Awards for the 2015-16 season were handed out at the Chiefs Hockey Banquet, March 23rd. Pictured left to right are: "Hobey Baker Award" winner, Craig Bongard; "Most Valuable Player" and "Team Offensive Leader", Adam Jeannotte; "Unsung Chief Award", Dakota Bell; "Defensive Leader",  Gavin Armstrong; and "Unsung Chief Award", Cole Williams. Adam Jeannotte has also been named First Team, All-State in Division 3!

Cheboygan High School Chiefs Hockey

The 2015-16 season was the 17th 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 has been the head coach since the 2011-12 season.

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Northern Michigan Hockey League - Standings


Conratulations on All-Conference

Five Chiefs were recently recognized by the Northern Michigan Hockey League (NMHL). Cheboygan Senior Captain, Adam Jeannotte was a First Team, All-Conference selection. Senior, Craig Bongard and Junior, Zach Stempky were chosen for the Second Team. Seniors, Dakota Bell and Cole Williams were named Honorable Mention. Cheboygan finished the season with a record of 15-10-1, and runners-up in the NMHL Conference Tournament. The team banquet is set for March 23rd.

Season Comes To An End

The 2015-16 season ended in Alpena on Tuesday, March 1, losing to Sault Ste. Marie, 6-0. The Chiefs finished with a record of 15-10-1. The Chief Hockey Banquet is set for March 23, 6:00 p.m. at the Cheboygan High School cafeteria.

Senior Night!

Cheboygan wrapped up the regular season in style with a win on Senior Night, Friday, February 26 at the Cheboygan Ice Pavilion by beating Cadillac, 4-1. Adam Jeannotte scored all four goals for the Chiefs! Cheboygan is now 15-9-1, and will face Sault Ste. Marie in a pre-Regional game in Alpena, Tuesday, March 1, 5:00 p.m.

The Blueliner Raffle was also held February 26. Congratulations to the winners: 1st Prize - Corrie Bongard, Black Lake ($500); 2nd Prize - Gina Rule, Ontanagon ($300); 3rd Prize - Sandy Jeannotte, Cheboygan ($200). The Pavel Datsyuk autographed picture was won by Kim Armstrong.


It has also been an exciting season, as well as career, for Adam Jeannotte. He has already broken many Chief hockey records and is currently the state leader for points scored this season!

Tough Finish in NMHL Tournament

The Chiefs lost a hard-fought game to the Bay Area Reps in the Conference Tournament finals, 3-2. The tournament was played at the West Shore Community College Ice Arena in Scottville, February 19 & 20, near Ludington. Adam Jeannotte had both goals for Cheboygan. Zach Stempky and Craig Bongard each picked up two assists. Cheboygan (14-9-1) wraps up the regular season hosting Cadillac for Senior Night this Friday, February 26, 7:00 p.m.

The Chiefs advance to the NMHL Tournament Championship game after a 6-1 win over Petoskey. Cheboygan (14-8-1) will face the #2 Bay Reps around 3:30 PM following the consolation game. This game can also be heard on WCBY Radio!

Chiefs Win 4th Straight!

February 10 -  At Ralph G. Cantile Arena inside the Cheboygan Ice Pavilion, Cheboygan beat Alpena, 7-3. The Chiefs are now 13-7-1 and will play host to St. Ignace on Wednesday, February 17, 7:00 p.m. The Chiefs will then head to the NMHL Conference tournament, February 19 & 20, hosted by Manistee. Cheboygan wraps up the regular season at home with Senior Night vs. Cadillac on February 26.

Cheboygan Tops Pinckney

Chiefs Skate Past Manistee

Cheboygan Blanks Gaylord

Chiefs Tie Reps

Chiefs Split in Lakeland

Cheboygan Tops Big Rapids

Chiefs Fall to Sault

Chiefs Split Weekend in U.P.

Congratulations Adam Jeannotte!

Cheboygan's Senior Captain was recently named the Player of the Week for the North Region by the Michigan High School Hockey Coaches Association (MHSHCA) for his performance during the Christmas Showcase, December 18 & 19. Adam tallied 6 goals and 4 assists that weekend against Midland and Midland Dow. He currently leads the team in goals (13) and assists (21), and has moved into 2nd place on the Chiefs career assist list with 92, just one behind Isaac Viau. The Player of the Week awards this season are being coordinated by the coaching staff at Lawrence Tech University in Southfield. The Chiefs are headed to Bay City Tuesday to take on the Bay Area Thunder. This weekend, Cheboygan plays at Michigan Tech on Saturday and Escanaba on Sunday. The Chiefs' next home game is January 6th against the Sault. "Meet the Chiefs" is set for January 9th vs. Big Rapids.


