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.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

We are the Champions! Detroit Dragons Mites win LCAHL championship at Joe Louis Arena by 5-1 score.

Solid defense, strong skating, and an explosive transition game lead the Detroit Dragons Mites to a 5-1 victory over the Wayne Knights for the Little Caesars Amateur Hockey League (LCAHL) Championship at Joe Louis Arena last evening.

The Dragons struggled early with Wayne applying constant pressure in the Dragons end. The score remained tied 1-1 through much of the second period. However, the skills clinics and hard skating paid off in the end as the Dragons scored four unanswered goals and kept the puck in the opposing end to secure the win.

Congratulations Mites!

Congratulations is also due to the enthusiast Detroit Dragons fans. They overwhelmingly won the traditional LCAHL chicken dance contest between the second and third periods.

Reminder: On Saturday, March 29 @ 10:00 AM, the DHA has a unique opportunity for players, coaches, their families, and supporters to visit the Joe for a Detroit Red Wings open practice!! This will also be an equipment drive for the DHA. This practice is open to the public and each person must either donate a piece of equipment or $5 all proceeds go to our association.

We will need some of our players to be there and collect equipment!! Please send Cynthia an email to let her know that you will be there. We would like to have players from all age levels their from the I-Program, Mites, Squirts, Bantam and Midgets!!. Please email or call me and let me know if you will be there. This is very important we need to let the Red Wings know the number of players and parents who will be there.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Detroit Dragon Mites to Play in Little Caesars Championship Game at Joe Louis Arena on Tuesday, 3/18/08

The Mites have their LCAHL championship game vs. the Wayne Knights at the Joe (Joe Louis) on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 @ 5pm. If you can please come out and support the Mite team at this game. Lets help cheer the Mite team on to a win! Way to Go Dragons!! Win Win Win!!! - If you plan to attend this game, please see the bottom of this section for more information about parking, etc.

DHA Annual Awards Banquet: Sunday, April 6, 2008 at the Karas House 4pm-8pm Tickets are $21.00 for parents/siblings and (players, managers and coaches eat for Free) are available now please see Cynthia for tickets. Please let me know if you will be attending the banquet I have to turn in a count by next week.

ABC (Adams-Butzel Center) Volunteer Dinner: Sunday, April 13, 2008 3pm-6pm. The center is hosting a dinner in honor of the centers organization volunteers. All DHA volunteers should plan to attend. If you have not RSVP with Cynthia please do.

photos courtesy of Jim West Photography


If our final game is at Joe Louis Arena, where should we park? You should park in the player's lot if there is room or in Riverfront parking across the street from the player's lot. There may be a fee for parking in Riverfront parking

If our final game is at Joe Louis Arena, where should we enter the building? Please enter the building through the suite holder's entrance. Teams will be directed to their locker room and fans will be asked to take the elevator or stairs to the viewing areas.

If our final game is at Joe Louis Arena, where should we sit? Fans will be asked to sit only in the designated areas. If you sit outside of these areas, you will be asked to move.

Are cameras allowed at the championship games? Both still and video cameras are allowed at all games. Remember that only rostered coaches and players are allowed on the bench.

Will the concessions be open? Concessions for food and drink (non-alcoholic) will be available at Joe Louis Arena and all venues as applicable. In addition, LCAHL play off wear will be available from Alley Cat at all locations.

What determines the home / away team? Home and away teams are pre-determined based on the original seeding. Please see PointStreak to determine if your team is home or away.

What color does the Home team wear? Home teams are expected to wear white or light color jerseys, visiting teams are expected to wear dark colored jerseys.

Are there any time outs? No time outs are allowed in any games.

Please be sure to check the LCAHL website at for up to the minute information and contact your Division Director with any other questions.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Picture Day and Annual Banquet

There has been a change in the date for the picture day that will be held at our arena.

The Picture Day will be Saturday, March 15, 2008 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

I will have information forms available for those interested in taking photos. If you are interested in taking photos please send me a email or call me so I can get a general idea of the number of people interested.

The Annual Awards Banquet will take place on Sunday, April 6, 2008 tickets will be available this weekend.