Rockford varsity hockey takes second in season opener tournament

Rockford senior Thomas Soupal skates on a breakaway and scores. Photo by MICHELE VANDERVELDE

The Rockford High School varsity hockey team opened the 2010-2011 season against Forest Hills Central Friday night, Nov. 26, at the East Kentwood Tournament. The Rams have a young team with a roster that includes six sophomores and one freshman. Despite the youth, this team promised to play solid hockey in the competitive OK Tier […]

Rams net win over East Kentwood, fall to Catholic Central

Noah Greco skates past an East Kentwood Falcon.

  The Rockford Rams varsity hockey team faced off against archrival and nemesis, the East Kentwood Falcons, on Wednesday, Feb. 24 on their home ice, and skated away with a hard-earned 4-3 victory. “This was a another true team effort that resulted in a well-deserved win for us. Everyone skated hard, played their positions and […]

Rockford Rams ice win over Pioneers 3-1

Thomas Soupal drives

  On Friday night, Feb. 12, the Rockford Rams varsity hockey team played the East Grand Rapids Pioneers for the second time this season. And for the second time this season, Rockford skated away with a well-earned victory. The Rams beat the Pioneers decisively in their first meeting, and the expectation was East Grand Rapids […]

Rams hockey wins big at Mona Shores

Rockford’s Eric Datema

  Always a tough opponent, the Rams had to score early and often on the Sailors, and they did just that in the first period. Cantu put the Rams on the board first, scoring at the 13:19 mark with a nice setup assist from junior defenseman Mike VanderVelde, who also had a great night for […]

Rams hockey splits pair at Walker Classic

Geoff Garman takes a shot on goal for the Rams.	Photo by MICHELE VANDERVELDE

The Rams varsity hockey team split a pair of games last weekend, Jan. 8-9, at the annual Walker Classic. Although both were hard-fought games against very formidable opponents, the Rams lost their first game Friday night, Jan. 8, to the always tough and top-ranked Grandville Bulldogs 5-2. The first seven minutes of play started out […]