 last Friday and Division 1’s...
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Staskowski Finds New Home at DeLaSalle

Staskowski Finds New Home at DeLaSalle
Friday, December 30, 2016
A passion for hockey runs through the Staskowski family. And this past spring, Craig Staskowski saw an opportunity he couldn’t pass up. The varsity coaching position at Warren DeLaSalle opened, and Staskowski was hired in May. As difficult as it was to leave his ...
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Through the Years: Ice Hockey 1975-2016

Through the Years: Ice Hockey 1975-2016
Friday, August 19, 2016
The ice rink has produced both one of Michigan's inductees into the National Federation Sports Hall of Fame and also one of the most storied championship game results in all of MHSAA history.
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