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    Blades go 1-2-1 Opening Weekend

    It was great to get back on the ice this weekend after several months of unknowns:

    Blades 3-6 vs. Homestead

    Blades 3-5 vs. Crown Pointe

    Blades 3-3 vs. New Trier (blue)

    Blades 4-2 vs. Zionsville

    Congrats to Adam Weeden for recording his first HS win in net.  As well, congrats to Asher Smith, George Smith and Ashton DeVries for scoring their first HS goals!

    Blades Swag @ Sqaudlocker

    Support your Blades and check out our brand new swag shop at Sqaudlocker.com. Brand name, off brand and over 100 items to choose from. Go Blades!

    Welcome 2020-2021 Blade Players and Families

    2 Dylan Smith F
    4 Asher Smith F
    5 George Smith F
    6 Keegan Crist F
    7 Carter Lehmann F
    9 Jarrett LaGrow F
    11 Ashton DeVries F
    12 Owen Drake F
    13 Jimmy Lindstrom F
    14 Joey Munro D
    15 Nate Willcutt D
    16 Collin Hatton F
    21 Will Boyer D
    22 Brock Ellingson D
    23 Drew Gildea F
    28  Connor Penny F
    30 Adam Weeden G
    31 Marlon Meyer D
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    Chase Willcutt

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    34 Kyle Weissner D
    51 Mason Lyster D
    59 Justin LaGrow F
         

    2019-2020 Indiana State Tourney

    Friday, 2/28 in Fort Wayne:

    Gm1: Carmel Gold vs. Bloomington, 850pm

    Gm2: SWM Blades vs. Culver A, 910pm

    Saturday, 2/29:

    Gm3: Winner of Gm1 vs. Winner of Gm2, 1:20pm-State Finals

    Gm4: Loser of Gm1 vs. Loser of Gm2, 1:35pm

    Sunday, 3/1:

    Gm5: Loser of Gm3 vs. Winner of Gm4 (1-1 teams), 1025am-State Finals

    *State Finals will now be held in Illiana league area (south of Gary), switched from Fischer's


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

    2020 Indianapolis Crossover Showcase Results

    The Blades went 3-1 over the weekend:

    Friday, 2-4 vs. Zionsville 

    Saturday, 5-3 vs. Bloomington

    Saturday, 6-2 vs. HSE A

    Sunday, 4-1 vs. Westfield

     

    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!!


    Jimmy Lindstrom, First Career Blades Goal


    Will Boyer, First Career Blades Goal


    Will Boyer, DOM award recipient


    George Smith, first high school goal


    Asher Smith, first high school goal


    Ashton DeVries, DOM Award and first HS goal


    Adam Weeden, first high school W

    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!

    Sponsored by TPI/Total Plastics Int'l

    TPI/Total Plastics Int'l

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    Thank you Tom Garrett and TPI for your generous donation of new practice jerseys for the boys this year!  Your annual offerings are greatly appreciated!  Look good, feel good, play good!


    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.

    Nothing but Class...

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    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
    • Van Buren
    • Calhoun

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

    Brian Woodward, Asst. Coach

    Dom Buentello, Asst. Coach

    Paul Washe, Asst. Coach

    Austin Cain, Asst/Goalie Coach

    Derek Drake, Volunteer Asst. Coach

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

    Kevin and Christa Ellingson, Co-manager's, @cellingson72@gmail.com

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

     

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