Rochester United Looks Ahead to a Playoff Run


Katie Wolf

Marshall Bowery celebrates scoring against Utica Eisenhower. United would win the game 4-1.

With one game left on the docket for the regular season, against Lake Orion, Rochester United is focused on making a deep run into the playoffs.

United has had an incredibly successful season, going 18-4-1 with losses only against the top teams in their respective divisions, according to Michigan High School Hockey Hub.

Adams senior Marshall Bowery and Rochester senior Max Harper have bolstered the offense of the team making them a top-scoring duo in the state.  Bowery currently leads the team with 79 points, which is third best in the MHSAA. Harper, unfortunately, broke his collarbone a few games back and will miss the remainder of the season. He had 65 points prior to his injury.

“Marshall has really stepped up since my injury. It’s been exciting to watch and to win,” said Harper.

Rochester United has already captured the OAA Red title, winning all their games against teams in their division (pending tonight’s game against Lake Orion).  United is rated third in the state in Division I and is slated to make a deep run in the playoffs.

“I’m very excited for the playoffs. It’s bittersweet because any game could be my last,” said Bowery.

Aside from the playoffs, both Bowery and Harper have much to look forward

to. Both are nominated for the Warrior Sports Michigan High School Hockey Player of the Year. The duo plans to continue to play hockey together and have signed tenders with the Topeka Roadrunners of the NAHL.