LAPEER – For the eighth consecutive year, the annual Mid-Michigan High School Hockey Alumni Tournament returns to the ice on April 27-29. The majority of the games will be held at Lapeer’s Polar Palace, but there will also be some overflow games slated at Crystal Fieldhouse in Burton.
Last year, the tournament saw itself grow by adding another division and more schools. Prior to last year, the tournament consisted of an 18-and-up division and a 30-and-up division, but to meet popular demand, the committee also added a 40-and-up division.
The 18-and-up division included Clio, Davison, Durand, Fenton, Goodrich, Grand Blanc, Lapeer East, Lapeer West, Flint Powers Catholic and Swartz Creek. In the 30-and-up it was Clio, Davison, Fenton, Flint Southwestern, Flushing, Goodrich, Grand Blanc, Kearsley, Lapeer East, Lapeer West, Mt. Morris, Flint Powers Catholic and Swartz Creek.
The second-year 40-and-up division bolstered Bentley, Carman- Ainsworth, Davison, Flint Central, Flint Northern, Grand Blanc, Kearsley, Flint Powers Catholic and Swartz Creek.
The event often benefits causes such as the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, Old Newsboys of Flint, local youth hockey associations in the Flint and Lapeer areas and the Eastern Michigan Hockey Scholarship Fund.
The tournament is organized by the committee of Eric Lemieux, Bryan Hall, Andy Palovich and Rico Phillips. For more info, visit highschoolhockeyalumni.com or contact Lemieux at 810-223-2964.