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, September 24, 2008

Practice starts this weekend at Inkster Arena

Our ice (Jack Adams Arena) is still down it is tentatively scheduled to be up the first week in October.

We know that we need to have our players on the ice with the season right on us. So we have ice schedule for our players in Inkster at the Inkster Arena. Please see the schedule of times below:

Friday September 26

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
- Mites/Squirts (6:00-7:20 PM)
- Peewee/Bantam/Midget (7:30-9:00 PM)

Saturday September 27

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- Mites/Squirts (9:00-10:20 AM)
- Peewee/Bantam/Midget (10:30-12:00 PM)

The Detroit Dragon really need our players to come out to these practices. We are already behind due to our ice not being up yet so we really need our players at these practices. Before you know it we will be having our first games so we need to make sure our players are prepared.

We will be having a parent/player meeting on Saturday, September 27, 2008 @ 10am at the Inkster Arena. Please make a note of this there will be no parent/player meeting at Jack Adams at 12pm this coming Saturday it will be at the Inkster Arena at 10am. Those unable to make it in particular those returning to the I-Program and others that are unable to attend there will be additional parent/player meetings scheduled.

If you have not registered your player yet you may do so this Friday, September 26, 2008 6pm-9pm (*in Inkster during practice times) and Saturday, September 27, 2008 9am-12pm. Player registration for the teams needs to be done as soon as possible because we need to get rosters together for us to start playing games.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.

FYI: The I-Program date to start is tenatively scheduled to begin on October 18, 2008 at 10am.

Cynthia Wardlaw

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Important meeting dates & additional information

I hope everyone had a fun summer and enjoyed their break from hockey!!

Well guess what it's that time again. That's right it's hockey time!!!!!!!!

I hope you are as excited as we are about the upcoming season and you are ready to have a great season! GO DRAGONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Are you returning to play with the Dragons?
Please email me or call me (Cynthia) to let me know if you will be returning to play with the Dragons for 2008-2009 season. We hope all will return this season.
We really need to know this information so that we can continue to prepare for the upcoming season which is literally around the corner. So please contact me as soon as possible to let me know your plans.

Tentative Start Date:
The ice is tentatively scheduled to be up by September 8, 2008. We will confirm this with you once we definitely know if the ice is up so please look for more information regarding the exact start date and specific practice times.

If you have not already registered you are still able to receive an early registration discount until August 31, 2008. If you register by August 31, 2008 you can save $25.00 of your registration fees (all fees minus discount must be paid for the discount to applicable). As of October 1, 2008 regular fees will apply. All fees must be paid by November 2, 2008.

We will have several on-site registration dates:
September 13, 2008 10am-12pm
September 20, 2008 10am-12pm

*additional dates TBA

Are you Interested in your Player's Health???
Some of the coaches have suggested that we start now with teaching our children healthy living. The coaches would like to initiate a off-ice training session for our players it would take place two days per week tentatively on: Saturdays 8:30am-9:45 & Sundays 8:30am- 9:45am. The coaches will go over nutrition, exercise and fitness training. Please contact me if you are interested.

Parent/Player Orientation:

Once again we will be having a player and a parent orientation at the begin of the season. Each parent and player should plan to attend one of the schedule orientations. These orientation will prove to be very informative and give you a head start on what to expect for the upcoming season. Here is a brief synopsis of the information that will be discussed: Rule, Team Rostering, Team Fees, Parent and Player expectations, Volunteering, ABC Center Memberships, Practices and games, Equipment are just of the few things we will discuss.

Parent and Player Orientation dates:
September 13, 2008 @ 11am-12pm
September 20, 2008 @ 11am-12pm

* Please be on time to these meetings they will begin promptly and will not last more than a hour.

Parent Committee

We would like to welcome you to be a part of the newly formed parent group which is the Detroit Hockey Association Parent Alliance Committee or PAC. We are looking to get more parents involved in and be more apart of the association. This is one way for you to become more involved join this committee today! Helping to make the DHA better. I hope that many of our parents will be involved in this group. If you are interested in being apart of this organization please plan to attend the upcoming meeting September 27, 2008 time TBA.

Manager's Needed
Are you interested in being a team manager? We are looking for a few managers. If you are interested please contact (Marilyn or Cynthia). All managers please plan to attend the managers meeting on September 13, 2008 @ 12:15pm.

Please feel free to contact me with nay questions or concerns!!
Please look for more updates!!!

Thank You,

Cynthia Wardlaw