2017-18 High School Hockey Season

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Re: 2017-18 High School Hockey Season

Postby frogyakker » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:06 am

Morning!

Yes the Flivvers are playing well. Some of the "discipline" issues are beginning to be cleaned up and the special teams are improving. 5 on 5 this team has shown they can compete with anybody. Good health is also a key as it is for any team in any sport who are a contender. Negaunee at the MVIA Tuesday night. Lets pack the joint!
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Re: 2017-18 High School Hockey Season

Postby laurngrove » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:47 pm

Good showing by the Copper Country teams down at the Trenton Showcase. Hancock took #2 in D2 Plymouth to a shoot out but lost 3-2. Then Hancock battled #3 in D1 Brighton 3-2 but lost.

Houghton beat Cranbrook in a shoot out 3-2, then beat Dearborn Divine Child 6-3.

Calumet beat Flint Powers 5-1, then lost to Warren De La Salle 3-2 in a shoot out.

The showcase does not play an OT. They go right to a 3 man shoot out if tied at the end of regulation. I don't really like it, but they are trying to keep the games as close to on schedule as they can.

This week Hancock at Houghton for the annual Wing-Ding game. Friday at the Dee 7:30pm.
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Re: 2017-18 High School Hockey Season

Postby laurngrove » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:15 pm

Hancock blows a 3-0 lead after 2 and loses to Houghton 4-3 in OT. Taking bad penalties does Hancock in. 3 of the 4 goals were given up on the PK.
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Re: 2017-18 High School Hockey Season

Postby Zarek » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:24 pm

Houghton is certainly on the rise.

Hancock and Houghton will be playing during the first game of the playoffs February 26 at the SDC.
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Re: 2017-18 High School Hockey Season

Postby Hueby » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:15 am

That should be a good one come MHSAA playoffs. Always thought that was a bummer how the Copper Country teams have to eliminate each other early on, but out of geographical reasons you have no choice.

Pretty neat the parity up there. Unlike around here where most of the best flock to one program and it’s usually the same team year after year.

Anyways it appears Marquette (along with Escanaba) had some good games at the Public School Showcase down in Chelsea.

The Redmen scored in the final seconds to tie Livonia Churchill (#5 in D3) 2-2, defeated Chelsea (#9 in D3) 4-2 then yesterday skated to a 0-0 tie against Davison.

Davison plays out of the Saginaw Valley League and were having a good season (15-3) heading into the game. Their goalie has a .947 save percentage.

This Tuesday 2-13-18 Marquette plays Hancock.

WCHA Standings to date from wcha.com

1. Northern Michigan18-6-2 (20-11-3) 58 pts
2. Minnesota State 19-5 (23-7) 57 pts
3. Bowling Green 14-5-5 (17-9-6) 49 pts
4. Bamidji State 12-8-4 (11-6) 42 pts
5. Michigan Tech 11-10-5 (15-13-5) 40 pts
6. Alabama-Huntsville 9-15-2 (10-20-2) 30 pts
7. Alaska 9-14-1 (11-17-2) 29 pts
8. Ferris State 9-14-1 (12-19-1) 28 pts
9. Lake Superior State 8-15-3 (10-20-4) 27 pts
10. Alaska-Anchorage 2-19-3 (2-24-2) 12 pts
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Re: 2017-18 High School Hockey Season

Postby laurngrove » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:41 pm

Hancock beat Marquette 5-2 and are Conference Champs with one conf game to go. Catching the radio guys from Marquette after was comical. They tried to say Hancock was the chippy team and that Mqt got homered some how when Marquette had 2 5 on 3 man adv. and scored both their goals on the pp. Lots of whining after the game.

Calumet beat Houghton 3-0 in Calumet.
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Re: 2017-18 High School Hockey Season

Postby Hueby » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:41 am

I did catch parts of the 3rd period and some of the post game show between Hancock and Marquette. Marquette was down 3-2 in the 3rd and applying really good pressure but just like that Hancock scored ...Anderson (?) from Nordstrom. Believe it was a 2 on 1 but then about 45 seconds later a Bulldogs defenseman scored on a shot from the blue line and game, set, match that was pretty much it.

Then a couple days later Marquette turned around and lost to Houghton at home 2-1. Houghton coach Corey Markham received his 300th head coaching win and what I read the players really back him.

Hard to believe the regular season is winding down! Marquette has their standard set schedule finishing with Negaunee and Calumet.

Don't know if anyone has watched any of the Olympics. On my way to work did catch some of Sweden/Germany and yesterday USA/Russia.

The Swedes looked very skilled- fun to watch. I see after the USA game many complaints no NHL players are involved.

This past weekend Michigan Tech played Arizona State. There is a good player for Arizona State named Brett Gruber who is from the Appleton (WI) area but played at Green Bay Notre Dame Academy.

I remember there was a time the website "Wisconsin Prep Hockey" had a fan forum. In my opinion you know why they probably really closed the forum down? Not just players but coaches were exposing Notre Dame Academy's recruiting methods to get around the rules and posts were being deleted. Not that I really care - honestly I could care less- but the programs losing the players were leaking what they could. So it made for a lot of entertainment.
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