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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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Hancock Finishes Long Trip as Champion

Hancock Finishes Long Trip as Champion
Thursday, April 14, 2016
As the Hancock hockey team bus rolled into town to end last month’s Division 3 championship run, coach Dan Rouleau warned his players that the celebration was just getting started. “I told these kids on the bus coming home, they were going to be rock stars ...
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Highlight Reel: Hockey Finals

Highlight Reel: Hockey Finals
Sunday, March 13, 2016
The MHSAA Ice Hockey Finals at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth produced plenty of exciting moments over the weekend.  Here are some from this year’s Semifinal and Final games, cut from coverage by MHSAA.tv and the NFHS Network.
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DCC Follows New Leader to 3rd Straight D1 Win

DCC Follows New Leader to 3rd Straight D1 Win
Saturday, March 12, 2016
The biggest challenge to Detroit Catholic Central's hockey dominance has come from within. For the third straight season, the Shamrocks took the ice this winter while trying to adapt to the demands of a new head coach.
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Hancock Finishes Long Trip on Top of D3

Hancock Finishes Long Trip on Top of D3
Saturday, March 12, 2016
The stage was big, the lights were bright, but no bigger or brighter for Hancock freshman Alex Nordstrom than for his older teammates. Many of Hancock's players weren't born the last time the Bulldogs skated in an MHSAA championship hockey game back in 2000. So, compe...
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Hockey Team Becomes Romeo's Next Champ

Hockey Team Becomes Romeo's Next Champ
Saturday, March 12, 2016
The students in the large Romeo cheering section might have been nervous. Some of his teammates might have been getting nervous too. Nolan Kare, however, couldn't allow himself to give in to the natural human reaction as the MHSAA Division 2 hockey championship app...
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Preview: Something Old, Plenty New

Preview: Something Old, Plenty New
Thursday, March 10, 2016
It's easy to look at the 12 teams playing at this weekend's MHSAA Hockey Finals at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth and immediately recognize the regulars.  But look again, and only five are making return trips from a year ago. The Division 2 championship game is guar...
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Heritage Rises to Top of New Division

Heritage Rises to Top of New Division
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Conventional wisdom suggests that Saginaw Heritage received an easier path to an MHSAA hockey championship with its drop from Division 2 to Division 3 this season. While competing against smaller schools might improve a team's championship hopes in other sports, that...
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Powers Pursuing Flint's 1st Hockey Title

Powers Pursuing Flint's 1st Hockey Title
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Flint Powers Catholic was on upset alert, locked in a 3-3 tie with unheralded Mount Pleasant after squandering a 3-0 lead. It was time for a hero to emerge for the Chargers.
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Romeo Icers' Goal: Make More History

Romeo Icers' Goal: Make More History
Friday, January 15, 2016
It’s often been said that if a school has a successful football season, that excitement generated in the fall will carry over to the other athletic programs. Although Romeo hockey coach Nick Badder doesn’t have any football players who were a part of the sc...
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Roque Shines as Sault Ste Marie Surges

Roque Shines as Sault Ste Marie Surges
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Abby Roque has taken a somewhat unusual route to reach another high level of hockey. The Sault Ste. Marie High School senior, an accomplished international player on the women's side, is the only female playing on her school's boys hockey team, as she’s been each...
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Injury in Past, Escanaba Standout Plays On

Injury in Past, Escanaba Standout Plays On
Friday, January 1, 2016
Speeding down the ice chasing a puck into the corner is just a routine part of hockey. Don't tell that to Dylan Gauthier of the Escanaba High School hockey team.
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Veteran Coach, Huskies Eye Comeback

Veteran Coach, Huskies Eye Comeback
Monday, December 21, 2015
Although his hockey team skidded to the worst start during his 30-year coaching career, JD Kalleward and his Portage Northern Huskies still have that positive vibe going. “We don’t want to keep losing,” senior co-captain Jack Budnick said last week a...
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