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Table of Contents January 24, 2011, Volume 21 : Issue 13 AMATEUR HOCKEY REPORT

Little Caesars 98’s bring home Bauer Challenge Cup

MH BEAT

MAHA Winter Meeting Report

SPEAKING OF HOCKEY

What is your best hockey moment?

STATE OF THE GAME By Lyle Phair

ADM: A Deep Mystery?

GET BETTER

Tight Turns

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YOUTH LEAGUE STANDINGS Final - LCAHL House Divisions Tier I Elite Hockey League Adray Community Hockey League

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR A squirt’s sportsmanship

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MyHockeyRankings.com Michigan teams in 20 Divisions

FROM THE CREASE By Steve McKichan

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The Perfect Goalie

HOMETOWN HERO

High School Reports Teams across the state are preparing for the stretch run

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Drew Miller

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TOURNAMENT CALENDAR

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JUNIOR HOCKEY NAHL Report: Utica’s Rodney LaLonde taking off in Texas OHL suspends two players from Saginaw and Plymouth

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Junior Hockey NAHL, Whalers and Spirit

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We’ll have photos and a story from the Michigan Pond Hockey Classic’s great weekend on Whitmore Lake and from competitions scheduled for Fenton, Muskegon and Traverse City. We’ll also take a look back at the year 1997 in celebration of our 20th season of Michigan Hockey. Look for it on arena stands, at michiganhockeyonline.com and in your e-mail on February 2, 2011. Contact Lucia Zuzga at (248) 479-1134 or lucia@ michiganhockeyonline.com or Philip Colvin at (248) 479-1136 or phil@michiganhockeyonline.com for more information.


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Whatever your take is on USA Hockey’s American Development Model (ADM) – and there is a lot to consider - it’s clear that MAHA is hoping to move towards adopting more of the program in the near future. At the MAHA Winter Meeting on January 15, the body voted to move forward to the Summer Meeting a rule proposal that would mandate cross-ice hockey at the 8 and Under level (see page 8 and the Only on the Web section at michiganhockeyonline.com for more on the meeting). Council directors from District 6 and 7, who are participating in a MAHA ADM Pilot Program, talked glowingly of the results in their associations. MAHA president George Atkinson stressed that while the transition could be challenging, the “time is right to come together for the good of the kids.” The 8 and Under cross-ice rule change proposal will now be discussed and voted on at the MAHA Summer Meeting, July 8-10, at the Grand Traverse Resort outside Traverse City, where it will need a 2/3 affirmative vote to go into effect. To help answer any questions you have about the ADM, MAHA is holding a Player Development Symposium on Jan. 30 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Orchard Lake St. Mary High School that will include an overview of the ADM’s guiding principles, video presentations and the opportunity to participate in both on and off ice demonstrations. There is no cost and lunch is provided. Space is limited to the first 250 people who register at: usahockey. com/viewallclinics.aspx. And finally, do you know someone who works really hard to make the game better, a coach that kids love playing for and parents really appreciate, or a student-athlete that excels both in classroom and on the ice? Michigan Hockey would like to recognize them with our annual 2011 MH Awards for Hockey Person, Coach and Male and Female Scholar-Athletes of the Year. Please take a minute to check out page 8 for all the details on how you can nominate them. See you at the rink,

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Little Little Caesars Caesars 98’s 98’s bring bring home home Bauer Bauer Challenge Challenge Cup Cup Championship Championship The Little Caesars ‘98 team went a perfect 7-0 on their way to capturing the 2010 Bauer Challenge Cup Championship in Mississauga, Ontario. Little Caesars had to beat the two top AAA teams in Ontario a total of three times to capture the title. Their potent offense led the way as they outscored their opponents 37-14 overall. Caesars had wins over the Mississauga Reps, Brampton Battalion, Jr. Canadians and Oakville Rangers in round robin play. “Our shut down defense and goaltending late helped us finish games,” said defensive coach Steve Rymsha as Caesars out scored opponents 13-1 in the third periods of the seven tournament games. The top two tournament scorers, Luke Cowan and Collin Adams, were both from Little Caesars. Tournament heroics came from Caesars’Drake Rymsha as his shot from the blue line found the upper corner of the net in overtime of the semifinal game against the Jr. Canadians, Ontario’s #2 ranked AAA team. Danny Yockey made 29 saves in the game and the overtime win set the stage for the two top tournament teams to meet in the final, Ontario’s #1 AAA team the Toronto Marlies

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against Little Caesars, on live TV from the main arena at the Hershey Center. The first period saw up and down action and few quality offensive opportunities. The Marlies opened the scoring 2:09 into the second period, but Caesars answered back only three minutes later on a power play goal by Nicky Blankenburg. Caesars quickly grabbed the momentum - scoring 30 seconds later then again one minute after that to take the lead 3-1 on goals by Collin Adams and Drake Rymsha. Caesars added another power play goal by Mitchell Lewandowski with 12 seconds left in the second period to take a 4-1 lead into the locker room. The third period started even faster then the first period as Toronto tried to get back into the game. Halfway through the third period Caesars went up 5-1 on a goal by Sean Day that pretty much sealed the victory. The sixth goal was added shortly after that by Michael Robertson on a five minute power play after a Toronto player received a major penalty. Michael Latorella made 32 saves in the game as Caesars controlled the puck the rest of the way and ran out the clock to capture the title.


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MAHA Winter Meeting Report BY PHILIP COLVIN

In addition to listening to committee reports regarding subjects like OneGoal, Disabled Sports, and the Coaching Education Program, the 52 voting members present at the MAHA Winter Meeting on January 14, 2011 at the Southgate Holiday Inn also considered and voted on 12 rule change proposals. And while 11 of the 12 rule proposals could be considered “housekeeping” and non-controversial, the 12th proposal was anything but. The body moved quickly to forward 10 of the first 11 rule change proposals to the 2011 MAHA Summer Meeting on July 8-10 at Grand Traverse Resort in Traverse City, where they will be discussed and voted on. The final rule change proposal on the docket, which mandates the establishment of cross-ice programs at the Eight and Under age group for all associations in Michigan, created the most interest and discussion before also being passed on to the Summer Meeting. Submitted by the MAHA ADM Committee, the rule proposal follows the USA Hockey ADM principals and builds on cross-ice programs at the Six and Under levels already in place across the state. In his report to open the meeting, MAHA president George Atkinson told the body that 42 associations across the state, including all of District 6 and District 7, participated in a Pilot Program that followed the ADM guidelines. And while the committee still needs to further “evaluate the D6 and D7 ADM programs, we’re pretty pleased with the participation in the first year,” said Atkinson. “It’s a learning process but we are trying to build a base so the kids have fun and have success.” Discussion at the Winter Meeting regarding the rule change proposal for 8U cross-ice came from both sides. Those for it see increased skill development, fun and a way to keep more kids on the ice at a lower cost. Those against it cited concern that

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parents don’t think cross-ice is “real” hockey, having players quit the game over it and had a problem with being forced by MAHA to implement the program. “We should allow associations to decide what is best for their members,” said Livonia Hockey Association president Mark Paulus, who said his association was the first in the state to use cross-ice at the Six and Under level. “We’re not against the (ADM) programs, but one shoe doesn’t fit all. We feel that full-ice play when properly programmed gives players the opportunity to succeed. Why not have that option?” “There are good points in it and it should be an offering,” said District 4 council member Larry Marshall of Plymouth. “As a mandate it is the wrong thing to do.” Still, supporters of the proposal talked glowingly of the success of cross-ice play during the Pilot Program. “Our parents and kids had some of those same concerns, but once they got on the ice and the coaches understood it, the kids loved it,”said District 7 director Shelly Townsend of Gaylord. “And the improvement in their skills has been tremendous.” And instead of losing players over it, “we’ve seen an uptick in the number of players we have,” said District 7 director Pat Brumbaugh of Traverse City. “It’s cheaper for them, they are getting better instruction and they like it more.” “This is the future and we need to get on board or we’re going to be left behind.” District 8 council member Cathy Starrett of Negaunee, the newly appointed S.T.A.R. director, reported the same increase in interest in their 8U program. Before adopting the ADM principles, including cross-ice, the mite level at Marquette Junior Hockey was “failing.”The association now has 198 mites and “they are having a blast,” she said. All of the proposed rule changes moved forward to the Summer Meeting can be found on maha.org.

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Speaking of Hockey

January 24, 2011, Volume 21 : Issue 13

What is your best hockey moment? “Playing in the Quebec Pee Wee Tournament, the atmosphere was amazing.” - Jake Kamrass, 16, Columbus, GA, TPH Thunder

“We beat Honeybaked at the state tournament two years ago.” - Brett Kaufman, 16, Portage, Lansing Capitals

“Over the summer we won the Chowder Cup.” - Taylor Davis, 15, Hamilton, NJ U16 Metal Jackets

“Making this team, it was exciting.” - Clayton Bouchard, 16, Sewickley, PA, Pittsburgh Viper Stars

“Scoring the game winner against Compuware last week.” - Alex Globke, 17, West Bloomfield, Belle Tire Midget Major

“Beating Carolina last year in the NAPHL.” - Drew Galasso, 16, Lake Orion, Detroit Falcons Midget Minor

“We won the regional two years ago and went to the nationals,” - Corry Stevens, 18, Saugas, CA, OC Hockey Club

“I scored the game winning goal in triple overtime in the regional final to send our team to nationals in Alaska,” - Zach Vanderveldt, 19, Milwaukee, WI, Admirals Midget Major “Getting tendered by Janesville of the NAHL,” - Davis Dekorte, 17, Dewitt, Lansing Capitals Midget Major MichiganHockeyOnline.com

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by Lyle Phair

ADM: A DEEP MYSTERY? Every January at the MAHA Winter Meeting there are several rule change proposals that are voted on to determine whether they will move forward to the Summer Meeting in July for a final vote. New rule proposals need to be submitted by December 15th to get on the agenda for the January meeting. A majority vote at that meeting keeps the proposal alive and allows for six months of discussion and debate among the membership of the youth hockey community before the final determination in July. If the early going is any indication, we can be assured of some serious discussion and debate in the coming months. There was plenty of that this past Saturday at this year’s Winter Meeting, along with some gnashing of teeth, some anger and some angst. A little bit of an emotional issue for some for sure. The ADM, the American Development Model. Some think its great and are completely on board. Others, not so much. This past July a rule change was instituted that established that all mini mite or 6 & Under games would be played on a more age-appropriate ice surface. No more full-ice games for mini mites. If you have ever had a chance to watch a mini mite game, you shouldn’t have to ask why. It looked a little bit like ants sliding around the deck of an aircraft carrier. A little too much space. Not that much action. Nobody in the youth hockey community really seemed to have a problem with the change. This year there is a proposal on the table to make all Mite or 8 & Under hockey in Michigan be on a smaller ice surface. No more full-ice games. Except for Mite AA hockey, with teams of 8-year olds formed via tryouts, but only if the association had a team at the Mite A or 7-year old level the year prior. The theory being that those kids had played full-ice and it would be unfair for them to “step back” to a smaller ice surface. Ultimately an amendment was made to the proposal to allow all 8-year olds to be able to participate in full-ice games for the coming year only. After that, all 8 & Under hockey would be played on a smaller surface.

