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Jason Schmitt is the editor of, the high school sports website for The Oakland Press. He has served as the sports editor for a number of newspapers, including the Daily Tribune in Royal Oak and the Macomb Daily in Mount Clemens. In his time in the industry, he has covered every high school sport and has served a a beat writer for boys and girls soccer, boys and girls tennis, hockey, wrestling, bowling and cross country.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Here's your hockey quarterfinal predictions

Eleven regionals involving Oakland County teams. Eleven predictions from this sports writer. And I hit on just five of the 11. I guess I'm here for your amusement!
But because they're called predictions, and not guarantees, I guess I'll try again as the state quarterfinals kick off tonight around the state.

Division 1 - Wednesday

QF 1 – East Kentwood vs Grandville at Rockford, Griff's Ice House, 7:15 p.m. MY PICK: EAST KENTWOOD
QF 2 – Brighton (21-4-2) vs Swartz Creek (19-7-1) at Hartland, Hartland Ice Arena, 7 p.m. MY PICK: BRIGHTON
QF 3 – Utica Eisenhower vs Orchard Lake St. Mary's at St. Clair Shores Lakeview, SCS Civic Arena, 7 p.m. MY PICK: ST. MARY'S
QF 4 – Livonia Churchill (21-6-0) vs Grosse Pointe North (13-14) at Grosse Ile, Kennedy Ice Center (Trenton), 7:30 p.m. MY PICK: LIVONIA CHURCHILL

Division 2 - Tuesday
QF 5 – Traverse City Central  vs Forest Hills Eastern at Big Rapids/Ferris State, 8 p.m. MY PICK: TRAVERSE CITY CENTRAL
QF 6 – Hartland vs. Grosse Pointe South at Ann Arbor, The Cube, 7:45 p.m. MY PICK: GP SOUTH
QF 7 – Port Huron Northern (16-9-1) vs Rochester Hills Stoney Creek at Romeo, Macomb Suburban Ice, 7:15 p.m. MY PICK: PORT HURON NORTHERN
QF 8 – White Lake Lakeland (9-16-2) vs Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice at Novi, Novi Ice Arena, 6:30 p.m. MY PICK: BROTHER RICE

Division 3 - Wednesday
QF 9 – Houghton vs Cheboygan at Sault Ste. Marie, Pullar Arena, 7 p.m. MY PICK: HOUGHTON
QF 10 – Grand Rapids Catholic Central vs Flint Powers Catholic at Lansing CC - Summit, TBD MY PICK: GR CATHOLIC CENTRAL
QF 11 – Marysville vs Grosse Pte. Woods U. Liggett at Auburn Hills Avondale, Troy Sports Center, 7:40 p.m. MY PICK: LIGGETT
QF 12 – Allen Park vs Chelsea (20-4-2) at Allen Park Cabrini, Allen Park Ice Arena, 7:15 p.m. MY PICK: CHELSEA

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