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Where Everyone Knows Your Name

Where Everyone Knows Your Name
Friday, July 12, 2019
This year's MHSAA Ice Hockey Tournament attracted more than 40,000 spectators from the time the first pucks dropped Feb. 25, including a three-year high of more than 6,000 across 12 Quarterfinal sites.  More than 200 schools and 3,000 participants combined to make...
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Title Time Differs Among Hockey States

Title Time Differs Among Hockey States
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Next season’s three-week playoff format for the MHSAA Ice Hockey Tournament will fall more closely in line with similar postseasons for state associations around the country which sponsor the sport. According to 2017-18 National Federation of State High School As...
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#TBT: 2002 Ends with Lights-Out Finals

#TBT: 2002 Ends with Lights-Out Finals
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
The Flint IMA had been to the MHSAA Ice Hockey Finals what Joe Louis Arena was to the Detroit Red Wings since it began hosting high school championships in the state in 1977. For parts of four decades, the facility set the scene for many memorable moments on ice for sc...
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Officials Eager for New Hockey Format

Officials Eager for New Hockey Format
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Tuesday, Feb. 26, was a particularly busy day on the ice as the 2019 MHSAA Ice Hockey Tournament reached just its second day around the state. On the slate that night were 27 Regional games, bringing the two-day total to 48 on the heels of Monday’s busy calendar.
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Great Lakes Skate: Playoff Change Scores

Great Lakes Skate: Playoff Change Scores
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Longtime coordinator of off-ice officials for the MHSAA Ice Hockey Finals Jim Gagleard often noticed it during his annual three days traversing the hallways and locker rooms beneath the stands at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth.  “You could see it in the p...
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Flint's Phillips Named NHL 'Community Hero'

Flint's Phillips Named NHL 'Community Hero'
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Rico Phillips had convinced himself before Wednesday night’s NHL Awards that he wasn’t going to win the Willie O’Ree Community Hero Award.  It was the easiest way to kill nerves that went along with having to speak in front of a room filled with ...
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DCC's Championship Dream Comes True

DCC's Championship Dream Comes True
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Brendan Hill was hooked on high school hockey long before he played his first shift at Detroit Catholic Central. “When I was like 8 years old, I would come to these games and watch and see how rowdy the student section is,” said Hill, a senior defenseman. &...
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Goalie, Country Day Lock Down D3 Again

Goalie, Country Day Lock Down D3 Again
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Nobody could have known it at the time, but Houghton’s hockey team reached its quota of goals Saturday after only 56 seconds of play. Sam Evola of Detroit Country Day might give up one goal, but that’s going to be it when he plays at USA Hockey Arena.
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Hartland Ices Rematch To Finish Repeat

Hartland Ices Rematch To Finish Repeat
Saturday, March 9, 2019
When Adam Pietila won a national championship with his travel hockey team last April, nobody in Hartland outside of his family knew about it. When he won an MHSAA Division 2 championship with Hartland on Saturday at USA Hockey Arena, he did so in front of a large stude...
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Rivals Find Success in Cooperation

Rivals Find Success in Cooperation
Friday, March 8, 2019
In the place where rivalries turn into partnerships and adversaries become teammates stands the Great North Alpine ski team and the Bay Reps hockey squad. The two programs — cooperatives that both include neighboring foes Traverse City St. Francis and Elk Rapids ...
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D3 Preview: Challenging the Champ

D3 Preview: Challenging the Champ
Thursday, March 7, 2019
A year ago, Detroit Country Day won its first MHSAA hockey championship since 1981 – and a year later, Houghton may have to go through the Yellowjackets to win its first title on the ice since 1982. But two others will challenge the past champions recent and old....
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D1 Preview: Title Hopefuls Begin Chase

D1 Preview: Title Hopefuls Begin Chase
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Two of this weekend’s Division 1 hockey semifinalists will be playing in this late round for the first time. Three of four teams left in the bracket are seeking their first MHSAA Finals championship on the ice. And then there’s Detroit Catholic Central, top...
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D2 Preview: Regulars Aim to Rule Again

D2 Preview: Regulars Aim to Rule Again
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
There will be plenty of familiarity to the Division 2 bracket this weekend at USA Hockey Arena. Three of four teams are returning from a year ago, which concluded with Hartland downing Trenton 4-2 to earn its first MHSAA Finals championship on the ice.
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Hockey Owns Long History in Michigan HS Lore

Hockey Owns Long History in Michigan HS Lore
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Growth in Michigan high school hockey since 1972 had been spectacular. During the 1972-73 school year, according to Michigan High School Athletic Association assistant director Warren McKenzie, there were 32 high school teams playing varsity schedules. In 1973-74, there...
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Performance: Bay Reps' Jake Stevenson

Performance: Bay Reps' Jake Stevenson
Friday, February 15, 2019
Senior Jake Stevenson had three goals including two straight during the third period to send Saturday’s game against Petoskey to overtime, as his Traverse City Bay Reps co-op team went on to win 5-4 and clinch the Northern Michigan Hockey League championship. ...
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Be the Referee: Hockey Equipment

Be the Referee: Hockey Equipment
Thursday, January 24, 2019
This week, MHSAA assistant director Brent Rice discusses the need to monitor the proper wearing of the ice hockey neck guard.
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Heritage Follows 1st Final with Fast Start

Heritage Follows 1st Final with Fast Start
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Members of the Saginaw Heritage hockey team said they didn’t need extra motivation this offseason. With all but three players returning from a team that had made the program’s first MHSAA championship game, the Hawks knew if they put in the time, another sp...
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Be the Referee: Tripping in Ice Hockey

Be the Referee: Tripping in Ice Hockey
Thursday, January 10, 2019
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis explains another of the most misunderstood rules in high school sports – this one concerning tripping in hockey.
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Alpena Goalie Surges to Statewide Stardom

Alpena Goalie Surges to Statewide Stardom
Friday, January 4, 2019
Cooper Black has saved his best for last. It’s just among the many saves Alpena’s goalie has made so far during his senior season with the Wildcats’ ice hockey team.
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Thumb Schools Form Hockey 'Legion'

Thumb Schools Form Hockey 'Legion'
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Larry Camp is happy to be focusing on hockey.  The coach of the first-year Eastern Thumb Area Legion hockey program – also known simply as Ubly – had been working since February, navigating the politics of school boards and paperwork to create an oppor...
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