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.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

D.C. TV News4 Covers Ft. Dupont & Hockey in the Hood Travel Plans

This piece is a bit longer than the WXYZ coverage of HITH 3.

Local Hockey Team Heads To Detroit Tournament
Henderson Preaches That Hard Work Pays Off

POSTED: 3:25 pm EST February 16, 2007
UPDATED: 3:58 pm EST February 19, 2007

WASHINGTON -- You typically wouldn't look in southeast Washington for young hockey stars, but because of the dedication of one man, the Fort Dupont hockey team is about to head to Detroit for a major national tournament.

Coach Neal Henderson, a pioneer black hockey player, has an infectious passion for hockey, News4's James Adams reported.

Video: Watch The Report

Monday, February 19, 2007

Hockey in the Hood 2007 featured on WXYZ, Channel 7 TV Broadcast

Hockey In The Hood
By Tom Leyden
February 18, 2007

"The Detroit Hockey Assocation, in conjunction with the Red Wings, hosted the third annual Hockey In The Hood tournament this weekend at the Jack Adams Memorial Arena.

The tournament featured 15 teams from around the country, including squads from Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Columbus, New Jersey, Pittsburgh, Washington DC, Wayne, MI and the Detroit-based Clark Park program.

Willie O'Ree, the first African American to play in the National Hockey League was in town to participate in the festivities and award the "Willie O'Cup" to the tournament champion.

The Detroit Hockey Association is an amateur, nonprofit youth ice hockey organization providing competitive ice hockey programs for the developed and the developing player. Visit the DHA's Web site at"

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Hockey in the Hood III - Great Hockey and the Stanley Cup

The Detroit Hockey Association will be hosting Hockey in the Hood III (HITH III) at Jack Adams Arena in Detroit from Friday, February 16th through Sunday the 18th. HITH III will be the biggest, most diverse amateur Hockey Tournament yet. This year two programs from Detroit (the host Dragons) and Southwest Detroit's Clark Park will compete with teams from Atlantic City, NJ - Boston, MA - Columbus, OH - Pittsburgh, PA - Washington, DC. - and - Wayne, MI.

Games will be played on Friday the 16th beginning at 6:00 PM, on Saturday from 7:00 AM until 5:30 PM. Tournament Champion games will be played on Sunday. The Squirt/Pee Wee game will be played at 12:00 PM. Pee Wee/Bantam leaders will face off at 1:00 PM. HITH III will wrap up with the Midget championship game at 2:00 PM. These games will be followed by the closing ceremony.

The hockey games will not be the only attractions during the HITH III weekend. The Stanley Cup will be visiting the Jack Adams Arena on Friday from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM. In honor of Black History Month, a video highlighting the career of Willie O'Ree - the first Black player in the NHL - will be shown throughout the tournament.

The Detroit Hockey Association thanks the players, their families, coaches, volunteers, and sponsors. Special appreciation and recognition goes to the Detroit Red Wings Foundation. The Red Wings and Ilitch Charities for Children are the major sponsors of this unique event.

For more information on the DHA, visit