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    Elite Sports Earlybird Tourney Schedule

     

    Blades wrap up the tourney weekend with a 4-1 record and end up falling in the finals to NM United, 2-6.

    Friday, 9/23:  SWM Blades 5-0 vs. Sylvania Northstars

    Saturday, 9/24:  SWM Blades 4-2 vs. MI Elite

    Saturday, 9/24:  SWM Blades 5-0 vs. Mattawan SS

    Sunday, 9/25:  SWM Blades Semis 5-2 vs. Team Michiana

    Sunday 9/25:  SWM Blades Finals 2-6 vs. NM United

     

     

    2022 Great Lakes Kickoff Classic, Varsity HS Tourney

    Your SWM Blades are excited to host the first annual Great Lakes Kickoff Classic.  This inaugural tourney consists of 8 Varsity HS programs throughout the Great Lakes region.  (Updates will be posted here all weekend long)

    Standings:                 W         L          Points                  

    SWM Blades

    Penn Gold

    Lake Central Blue

    St Ignatius

    GMP Black

    GMP Grey

    WM Varsity

    BGHW

    Friday, October 7th:

    445-545pm SWM Blades vs. Lake Central Blue, WW Blue

    600-700pm  Penn Gold vs. GMP Black, WW Blue

    615-715pm  Buffalo Grove vs. GMP Gray, WW Red

    730-830pm  St Ignatius vs. West Michigan Varsity, WW Red

    Saturday, October 8th:

    830-930am GMP Black vs. St Ignatius, WW Blue

    845-945am Lake Central Blue vs. GMP Gray, WW Red

    215-315pm SWM Blades vs. Buffalo Grove, WW Blue

    330-430pm WM Varsity vs. Penn Gold, WW Red

    800-900pm SWM Blades vs. St Ignatius, WW Blue

    815-915pm GMP Gray vs. Penn Gold, WW Red

    915-1015pm WM Varsity vs. GMP Black, WW Blue

    930-1030pm LC Blue vs. Buffalo Grove, WW Red

    Sunday, October 9th:

    Semi Final 8-930am, Wings Event Center

    Semi Final 945-1115am, Wings Event Center

    Consolation, 1130-1230am, Wings Event Center

    Consolation, 1245-145pm, Wings Event Center

    Championship, 315-445pm, Lawson Ice Arena

     

     

    Your 34th Captain Selection

    Congrats to senior Nate Willcutt of Vicksburg who has been named, your 34th captain of the 22-23 SWM Blades.  Congrats Nate, well deserved.


    Congrats to graduate captain Justin LaGrow for inking with the Milwaukee Power!


    Spring Blades Capture Elite Sports Hockey Fights Cancer U18AA Tourney


    Congrats to Owen Drake for singing with the NA3 Milwaukee Power


    Blades Alum Hunter Vorva Receives SPHL Goalie of the Year Honors

    Blades Fall Short in State Championship Efforts

    Great Run for the Blades!

    GM 1 2-0 vs. Bishop Noll

    GM 2 1-2 vs. HSE A

    GM 3 4-1 vs. Lake Central Blue

    GM 4 2-3 vs. Culver Academy

    Blades make it to the 4A state semi finals for the first time.  Something to build on...


    Congrats 2021-22 MHSHL All Conference Team Recipients:Owen Drake-F, Chase Willcutt-G, Justin LaGrow-F, Carter Lehmann-F, Owen Miller-D. Well deserved!


    Point Pucks Earned: Carter Lehmann 50 Points, Owen Drake 70 & Ashton DeVries 40.


    Owen Miller 30th Piont, Justin LaGrow 50th Point and MHSHL Assist Leader, Owen Drake, Back to Back MHSHL Point/Goal Leader


    Owen Drake-50 point & 200 point career puck; Carter Lehmann-40 point puck


    Your 2021-2022 SWM Blades

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    Holiday savings through 11/10. Receive 25% off on all Blades swag purchases. Time to stock up for the holidays!!

    Owen Drake, Justin LaGrow, Keagen Crist

    Your 2021-2022 Captains


    2020-2021 Michiana League Champions


    2020-2021 Captains Brock Ellingson/Senior. Justin LaGrow/Junior, Owen Drake,/Junior


    First Ever Win vs. Culver Varsity A


    For the first time in the 40 year Blade history, your Blades will be state playoff eligible!

    Blades Split Home Series With Highly Touted Gilmour Academy

    Your Blades split the weekend series with Gilmour Academy, losing 2-3 on Saturday and in dramatic fashion, grabbing the "dub" 3-2 on Sunday.  It took a 3 on 3 OT and 8 men deep into a shootout to determine the winner.  Senior, Jack Tomer played fantastic in net and senior Chase Stenger snuck one in off the right post for the GWG.

    From our team to yours, have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

    Your 2019-2020 Captains +

    A-Blaine Shafer

    C-Austin Ziegler

    Leadership/Community Service Chair-Chase Stenger

    C-Chris Bigelow

    A-Parker Lawrence


    Your 2018-2019 SWMHSHL Conference, League Playoff and Michiana Champions


    Back to Back Conference & League Playoff Champions

    2018-2019 Michiana All Conference Team

    All Conference-Chris Bigelow, Jaxon Dobrowolski, Parker Lawrence


    2018-2019 Michiana All Conference Team

    Sponsored by Horizon Bank

    Horizon Bank

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    Thank you alumni parent John Crandle for donating to our annual Fight for Autism event!!

