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2021-2022 Hockey Program

Published by laurahamden, 2021-12-03 00:24:43

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CLASS OF 2022 CELEBRATING OUR SENIORS Turner Aldrich Nathan Kaiser Min Kim Max McCully Aaron Schwartz

Turner Aldrich started playing hockey through AAAHA at the age of 5 with the Mini Mites program. Two years later, he started travel hockey, first with the Ann Arbor Wolves and later, the Chelsea Chiefs. He became a River Rat hockey player in 10th grade and had the honor to serve as a co-captain his Junior year with Class of 2021 senior Duane Michaels. Turner now holds the honor of captaining Team 55. When not on the ice, he is playing jazz guitar in select ensembles, Community High School, Huron High School, and at various venues around the state. After graduation, Turner intends on attending a 4-year university to double major in Jazz Guitar Performance and an undecided second major while playing club hockey. He would like to give a big thanks to the coaching staff, especially coach Matt, and the entire A2 Fitness staff for helping to shape him into the player he is today. He would also like to thank his parents and family for being incredibly supportive as well as his former coaches for helping him develop. His highlights on the ice as a Rat include leading the team in assists for his two years on the team and getting his first win with the Rats in overtime his sophomore year.

Nathan Kaiser’s first word was hockey. He loved watching hockey and when he first got on skates at age two, he refused to go on the ice without holding a hockey stick. He played hockey with AAAHA and USA Deaf/ Hard of Hearing Hockey throughout elementary and middle school. He joined the River Rats as a freshman and has loved being a part of this hockey team. As an individual who relies on lip reading for communication, this has been a very hard time for Nathan. He appreciates the support of his family, coach, and team. After graduation, he plans to attend Eastern Michigan University and study Construction Management.

Min-Seok Kim started playing hockey at the age of 6 as a mini-mite in Chelsea. Min started playing goalie when he joined the 04 Ann Arbor Wolves under Coach Rich. He would continue to play for the Wolves until he joined the Huron Hockey team his freshman year. He was honored to receive the opportunity to start his sophomore year and earn multiple awards thereon. Min would like to thank his family, friends, coaches, and teammates for their continual support and encouragement.

Max McCully started skating on the lake at his home in Whitmore Lake at the age of 2. He tried out a few different sports, including soccer and swimming, before deciding on hockey at the age of 8. He has played for a number of different teams, starting at Kensington Valley as a squirt. He also played on the KV Raiders, Ann Arbor Wolverines, and Canton Victory Honda. Max joined the River Rats in his sophomore year when Ann Arbor Huron created a co-op with Whitmore Lake and Milan. He is thrilled to have the opportunity to play high school hockey! Max would like to thank Coach Matt and his staff, as well as his parents and grandparents for all of their support over the years. After graduating, Max plans to attend college to study business and further pursue hockey.

Left to Right - Aaron Schwartz, Nathan Kaiser, Turner Aldrich, Min-Seok Kim, Max McCully

WELCOME TO HURON HOCKEY The 2021-2022 Huron High School Ice Hockey Team welcomes you to our house, The Ann Arbor Ice Cube. In our 55th season of varsity competition, we are joining forces with Milan and Whitmore Lake schools. We will play in the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The team is coached by Matt Winkelseth who joined the River Rats during the 2019-2020 Season. The Huron Hockey Team wishes to thank all of our generous patrons, all the area business advertisers, all our alums from thousands of miles away as well as right here in town, our parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, loyal fans and student friends who come to the rink, cheer and continually support us. You know who you are… the next goal is for you! GO RATS!!!

Varsity Players Josh Wagner David Patterson Ethan Hamden Brady Brown #6 - Huron #9 - Whitmore #10 - Milan #11 - Milan Lake Karsen Kucharksi Finn Enneking Alex Sabel Braylan Majesky #17 - Huron #18 - Whitmore #12 - Huron #15 - Huron Lake Xavier Kayfesh Brennen Bruch Kasey Ford Caleb Patterson #19 - Milan #20 - Huron #22 - Milan #23 - Huron

Jensen Bruch Aidan Ross Thomas Hart Mark Carelli #24 - Huron #25 - Huron #27- Huron #29 - Milan Leo Yates Nathan Bowman #30- Huron #31 - Milan

Team Captains David Patterson, Turner Aldrich, Aidan Ross

River Rat Hockey Traditions THE HURON “H”: Huron’s distinctive “H” logo was designed by the Balfour ring company in the early 1970s, for a mere $100. The design has proven very popular, and is featured on the team’s uniforms, work out clothes and banners. “GO RATS!” THE RIVER RATS: Huron’s very untraditional mascot, the River Rat, is a product of the era in which Huron was born, and the student spirit that defied authority’s effort to squelch it. After Huron split from Pioneer in 1969, the Pioneers coined the moniker “Sewer Rats” for their cross-town rivals, clearly not intended as an endearment – but some of the Huron students, adopted the modified title as their own. When the student body voted for their nickname, however, River Rats, Highlanders and Hawks couldn’t muster the necessary majority, even after a second vote. Eventually, ‘River Rats’ came to the fore. Then, after the 1974 summer football camp, which Tom Fagan introduced in his first year to unify a fractious team, an incident occurred which removed any doubt that may have remained regarding the school’s mascot. A running joke at Huron was that the school housed a rat when it opened, but fled due to overcrowding. While the football players ate lunch in the cafeteria during camp, a large rodent ambled into the room, prompting the team to chant: “The Rat is Back! The Rat is Back!” This became the rallying cry for the team, plastered all over bumperstickers and the yearbook. The students designed the mascot themselves as a silly, friendly cartoon caricature similar to Mickey Mouse, then changed it in the late 1980s to the now- familiar ‘Mean Rat’ look featured on their baseball hats and ‘tuuks.’ Previously the Hockey Rat was numberless, but to honor our departed friend, Mike Lapprich, it now wears a 26 on it’s sleeve.

River Rat Hockey Traditions SENIOR NIGHT: Celebrating the seniors’ last home game each year, players and their families are introduced on the ice during intermission. THE ALUMNI GAME: Started in 1990 by Coach Bacon and Ken Tomozawa, the alumni game initially featured Huron alums versus their old friends from Pioneer, and has been played at Buhr Park, Yost and the Cube. But, since 2001, the Huron alums have kept the game “intrasquad,” and play only at the Cube, permitting the program’s many contributors to dress in the new locker room and see what their support has helped create.

Go Rats!

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