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May 27, 2014

Macomb Township

LCN grad and NHL player Steve Oleksy receives heartwarming welcome home

LCN grad and NHL player Steve Oleksy receives heartwarming welcome homeMACOMB TOWNSHIP — Chesterfield Township native and 2004 Macomb L’Anse Creuse North graduate Steve Oleksy took a long, winding road to the National Hockey League.Oleksy, a defenseman, went undrafted out of Lake ...Read More

May 16, 2014

St. Clair Shores

St. Clair Shores Resident, De La Salle grad drafted into top junior hockey league

St. Clair Shores Resident, De La Salle grad  drafted into top junior hockey leagueAs a student at Warren De La Salle, 2014 graduate Chris Allemon was a member of the Pilots’ football and baseball teams, but it’s the sport he didn’t play for the school that he’s decided to try to ...Read More

April 3, 2014

Warren

Red Wings Abdelkader visits Warren Regina

Red Wings Abdelkader visits Warren ReginaRed Wings standout visits Warren high school ...Read More

April 2, 2014

Metro Detroit

MIHL coaches honor 2013-14 group with All-Conference nods

He’s said it before, and likely will again, but Michigan Interscholastic Hockey League President Andy Weidenbach has never been afraid to boast about his league, and the teams and players that make it up.This year was ...Read More

April 1, 2014

Auburn Hills

Wagner picked as MVP of OAA White

Wagner picked as MVP of OAA WhiteAUBURN HILLS — There were nights when Emmett Wagner just couldn’t score, games when, for whatever reason, the puck wouldn’t bounce his way.“Maybe two or three of them,” Auburn Hills Avondale ...Read More

March 26, 2014

Rochester

Harper led Rochester United hockey to Red title, takes home MVP honor

Harper led Rochester United hockey to Red title, takes home MVP honorROCHESTER — He was the go-to guy in the get-things-going situations.He was the offensive threat when the game was on the line — a defensive forward when a lead had to be held.More or less, Max Harper was the ...Read More

March 20, 2014

Oakland County

OAA coaches select top players from solid season on the ice

From top to bottom, talk surrounding hockey in the Oakland Activities Association centered on how strong the league had become.The Red Division was considered by some one of the stronger leagues in the state.In the White ...Read More

March 17, 2014

Walled Lake

Walled Lake falls in state final

Walled Lake falls in state finalWALLED LAKE — Although the team came into the Metro League postseason with a 4-11-3 record, Walled Lake coach Erik Carlson knew it was still capable of making a deep run in the playoffs.Thanks to Sam Carrier’s ...Read More

March 13, 2014

Grosse Pointe Woods

Liggett girls hockey wins first D-1 state title in thrilling fashion

Liggett girls hockey wins first D-1 state title in thrilling fashionGROSSE POINTE WOODS — Sometimes, a lucky bounce can go a long way.That certainly proved to be the case Saturday night for University Liggett, as the Knights took advantage of a couple of fortunate bounces to come back ...Read More

March 11, 2014

Bloomfield Hills

Consecutive title hopes for Cranes come to close in hard-fought loss in quarters

Consecutive title hopes for Cranes come to close in hard-fought loss in quartersFARMINGTON HILLS — In the marathon that was the regular season, this was the best team in the state — hands down.A collection of skill, speed, power and finesse up front proved to be deadly for opposing ...Read More

March 8, 2014

Bloomfield Hills

University Liggett rallies to defeat Cranbrook for Metro League D-1 state championship

University Liggett rallies to defeat Cranbrook for Metro League D-1 state championshipSometimes, a little luck can go a long way.That certainly proved to be the case Saturday night for University Liggett as the Knights took advantage of a couple fortunate bounces to come back from a 3-1 deficit and defeat ...Read More

March 7, 2014

Farmington

Farmington High hockey in its first state title ever

Farmington High hockey in its first state title everPLYMOUTH — From start to finish, they chanted his name.A raucous crowd roaring for every save.And they had plenty to cheer about.Just two days after making 59 saves to eliminate Cranbrook, Farmington High ...Read More

March 6, 2014

Farmington Hills

Plymouth Canton Salem and Walled Lake win in Metro League Division 2 semifinals

In a back-and-forth affair between Plymouth Canton Salem and Warren Regina, the Penquins took advantage of a late power play opportunity as Megan Brace scored with 23.1 seconds to go and lifted PCS to a 3-2 victory.The game ...Read More

March 5, 2014

Bloomfield Hills

Farmington High hockey shocks Cranbrook in D-3 quarterfinal, advances with 3-2 victory

Farmington High hockey shocks Cranbrook in D-3 quarterfinal, advances with 3-2 victoryFARMINGTON HILLS — The tension had reached a boiling point, with one team clinging to the lead and the other armed with a wicked case of desperation.Shots came from all directions, from five guys momentarily, and then ...Read More

March 4, 2014

Grosse Pointe Woods

Liggett hockey falls in regional final to Cranbrook

Liggett hockey falls in regional final to CranbrookBLOOMFIELD HILLS — University Liggett fought hard to hang with Cranbrook, one of the top teams in Michigan regardless of division, but fell 3-0 in a Division 3 regional final.Cranbrook’s Austin Alger scored ...Read More

March 3, 2014

Berkley

Berkley hockey claims first regional title in program history

Berkley hockey claims first regional title in program historyBears get 4-2 victory against Rochester Hills Stoney Creek; D-2 final set for March 8. ...Read More

March 2, 2014

Grosse Pointes

Ann Arbor Pioneer defeats Grosse Pointe South in state quarterfinals

Lauren Chapman scored twice for Ann Arbor Pioneer to pace her team to a 4-1 victory against Grosse Pointe South in a Michigan Metro League state quarterfinal on Sunday evening.Pioneer, the third-seed in the tournament, also ...Read More

March 1, 2014

Bloomfield Hills

Cranbrook and Liggett collide in regional final

Cranbrook and Liggett collide in regional finalBLOOMFIELD HILLS — It was a regional final many had anticipated, even expected, when the season began.And on Saturday afternoon, when the past two Division 3 hockey state champs met, well, the wait was worth ...Read More

February 27, 2014

Orchard Lake

Hockey, girls basketball postseasons in full swing

Hockey, girls basketball postseasons in full swingOn Feb. 24, the state playoffs in hockey and girls basketball officially launched.In local hockey action, Orchard Lake St. Mary’s picked up a pair of victories, beating Birmingham Brother Rice 4-3 in a Feb. 26 ...Read More