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Great hockey here

To the Journal editor

This weekend District 8 playoffs in the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association statewide competition will occur in our Lakeview Arena, site of Kraft Hockeyville USA. This year, Marquette youth hockey has had outstanding performances.

The Squirt AA ( ages 9,10 travel team ) is 27-5-3 , the Peewee AA ( ages 11,12 travel team ) is 39-2-3 and in MHR is ranked No. 15 in the country. The Marquette American Legion Bantam AA ( ages 13,14 travel team ) is 43-2-2 and last week before their last 3 victories was ranked by MHR No. 6 in the United States.

A combined 109-9-8 for our Marquette teams is truly remarkable, and a tribute to the coaches and the kids. In addition, Marquette Senior High School is 14-3-1 with 12 straight wins, the last five by shutout and eight total shutouts on the season. Area hockey is terrific this year and a great show.

I urge people to come to Lakeview to support our kids Friday through Sunday in their efforts to advance to the final eight teams in the state playoffs, they deserve it.

FREDERICK HOENKE

Marquette