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, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving - DHA teams are heading to Columbus





These photos from the first Detroit Dragon's home stand were provided courtesy of Michigan Hockey Online. The team photo features the Dragon Mite and Squirt teams.

DHA mite, squirt, and pee wee teams will be competing in Columbus Ohio this weekend. This Thanksgiving Invitational tournament is hosted by The Columbus Ice Hockey Club. Teams from this program have attended the last four Hockey in the Hood tournaments at Jack Adams Arena in Detroit.

Go Dragons!!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Jack Adams Ice is back up and ready for Hockey!

We have great news!!! We will have ice as of Monday, November 23, 2009 and our zamboni is back!!!!!!

*The I-Program will have practice this Monday from 6:00pm-7:30pm and then will resume there normal every Saturday Schedule after the Thanksgiving holiday.

ARENA & CENTER CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY NOVEMBER 26-28, 2009!!!!!!

Registration:
We are still registering for our competitive teams as well as our Learn to Skate program (I-Program). The fees are: Competitive Teams $300.00 registration fee (*this does not include your referee fees or team fees) and $150.00 for the I-Program. Looking for all level of players Mite- Midget as well as new skaters for our I-Program. Please remember at the time of registration 1/2 of your fees are due.
Please keep in mind that all association fees are due by November 30, 2009. Anyone owing any fees after November 30, 2009 will not be allowed to participate in any DHA activities this includes practices and games. We have several fundraiser that will be going on to help you earn money for these fees.

Fundraiser:

We are currently doing the Coney Island Kit Fundraiser. The kits sell for $20.00 and you make a $6.00 profit off of each kit sold. The order forms and money are due to Becki on December 5, 2009 and the delivery and pick up date for your kits is December 15, 2009. (*order forms are available at the arena) Please look for more information on upcoming fundraiser's.

We are also doing the White Castle Coupon book these books sell $5.00 each and have some really great deals. If you haven't received your White Castle coupon books or info please contact Becki at poohbear2273@yahoo.com.

*Don't forget to support the Bantam and Midgets Bowling fundraiser on December 14, 2009 @ 7pm Vision's Lane (Ford Rd in Westland). Please see one of your Bantam or Midgets team members for more information.
*Please help them raise money to go to Washington!!!!!!

Upcoming Events:
November: 26-28, 2009: ABC and the arena are closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
November 27-29, 2009: Columbus Tournament (Mites, Squirts and Peewees)
December 14, 2009: Bowling Fundraiser @ Vision Lanes 7pm

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Thank You,
Cynthia
313-834-2563
313-727-7330
cw20033@aol.com

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Detroit Hockey Parents Meeting this Saturday

Hello Everyone,

I hope and pray all is well with each one of you!:-)

I hope everyone is as anxious and excited as I am about the upcoming season!!!


Parent Meeting:
As you all know there have been many changes going in our city. Some of those changes may affect us. We are having a very important meeting for all parents to attend to find what's new any changes regarding our upcoming season. This meeting will take place on Saturday, September 19, 2009 12pm-1pm (*light refreshments will be served). All should plan to be in attendance. So please save the date. I'll be there and I hope to see you there to!!!


Registration:
We are currently registering for the upcoming 2009-2010 season. You should have received you player’s registration form in the mail or via email. You may also download registration forms from the web site www.detroithockey.org. (*please attachment)
We are still offering a $25.00 early registration discount now thru September 15, 2009. Please take advantage of the early registration discounts and save yourself some extra cash!!! (*please note fee must be paid in full minus discount) So please don't delay register your player today and save some extra cash!!!!
Please remember 1/2 of your fees must be paid at time of registration in order to have your child rostered. Fees for this year are: Competitive Teams (Mite-Midget) $300.00 registration fee (*this does not include referee or team fees) and the I-Program is $150.00 with loaner equipment included.

Onsite Registration Dates:
September 15, 2009 @ Jack Adams 6pm-8pm
September 19, 2009 @ Jack Adams 10am-12pm

Anyone still owing any outstanding balances from last season must pay these fee ASAP this includes money for Wendy's cards!! Please see or speak with Paul Clark (treasurer) to pay these past due balances ASAP!

Fundraiser's:
We will have several fundraiser's to help offset your fees as well as help raise money for the association.
Our first fundraiser for your fees is some of you guys favorite!! That's right it's pizza kit time. We will be selling Little Caesars Pizza kits starting September 14, 2009 thru October 17, 2009. All orders and monies must be turned in to Becki by this date (10/17/2009). The delivery date for the pizza kits is October 24, 2009 @ 2pm. Please remember all pizza kits must be picked up due to there is no space available for storage.
You may pick up pizza kit forms from the arena or contact Becki @ poohbear2273@yahoo.com.