CONSTERNATION AND ANGUISH I completely understand the positions and concerns of the various groups as it relates to this proposal. Change is never easy. It is all that much more difficult if one doesn’t understand it or care to look at it from a different perspective. Some parents are downright angry about a potential change. They really think that their kids are losing out on something. I get that. But I also can see the other side, where there is an opportunity for the players to get more out of the game. I guess it really depends on the parent and what they value most and why. I think much of the consternation from parents has to do with the “look” of the game. They think it really doesn’t “look like hockey”. I think that the case could be made, depending on your definition of what hockey looks like, that all Mite hockey doesn’t really look like hockey.

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Most parents don’t spend a lot of time watching practices. But they love to watch the games. They love to see their children compete and some really love (maybe too much) when their child’s team wins and get a little too unhappy when the team loses. Maybe they get a little too much into it. That’s not necessarily all that bad. But I do think that some parents think of this potential change more in terms of how it might affect them than how it might affect their child. The other issue some parents have is that their child is being held back, forced to play with the weaker kids and ultimately having their potential stunted. While I understand that, I also know that there are very few “exceptional” players. The current system provides a huge potential advantage to the earlymaturers and a significant potential disadvantage to kids born later in the year. The bigger, stronger kids get picked at tryouts and given more ice time and the more experienced coaching while the leftovers get what is leftover. I can really see how a parent of a “pretty good mite player” might have some anguish over what is believed to be a missed opportunity for that child. But I also have been around long enough to know that there are just as many or more early-maturers who flame out when puberty hits. At the end of the day, in terms of “development” for the future, nothing really matters until the kids are in their mid-teens.

ALL THE KIDS Some coaches are upset about it. I can understand that viewpoint as well. But I also have a hard time believing someone is coaching “for the right reasons” if they are getting that upset about it. Coaches should be coaching to help out all of the kids. Not just the ones that might show the most potential at 7 or 8 years old mainly because they happened to be the biggest and most mature 7 or 8 year olds. The coaches who are upset about it are more concerned about the loss of control of their coaching career. A bad coach’s reputation is made or lost based on the players they get to pick at the youngest ages. A good coach will find a way to make all of the players better. Having coached youth hockey and soccer teams for over ten years and having instructed kids in power skating and hockey skills for over 25 years I can assure parents and coaches that from the players’ perspective a more age-appropriate sized playing surface has significantly more benefits than negatives. I have seen first-hand the differences in development and enjoyment of the game for the players when they have played on a full-size playing surface at 7 and 8 years old and younger and when they played on a smaller, age-appropriate field. From a developmental standpoint, if that is important to you, a smaller ice surface is definitely a plus.

THE UNKNOWNS Some hockey association administrators and rink operators are wondering whether it will be a good thing. Less ice time will be used by the 8 & Under age group. So who will use it? Will more kids participate in the game because the cost to play will be less because more kids are on the ice at the same time? That is one of the tenets of the ADM and if it holds true then in the long run it should pay off. But in the meantime, there is a definitely some risk involved, some unknown, and that is never easy to stomach. Being familiar with the ADM program and the Long Term Athlete Development concepts, I have a good understanding of what it is all about but I still have questions. And I also wonder whether long-term athletic development should be the greatest priority of a youth sport. Or is it the recreational experience itself? Can we have both? Which brings me to the players, whose opinion probably matters the most but whose voice is heard the least. But are they in a position to have an opinion at 7 and 8 years old? They don’t know what they don’t know. Frankly I don’t know that many people really have a good understanding of what the ADM really is, what it really is supposed to look like and what it really is supposed to accomplish. And that is the greatest challenge in all of it.

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Tight turns Turning sharply, with and without the puck, is an essential skill for all players at all levels. Tight turns, or glide turns, are used often on the ice in many different situations. When changing direction, sometimes rather than stopping and starting it is better to make a sharp, glide turn, maintaining speed and then accelerating out of the turn. And puck carriers need to be able to turn sharply with the puck to lose a checker who is in “hot pursuit”. To be able to turn sharply, a player needs to have proper body position and weight distribution to avoid falling or losing balance so that speed can be maintained throughout the turn. FOOT POSITION - Feet should be shoulder width apart and aligned in a heel-toe relationship, with the inside foot being the lead foot and the outside foot the trailer. Both ankles need to be bent in order to get on the outside edge of the inside skate and the inside edge of the outside skate. BODY POSITION - The upper body should be upright with the player bending at the knees, the ankles and the hips. The greater the kneebend the better for balance and for accelerating into a stride coming out of the turn. Players should not bend forward at the waist or lean into the turn. The shoulders should be parallel to the ice and the upper body should be rotated in the direction of the turn. STICK POSITION - The stick should be the first thing to turn, and lead the player into rotating the shoulders and upper body in the direction of the turn. For non-puck carrying players, they should have one hand on their stick and throw the stick completely around in the direction of the turn. For example, left-handed players turning to their right would completely rotate the stick and upper body to the right, and the lower body follows. WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION - Body weight should be centered over the skates, and as the turn is being made the weight should be shifted back to the heels of the skates and then forward again as the turn is completed.

Tight, or glide, turns allow a skater to maintain speed and balance before accelerating out of the turn.

TURNING WITH THE PUCK - Turning with the puck to the backhand side is much easier for players to master than turning to the forehand side, simply because their stick is naturally on that side of their body. The puck should be controlled on the heel of the stick with the blade of the stick “cupped”, or “closed” over the puck for the best control. Pucks in the middle or end of the stick will be lost off of the toe during the turn, especially on the backhand with a curved stick. In turning, the puck should be brought from in front of the body quickly to the backhand side, with the skates following in the path of the puck. This can be done quickly by bringing the lower hand (and the stick blade) swiftly to the backhand side. Turning to the forehand side is tougher as it requires a little more complex maneuvering with the hands and wrists to get the stick blade and puck to the forehand side of the body. For example, a left-handed player turning to his right would have to quickly get the puck from in front of his body to the right side of his body to turn sharply. Again, the puck needs to be controlled on the heel of the stick blade with the blade of the stick “closed” or “cupped” over it. The player needs to keep the top hand in front of the body, and bring the bottom hand (and stick blade) quickly to the forehand side. The result is that the player’s hands are actually crossed during the turn, with the bottom arm over the top arm. The puck turns first and the skates follow in its path.

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MINI MITE B - DIV 1 Livingston Thunder Livingston Lightning Plymouth Lightning Sharks Garden City Stars Westland Blazers Dearborn Scorpions Dearborn Wolf Pack

GP W 12 10 12 10 12 6 12 6 12 5 12 2 12 0

L 0 0 5 6 6 10 12

T 2 2 1 0 1 0 0

PTS 22 22 13 12 11 4 0

GF 96 89 62 50 68 17 15

GA 19 19 46 51 50 87 125

PIM 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

MITE B - DIV 2 Southgate Senators Woodhaven Leafs Trenton Titans Allen Park Trenton Wolves

GP W 13 13 13 5 13 5 13 4 13 2

L 0 5 6 7 7

T 0 3 2 2 4

PTS 26 13 12 10 8

GF 131 39 47 35 28

GA PIM 6 6 43 2 53 2 59 0 66 6

MITE B - DIV 3 Trenton Spitfires Grosse Ile Islanders Trenton Blades Wyandotte Warriors Monroe Ice Hawks

GP W 13 11 13 8 13 6 13 2 13 0

L 1 4 4 9 13

T 1 1 3 2 0

PTS 23 17 15 6 0

GF 81 64 37 19 13

GA 15 51 27 52 122

SQUIRT B - DIV 1 Canton VH Flyers Canton VH Novi #2 Wildcats Novi #1 Battle Cats Compuware Blades

GP 12 12 12 12 12

W 9 9 5 4 0

L 1 1 7 7 11

T 2 2 0 1 1

PTS 20 20 10 9 1

GF 67 68 34 36 17

GA PIM 15 4 21 22 43 12 54 0 95 4

SQUIRT B - DIV 2 Novi #3 Sabercats Novi #4 Thunder Cats Canton VH Hawks Farm Hills Ice Reapers

GP W 11 11 11 5 11 5 11 0

L 0 6 6 9

T 0 0 0 2

PTS 22 10 10 2

GF 74 38 21 12

GA PIM 11 12 34 0 37 12 57 4

SQUIRT B - DIV 3 Novi #5 Cougars Novi #6 Tigers Farm Hills Thunder Blades Plymouth Canton

GP 11 11 11 11

W 8 5 2 1

L 2 5 8 10

T PTS GF GA PIM 1 17 48 23 0 1 11 51 25 0 1 5 19 59 0 0 2 20 71 6

SQUIRT B - DIV 4 Suburban Moose Novi #7 Predators Suburban Warriors Novi #8 Pumas Plymouth Canton Sharks

GP W 12 11 12 10 12 5 12 4 12 2

L 1 2 4 6 10

T 0 0 3 2 0

PTS 22 20 13 10 4

GF 52 54 28 22 26

GA 14 15 23 27 63

SQUIRT B - DIV 5 Westland Dearborn Eagles Dearborn Blues Detroit Dragons Wayne Garden City Stars

GP W 17 16 17 5 17 5 17 4 17 2 17 1

L 0 8 10 11 13 15

T 1 4 2 2 2 1

PTS 33 14 12 10 6 3

GF 133 43 48 23 34 22

GA PIM 21 2 72 6 71 16 75 50 97 4 91 4

SQUIRT B - DIV 6 Allen Park Huskies Trenton Titans Allen Park Trenton Lightning Monroe Ice Hawks Wyandotte Warriors Grosse Ile

GP W 18 14 18 13 18 12 18 11 18 10 18 6 18 4

L 3 2 5 6 6 11 13

T 1 3 1 1 2 1 1

PTS 29 29 25 23 22 13 9

GF 103 81 71 84 76 57 64

GA 46 29 37 50 51 88 111

SQUIRT B - DIV 7 Ann Arbor Red Wings Ann Arbor Warriors Ann Arbor Dragons Ann Arbor Vipers Jackson Generals Chelsea Bulldogs Chelsea Pit Bulldogs

GP 12 12 12 12 12 12 12

W 9 8 7 6 6 2 1

L 2 3 5 5 6 8 10

T 1 1 0 1 0 2 1

PTS 19 17 14 13 12 6 3

GF 62 64 52 34 62 30 32

GA PIM 43 0 44 0 40 0 28 10 59 0 65 6 57 4

SQUIRT B - DIV 8 Ice Mountain Grizzlies Livingston Thunder Livingston Lightning Ice Mountain M. Cats #1 Flint Ice Raiders Baker Flint Ice Raiders

GP W 10 10 10 8 10 5 10 4 10 2 10 1

L 0 2 5 6 8 9

T 0 0 0 0 0 0

PTS 20 16 10 8 4 2

GF 52 50 36 35 16 10

GA PIM 13 4 22 0 27 2 35 4 60 10 42 0

PIM 0 0 2 0 2

PIM 2 22 14 6 16

PIM 0 8 0 0 8 0 0

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GP W 16 16 16 10 16 6 16 6 16 4 16 0

