Boys Hockey Rankings: Hartland moves up three spots to No. 3; Houghton rises seven spots to No. 9
- Detroit Catholic Central. The Shamrocks improved to an impressive 16-0 record in-state with a 2-0 victory over Livonia Stevenson.
- Orchard Lake St. Mary’s. The Eaglets are unbeaten in their last 14 games in-state with a stellar 13-0-1 mark during that time.
- Hartland. The Eagles are red hot with a 7-game winning streak that includes five wins over teams in our rankings this week (Northville, Livonia Stevenson, Brighton, Trenton, and Flint Powers).
- Brighton. The Bulldogs bounced back nicely from a one-goal loss to Hartland with a one-goal win over Hancock.
- Livonia Stevenson. Coach David Mitchell’s squad went 2-1 in-state since our last ranking, with wins over Grandville and Livonia Franklin, and a tough loss to Catholic Central.
- Plymouth. The Wildcats went 2-1-1 since our last rankings, and remain one of the teams to watch in Division 2.
- Grandville. The Bulldogs had quite the showing at the MIHL showcase, losing in overtime to Livonia Stevenson, and defeating Birmingham Brother Rice.
- Hancock. The Bulldogs went 1-3 since our last ranking. One-goal losses to Plymouth, Brighton and Houghton are not exactly bad losses.
- Houghton. The Gremlins are heating up at the right time with five straight wins in-state, and right on the heels of Hancock for bragging rights in Division 3.
- Utica Eisenhower. The Eagles are on a 5-0-1 unbeaten streak and senior forward Matt Haist has an incredible 37 goals in only 20 games.
- Detroit Country Day. Eleven straight wins for the Yellowjackets, and junior goalie Sam Evola features a spectacular .087 goals-against-average.
- Saline. The Hornets bounced back from a loss to Northville to tie mighty Plymouth 2-2. Coach Paul Fassbender deserves serious consideration as Coach of the Year in Division 2.
- Brother Rice. The defending Division 2 champs bounced back nicely from a loss to Grandville with a 5-2 win over U-D Jesuit.
- Trenton. The Trojans sandwiched one-goal losses to Hartland and Warren DeLaSalle with a one-goal win over Plymouth.
- Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood. The Cranes went 1-1 since our last ranking after knocking off Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern-Eastern, and falling in overtime to Houghton.
- Calumet. The Copper Kings survived a brutal stretch of the schedule going 2-2 and knocking off Flint Powers and Negaunee. They lost tight games to Hancock and DeLaSalle.
- Salem. A win [Saline], a tie [Eisenhower], and a loss [DeLaSalle] for the Rocks since our last rankings.
- DeLaSalle. The Pilots went 3-1 since our last rankings with wins over Salem, Calumet and Trenton. The loss was to O.L. St Mary’s,
- Northville. The Mustangs stay in our top 20 and host Salem on Friday night in a big KLAA showdown.
- Saginaw Heritage. The Hawks continue to soar under coach JJ Bamberger and travel to face a suddenly hot Howell squad on Tuesday.
- Davison. The Cardinals showed they can play with anybody losing to Plymouth 3-1, and settling for a tie against Marquette.
- Flint Powers. The Chargers have dropped three straight, and look to get back on track against a tough Midland Dow squad on Wednesday.
- Kingsford. The Flivvers make their debut in our top 25 as they are unbeaten in their last seven (6-0-1), and have outscored their opponents, 50-14, during that stretch.
- Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett. The Knights have won 6-of-7, and look to be an intriguing team come playoff time in Division 3.
- Marquette. The Redmen are unbeaten in their last three (1-0-2) and have a big game looming Tuesday when they travel to Hancock.
Breakdown by Division. Division 1: 9 teams Division 2: 9 teams. Division 3: 7 Teams.