Portland's Blackmer and Sandborn part of Mid-Michigan Marauders Regional Hockey Championship
Congratulations to Portland High School hockey players Evan Blackmer and Reese Sandborn and their Varsity team, the Mid-Michigan Marauders, who defeated the Okemos Chiefs to win the MHSAA Regional Championship on Saturday at Munn Ice Arena.
After repeated delays to the start of their season and the permanent closing of their home ice rink, the undeterred Marauders dominated the South Central High School Hockey League and have amassed an impressive record of 15-2. The team will be advancing to the State Quarterfinal Playoffs to face the Saginaw Heritage Hawks Wednesday 7:30pm at Munn Ice Arena.
The Marauders, in their third season, consist of players from Holt, Eaton Rapids, Grand Ledge and Portland High Schools. After the permanent closing of the Summit Sports and Ice Complex in Diamondale, the Marauders relocated to their new home ice at Optimist Ice Arena in Jackson. This is the first Regional Championship in Marauder history.
The 20/21 Mid-Michigan Marauders Varsity Hockey Team roster includes:
Brendan Reimer, Sophomore, Grand Ledge
Reese Sandborn, Junior, Portland
Jackson Horn, Junior, Grand Ledge
Owen Whitmoyer, Junior, Grand Ledge
Jadon Reimer, Senior, Grand Ledge
Evan Blackmer, Senior, Portland
Danny Abdouch, Senior, Holt
Eli Reimer, Senior, Grand Ledge
Carter Myers, Junior, Grand Ledge
Josh Raynor, Senior, Holt
Brock Mason, Senior, Holt
AJ Coates, Junior, Grand Ledge
Joey Campbell, Senior, Grand Ledge
Jake Koehn, Junior, Eaton Rapids
Carson Finney, Senior, Holt
AJ Stallone, Junior, Eaton Rapids
Finn Weinstein, Sophomore, Grand Ledge
The Marauders are coached by: Head Coach Rob Husalak, Asst. Coach Dan Whitmoyer, Asst. Coach Mike Young, Asst. Coach Mike Pierpont, Asst. Coach Kyle Husalak
Information about available tickets and the live broadcast of Wednesday’s playoff game will be shared at: https://www.facebook.com/MidMichiganMarauders.
Photo from Mid-Michigan Marauders Facebook page. Reese Sandborn (left) and Evan Blackmer.