L 0 4 9 9 11 16

T 0 2 1 1 1 0

PTS 32 22 13 13 9 0

GF 127 79 65 37 53 12

GA 20 41 69 41 110 127

PIM 14 34 46 32 32 50

PEE WEE B - DIV 2 Allen Park Huskies Wyandotte Warriors Allen Park #3 Monroe Ice Hawks Trenton Hurricanes Trenton Thunder

GP W 16 14 16 10 16 7 16 8 16 3 16 2

L 1 4 5 7 9 11

T 1 2 4 1 4 3

PTS 29 22 18 17 10 7

GF 87 53 66 48 39 22

GA 21 35 36 55 52 81

PIM 12 15 14 4 14 46

PEE WEE B - DIV 3 Novi #2 Predators Novi #1 Snowcats K. Valley Admirals K. Valley Federals Plymouth Razor Sharks Farmington Hills #2 Suburban Warriors

GP 12 12 12 12 12 12 12

W 9 7 6 3 4 4 1

L 1 2 5 4 6 7 9

T 2 3 1 5 2 1 2

PTS 20 17 13 11 10 9 4

GF 44 35 22 28 44 37 22

GA 15 25 21 25 62 42 42

PIM 16 32 38 24 30 43 24

PEE WEE B - DIV 4 K. Valley Generals Farmington Hills Heat Novi #5 Wildcats K. Valley Destroyers Novi #7 Sabres K. Valley Eagles Lakeland Vipers

GP 12 12 12 12 12 12 12

W 9 8 5 5 5 3 2

L 1 2 4 6 7 7 10

T 2 2 3 1 0 2 0

PTS 20 18 13 11 10 8 4

GF 58 47 33 30 39 34 24

GA PIM 19 0 27 10 25 0 41 0 40 2 48 0 65 22

PEE WEE B - DIV 5 K. Valley Brigade K. Valley Cavalry Novi #6 Firecats Novi #4 Panthers Plymouth Great W. Sharks Lakeland Royals Novi #3 Jaguars

GP 12 12 12 12 12 12 12

W 9 7 7 4 4 3 1

L 2 2 4 5 6 6 10

T 1 3 1 3 2 3 1

PTS 19 17 15 11 10 9 3

GF 44 35 34 30 25 20 22

GA 24 23 24 33 33 27 46

PIM 24 36 16 44 28 8 24

PEE WEE B - DIV 6 Jackson Generals #2 Ann Arbor Bombers Chelsea Bulldogs #2 Jackson Generals #1 Ann Arbor Aces Ann Arbor Storm Chelsea Bulldogs #1

GP W 12 10 12 7 12 7 12 5 12 4 12 4 12 0

L 2 3 4 5 4 7 12

T 0 2 1 2 4 1 0

PTS 20 16 15 12 12 9 0

GF 42 48 41 44 28 37 23

GA 26 24 33 52 28 39 61

PIM 84 24 58 50 58 12 6

PEE WEE B - DIV 7 GP W Livingston Lightning #1 14 13 Livingston Thunder 14 8 Lakeland Thunder 14 8 Flint Ice Raiders 2 (Lesser) 14 7 Flint Icelanders 14 6 Ice Mountain M. Cats 14 5 Lakeland 14 3 Flint Ice Raiders (Strickland) 14 0

L 0 4 4 6 7 7 9 13

T 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 1

PTS 27 18 18 15 13 12 8 1

GF 79 48 50 40 55 45 27 23

GA 18 30 48 39 58 38 57 79

PIM 0 0 10 0 0 30 30 0

BANTAM B - DIV 1 Livingston Lightning Ice Mountain Cap Centre Pride Livingston Thunder K. Valley Destroyers Lakeland Thunder #54 K. Valley Eagles Lakeland Rage

GP W 14 14 14 8 14 6 14 7 14 4 14 4 14 3 14 3

L 0 2 4 6 8 9 10 10

T 0 4 4 1 2 1 1 1

PTS 28 20 16 15 10 9 7 7

GF 107 62 57 52 40 41 40 36

GA 35 42 49 37 59 69 80 64

BANTAM B - DIV 2 Livonia Sharks Plymouth Ice Sharks K. Valley Calvery Novi #2 Jaguars Plymouth Thundersharks K. Valley Brigade Novi #1 Panthers

GP W 12 11 12 7 12 5 12 4 12 4 12 4 12 2

L 0 3 6 6 7 8 7

T 1 2 1 2 1 0 3

PTS 23 16 11 10 9 8 7

GF 53 52 29 35 41 35 29

GA 10 45 36 40 40 51 52

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BANTAM B - DIV 3 Livonia Bruins Livonia Blackhawks Novi #5 Bobcats Novi #6 Polar Cats Lakeland Cyclones Ann Arbor Leeches Lakeland Moose Farmington Hills

GP W 14 12 14 12 14 8 14 6 14 6 14 6 14 3 14 1

L 1 2 5 7 8 8 10 13

T 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0

PTS 25 24 17 13 12 12 7 2

GF 67 67 55 40 37 60 37 41

GA 30 23 53 41 52 57 47 101

PIM 37 0 0 10 10 12 0 55

BANTAM B - DIV 4 Livonia Flyers Livonia Predators Novi #3 Cougars K. Valley Admirals Novi #4 Wildcats Chelsea Bulldogs Ann Arbor Storm

GP W 12 10 12 10 12 7 12 5 12 4 12 2 12 2

L 1 2 3 7 7 10 10

T 1 0 2 0 1 0 0

PTS 21 20 16 10 9 4 4

GF 88 74 81 43 30 21 36

GA 20 29 36 53 47 102 86

PIM 0 16 0 24 4 0 6

BANTAM B - DIV 5 Allen Park Huskies Dearborn Dragons Dearborn Hooligans Garden City Stars Detroit Dragons Westland Ice Hogs Canton Victory Wings

GP W 12 10 12 9 12 8 12 8 12 3 12 2 12 1

L 1 3 3 4 9 10 11

T 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

PTS 21 18 17 16 6 4 2

GF 105 52 71 66 46 25 19

GA PIM 32 16 20 4 32 0 37 8 74 4 90 4 99 38

BANTAM B - DIV 6 Trenton Trenton Blades Southgate Grosse Ile Islanders Trenton Fury Monroe Ice Hawks Wyandotte Warriors

GP W 12 10 12 8 12 7 12 7 12 4 12 3 12 0

L 1 4 3 4 7 8 12

T 1 0 2 1 1 1 0

PTS 21 16 16 15 9 7 0

GF 65 48 65 55 33 24 13

GA 20 39 30 41 50 45 78

PIM 10 20 0 79 0 0 32

MIDGET B - DIV 1 Dearborn Hooligans Dearborn Thunder Westland Warriors Allen Park Wyandotte Warriors

GP 13 13 13 13 13

W 9 9 7 6 3

L 1 3 5 5 9

T 3 1 1 2 1

PTS 21 19 15 14 7

GF 73 48 51 54 32

GA 26 31 50 44 58

PIM 0 10 40 10 10

MIDGET B - DIV 2 Livonia Blackhawks K. Valley Admirals Ann Arbor Storm Novi #1 Jaguars Jackson Generals

GP W 13 11 13 7 13 5 13 1 13 0

L 0 4 8 11 12

T 2 2 0 1 1

PTS 24 16 10 3 1

GF 99 71 51 27 20

GA 19 52 62 81 103

PIM 0 15 0 20 0

MIDGET B - DIV 3 GP W Redford Wolfpack 12 11 Livonia Sharks 12 8 Livonia Flyers 12 6 Plymouth Canton K. Sharks 12 2 Novi #2 Predators 12 1

L 0 4 3 7 10

T 1 0 3 3 1

PTS 23 16 15 7 3

GF 92 66 41 31 32

GA 20 48 30 60 65

PIM 26 35 15 0 10

MIDGET B - DIV 4 Fraser Titans Blue Water K. Valley Brigade St. Clair Shores Warriors Lakeland

GP 11 11 11 11 0

W 8 5 3 1 0

L 2 4 6 9 0

T 1 2 2 1 0

PTS 17 12 8 3 0

GF 59 37 34 20 0

GA 28 42 59 60 0

PIM 28 42 118 18 0

PIM 15 30 15 35 0 15 0 40

MIDGET - DIV 1 Southgate Belle Tire Lakers Livonia Flames Garden City Stars Ann Arbor Storm Chelsea GMS Canton Wings Livonia Predators

GP W 14 14 14 10 14 9 14 7 14 6 14 4 14 3 14 0

L 0 4 5 6 5 9 10 14

T 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 0

PTS 28 20 18 15 15 9 7 0

GF 102 72 80 81 63 38 44 15

GA 13 27 40 84 62 76 96 97

PIM 195 155 0 135 64 162 145 165

PIM 10 20 15 0 40 0 15

MIDGET - DIV 2 GP W Farmington Hills Shamrocks 14 12 Summit Plastics Flyers 14 11 Mt Clemens Broncos 14 9 Novi SaberCats 14 6 Detroit Dragons 14 5 Livingston Lightning 14 5 Livingston Thunder 14 4 Ice Mountain 14 0

L 1 1 4 8 7 9 8 14

T 1 2 1 0 2 0 2 0

PTS 25 24 19 12 12 10 10 0

GF 93 76 82 67 53 49 39 19

GA 34 31 39 56 56 72 61 129

PIM 30 72 164 50 107 101 20 38


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Abby Heldt Toledo, OH 13 5-foot-3 90 Ann Arbor Chill Defense Bill Buller Christ the King 8th grade Pittsburgh Penguins Patrick Kane

28 31 30 31 29

16 13 15 11 10

9 10 12 15 13

3 8 3 5 6

35 34 33 27 26

96 66 119 100 85 72 74 106 83 86

675 414 384 463 398

DETROIT Honeybaked Compuware Victory Honda Little Caesars Belle Tire

26 26 26 26 27

16 14 12 12 11

4 4 7 10 14

6 8 7 4 2

38 36 31 28 24

98 82 96 74 110

58 45 68 75 96

393 329 408 510 552

EAST Buffalo Regals Pittsburgh Hornets Team Comcast Boston Advantage Philadelphia Jr Flyers

27 29 30 27 28

15 14 13 7 4

5 7 9 12 17

7 8 8 8 7

37 36 34 22 15

78 60 91 76 102 111 52 72 58 90

446 325 508 368 225

MIDAM St. Louis Amat. Blues Dallas Stars Russell Stover Madison Capitols Ohio Blue Jackets

31 32 32 31 32

22 16 11 4 5

1 11 15 20 24

8 5 6 7 3

52 37 28 15 13

131 65 97 81 108 117 60 126 79 118

378 580 354 584 447

WEST Colorado Thunderbirds Colorado Rampage LA Kings Phoenix Jr. Coyotes LA Selects

31 31 30 30 31

21 11 9 7 2

3 12 13 15 29

7 8 8 8 0

49 30 26 22 4

110 51 83 81 70 96 74 93 46 147

423 481 482 496 417

MIDGET MINOR

GP W L T PTS GF GA PIM

Alex Coutts South Lyon 10 5-foot-0 130 Novi Tigers Defense Pat Coutts Sayre Elementary 5th grade Red Wings Nicklas Lidstrom

