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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Viewer Pics December





The Mitten State Sports Report received anonymous photos by way of email.  Scroll down to see exclusive photos.






These photos were taken at Yost Ice Arena.  The game was played on Friday, December 8th, 2017.






Grand Valley State University defeated the University of Michigan 4-3 in overtime.







Both teams compete in Division 3 of the ACHA (American Collegiate Hockey Association).  






The University of Michigan Wolverines currently have an overall record of 8-5-3-2 (3 ties, and 2 overtime losses).






The Grand Valley State University Lakers currently have an overall record of 22-2.






Yost Ice Arena is located at 1000 S State Street, in Ann Arbor.  






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                                                                             Game Notes







-  The University of Michigan also fields a NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Division I Men's hockey team.  



-  The University of Michigan also fields an ACHA Division 2 Men's hockey team.



-  Grand Valley State University also fields an ACHA Division 2 Men's hockey team.



-  Yost Ice Arena was built in 1923.











For more info about the UofM ACHA Division 3 hockey team click on  wolverineclubhockey.com



For more info about the GVSU hockey program click on  www.gvsuclubsports.com



For ACHA stats, and standings click on  http://achahockey.org  



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Friday, December 15, 2017

Lakers 4-3 Wolverines OT





On Friday, December 8th, the Grand Valley State University Lakers defeated the University of Michigan Wolverines 4-3.











     On Friday, December 8th, the Grand Valley State University Lakers defeated the University of Michigan Wolverines 4-3 in overtime.  Both teams compete in Division 3 of the ACHA (American Collegiate Hockey Association).  Friday night's game was played at Yost Ice Arena located at 1000 S State Street, in Ann Arbor.  Scroll down to see exclusive photos of Friday night's game.  Click on the link below for more information about the ACHA.
     The Grand Valley State University Lakers currently have an overall record of 22-2.  The Lakers also field an ACHA Division 2 team.  The University of Michigan Wolverines currently have an overall record of 8-5-3-2 (3 ties, and 2 overtime losses).  The Wolverines also field an ACHA Division 2 hockey team, and a NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Division I hockey team.  Click on the links below for more information about the Lakers ACHA hockey program, or the Wolverines ACHA Division 3 hockey team.
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Both teams compete in Division 3 of the ACHA (American Collegiate Hockey Association). 








Friday night's game was played at Yost Ice Arena located at 1000 S State Street, in Ann Arbor.  Click on the links below.












                                                                              Game Notes







-  #5 Mark Janiga scored the game winning goal for the Lakers on Friday night.



-  #5 Mark Janiga also scored in the 2nd period for the Lakers on Friday night.



-  Goalie #1 Jack Lindsay made 27 saves for the Lakers on Friday night.



-  Goalie #31 Alex Chen made 17 saves for the Wolverines on Friday night.











For more info about the UofM ACHA Division 3 hockey team click on  wolverineclubhockey.com



For more info about the GVSU ACHA hockey program click on  www.gvsuclubsports.com  



For ACHA stats, and standings click on  http://achahockey.org



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Monday, December 4, 2017

Ferris State 5-1 Schoolcraft





On Saturday, December 2nd, the Ferris State University hockey team defeated Schoolcraft College 5-1.











     On Saturday, December 2nd, the Ferris State University hockey team defeated the Schoolcraft College Ocelots 5-1.  The Ferris State University Dawgs also earned a 7-4 victory over the Ocelots on Friday, December 1st.  Both games were played at the Redford Ice Arena located at 12400 Beech Daly Road, in Redford.
     Ferris State University, and Schoolcraft College both compete in Division 3 of the ACHA (American Collegiate Hockey Association).  The Ferris State University Dawgs currently have an overall record of 13-7-1 (1 tie).  The Schoolcraft College Ocelots currently have a overall record of 6-9-1 (1 overtime loss).  Scroll down to see exclusive photos of Saturday's college hockey showdown.  Click on the links below for more information about Schoolcraft College, The Ferris State University club hockey team, or the ACHA.
     Ferris State University also fields a hockey team that competes in Division I of the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association).  Ferris State University NCAA athletic teams are known as Bulldogs, but the ACHA hockey team is known as the Dawgs.  Click on the links below for more information about the Ferris State University athletic program, or the NCAA.
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Schoolcraft College plays their home games at the Redford Ice Arena.





