MICHIGAN HOCKEY ADVANCEMENT 18U TEAM BACK TO BACK COMPUWARE – HONEYBAKED INVITATIONAL CHAMPIONS
NOVI – For the second time in program history the Michigan Hockey Advancement 18U team has won the Compuware – Honeybaked Invitational Championship, after defeating the Meijer 18U AAA Hockey Club 4 – 1 at the Novi Ice Arena on Sunday.
Plymouth High School Senior Andrew Garby started the scoring for the MHA 18U’s before Meijer fought back to tie the game at 1, early in the second period.
Brighton High School Senior Sam Brennan’s power play goal broke a 1-all tie at 6:54 of the second period giving the MHA 18U’s the lead. Brennan an United States Air Force Academy Commit ended the night with three points (1 goal and 2 assists).
Novi Catholic Central Senior Jared Lee scored the third goal on a nice feed from fellow Shamrock Mitch Morris. Morris a Novi Catholic Central Junior, got the puck from Brennan in the neutral zone, drove wide and fired a pass to Lee who tipped the puck past the outstretched Meijer goaltender.
Novi Catholic Central Senior Brenden West sealed the win with fourth goal. Lake Orion Junior Gabe Potyk and Hartland Senior Josh Albring applied heavy pressure on the Meijer defense, winning a 50-50 puck battle before sliding the puck to a wide open West who fired a high blocker side shot for the goal.
West lead the MHA 18U’s in scoring on the weekend with 7 goals and 5 assists good for 12 points.
Ann Arbor Huron Senior Ethan ST. Pierre registered the win in net for the Michigan Hockey Advancement 18U team.
The MHA 18U team will continue their Fall Season October 20th when they compete in the Bauer Motown Classic.
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Total Package Hockey is proud to announce that Center of Excellence student-athlete Tanner Kelly has committed to Michigan State University.
Kelly, a student at Hazel Park CoE, is a forward currently playing for the Little Caesars 15U team.
“I chose Michigan State because I’m really excited to play for Danton Cole and the awesome program that he is putting together,” Kelly said in an interview with MiHockey. “Also, playing in the Big Ten is going to be awesome because there is so much good competition so there will be many rivalries and I love playing in big games like that when the pressure is on.”
The ’02 birth-year skater moved to Michigan from California three years ago, and he has been a fixture on a Kris Draper-led Little Caesars team ever since.
Total Package Hockey is proud to announce that for the second straight season, our Michigan Hockey Advancement 18U Team has won the prestigious Bauer Motown Classic in Metro Detroit.
The MHA 18U squad secured the title in their respective division with a 4-2 victory over the Ted Reeve Thunder Sunday afternoon in Fraser.
The championship-game victory was the sixth of the tournament for the MHA team; they out-scored opponents 39-10 en route to a perfect 6-0 record.
On the season, the 18s are 15-1-1. The team now heads to Boston this week for the Beantown Fall Classic – the final event before the players depart for their respective high school hockey programs.
16U Team finishes second
While the 18U Team won their division, the 16U Team had an impressive showing, as well, finishing in second place.
The 16s finished with a 4-2 record after falling to Belle Tire 16U in the championship game.
Spending their weekend in Novi, the 16U Team recorded wins over the San Diego Gulls, the Cleveland Wildcats, the Cleveland Barons and Hill Academy.