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25 27 29 25 26

18 14 10 5 4

3 10 17 19 19

4 3 2 1 3

40 31 22 11 11

124 51 84 67 82 102 48 110 46 88

514 372 387 337 434

DETROIT Little Caesars Honeybaked Belle Tire Compuware Victory Honda

29 27 30 30 31

24 23 15 16 14

4 1 2 2 5 10 12 2 11 6

49 48 40 34 34

116 39 118 41 102 75 95 76 99 104

388 316 826 374 599

EAST Pittsburgh Hornets Philadelphia Jr. Flyers Team Comcast Buffalo Regals Boston Advantage

26 26 25 23 25

16 11 6 5 1

9 11 10 13 19

1 4 9 5 5

33 26 21 15 7

90 63 80 56 23

67 68 83 95 93

284 280 271 243 326

MIDAM Russell Stover Dallas Stars St Louis AAA Blues Ohio Blue Jackets Madison Capitols

28 29 29 29 28

12 11 9 6 2

7 14 13 20 23

9 4 7 3 3

33 26 25 15 7

86 76 84 71 37

64 87 88 113 121

315 278 292 388 272

WEST LA Selects Colorado Thunderbirds Phoenix Jr. Coyotes LA Kings Colorado Rampage

26 26 27 26 26

23 15 12 9 7

3 7 11 11 15

0 4 4 6 4

46 34 28 24 18

108 89 84 69 57

44 56 90 77 88

506 333 258 606 245

BANTAM MAJOR

GP W L T PTS GF GA PIM

Belle Tire Chicago Mission Cleveland Barons Honeybaked Little Caesars Chi. Young Americans Chicago Fury Team Illinois Victory Honda Compuware

BANTAM MINOR

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20 22 23 21 21 20 23 21 19 22

18 17 11 10 9 6 5 5 3 2

1 2 10 9 9 7 10 12 11 15

1 3 2 2 3 7 8 4 5 5

37 37 24 22 21 19 18 14 11 9

110 29 116 52 56 48 59 64 54 60 47 48 43 71 37 62 33 66 45 100

192 134 324 252 290 190 386 342 162 160

GP W L T PTS GF GA PIM 27 27 27 24 25 23 26 27 21 25

21 20 18 15 13 10 5 4 3 2

2 3 7 6 5 8 19 22 17 22

4 4 2 3 7 5 2 1 1 1

46 44 38 33 33 25 12 9 7 5

165 52 128 34 122 61 111 40 108 54 72 55 40 136 36 163 34 99 32 154

483 360 255 170 369 234 295 258 382 507

PEE WEE MAJOR

GP W L T PTS GF GA PIM

PEE WEE MINOR

GP W L T PTS GF GA PIM

SQUIRT MAJOR

GP W L T PTS GF GA PIM

SQUIRT MINOR

GP W L T PTS GF GA PIM

GIRLS 19U

GP W L T PTS GF GA PIM

GIRLS 16U

GP W L T PTS GF GA PIM

GIRLS 14U

GP W L T PTS GF GA PIM

Little Caesars Honeybaked Chicago Mission Compuware Team Illinois Cleveland Belle Tire Victory Honda CYA Chicago Fury

Chicago Mission Little Caesars Team Illinois Honeybaked Chicago Fury Belle Tire Compuware Victory Honda Chi. Young Americans Cleveland Barons Little Caesars Honeybaked Chicago Mission Cleveland Barons Compuware Victory Honda CYA Belle Tire Team Illinois Chicago Fury Little Caesars Honeybaked Belle Tire Compuware Cleveland Barons Victory Honda

Belle Tire Little Caesars Chicago Mission Pitt. Penguins Elite Madison Capitols Victory Honda New Jersey Rockets CYA Honeybaked Ohio Flames St Louis Lady Blues Team Illinois Honeybaked Little Caesars Chicago Mission Pitt. Penguins Elite Madison Capitols CYA St Louis Lady Blues Wisconsin Wild Team Illinois Victory Honda Compuware Ohio Flames Chicago Fury Belle Tire Chicago Mission CYA Little Caesars Honeybaked Chicago Fury St Louis Lady Blues Wisconsin Wild Ohio Flames Pitts. Pens Elite Compuware Victory Honda Team Illinois

26 27 22 25 20 27 24 23 24 24 25 23 25 26 26 27 24 25 27 26 23 27 24 27 21 21 25 23 25 24 14 14 13 14 14 15

15 15 15 15 14 17 15 16 15 13 15 13 20 21 19 16 19 17 17 16 21 19 22 16 20 21 16 15 18 18 15 17 17 15 15 18 18 16

21 21 16 14 9 9 7 6 3 0 25 18 15 14 13 9 10 6 5 0

21 19 17 14 10 8 5 3 4 3 12 11 6 6 2 2

12 11 11 7 7 4 5 4 4 4 4 0

18 17 13 12 12 10 9 6 4 4 4 2 2 1 14 13 10 9 8 7 7 6 6 3 2 1

0 2 2 5 9 16 15 16 18 23

0 4 6 11 10 13 12 12 21 26 0 3 3 8 9 13 16 15 19 18

1 3 6 8 10 11 1 3 4 5 6 6 6 6 7 6 10 13

0 2 4 2 6 5 4 9 12 13 16 10 15 16 1 1 4 4 6 8 9 6 7 12 15 13

5 4 4 6 2 2 2 1 3 1 0 1 4 1 3 5 2 7 1 0 2 5 4 5 2 0 4 5 2 3 1 0 1 0 2 2

2 1 0 3 1 7 4 6 4 3 1 0 2 2 2 2 1 2 4 1 5 2 2 4 3 4 1 1 4 5 1 2 1 3 2 3 1 2

47 46 36 34 20 20 16 13 9 1 50 37 34 29 29 23 22 19 11 0 44 43 38 33 22 16 14 11 10 9 25 22 13 12 6 6

26 23 22 17 15 15 14 14 12 11 9 0 38 36 28 26 25 22 22 13 13 10 10 8 7 6 29 27 24 23 17 16 15 15 14 9 5 4

170 46 167 51 130 38 119 56 56 63 82 116 64 101 63 97 46 114 19 234

197 29 164 42 101 58 87 74 87 92 81 93 83 87 58 118 65 168 28 190 133 37 119 52 114 48 101 72 62 62 55 92 68 124 48 91 28 85 72 137 106 64 49 37 41 26 66 54 49 39 30 33 52 34 19 42 27 10

18 32 48 63 75 87

18 19 19 32 26 40 44 31 31 38 65 92

114 12 83 18 85 17 52 13 64 26 50 30 32 23 33 51 30 79 26 65 25 94 15 45 22 77 22 103 78 69 58 41 61 44 49 47 35 30 30 12

15 15 32 34 41 55 61 40 45 59 106 51

246 190 190 277 323 315 221 216 292 148 270 361 222 264 270 224 431 362 307 344 295 269 208 214 234 230 223 195 243 265 118 90 92 116 54 120

164 134 105 94 128 154 118 154 137 56 108 60

106 205 125 114 120 125 76 174 169 251 185 134 102 163 118 114 148 106 128 108 112 112 136 186 164 122

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Michigan Hockey 20th Season

January 17, 2011 Volume 21 : Issue 12

20 Years/20 Issues Michigan Hockey Headlines The Detroit Red Wings set an NHL record in wins with a 62-13-7 record. The final record added up to 131 points, second all-time (132, 1976-77 Canadiens). Despite starting 5-5-2, the Wings put together two nine game unbeaten streaks along with a 13 game 12-0-1 mark. Detroit would fall to the eventual Stanley Cup Champion Colorado Avalanche in the Western Conference Finals in six games. Michigan native Jeff Jackson (Roseville) is named director of the National Team Development Program. Jackson chooses the newly constructed Ann Arbor Ice Cube as the facility to host the program, where it currently resides as home to the U-17 and U-18 National Teams. Jackson currently coaches the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The United States of America claims gold at the World Cup of Hockey defeating Canada in a best of three series. Canada took game one in overtime in Philadelphia, PA with

January 18th Lisa Marie Presley filed for divorce from Michael Jackson in New York

January 18th NHL approves move of Winnipeg Jets to Phoenix

JANUARY January 8th For 1st time in 25 years no one is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

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February 10th IBM’s Deep Blue defeats chess champ Gary Kasparov

FEBRUARY March 1st New toll-free 888 area code introduced

March 7th 1st surface photos of Pluto by Hubble Space Telescope

April 2nd Tigers slugger Cecil Fielder steals 1st base in 1,097th career game

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APRIL April 14th Detroit Red Wings win NHL record 62 games

March 25th U.S. issues newlyredesigned $100 bill

March 7th Magic Johnson is 2nd NBA player to reach 10,000 career assists

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April 21st Chicago Bulls win NBA record 72 games (72-8)

a 4-3 OT win. The U.S. would win the final two games 5-2 in Montreal, QC. Six Michigan born players were on the roster, Shawn Chambers (Sterling Heights), Derian Hatcher (Sterling Heights), Kevin Hatcher (Detroit), Mike Modano (Livonia), Brian Rolston (Flint) and Doug Weight (Warren). The University of Michigan wins the NCAA national championship. Michigan defeated Colorado College 3-2 on Brendan Morrison’s overtime goal. Morrison was voted the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. It is Michigan’s first NCAA title in 32 years and ninth overall. Steve Yzerman scores his 500th career goal against Patrick Roy and the Colorado Avalanche. Yzerman scored #500 in his 906th career game, 139 games faster than Gordie Howe. Yzerman ends his career with 692 goals in 1,514 games played.

May 30th John Tesh’s final day as host of “Entertainment Tonight”

MAY April 29th “Rent,” opens at Nederlander Theater New York City

April 24th Highest scoring baseball game in 17 years Twins 24, Tigers 11

June 11th Bob Dole, Senator-RKansas, resigns from U.S. senate to run for president

JUNE June 29th Superman’s Action Comic #1 (1938) auctioned at Sotheby’s for $61,900


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Flashback: BRYAN BERARD

MLB Champion New York Yankees

Cost of a U.S. Stamp $0.25

NFL Superbowl winner Dallas Cowboys

Hart trophy - NHL MVP Mario Lemieux-Penguins

NBA Champion Chicago Bulls

Cost of a dozen Eggs $1.00

NHL Stanley Cup winner Colorado Avalanche

Cost of a gallon of Milk $2.78 Cost of a gallon of Gas $1.16

OHL Champion Peterborough Petes

#1 Song Change the World, Clapton

Memorial Cup Champion Granby Predateurs

Ross trophy - Top NHL scorer Mario Lemieux-Penguins

NCAA Champion Michigan

#1 NHL Draft Pick Chris Phillips- Senators

Academy Award’s Top Movie The English Patient Top Television Show E.R.