Both schools compete against each other in Division 3 of the ACHA.





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-  Dan Cosgrove is the Head Coach of the Ferris State University ACHA hockey team.



-  Rob Lindsay is the Head Coach of the Schoolcraft College hockey team.      



-  Schoolcraft College finished the 2016-2017 ACHA season with an overall record of 19-7-1 (1 overtime loss).



-  Ferris State University finished the 2016-2017 ACHA season with an overall record of 4-25-1 (1 overtime loss).  










For more information about Schoolcraft College click on  www.schoolcraft.edu



For info about the Ferris State University club hockey team click on  ferrisstateclubhockey.homestead.com



For ACHA stats, and standings click on  http://achahockey.org



For info about the Ferris State University athletic program click on  www.ferrisstatebulldogs.com



For NCAA stats, and standings click on  www.ncaa.com



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Sunday, December 3, 2017

UofM-D 4-1 Aquinas





On Friday, December 1st, the University of Michigan Dearborn Wolverines defeated the Aquinas College Saints 4-1.











     On Friday, December 1st, the University of Michigan Dearborn Wolverines defeated the Aquinas College Saints 4-1.  The Wolverines also earned a road victory against the Saints on Saturday night by a score of 5-1.  Both schools are NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) programs, and both teams compete against each other in the WHAC (Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference).  Scroll down to see exclusive photos of Friday night's showdown.  Click on the links below for more information about the NAIA, or the WHAC.
     The University of Michigan Dearborn hockey team currently has an overall record of 11-3-2 (2 shootout losses).  The Wolverines are ranked #7 in the Country according to the latest ACHA (American Collegiate Hockey Association) Division 1 Poll.  The Aquinas College Saints currently have an overall record of 11-6-1 (1 tie).  Click on the links below for more information about the University of Michigan Dearborn athletic program, the Aquinas College athletic program, or the ACHA.
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Both schools compete against each other in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference.






The University of Michigan Dearborn hockey team currently has an overall record of 11-3-2 (2 shootout losses).






The Aquinas College hockey team currently has an overall record of 11-6-1 (1 tie).





The Wolverines are ranked #7 in the Country according to the latest ACHA Division 1 Poll.





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-  #91 Tyler Groat, #7 Justin Dunn, #37 Jared Dedenbach, and #14 Nic Laburn each scored goals for the Wolverines on Friday night.  



-  #22 Zach Lloyd scored 1 goal for the Saints on Friday night.  



-  Hockey:  The Wolverines are 4-0 this season in WHAC competition.    



-  The Aquinas College Saints won the 2017 ACHA Division 3 National Championship.










For more information about the UofM-D athletic program click on  gowolves.net



For more information about the Aquinas College athletic program click on  www.aqsaints.com



For ACHA stats, and standings click on  http://achahockey.org  



For NAIA stats, and standings click on  www.naia.org



For WHAC stats, and standings click on  http://www.whac.net



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Friday, December 1, 2017

Best of November 2017

































    














    The month of November featured 17 posts that were viewed by people all over the state of Michigan.  Scroll down to see what everyone is clicking on.  You can always leave a comment, and you can email the Mitten State Sports Report at mittenstatesportsreport@rocketmail.com  Scroll down and vote in the monthly Poll Question.  Check out Game Notes.  Click on past months to check out all of the Mitten State Sports Report's archived material.  











                                                                     Best of November 2017











1.  "Schoolcraft vs. Alpena"  posted 11/15/2017

























2.  "Aquinas 3-2 LTU"  posted 11/20/2017
























3.  "USA 5-4 Youngstown"  posted 11/7/2017


























                                                                            Best of the Rest











-  "Prowlers: Life After Mahfouz"  posted 11/8/2017




                                                                                                                                       No Photos!  















