Cheboygan High School Chiefs Hockey

The 2014-15 season is the 16th year for Cheboygan Chiefs Hockey. The team's inaugural season was 1999-2000. The Chiefs play in the Northern Michigan Hockey League and are a Division III school of the Michigan High School Athletic Association. The Cheboygan Chiefs Hockey program is totally funded through the Cheboygan Blueliners Club.

Craig Coxe is in his 4th year as Head Coach of the Chiefs. Coach Coxe is a veteran coach at multiple levels from youth hockey to Minor Professional hockey. He is a former NHL player with the Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames, St. Louis Blues and the San Jose Sharks. Tom Smith is in his 6th season as Assistant Coach and Strength & Conditioning Trainer. Volunteer Assistant Coaches are Kevin Chapman and Mickey Malhmberg. Trainer is Emily Mahoney.


2014-15 Blueliner Members

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The Chiefs will be hitting the road this weekend. Friday at 7:30 p.m., Cheboygan (7-10) will be in Manistee against the Chippewas at the West Shore Community Ice Arena. Saturday at 2:00 p.m., the Chiefs take on the Big Rapids Cardinals at the Robert Ewigleben Ice Arena on the campus of Ferris State University.

The Chiefs scored four goals in the third period to pick up a win at Gaylord, Saturday night, 6-3. The game was tied at two after the 2nd period, but Cheboygan out-shot the Blue Devils in the third, 12-4. The Blue Devils also took five penalties on the night, all in the third period. Cheboygan only had two penalties all night, and out-shot Gaylord, 27-20. Carl Bartholomew was in net for the Chiefs. Josh Stempky led the Cheboygan scoring with a hat trick. Other goals came from Adam Jeannotte, Gavin Armstrong and Cole Williams. Getting assists were Zack Stempky (2), Jeannotte (2), Paker James and Matt Grisdale. Cheboygan is now 7-10 and will be on the road this weekend, Friday, 7:30 p.m. at Manistee, and Saturday, 2:00 p.m. at Big Rapids.

The Chiefs lost to the Bay Reps on Tuesday night in Kalkaska, 7-4. Cheboygan's scoring included two goals by Evan Jewell, one by Gavin Armstrong and one from Cole Williams. Cheboygan (6-10) will face the Gaylord Blue Devils (5-9-1) on the road this Saturday.

The Chiefs dropped a couple games in Midland over the weekend. Friday night saw Cheboygan fall to the Midland Chemics 4-2. The Chiefs lost Saturday afternoon 4-0 to the Midland Dow Chargers. Carl Bartholomew was between the pipes for both games. Cheboygan's record falls to 6-9 as they look forward to their contest on Tuesday in Kalkaska against the Bay Reps.

The Chiefs blanked the Alpena Wildcats on Wednesday night, 3-0 for the PINK OUT game. Cheboygan, now (6-7), will look forward to their trip to Midland next weekend for games against the Midland Chemics and Midland Dow Chargers.

The Chiefs split their two games this weekend at a New Year's Showcase at Michigan Tech University in Houghton. Friday night, the Chiefs lost to Escanaba, 6-2. Saturday afternoon they beat Painesdale-Jeffers, 4-2. Cheboygan is now (5-7) and returns home to play Alpena in the PINK OUT game on Wednesday, January 7, 7:00 p.m.


A big THANK YOU to all those who helped make the can/bottle drive a big success, November 21 & 22. Many fans brought returnables to the game against Cadillac, and many people also brought returnables to Family Fare in Cheboygan the next day, Saturday, November 22. Over $1,000 was raised during this fundraiser thanks to the great effort by the players' families and the community. The Blueliners would also like to thank Family Fare and the other businesses that helped coordinate the event.


The next meeting for the Cheboygan Blueliners will be Monday, February 2, 7:00 p.m. at the Cheboygan Ice Pavilion. Officers for 2014-15 season Current officers are President - Mike Grisdale; Vice President - Joe Williams; Secretary - Dana Stempky; and Treasurer - Scott Kelley.