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The 3rd Annual Kickoff Classic will take place in Kalamazoo the weekend of 10/4.  










2024-25 Southwest Michigan Blades Roster


Tyler Aubuchon

Evan Barker

Sam Budiwarman

Jon Garofalo

Conor Husiak

Henry Ludmer (C)

Bryce Myers

Ian Mazzola (C)

Brady Meine

Landon Montgomery

Jeremy Pienta

Andrzej Pryzbocki

Janek Pryzbocki

Amzy Roose

Oliver Soininen

Max Vanfleet

Lucas Winfrey

Spring Hockey Registration is OPEN

Spring Hockey is HERE!

Kickoff Meeting-will be 4/11 at 6pm, Zeigler Honda, Kalamazoo.  Must rsvp to  This is open to any Blades eligible player that wants meet the staff, alumni players/parents and learn more about our Fall program. COMPLETE

Spring Blades Academy-IN SESSION.  This session is open to ANY incoming 8th-10th grader looking to bridge the gap from Bantam/JV hockey to Varsity.  Sessions start 4/15.  We will have 4 on ice sessions and 2 classroom sessions.  This is a great way to get a feel for what will be expected of you at the Varsity level, both on and off the ice.  "Get a leg up on the competition no matter what your fall path looks like."  For more information or to sign up, email

U16 Elite Sports Hockey Fights Cancer Tourney and Skates

This is a u16 designated team that will have 4 ice sessions leading up to tournament play in Troy, the weekend of 5/10.  4 game guarantee.  Sessions start 4/29.  For more information or to sign up, please email  

U18 Elite Sports Hockey Fights Cancer Tourney and Skates

This is a u18 designated team that will also have 4 ice sessions leading up to tournament play in Troy, the weekend of 5/10.  4 game guarantee.  Sessions start 4/29.  For more information or to sign up, please email  

2024-2025 Captains Named

Hot off the press....congrats to #23 Ian Mazzola and #46 Henry Ludmer for being named captains for the 24-25 campaign.  

Your 23-24 SWM Blade Leaders

Henry Ludmer-Comminity Service Liason Gio Salvatore-Captain Collin Hatton-Captain

Your 23-24 SWM Blades MHSHL All Conference Selections

Mason Lyster-Senior-1st Team

Connor Penny-Senior-2nd Team

James Smith-Sophomore-2nd Team

Colin Porn-Senior-1st Team

George Smith-Senior, 1st Team

Vili Keranen-Exchange Student, 2nd Team

2023-2024 SWM Blades

Hoosier Crossover Results

Hoosier Crossover:

4-3 vs. Evansville 

1-4 vs. Zionsville 

4-2 vs. Carmel Gold 


1) Head to Head-BG over FT Wayne Carroll

2)  Fewest Penalties                                 

                                 W(2)        L(0)       T(1)       Points

SWM Blades                 2             0             1             5

Buffalo Grove                2             1             0             4

Penn Kingsmen             1             0             2         4-13 penalties 

Plymouth Wildcats        1               0           2          4-15 penalties

FT Wayne Carroll         2               1             0         4-24 penalties

Kalamazoo Stars           1              2            0             2 

LCU18 AA                     0             2              1             1

D211 Chiefs                  0             3            0              0 



October 6th Wings West  
  Home Away
445-6pm Blue Kzoo Stars 3 LCu18AA 2
515-630pm Red Plymouth 1 Penn 1
615-730pm Blue SWMB 4 D211 Chiefs 2
645-8pm Red Ft Wayne 1 Carroll Buffalo Grove 4
October 7th Wings West  
8-915am Blue Penn 2 Kzoo Stars 1
815-930am  Red Buffalo Grove 7 LC u18 AA 3
145-3pm Blue FTW Carroll 7 Chiefs 3
315-430pm Blue SWM BLADES 1 Plymouth 1
715-830pm Blue Kzoo Stars 4 FT Wayne 5 Carroll
8-915pm LC u18 AA 2 Penn 2
845-10pm SWM BLADES 4 Buffalo Grove 1
930-1045 Plymouth 6 D211 Chiefs 3
October 8th     
Sunday Wings Stadium  
8-930am BGHW 2 Penn 1
945-1115am Blades 5 Plymouth 0
1130-1245am Kzoo Stars 4 D211 7
1-215pm LCU18AA 2 FT Wayne 6
Championship SWM Blades 2 BGHW 4
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Away-darker jersey    

K-Wings Hunter Vorva Named 23-24 Blades Goalie Coach

"Hunter is a Blades alum and is currently (just resigned) entering his second season professionally with the Kalamazoo Wings.  He brings great energy to the rink and has a wealth of knowledge and experience as a goaltender.  We look forward to having him on staff this season."

-Coach Eddy




Your 35th Captain Selection

Congrats to senior Collin Hatton of Galesburg who has been named, your 35th captain of your SWM Blades.  Congrats Collin, well deserved.

Blades Capture 22-23 MHSHL Founders Trophy

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

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

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

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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:



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.


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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 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.


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 student athletes from the following counties:

  • Kalamazoo 
  • Allegan
  • St. Joe
  • Calhoun

For additional information please contact:
Tyler Eddy, Head Coach,

Brian Woodward, Asst. Coach

Dom Buentello, Asst. Coach

Hunter Vorva, Goalie Coach

Erin Carlson, Crossfit AZO-Strength and Conditioning

Lorrie Wiessner, Manager

MAHA Liason, Charlie Porn

MHSHL Liason, Gio Salvatore

Doug Hattan/President/Treasurer


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Michigan Highschool Hockey Rankings

Michigan Varsity Hockey Rankings

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