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.

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!

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