Erik Datema

Rockford hockey loses nail biter

March 17, 2011 // 0 Comments

Thursday, March 3, the Rockford Rams varsity hockey team traveled to Traverse City to take on the Titans from Traverse City West. The Senior Erik Datema skates around a Traverse City defenseman to get a shot on net. Photo by MICHELE VANDERVELDE Rams knew it would be a tough game, playing a very good team in their home arena in the second round of the state championship [...]

Rockford hockey honors seniors with win

February 24, 2011 // 0 Comments

Friday night, Feb. 18, the Rockford varsity hockey team honored their seniors first with a ceremony to recognize their accomplishments both on and off the ice. This year’s senior class includes Eric Datema. Alex Schrotenboer, Zack King, Zack Vandawater, Mike Vandervelde and Thomas Soupal. Each of these players and their parents were introduced to an excited home crowd. [...]

Rockford hockey fights back, comes up just short of FHN

February 3, 2011 // 0 Comments

Rams battle past Eagles Wednesday night, Jan. 26, Rockford took on the Forest Hills Northern/Eastern (FHN) hockey team as they tried to avenge an earlier season loss. Keegan Knight blows past a Forest Hills skater. Photo by MICHELE VANDERVELDE The first period of the game showed that these teams remembered well the battle that they had just six weeks earlier. Both teams [...]

Rockford Lacrosse wins regional opener

June 3, 2010 // 0 Comments

Rockford’s boys lacrosse team knocked off West Ottawa in the opening game of the Division 1, region 1 state high school lacrosse tournament on May 26. The final score was 7 to 5 at West Ottawa High School. The Rams scoring was led by junior midfielder Erik Datema, who scored three goals. Attack man Mitch Newton had two goals along with two assists. Also scoring for [...]