Atom A champs from the Soo


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January 20, 2020

A team from Sault Ste. Marie claimed the Atom A Division championship at a weekend hockey tournament that was held in London, Ont.

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Here’s to Winter in the Midwest


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March 20, 2015

It’s Winter time.

Ken Winter of the Detroit Fighting Irish has been named Midwest Jr. Hockey League Forward of the Year. …[read more]

Best d-man in the Midwest


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March 19, 2015

Jarrad Vroman of the Motor City Monarchs has been named the Midwest Jr. Hockey League’s Defenceman of the Year. …[read more]

Best goalie in the Midwest


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March 19, 2015

David Krejcik of the Traverse City Hounds has been named Goaltender of the Year in the Midwest Jr. Hockey League. …[read more]

Top rookie in the Midwest


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March 18, 2015

High-scoring forward Trevor Pode of the Motor City Monarchs has been named Midwest Jr. Hockey League Rookie of the Year. …[read more]

Best coach in the Midwest


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March 17, 2015

Jason McCrimmon of the expansion Motor City Monarchs has been named Midwest Jr. Hockey League Coach of the Year. …[read more]

Midwest playoff sweeps


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March 15, 2015

Pass the broom.

All three first-round playoff series in the Midwest Jr. Hockey League ended in two-game sweeps on Saturday. …[read more]

Irish goalie pitches shutout


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February 21, 2015

Kory Dombrowski fashioned a 32-save whitewash to backstop the Detroit Fighting Irish past the first-place Traverse City Hounds 2-0 in Midwest Jr. Hockey League action from Friday.

TC has now lost three straight games since clinching the MWJHL regular-season title last weekend. …[read more]

Spotlight shines on Pode, Jonak


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February 19, 2015

Trevor Pode and Adam Jonak shared the Midwest Jr. Hockey League scoring spotlight on Wednesday.

Pode potted four goals as the visiting Motor City Monarchs cuffed the Detroit Fighting Irish 7-2.

Jonak, meanwhile, drew an assist on Pode’s third goal of the game to set a new MWJHL single-season scoring record with 105 points. …[read more]

Irish climbs closer to second


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February 5, 2015

Detroit Fighting Irish has moved to within three points of second place in the Midwest Jr. Hockey League with four games in hand on the second-ranked Motor City Monarchs. …[read more]

A night for Monarchs and Irish


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February 4, 2015

The second-and-third-place teams in the Midwest Jr. Hockey League — Motor City Monarchs and Detroit Fighting Irish — both skated to Tuesday night triumphs. …[read more]

100 points for Adam Jonak


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February 2, 2015

Just call him the 100-point kid.

Adam Jonak tallied two goals and added an assist as the Motor City Monarchs clipped the Alpena Flyers 5-2 in Midwest Jr. Hockey League action from Sunday. …[read more]

29 saves, 2 assists


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January 31, 2015

Detroit Fighting Irish goalie George Hill was stopping pucks and setting up goals on Friday.

Hill — who spent three days earlier in the week practising with the Soo Eagles of the North American Hockey League — made 29 saves and assisted on two Detroit goals as the Fighting Irish outlasted the visiting Motor City Monarchs 5-4 in one of three Midwest Jr. Hockey League games played. …[read more]

Adam Jonak nearing 100 points


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January 15, 2015

Pint-sized pivot Adam Jonak added to his Midwest Jr. Hockey League-leading point totals on Wednesday by scoring twice and assisting on another as the MC Monarchs upended the visiting Detroit Fighting Irish by a 6-3 margin. …[read more]

Wojo and the best of the Midwest


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January 13, 2015

The Midwest Jr. Hockey League has announced its players of the week for the period ending Sunday, January 11.

The awards are voted on by MWJHL coaches, general managers and league staff.

The envelope, please. …[read more]

Wojo lights the Monarch lamp


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January 10, 2015

MC Monarchs returned to Midwest Jr. Hockey League action for the first time in 2015 on Friday and it was a winning performance. …[read more]

Kudos to Jonak, Luca, Gorzelski, Long


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January 5, 2015

The Midwest Jr. Hockey League has announced its players of the month for December.

The awards are voted on by MWJHL coaches, general managers and league staff. …[read more]

Hounds extend first-place lead


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January 4, 2015

Traverse City Hounds have opened up a six-point lead on the second-place Detroit Fighting Irish atop the Midwest Jr. Hockey League standings.