Alumni Game - 2015

Another classic! A close Alumni Game played December 26 with White squad beating Black squad, 8-6. Proceeds go to support Chief High School Hockey.


Holiday Showcase

Chiefs Lose at Alpena

The Wildcats beat Cheboygan, 3-1 in Alpena Saturday night. The game was scoreless after two periods. The Chiefs scored first in the third period on a goal from Evan Jewell. But the Wildcats responded with two power play goals to take the lead, along with an empty-netter with less than a minute to play. The Wildcats improve to 6-1, while the Chiefs are now 4-3. Cheboygan will now host the Christmas Showcase, December 18 & 19. 

Chiefs Fall in OT

It was a back and forth game at the Ralph G. Cantile Arena, but the Jets get the game winner in the extra session. Goal scorers for Cheboygan were Zach Stempky (2), Dakota Bell, Jarrod Bourgeois and Jasic Callan. Addings assits were Adam Jeannotte (2), Cole Williams (2), Bell, Bourgeois, Callan, and Craig Bongard. Goalie Carl Bartholomew made 26 saves for the Chiefs. WCBY Player of the Game was Dakota Bell. The Impact Player was Jarrod Bourgeois.

Parents Night

Cheboygan shutout Dearborn Unified, 4-0 on Saturday, December 5. It was the Chiefs home opener and it was Parents Night. Carl Bartholomew was in net for the win. WCBY Player of the Game  was Zach Stempky. The Impact Player of the Game was Cole Williams. Cheboygan improves to 4-1 and will host Painesdale-Jeffers on Thursday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m.

Chiefs Mercy Cadillac

The Chiefs pick up a win tonight in Cadillac! Cheboygan won by mercy rule, 9-1 in the 3rd period! The Chiefs (3-1) look forward to their first home game on Saturday against Dearborn Unified at 7:00 PM. It will be Parents Night at Ralph G. Cantile Arena!

Road Weekend

The Chiefs are now 2-1 on the young season after earning a split in the U.P. over the weekend. Cheboygan lost at Marquette, 9-1, but beat Negaunee, 11-4. The Chiefs' only goal against the Redmen came in the second period when Craig Bongard tipped in a shot from Matt Grisdale. Marquette outshot Cheboygan, 30-9. Against the Miners, the Chiefs were led by Adam Jeannotte (4 goals, 2 assists) and Jasic Callan (3 goals).  Jarrod Bourgeois (goal, assist) and Garrett Christie (goal) scored their first varsity points. Also scoring for the Chiefs were Bongard (1 goal, 3 assists), Zach Stempky (goal), Dakota Bell (2 assists), Cole Williams, (2 assists), and Parker James (assist). Cheboygan outshot Negaunee, 53-34. Tyler Kiper was in net for the Chiefs.

The Chiefs are now off until they travel to Cadillac on December 2. FYI, the November 28 game vs. Algoma (Soo, Ontario) has been cancelled. The Chiefs first home game will now be December 5, Parents Night against Dearborn.

Chiefs Shutout Petoskey

The Chiefs start out the season with a win on the road against Petoskey, 6-0. Carl Bartholomew gets the shutout between the pipes for Cheboygan. The Player of the Game was Craig Bongard with 2 goals and 3 assists. Connor McMullen is named the Impact Player of the Game as he got an assist for his first varsity point. Cheboygan outshot the Northmen, 34-12.


-Blueliner Membership donations are always welcome. Blueliner applications and online payment options can be found on our DONATE page. You can also may contributions to: Cheboygan Blueliners, P.O. Box 5016, Cheboygan, MI 49721. Donors will be listed in the game programs and on our website.

*REMINDER - The Cheboygan Chief High School hockey program is completely funded by the Blueliners. Player fees, donations, sponsors and volunteers make it all possible each season. Plus, this year's budget includes extra expense for new uniforms. Your support is greatly appreciated!



The next meeting for the Cheboygan Blueliners is scheduled for Monday, November 7, 2016, 7:00 p.m. at the Cheboygan Ice Pavilion. Current officers are: President, Joe Williams; Vice-President, Mary Jewell; Secretary - Dana Stempky; and Treasurer - Peggy Paull.