We are also doing something new this year and we really need to get your support. We are doing an advertisement fundraising program where we are soliciting businesses to buy banners or have their logo's placed on the boards of the arena. This is a fundraiser that will help you with your fees as well as raise money for the association to make some upgrades to our arena! Let's get busy trying to get some advertisement from some of the local business we support day to day. Please check your mail for more information on this fundraiser or for more information contact Denise Beaurgard @ femmebelladonna@yahoo.com. If you work for or know of a company that maybe interested in advertising at our arena and investing in our youth please don't hesitate to let us know.

Another fundraiser we need your support on is our Max and Erma's dine to donate which will be held on October 19, 2009 in Livonia. This is an all day event visit Max & Erma's for lunch or dinner and a portion of you bill will be donate back to our association. Please support this to help us keep our fees the lowest in the state and providing equipment for our players.

Please don't forget about our ongoing fundraiser's. Do you have any old cell phones or ink cartridges? If so don't throw those away give them to the DHA to help our organization earn a little extra cash!

Please also check for upcoming emails and your mail boxes for further fundraiser we will be having.

Volunteers:

We need volunteers!!! We can not have a successful season without the help of our wonderful volunteers! Our volunteers are the backbone of this association! We thank you for all your continued support and we are going to need you even more this year. We have a goal to try to reach we would like to get 100 kids in our I-Program we need your help to accomplish this. Please tell your family, friends, neighbors, teachers, barbers, any one you meet about the DHA!!! With your help we are sure to reach this goal!
Also if you know any players looking for a team please tell to think of making the DHA their home we have the lowest fees in the state!
School has started and we will be visiting schools to recruit more kids into our program. Can the null visit your school? If so let us know.

Please check your emails and mail for further updates.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank You,
Cynthia Wardlaw (DHA Secretary)
313-727-7330
313-834-2563
cw20033@aol.com

Friday, August 21, 2009

Detroit Hockey reminders: New season right around the corner

It's almost that time again. That's right hockey time is here! We hope you are as excited as we are about the upcoming 2009-2010 season. I have just a few reminders for you.

Registration:
We are currently registering for the upcoming 2009-2010 season. You should have received you player’s registration form in the mail or via mail. You may also download registration forms from the web site. http://DetroitHockey.org

Some of you have already taken advantage of the early registration discounts. We had a $50.00 discount if you didn't get a chance to take advantage of that don't worry you can still save $25.00 of your fees registration fees now thru September 15, 2009 (*note this has been extended). Please take advantage of the early registration discounts and save yourself some extra cash!!! (*please note fee must be paid in full minus discount)

We will be holding an onsite registration this Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ Jack Adams Arena from 10am-12pm.

Please remember 1/2 of your fees must be paid at time of registration in order to have your child rostered. Fees for this year are: Competitive Teams (Mite-Midget) $300.00 registration fee (*this does not include referee or team fees) I-Program is $150.00

Anyone still owing any outstanding balances from last season must pay these fee ASAP this includes money for Wendy's cards!!

Fundraiser's:
We will have several fundraiser to help offset your fees as well as help raise money for the association. We are currently doing an advertisement fundraising program where we are soliciting businesses to buy banners or have their logo's placed on the boards o f the arena. Please check your mail for more information on this fundraiser. Please also check for upcoming emails and your mail boxes for further fundraiser we will be having.

Please don't forget about our ongoing fundraiser's. Do you have any old cell phones or ink cartridges? If so don't throw those away give them to the DHA to help our organization earn a little extra cash!

Volunteering
We need volunteers!!! We can not have a successful season without the help of our wonderful volunteers! We thank you for all your continued support and we are going to need you even more this year. We have a goal to try to reach we would like to get at least 50 new kids in our I-Program our true goal is to have 100 kids in our I-Program we need your help to accomplish this. Please tell your family, friends, neighbors, teachers, barbers, any one you meet about the DHA!!! With your help we are sure to reach this goal!

We also need volunteers to help us at a upcoming recruitment event. We need parents and players to come out on August 28, 2009 to the Michigan State Fair to help us pa ss out flyers and tell people what we are doing at the DHA! The DHA will have a table for the Youth After School Fair that will be held at the State Fair we are responsible to have someone available the whole day of the fair. So if you and your players can come help us out please contact me!!! (Cynthia 313-727-7330 or 313-834-2563) I will be there I hope some of you will be too!!

If you know any players looking for a team please tell to think of making the DHA their home we have the lowest fees in the state!

