QUEBEC-BOUND: This Belle Tire Pee Wee Major player, between a Team Illinois skater and goaltender, and his teammates have stretched their efforts far enough to be one of three Detroit-area teams to qualify for the Quebec International Pee Wee Tournament in Quebec City in February. Compuware and Little Caesars are the other two. Hockey Weekly photo by Rena Laverty
Surging No. 6-ranked MSU sweeps Michigan
NO. 6-RANKED MICHIGAN STATE SWEEPS MICHIGAN - Michigan State and Corey Tropp, here crashing goalie Bryan Hogan in the Michigan net, swept the Wolverines and moved up to No. 6 in the country.
In 9th year, Brad Stone Fall Classic still effective
A Pee Wee AA Grand Rapids Griffins defender tries to separate the puck from a Holland Ice Dogs player's stick in their final at the Brad Stone Fall Classic in Flint. Read the story here and find more local tournament results.
Ovechkin, Caps will hoist Lord Stanley
It’s tough on top: Hockey Weekly’s NHL columnist Bob Duff picks Alexander Ovechkin (8), shown battling the Red Wings’ Brad Stuart in front of Chris Osgood recently, and the Washington Capitals to win the Stanley Cup. Hockey Weekly photo by Rena Laverty
Metal Jackets home opener electrifies Yack Arena
GRAND OPENING: The new North American Hockey League Motor City Metal Jackets held their home opener before a crowd of nearly 700 at the Yack Arena in Wyandotte against the Traverse City North Stars Sept. 26. Here the Stars' Tim Opie is surrounded by Metal Jackets (left to right) Mike Monfredo, Matias Kiviharju, goalie Randy Willis and Steve Brancheau.
Tier 1 Elite Girls 19U Showcase in NH a success
WHO’S THE BEST? Starting with this issue, you’ll discover the best AAA teams across the country. Hockey Weekly ranks the Top 10 teams in each of the eight AAA age groups. Will HoneyBaked (white jersey) and Victory Honda (dark blue jersey), in action here in the Pee Wee Major opener for both teams at the Arctic Pond, make the Top 10? See rankings with the story to find out.
IT’S ALMOST HOCKEYTIME!
Red Wing fans recently enjoyed the Red Wings Fan Fest at Joe Louis Arena. Shown here in goal, 7-year-old Freddy Soderberg, from Harrison Township, stops a Henrik Zetterberg fan. For registration information for the Adray and Little Caesars leagues, view the links for each league under the "Local Leagues" tab above.