-  "Watch MASL Games Online"  posted 11/27/2017





















                                                                        Pic of the Month








The Pic of the Month is a photograph of the USA NTDP U-18 Team vs. the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders.











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                                           Is Tobias Harris the Detroit Pistons best player?







                                          Yes                                                         50%







                                          No                                                            50%











              Will the MSU Spartans Men's basketball team reach the NCAA Final Four this season?







                                    Yes                                                                  100%







                                     No                                                                       0%











                                                                         Game Notes  







-  The Mitten State Sports Report has published 171 posts in 2017.



-  The Mitten State Sports Report has published 955 posts.



-  The Mitten State Sports Report has received 167,195 views.



-  The profile of Tony Pertile has been viewed 23,963 views.  











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Monday, November 27, 2017

Watch MASL Games Online





The St. Louis Ambush (in blue) compete in the Central Division of the MASL (Major Arena Soccer League).











     Live, and archived MASL (Major Arena Soccer League) games can be watched for free on the official website of the MASL.  Legendary indoor soccer teams such as the Baltimore Blast, the Milwaukee Wave, and the San Diego Sockers compete in the MASL.  The 2017-2018 MASL season features 4 divisions, and 16 teams.  The state of Michigan does not currently have a MASL team, but the Detroit Waza Flo did compete in the MASL from 2008-2016.  Click on the link below for more information about the Major Arena Soccer League.
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The Detroit Waza Flo competed in the Major Arena Soccer League from 2008-2016.











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-  The MASL Championship is known as the Ron Newman Cup.  The Baltimore Blast have won the Ron Newman Cup two years in a row.



-  The Baltimore Blast were founded in 1992.  The Blast have won 8 Championships.



-  The Milwaukee Wave were founded in 1984.  The Wave have won 6 Championships.



-  The San Diego Sockers have won 4 MASL Championships.



-  The Detroit Waza Flo now compete in MLF (Major League Futsal).  The Detroit Waza Flo were the 2017 MLF National Champions.  



-  Lansing City F.C. also competes in MLF (Major League Futsal).    












For more information about the Major Arena Soccer League click on  www.maslsoccer.com



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Monday, November 20, 2017

LTU 1-1 Michigan





On Friday, the Lawrence Tech University Blue Devils, and the University of Michigan Wolverines skated to a 1-1 tie. 











     On Friday, November 17th, the Lawrence Tech University Blue Devils, and the University of Michigan Wolverines skated to a 1-1 tie.  Friday night's game was played at the Southfield Ice Arena.  The Wolverines defeated the Blue Devils 4-2 on Saturday, November 18th.  Saturday night's game was played at the Arctic Edge Ice Arena, in Canton.
     The Lawrence Tech University hockey team, and the University of Michigan hockey team both compete in Division 3 of the ACHA (American Collegiate Hockey Association).  The Blue Devils currently have an overall record of 6-4-1 (1 tie).  The Wolverines currently have an overall record of 6-6-3 (3 ties).  Click on the link below for more information about the ACHA. 
     The Lawrence Tech University Blue Devils also field a NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) hockey team. The University of Michigan Wolverines also field an ACHA Division 2 hockey team, and a NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Division I hockey club.  Click on the links below for more information about the Lawrence Tech University athletic program, the Wolverines ACHA Division 3 hockey team, or the University of Michigan athletic program.
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-  #3 Tim Hasselbach scored the only goal for the Wolverines on Friday night.



-  #21 Josh Bauer scored the only goal for the Blue Devils on Friday night.



-  Goalie #31 Alex Chen made 20 saves for the Wolverines on Friday night.



-  Goalie #29 Anthony Carlier made 40 saves for the Blue Devils on Friday night.  











For more info about the LTU athletic program click on  http://www.ltuathletics.com



For more info about the UofM ACHA Division 3 hockey team click on  wolverineclubhockey.com



For ACHA stats, and standings click on  http://achahockey.org



For more info about the University of Michigan athletic program click on  www.mgoblue.com



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Aquinas 3-2 LTU





On Friday, November 17th, the Aquinas College Saints defeated the Lawrence Tech University Blue Devils 3-2.











