West Bloomfield High’s Lance Ferenc, right, was named All-Association in the Oakland Activities Association White Division.

West Bloomfield High’s Lance Ferenc, right, was named All-Association in the Oakland Activities Association White Division.

Photo by Donna Dalziel


One last look at hockey’s best

OAA coaches name top players from 2017-18 hockey season

By: Mike Moore | C&G Newspapers | Published April 20, 2018

OAKLAND COUNTY — Sure, it’s late April, but there was still some winter magic we left out in the cold.

Not for long.

Shortly after the boys hockey finals concluded last month, coaches in the Oakland Activities Association announced their All-Association teams.

Here’s a quick look at the final standings from the season and the players who took home the league’s top honors.

Red Division
One single point separated the top teams in the Red Division this winter, with Lake Orion High (10-1-1) edging past Troy United (10-2-0). Rochester Hills Stoney Creek (8-4-0), Rochester United (5-4-3), Farmington High (4-6-2), Berkley Unified (2-10-0) and Farmington Unified (0-12-0) rounded out the group.

Lake Orion’s Gabe Potyk and Nick Field took home Player of the Year and Coach of the Year honors, respectively. Stoney Creek’s Brady O’Shea was named Goaltender of the Year.

All-Association honors went to Potyk, Conner Graham, T.J. Hirschfield, Jacob Helzer and Reid Marshall, Lake Orion; Mitch Cochran, Morrick Witkowski, Chris Kondolean and Quest Migeron, Troy; O’Shea, Nick Schena, Julian Graziani and Evan Gletzen, Stoney; Gabe Potyk and Mitch Cochran, Rochester United; Tanner Neill, Joe Carbone and Colin Rae, Farmington; Liam Fox and Marcus Frankel, Berkley; and Colin Woods and Blake Maddalena, Farmington Unified.


White Division
A perfect record (10-0-0) propelled Birmingham Unified to the top spot in the White Division this winter. Clarkston High (8-2-0), West Bloomfield High (4-5-1), Bloomfield Hills High (4-5-1), Royal Oak High (2-8-0) and Oxford-Avondale Unified (1-9-0) rounded out the group.

Gabe Parish and Steve Kruk, both of Birmingham United, took home Goaltender of the Year and Coach of the Year, respectively. Clarkston’s Brent Bachusz was Player of the Year.

All-Association accolades went to Jack Muir, Matthew Bachand, Dave Breaugh, Andrew Beggs and Gabe Barish, Birmingham Unified; Brent Bachusz, Trey Roy, Yuri Karpushenkoff and Daniel Milano, Clarkston; Jaxon Perimuller, Daniel Sternberg, Jonah Stone and Nolan Woolley, Bloomfield Hills; Aaron Ross, Lance Ferenc and Marcus McLaughlin, West Bloomfield; Nick Cancelor, Ross Koerber and Stephen Metcalfe, Royal Oak; and Aaron Angelo and Shang Brown, Oxford-Avondale.