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.
Tournaments mostly doing OK … for now
Business steady for tournament operators but they are wary of the future effects of Michigan's economy. If you have a team though, it's time to start plotting your championship season...check out our Tournament Calendar for all your upcoming tourney plans.
Changing focus: MAHA’s goal is to shift emphasis from win at all costs to development
ICING ON THE CAKE: It was already a banner season for Joe Rogers, left, who backstopped Little Caesars' Midget Major team to the Tier I U18 national title. But Rogers added the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association's Wes Danielson Award at the MAHA Annual Summer Meetings, which were held at Harbor Springs' Boyne Highlands July 10-12. For more news on the meetings, click here.
Tryouts in full swing: The Belle Tire North AAA 2000 Squirt Minor team is one of hundreds of teams hitting the ice in July to hold tryouts to fill their 2009-10 rosters. On July 8 at Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Arena, team head coach Brian Klanow had some 30 hopeful players on hand. Here, players crash the net and the goalie during a scrimmage. To place your tryout ad or check out current tryouts, see links at upper right. Hockey Weekly photo by John Castine
Yzerman headlines 2009 Hall of Fame inductees; Hull, Robitaille, Leetch and Lamoriello fill out one of best classes ever
Steve Yzerman voted into Hockey Hall of Fame with former Red Wings teammates Brett Hull and Luc Robitaille, longtime New York Rangers’ defenseman Brian Leetch and New Jersey Devils’ boss Lou Lamoriello.
Jiri Fischer keynotes HW All-State Luncheon
MR. and MISS HOCKEY 2009 HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED!!! Congratulations to Miss Hockey 2009, Angie Chronis of Ann Arbor Pioneer HS and to Mr. Hockey 2009, Cam Wojtala of Trenton HS. These winners were announced at the Hockey Weekly High School Banquet. Here, they are pictured with banquet keynote speaker Jiri Fischer.
Belle Tire wins Girls U16 AAA MAHA championship
Belle Tire survives five-overtime semifinal to wins MAHA Girls U16 AAA championship.