Local hockey teams receive regional tournament draws
By Mark Vest
Posted February 20, 2013
As exciting as a chase for a Macomb Area Conference hockey league championship may be, things can get even more interesting once the postseason rolls around.
The postseason provides each team with a fresh start, and that first opportunity will come in the regional tournament.
Here is a breakdown of matchups, locations and scheduled start times for our local teams.
Chippewa Valley is scheduled to face Troy Athens in a Division 1 regional semifinal game at 7:45 p.m. Feb. 25 at Great Lakes Sports City. The winner moves on to face either Sterling Heights Stevenson or Troy in a regional final matchup, scheduled for 7:15 p.m. Feb. 27.
Utica Eisenhower receives a first-round bye and will take on the winner of a Division 1 regional semifinal game between Macomb Dakota and Rochester Adams, which is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at Mount Clemens Ice Arena. The regional final game is scheduled to take place at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27.
Fraser is scheduled to take on Warren De La Salle in a Division 2 game at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at City Arena. The winner faces Grosse Pointe South, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27.
L’Anse Creuse is scheduled to face off against L’Anse Creuse North in a Division 2 regional semifinal contest at 4 p.m. Feb. 26 at Suburban Macomb. The winner of that game moves on to the regional finals to take on the winner of a matchup between Utica and Rochester Hills Stoney Creek, which take the ice at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at Suburban. The regional final scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Feb. 27.
Macomb Lutheran North is scheduled to face Marysville in a Division 3 regional semifinal matchup at 8:15 p.m. Feb. 26 at McMorran Arena. The winner will move on to face St. Clair in a regional final at 7:45 Feb. 28.
About the author
Mark Vest is on the sports beat at C&G Newspapers. He covers high school sports for the Fraser-Clinton Chronicle and Grosse Pointe Times. In the past couple years or so, he has also began to cover collegiate sports for schools such as the University of Detroit Mercy, Oakland University, Wayne State University, Macomb Community College and Oakland Community College. Vest has worked at C&G Newspapers since 2011 and attended Oakland University and Oakland Community College.
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