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Top 25 hockey rankings – C.C. one of three Oakland County teams in top four

By: Sean Baligian, December 15, 2014, 11:28 am



1. Detroit Catholic Central. Shamrocks are off to a high scoring start, averaging just under six goals a game with scoring coming from all over the ice.


2. Utica Eisenhower. Coach Hall has a team that seemingly can beat you anyway you choose. They can score, they can limit you and they deserve to be in this spot.


3. Rochester United. United won the Cranbrook Kingswood Thanksgiving Tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Cranbrook Kingswood. As of press date, only a 1-1 at Houghton is keeping them from a perfect record.


4. Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood. With three wins over teams in our Top Ten, the Cranes deserve to be here with their only blemish coming in the loss to Rochester United.


5. Northville. The Mustangs have yet to lose, and have given up one goal or less in five of the seven wins, including three shutouts.

6. Brother Rice. The Warriors have knocked off four teams in our top 25, with their only in-state loss coming to Detroit C.C. by a score of 4-2.

7. Livonia Stevenson. The young Spartans are coming together nicely early on. The two losses so far have been one goal defeats to Cranbrook Kingswood and Brother Rice.


8. Grand Rapids Catholic Central.  The Cougars are off to a fast start, led by one of the best goalies in the state in Tommy Bailey. With their only loss to Cranbrook Kingswood, the Cougars are a top ten team.


9. Grand Rapids Forrest Hills Central.  A fantastic start for the Rangers includes wins over Rockford, Hartland and Muskegon Reeths-Puffer. Their only loss came to the squad right above them in this ranking by a score of 2-0.


10. Wyandotte Roosevelt. The Bears stay in the top 10 by virtue of starting out the season with six wins in their first six games.


11. Trenton. The Trojans have a tough task playing in the Michigan Interscholastic Hockey League but have shown they can play with anybody early on.


12. Grandville. The Bulldogs continue to prove that under Coach Breazeale, they will be a force to be reckoned with.


13. Warren DeLaSalle. The Pilots continue to be a team on the rise, playing everybody tough early on.


14. U-D Jesuit. The Michigan Interscholastic Hockey League is loaded yet again, and the Cubs are going to be a serious threat to anybody.


15. Flint Powers. Powers stays in the top 15 as their only blemish has come at the hands of Cranbrook Kingswood.


16. Houghton. The Gremlins made quite a statement by tying Rochester United at Dee Stadium.


17. Dearborn Divine Child. Coach Kaleniecki’s Falcons have a couple of impressive wins already in this young season with wins over Plymouth and Wyandotte Roosevelt.


18. Brighton. Arguably the Bulldogs have had the toughest schedule to start the season and they have turned a few tough early losses into wins as of late.


19. Plymouth. Coach Vento and his Wildcats have started the season with nicely, with the only losses coming to Rochester United and Dearborn Divine Child.


20. Novi. These Wildcats are another squad with an incredibly difficult slate to start. They have fought hard in every game so far.


21. Traverse City Central. Coach Givens has his Trojans off to a fine start, with their only loss so far coming to De La Salle by a score of 2-1.


22. Rockford. The Rams are still one of the teams to look out for on the west side as the have started the season 6-2 against highly ranked squads in Grand Rapids Catholic Central and Grand Rapids Forrest Hills Central.


23. Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett. The Knights jump into the top 25 by virtue of a strong start, and their lone loss coming at the hands of Eisenhower.


24. Salem. The Rocks continue to improve under Coach Ossenmacher in the improved Kensington South.


25. Escanaba. The Eskymos are off to a solid start, and led by the dynamic Levi Wunder, who has put up an incredible 28 points in his first seven games.