     On Friday, November 17th, the Aquinas College Saints defeated the Lawrence Tech University Blue Devils 3-2.  Friday night's game was played at the Southfield Ice Arena.  The Saints also defeated the Blue Devils 6-1 on Saturday night.  Saturday night's game was played at the Southside Ice Arena.
     Aquinas College, and Lawrence Tech University are both NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) programs, and both schools compete against each other in the WHAC (Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference).  Click on the links below for more information about the NAIA, or the WHAC.
     The Aquinas College hockey team currently has an overall record of 11-4-1 (1 tie).  The Lawrence Tech University hockey team currently has an overall record of 3-10.  The Blue Devils also field an ACHA (American Collegiate Hockey Association) Division 3 hockey team.  Click on the links below for more information about the Aquinas College athletic program, the Lawrence Tech University athletic program, or the ACHA.
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-  The NAIA now recognizes ice hockey as a varsity sport.  Ice hockey was categorized as a club sport before the 2017-2018 season.  The NAIA did sponsor ice hockey from 1968-1984.



-  Hockey:  The Aquinas College Saints are 7-0 all time against the LTU Blue Devils.



-  Hockey:  The Aquinas College Saints won the 2017 ACHA Division 3 National Championship.



-  Hockey:  The Aquinas College Saints defeated Calvin College 4-3 in the 2017 ACHA Division 3 National Championship Game.



-  Hockey:  The LTU Blue Devils have lost 7 games in a row.  The team began the season 2-0.  











For more information about the Aquinas College athletic program click on  www.aqsaints.com



For more info about the LTU athletic program click on  http://www.ltuathletics.com



For NAIA stats, and standings click on  www.naia.org



For WHAC stats, and standings click on  http://www.whac.net



For ACHA stats, and standings click on  http://achahockey.org



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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Shepard On 1130 WDFN







    Matt Shepard is reintroducing his "Shep Shower 'N' Shave" show tomorrow morning (6:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.) on 1130 WDFN The Fan in Detroit.  "Shep Shower 'N' Shave" episodes could previously be listened to on Facebook, You Tube, and State Champs! Network.  "The Herd with Colin Cowherd", "The Dan Patrick Show", and "The Rich Eisen Show" can also be found on 1130 WDFN The Fan in Detroit.  Click on the links below for more information about 1130 WDFN The Fan in Detroit, or State Champs! Network.
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-  The "Shep Shower 'N' Shave" show will air weekdays from 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. on 1130 WDFN.



-  Matt Shepard grew up in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
 


-  Matt Shepard is the radio announcer for UofM basketball, and Eastern Michigan University football.



-  Matt Shepard also works for Fox Sports Detroit.











For more info about 1130 WDFN in Detroit click on  https://wdfn.iheart.com



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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Concordia Adds Hockey





Concordia University has added Men's, and Women's ice hockey to their athletic program.











     Concordia University has added Men's, and Women's ice hockey to their athletic program.  Both teams will begin competition in the 2017-2018 season.  The NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) is now recognizing ice hockey as a varsity sport, and both teams will join the WHAC (Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference).  Concordia University has already hired Ben Kenyon to be the Head Coach of the Men's hockey team.  The Cardinals have also hired Maria Barlow to be the Head Coach of the Women's ice hockey team.  Click on the links below for more information about the Concordia University athletic program, the NAIA, or the WHAC.
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-  Maria Barlow is originally from Howell, Michigan.



-  The Cardinals football team currently has an overall record of 9-1.



-  The Cardinals football team will play at Reinhardt University on Saturday, November 18th, 2017.



-  Reinhardt University is located in Waleska, Georgia.











For more information about Concordia University athletics click on  www.concordiacardinals.com



For NAIA stats, and standings click on  http://www.naia.org



For WHAC stats, and standings click on  http://www.whac.net



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HFC: Women's Hoops Again





Henry Ford College is reviving their Women's basketball program next season after a two year absence.












