FARGO, N.D. — The No. 8-ranked and No. 2-seeded University of Michigan hockey team has pulled out of the 2021 NCAA Championship due to positive COVID-19 test results.
GRAND RAPIDS – Just a short five weeks ago, the Grand Haven boys hockey team didn’t know exactly when, and if, they were going to be able to play the game they love competitively.
WALKER — If there was any indication that playoff hockey is right around the corner, it was on full display at Walker Ice Arena on Wednesday night.
MUSKEGON — When Grand Haven senior Braden Nielsen started his season with back-to-back hat tricks, it was seen as an exceptional start for a player who was already coming off a strong 2020 season.
MUSKEGON — A shorthanded Grand Haven team made an impressive comeback in the final seconds of regulation during Wednesday’s game against Hudsonville, and Buccaneer senior Tristen Goss stunned the Eagles with an overtime winner with 3.2 seconds to play.
MUSKEGON — Wednesday night’s home game against West Ottawa was the first of three games Grand Haven hockey will play this week, with back-to-back games to come on Friday and Saturday.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Organized outdoor hockey or “shinny” had been played many years before indoor rinks were established, and it can be traced back to early Navajo Native American culture.
Despite setbacks throughout this month, there is still an air of optimism around the Michigan High School Athletic Association as they wait for student-athletes to retake the field.
While it has divided the student-athletes affected, there’s one element of the University of Michigan’s recent two-week shutdown striking families across the state as the Wolverines deal with COVID-19 complications.
After Wednesday's update from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the official start date for a handful of winter sports was pushed back yet again by two weeks.
The MHSAA announced plans for an updated winter schedule on Wednesday, with the vast majority of winter sports currently kept off the field by state health orders.
Vladislav Namestnikov has memories of being in the Detroit Red Wings’ locker room with his uncle, and has autographed hockey cards of those Stanley Cup-winning teams somewhere in his house.
GRAND RAPIDS — The American Hockey League (AHL) announced on Monday that the league’s Board of Governors has voted to cancel the remainder of the 2019-20 AHL regular season and the 2020 Calder Cup Playoffs due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis.
For just one day, Erie Otters coach Chris Hartsburg says he would like to skate like his 18-year-old defenseman Jamie Drysdale, who could wind up in Detroit if the Red Wings fall out of the top two spots in the NHL draft lottery.
On the last weekend before winter break, the area's teams got their final games in before the holiday. Results and scores from the weekend's contests:
MUSKEGON — Grand Haven had four successful penalty kills in Friday’s win over Grand Rapids Northview, but against a more skilled Traverse City West team on Saturday, the Buccaneers wouldn’t have the same luck.
MUSKEGON — Two goals in five second-period minutes pushed Grand Haven hockey to a victory in Friday night's home opener against Grand Rapids Northview. The final score was 3-1, but Northview goaltender Mattias Safranek kept the Buccaneers from a more lopsided result thanks to some impressive saves.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — So much for the slow start. The seemingly endless string of injuries to bold-faced names, to the ones that left the Pittsburgh Penguins drifting aimlessly for long stretches.
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings announced a two-year contract extension with coach Jeff Blashill on Tuesday, giving their young leader a vote of confidence in a rebuild that will now include a third straight year without a playoff berth after a 25-year postseason run.
DETROIT (AP) — Pittsburgh missed out on a chance to clinch a playoff spot when Tyler Bertuzzi led the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-1 victory over the Penguins on Tuesday night.
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings are playing their best hockey of the season while perhaps hurting their chances of winning the NHL draft lottery.
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings are pulling off victory after victory at the end of a season in which they haven't had much to celebrate.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The playoffs may be well beyond reach, but the Detroit Red Wings are showing some fight at the end of another disappointing season.
The Grand Haven girls basketball team celebrated its stellar 2018-19 season with its annual banquet over the weekend, presenting the distinct honor of the Lela Johnson Memorial Scholarship Award.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ivan Barbashev recorded his first career NHL hat trick to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 5-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.
=DETROIT (AP) — Steven Stamkos tied Vincent Lecavalier for Tampa Bay's career lead in goals, Nikita Kucherov scored twice in the third period and the Lightning rallied from a three-goal deficit to beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-4 on Thursday night.
MONTREAL (AP) — With a portrait of Jacques Plante hanging just a few feet away, Carey Price passed around the credit for his latest accomplishment.
SUNRISE, Fla. — The challenge for the Detroit Red Wings is to restore confidence and show they are headed in the right direction.
DETROIT (AP) — Ted Lindsay, the Hall of Famer who provided muscle and meanness on the Detroit Red Wings' mighty "Production Line" of the 1950s and helped pioneer the first NHL players' union, died Monday. He was 93.
The Grand Haven-Spring Lake co-op hockey team’s postseason run came to an end in the regional semifinals Thursday night at the hands of the Bay City Reps in a 5-1 loss at Griff’s Ice House in Grand Rapids.
The Grand Haven-Spring Lake co-op hockey team won their first regional playoff game since 2014 with a 5-1 win over Traverse City West on Tuesday night at Griff's Ice House.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — The San Jose Sharks acquired forward Gustav Nyquist from the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night for two draft picks in a deal they hope adds scoring depth for a Stanley Cup push.
DETROIT — There was plenty of space for Erik Gustafsson to shoot the puck himself, but with Patrick Kane alone to the right of the net, his decision was obvious.
DETROIT — Carter Hart bounced back from his worst performance in the NHL with one of his best, flourishing as he played on consecutive days for the first time in the league.