Thursday, February 7, 2013
Big game Friday night will play a large part in determining whether Shrine will make it to the Catholic League Championship game.
Thursday, February 7
Most high school athletes love home cooking. Put a hockey player on his home ice with family and friends in the stands and there is a good chance that good things will happen. For the Royal Oak Shrine Knights, where they play doesn’t really matter, as two more road victories last week lifted their record away from John Lindell Arena to 9-1 (19-1 overall). Royal Oak Shrine defeated Fenton 8-0 last Thursday at Hartland Arena. Joe Nagle, Chris Bradley and Dan Tresnak each scored 2 goals to lead the Knights. Zack Zednik and Will McFarland also added scores. On Saturday, the Knights traveled to Lapeer to play Lakeville-Otisville. Chris Bradley managed a hat trick to lead the Shrine squad to a 9-1 win. Joe Nagle and Ryan Bradley added two …
Friday, November 30, 2012
This fall's 2012 Drive 4UR School funds is awarded to ROHS football and hockey teams.
The generosity of Royal Oak Ford and the Ford Motor Company along with the hard working volunteers of the Royal Oak Athletic Department raised $6,580 in the fall Drive One 4 UR School fundraiser. The funds were officially awarded to the athletic department by Ford Hall, the commercial truck manager and community liaison for Royal Oak Ford. The monies will be put toward renovating the school's weight room, which all athletic teams use, and for transportation costs. ROHS head football coach Ryan Irish is happy the auto company is helping the city. "I'm happy that the Ford Motor Company is giving back to communities," Irish said. "And this allows the football team to interact with the community. It truly shows the generosity of Ford Motor …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Craig Ward is hired to work with high school team - for a second time.
Hockey at Royal Oak High School has hit some rough ice in the past few years, with new coaches the past two seasons. But just before former Athletic Director Brian Gordon accepted the AD position in Novi, he hired Craig Ward to lead the Raven hockey team - again. The name may sound familiar to Royal Oak residents, as Ward previously coached the high school and worked in the Mighty Mite system for years before starting a family took him to West Bloomfield. He says he's glad to be back home. “I’ve been coaching for over 20 years,” Ward said. “I’ve coached for Caesar’s and Belle Tire and went to several state championships and national championships.” In 2000, Ward actually coached ROHS for three years and was in the process of building a …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Injury scare for the Ravens overshadows great hockey game Wednesday night at Southfield Sports Arena.
UPDATE - Royal Oak coach Rejean Trembley gave Patch an update on Sean Panetta's condition and it's all positive. The senior has no damage to his neck and could be back on the ice as soon as the team's practice on Monday afternoon. SOUTHFIELD – The Detroit Country Day hockey team won an intense game 4-2 over Royal Oak High School on Wednesday night with two goals in the final five minutes of the game at the Southfield Sports Arena. But the exciting finish was overshadowed by an injury to Ravens forward Sean Panetta. On a breakaway, Country Day's Scott Wolf hit Panetta with an inadvertent high stick in the neck area. The Ravens' co-captain hit the ice and boards head first because he was tangled up with Wolf’s teammate Shane Switzer. …
Monday, August 8, 2011
There's a lot going on in Royal Oak this week including a Planning Commission meeting and a corn roast at the Farmers Market.
There's always a lot going on in Royal Oak. Here are some highlights this week: 1. Planning Commission meets Tuesday: The Planning Commission again takes up the Kroger proposalat its meeting at City Hall at 7:30 p.m. See agenda attached. 2. Wild Summer Nights on Wednesday: The Detroit Zoo’s Wild Summer Nights concert series continues with crowd favorite Jill Jack. Guests can bring a blanket and pack a picnic basket to enjoy while the folk music plays. Concert is free with admission to the zoo. Show starts at 6:30 p.m. 3. School board meeting Thursday: Royal Oak Schools Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. inside board offices at 1123 Lexington Blvd. The meeting agenda is expected to be posted later in the week at royaloakschools.org. 4…
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Dragons Youth Hockey Association says off-ice training space and flexible hours were key factors in the program’s decision to switch venues.
The Dragons Youth Hockey Association is on the move. DYHA recently announced a new partnership agreement with the Berkley Parks & Recreation Department to relocate all of its training programs to the Berkley Ice Arena starting in September with its fall sessions. The organization’s home had been the John Lindell Ice Arena in Royal Oak since 2007. The team will help fill a void left when local programs such as the Berkley Youth Hockey Association and Royal Blades Figure Skating Club stopped using the arena during the past couple of years. “It’s huge,” Parks & Rec Director Tom Colwell said. “And a lot of the kids in their programs are Berkley and Huntington Wood families, really that’s who we want using the space, the people from the local …
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Ravens defenseman plays the position with smarts and finesse despite small stature.
Five-foot-five, 120-pounds is far from the average size of a defenseman in high school hockey. Normally blueliners are some of the biggest skaters on the ice, using their size to punish opposing forwards and protect the net. Small players are usually delegated to play the wings, where they can use their speed along the width of the ice. Not Cam Russell. Despite being one of the smallest players on the team, Russell isn't afraid to throw his body around on the ice. His fearless mentality has led him to become one of the top defenseman on the Royal Oak varsity hockey team this season. "He's a little guy out there but he hits everyone," senior forward Kerby Hull said. "He goes after everyone. He's not afraid to go in the corner to get the …