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, February 28, 2009
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.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
February 25, 2009
'The Hockey Show' chronicles Hockey in the Hood
- posted by: George James Malik
February 19, 2009
Programs giving kids chance to play
- By Scott Burnside - ESPN.com
February 15, 2009
Youth hockey still at home in the 'hood - Inner-city kids get a shot at playing hockey thanks to the nonprofit DinoMights organization.
- By Joy Petersen - Minneapolis Star Tribune
February 14, 2009
Hockey in the Hood - photo gallery
- from Freep.com - powered by the Detroit Free Press
February 12, 2009
Hockey in the Hood back again
- By John McGourty - NHL.com Staff Writer
February 12, 2009
Badgers Head To Detroit For Fifth Annual Hockey Is For Everyone Tournament
- By Deborah Francisco - PittsburgPenguins.com
February 11, 2009
'Hockey in the Hood' tourney to take place this Saturday
- Posted by George James Malik from WDIV
February 11, 2009
HIGHER PURPOSE The Windsor Ice Bullets sledge hockey team will take on the Michigan Sled Dogs during Hockey in the Hood 5
- Windsor Star
February 10, 2009
Detroit Hockey Association to host 'Hockey in the Hood' as part of Hockey Day in Michigan this weekend
- Posted by George James Malik
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
"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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Tuesday, February 3, 2009
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.