     Henry Ford College is reviving their Women's basketball program next season after a two year absence.  Henry Ford College is a NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) program, and the Hawks compete in the MCCAA (Michigan Community College Athletic Association).  Gwen Burton has already been named as the Head Coach of the Henry Ford College Women's basketball team.  Click on the links below for more information about Henry Ford College, the NJCAA, or the MCCAA.
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-  Henry Ford College is located in Dearborn, Michigan.



-  Henry Ford College is formerly known as Henry Ford Community College.



-  Gwen Burton played two seasons for the University of Louisville.



-  The Henry Ford College Men's basketball team currently has an overall record of 3-0.  











For more information about Henry Ford College click on  https://www.hfcc.edu  



For NJCAA stats, and standings lick on  http://www.njcaa.org



For MCCAA stats, and standings click on  http://www.mccaa.org



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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Schoolcraft vs. Alpena





Schoolcraft College defeated Alpena Community College 10-4 on Saturday afternoon.











     The Schoolcraft College Ocelots defeated the Alpena Community College Lumberjacks 10-4 on Saturday afternoon.  The Ocelots also defeated the Lumberjacks 6-3 on Friday night.  Both games were played at the Redford Ice Arena located at 12400 Beech Daly Road, in Redford.  2017-2018 marks the return of the ice hockey program at Alpena Community College.  The Schoolcraft College hockey program is in its second year of existence.  
     The Schoolcraft College, and Alpena Community College hockey teams both compete in Division 3 of the ACHA (American Collegiate Hockey Association).  The Schoolcraft College Ocelots currently have an overall record of 6-6.  The Alpena Community College Lumberjacks currently have an overall record of 1-8. 
    The Lumberjacks only dressed 9 players for the weekend series against Schoolcraft College.  #11 Vince Glenn scored 4 goals for the Ocelots on Saturday afternoon.  Scroll down to see exclusive photos of Saturday's hockey game.  Click on the links below for more information about Schoolcraft College, Alpena Community College, or the ACHA.
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Saturday's game was played at the Redford Ice Arena located at 12400 Beech Daly Road, in Redford.






The Lumberjacks only dressed 9 players on Saturday afternoon.  #11 Vince Glenn scored 4 goals for the Ocelots.





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                                                                              Game Notes







-  Rob Lindsay is the Head Coach of the Schoolcraft College hockey team.  



-  #10 Hunter Frazier scored 2 goals for the Lumberjacks on Saturday afternoon.



-  #10 Hunter Frazier has scored 8 goals in 9 games for the Lumberjacks this season.



-  #11 Hunter Tolsdorf has scored 6 goals in 9 games for the Lumberjacks this season.











For more information about Schoolcraft College click on  www.schoolcraft.edu



For more information about Alpena Community College click on  www.alpenacc.edu



For ACHA stats, and standings click on  http://achahockey.org



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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

North Stars Dormant





The Traverse City North Stars began as the Hartland Hounds back in 2012.











     The 2017-2018 USPHL (U.S. Premier Hockey League) season is taking place without the participation of the Traverse City North Stars.  The North Stars organization officially became dormant on July 4th, 2017.  The Traverse City North Stars began as the Hartland Hounds back in 2012.  The Hounds competed in the MWJHL (Midwest Junior Hockey League) for three seasons, and the team won all three Veteran's Memorial Cups. 
     The Hounds moved to Traverse City in 2013, and the MWJHL merged with the USPHL in 2015.  The Traverse City Hounds became the Traverse City North Stars in 2016.  The North Stars will continue to update their official website with news regarding former players.  Click on the links below for more information about the USPHL, or the Traverse City Hounds.
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-  The Detroit Fighting Irish are a former MWJHL team that now competes in the USPHL.



-  The Motor City Hawks are a former MWJHL team that now competes in the USPHL.



-  The Detroit Fighting Irish, and the Motor City Hawks compete in the Premier Division of the USPHL.