CCHA Reg. Season Champion Lake Superior/Michigan

Jack Adams awardTop NHL Coach Scotty Bowman-Red Wings

Vezina trophy Best NHL Goaltender Jim Carey- Capitals

After playing three seasons of prep school hockey at Mt. Saint Charles Academy in Rhode Island, defenseman Bryan Berard joined the Detroit Jr. Red Wings (now Plymouth Whalers) of the Ontario Hockey League for the 1994-95 season. A strong skater with a big shot, Berard combined terrific offensive ability with an ultra-competitive intensity and quickly established himself as a game changer on the Jr. Red Wings blueline. Detroit won the 1995 OHL title and Berard (58-20-55-75) was named both the OHL and Canadian Hockey League Rookie of the Year, a first-team all-star and won the Max Kaminsky Trophy as the OHL’s most outstanding defenseman. The 6-1/195 pound Berard was selected number one overall by Ottawa in the 1995 NHL Draft and then returned to the OHL for his second season with Detroit. As captain of the newly renamed Whalers, Berard put together one of the most dominant seasons an OHL blueliner has ever had, and finished second on the team with 31 goals and 89 points in 56 games. He regularly went end-to-end on the rush, was a creative passer and rarely came off the ice. Whalers coach Pete DeBoer made Berard a fixture on the point on the powerplay, and he regularly moved into the high slot to let a go a slapshot or to find an open teammate down low. Forward Sean Haggerty led the Whalers that season in scoring with 60 goals and 111 points and benefitted from Berard’s playmaking ability. On January 23, 1996 Ottawa traded Berard’s NHL rights (along with goalie Don Beaupre and forward Martin Straka) to the New York Islanders for goalie Damien Rhodes and defenseman Wade Redden. At the end of the OHL season Berard was again named a CHL and OHL first-team all-star, won the Kaminsky Award for the second straight year and was also selected as the CHL Defenseman of the Year. “He might be the most offensively talented American defenseman I have ever seen at this age,” said a long-time NHL scout in 1996. Berard jumped directly to the Islanders for the 1996-97 and lived up to his billing. He finished the season with eight goals and 48 points and was awarded the Calder Trophy as the league’s rookie of the year. After four seasons in Long Island, NY, Berard was traded to Toronto, where as a

August 13th Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 3.0

October 11th Ford buys rights to name Detroit domed stadium for $40 million November 11th Braves John Smoltz, a Michigan native, wins NL Cy Young Award

September 21st John F. Kennedy, Jr. marries Caroline Bisset

July 1st NHL Winnipeg Jets officially become the Phoenix Coyotes

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member of the Maple Leafs he suffered an eye injury after being highsticked by Ottawa’s Marian Hossa in a game on March 11, 2000. While doctors thought he could lose his eye, Berard underwent seven surgeries and, after missing the 2000-01 season, returned to play 82 games with the New York Rangers the following year. Berard went on to play 247 more NHL games over five more seasons in Boston, Chicago, Columbus and the Islanders. He played the 2008-09 season with Chekhov Vityaz of Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League. By Philip Colvin

October 6th Bob Dole and President Bill Clinton meet in their 1st debate

September 27th Oriole Roberto Alomar spits in face of umpire John Hirschbeck August 25th 96th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods

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November 5th Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is the unanimous choice as AL Rookie of the year November 25th After 24 years, Disneyland Main Street Electrical Parade, ends

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Rank MIDGET MAJOR 1.............Honeybaked 18U AAA 2.............Compuware 18U AAA 3.............Belle Tire 18U AAA 4.............Victory Honda 18U AAA 5.............Little Caesars 18U AAA 6.............Lansing Capitals 18U AAA 7.............Detroit Falcons 18U AAA 8.............Lansing CC Pride 18U AAA 9.............West Michigan Hounds 18U AAA 10...........Marquette Electricians 18U AAA

Record 25-9-9 24-8-13 22-17-5 23-11-12 21-15-7 21-13-3 19-11-2 23-14-3 21-18-3 11-22-05

Rank MIDGET MINOR 1.............Honeybaked 16U AAA 2.............Little Caesars 16U AAA 3.............Belle Tire 16U AAA 4.............Motor City Metal Jackets 16U AAA 5.............Compuware 16U AAA 6.............Victory Honda 16U AAA 7.............Detroit Falcons 16U AAA 8.............Lansing Capitals 16U AAA 9.............West Michigan Hounds 16U AAA 10...........Belle Tire Selects 16U AAA

Record 45-1-2 32-7-2 20-17-11 28-8-5 27-19-3 19-17-7 10-13-1 2-23-1 7-22-1 6-23-1

Rank BANTAM MAJOR 1.............Belle Tire 96 AAA 2.............Little Caesars 96 AAA 3.............Honeybaked 96 AAA 4.............Victory Honda 96 AAA 5.............Compuware 96 AAA 6.............M.C. Metal Jackets Grizzlies 96 AAA 7.............West Michigan Hounds 96 AAA 8.............Lansing Capitals 96 AAA

Record 30-3-2 25-14-1 21-15-3 17-16-6 14-17-6 22-8-0 4-21-2 4-27-2

Rank BANTAM MINOR 1.............Compuware 97 AAA 2.............Honeybaked 97 AAA 3.............Little Caesars 97 AAA 4.............Belle Tire 97 AAA 5.............PK Warriors 97 AAA 6.............Victory Honda 97 AAA

Record 40-4-5 26-8-2 29-10-4 16-9-7 13-14-0 6-25-3

Rank PEE WEE MAJOR 1.............Little Caesars 98 AAA 2.............Honeybaked 98 AAA 3.............Compuware 98 AAA 4.............Victory Honda 98 AAA 5.............Belle Tire 98 AAA

Record 35-3-5 34-5-4 22-9-6 18-23-2 9-19-5

Rank PEE WEE MINOR 1.............Little Caesars 99 AAA 2.............Honeybaked 99 AAA 3.............Compuware 99 AAA 4.............Belle Tire 99 AAA 5.............Victory Honda 99 AAA

Record 34-6-2 23-15-3 25-18-3 16-15-5 12-21-8

Rank SQUIRT MAJOR 1.............Little Caesars 00 AAA 2.............Honeybaked 00 AAA 3.............Compuware 00 AAA 4.............Victory Honda 00 AAA 5.............Belle Tire 00 AAA

Record 35-1-2 34-8-6 20-18-4 14-19-5 3-24-7

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Rank SQUIRT MINOR 1.............Little Caesars (North) 01 AAA 2.............Honeybaked 01 AAA 3.............Belle Tire 01 AAA 4.............Little Caesars (South) 01 AAA 5.............Compuware 01 AAA 6.............Victory Honda 01 AAA

Record 33-4-4 24-7-2 14-11-2 13-13-4 16-17-2 6-18-3

Rank MIDGET AA 1.............St Clair Shores Saints 18U AA 2.............Troy Sting 18U AA 3.............Michigan Blues 18U AA 4.............USA Eagles 18U AA 5.............Westland Warriors 18U AA 6.............Battle Creek Bruins 18U AA 7.............Plymouth Stingrays 18U AA 8.............Rochester Rattlers 18U AA 9.............Alpena Flyers 18U AA 10...........St Ignace Firehawks 18U AA

Record 34-3-2 23-12-7 13-9-5 13-17-2 2-8-1 17-3-3 16-3-1 6-19-1 10-15-1 13-11-3

Rank MIDGET A 1.............Allen Park Huskies 16U A 2.............Summit Plastics 16U A 3.............West Kent Hawks 16U A 4.............Oakland Jr Grizzlies 16U A 5.............Flint Phantoms 16U A 6.............Lansing CC Pride 16U A 7.............Mt Clemens Wolves 16U A 8.............Belle Tire Taylor 16U A 9.............Grand Rapids Griffins 16U A 10...........Kensington Valley Rebels 16U A

Record 39-5-2 36-6-4 26-8-3 15-12-7 18-11-6 19-15-4 17-12-3 7-18-3 4-21-6 24-9-3

Rank BANTAM AA 1.............Rochester Rattlers 96 AA 2.............St Clair Shores Saints 96 AA 3.............Farmington Hills Fire 96 AA 4.............Trenton Thunder 96 AA 5.............Midland North Stars 96 AA 6.............Kensington V. Renegades 96 AA 7.............Oakland Jr Grizzlies 96 AA 8.............Livonia Knights 96 AA 9.............Kentwood Falcons 96 AA 10...........Lakeland Hawks 96 AA

Record 24-6-7 20-10-5 15-10-4 23-11-2 20-15-4 16-12-7 13-13-4 15-11-2 23-11-3 15-13-4

Rank BANTAM A 1.............Farmington Hills Flames 97 A 2.............Suburban Stars 97 A 3.............West Kent Hawks 97 A 4.............Belle Tire South 97 A 5.............Michigan Ice Hawks 97 A 6.............Rochester Rattlers 97 A 7.............Trenton 97 A 8.............Grand Rapids Griffins 97 A 9.............Oakland Jr Grizzlies 97 A 10...........Fraser Falcons 97 A

Record 30-6-3 19-11-5 21-14-3 21-14-6 21-14-6 23-12-2 19-12-7 16-13-9 12-19-6 20-16-3

Rank PEE WEE AA 1.............Holland Ice Dogs 98 AA 2.............Novi Ice Cats 98 AA 3.............Plymouth Stingrays 98 AA 4.............Allen Park Huskies 98 AA 5.............Grosse Pointe Bulldogs 98 AA 6.............Midland North Stars 98 AA 7.............Traverse City Dave Harveys 98 AA 8.............Grand Rapids Griffins 98 AA 9.............Soo Jr Lakers 98 AA 10...........Trenton Trojans 98 AA

Record 29-3-1 26-8-5 27-7-7 28-8-3 16-12-2 21-13-4 20-5-1 22-12-1 11-3-1 19-12-7

Rank PEE WEE A 1.............USA Eagles 99 A 2.............Troy Sting 99 A 3.............Grand Rapids Griffins 99 A 4.............Suburban Stars 99 A 5.............Ann Arbor Wolves 99 A 6.............Livonia Knights 99 A 7.............Kensington Valley Rebels 99 A 8.............St Clair Shores Saints 99 A 9.............Holland Ice Dogs 99 A 10...........Oakland Jr Grizzlies 99 A

Record 30-6-4 31-12-4 25-9-6 18-11-3 25-10-6 15-11-6 24-14-4 17-7-8 18-14-2 15-17-8

Rank Squirt AA 1.............Midland North Stars 00 AA 2.............Grosse Ile Islanders 00 AA 3.............Novi Ice Cats 00 AA 4.............Plymouth Stingrays 00 AA 5.............Birmingham Rangers 00 AA 6.............Grand Rapids Griffins 00 AA 7.............Macomb Mavericks 00 AA 8.............Oakland Jr Grizzlies 00 AA 9.............Kensington Valley Rebels 00 AA 10...........PK Warriors 00 AA

Record 27-8-2 21-5-5 19-17-3 24-9-4 16-10-3 22-3-5 16-9-6 20-9-5 13-11-6 6-16-1

Rank SQUIRT A 1.............Kensington Valley Rebels 01 A 2.............Troy Sting 01 A 3.............Macomb Mavericks 01 A 4.............Ann Arbor Wolves 01 A 5.............Bay County Blizzard 01 A 6.............Oakland Jr Grizzlies 01 A 7.............USA Eagles 01 A 8.............Suburban Stars 01 A 9.............Bluewater Stars 01 A 10...........Rochester Rattlers 01 A

Record 27-6-4 23-7-3 24-7-3 20-11-2 22-10-3 12-13-2 10-8-5 14-15-2 19-8-6 19-9-7

Rank .....GIRLS 19U TIER I 1.............Detroit Belle Tire (Tier1) 19U 2.............Detroit Little Caesars 19U 3.............Detroit Honeybaked 19U 4.............Detroit Victory Honda 19U

Record 23-8-3 26-17-3 7-18-4 4-10-10

Rank GIRLS 16U TIER I 1.............Detroit Honeybaked 16U 2.............Detroit Little Caesars 16U 3.............Detroit Victory Honda 16U 4.............Detroit Compuware 16U 5.............Detroit Belle Tire 16U

Record 32-1-2 37-12-6 3-29-5 3-25-2 1-11-3

Rank GIRLS 14U TIER I 1.............Detroit Little Caesars 14U 2.............Detroit Honeybaked 14U 3.............Detroit Compuware 14U 4.............Detroit Victory Honda 14U

Record 13-13-8 13-10-9 4-23-6 2-14-1

Spread half the cream cheese mixture over ladyfingers in dish; top with remaining ladyfingers. Brush with remaining coffee mixture; cover with remaining cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle with cocoa powder. Refrigerate 4 hours

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From the Crease

January 24, 2011, Volume 21 : Issue 13

STEVE McKICHAN From the crease The Perfect Goalie

1. Burning Puck Focus – From the moment of release until the play is whistled dead this goalie never loses a burning intense focus on the puck. 2. Powerful, precise movement skills – This goalie moves effortlessly with great speed, stopping and starting on a dime like a Ferrari Enzo.

