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, April 2, 2014

Willie O'Ree Skills Weekend Competitors at the home of Hasek's Heroes in Buffalo, NY

Two Detroit Area hockey players affiliated with Clark Park participated in the 2014 Willie O'Ree Skills Weekend competition for players aged 12 to 16 in Buffalo New York.  This event was hosted by Hasek's Heroes supported by the NHL's 'Hockey is for Everyone' program. Willie O'Ree - the NHL's Hockey is for Everyone Director and Lead Ambassador shared his wisdom with a new generation of Hockey Players. 

Over 40 contestants traveled from all over the USA and Canada to participate. They competed in racing, shooting and passing categories.  These included several representatives from teams who participated in Detroit's former Hockey in the Hood tournaments.

 These young hockey players and their chaperon's  witnessed former Buffalo Sabers Hall of Fame Goalie Dominik Hasek being inducted into the Sabers Hall of Fame. All the players got to meet Hasek when he visited them at the rink.  A great time was had by all!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Columbus Ice Hockey Club visits Detroit for weekend of Pee Wee and Bantam outside games vs Clark Park Select Team

The Columbus Ice Hockey Club visited Clark Park this weekend for two days of outside Pee Wee and Bantam hockey games vs Clark Park Select Team of Clark Park skaters, former Detroit Dragons, and Dearborn Hockey Association players.
The Pee Wees faced off at 6:00 PM Saturday evening and at 10:00 am on Sunday.  Bantams games followed. 
The Clark Park attack featured Clark Park skaters, The Detroit Five - Detroit Dragons alums - Devin Bunch, Eric Bruinsma, Garrick Smith, Olajuwon Secrest & Marion Adams, and players from Dearborn Hockey.  The team was coached by Anthony Benavides and retired Detroit Hockey Association coach Bill Sullivan.
Clark Park breaks out into the Columbus zone.
Columbus Pee Wees attack the Clark Park zone in shadow of the Ambassador Bridge. 
Detroit won Saturday night's game 2 - 1. On Sunday morning Clark Park & Columbus tied 6-6 in regulation - featuring hat tricks from Garrick Smith of '02 USA Eagles in West Bloomfield and Eric Bruinsma '01 Livonia Lancers.  Columbus won in an "all players shoot" shootout score of 6-2. The Columbus Goalie made 14 saves for this overtime victory!  

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

USA Hockey's National Development Team dominates the world

The best hockey team you've never seen - link to article about USA Hockey's National Team Development Program