Upcoming Events:
August 22, 2009: Onsite Registration 10am-12pm
August 28, 2009: Afer School Fair at the Michigan State Fair 9am-8pm

*Please look for more information regarding upcoming parent meetings, fundraiser's, ice schedules and much more!!!

Please don't hesitate to call me for any questions or concerns.

Thanks you,
Cynthia Wardlaw (DHA Secretary)
313-834-2563
313-727-7330
cw20033@aol.com

Saturday, June 13, 2009

2009-2010 Player Registration form now available & DHA reminders


Hello Everyone,

The Detroit Dragons Mites and Bantoms were recently honored prior to a Detroit Tigers game at Comerica Park. The Mites are pictured above.

I hope and pray all is well with each one of you :-)!

Just a few reminders for you. Have a great summer everyone! Hockey season will be here again before you know it.

Registration:
Don't forget if you register your player for next season between now and June 30, 2009 you can save $50.00 for competitive teams (Mite-Midget) and $25.00 for the I-Program. The registration form is available via this link.

Don't worry if you missed this deadline then you can save $25.00 off your registration fees from July 1, 2009 thru September 1, 2009. (*please note in order to receive discount fees must be paid in full by the deadline date) So don't delay and register today and save yourself $50.00.

Please see attached registration form also check you mail or go to DHA web site for player contracts.

Upcoming on-site registration dates are August 8th & 21st (at Jack Adams times TBA).

Fundraising:
We still have Wendy's cards available. They are now at a discount rate of $5.00 a card. To get Wendy's cards or for more information please contact Becki at poohbear2273@yahoo.com.

*There are some who still owe monies for Wendy's card they have received already, please this needs to be paid ASAP!!! Please contact Becki to make arrangements to pay.

Don't forget about our ongoing fundraiser's for the association, don't throw away those old cell phones or those empty ink cartridges help the DHA earn some extra cash by donating those things to us.

Please check your emails and you mailboxes for information on upcoming fundraiser's.

Past Due Fees:
There are a few people who still owe outstanding fees. These fees are well past due and must be paid ASAP!!!! If you have a past due balance please speak with Paul Clark you can contact him at 313-303-5313 or email him at geometkin@yahoo.com, about paying these fees. Our ice bill is due to the city and we really need all past due balances to be paid. Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any question or concerns.

Have a Safe and Fun Summer!!!

Thank You,
Cynthia Wardlaw
313-834-2563
313-727-7330
cw20033@aol.com

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Wings Win & Detroit Hockey Association scores new logo

The Detroit Hockey Association received a new logo to consider on the same day the Detroit Red Wings eliminate the Anaheim Ducks 4-3 in game seven of the Western Conference semifinals. What a great day for Detroit Hockey!

This morning, a TeamHypernet graphics designer delivered this Detroit Hockey brand option for consideration of the Detroit Hockey Association board and membership. If approved, new logo merchandise should be available for purchase by the start of our next hockey season. Please note, this will not replace the Detroit Dragons team logos. It is intended as a logo for the association itself.

The proposed DHA logo is modeled after the big tire & its raised white letters just off I-94 east of Southfield in Allen Park. The unique olde English "D" in the center lets everyone know our home ice is in the city of Detroit, just like the Wings.

Go Wings!!!

Go Detroit Hockey!!!
Jack Adams Arena
Detroit, MI

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

We are the Champions Again!! Detroit Dragons Mite B Team Wins LCAHL Smythe Title at Joe Louis Arena 2nd Year in a Row!





This past Sunday morning (3/15/09) the Detroit Dragons Mites defeated Trenton in a hard fought game by a 7-6 score at Joe Louis Arena. The Dragons overcame an early 2-0 deficit in this exciting game to take a 7-5 lead before allowing a sixth goal with approx. 30 seconds to play.

Overcoming adversity is nothing new for this tenacious team of nine players. Their regular season record was 1-15 and they began the playoffs losing to Canton 8-2 and this same Trenton team 7-2. Things did not look good in their third playoff game when they trailed the Wyandotte Warriors 2-0 with 6 1/2 minutes left to play. It was 'do or die' time for this young team. As it turns out, they had plenty of fight left. The Detroit Dragon Mites finally woke up and scored three unanswered goals to take a 3-2 victory.

They followed this third game victory with a 2-1 win that eliminated Belle Tire and moved them to a semi-finals showdown with the Canton Wings. The 2-1 victory over Canton was the most dominating display of defense the Dragons exhibited all season. They held this high-scoring team to less than ten shots on goal the entire game. This victory set the stage for the championship game.

Congratulations Dragon Mites! You never gave up.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Detroit Hockey announcements & reminders




Let's give the Bantam a big Hip-Hip- Hooray. They are Little Caesar's Champions! Way to go Dragons!