-  The Tri City Ice Hawks also compete in the Premier Division of the USPHL.  











For more information about the U.S. Premier Hockey League click on  www.usphl.com  



For more information about the Traverse City Hounds click on  www.tcnorthstars.com



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Monday, November 13, 2017

Virtual Harness Racing





Northville Downs features Virtual Reality Harness Racing.  











     Northville Downs now features Virtual Reality Harness Racing.  The three minute high definition experience is free for a limited time at Northville Downs.  Northville Downs is located at 301 S. Center Street, in Northville.
      The live harness racing season at Northville Downs continues on Friday, and Saturday night's through December 16th, 2017.  Post time is 7:00 p.m.  Northville Downs also has simulcast racing on over 350 personal flat screen televisions.  Click on the link below for more information about Northville Downs.
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-  Simulcast Racing at Northville Downs takes place every day from 12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.



-  Programs, hot dogs, and soft drinks are $1.00 each on Friday night at Northville Downs.



-  Track records can be viewed on the Northville Downs official website.



-  The Trackview Restaurant is located inside of Northville Downs.











For more information about Northville Downs click on  www.northvilledowns.com



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Sunday, November 12, 2017

State Champs! On The Ticket







      The MHSAA (Michigan High School Athletic Association) Football Playoffs are well underway, and the "State Champs Scoreboard Show" is the destination for news, scores, and analysis.  The "State Champs Scoreboard Show" airs on Friday night's during the Fall season on 97.1 The Ticket.  Lorne Plant, and Tom Markowski host the weekly FM radio show, and Scott Burnsein is the co-host.  The next two Friday shows will air directly following Detroit Red Wings games.  97.1 The Ticket also broadcasts live Detroit Tigers games, and live Detroit Pistons games.  Click on the links below for more information about 97.1 The Ticket, the MHSAA, or State Champs! Network.
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-  Best of the "State Champs Scoreboard Show" Podcasts are available at www.statechampsnetwork.com



-  97.1 The Ticket is owned, and operated by CBS Radio.



-  The 2017 MHSAA State Championship Football Games will be played on November 24th, and November 25th at Ford Field, in Detroit.  



-  The 2017 MHSAA 8 Player State Championship Football Games will be played on November 18th at the Superior Dome located on the campus of Northern Michigan University.











For more info about State Champs! Network click on  www.statechampsnetwork.com



For more information about the MHSAA click on  https://www.mhsaa.com



For more info about 97.1 The Ticket click on  detroit.cbslocal.com/station/97-1-the-ticket



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Friday, November 10, 2017

SC Sports Dome Update





The St. Joe's Sports Dome is located on the campus of Schoolcraft College, in Livonia.











     The St. Joe's Sports Dome opened in November of 2016, and it's the largest soccer dome in Michigan.  The 110,500 square foot indoor facility can host several events including soccer, lacrosse, football, volleyball, baseball, and softball.  The St. Joe's Sports Dome is located on the campus of Schoolcraft College, in Livonia.
      The St. Joe's Sports Dome is currently home to the Wolves and Hawks Soccer Club.  The AC Milan Detroit (Livonia)/Livonia Soccer Club recently merged with the Wolves and Hawks Soccer Club.  Click on the links below for more information about Schoolcraft College, or the Wolves and Hawks Soccer Club.
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-  The Mitten State Sports Report posted "SC Adding Sports Dome" on 1/21/2016.



-  The St. Joe's Sports Dome features food provided by The Ocelot CafĂ©.



-  The St. Joe's Sports Dome is located at 18600 Haggerty Road, in Livonia.



-  The Wolves and Hawks Soccer Club is also known as the Michigan Wolves-Hawks Soccer Club.











