Players are now able to sign up for Team Michigan Junior and Senior team tryouts by going to the MAHA website. Players will need a sportngin account/login and also their current USA hockey number.
We will leave it open from now until the week after the State Finals.
As you may know, Team Michigan represents Michigan high school hockey against the top high school hockey states (Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Massachusetts) at the CCM NIT Tournament in Minnesota. This event is the most scouted tournament there is for our players; last year every NHL, USHL and NAHL team was represented, as well as most Division-I Universities.
We now have two Team Michigan squads attending the CCM NIT Tournament; a Senior Team and a U-18 (Junior) Team. For us as high school coaches, it is crucial that we send our top players to make up these two squads. When scouts see Michigan players on the ice at this tournament, it sends a message as to the talent level here in the state. Therefore, sending our best players helps every single one of us, and every one of our programs and players.
Tryouts will be held at the Arctic Coliseum in Chelsea March 23-25, 2018 (two weeks after the State Finals.) We also have some conditioning skates the week before the tournament to help players who may have been off the ice for a couple of weeks. We will email players who sign up for tryouts these conditioning skate dates.
If a player makes the team, the training camps will be held in mid-April in the metro-Detroit area prior to the tournament.
The team leaves for Minnesota on April 18th, with the tournament running April 19-22. We come home late on April 22nd, or early on the 23rd.
The dates of all this should avoid most school spring breaks, but knowing this information now will hopefully allow each player to plan accordingly.
If you have any questions, please contact Don Wright (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ryan Ossenmacher (email@example.com).
At the conclusion of each high school hockey season, tryouts for Team Michigan are held in late March at Chelsea Arctic Coliseum. There, the top 20 juniors and top 20 seniors are selected to form two separate teams that undergo an extensive two-week training camp leading up to the annual CCM National Invitational Tournament in Minnesota.
The tournament consists of the best high school hockey players from across the country and is renowned for how highly scouted it is by NHL, NCAA, USHL and NAHL teams across North America.
Michigan teams have represented the state proudly and developed a strong report over the years, culminating with an NIT Championship in 2012.
|D||Jake Beaune||Livonia Stevenson|
|D||Dominick DiPonio||Brother Rice|
|D||Jordan Kovacs||Warren De La Salle|
|F||Julian Decina||Livonia Stevenson|
|F||Tyler Haydu||Livonia Churchill|
|F||Dylan Montie||Detroit Catholic Central|
|F||Griffen Sanom||Orchard Lake St. Mary's|
|G||Tanner Beals||Orchard Lake St. Mary's|
|G||Fletcher Bolda||Big Rapids|
|G||Will Tragge||Livonia Stevenson|
|D||Isaiah Bathrick||Muskegon Mona Shores|
|D||Garrett Johnson||Flint Powers|
|D||Spencer Kimball||Detroit Catholic Central|
|D||Connor McGinnis||Detroit Country Day|
|D||Austin Roell||Detroit Catholic Central|
|F||Jaron Pangborn||University Liggett|
|F||Brendan Smith||Flint Powers|
|F||Zach Sprys-Tellner||Detroit Catholic Central|
|F||Blake Tosto||Brother Rice|
|F||Connor Witherspoon||Flint Powers|
In 2017, the Senior Team went 2-0-1 in pool play, earning top honors in their division and a spot in the championship game. There, they lost 3-1 to the Senior Team from Wisconsin. The Junior Team went 1-1-1 in pool play, one point shy of an all-Michigan finale. In its consolation game, the Junior Team fell 5-3 to the Senior Team from Minnesota.
|Spencer Kimball||D||Detroit Catholic Central||2017||NAHL Minot|
|Connor McGinnis||D||Detroit Country Day||2017||NAHL Minot|
|Logan Neaton||G||Brighton||2017||NAHL Fairbanks|
|Zach Sprys-Tellner||F||Detroit Catholic Central||2017||NAHL Aberdeen|
|Conor Witherspoon||F||Flint Powers||2017||CCHL Navan|
|Cullen Barber||G||Livonia Stevenson||2016||NCAA Ferris State|
|Nick Bowman||F||Brother rice||2016||NAHL Coule Region RPI|
|Logan Jenuwine||F||Romeo||2016||USHL Fargo(Western Michigan)|
|Derek Schaedig||G||Chelsea||2016||USHL Lincoln(Harvard)|
|Jason Brancheau||F||Wyandotte||2016||NAHL Amarillo(Ferris State)|
|Michael McInerney||F||Brother Rice||2016||NAHL Fairbanks|
|Adam Pitters||F||Grosse Pointe South||2016||NAHL Aberdeen(Bowling Green)|
|Spencer Wright||G||Detroit Catholic Central||2015||NCAA Michigan State|
|Andrew Lane||D||Detroit Catholic Central||2015||NAHL Shreveport|
|Brandon Young||D||Muskegon Reeths-Puffer||2015||NCAA D-III Utica College|
|Ryan Burnett||F||Detroit Catholic Central||2015||NAHL Shreveport|
|Levi Wunder||F||Escanaba||2015||NCAA Alabama-Huntsville|
|Vince Marino||F||Orchard Lake St. Mary's||2015||NAHL Brookings|
|C.J. Regula||F||Cranbrook||2015||NAHL Corpus Christi|
|John Lethemon||G||Farmington||2014||NCAA Michigan State|
|Tyler Hayes||D||Brighton||2014||NCAA Niagara|
|Anthony Scarsella||D||Orchard Lake St. Mary's||2014||NCAA Michigan State|
|Brennan Blaszczak||F||Orchard Lake St. Mary's||2014||NCAA Alaska-Fairbanks|
|Raymond Brice||F||Houghton||2014||NCAA Michigan Tech|
|Matt Riggleman||F||Brother Rice||2014||NCAA Bentley College|
|Connor Jean||F||Brother Rice||2014||NCAA Holy Cross|
|Marshall Bowery||F||Rochester United||2014||NCAA Air Force|
|Jack Stander||D||Grosse Pointe North||2013||NCAA Canisius College|
|Brendan Jacques||F||Calumet||2013||NCAA Northern Michigan|
|Craig Pefley||F||U-D Jesuit||2013||NCAA Ferris State|
|Sam Rennaker||F||Forest Hills North-Eastern||2013||NCAA Niagara|
|Alex Jaeckle||D||Warren De La Salle||2012||NCAA Canisius College|
|Adam Larkin||D||Clarkston||2012||NCAA Yale|
|Ben Storm||D||Calumet||2012||AHL San Antonio|
|Shane Bednard||F||Orchard Lake St. Mary's||2012||NCAA Bowling Green|
|Thomas Ebbing||F||Brother Rice||2012||AHL Laval|
|Mackenzie MacEachern||F||Brother Rice||2012||AHL Chicago|
|Devin Kero||G||Hancock||2012||NCAA Michigan Tech|
John Lethemon (Michigan State Athletic Communications)
Craig Pefley (Ferris State Athletic Communications)