TC boosted its record to an impressive 25-1-1 on Saturday with a 9-2 road decision over the Soo Firehawks at Big Bear Arena. …[read more]

Hounds handle Firehawks


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January 3, 2015

Traverse City Hounds got a hat trick from Cam Fisher en route to a 7-2 triumph over the Soo Firehawks in Midwest Jr. Hockey League action from Friday.

Travis Kirk and Blake Anderson each had a goal and an assist and Clayton Dowlan and Kevin Cole tallied once apiece for first-place TC, which improved its record to 24-1-1. …[read more]

Irish strength


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December 27, 2014

This is a hockey gang that is getting stronger.

With a record of 10-0-2 in its last 12 outings, Detroit Fighting Irish is in sole possession of second spot as the Midwest Jr. Hockey League moves towards the 2015 portion of the season. …[read more]

Two Hounds, two others


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December 24, 2014

Here are four Christmas presents from the Midwest Jr. Hockey League, which has unwrapped its players of the week for the period ending Sunday, December 21.

The awards are voted on by coaches, general managers and MWJHL staff. …[read more]

Mini monster of the Midwest


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December 23, 2014

It doesn’t matter what junior league it is, to be averaging more than three points per game at this stage of a hockey season ranks as quite the high performance.

To be sure, Adam Jonak of the MC Monarchs of the Midwest Jr. Hockey League is having a season for the ages. …[read more]

Firehawks vacate basement


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December 21, 2014

Soo Firehawks have moved past the Alpena Flyers into sixth place in the seven-team Midwest Jr. Hockey League.

Playing at home on Saturday, the Firehawks got two goals from Cody Anderson en route to a 3-1 win over the third-place MC Monarchs. Anderson now has 16 goals in 20 games on the season. …[read more]

Top of the Hill


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December 20, 2014

George Hill is making a case for being a go-to-goalie with the Detroit Fighting Irish of the Midwest Jr. Hockey League.

One of four active goalies on the Detroit roster, Hill has shrugged off a sluggish start to the 2014-2015 season with strong outings in each of his last four appearances between the crowded pipes of the Fighting Irish. …[read more]

Firehawks at Big Bear for three


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December 19, 2014

Seeking to vacate the cellar of the Midwest Jr. Hockey League, Soo Firehawks are home for three games this weekend as they play host to the MC Monarchs. …[read more]

Fighting Irish, Hounds are 1-2


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December 15, 2014

The top two teams in the Midwest Jr. Hockey League both registered victories on Sunday.

Detroit Fighting Irish out-scored the Michigan Ice Dogs 6-4 while the Traverse City Hounds took the measure of the Decatur Blaze by a 6-4 margin. …[read more]

Irish shows its community spirit


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December 14, 2014

Detroit Fighting Irish coach-general manager Dan Vasquez says his first-place Midwest Jr. Hockey League team is not just about on-ice performance.

While the Fighting Irish will play host to the Michigan Ice Dogs today in a 1:10 p.m. game at the Ice Box Sports Centre in Brownstown, it spent a busy Saturday off the ice doing community service. …[read more]

Four of the best of the Midwest


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December 10, 2014

The Midwest Jr. Hockey League has announced its most-recent players-of-the-week.

The following players-of-the-week cover the period ending Sunday, December 7. …[read more]

Best of the Midwest


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December 7, 2014

The top three teams in the Midwest Jr. Hockey League — Detroit Fighting Irish, MC Monarchs and Traverse City Hounds — all skated victory laps on Saturday. …[read more]

Soo, MC win; Irish gets a point


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December 6, 2014

Soo Firehawks and MC Monarchs posted Friday night victories while first-place Detroit Fighting Irish gained a point on the road in Midwest Jr. Hockey League action. …[read more]

Irish cream rises to the top


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December 4, 2014

For the time being at least, Detroit Fighting Irish has taken over first place in the Midwest Jr. Hockey League.

The Fighting Irish scored a 6-5 road decision over the MC Monarchs on Wednesday to move two points ahead of their arch-rivals into top spot. …[read more]

Irish, Monarchs meet again


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December 3, 2014

It’s another showdown tonight — 7:30 at Fraser Hockeyland Arena — when the MC Monarchs play host to the Detroit Fighting Irish in the latest faceoff between the two Midwest Jr. Hockey League neighbours.

The two teams are tied for first place — technically at least — in the MWJHL standings, one point ahead of the Traverse City Hounds. …[read more]

These Irish eyes are smiling


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December 2, 2014

Detroit Fighting Irish dominate the latest Midwest Jr. Hockey League players-of-the-week awards for the period ending Sunday, November 30.

The awards are voted on by MWJHL coaches, general managers and league staff.