8. Rebound Control – Second chances to score on this guy are rare. Almost every shot is controlled with possession or directed out of danger to the corner. 9. Safe, Subtle Puckhandler – His defense loves him because he is an asset at making zone exits seamless and safe for his D. 10. Bounce Back guy – Whenever a rare off night happens or a bad goal is surrendered this goalie always comes back with a stellar game or a highlight reel save. I know there is no such goalie alive… except maybe the New Jersey Devils longtime star Martin Brodeur. But if we set standards like this for ourselves we can get closer to the ideal. Steve McKichan is the owner of Future Pro goalie school and the former goaltending coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

3. Zero Short Term Memory – Bad goals, like great saves, are immediately discharged from the brain and by watching this goalie post-save or post-goal you would see no visible reaction. 4. Even Keeled – Our perfect goalie doesn’t let anything affect him – whether its a booing crowd, momentum swings or standing ovations. Like a robot he has no visible emotion. 5. Consistent Performance – Game-in, game-out and nine games out of ten you are going to get exactly what you expect from this guy - excellence. 6. Patience – Our guy lets the game come to him. He doesn’t chase the puck and is very adept at waiting out fakes and reading the play.

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Every goalie is scored on at some point and by definition can not be perfect - or there never would be a winner or a loser and no one would pay to watch 82 games of 0 - 0 ties. Games couldn’t be played if we ever perfected our craft. Watching a PGA tournament with no holes cut in the greens would be anarchy. We all have different styles, physical gifts and experiences we bring to the game and in reality no two goalies look identical. However, in general terms there are common attributes every variety of goaltender should strive to possess. I have spent years as an NHL scout looking for the next diamond in the rough. When I with the Toronto Maple Leafs I spent a solid week watching current Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price in games, practices and how he carried himself around the rink. I spoke to teachers, coaches and arena workers and all concerned honestly loved the kid. For me, he was close to being perfect for his age. The Canadiens selected him in the NHL Draft before the Leafs had a chance to grab him and he is slated to play in the his second NHL All-Star Game in 2011. What about him causes all the pundits to rave? If you could describe the attributes of a (near) perfect goalie like him, what would they be?

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Spent two seasons in the NAHL and one season in the USHL and graduated from East Lansing High School… Full name is Andrew…Nickname is “Drew” or “Droopee” …Favorite NHL Player is Joe Sakic…Favorite movie is Matrix…Son of Dean and Teresa Miller…Father (Dean - 1978-79), grandfather (Butch - 1956, ‘59), brother (Ryan - 2000-02) and uncle (Lyle - 1964) all lettered for the Michigan State Spartans in hockey, as did cousins Kip (1987-90), Kevin (1985-88) and Kelly (1982-85) Miller and Curtis (1996-99) and Taylor (1996) Gemmel…Father is his biggest hockey influence because “he always pushes me to be my best and is very supportive”…CCHA Honors include, Ilitch Humanitarian Award and Best Defensive Forward (2005-06)…Selected by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the sixth round (186th overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft… Scored his first career NHL goal on 10/17/07 vs. Nashville… Played in career high 80 NHL games (66 games for Detroit and 14 games for Tampa Bay last season)…Finished season with careerhighs in goals (10), assists (9) and points (19)…All 19 points were scored with the Red Wings…Notched one power-play goal, one shorthanded goal and three game-winning goals in Detroit…Played in the 100th game of his NHL career on 1/19/10 at Washington…Fired a career high 93 shots on goal…Appeared in all 12 postseason games for the Red Wings…Registered two postseason points (1-1—2) and was +2…Claimed off waivers from Tampa Bay on 11/11/09… Majored in general management…Enjoys fishing and wood working.


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High School Boys

January 24, 2011, Volume 21 : Issue 13

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Senior-laden Farmington on a roll Woodhaven junior goalie Chris Kirk has helped backstop the Warriors to an 11-2 mark so far this season. BY PHILIP COLVIN

With 16 returning seniors, a third-year goaltender and talented players at all positions, Farmington entered this season with sky-high expectations. The Falcons, who were OAA Division 1 co-champs last year, wanted to defend their league title and then make a long run in the Division 2 state playoffs. So far, so good. Farmington hit mid-January with a perfect 13-0 record that includes wins against Livonia Stevenson and Brighton, and two victories over archrival Farmington Unified, including a come-from-behind 5-4 win over the Flyers just before Thanksgiving. “We had big goals for this season,” said Falcons head coach Mark Vellucci. “And we’ve been outshooting and outworking teams and good things usually happen when you’re doing that.” On the ice the Falcons have outscored opponents 68-25 in their 13 wins, with senior captains Nick Elliott (12-14-26) and Alex Schmitt (10-9-19), along with forwards Ethan Baker (7-11-18) , Zach Massa (8-13-21) and Kyle Rea (11-6-17) leading the way. Veteran defenseman Erick Chamberlain (3-10-13), along with senior Robbie Goldi (1-10-11), who joined the Falcons squad this season after playing AAA, have played well in front of workhorse senior goaltender Tim Rogers (nine wins, a 2.10 GAA and .924 save percentage). Having such a senior-laden team means there are a lot of players who realize this is their last chance on the high school stage. And Vellucci points to his team’s relationships on and off the ice as the difference maker this season. Six of his seniors are third-year players and others started playing together on the Falcons’ JV team. “Its leadership and chemistry,” he said. “Our captains have been really good. No one cares who scores. No one is looking at the scoresheet. Guys are sacrificing for the good of the team. It’s a team-first attitude and guys just want to win.” For now, the Falcons are trying to improve each game as big matchups still loom against Novi (Jan. 21), at the MAC-OAA Showcase (Feb. 5) and Howell (Feb. 9) and Livonia Churchill (Feb.11) at the Chelsea Showcase.

KIRK LEADS WOODHAVEN TO GOOD START The Woodhaven Warriors have jumped out to a 11-2 record behind the play of junior goaltender Chris Kirk, who has allowed only 20 goals against so far this season. The Warriors lost to Wyandotte, 3-2, on Jan. 12 but bounced back with a 2-1 win over Notre Dame Prep on January. “Kirk has been our starter and has played very well all season long,” Woodhaven Coach Bryan Sullivan said. “He is one of the best in high school hockey.” And the Warriors need strong play from Kirk, as he is playing in front of a young and inexperienced group of defensemen. “We graduated most of our defense last year and had to move senior Ryan DeCaires back to D this year. He, along with seniors Ryan Smith and Stefen DesJardins, has provided the leadership for us to be successful,” Sullivan said. Senior forward Jeremy Klotz leads the Warrior offense with 15 goals and 29 points, followed closely by senior forward Jordan Nixdorf (12-13-25). The Warriors showed their gritty character winning in the finals of the Woodhaven High School Invitational January 8 when Klotz netted the tying goal with 22 seconds left in the third period to send it to overtime. Nixdorf buried the game winner. “Winning in overtime proved that we have the heart and determination to achieve a victory as long as there is time on the clock,” Sullivan said. “It also showed that even when things are not bouncing your way you must remain focused and continue to work hard to get results.”

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straight wins before a 4-3 loss to St. Clair on Jan. 15. The 12-2 Eagles’ graduated 16 seniors after last season and this year’s roster is heavily weighted with players that played in the JV program last season, so the squad is still learning as it goes. “We are still learning how to hit the ice in the first period at game speed, but we’re gaining experience as the season progresses,” said Eagles coach Bob Hall said. Eisenhower boasts a diverse and balanced group – with speed and grit up front and size on the blue line with five of their six defensemen coming in above six feet tall. “We play both a finesse and physical game,” Hall said. “We have the danglers and we also have size. Our balance is something we have not seen before.” Tyler Wakefield, Everet Bommarito and Erik Rodak have rotated the work in net for the Eagles. “Rodak is evolving as the number one,” Hall said. “Although Bommarito and Wakefield are not going to just let that be an easy decision. Bommarito is the leader of our team.” Juniors Zach Halloran, Jacob Schmidt, Aaron Schnieder, and Mike Willemsen give the Eagles their scoring power. “They are all threats whenever they are on the ice,” Hall said.

HANCOCK KNOCKS OFF STREAKING MARQUETTE After winning their tenth straight game of the season, 6-2 over Kingsford on Jan. 13, Marquette had their winning streak snapped at the hands of Hancock the following night. Trevor Givens completed his hat trick 1:41 into overtime to give the Bulldogs a 5-4 win over the Redmen on Jan. 14 in Houghton. Hancock senior goalie Devin Kero made 33 saves in the win. “Most of the game, they took it to us, but our goaltending always gives us a chance,” Hancock coach Dan Rouleau told the Houghton Mining Gazette. “Tonight, we were finally able to beat a good team because of it.” Hancock is 9-4 and has also beaten Houghton, Traverse City Central and S.S. Marie this season, while Marquette, now competing in Division 2 this season, has knocked off S.S. Marie, Howell and Grosse Pointe North. “Our guys needed a wake-up call,” Marquette coach Joe Papin told the Mining Gazette.“They probably underestimated Hancock because we had a game (Thursday) night with Kingsford where a win came easy. Our mentality wasn’t there.” Marquette rebounded at home with a 7-4 win over U of D Jesuit on Jan. 17 at Lakeview Arena. The Redmen got goals from Cody Norquist, Cole Genschaw, Aaron Leach (two) and a hat trick from Brett Love. Michael McAuliffe made 20 saves for his ninth win of the season.

HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS (AS OF JAN. 18) USHSHO.com 1. Warren De La Salle 2. Detroit Catholic Central 3. Brother Rice 4. Orchard Lake St Mary 5. Cranbrook 6. Calumet 7. Farmington 8. Marquette 9. Livonia Stevenson 10. Novi 11. Wyandotte Roosevelt 12. Woodhaven 13. Salem 14. Kingsford 15. Sault Ste. Marie 16. Trenton 17. Grand Rapids CC 18. Brighton 19. Grosse Pointe North 20. Divine Child 21. Midland 22. Canton 23. Howell 24. Port Huron Northern 25. Grosse Pointe South MHSHCA Division I 1. Livonia Stevenson 2. Detroit Catholic Central 3. Orchard Lake St. Mary

4. Novi 5. Salem 6. Howell 7. Brighton 8. Lake Orion 9. Canton 10. East Kentwood Division II 1. De La Salle 2. Farmington 3. Brother Rice 4. Marquette 5. Wyandotte 6. Woodhaven 7. Trenton 8. Grosse Pointe North 9. Midland 10. Kingsford Division III 1. Cranbrook 2. Calumet 3. Grand Rapids Catholic Central 4. Sault St. Marie 5. Divine Child 6. Grosse Ile 7. Hancock 8. Big Rapids 9. Houghton 10. Grosse Pointe Liggett

DE LA SALLE TOPS CATHOLIC CENTRAL The De La Salle Pilots won their 11th straight game by beating Detroit Catholic Central, 4-3, on Jan. 12 in Fraser. The victory was the Pilots second over the Shamrocks this season and gave De La Salle sole possession of first place in the MIHL standings. The Pilots opened the season with a loss to Brother Rice, but have been red hot ever since. Tied 3-3 late in the third period, De La Salle’s Shane McKenna converted on a 2-on-1 rush with 64 seconds left in the game for the game winner after a Catholic Central defenseman fell down. De La Salle’s Ricky Steenland scored twice, and junior defenseman Tom Peck added the Pilots other goal on an odd-man rush. The Pilots were outshot 46-25, but senior goalie Jake Theut made several big saves to keep his team within striking distance. Charlie Green, Joe Steele, Steven Haydon scored for the Shamrocks, who beat and tied Cranbrook in a home-and-home series with the Cranes, Jan. 14-15. With a file from Sarah Zientarski

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Grosse Pointe South’s Andrea Marshall scored the game winner against Ann Arbor on Jan. 11. BY BOB ST. JOHN

The race for the top of Division 2 in the Michigan Metro Girls High School Hockey League is in full swing. Walled Lake is tied with Plymouth-Canton-Salem, but the Wild have played more than double the games than the Penguins. “We have a long list of things we need to work on in the next six weeks if we want to be competitive going into playoffs,”said Pens second year coach Mary Beth Johnson. “It’s just a matter of focusing on getting back to the basics and going from there.” The Penguins have upcoming games against Walled Lake, Warren Regina and Farmington Hills Mercy and are on a quest to win a division title and get the No. 1

seed heading in the playoffs. Mercy and Regina played a high-scoring game with the Marlins winning 7-6 in overtime. “It was a crazy game,” Mercy head coach Pat Gregory said. “We went up 2-0 and at the end of the second period we were up 5-2.” The Saddlelites scored 39 seconds into the third period, but the Marlins got the goal back to regain a three-goal cushion. Head coach Katie Juliano then watched her Saddlelites score three straight goals to send it to overtime, but at 5:01 of the OT, the Marlins scored to win it. Lauren Hensick had three goals and an assist to lead Mercy, while Madeline McClain had two goals and two assists and Anna Mondrusov had two goals and one assist. For Regina, Megan Taylor had one goal and two assists to lead the team, while Sarah Smith added one goal and one assist. Other goal scorers were Sarah Hackert, Rachel Garrity, Sierra Kett and Katelyn McGowan. Maria Smith and Erica Sauve had assists. The Saddlelites came back to beat Walled Lake 4-1 on Jan. 15 to tie Mercy for third place in Division 2. Bloomfield and Country Day round out the division with two points apiece. In Division 1, Grosse Pointe North lost its first league game of the season, 3-2 in overtime, on Jan. 15 to surging Livonia Ladywood. Head coach Bruce Peck has his Blazers tied for fifth place with University Liggett with 10 points. The Blazers are 5-5, which included a 5-2 victory over PCS on Jan. 11. For the Norsemen and head coach Scott Dockett, the loss dropped them into a tie with Cranbrook Kingswood for the top spot in the division. First-year Grosse Pointe South head coach Joe Provenzano and the Blue Devils edged Ann Arbor 3-2 and blasted Liggett 9-1 on back-to-back nights to inch within two points of the division leaders. Andrea Marshall scored the game-winner for the Blue Devils against the Pioneers. “It’s a big win for us and it gave us a lot of confidence,” Provenzano said.

After a late Blue Devils penalty, Ann Arbor head coach Lon Grantham pulled his goaltender and Pioneer scored a power play goal with a 6-on-4 advantage, making it a one-goal game. “We were able to kill off the final minute of the game to pull out the win,” Provenzano said. Against Liggett, South started slowly put then put up nine straight goals. “They did a good job of limiting our offensive chances in the opening period, but we made some adjustments to get our girls into open spaces on the ice and it paid off,” Provenzano said. Liggett’s Medea Shanidze scored a power play goal at the 5:05 mark of the opening period, assisted by Natalie Peracchio. The Blue Devils came back to tie the game 45 seconds later when Marshall tallied, assisted by Claire Boyle. After that, it was all Blue Devils as they scored three goals in the second period and five in the third to end the game by the eight-goal mercy rule with 2:07 left in the third stanza. “We held our own in that opening period, but once we fell behind, our inexperienced showed,” Liggett head coach Laura Aiken said. “We didn’t skate well and play up to our potential.” Scoring the Blue Devils’ second-period goals were Marissa Monforton, Marshall and Elizabeth Clem. Monforton and Dylan McColl had assists. The home team scored just 17 seconds into the third period and again exactly one minute later, building a 6-1 lead. Boyle tallied the first goal with Marshall drawing an assist and Clem had the second goal, unassisted. Marshall scored again at the 5:34 mark with senior Lorna Burns and Monforton assisting and junior Cara Monforton tallied at the 3:02 mark with Boyle and Marshall netting assists. The final goal was scored by Boyle, unassisted. The Knights played well in a 5-4 loss to Cranbrook on Jan. 11 as Keegin Fisher scored twice. Port Huron has eight points, but the Lady Icehawks have a majority of its schedule on the horizon. Northville is in eighth place, struggling to get a consistent offensive attack against other Division 1 teams.

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NORTH AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE 2010-11 NAHL Standings (as of Jan 17) CENTRAL Owatonna Coulee Region Bismarck Alexandria Aberdeen Austin NORTH St. Louis Janesville Motor City Traverse City Michigan Springfield Chicago Port Huron SOUTH Topeka Texas Amarillo Wichita Falls Corpus Christi New Mexico WEST Alaska Fairbanks Wenatchee Kenai River Fresno Dawson Creek

GP 37 35 33 33 35 33 GP 40 36 34 33 33 36 35 33 GP 35 35 33 36 37 35 GP 42 37 38 37 36 39

W 21 20 20 16 12 11 W 28 22 21 20 19 17 8 2 W 25 23 22 17 15 9 W 25 24 22 18 13 13

PTS 46 44 43 36 27 25 PTS 60 47 43 41 41 36 20 5 PTS 52 51 47 37 32 21 PTS 51 50 46 39 30 28

PCT 0.622 0.629 0.652 0.545 0.386 0.379 PCT 0.750 0.653 0.632 0.621 0.621 0.500 0.286 0.076 PCT 0.743 0.729 0.712 0.514 0.432 0.300 PCT 0.607 0.676 0.605 0.527 0.417 0.359

GF 112 121 102 118 103 82 GF 156 112 151 130 130 113 107 75 GF 146 128 128 128 103 85 GF 138 156 141 121 109 92

GA 110 113 80 109 131 113 GA 85 79 112 108 100 112 175 217 GA 93 93 98 122 145 150 GA 120 121 105 114 142 140

PIM 688 673 629 590 523 734 PIM 558 617 853 570 480 518 558 996 PIM 1072 910 956 909 1463 890 PIM 1038 852 930 738 1053 1050

TOP SCORERS TEAM POS GP G A Wydo, Cody MCM F 34 29 34 Kleiman, RJ MCM F 33 23 33 Ciotti, Chris STL F 39 23 29 Nagtzaam, Nardo ALX F 33 20 29 Brancheau, Steve MCM F 34 15 33 Osborn, JT FAI F 35 27 16 Hill, Michael TOP F 27 23 20 Nauman, Ethan SPR F 36 15 26 Beck, Doug KNR F 34 21 20 Barber, Jacob ALA F 41 24 16 Gaarder, Connor COU F 35 15 25 Hussar, Justin TOP F 35 20 20 Mauermann, Ross JNE F 36 18 21 Kolb, Andrew MIC F 21 20 19 Ward, Cory ABD F 35 23 15 Educate, Louis ABD F 35 17 21 Walker, Beau COR F 35 12 26 Smith, Brad STL F 40 12 25 Frischmon, Zac COU F 35 21 16 Christie, Brian TOP F 35 15 21 Monfredo, Mike MCM D 34 9 27 Olson, Mac WFS F 34 18 18 Frost, Ryan WFS F 32 8 28 Zierke, Steve ALX F 32 20 16 Lubanski, Brett KNR F 37 8 27 Callahan, Jack SPR D 36 6 29 Einersen, Rock TEX F 29 18 17

PTS 63 56 52 49 48 43 43 41 41 40 40 40 39 39 38 38 38 37 37 36 36 36 36 36 35 35 35

PIM 20 34 34 43 24 19 90 27 51 18 57 12 10 16 30 18 22 6 27 34 140 30 14 55 20 30 75

PPG 10 11 6 9 7 8 9 2 11 11 6 11 7 7 7 8 4 3 8 3 3 3 4 7 3 4 7

SHG 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 2 1 0 0

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OTL 4 4 3 4 3 3 OTL 4 3 1 1 3 2 4 1 OTL 2 5 3 3 2 3 OTL 1 2 2 3 4 2

