The Michigan Marauders are a professional hockey team based out of Grand Blanc, Michigan. The team was in formed in June of 2008 as part of League 1813 in Tier 5 of the GHL just before the beginning of the Season 14. The team's home arena is The Mitten, a new, state of the art, customizable arena capable of changing it's capacity from 7,500 up to 20,000.
In 2008 Homer Jay after many years working as a Zamboni operator finally got his big break, he won the lottery. After retiring from his ice cleaning profession he needed himself a new hobby. Being and avid hockey fan for as long as he could walk, he thought what could be better than starting his own hockey franchise. Living and raising his family in Grand Blanc, Michigan, he thought what better place to make his start. While his new stadium was under construction, he set out to find himself a head coach. After recently hearing about his longtime childhood hockey hero hitting rock bottom and filing for bankruptcy, he thought what better way to give someone a second chance. It took a little persuading, but he was able to hire Marcel Gee as his head coach.
The coach hired, it was time to find some guys to fill his roster. Being the end of season 13, he knew it would be no easy task to fill the minimum roster requirement of 18 players and 2 goalies. Being all about giving guys a second chance, that's what he set out to do. His roster finally filled with old timers, rejects and inexperienced rookies that nobody wanted to take a chance on. He knew this first season would be a lot of hard work and training. So it begins, the Michigan Marauders will hit the ice for the first time in season 14.