The envelope, please. …[read more]

Blast of Winter hits MC


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November 30, 2014

MC Monarchs felt the effects of Winter on Saturday.

High-scoring forward Ken Winter potted a goal and added four assists to spark the Detroit Fighting Irish past the visiting Monarchs 8-5 in Midwest Jr. Hockey League action at the Ice Box Sports Center. …[read more]

Irish on top of the Hill


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November 29, 2014

George Hill made 27 saves and won for the first time since October 10 as the Detroit Fighting Irish cuffed the visiting Michigan Ice Dogs 6-2 in Midwest Jr. Hockey League action from Friday.

Hill improved his record to 2-3 and lowered his goals against average to 4.21 with the triumph. …[read more]

MC Monarchs are in Session


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November 26, 2014

He hunts. He fishes. He hits people. Hard.

If there was ever a player in the Midwest Jr. Hockey League who defied stereotypes, it’s an MC Monarchs new addition, Justin Session, who recently arrived via Saskatchewan. …[read more]

Puck of the Irish


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November 25, 2014

The record through 19 games is well above the .500 mark — 11-6-2 for 24 points to be exact — but Detroit Fighting Irish coach-general manager Dan Vasquez thinks it could be better.

“There have been games in which we out-shot our opponents by a wide margin but lost when we felt we should have won,” said Vasquez, whose Fighting Irish is in third place in the seven-team, Midwest Jr. Hockey League heading into a pair of home games this weekend. …[read more]

One-goal wins for Soo and MC


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November 23, 2014

Two games were played in the Midwest Jr. Hockey League on Saturday.

Both were decided by one goal — and late, at that.

And to top it off, the visiting teams won both games. …[read more]

Hicks nets a pair in Irish triumph


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November 22, 2014

Chuck Hicks scored two goals — his ninth and tenth of the season — and Kory Dombrowski made 29 saves as the Detroit Fighting Irish defeated the visiting Soo Firehawks 5-3 in Midwest Jr. Hockey League action from Friday. …[read more]

Fighting Irish home to Soo for two


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November 21, 2014

Detroit Fighting Irish has a pair of home games slated for the Ice Box Sports Centre — tonight at 8:10 p.m. and Saturday afternoon at 3:10 p.m.

Soo Firehawks will depart the snow of the Eastern Upper Peninsula region and head south for the back-to-back meetings with the Fighting Irish, which holds down third place in the Midwest Jr. Hockey League with a record of 10-6-1. …[read more]

Rogowski, Vroman, Boyd, Stefan


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November 19, 2014

The Midwest Jr. Hockey League has announced its players of the week for the period ending November 16.

The awards are voted on by coaches, general managers and MWJHL staff.

The envelope, please. …[read more]

MWJHL to hold dispersal draft


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November 19, 2014

The Midwest Jr. Hockey League has confirmed that the Berkley Bruins have ceased operations and will not compete for the remainder of the 2014-2015 season. …[read more]

MC Monarchs a solid second


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November 19, 2014

Derrick Treppa tapped in two goals and Tyler Skulley made 22 saves as the MC Monarchs solidified their hold on second place in the Midwest Jr. Hockey League standings with a 6-1 triumph over the visiting Michigan Ice Dogs on Tuesday. …[read more]

Fighting Irish shuts down Firehawks


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November 17, 2014

A pair of third-period goals from Jacob Hernandez lifted Detroit Fighting Irish to a 3-1 verdict over Soo Firehawks in Midwest Jr. Hockey League action from Sunday. …[read more]

Hounds take it to the Irish


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November 15, 2014

Patrick Rogowski netted two power-play goals, added a shorthanded tally and — for good measure — assisted on three others as the first-place Traverse City Hounds humbled the visiting Detroit Fighting Irish 9-1 before a big crowd of 900-plus fans on Friday. …[read more]

Monarchs feast on Irish stew


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November 13, 2014

MC Monarchs cooked up another victory at the expense of the Detroit Fighting Irish on Wednesday night.

The visiting Monarchs made it three straight wins over their Fighting Irish neighbors from the Detroit suburbs with a 5-3 triumph at the Ice Box Sports Centre in Brownstown. …[read more]

Monarchs invade Irish territory


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November 12, 2014

Tonight will mark the third meeting of the 2014-2015 Midwest Jr. Hockey League season between the Detroit Fighting Irish and the neighboring MC Monarchs.

The Fighting Irish will be looking for its first win of the season against the Monarchs when the two teams face off in an 8:10 p.m. start at the Ice Box Sports Centre. …[read more]