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Moment: Nordstrom Sends Hancock to Final

Moment: Nordstrom Sends Hancock to Final
Monday, May 25, 2020
Alex Nordstrom had quite a hockey season during the winter of 2015-16, and put a giant exclamation point on the end with his performance during Finals weekend at USA Hockey Arena. He’d finish his freshman campaign with 33 goals and 26 assists, including a pair of...
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Moment: 109 Minutes, 8 OT, 2 Champions

Moment: 109 Minutes, 8 OT, 2 Champions
Sunday, April 12, 2020
Not before 2008 nor since has an MHSAA Hockey Final finished in a tie. But on March 8, 2008, Marquette and Orchard Lake St. Mary's played eight overtimes and 109 minutes before a tie and co-champions were announced in the Division 2 title game.
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Moment: Heritage Soars to 1st Final

Moment: Heritage Soars to 1st Final
Saturday, April 11, 2020
Saginaw Heritage has ascended to the ranks of the state’s high school hockey elite these last few seasons. And it’s fair to say Matte Cole scored one of the defining goals of that rise. Cole actually tallied two goals during the Hawks’ 3-2 overtime wi...
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Moment: Pendery Caps GRCC Comeback

Moment: Pendery Caps GRCC Comeback
Friday, April 10, 2020
When Jack Pendery scored 5 minutes and 25 seconds into overtime on March 11, 2016, he finished Grand Rapids Catholic Central’s comeback from a two-goal deficit and sent the Eagles to the Division 3 hockey championship game with a 3-2 win over Chelsea. The Bulldog...
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Moment: Hillock Goal Sends Sault to Final

Moment: Hillock Goal Sends Sault to Final
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Sault Ste. Marie sent 54 shots at Flint Powers Catholic’s net during their Division 3 Semifinal on March 8, 2013, compared to 21 shots on goal by the Chargers. But only when Eric Hillock fired through his second goal in double overtime did the Blue Devils gain a ...
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Moment: Brighton Makes Chances Count

Moment: Brighton Makes Chances Count
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Brighton had only 11 shots on goal during its 4-3 overtime Division 1 Hockey Final win over Grosse Pointe North on March 10, 2012. And Chet Daavettila can claim the most memorable, as his shot into the far side of the net put the Bulldogs ahead to stay with 1 minute, 3...
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Moment: OT Win Nets GP South's 1st Title

Moment: OT Win Nets GP South's 1st Title
Friday, April 3, 2020
Grosse Pointe South and Muskegon Mona Shores traded leads for three periods March 10, 2007, before taking the Division 2 championship game to overtime. The following 6 minutes and 46 seconds belonged to the Blue Devils, who fired all seven shots on goal taken in extra ...
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Moment: Calumet Reigns as Ice King

Moment: Calumet Reigns as Ice King
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
More than 50 shots had been fired on goal through three periods of the Division 3 Hockey Final on March 8, 2008. But none had found the back of the net as Flint Powers Catholic and Calumet headed into overtime at Compuware Sports Arena. To that point, Powers had outsho...
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D2 Preview: 2019 Final 4 Back for More

D2 Preview: 2019 Final 4 Back for More
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Last year, we previewed the Division 2 Semifinal bracket by discussing the contenders’ familiarity with each other as three of four teams returned from the season before. This year, the only change is that they probably know each other even better.
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Be the Referee: Hockey Rules Chart

Be the Referee: Hockey Rules Chart
Thursday, February 6, 2020
This week, MHSAA assistant director Brent Rice addresses some of the rules differences between high school and college hockey.
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Resurgent GP South Off to Stunning Start

Resurgent GP South Off to Stunning Start
Thursday, January 23, 2020
It’s been eight years since Grosse Pointe South played for an MHSAA Finals championship in ice hockey. But even though we’re just past the halfway point of this season, the Blue Devils have shown they have what it takes to make a trip back to Plymouth for a...
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CAAC, SW Teams Find Home in New League

CAAC, SW Teams Find Home in New League
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Two struggling hockey leagues found a perfect match, thanks to the behind-the-scenes work of commissioners, athletic directors and coaches. The Capital Area Activities Conference, a multi-sport league, had just four hockey teams. The Southwest Michigan High School Hock...
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Performance: Stevenson's Seth Lause

Performance: Stevenson's Seth Lause
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Livonia Stevenson four-year varsity center Seth Lause accomplished one of the rarest of hockey feats Saturday against No. 3 Hartland, scoring three short-handed goals in No. 2 Stevenson’s 5-2 win to earn the MHSAA “Performance of the Week.” Although t...
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Clip of the Week: Canton's Jaxon Taylor

Clip of the Week: Canton's Jaxon Taylor
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
The latest State Champs Sports Network hockey “Clip of the Week” features Canton goalie Jaxon Taylor with a glove save to stop a Port Huron breakaway attempt.
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Clip Of The Week: Riverview's Gavin Holmes

Clip Of The Week: Riverview's Gavin Holmes
Thursday, December 12, 2019
  The latest State Champs Sports Network's “Clip of the Week” features Riverview hockey's Gavin Holmes with a breakaway goal in his team's 6-3 win over Ann Arbor Pioneer. 
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Port Huron Unified Providing Opportunity

Port Huron Unified Providing Opportunity
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Growing up in Yale, Trevor Sugars never thought about playing high school hockey. He bounced around Sanilac, St. Clair and Lapeer counties finding house leagues to stay involved in the sport he loved, as Yale didn’t have a team. But a year ago, thanks to an expan...
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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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