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    2022-2023 Team Indiana Tryout Information


    Mason Lyster 1st Career Blades Goal


    Owen Drake 70 Point Puck


    Carter Lehmann 50 Point Puck


    Ashton DeVries 40 Point Puck


    Four Year Player, Two Year Captain Owen Drake is Your Back to Back, MHSHL Point and Goal Leader


    Justin LaGrow captures 50th Point and is your MHSHL Leader in Assist

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    C Owen Drake, 50 Point Puck and Tourney MVP

    Sponsored by Lyster Exteriors

    Lyster Exteriors

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    Lyster Exteriors has been generous enough to help with student athletes who struggle to pay and play the great game of hockey.  Thank you Lyster for your warm hearts and generous offerings!


    2017-2018 Southwest Michigan Blades


    Blades Capture Strongsville Championship

    Blades Move up to #18 in Division 1 (#47 in state)

    Your Blades finish the season with their first league playoff championship in league history.  A streak of 75 days with only two loses highlights the run!  Currently, your Blades sit #4 in the state in the GD(goal differential) department at 2.96 GPG.  Click the link below to view all 147 teams in the state:

    http://myhockeyrankings.com/rank.php?y=2017&a=4&v=728&g=0

     

     

    Blades Capture Strongsville Championship


    5-4 Victory in Double Overtime

    Your Blades brought home some 1st place hardware, in the top bracket of the annual Walter E  invite in Strongsville, OH. this weekend.   Game scores:

    Blades 10 Talawanda 1

    Blades 6 St Francis De Sales 1

    Blades 3 Hudson 3

    Blades 5 Strongsville 4(double overtime)

    Jaxon Dobrowolski was named tournament MVP contributing to the overall success of the team and burying the game winning goal in the final game.  He  also had 0 penalties this weekend.

    SWM BLADES TEAM UP WITH MINISTRY FOR COMMUNITY

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    It's the season for giving!  Come support your SWM Blades as they team up with Ministry for Community in their Annual Underwear party.  Please take part in donating any new underwear and drop them off at The Radisson on 12/4 from 5-7.   There will be hors d' voeures, 50/50 raffle and cash bar along with live music!  Too, they will be collecting winter items as well:  hats, gloves, scarves, snow pants and chap stick.  The more you bring, the more our players(and moms) have to wrap!!

    Happy Holidays!

     


    SWM Blades Volunteering for Try Hockey Free USA

    Ben Blacker named SWM Blades Assistant/Goalie Coach

    With much anticipation, the SWM Blades would like to announce Ben Blacker as their new assistant/goalie coach for the upcoming season. Ben is very excited to be apart of our staff and is looking forward to meeting everyone soon!  

    Accolades:  Played for 2 seasons in the USHL with the Cedar Rapids Roughriders where he was named second team All-USHL.  He led the league with 33 wins while posting a 2.25 GAA and .926 save percentage.  As a WMU Bronco, he had a sensational rookie season:  Started 29 games  and was to the NCHC All Rookie team...helped the Broncos get to the NCAA Playoffs and furthermore, Frozen Four!

    Get to Know Your Coach

    Q:  What was your biggest highlight of your rookie season?

    A:  "Beating Nebraska Omaha in Game 3, in OT, to move on to the Frozen Four in Minny"

    Q:  Knowing how lucky we are have Coach Murray at the helm,  how is it being a player for him?

    A:   "He is one of the most fun/toughest coaches to play for.  He takes great pride in making sure all of his players are the best they can be.  However, that means he will push you to our limit and then some to make sure you are the...perfect you.  He is a very funny and energetic coach. who is always a pleasure to be around

    Q:  What are you looking forward to most, with your new coaching position? 

    A:  "I'm looking forward to seeing the talent, hardwork and passion these young men have to give.  Hockey is not only a game that many of us love to play,  it is also is a platform that teaches respect, work ethic, and morals.  For me, being able to help these young men improve their skills not only on the ice, but to hopefully have an impact on their lives off the ice...is just a small part in what I can do to give back to the amazing game and community of Kalamazoo who has supported the WMU Bronco Hockey team, every step of the way.

    BLADES VARSITY HOCKEY


    2017-2018 Southwest Michigan Blades Varsity Hockey

    The Blades of Southwest Michigan

    The Blades are an Independent Varsity High School team offering the high school hockey experience for players in Southwest Michigan that may or may not have a place to call home.  

     

    The team is made up of students mainly from the following counties:

    • Kalamazoo 
    • Allegan
    • St. Joe
    • Calhoun

    For additional information please contact:
    Tyler Eddy, Head Coach, swmbladeshockey@yahoo.com

    Brian Woodward, Asst. Coach

    Dom Buentello, Asst. Coach

    Josh Marunde, Trainer@ Kalamazoo Strength and Conditioning (KSC)

    Sarah Gerhman, Manager, sgehrman07@gmail.com

    Doug and Amanda Hattan, Co-treasurer's@ doughattan82@yahoo.com

     

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    Michigan Highschool Hockey Rankings

    Michigan Varsity Hockey Rankings

    Michiana Hockey League of the ISHSHL

    NEW Michiana League Standings


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