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  • Michigan Hockey Advancement


The Michigan Hockey Advancement program, or MHA, provides a fall playing opportunity for dedicated, driven high-school level hockey players to prepare for their club seasons and gain exposure to coaches and scouts at the junior, collegiate and professional levels, while competing in a structured, team environment. 
This environment is made up of positive, knowledgeable, hands-on coaches who seek to foster an atmosphere that mirrors that of the next level, while creating a true sense of "team."  Each individual quickly realizes that personal success and group success go hand in hand.  
The MHA fields teams at both the 18,16, and 15 levels.  The MHA season runs from early September through early November and concludes just in time for the start of the Michigan high school hockey season.  Each team plays between 20-25 games, and attends highly-competitive, well-scouted events. 
2019 MHA Schedule will be announced prior to tryouts...

  • The MHA Path
The path to competing on our 18,16, and 15 MHA teams starts in early August.  Interested players are invited to attend our 2019 MHA tryouts which takes place at Farmington Hills Ice Arena in early August.  From there, selected players are invited back to the MHA Top 80 Showcase in late August, where numbers are reduced and selected players are divided up among four teams and compete in a three day, tryout format that features:
  • Three games with 17 minute stop-time periods.  
  • Educational seminars featuring guest speakers who will speak on a variety of topics, including the recommended pathway to junior, collegiate and professional hockey.  
  • Comprehensive player scout book that includes each individual's academic scores, stats and contact info.  
  • The "Bauer Experience," where players demo cutting-edge equipment from the world's largest hockey outfitter.   
  • Exit meeting with MHA coaches and staff.
Click below to register and learn more about MHA tryouts for 2019.

MHA Past Success

Year Record National Ranking
2015 10-5-1 #32
2016 15-1-1 #13
2017 17-1-3 #13
2018 12-5-1 #13

  • MHA Alumni
First Name Last Name High School Program Current Team Current League Committed Highest Level Played
Spencer Wright Detroit Catholic Central Michigan State NCAA
Matt Riggleman Brother Rice Bentley NCAA
Jaret Koger Brother Rice Tufts NCAA DIII
Cooper Stahl Cranbrook-Kingswood Tufts NCAA DIII
Alec Regula Cranbrook-Kingswood London Knights OHL Michigan (2018-19)
Austin Alger Cranbrook-Kingswood Miami University NCAA
Nick Bowman Brother Rice Sioux Falls Stampede USHL
Nick Rosa Brother Rice Babson College NCAA DIII
Alex Frye Orchard Lake St. Mary's Chicago Steel USHL
Levi Wunder Escanaba Alabama Hunstville NCAA
Jackson Hartje Detroit Country Day Harvard University NCAA
Andrew Lane Detroit Catholic Central Shreveport Mudbugs NAHL
Vince Marino Orchard Lake St. Mary's Brookings Blizzard NAHL
Tristan Foltz Houghton Topeka RoadRunners Retired Topeka RoadRunners (NAHL)
Marshall Bowery Rochester Unified Air Force NCAA
Max Harper Rochester Unified Air Force NCAA
Ryan Burnett Detroit Catholic Central Shreveport Mudbugs NAHL
Matthew Manning Brother Rice Worcester State NCAA DIII
Shawn O'Malley Cranbrook-Kingswood Victoria Grizzlies BCHL
Nick Macari Detroit Catholic Central Shreveport Mudbugs Retired Shreveport Mudbugs (NAHL)
Alec Calvarusso Detroit Catholic Central Colorado College NCAA
Drew Meininger Detroit Jesuit Pembroke Lumberkings CCHL
Mitch Ossowski Detroit Catholic Central Retired Retired Aston Rebels (NAHL)
Chris Donaldson Walled Lake Western Adrian College NCAA DIII
Nick Borellis Orchard Lake St. Mary's Retired Retired Coulee Region Chill (NAHL)
Hunter Kero Hancock Finlandia University NCAA DIII
Evan Rochowiak Detroit Catholic Central Aberdeen Wings NAHL
Christian Wirth-Karbler Detroit Jesuit Trine University NCAA DIII
Will Vanderveen Brother Rice Mississauga Chargers OJHL
Sean O'Leary Cranbrook-Kingswood Retired Retired New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs (EHL)
Owen Kipke Detroit Catholic Central Soo Eagles NOJHL
Jay Keranen Brighton Prince George Spruce Kings BCHL
Jonathan MacDonald Livonia Stevenson Fargo Force USHL Umass-Lowell
Nick Foran Brighton Retired Retired Kenai River Brownbears (NAHL)
Brent Jones Detroit Catholic Central Wilkes Barrie Knights NAHL
Bret Abdelnour University of Liggett Amarillo Bulls NAHL
Josh Leonard Berkley High School Waterloo Siskins GOJHL
Austin Stauffer Orchard Lake St. Mary's Cochrane Crunch NOJHL
Joe Verkerke Orchard Lake St. Mary's Wilkes Barre Knights NAHL
Jack Clemente Brother Rice Shreveport Mudbugs NAHL Nebraska-Omaha (2019-2020)
Jason Brancheau Wyandotte Amarillo Bulls NAHL Ferris State (2018-19)
Alexander Lycett Cranbrook-Kingswood Waterloo Siskins GOJHL
Logan Neaton Brighton High School Fairbanks Ice Dogs NAHL
Mitchell Shults Brother Rice Syracuse Stars NCDC
Michael McIlnerney Brother Rice Retired Retired Amarillo Bulls (NAHL)
Hayden Taylor Detroit Country Day Islanders Hockey Club NCDC
Sam Knoblauch Detroit Jesuit Carleton Place Canadiens CCHL Umass-Lowell (2018-2019)
CJ Regula Cranbrook-Kingswood Corpus Christi NAHL
Connor McGinnis Detroit Country Day Minot Minotauros NAHL
Zach Sprys-Tellner Detroit Catholic Central Aberdeen Wings NAHL
Jed Pietila Hartland High School Minot Minotauros NAHL
Spencer Kimball Detroit Catholic Central Minot Minotauros NAHL
Griffin Sanom Orchard Lake St. Mary's Brookings Blizzard NAHL
Josh Main Orchard Lake St. Mary's Chatham Maroons GOJHL
JP Lafferty Detroit Catholic Central New Jersey Rockets NCDC
Dawson Zahorian Cranbrook-Kingswood Chatham Maroons GOJHL
Matt Schaumberger Salem HS Syracuse Stars NCDC
Bo Freatman Ann Arbor Huron HS NY Applecore EHL
Andrew Kormos Orchard Lake St. Mary's Metro Jets NA3HL
Sam Brennan Brighton HS Air Force (2019-2020)


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