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.

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.

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