Now it's time for the Mites! The Mites Little Caesars Championship Game is Sunday, March 15, 2009 at Joe Louis @ 8:30am. If you can please come out and support our Mite team and help us cheer them on to victory!!!!

Good Luck Mites on your game this Sunday!! Let's bring home another championship to the DHA!!!!!!!

Free Clinics:

Clinic Dates:

Saturday March 14, 2009
3:30 PM - 4:50 PM @ Jack Adams

Monday March 16, 2009
6PM - 7:20 PM @ Jack Adams



Upcoming Dates:

I-Program Scrimmage Game vs. Clark Park @ 11am
March 14, 2009: Free Clinic with Tony McGee at Jack Adams 3:30pm-4:50pm
March 15, 2009: Mite LCAHL Championship Game at The Joe @ 8:30am
March 16, 2009: Free Clinic with Tony McGee at Jack Adams 6:00pm-7:20pm
March 21, 2009: DHA Picture Day 10am-4pm (order forms will be available this week)
March 28, 2009: Kids vs. Coaches Games (*times TBA)
March 28, 2009: Breakfast for the players and coaches
March 29, 2009: Annual Awards Banquet at Adam Butzel Center 4pm-7pm

Volunteers Needed:
Volunteers needed for The Annual End of The Year Banquet. Please let me know if you are available to volunteer. (need volunteers for set-up, decorating etc.)

Calling All Moms...Calling All Moms!!!! We need moms to help us with breakfast for the players and coaches on March 28, 2009.

DHA End of the Year Banquet:
The Annual Awards Banquet is March 29, 2009 tickets are $10.00. Please remember that players, coaches and managers are FREE!!!
If you are planning to attend the banquet please let myself or your team manager know you will be attending. I must turn in a count for the banquet by Monday.

DHA Picture Day:
The DHA Picture Day is Saturday, March 21, 2009. Don't forget to get photos of your favorite hockey player.

FYI: The nominees for the DHA Board positions have been posted at Jack Adams. Find out whose running for the DHA board positions. Don't forget voting takes place at the end of the year banquet.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Thank You,
Cynthia Wardlaw (DHA Secretary)
313-834-2563
313-727-7330
cw20033@aol.com

Monday, March 9, 2009

Detroit Dragons Bantam B are 2009's Little Playoff Caesars Champs!!!!


Congrats!!!! Detroit Dragons Bantam B team for your victory on March 7th at the StateFair Gounds in the Little Caesars Playoffs..... This game was very close both teams remain tied until lapeer scored with 1.50 mins left in the 3rd period. and out of nowhere Biggie #15 of the Detroit Dragons scored the victory goal for his team with .02 seconds left in the game.... Way to go Biggs!!!!!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Detroit Dragons Bantams & Mites advance to LCAHL finals!

Congratulations Dragons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Let's give a huge congratulation to the Bantam and the Mite teams. They both will be playing in the Little Caesar's Amateur Hockey League Championship games. Way to go Dragons!!! Please come out and support both of these teams at there upcoming championship games. Come and cheer them on to victory!!!!

The Bantam's game is Saturday, March 7, 2009 @ 10:45am at the State Fair Grounds.
The Mite's game is Sunday, March 15, 2009 @ 8:30am at Joe Louis Arena.

DHA Reminders:
Our season is slowing winding down. Just want to remind everyone we still have ice available through the month of April (*exact end date TBA). That means we still have practices. This time of the season is very important because now during practices our coaches can really work on improving our players fundamental skills and prepare them for possible upcoming Spring leagues and/or for next season. So please take advantage of your ice/practice times!!

The end of the year banquet is scheduled for Sunday, March 29, 2009 at Adam Butzel 4pm-7pm. Tickets will be available on Saturday, March 7, 2009.

If you didn't get pictures of your player during Hockey in the Hood or at any playoff games or tournaments don't worry we will be having a picture day in the next coming weeks (stay tuned for additional information).


Upcoming Dates:
March 7, 2009: Bantam's LCAHL Championship Game @ State Fair Grounds 10:45am
March 15, 2009: Mite's LCAHL Championship Game @ Joe Louis 8:30
March 28, 2009: Coaches vs. Kids Game (*exact times TBA)
March 29, 2009: Annual Awards Banquet at Adam Butzel Center 4pm-7pm

Please look for future updates!!! Don't forget to check your emails!!!