For more information about Schoolcraft College click on  https://www.schoolcraft.edu



For more info about the Wolves and Hawks Soccer Club click on  www.michiganwolveshawks.com



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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Prowlers: Life After Mahfouz







     The Port Huron Prowlers are adjusting to life in the FHL (Federal Hockey League) without Ahmed Mahfouz.  Mahfouz currently plays for the Cornwall Nationals, but the 28 year old goal scorer skated for the Port Huron Prowlers during the 2015-2016 season, and the 2016-2017 season.  The Prowlers won the Commissioner's Cup (FHL Championship) in 2016.
     Ahmed Mahfouz has played in the FHL Playoffs every season since the league began in 2010.  Mahfouz has lead the league in scoring 4 times, and he's hoisted the Commissioner's Cup 3 times.  Ahmed Mahfouz has recorded 205 goals, and 394 assists in 293 FHL regular season games played.
     The Port Huron Prowlers are currently tied for last place in the FHL standings with 0 points, and an overall record of 0-2.  The Cornwall Nationals are currently in 3rd place in the FHL standings with 4 points, and an overall record of 1-0-1 (1 overtime loss).  #19 Ahmed Mahfouz currently has 3 goals, and 3 assists in 2 games played.  The 2017-2018 FHL season features 6 teams.
     Click on the links below for more information about the Port Huron Prowlers, the Cornwall Nationals, or the Federal Hockey League.  You can always leave a comment, and you can email the Mitten State Sports Report at mittenstatesportsreport@rocketmail.com  Scroll down and vote in the monthly Poll Question.  Check out Game Notes.  Click on past months to check out all of the Mitten State Sports Report's archived material.  











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-  The Cornwall Nationals are based in Ontario, Canada.



-  Ahmed Mahfouz is from Ontario, Canada.



-  The Port Huron Prowlers traded Ahmed Mahfouz to the Cornwall Nationals on August 23rd, 2017.



-  The Cornwall Nationals joined the FHL in 2016.











For more information about the Port Huron Prowlers click on  www.phprowlers.com



For more information about the Cornwall Nationals click on  www.cornwallnationals.com



For FHL stats, and standings click on  www.federalhockey.com



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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

USA 5-4 Youngstown





On Friday, November 3rd, the USA NTDP U-18 Team defeated the Youngstown Phantoms 5-4 in overtime.











     On Friday, November 3rd, the USA NTDP (National Team Development Program) U-18 Team defeated the Youngstown Phantoms 5-4 in overtime.  Both teams compete against each other in the Eastern Conference of the USHL (United States Hockey League).  The USA NTDP also features an U-17 Team that competes in the USHL.  Friday night's game was played at the USA Hockey Arena located at 14900 Beck Road, in Plymouth.  Click on the links below for more information about the USHL, or the USA Hockey Arena.
     The USA NTDP is currently in 3rd place in the USHL Eastern Conference standings with 12 points, and an overall record of 6-1.  The Youngstown Phantoms are currently in 9th place in the USHL Eastern Conference standings with 7 points, and an overall record of 2-4-2-1 (2 overtime losses, and 1 shootout loss).  Scroll down to see exclusive photos of Friday night's game.  Click on the links below for more information about the USA NTDP, or the Youngstown Phantoms.
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Friday night's game was played at the USA Hockey Arena located at 14900 Beck Road, in Plymouth.  






Both teams compete against each other in the Eastern Conference of the USHL.






The Youngstown Phantoms currently have an overall record of 2-4-2-1 (2 overtime losses, and 1 shootout loss). 





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-  USA NTDP Defenseman #23 Mattias Samuelsson scored the game winning goal (in overtime) on Friday night.



-  Phantoms Defenseman #15 Jake Gingell is from Chelsea, Michigan.



-  Phantoms Defenseman #24 Steve Holtz is from Detroit, Michigan.



-  Phantoms Forward #6 Max Ellis is from Canton, Michigan.  



-  Phantoms Forward #9 Tommy Parrottino is from Rochester Hills, Michigan.











For more information about the USA NTDP click on  www.usahockeyntdp.com



For more information about the Youngstown Phantoms click on  www.youngstownphantoms.com



For USHL stats, and standings click on  www.ushl.com



For more information about the USA Hockey Arena click on  www.usahockeyarena.com  



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