Cheboygan High School Chiefs Hockey

This was the 15th season 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.

The Chiefs have been coached by Craig Coxe for the last 3 seasons. Craig is a veteran coach at multiple levels from youth hockey to Minor pro hockey. Coach Coxe is a former NHL player with the Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames, St. Louis Blues and the San Jose Sharks. Coach Tom Smith  has been Assistant Coach and Strength & Conditioning Trainer for 5 seasons. Assistant Coach Kevin Chapman helps work with the goaltenders.

2014 Chief Hockey Banquet

Award Winners from the 2014 Chief Hockey Banquet.  Left to right:  DJ Sayers, Nate Stempky, Zack Schley, Mike Grantner, Adam Jeannotte & Austin Christie.  (Photo courtesy of Vicki McGovern)

There were four senior players that received Academic Recognition Awards.  Left to right: Kaleb Wood, Michael Castagne, Zack Schley and John Grantner.  (Photos courtesy of Vicki McGovern)


Northern Michigan Hockey League - Standings


2012/13 Cheboygan Varsity Hockey Team
2013/14 Cheboygan High School Varsity Hockey

*Chief Hockey Team Photos provided by OnSite Imaging Photography.

Amy Swiderek, (231) 290-0340.


Congratulations to the winners of the 2013-14 Blueliner Raffle drawn on February 3, 2014.

1st Prize - Maghan Brooks, Cheboygan ($500)

2nd Prize - Bill Delyon, Petoskey (4 Detroit Red Wings Tickets)

3rd Prize - The Clark Family, Petoskey (4 Detroit Tigers Tickets)

Thanks again to all those who purchased raffle tickets. This is one of our biggest fundraisers. Your support of Chief Hockey is greatly appreciated!


Plenty of awards were handed out at the team banquet on March 18th.

Most Valuable Player - Zack Schley

Hobey Baker Award - John Grantner

Offensive Leaders - Austin Christie, Adam Jeannotte

Defensive Leaders - DJ Sayers, Nate Stempky

Academic Awards - Kaleb Wood, John Grantner, Zack Schley, Michael Castagne

NMHL First Team - Austin Christie, Adam Jeannotte

NMHL Second Team - Nate Stempky

NMHL Honorable Mention - John Grantner, Zack Schley, Quaid Brooks

Stat Leaders - Goals: Austin Christie (18), Assists: Adam Jeannotte (26), PointsJeannotte (39), Penalty Minutes: Christie (42)

Season Comes to an End

The pre-regional game Wednesday night was the end of the 2013-14 season for the Chiefs.  Cheboygan fell to #4 Sault Ste. Marie by a score of 7-2.  The Blue Devils scored early and often extending their lead to 6-1 at the first intermission.  The second and third periods saw much improved play out of the Chiefs.  Kaleb Wood came off the bench with stellar play between the pipes holding the Soo scoreless in the second and only allowing one goal in the third.  Wood was voted the WCBY player of the game. Cheboygan's scoring came on two power play goals. In the first period, Zack Schley put one in the net with assists from Adam Jeannotte and Austin Christie. In the 3rd period, DJ Sayers scored with assists coming from Schley and Jeannotte. The Blue Devils outshot Chebygan, 53-24.

We salute our 6 seniors and also a big "THANK YOU!" to our many sponsors and Blueliners!

Chiefs Game at Cadillac Cancelled

The extreme winter weather was too much. Originally scheduled for Friday, February 21st, then rescheduled for Saturday, February 22nd, the Chiefs final regular season game at Cadillac has now been cancelled and will not be made up. The Chiefs will now get ready for their pre-regional game at Sault Ste. Marie on Wednesday, February 26, 7:30 p.m.

Chiefs Win Conferenece Tournament!

The Chiefs won the inaugural NMHL Tournament over the weekend in Traverse City! Cheboygan beat Manistee in the finals on Saturday, 5-1 after dramatic win over the Bay Area Reps on  Friday night, 2-1 (OT). The Chiefs improve their record to 10-14 and will wrap up the regular season at Cadillac, February 21st.