Saturday, March 9, 2013
The Eagles lost 5-4 in the Division 2 finals.
Hartland High School lost its bid for a first Division 2 state title in hockey Saturday morning when they were defeated by Livonia Stevenson. The Eagles lost the game, 5-4. Chris McRae scored twice for Hartland. Austin Flores and Ned O'Boyle also scored for the Eagles. Hartland beat Port Huron Northern in the semifinals, West Bloomfield in the quarterfinals, and Walled Lake Northern in the regional final to advance to the finals. You can watch a video of the game or order a CD or DVD of it online at MHSAA.tv. Do you have any photos of the game? Upload them to this article by clicking "Upload Photos and Videos."
Friday, March 8, 2013
Hartland High School will play in its first Division 2 championship game on Saturday.
It was an exciting finish for Hartland's hockey team Thursday as they won the Division 2 semifinals in overtime. The Eagles beat Port Huron Northern with a final score of 3-2 at Compuware Arena in Plymouth. According to MLive.com, Hartland forward Josh Ruthig had the game winning goal with 2:16 left in overtime. "The team just wanted to get this done," Ruthig told MLive. "We just couldn't give up. Coach said, 'will over skill' and that's what we had to do." Hartland now heads to its first championship game on Saturday, where the team will play Livonia Stevenson for the title. The game is scheduled for 10 a.m. at Compuware. "Hartland has never been to a state championship game. I'm proud of them. It's an experience they'll have the rest of …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The team now heads to the semifinals on Thursday.
Hartland's varsity hockey team won the Division 2 quarterfinal game Tuesday and now moves on to the semifinals. The Eagles beat West Bloomfield Tuesday, 7-1. Hartland will now face Port Huron Northern in the semifinals on Thursday. The game will be at Compuware Arena in Plymouth at 5 p.m., according to the MHSAA website. You can also listen to the game live at MHSAANetwork.com or watch it live at MHSAA.tv. The video will also be archived for on-demand access, and CD’s and DVD’s of all games can be ordered online. If they win Thursday, the Eagles will face the winner of Thursday's Saginaw Heritage vs. Livonia Stevenson game in the finals. The championship game is scheduled for 10 a.m. at Compuware Arena on Saturday. Do you have any photos …
Monday, March 4, 2013
The team heads to the quarterfinals on Tuesday.
Hartland's varsity hockey team won the regional title Saturday. The team beat Walled Lake Northern 3-2. The Eagles now move on to play West Bloomfield in the Division 2 Quarterfinals Tuesday. The game will be at Ann Arbor Yost Arena at 5:45 p.m., according to the MHSAA website. If they win, the Eagles will face the winner of Tuesday's Port Huron Northern and Grosse Pointe South game in the semifinals on Thursday. The championship game is scheduled for Saturday. Other teams in the running are Saginaw Heritage, Grand Haven, Livonia Stevenson and Ann Arbor Pioneer. Do you have any photos of the game? Upload them to this article by clicking "Upload Photos and Videos."
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Tickets are still available for Dec. 21 charity game at Plymouth’s Compuware Arena.
Red and blue may not be Christmas colors, but the two will face off in the spirit of the season to raise funds for the family of fallen West Bloomfield Police Department Officer Patrick O'Rourke. The Detroit Red Wings Alumni Association and the Joe Kocur Foundation for Children will hit the ice at Compuware Arena in Plymouth Dec. 21 to play a charity hockey game, the proceeds of which will be donated to the O'Rourke Family Trust. O'Rourke, 39, was fatally shot Sept. 9 while responding with other officers to what police believed could have been a suicidal man. The incident sparked a barricaded gunman standoff that ended when police found the suspect, Ricky Coley, 50, dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. O'Rourke was the department's …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Hockey team takes on Grosse Pointe South at Ice Cube in Ann Arbor.
It’s a daunting task for any new coach, taking over an already successful team and stepping into the shoes of a previous coach. But Hartland High School alumna and first-year hockey coach Rick Gadwa said he had a plan coming into his first season, and together with his players, they found new ways to be successful. "Any time you get used to something and then something new comes along, it can be exciting," Gadwa said. He said he realized early on he had the makings of a great team. “I gotta admit, when I took over at the beginning of the year, everyone was talking to me ... around Hartland, about how much talent we lost,” Gadwa said. “I remember looking at the team right off the bat and seeing the young guys coming up as well as the …
Friday, January 13, 2012
Detroit Country Day rallies from a 2-0 deficit to win 3-2 Thursday.
The Hartland High School High School hockey team lost 3-2 to Detroit Country Day at home Thursday after giving up three unanswered goals in the third peroid. The Eagles, now 6-5-1 on the year, next plays 3 p.m. Saturday at Birmingham United.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
A 4-3 defeat to the Highlanders disappoints team
GENOA TOWNSHIP — The Hartland High School boys varsity hockey team lost a competitive see-saw battle to divisional rival Howell 4-3 Wednesday at the Grand Oaks Ice Arena. The game's momentum shifted back and forth until Howell sophomore Casey O'Doherty scored the game-winning goal with 6:21 left in the third period. The win gives the Highlanders a 7-1 overall record and 3-0 in the West Division of the Kensington Lakes Activities Association while Hartland drops to 5-3-1 overall and 4-1-1 in the division. "We're disappointed because they are our rivals," said head coach Howard Copeland. "We hate to come out of here with a loss. We need to beat teams of this caliber, however this is a definite step up. This is the first competition we've …
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Players, coaches ready as first puck drops Thursday against Pinckney.
A heartbreaking 4-3 loss in the regional finals last year has a young Hartland High School hockey team filled with high expectations for the 2010 season. Last year's leading scorers, Zack Bodziak and Nick Manley, will serve as captain and co-captain, respectively, and will lead a high-powered Eagles' offense. Bodziak, a senior winger, finished last season with 32 points. "We're a much younger team this year and we're willing to work hard to achieve our goals. We're quick on our feet and we have a lot of drive," Bodziak said. "We don't want to feel the same disappointment we felt last season." "A lot of people say we're gonna be contenders, and some doubters think will be nothing," he added. "We have a new athletic director (Jason Reck) …