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank You,
Cynthia Wardlaw (DHA Secretary)
313-834-2563
313-727-7330
cw20033@aol.com

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Hockey in the Hood 5

This years Hockey in the Hood 5 was such a great weekend lots of games and events. I look forward to it next year bigger and better.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

HITH V featured on NHL Network Online - NHL.tv





The NHL film crew did a great job of capturing the essence of Hockey in the Hood. This video appeared on NHL.tv on February 25th.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Press Release: Detroit Hockey Association to host Hockey in the Hood 5 February 13-15, 2009; Stanley Cup to visit tourney on 2/14

DETROIT-- (February 10) — The Detroit Hockey Association will be hosting "Hockey in the Hood 5", an annual youth hockey tournament designed to break down stereotypes and provide a high level of competition for inner-city hockey teams. This year’s tournament will be hosted at the Jack Adams Memorial Arena from February 13-15, 2009.

"The 2009 Hockey in the Hood tournament is our most diverse tournament to date," said Will McCants, Detroit Hockey Association president. "We have teams from Chicago, IL; Columbus, Ohio; Detroit; Minneapolis, MN; Washington, DC; Buffalo, NY; Pittsburgh, PA; Royal Oak, MI; and Wasilla, AK, battling for the Willie O’Ree Championship Trophy. And Mr. O’Ree, the man who broke the color barrier in the National Hockey League - back in 1958 - will be traveling from his home in San Diego to be a part of the festivities."

This year’s program also includes a matchup between the Michigan Sled Dogs and Windsor Ice Bullets, which are coed teams comprised of athletes with a variety disabilities. Sled(ge) Hockey is for people with special needs. The same rules are followed as in ice hockey, with six players on the ice, including a goalie. Players sit on a sled(ge), which is a narrow platform with skate blades attached to the bottom, and propel themselves using two specially constructed hockey sticks that have picks on the end. Players wear full hockey gear and are strapped onto the sledges. The sledges can be specially adapted to meet the needs of each player. The Sled Dogs and Ice Bullets face off at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 14.

Also on Saturday, February 14, the Stanley Cup and Jack Adams trophy will be on display from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Jack Adams Arena. The National Hockey League and Detroit Red Wings have teamed up to bring the Stanley Cup, the greatest trophy in sports, and the Jack Adams trophy, awarded annually by the National Hockey League Broadcasters' Association to the coach judged to have had the most influence in his team's success.

The games will be played at Jack Adams Memorial Arena, 10500 Lyndon, located north of I-96 between Wyoming and Schaefer, and City Sports Center, 3401 E. Lafayette, just West of Mt. Elliott. Admission is free, and games begin on Friday, February 13 at 9:00 a.m.

For additional information, visit www.hockeyinthehood.org or call Cynthia Wardlaw, DHA Secretary at 313-727-7330.

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Dundee, MI 48131

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Detroit Hockey Association Believes Hockey is for Everyone

The Detroit Hockey Association is a member of the NHL's Hockey is for Everyone initiative.

Hockey is for Everyone provides support and unique programming to non-profit youth hockey organizations across North America that are committed to offering children of all backgrounds opportunities to play hockey. The initiative is supported by NHL member clubs, players, NHL alumni, players and fans. To date, Hockey is for Everyone has exposed close to 45,000 boys and girls to unique hockey experiences.

To celebrate this initiative, the National Hockey League hosts the annual Hockey is for Everyone Month in February. The league-wide initiative includes numerous activities to promote the diversity of the game that involve our clubs, players, alumni, fans, and grass-roots diversity programs, all with the goal of raising awareness and celebrating the growth of the game.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Hockey in the Hood 5 - The Stanley Cup and Jack Adams Tropy visit Jack Adams Arena on Saturday, 2/14/09

The annual Hockey in the Hood tournament breaks down stereotypes and brings diverse inner-city hockey teams together for a tournament that is capped off by the presentation of the Willie O’Ree championship trophy, the Willie O’Cup. O'Ree broke the color barrier as the first black player in the NHL back in 1958.

Hockey in the Hood V (Feb. 13 - 15) will be the most diverse inner-city amateur hockey tournament yet. This year teams from eleven cities including Chicago, IL; Columbus, Ohio; Detroit, MI; Minneapolis, MN; Washington, DC; Buffalo, NY; Pittsburg, PA; Fraser, MI; Royal Oak, MI; Wasilla, AK, and Windsor, Ontario will participate. Our guest of honor, Willie O'Ree will travel from his home in San Diego, CA.

The Detroit Hockey Association will host HITH V at Jack Adams Arena. This year, the NHL has provided a special treat, the Stanley Cup and Jack Adams Trophy will visit Jack Adams Arena around 11:00 AM on Saturday 2/14. Bring out the family to see these historic trophies and enjoy some good hockey. All games are free!