Cranbrook Cranes


CRANBROOK HOCKEY
A WINNING TRADITION
MHSAA CLASS B-C-D, DIVISION III
STATE CHAMPIONS
1979, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013

From the early beginnings, the mid 1930’s, to the inaugural season as a sanctioned sport by the MHSAA (1979) until today, there has been a constant theme at Cranbrook – High School Hockey would be part of the Athletic Department and it would be a successful program.

Since 1979 Cranbrook earned 16 MHSAA State Hockey Titles – more than any other school in Michigan.

Cranbrook currently competes in Division III of the MHSAA State Tournament and is a member of the Michigan Interscholastic Hockey League.

In the summer of 1993, Cranbrook hired Andrew (Andy) C. Weidenbach to take over the hockey program.  It was a pivotal point in Cranbrook hockey: the team was once again returned to its position as one of the most successful and respected high school hockey programs.

Andy modeled the Cranbrook team after the many successful junior teams he produced in the North American Junior Hockey League (NAJHL) and the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).  He established the following philosophy for the hockey program:

Team Philosophy

The philosophy of the Cranbrook Kingswood Varsity Hockey Team is to teach the student athletes the fundamentals of hockey and instill in them the attributes necessary to achieve success.  These attributes are responsibility and accountability for one’s actions, discipline, dedication to team goals and respect for coaches, teammates and opponents.

This Philosophy has resulted in tremendous success for the team and the individual players:

MHSAA State Championships in 1997, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2013

MHSAA State Finalist in 1996 and 1998

16 Regional Championships

           

 

86 Cranbrook Players have received All State Recognition from the Michigan High School Hockey Coaches Association (MHSHCA)

MHSHCA Dream Team Selections

1996

Raffie Kalajian

1997 

Josh Allison

1998 

Del deWindt

2000

Jared Allison

2001 

Johnny Kim

2002

Will Wallace

2003 

Drew Schmale

2004 

Chad Langlais

2005 

Chase Langlais 

 

Chad Langlais

 

Chase Langlais

   
     

Andy Chima

   

2007

Andrew Miller

2010 

Patrick Brown

2014

Christopher Brown

 

MHSHCA Mr. Hockey

2001

Johnny Kim

2002 

Will Wallace

2005 

Chase Langlais

2007

Andrew Miller

 

MHSHCA Academic All State Teams

Minimum Requirement - 3.00 Team GPA

2001

2002 

2003 

2004 

2006 

2008 

2008

2009 

2010 

2011 

2012

2013

2014

   
 

MHSHCA All State

Minimum Requirement - 3.50 Cumulative GPA

1996

Mike Keough

Brian Wills

 

2003 

Drew Schmale

   

2004

Andy Chima

Nick Budzyn

Matt Robins

 

Elliot Vilders

   

2006 

Jake Finnicum

   

2007 

Brett Brazier

Ryan McClure

Zach Hansen

2008 

Sean Collon*

Jimmy Foster

Jacob Friedman

 

Peter Baumhart

   

2009 

Adam Wells

Shota Hotta

 

2010 

Kevin Collon*

John Stockman

Alex Loewenstein

2011 

Nick Carrothers

Ryan Doucet

 
 

Roman Yanke

Jonathan Winegarden

 

2013

Andrew DeClerck

Jeff Martin

 

2014

Tristan Neeb

Kenny Stamper

 
 

* #1 in the State

   
 

CK Hockey Alumni Update

 

2005

Chad Langlais, University of Michigan, Sheffield, EIHL

2006

Casey Wellman, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Washington Capitals, NHL, Hershey Bears, AHL

2007

Andrew Miller, Yale University, Edmonton Oilers, NHL, Oklahoma City Blazers AHL

2007 

Dean Chelios, Michigan State University, Indy Fuel, AHL

2008 

Jake Friedman, Penn State University

2009

Matt Wahl, Brown University,

2010

Patrick Brown, Boston College, signed by Carolina Hurricanes, NHL

2011

Ryan Doucet, United States Air Force Academy

2011

Brendan Kirk, Suffolk University

2012

Cameron Heath, New Jersey Hitmen, USPHL, committed to Canisius College

2012

Justin Kirk, Suffolk University

2012

Ethan Weiss, Brockville, CJHL

2012

Blake Manginell, Franklin Pierce University

2013

Jeff Martin, Soo Eagles, NAHL

2013

Alex Alger, Odessa, NAHL

2013

Michael Romund, PAL Junior Islanders, USPHL

2013

Kevin Shand, Springfield, NAHL

2014

Christopher Brown – Green Bay Gamblers, USHL, committed to Boston College, Carolina Hurricanes, 2014 NHL Entry Draft, 6th Round

2014

Sam Miletic, Green Bay Gamblers, USHL, committed to University of Michigan