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Team Michigan Information


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 ( or Ryan Ossenmacher (




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 David Breazeale Grandville
D Sam Brennan Brighton
D Dominick DiPonio Brother Rice
D Jordan Kovacs Warren De La Salle
D Justin Song Cranbrook
F Josh Albring Hartland
F Jacob Behnke Hartland
F Adam Conquest Brighton
F Julian Decina Livonia Stevenson
F Tyler Haydu Livonia Churchill
F Mathew Kahra Brighton
F Case Kantgias Cranbrook
F Dawson McKay Houghton
F Dylan Montie Detroit Catholic Central
F Joe Phillips Marquette
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 Kyle Lucas Trenton
D Connor McGinnis Detroit Country Day
D Austin Roell Detroit Catholic Central
F Rory Anderson Calumet
F Blake Heier Hartland
F Blake Johnson Cranbrook
F Brett Lanski Romeo
F Jaron Pangborn University Liggett
F Jed Pietila Hartland
F Frank Ruffino Romeo
F Matt Schaumburger Salem
F Brendan Smith Flint Powers
F Zach Sprys-Tellner Detroit Catholic Central
F Blake Tosto Brother Rice
F Connor Witherspoon Flint Powers
G Brett Miller Northville
G Logan Neaton Brighton


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.


MN Seniors 6 4 3 1 0 28 13


WI Seniors 6 4 2 0 2 12 6 1-0-2
MI Seniors 5 4 2 1 1 15 8 2-0-1
MI Juniors 5 4 1 0 3 9 8 0-0-3
North Dakota 4 4 1 1 2 13 13 0-1-2
MI Juniors 3 4 1 2 1 13 14 1-1-1
WI Juniors 3 4 1 2 1 18 15 1-1-1
Massachusetts 0 4 0 4 0 3 34 0-3-0


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 University

Craig Pefley (Ferris State Athletic Communications)