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SO 3 7 3 2 2 3 2 0 1

GAA 1.78 1.97 2.09 2.20 2.22 2.42 2.44 2.46 2.58

SV 298 697 268 470 718 690 583 300 745

SV% 0.923 0.922 0.905 0.918 0.919 0.924 0.925 0.896 0.923

Utica’s LaLonde earning respect with Tornado BY MATT MACKINDER

trucks are seen this time of year. Rodney LaLonde will be the first one to admit that last season was a disaster – “I’m not going to lie - it’s definitely a nice change from all the cold,” LaLonde said. four different high schools in three different states “Going to a rink that seats over 6,500 people in my with three different junior teams. shorts in the middle of January makes the walk from “It was my graduating year from high school my car to the locker room a little more enjoyable.” and I bounced around the North American Hockey LaLonde is banking on adding his name to the League like a ping pong ball,” said the 18-year-old list of the NAHL’s college commitments. A hockey Utica native. “I even dropped down to a Tier III school would be nice, but as someone who can league to keep playing. This year, though, I’m boast a 31 on the ACT, LaLonde is also looking in heaven. I’m playing every game and not just to continue his academics at a higher level, too. dressing, but playing.” “In the end, college is about education and I After a rookie season with the Kenai River Brown need to make sure I go to a school to further my Bears, LaLonde played last year with the Janesville academic goals,” said LaLonde. “I have all this year Jets and the Alpena IceDiggers (who moved this and two more full seasons of eligibility to play. I season to Corpus Christi, Tex.) before latching on don’t want to get to college and sit in the stands. this year with the Texas Tornado where head coach I would rather play a couple more years of juniors and Detroit-born Tony Curtale has used him for his than be stuck in the bleachers at college.” grit and steadiness on the blue line. After last season, LaLonde looks at himself as LaLonde feels playing for Curtale has given him being a role model for the younger generation. a confidence boost and has allowed him to play his “I never quit,” said LaLonde. “I worked harder game the way he knows how. and hopefully kids at all levels can see what I went “I am the team enforcer and even though I’m the Utica’s Rodney LaLonde has earned a regular shift through and never quit when things get hard. third-youngest player on the team, I get penalty Hopefully, they’ll see to never let anyone kill their this season with the Texas Tornado. kill ice and overtime ice,” LaLonde explained. “Last dreams and that better days are ahead as long as year was hard, but I wouldn’t change it if I had a choice because I appreciate this you keep the dream alive, whatever it may be.” year so much more after going through heck to get here.” Long known for being a “tough love”-type coach, Curtale has produced results BENNETT PICKS DENVER and several NAHL titles during his tenure in the league. Wichita Falls defenseman Wade Bennett will join his younger brother, Beau, at “Curtale is a hard coach, but fair,” said LaLonde. “He is so tough that he doesn’t the University of Denver next season. have to say anything – his look covers it. Curtale is such a great coach that he’ll pull “It’s a big honor,” Wade Bennett said. “Denver is a big-name school, both up video clips between periods to fix players’ mistakes. There is a reason he is the academically and athletically, so I couldn’t be happier with the direction I’m headed.” winningest coach in NAHL history and close to the winningest coach in Junior A history.” Beau Bennett was the Pittsburgh Penguins first round pick last June and is Another perk playing down south is the weather where no snowplows or salt currently a freshman with the Pioneers.

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK (FOR WEEK ENDING JANUARY 17) NORTH DIVISION Motor City forward RJ Kleiman rang up three goals and two assists as the Metal Jackets split a two-game series with Janesville. On Jan. 14, the DeWitt native picked up an assist in a 3-2 loss. The next night, the 20-year-old recorded a hat trick, including the game-winning goal in overtime, and an assist as the Metal Jackets bested the Jets, 4-3. He was also a plus-1 on the weekend. SOUTH DIVISION Topeka forward Brian Christie struck for two goals and four assists as the RoadRunners celebrated a two-game sweep over Amarillo. On Jan. 14, the West Chester, Pa., native tallied a pair of goals and two assists in a 7-4 victory. The next night, the 18-year-old picked

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up two more assists as the RoadRunners doubled up the Bulls, 4-2. CENTRAL DIVISION Owatonna forward Chris Bournazos connected for four goals and an assist as the Express skated to a two-game sweep over Coulee Region. On Jan. 14, the Naperville, Ill., native notched a pair of goals, including the overtime game-winner, in a 5-4 victory. The next night, the 20-year-old tallied two more goals and assisted on Nick Widing’s game-winning marker as the Express downed the Chill, 4-3. He was also a plus-1 on the weekend. WEST DIVISION Fairbanks forward JT Osborn put home four goals as

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the Ice Dogs split a two-game series with Alaska. On Friday, the Alpine, Calif., native recorded a hat trick, including the game-winning goal, in a 6-5 victory. The next night, the 19-year-old picked up another goal as the Ice Dogs fell to the Avalanche, 5-2. He was also a plus-2 on the weekend. GOALTENDER Kenai River goaltender Mathias Dahlstrom backstopped the Brown Bears to a 2-1 record in Wenatchee, turning aside 110 of 118 shots. On Jan. 13, the Smedjebacken, Sweden, native made 41 saves in a 3-2 victory. The next night, the 19-year-old stopped 37 shots as the Brown Bears downed the Wild, 5-3. Dahlstrom steered aside 32 shots in the Brown Bears’ 3-0 loss on Jan. 15.

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OHL suspends two players for doping violaton It was a simple case of not knowing, but the Canadian Hockey League’s anti-doping rules are clear: athletes are strictly liable for any substance found in their sample, regardless of how it got there. Thus for the first time the Ontario Hockey League handed out suspensions of eight games to both Saginaw Spirit defensemen Ryan O’Connor and Plymouth Whalers forward Alex Aleardi (Farmington) for using a prohibited substance, methylhexaneeamine, a stimulant that was detected in urine samples collected in November. “This was a case where players inadvertently used an over the counter supplement that contained a banned substance in it,” said Spirit president Craig Goslin in a statement. “In the case of O’Connor, we are disappointed for him that the use of an everyday product that can be purchased at any retail outlet or grocery store in this region would lead to an eight game suspension and we feel that the number of games is exorbitant given what was taken and considering his impeccable character. “However, we respect the guidelines established by the CHL and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) in its no-tolerance policy regarding methylhexaneamine.” In Aleardi’s case he drank a powdered drink that he didn’t know contained the prohibited stimulant. “It’s called Jack3d, you can get it at the local GNC,” Plymouth head coach and GM Mike Vellucci told the Detroit Free Press. “When he was tested, it came back positive, and he said, ‘Oh, I had this drink.’ Alex told us exactly what he drank and did not know it was illegal or that stuff was in it, and (he) paid the consequences.” In a statement, CHL and OHL Commissioner David Branch said that “these players and the teams concerned were extremely cooperative throughout the process. We are completely satisfied that the players used a supplement which they had purchased over the counter at a local retail outlet and had no knowledge that it contained a stimulant.”

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WHALERS NOTEBOOK Five Whalers were ranked in Central Scouting’s midterm rankings – forwards Rickard Rakell (34th), Stefan Noesen (47th) and Garrett Meurs (79th), along with defenseman Dario Trutmann (126th) and goaltender Matt Mahalak (23rd among goalies) – all made the domestic rankings list of 212 North American skaters and an additional 34 North American goaltenders … Rakell also scored his first career hat trick on Jan. 15 in an 8-2 win at home over Sarnia. “I got some lucky bounces tonight,” Rakell said. “On all of the goals, the puck was right in front of me and all I had to do was put it in the net. We started to follow our game plan (in the second period) – getting pucks behind their ‘D,’ getting good cycles and taking pucks to the net.”… With the acquisition of defenseman Curtis Crombeen at the trade deadline on Jan. 10, the Whalers now have five OHL first round picks on their roster – Crombeen (Owen Sound, 2009), forward James Livingston (Sault Ste. Marie, 2006), defenseman Beau Schmitz (Plymouth, 2007), Meurs (Plymouth, 2009) and defenseman Max Iafrate (Plymouth, 2010).

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SPIRIT NOTEBOOK The Spirit opened up a four games in six nights stretch with a 4-3 win on Jan. 12 at home against the Whalers. Brandon Saad scored a pair and Peter Hermenegildo and Jordan Szwarz added single goals while Mavric Parks turned aside 22 of 25 shots. In the Soo on Jan. 14, Saginaw gutted out a tight, 3-2, win over the Greyhounds. Mickey Sartoretto, Ben Chiarot and newcomer Dalton Prout tallied for the Spirit. Tadeas Galansky made his first start since mid-November and was the second star with 20 saves. The Spirit ran their winning streak to six games by beating Kitchener, 4-1 the next night at home. Szwarz and Shalla had a goal and assist and Parks stoppped 19 of 20 shots as the Spirit became only the second team to win 30 games in the league this season (30-8-4). The Whalers snapped the streak with a 4-3 win over Saginaw in Plymouth on Jan. 17. Vincent Trocheck, Szwarz and Shalla scored and Parks made 34 saves in the loss. With a file from Matt Mackinder

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Patrick Eaves making the most of his opportunities

Former 20-goal scorer Patrick Eaves is on pace to surpass that total this season.

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Patrick Eaves only has to look down a few locker stalls to his left to see where he wants to go. That’s where Dan Cleary calls home and the two players are following an eerily similar career path after each arrived in Detroit. Like Cleary, who led Detroit with 16 goals this season until fracturing his ankle Dec. 26 and has been a two-time 20-goal man since arriving in 2005, Eaves came to Detroit with his career in question after scoring 20 goals in his rookie season (2005-06). Since then, Eaves had bounced from Ottawa to Carolina to Boston before signing with Detroit in the summer of 2009. This season, Eaves is on track for a career year with 12 goals and 15 points in 37 games.

“I hope so,” said Eaves if he saw any similarities with Cleary. “That’s an awesome story. “Clears has been awesome with me. He’s always giving me confidence and talking to me. We work out together. I want to be like that and hopefully I can get there.” When the Bruins acquired Eaves from Carolina in July, 2009 and cut him days later while he was still on his honeymoon, Eaves was at a career crossroads. He couldn’t have known where Boston saw cap relief, Detroit general manager Ken Holland saw a young, skilled player that reminded him of Cleary. “He’s like a lot of young players who have lost their way a bit after losing their confidence,” Holland said. “He’d scored 20 goals, had a lot of skill, could skate and was young. We like skill and thought a change of scenery would help him.”

Holland also liked Eaves’bloodlines. Eaves’father Mike, who grew up in Windsor, is a former NHLer and currently the coach at Wisconsin. Mike Eaves also coached the U.S. Juniors to their first world under-20 title. His grandfather Cecil, who still lives in Windsor, coached at the University of Windsor. His uncle Murray Eaves is a former NHLer and coaches Minnesota high-school powerhouse Shattuck-St. Mary’s. The Wings gave Eaves a one-year deal for $500,000 offering no guarantees he’d even stick in Detroit to start last season. “At the start of last year, we were sending him to the minors,” Wings coach Mike Babcock said. “With attitude and work ethic he found a way to scratch and claw and find a way onto the team. “Patty has found a way to shoot it in the net for us this year. We need him. He’s a guy that can finish checks, be gritty and shoot the puck.” Eaves has already matched last season’s total of 12 goals and has a legitimate shot at besting his career-high of 20 tallies now that he’s getting the occasional tour on the power play with Cleary and Pavel Datsyuk out until the All-Star Break. “I’ve been trying to use my shot as much as I can this year and fortunately they’ve been going in,” said Eaves. Eaves has only taken 61 shots through 37 games and that’s one area his teammates have been urging him to be more selfish in.

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“He has a great shot, that’s something everyone saw the first time he stepped on the ice with us,” defenseman Niklas Kronwall said. “He’s been using it a lot more lately. “He puts himself in a good spot all the time, the high-slot area. That’s really tough to cover as a D-man. When he gets it, he has that quick release and the puck just takes off.” Eaves said the kernel of confidence he felt last fall was something he sensed early in Detroit. The whole environment was different than anywhere else he’d been. “You can feel the confidence from the management and coaches and everyone here,” Eaves said. “It’s a special thing. “I felt that right when I got here. I knew I had to work my way into the lineup. From there, you just get absorbed into the community goal of winning.” Eaves said it’s no coincidence the Wings have had success with players reviving their careers in Detroit. It’s not just young players who haven’t panned out elsewhere, its also Hall of Famers like defenseman Larry Murphy and center Igor Larionov who other clubs felt had nothing left in the gas tank and then went on to win Stanley Cups and play several more seasons in Detroit. “It’s a smart organization,” Eaves said. “They know what players they want and need and what roles need to be filled. “They know the background of every player they get from top to bottom. They’re very smart. It’s a good spot to be.”

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