2017-18 High School Hockey Season

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2017-18 High School Hockey Season

Postby ESGP N » Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:16 pm

Looks like Team CC just wrapped up a very successful fall season by winning the split season Tournament.
Article found here:

http://www.mininggazette.com/sports/loc ... rong-note/

Football season should be wrapping up soon too which means teams will be gearing up for what looks to be a very competitive hockey season.

around the keweenaw I know Hancock graduated a few good players and defensemen, but when ever you have Randell and Nordstrom, you know they are going to be right back at it.

If I remember correctly, Houghton was fairly young last year, but im not to sure what they look like.

Calumet graduated quite a few Nice players so it will depend on how the younger ones step up.

Any other thoughts from around the UP? Kingsford or Negaunee looking to put something together?
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Re: 2017-18 High School Hockey Season

Postby Hueby » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:26 pm

When the season starts don't know how much hockey I can catch this year. But will try to contribute to the thread. Have no idea what Marquette will bring to the table.

Saw in the article there was a Marquette skater with that CC team...but also three Kingsford players. Suspect Kingsford might be pretty good this year?

At the college level I like this new young coach NMU got from Minnesota. I see Northern has some U.P. players but the one from Marquette doesn't get much ice time and two from Calumet haven't played at all. Hopefully they'll get some opportunities.

Red Wings won today to move to .500!
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Re: 2017-18 High School Hockey Season

Postby Zarek » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:46 am

Here is a nice write up on houghton, calumet, and Hancock for the upcomming hockey season:

http://prosportsextra.com/upper-michiga ... r-country/

Did notice that Hancock and cal were able to add a small upgrade to the schedule with Orchard Lake St. Mary.
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Re: 2017-18 High School Hockey Season

Postby Hueby » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:26 pm

That was a good write-up on those teams.

Dropped in on the Michigan High School Hockey Hub website. They already have 2017-18 "Top 10 Pre-Season Polls."

In Division 2 Marquette is ranked 8th.

In Division 3 Hancock is ranked 3rd, Calumet 4th and Houghton 7th.

Saw Tech and NMU split their weekend series last week. NMU won last night up in Alaska-Fairbanks 5-3.

Caught some good highlights on NHL Network in Red Wings 3-1 win over Buffalo last night. They seem to have a little more spark with Athanasiou back. Sunday they host Colorado...who are in Nashville tonight.

Trying to see if Calumet' s Ben Storm is still in the Colorado system?

Also a Chicago Blackhawks fan at work was telling me this "hockey league down south" adapted this new playoff system. 8 teams make the playoffs.

But what happens is instead of the #1 seed playing the #8 seed, #2 playing #7, #3 playing #6, etc....is the #1 seed gets to pick any of the seeds #5-#8 as to who they want to play!

Then the #2 seed picks one of the remaining 3 teams in the lower seed, like that! This way a top seed can avoid a team who is "peaking" or whatever reason.

Each round is like this, favoring the top seeds.
Problem is this Chicago fan didn't know what league this was doing this.

Gotta love thinking outside the box though!
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Re: 2017-18 High School Hockey Season

Postby Hueby » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:12 am

Here is a preview of Sault Ste Marie. They are very young this season losing many seniors from last year's squad and 1 player to juniors (Soo Eagles):


http://www.sooeveningnews.com/sports/20 ... s-showcase

The Blue Devils are only scheduled to play 3 U.P. teams in the regular season. In late December (Fri the 29th) they'll travel to Marquette to play the Redmen, then the next day on Sat Dec 30 they play Kingsford (In Marquette).

Then later on they will play at Escanaba Tue Jan 9, 2018.
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Re: 2017-18 High School Hockey Season

Postby Hueby » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:22 am

Kingsford is looking pretty good this year:

http://www.ironmountaindailynews.com/sp ... uts-today/

Good article also mentioning getting skaters from WIC and Forest Park. These types of programs are really fun...lots of football talk at these hockey games!
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Re: 2017-18 High School Hockey Season

Postby Hueby » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:18 pm

Marquette 3
Houghton 2
Final

Just caught the last 8 minutes of the game. Very, very suspenseful! Marquette held off an early storm in the 1st then scored 3 even strength goals...but the rest of the game was mostly spent in the Redmen end.

Houghton put roughly 45 shots on net (unofficially). The Marquette radio announcers and Coach Garrow gave the 1st, 2nd and 3rd stars of the game to Marquette goalie Dylan Sibilsky. He came through big. Appears there will be goalie competition in Marquette too.

With Houghton you'll hear a lot of the McKay line. What little of the game I caught sounds like McKay won most of the face offs.

Guess we'll leave it at that. Marquette will get ready for Escanaba next.
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