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.

Monday, February 27, 2012

HITH VIII Champions & final day photos

Detroit Hockey i-Program and Clark Park Hockey learn to play participants

Detroit Dragons and Kensington Valley Generals team photo from Hockey in the Hood 8 finals
HITH VIII Pee Wee Champions Kensington Valley Generals with Willie O'Cup championship trophy

Farmington Hills Scorpions and Royal Oak Jets Bantams at Jack Adams Arena - Livonia Blues were HITH VIII champs

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Hockey in the Hood 8 finals to be played outdoors at Clark Park - Sunday (2/26/12)

Traditionally, HITH finals games have been played inside at Jack Adams Arena. This year Hockey in the Hood VIII championship games will be played outdoors at Clark Park in the afternoon. Additional games are scheduled for Sunday morning.

Following are the morning game times:
- 8:00 AM: Columbus Stars Pee Wees vs. Kesington Valley Generals
- 9:30 AM: Canton Crossfire Pee Wees vs. Detroit Dragons
- 11:00 AM: Detroit Hockey Association i-Program vs. Clark Park learn to play exhibition game

- Pee Wee: 12:30 PM
- Bantam: 2:30 PM

The Pee Wee and Bantam teams will be playing for the privilege of having their names added to the 'Willie O' Cup' named in honor of Willie O'Ree.  O'Ree broke the color barrier as the first African Canadian player in the NHL.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Hockey in the Hood update

Hockey in the Hood 8 games will be played at both Jack Adams Memorial Arena - 10500 Lyndon Ave. Detroit 48221 on the West side of Detroit and Clark Park Outdoors - 1130 Clark St. Detroit 48209 in Southwest Detroit.

Games begin this Friday (2/24) 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm on both rinks, continue on Saturday (2/25) 8:00 am – 6:00 pm at both rinks, and conclude on Sunday (2/26) from 8:00 am-4:00 pm at the Clark Park Outdoor Rink.

NEW THIS YEAR: HITH 8 Championships 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm at Clark Park.

Stay tuned for more details as team lineups are announced.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Hockey in the Hood 8 teams announced- Squirt B section has spots open for three competitive teams

This year, Hockey in the Hood will include the following teams.

Pee Wee
- Detroit Dragons/Detroit Hockey Association
- Kensinton Valley Generals/Kensington Valley Hockey Association
- Flint Ice Raiders/Greater Flint Hockey Association
- Canton Crossfire/Canton Hockey Association
- Columbus Stars/Columbus Ice Hockey Club

- Garden City Stars/Garden City Hockey Association
- Royal Oak Jets/Royal Oak Hockey Association
- Royal Oak "Nonames"/Royal Oak Hockey Association
- Farmington Hills Scorpions/Farmington HIlls Hockey Association
- Livonia Blues/Livonia Hockey Association

- Woodhaven Leafs/Woodhaven Hockey Association
- Detroit Dragons/Detroit Hockey Association
- Teams to be named later - three spots are open.

The Detroit Hockey Association invites three competitive Squirt B teams to join Hockey in the Hood VIII. Please contact DHA President Will McCants via email if you are interested in learning more.

The Detroit Dragons Squirts and the Woodhaven Squirts split two regular season games in theLittle Caesars Lindsay Orange Division. Woodhaven won the first game at home 1-0 and Detroit won its game 3-2 with a penalty shot. Woodhaven hosted a scrimmage on their ice and again won by a 1-0 score. These two teams are very evenly matched. Woodhaven gladly accepted their invitation to return to Detroit and participate in Hockey in the Hood 8.

"Our teams play well against each other and it makes for a fun game. I spoke to our parents and they are a go for the HITH tournament."


Dave Lenden
Woodhaven Squirt B

Hockey in the Hood 7 photo provided courtesy of Ed Krasinksi