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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.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

2013 regional hockey playoff predictions

The 2013 MHSAA state hockey playoffs kick off Monday. Here are my predictions for all regionals involving Oakland County teams. As always, I encourage you to leave a comment if you agree or disagree with what I have predicted. 
To read my regional hockey preview, CLICK HERE.

Region 4

Pre-regional semifinal (at Perani’s, Flint)
Lapeer over Flushing

Swartz Creek over Kearsley-Brandon-Holly
Pre-regional final

Swartz Creek over Lapeer

Regional final (at Perani’s, Flint)
Bay City Central over Swartz Creek

Region 5
Pre-regional semifinal (at Detroit Skating Club) 
Grand Blanc over Fenton
Clarkston over Lake Orion
Pre-regional final

Clarkston over Grand Blanc  
Pre-regional semifinal (at Mt. Clemens Ice Arena)
Rochester United over Dakota

Pre-regional final
Rochester United over Utica Eisenhower

Regional final (at Onyx Ice Arena)  
Rochester United over Clarkston

Region 6
Pre-regional (at Great Lakes Sports City, Fraser)
Troy over Sterling Heights Stevenson
Troy Athens over Chippewa Valley
Pre-regional final
Troy over Troy Athens
Pre-regional (at City Sports Arena, Detroit)
Grosse Pointe North over Berkley-Ferndale
Detroit U-D Jesuit over St. Clair Shores Unified
Pre-regional final

Grosse Pointe North over Detroit U-D Jesuit

Regional final (at Troy Sports Center)
Grosse Pointe North over Troy

Region 7
Pre-regional (at Farmington Hills Ice Arena)
Farmington Hills Unified over Birmingham Unified
Brother Rice over St. Mary’s
Pre-regional final
Brother Rice over Farmington Unified

Pre-regional (at Arctic Edge Arena, Canton)
South Lyon Unified over Northville
Pre-regional final
Catholic Central over South Lyon Unified

Regional final (at St. Mary's Ice Arena)
Brother Rice over Catholic Central

Region 11

Pre-regional (at Hartland Sports Center)
Lakeland over Milford
Pre-regional final

Hartland over Lakeland
Pre-regional (at Novi Ice Arena)
Novi over Walled Lake Northern
Walled Lake Central over Walled Lake Western
Pre-regional final
Novi over Walled Lake Central

Regional final (at Hartland Sports Center)
Hartland over Novi

Region 12
Pre-regional (at Lakeland Ice Arena)
West Bloomfield over Waterford Kettering

Pre-regional final
West Bloomfield over Waterford Mott
Pre-regional (at Detroit Skating Club)
Bloomfield United over Royal Oak

Pre-regional final
Bloomfield United over Warren-Mott

Regional final (at Detroit Skating Club)
West Bloomfield over Bloomfield United

Region 13
Pre-regional (at Perani’s, Flint)
Port Huron Northern over Davison
Port Huron over Otisville-Lakeville
Pre-regional final

Port Huron Northern over Port Huron  
Pre-regional (at Suburban Ice, Macomb)
Oxford over Romeo
Pre-regional final
Oxford over Anchor Bay

Regional final (at Glacial Pointe Arena, Port Huron)
Port Huron Northern over Oxford

Region 14
Pre-regional (at Suburban Ice, Macomb)
L'Anse Creuse over L'Anse Creuse North
Stoney Creek over Utica
Pre-regional final

Stoney Creek over L'Anse Creuse

Pre-regional (at City Arena, Detroit)
Warren De La Salle over Fraser
Pre-regional final
Grosse Pointe South over Warren De La Salle

Regional final (at Great Lakes Sports City, Fraser)
Grosse Pointe South over Stoney Creek

Region 21

Pre-regional (at McMorran Arena, Port Huron)
Marysville over Macomb Lutheran North
Pre-regional final
Marysville over St. Clair

Pre-regional (at Wallace Ice Arena)
Cranbrook over Notre Dame Prep
Pre-regional final
Cranbrook over Avondale 

Regional final (at Wallace Ice Arena)
Cranbrook over Marysville

Region 22
Pre-regional final (at McCann Arena, Grosse Pointe Woods
Liggett over Bishop Foley
Pre-regional (at Farmington Hills Ice Arena)
Country Day over Royal Oak Shrine
Pre-regional final
Farmington over Country Day

Regional final (at Farmington Hills Ice Arena)

Farmington over Liggett 


Blogger JIM NIEMI said...

I agree with most of your picks here are my different picks
Dakota over Clarkston
CC over Brother Rice
DLS over GPS
SC over DLS
Liggett over Farmington
This the Brighton fan UncleZub

February 22, 2013 at 5:24 PM 
Blogger Jason Schmitt said...

Well who am I to argue with you? haha
I know you've seen 90 games this year, and probably a lot of these teams. It was so tough picking the Dakota/Ike/Rochester region. I just felt Rochester is playing better than the other two right now.
I should have went with CC over Rice, but I feel Rice is due to bounce back from this rough stretch they've been in.
I can't see DLS beating GPS. I think Stoney Creek has a better chance of beating GPS, though. If Stoney Creek beats Rochester tomorrow night, I think they can carry that momentum forward.
Liggett is probably the favorite, but Farmington has been playing well of late!!
Thanks so much for chiming in!

February 22, 2013 at 11:32 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Had DCD not lost their best player to AAA they would have been the favorites

February 24, 2013 at 4:12 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm just saying, but don't count U of D out just yet. When they're on their game they can beat any team in the state.

February 25, 2013 at 9:15 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rochester lost to Dakota 4-3 in OT. Feeling like Dakota will take the region now

February 25, 2013 at 9:55 PM 
Blogger Jason Schmitt said...

I do think DCD misses Switzer a lot, but all in all, Farmington is a deeper team. So we'll see. I won't be surprised who comes out of that pre-regional.

February 26, 2013 at 3:48 AM 
Blogger Jason Schmitt said...

That Dakota win surprised me. I really felt Rochester was hitting on all cylinders. Dakota (or Ike) will win the region now. The road is paved.

February 26, 2013 at 3:49 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

U of D North game tomorrow will be whoever wants it more. I also feel that whoever wins that game will take their game all the way to the semifinals, if not further.

February 27, 2013 at 8:07 PM 
Blogger Jason Schmitt said...

I agree, the winner of that game should get to Compuware. Eisenhower in the quarters ... I don't see that being a problem. Then it would probably be Brighton in the semis.
The top-left portion of the bracket is a joke. The winner of that quarterfinal will see most likely Rice or CC. And that won't be pretty.

February 28, 2013 at 1:49 AM 

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