Michigan Metro Girls Hockey High School Hockey League: News from 2008

GPS girls state champs
GPS state Champs 2007-08 (Photo: Bob Bruce)
Sunday, March 9

Grosse Pointe South's Lady Blue Devils defeated the Ann Arbor Pioneers 4-2 in the championship game. Detroit’s City Sports Arena was rocking Saturday night where both schools had great fan support.

South’s Kelsey Burgess scored first, assisted by linemate Emma Hull, at 4:01 remaining in the first. Shots in the first were 6-3 in favor of South. Each team had three penalties in the first, but neither was able to capitalize on the powerplay.

South’s Alex Rentz made it 2-0 with 12:13 on the clock in the second, assisted by Annie Shepard. Ann Arbor answered at 8:20 when Annie Sturgeon scored, from Emy Guttman and Kelsey Raver. This began a steady drumbeat of offensive pressure by Ann Arbor. Shots in the second were 14-10 in favor of the Pioneers, and they kept the heat on in the third period as well, with 13 more shots to South’s three (game total 30-20 in favor of Ann Arbor). But South’s CJ Jarboe turned aside all but one of the remaining shots in an awesome performance, finishing the game with 28 saves and the MVP.

In the last 4 minutes of the game, South’s Rentz again found a way to score from Shepard, making it 3-1. Ann Arbor MVP Angie Chronis scored on the powerplay just 40 seconds later, making it 3-2. But South’s speedster Jenna Huitsing would put it away with a top-shelf breakaway goal at 1:11 remaining in the game, unassisted.

Congratulations to both teams for a great season.

Monday, November 10
Congratulation Alex Rentz 2008 Miss Hockey!
2008 Miss H
South's Alex Rentz
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High School Hockey’s Alex Rentz of Grosse Pointe South is 2008 Miss Hockey. The exclusive announcements were made Sunday at the 6th Annual Hockey Weekly High School All-State Awards Luncheon when by Christopher Ilitch opened envelopes revealing the voting outcome by boys and girls coaches. Ilitch, president and CEO of Ilitch Holdings and vice president of the Detroit Red Wings, was the special guest speaker and presenter at the event attended by 400 people at the Livonia Burton Manor.

Monday, March 10
2008 All-State Players named. Miss Hockey Announced at the Luncheon!

1st Team All-State

Forwards: JJ Chronis, Ann Arbor, Alex Rentz, South, Alexa Quinlan, North

Defense: Angie Chronis, Ann Arbor, Lauren Walsh, North

Goalie: Michelle Wyniemko, Ladywood


2nd Team All-State

Forwards: Hearther Sartorius, Ladywood, Annie Shepard, South, Kristina Harter, Ann Arbor

Defense: Jacq Roberge, Mercy, Amy Coleman, PCS

Goalie: Meghan Smerecki, Regina 


All-State Honorable Mentions:

Jenna Huitsing, South; Maura Malone, Mercy; Kristen Ruzylo, Northville; Paige Counsman, ULS; Monica Orr, Port Huron; Carly Mocny, Regina; Rachael Lentz, North; CJ Jarboe, South; Janaya Gripper, ULS   


Co-Coaches of the Year:

Lon Grantham and Steve Chronis of Ann Arbor 


All League:

Ann Arbor: Gwen Peck, Rachel Freeman, Kelsey Raver, Emy Guttman.

Cranbrook: Anna Brown, Caley Chelios.

Ladywood: Ashley Ballarin, Maria Rotondo, Elise Sawarski, Abby Kienbaum.

Mercy: Maura Gregory, Stephanie Conner.

Grosse Pointe North: Nikki Capizzo, Katie Latimer, Meredith Chicklas.

Northville: Eve Avdoulos, Megan Brenan, Molly Eley, Hannah Deacon, Becca Champagne

PCS: Brooke Caccevelli, Kelsey Nikkila, Jenny Grodus, Maggie Gossman

Port Huron: Dominique Morris, Chelsea Minnie, Brianne Glombowski, Kersten Jex

Regina: Teresa Smith, Kristen Taylor

Grosse Pointe South: Mary Dosch, Kathleen McDonald, Maria Hartman, Kelsey Burgess

University-Liggett: Jacqueline Nicholas, Morgan Ellis

Walled Lake: Emma Rousakis, Brittney Pasekel, Lauren Hutchinson


Hockey Weekly High School All-State Awards Luncheon
And MHSHCA Coaches Hall of Fame Inductions
Sunday, March 16, at 1 p.m.
Burton Manor in Livonia

Monday, March 10
2008 Skills Competition!
2008 skills 1
Girls have alot of fun and show off all their talents!

2008 skills 2

Thursday, March 13

GIRLS ACADEMIC ALL-STATE WINNERS 2007-2008 (From Hockey Weekly)

All seniors with 3.50 GPA and above  (alphabetical)  

Name                         School

Anne Billington          Andover High School
Anna Callis                Cranbrook Kingswood
JJ Chronis                Ann Arbor Pioneer
Amy Coleman             Canton High School
Carolyn Gard             Cranbrook Kingswood  *  
Kristina Harter          Ann Arbor Pioneer
Maria Hartman           Grosse Pointe South
Jenna Huitsing           Grosse Pointe South
Abigail Kienbaum        Ladywood
Kathleen MacDonald    Grosse Pointe South
Alex Rentz                 Grosse Pointe South
Heather Sartorius      Ladywood
Melissa Schuhrke       Cranbrook Kingswood
Annie Shepard           Grosse Pointe South  
* All-State Academic Player of the Year  

Monday, November 10
League Scoring Leaders 2008.

Michigan Metro Girls

High School Hockey League
Top 20 Scoring Leaders 
   Final - 2007-08 







Angie Chronis

AA Unified 23 26 49

Annie Shepard

GP South 21  26 47

Alex Rentz

GP South  20 23 43

Alexa Quinlan 

GP North 22 20 42

Paige Counsemen

Univ-Liggett       32 9 41

Lauren Walsh 

GP North 18 20 38

Maura  Malone 

Mercy 27 7 34

Emma Hull

GP South 19 15 34

Kelsey Burgess

GP South 12 21 33

Kristina Harter 

AA Unified 17 15 32

Nikki Capizzo

GP North 13 18 31

JJ Chronis 

AA Unified 14 17 31

Rachel Freeman

AA Unified 13 15 28

Heather Sartorius

Ladywood 20 7 27

Caley Chelios

Cranbrook 13 13  26

Maura Gregory

Mercy 13 11 24

Sarah Bachman 

PH Unified 13 10 23
Brianne Glombowski PH Unified 12 11  23
Chelsea Minne PH Unified 10  11 21
Abigail Kienbaum Ladywood 14  21 
 4 Tied with 20