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The 13 are part of what ...
The 13 are part of what Traverse City West coach Jeremy Rintala thinks is the largest number of area players to earn all-state hockey honors.
From getting down on one knee ...
From getting down on one knee to popping the question treasure-hunt style, "It's almost like engagements," said Jeremy Rintala, junior class adviser at Traverse City West Senior High.
"Now people are thinking of new ways to ask someone to marry them, only (in this case) they're asking people to the prom."
graduated from an Upper Peninsula high school in 1995 and now helps juniors at Traverse City West put on the prom for the senior class.
"It's definitely different than when I was in school," he
Local Sports - Traverse City Record-Eagle
Jeremy Rintala was named the new TC West hockey coach on Wednesday.
West turns to Rintala
TRAVERSE CITY — On a sweltering day in which temperatures rose into the 90s, cooler heads (and a cold-weather sport) prevailed at Traverse City West on Wednesday when Jeremy Rintala was introduced as the school's new varsity hockey coach.
When Jeremy Rintala left the ...
When Jeremy Rintala left the TC Central coaching staff to take the lead job at West in early August, it created an interesting dynamic.Rintala
, a Houghton native, will face off with former boss Chris Givens, who grew up in nearby Hancock, for the second time this year.
...That's part of the reason Givens hired Rintala as an assistant coach just over two years ago, even though he never met him face-to-face beforehand.After several phone conversations and a glowing recommendation from Givens' younger brother, Tim, who was a college roommate of Rintala's while the two were at Northern Michigan University, Rintala joined Givens and assistant coach Scott Harvey on the TC Central bench for two years.
"And when Tim told me (Jeremy) and his wife Kelly were coming here, it all came together.
came to Traverse City
wife landed a teaching position at West
.Rintala, who played in the North American Hockey League for two years for Jackson Hole, was an assistant coach at Freeland and was thrust into the head coaching spot there when Gregg Killmer was killed in a car accident on I-75 during the season.
"It was weird when I first met Chris because I only knew his brother," Rintala
coached at Central
last year when West
took the Jeff McCullough Memorial Challenge Cup from Central for just the second time in the 10-year history of the trophy.Now he
wants to keep it.
"I'm not a huge fan of having layoffs like that, but it gave us some time to get healthy," said Rintala
said Snider could be eased back into the lineup, and will likely play at least a few shifts tonight.
News - Traverse City West Senior High School Varsity Ice Hockey Coach Announced
Traverse City Area Public Schools is pleased to announce Jeremy A. Rintala has been offered and has accepted the position of Varsity Ice Hockey Coach for Traverse City West Senior High School.Mr. Rintala has served as Assistant Varsity Ice Hockey Coach at Traverse City Central High School since 2005.He helped lead the Trojans to a State Championship in 2006.Prior to the Trojans, Rintala coached at Freeland High School and has been an Instructor/Counselor for Michigan Tech Hockey Development Center for six years.Mr. Rintala holds a Bachelor's degree in Social Science from Northern Michigan University.