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Exciting Changes Announced at Michigan Girls High School Hockey League Annual Spring Meeting

By Jack Linehan, 06/13/24, 3:30PM EDT


Livonia, MI - The Michigan Girls High School Hockey League (MGHSHL) held its highly anticipated annual spring meeting on June 11, 2024, bringing together coaches, players, and league officials from across the state. This year's meeting was particularly momentous as it heralded a significant transformation in the league's structure, aimed at enhancing competitiveness and fostering player development.

After much discussion and deliberation, the league has decided to retire the traditional "Division 1" and "Division 2" format. In its place, the MGHSHL will introduce a new, dynamic structure consisting of three groupings based on team ability. This progressive move is designed to better align teams and provide a more balanced and competitive environment for all participants.

The new groups, which have yet to be officially named, promise to bring a fresh and exciting dynamic to the league. Among the ideas put forward, the titles "Elite Division," "Champions Division," and "Prospect Division" have garnered some interest. However, the MGHSHL is turning to its passionate community for inspiration.

To engage our vibrant and enthusiastic fan base, the MGHSHL Social Media Committee is launching a naming competition! We invite all players, coaches, parents, and fans to participate in this exciting opportunity to help shape the future of girls' high school hockey in Michigan. Stay tuned to our social media channels for details on how to submit your suggestions and vote for your favorites.

New MGHSHL President, Sue McDowell, along with MGHSHL Secretary Jack Linehan expressed their enthusiasm about the new structure, stating, "This change marks a significant milestone for our league. By grouping teams based on ability, the MGHSHL aims to create a more equitable and competitive in-season atmosphere that will help our athletes thrive. We're excited to see the positive impact this will have on the development of our players and the overall quality of play."

As we embark on this new chapter, we look forward to the continued support and involvement of our dedicated hockey community. Together, we can build a stronger, more inclusive league that truly represents the spirit of Michigan girls' high school hockey.

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For media inquiries, please contact:

Jack Linehan

Social Media Committee Chair, MGHSHL