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.

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Dragons are Still Skating & Easter Break

We are still skating last day to skate is April 21th. Please continue to take advantage of the ice by attending practices and the skills clinics.

The arena will be closed on April 6-9, 2007 for the Easter Holiday. The arena will also be closed on April 15, 2007.

Happy Easter everyone!


Sunday, March 25, 2007

New Practice Schedule & Important Dates

Annual Banquet: The annual banquet is Sunday, April 1, 2007 at the Karas House - 23632 Plymouth Road (1 1/2 blocks East of Telegraph) - from 4pm to 8pm. The tickets are $21 all players, coaches and managers are free. If you have not gotten you ticket please see me ASAP!

New Practice Schedule:
Mites & Squirts: 6pm-7:30pm
Peewee & Bantam: 7:30pm-9pm

Peewee & Bantam: 6pm-7:50pm
Midgets: 8pm-9:30pm

Mites: 9am-1oam
I-Program 10am-12pm
Skills Clincs 12pm-3pm
* Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend the skills clinics!

The Midgets only! (1:30pm-3pm)

* Last Day of practice for all teams is Saturday, April 21, 2007.

Important Dates:

Saturday, March 31, 200
7: All jerseys must be returned by this day. Please make sure to return jerseys clean!
I-Program Scrimmage Game @ 11am.
Coaches vs. Kids games: Mites, Squirts and Peewee @ 1:30pm
Bantam vs. Midgets @ 3pm

April 1, 2007: Annual Banquet Karas House 4pm-8pm.

April 21, 2007: Last day of practice for the season. Let's take advantage of the ice by bringing your players to practices and to the skills clinics. Remember the old sayimg practice makes perfect!

Please mark your calendars the arena is closed April 6th-9th for the Easter Holiday.


Monday, March 19, 2007

Important Dates & End of Season

We are coming to the end of another very exciting season. Let's congratulate the Bantam's for winning the Little Caesar's Bantam B Tier III championship! Way to go Dragons!!!

Parents and players we are still practicing. There will be some changes to the schedule that will be announced and there will be some skills clinics offered please have your player attend. Let's start working on having an even better upcoming season. Remember practice makes perfect and that's what we are planning for next season.

There are some important dates to remember please mark your calendars.

March 23, 2007, (Friday): Don't forget this is an election year. You may nominate yourself or someone else for one of the (9) board positions. (President, Vice President, Director of Teams, Treasurer, Secretary, Assistant Secretary/Treasurer, (2) At Large Members and President Emeritus (*this position is only needed if a knew president is elected).

All Detroit Hockey Association board nomination forms must be submitted by this date to ensure that ballots are made for election. Please place all nomination forms in the purple boxes at the arena located at the concession stand and at the DHA board near the pro shop or email to Kenedra Bell -

March 25, 2007, (Sunday): Volunteer Appreciation Dinner given by Adam Butzel Recreation Center from 3pm-6pm. If you have not RSVP with Cynthia please do so ASAP if you plan on attending. All volunteers are free and guest are $5.

March 31, 2007, (Saturday): Coaches vs. Kids games.
- 1:30 pm - Mites, Squirts and Peewees vs. Coaches
- 3:00 pm - Bantam and Midgets vs. Coaches

April 1, 2007, (Sunday):
Annual awards banquet. The banquet will take place at the Karas House 4pm-8pm. Tickets are $21.00 players, coaches, and manager are free. Please see your manager or Cynthia for tickets to the banquet.
Detroit Hockey Association Board Election will take place on April 1, 2007, at the annual banquet.

April 21, 2007 (Saturday): Equipment Return Day and Last Day for the

Contact a DHA Board member with any questions.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

DHA Board Election - Nominate Someone

To: The General Membership
Date: March 5, 2007
Re: Detroit Hockey Association Board Election

Hello everyone! The season is just about over. This year is an election year. The election will take place at our annual awards banquet, which is schedule for April 1, 2007. If you are interested in running for a position on the Detroit Hockey Association board you may nominate yourself or if there is someone you would like to nominate for a particular position you may nominate them. Please remember the person you nominate must accept or decline to run for the position. There will be nomination forms as well as a box to place your nomination form into. These boxes will be located at the concession stand and also at the DHA information board located near the pro-shop.

There a re a total of 9 positions to run for on the Detroit Hockey Association board. The positions that you may run for are: President, Vice President, Director of Teams, Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary/Treasurer, (2) At Large Members and President Emeritus (*this position is only needed if a new president is elected). You may find a copy of the various positions and the responsibilities of those positions according to the Detroit Hockey Associations by-laws posted at the DHA information board. You may also find this at the Detroit Hockey Association web-site

The individuals that are nominated will then be place on a ballot. These ballots will be presented to the general membership at the awards banquet and there will be a vote. The votes will then be counted and the winners announced. The winners of the election will maintain their particular positions for two years until the next election.
*Please note that current Detroit Hockey Association board members may be re-elected or may maintain their positions if no one is elected to their current position.

So if you would like to run or know someone you think would be a good candidate place your nominations. All nomination forms are due by March 20, 2007 to ensure that we can have ballots made and available for the banquet on April 1, 2007.

Thanks in advance for all your continued support and good luck to all the candidates!

The DHA Board

Saturday, March 3, 2007

"NHL's 1st black player tells students stay in school"

Prior to the Hockey in the Hood weekend, Willie O'Ree took time out to speak with Warren, MI Middle-School students about the importance of staying in school and not giving up.

This visit was covered in a Detroit News Story on Saturday, February 17, 2007: Wise words: NHL's 1st black player tells students stay in school, Charles E. Ramirez / The Detroit News