Michigan Hockey Advancement

About Michigan Hockey Advancement

The Michigan Hockey Advancement program, or MHA, provides a fall playing opportunity for dedicated, driven high-school level hockey players to prepare for their club seasons and gain exposure to coaches and scouts at the junior, collegiate and professional levels, while competing in a structured, team environment.


This environment is made up of positive, knowledgeable, hands-on coaches who seek to foster an atmosphere that mirrors that of the next level, while creating a true sense of "team."  Each individual quickly realizes that personal success and group success go hand in hand.


The MHA fields teams at both the 18,16, and 15 levels.  The MHA season runs from early September through early November and concludes just in time for the start of the Michigan high school hockey season.  Each team plays between 20-25 games, and attends highly-competitive, well-scouted events.

The MHA Path

The path to competing on our 18,16, and 15 MHA teams starts in early August.  Interested players are invited to attend our 2019 MHA tryouts which takes place at Farmington Hills Ice Arena in early August.  From there, selected players are invited back to the MHA Top 80 Showcase in late August, where numbers are reduced and selected players are divided up among four teams and compete in a three day, tryout format that features:

  • Three games with 17 minute stop-time periods.
  • Educational seminars featuring guest speakers who will speak on a variety of topics, including the recommended pathway to junior, collegiate and professional hockey.
  • Comprehensive player scout book that includes each individual's academic scores, stats and contact info.
  • The "Bauer Experience," where players demo cutting-edge equipment from the world's largest hockey outfitter.
  • Exit meeting with MHA coaches and staff.

MHA Alumni

First NameLast NameHigh School ProgramCurrent TeamCurrent LeagueCommittedHighest Level Played
SpencerWrightDetroit Catholic CentralMichigan StateNCAA
MattRigglemanBrother RiceBentleyNCAA
JaretKogerBrother RiceTuftsNCAA DIII
CooperStahlCranbrook-KingswoodTuftsNCAA DIII
AlecRegulaCranbrook-KingswoodLondon KnightsOHLMichigan (2018-19)
AustinAlgerCranbrook-KingswoodMiami UniversityNCAA
NickBowmanBrother RiceSioux Falls StampedeUSHL
NickRosaBrother RiceBabson CollegeNCAA DIII
AlexFryeOrchard Lake St. Mary'sChicago SteelUSHL
LeviWunderEscanabaAlabama HunstvilleNCAA
JacksonHartjeDetroit Country DayHarvard UniversityNCAA
AndrewLaneDetroit Catholic CentralShreveport MudbugsNAHL
VinceMarinoOrchard Lake St. Mary'sBrookings BlizzardNAHL
TristanFoltzHoughtonTopeka RoadRunnersRetiredTopeka RoadRunners (NAHL)
MarshallBoweryRochester UnifiedAir ForceNCAA
MaxHarperRochester UnifiedAir ForceNCAA
RyanBurnettDetroit Catholic CentralShreveport MudbugsNAHL
MatthewManningBrother RiceWorcester StateNCAA DIII
ShawnO'MalleyCranbrook-KingswoodVictoria GrizzliesBCHL
NickMacariDetroit Catholic CentralShreveport MudbugsRetiredShreveport Mudbugs (NAHL)
AlecCalvarussoDetroit Catholic CentralColorado CollegeNCAA
DrewMeiningerDetroit JesuitPembroke LumberkingsCCHL
MitchOssowskiDetroit Catholic CentralRetiredRetiredAston Rebels (NAHL)
ChrisDonaldsonWalled Lake WesternAdrian CollegeNCAA DIII
NickBorellisOrchard Lake St. Mary'sRetiredRetiredCoulee Region Chill (NAHL)
HunterKeroHancockFinlandia UniversityNCAA DIII
EvanRochowiakDetroit Catholic CentralAberdeen WingsNAHL
ChristianWirth-KarblerDetroit JesuitTrine UniversityNCAA DIII
WillVanderveenBrother RiceMississauga ChargersOJHL
SeanO'LearyCranbrook-KingswoodRetiredRetiredNew Hampshire Jr. Monarchs (EHL)
OwenKipkeDetroit Catholic CentralSoo EaglesNOJHL
JayKeranenBrightonPrince George Spruce KingsBCHL
JonathanMacDonaldLivonia StevensonFargo ForceUSHLUmass-Lowell
NickForanBrightonRetiredRetiredKenai River Brownbears (NAHL)
BrentJonesDetroit Catholic CentralWilkes Barrie KnightsNAHL
BretAbdelnourUniversity of LiggettAmarillo BullsNAHL
JoshLeonardBerkley High SchoolWaterloo SiskinsGOJHL
AustinStaufferOrchard Lake St. Mary'sCochrane CrunchNOJHL
JoeVerkerkeOrchard Lake St. Mary'sWilkes Barre KnightsNAHL
JackClementeBrother RiceShreveport MudbugsNAHLNebraska-Omaha (2019-2020)
JasonBrancheauWyandotteAmarillo BullsNAHLFerris State (2018-19)
AlexanderLycettCranbrook-KingswoodWaterloo SiskinsGOJHL
LoganNeatonBrighton High SchoolFairbanks Ice DogsNAHL
MitchellShultsBrother RiceSyracuse StarsNCDC
MichaelMcIlnerneyBrother RiceRetiredRetiredAmarillo Bulls (NAHL)
HaydenTaylorDetroit Country DayIslanders Hockey ClubNCDC
SamKnoblauchDetroit JesuitCarleton Place CanadiensCCHLUmass-Lowell (2018-2019)
CJRegulaCranbrook-KingswoodCorpus ChristiNAHL
ConnorMcGinnisDetroit Country DayMinot MinotaurosNAHL
ZachSprys-TellnerDetroit Catholic CentralAberdeen WingsNAHL
JedPietilaHartland High SchoolMinot MinotaurosNAHL
SpencerKimballDetroit Catholic CentralMinot MinotaurosNAHL
GriffinSanomOrchard Lake St. Mary'sBrookings BlizzardNAHL
JoshMainOrchard Lake St. Mary'sChatham MaroonsGOJHL
JPLaffertyDetroit Catholic CentralNew Jersey RocketsNCDC
DawsonZahorianCranbrook-KingswoodChatham MaroonsGOJHL
MattSchaumbergerSalem HSSyracuse StarsNCDC
BoFreatmanAnn Arbor Huron HSNY ApplecoreEHL
AndrewKormosOrchard Lake St. Mary'sMetro JetsNA3HL
SamBrennanBrighton HSAir Force (2019-2020)