Michi-gamer: Pride of the Mitten State (Week of Nov. 16, 2015)


Welcome to another season of MiHockey’s Michi-gamer! We take great pride in our homegrown talent. Whether they grew up in the Mitten or we welcomed them here for college or juniors, they are our own. They represent the best place in the world for hockey. Every morning, we pick one Michi-gamer from the previous night’s slate of games across all professional levels of hockey – one Michigan player who stood out above the rest.


In an AHL game that saw the most combined goals since Grand Rapids won an 11-6 game over Rockford in 2013, the Toronto Marlies just edged out the St. John’s IceCaps Saturday night by a staggering 9-8 final, in overtime to boot. And though his team just fell short, Macomb native Michael McCarron had a hand in five of his team’s goals, potting two goals and three assists along with a plus-three rating. That was good for a IceCaps franchise record for single-game scoring, by the way. The 6-foot-6 McCarron also recorded an assist in Friday night’s 3-2 victory over the Marlies. In his first AHL campaign, the USA Hockey National Team Development Program alumnus and Montreal Canadiens hopeful has amassed eight goals and nine assists for 17 points through his first 16 games.

Highlights of the 17-goal contest between the Marlies and IceCaps:

Michi-gamer features compiled by MiHockey’s @StefanKubus and @MichaelCaples. Click here to see last week’s picks.