Detroit Hockey News

This Blog provides Detroit area youth hockey news. It was originally the blog of the now defunct Detroit Hockey Association, the most affordable youth ice hockey organization in Michigan based at Jack Adams Arena in Detroit. The Clark Park Coalition keeps this tradition alive in Southwest Detroit.

Monday, August 1, 2016

From Detroit Red Wings website: Jack Adams Memorial Arena Mural Vote

Detroit Red Wings website - Vote for Jack Adams Arena Mural Design

We want YOU to help choose the mural art at Jack Adams Memorial Arena and the Adams Butzel Recreation Complex! 

The Detroit Red Wings Foundation has teamed up with Detroit non-profit organization Summer in the City and the City of Detroit Parks and Recreation Department to transform an iconic recreation center in northwest Detroit. 

This August, the three organizations will gather with hundreds of volunteers from across the region to paint large-scale art murals on the exterior of Jack Adams Memorial Arena and the Adams Butzel Recreation Complex.

Vote for your favorite art below. The voting process is open until Friday, Aug. 5 at 5:00 p.m.

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Zetterberg Foundation is raising funds for Clark Park Hockey

The Zetterberg Foundation needs your help in raising money for "Hank's Hockey Kids"

The Zetterberg Foundation is helping to bring hockey to the kids of Southwest Detroit

The Zetterberg Foundation needs your help in raising money for "Hank's Hockey Kids", a program to bring hockey to the kids of Detroit.  Henrik feels very strongly about giving these kids the opportunity to learn and play hockey.  As a result, we have partnered with Clark Park Ice Rink.  The rink is the only outdoor regulation hockey rink in the city of Detroit and is funded mostly by private donations.  Your donation will go directly towards providing inner city kids with hockey equipment, skating lessons, coaching, and camp scholarships.  

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Detroit Free Press Interview with Anthony Benavides - 2015 Clark Park Winter Carnival

This Saturday, the park that houses this sprawling rink will hold its annual winter carnival, a celebration of snow, ice skating and hockey in the center of the city's predominantly Hispanic neighborhood. [more]

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Willie O'Ree Skills Weekend Competitors at the home of Hasek's Heroes in Buffalo, NY

Two Detroit Area hockey players affiliated with Clark Park participated in the 2014 Willie O'Ree Skills Weekend competition for players aged 12 to 16 in Buffalo New York.  This event was hosted by Hasek's Heroes supported by the NHL's 'Hockey is for Everyone' program. Willie O'Ree - the NHL's Hockey is for Everyone Director and Lead Ambassador shared his wisdom with a new generation of Hockey Players. 

Over 40 contestants traveled from all over the USA and Canada to participate. They competed in racing, shooting and passing categories.  These included several representatives from teams who participated in Detroit's former Hockey in the Hood tournaments.

 These young hockey players and their chaperon's  witnessed former Buffalo Sabers Hall of Fame Goalie Dominik Hasek being inducted into the Sabers Hall of Fame. All the players got to meet Hasek when he visited them at the rink.  A great time was had by all!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Columbus Ice Hockey Club visits Detroit for weekend of Pee Wee and Bantam outside games vs Clark Park Select Team

The Columbus Ice Hockey Club visited Clark Park this weekend for two days of outside Pee Wee and Bantam hockey games vs Clark Park Select Team of Clark Park skaters, former Detroit Dragons, and Dearborn Hockey Association players.
The Pee Wees faced off at 6:00 PM Saturday evening and at 10:00 am on Sunday.  Bantams games followed. 
The Clark Park attack featured Clark Park skaters, The Detroit Five - Detroit Dragons alums - Devin Bunch, Eric Bruinsma, Garrick Smith, Olajuwon Secrest & Marion Adams, and players from Dearborn Hockey.  The team was coached by Anthony Benavides and retired Detroit Hockey Association coach Bill Sullivan.
Clark Park breaks out into the Columbus zone.
Columbus Pee Wees attack the Clark Park zone in shadow of the Ambassador Bridge. 
Detroit won Saturday night's game 2 - 1. On Sunday morning Clark Park & Columbus tied 6-6 in regulation - featuring hat tricks from Garrick Smith of '02 USA Eagles in West Bloomfield and Eric Bruinsma '01 Livonia Lancers.  Columbus won in an "all players shoot" shootout score of 6-2. The Columbus Goalie made 14 saves for this overtime victory!  

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

USA Hockey's National Development Team dominates the world

The best hockey team you've never seen - link to article about USA Hockey's National Team Development Program

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Clark Park Hockey Kids Skate for Free! Learn to Skate/Play programs Sundays at 2:00 PM

Clark Park provides free learn to skate programs.

Open skate @ 12:30 PM  and learn to play @ 2:00 PM - Sundays

or call 
(313) 841-8534 for more information about Clark Park Hockey.

Clark Park provides free equipment rentals for families in Southwest Detroit, Mexican Town and surrounding communities.

See the following video from the Detroit Red Wings Foundation to learn more.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Photos from Detroit Red Wings and USA Hockey visit to Clark Park on December 16, 2013

Julian Brammer and Eric Bruinsma are dressed and ready to play.

Niklas Kronwall and Danny DeKeyser lace up their skates at Clark Park with a new generation of hockey players.
Detroit Hockey Association Alums Brammer and Bruinsma prepare to step onto Clark Park's new ice surface.
Detroit Red Wings Defencemen Niklas Kronwall and Danny DeKeyser skate in front of Clark Park's new Zamboni. 
Winter Classic kids share the ice with Detroit Red Wings, USA Hockey coaches, and lots of cameramen.
USA Hockey ADM - Small ice games help build skills by giving hockey players more opportunities to touch the puck.
 American Development Model - USA Hockey (ADM) - see for more information.
Let the games begin.  The day finished with a scrimmage between Team DeKeyser and Team Kronwall.
Every Sunday Clark Park hosts open skating at 12:30 & learn to skate/play programs at 2:00 PM. Equipment is provided. 
#65 DeKeyser (above) and #55 Kronwall signed every hockey kids sweater before the day was done.