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 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)

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)

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.