Thursday, May 23, 2013
Canton Public Safety Department issues temporary traffic order for Denton Road during tournament.
A Memorial Day Weekend tradition continues as the Canton Soccer Club hosts the 31st Annual Canton Cup Soccer Tournament Memorial Day weekend on over 50 fields in Canton. The largest tournament of its kind in the state, the 2013 Canton Cup will be held Friday from 5-9 p.m., Saturday from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. There will be 577 teams competing in this event at the event. Teams will be comprised of boys ages 8 to 19 and girls ages 8 to 15. Each team is set to play a three game minimum with playoffs scheduled for each age group. Participating teams with over 9,000 players will travel from Michigan, Ontario, Ohio, Indiana, and Pennsylvania to take part in over 1000 games, in one of the Midwest's largest club-based …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Drive 4 UR School event to benefit the Salem High School football program will continue until 8 p.m. Thursday.
For every person who test drives a new Ford vehicle between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday, Blackwell Ford will donate $20 to Salem High School’s football program (limit one donation per household) as part of the Drive 4 UR School event. Salem Rocks Football can earn up to a maximum of $6,000 at the event - money that will go towards equipment costs, according to Coach Kurt Britnell. The Drive 4 UR School event will be held at Blackwell Ford on Plymouth Road from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Drive 4 UR School event to benefit the Salem High School football program will be held on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Salem High School Football Coach Kurt Britnell and the Salem Linebackers Booster Club are asking for Rocks family, friends and fans to head to Blackwell Ford and test drive a car on Thursday. For every person who test drives a new Ford vehicle between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. at this one-day event, Blackwell Ford will donate $20 to Salem’s football program (limit one donation per household) as part of the Drive 4 UR School event. Salem Rocks Football can earn up to a maximum of $6,000 at the event - money that will go towards equipment costs, according to Britnell. "The district doesn't pay for most of what we need," Britnell said. "All that money will go towards purchasing equipment, weight room upkeep, maintaining equipment. For example, our…
Monday, May 13, 2013
Every so often, Plymouth-Canton Patch will feature videos from YouTube about the Plymouth and Canton communities.
There's lots of cool stuff going on in and around Plymouth and Canton. Luckily, some of it is posted on YouTube. Every so often, Plymouth-Canton Patch will highlight a YouTube video posted about the Plymouth or Canton area. This week's pick features the ladies on the Plymouth Wildcats Softball team blasting three home runs out of the park against South Lyon on May 6. The video shows (in order) Plymouth Sophomore Mikayla Maraniak, Junior Brooke Senkbeil and Senior Bri Giordano wailing away at home plate. The video was posted by State Champs! Sports Network at statechampstv. Do you know of a YouTube video that highlights Plymouth or Canton? Send the link to email@example.com and it could be featured next week.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Trocheck is the fourth player in franchise history to win the award.
The Ontario Hockey League today announced that forward Vince Trocheck of the Plymouth Whalers is the 2012-13 recipient of the Red Tilson Trophy awarded to the OHL’s Most Outstanding Player of the Year as voted by the writers and broadcasters that cover the league. Trocheck captured the Eddie Powers Trophy as Top OHL Scorer this season with 50 goals and 59 assists for 109 points in 63 games and produced a league-high plus-minus rating of plus-49. “It’s definitely an honor to win this award,” Trocheck said. “To have my name with so many (other) prestigious names up there, it’s an honour. Coach Vellucci helped me a ton, especially to win this award. He did a lot for me individually and I learned a lot in the time I was in Plymouth. It was…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The Indiana Tech Women's Lacrosse Warriors finished first in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference.
Indiana Tech Women's Lacrosse finished first in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference during the regular season and won the conference championship with the help of four Plymouth-Canton alums. Nikki Rottell, a graduate of Plymouth High School currently in her senior year at Indiana Tech, helped lead the Warriors to a perfect conference and home record and to an overall record of 14-3 and a second place finish in the National Championship. Rottell scored 45 points for the Warriors this season and was named to the All-Conference Honorable Mention team for her outstanding play on the field and was named to the All-Academic team for her hard work in the classroom. She was also named to the NWLL All-Tournament Team. The championship team …
Vellucci wins trophy for the second time.
The Ontario Hockey League announced that Plymouth Whalers Head Coach Mike Vellucci is the 2012-13 recipient of the Matt Leyden Trophy awarded annually to the OHL’s Coach of the Year. Vellucci guided the Whalers to their 12th division title in franchise history with a 42-17-5-4 record for 93 points. The 2012-13 West Division title marks his sixth in 12 years behind the bench for the Whalers who made the playoffs for a record 22nd consecutive season. "I'm proud of our kids,” said Vellucci. “They competed very hard and didn't give up. I believe in these guys and they believe in themselves. They're not quitters and they wanted to win a championship.” Vellucci earns Coach of the Year honours for the second time in his career winning …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Plymouth rebounds from a 4-0 deficit only to lose.
LONDON, ON. - Max Domi's second goal of the game at 0:20 of overtime gave the London Knights a 5-4 victory and eliminated the Plymouth Whalers from the Ontario Hockey League's Rogers Western Conference Championship Series. The customary sellout of 9,046 watched the game Friday at Budwesier Gardens. London takes the series, four-games-to-one, wins the Wayne Gretzky Trophy and advances to the OHL's Rogers Championship Series against the winner of the Barrie-Belleville Eastern Conference Final. But make no mistake, the series was far closer than a four-games-to-one final result would indicate. Trailing, 4-0 in the second period, Plymouth came all the way back to tie the game at 4-4 only to lose in heartbreaking fashion just as the sellout …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Rickard Rakell's game-winner finishes longest game in Whalers' playoff history.
LONDON, ON - Rickard Rakell's goal at 10:06 of double overtime gave the Plymouth Whalers a dramatic, come-from-behind 4-3 victory over the London Knights to even the Ontario Hockey League's Rogers Western Conference Championship series at one-game-each. Games 3 and 4 move to Compuware Arena on Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:05 pm. Sunday's game is the longest overtime in Whalers playoff history. On March 22, 1997, Mike Morrone scored at 10:02 of double overtime for the Whalers in a 4-3 win against Joe Thornton and the Sault Ste. Marie Gryehounds. The game was played at Compuware Arena. The game-winning goal came on a Plymouth power play after London's Alex Broadhurst was called for hooking at 9:40 of the second overtime - the first power …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Meryl Davis and Charlie White have won their second gold in ice dancing.
Meryl Davis of West Bloomfield and Charlie White of Bloomfield Hills have again won the figure skating world title in ice dancing. According to an article in the Press & Guide, the pair won their second gold at the World Figure Skating Championships held in London, Ontario. The two beat out 30 other duos from around the world. “All in all, it was the perfect finish to a great season. ... We really felt a lot of pride to be able to bring the championship home for our country," White told the Press & Guide. Davis, 26, and White, 25, also placed first in the 2011 competition in Moscow—the first time an American team had won. The duo trains at the Arctic Edge Ice Arena in Canton