Friday, February 1, 2013
Northville resident Jiri Fischer, Detroit Red Wings Assembly Team bring hockey and fitness lesson to Smith Elementary students in Plymouth.
A sea of red shirts flooded the Smith Elementary gymnasium in Plymouth on Thursday as former Detroit Red Wing Jiri Fischer and the Red Wings Assembly Team introduced students to the sport of hockey and encouraged an active and healthy lifestyle. The message of maintaining health hits home for Fischer, who survived his own health scare in 2005 when he suffered cardiac arrest and collapsed on the bench during a game against the Nashville Predators. The incident ended Fischer's playing career and he said he uses his experience to teach others to not take things for granted. "When anybody is a survivor of any life-threatening condition, from cardiac to cancer to other things, you look back at maybe what I could have done and what I didn't do…
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Red defeats White, 4-2, in standing-room-only exhibition in Plymouth.
Detroit Red Wings fans turned out in droves Tuesday to Compuware Arena in Plymouth Township for their first taste of NHL hockey since a lengthy lockout between NHL owners and players that delayed and shortened the 2013 season. While the NHL season doesn't get under way until Saturday, the Red Wings offered fans a free sneak peek via a "Red vs. White" game featuring the Red Wings roster and prospects from the team's American Hockey League affiliate Grand Rapids Griffins. Led by a go-ahead goal by newly anointed captain Henrik Zetterberg, who was given the captain's "C" at a news conference before Tuesday's exhibition, "Team Red" defeated "Team White," 4-2. Red also earned goals from the Red Wings' Drew Miller and the Grand Rapids Griffins…
Wings name new captain Tuesday after 2012 retirement of Nicklas Lidstrom.
When Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg was awarded the "C" as team captain Tuesday, the significance of being a captain in Detroit wasn't lost on the star. Zetterberg, whose promotion was announced at a news conferences at Compuware Arena in Plymouth Township ahead of the Red Wings' "Red vs. White" scrimmage, follows two beloved captains in Nicklas Lidstrom, who retired in 2012, and longtime leader Steve Yzerman, who served from 1986 until his retirement in 2006. "It is a true honor to be named captain of the Detroit Red Wings," Zetterberg said. "If you look back at some of our former captains—Lidstrom, Yzerman, (Alex) Delvecchio, (Ted) Lindsay, Gordie Howe—it's very big shoes to fill." Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland announced …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Compuware Arena fills up quickly as team offers free admission to Red vs. White game.
Red Wings fans might have quelled any lingering doubts Tuesday about whether fans would come back with the NHL's lockout-shortened season. Officials from Compuware Arena in Plymouth Township had to turn away fans at the parking lot Tuesday as the venue filled up for the team's free Red vs. White game, featuring the current Red Wings roster and prospects. "We talked about the possibility of that happening," John Hahn, the Red Wings' senior director of communications told the Detroit News. The team's Red vs. White game and training camp practices took place this week at Compuware Arena, as the Red Wings' home venue, Joe Louis Arena, was booked for auto show events.
Team to practice, play scrimmage at Compuware Arena in Plymouth.
The Detroit Red Wings are offering fans a chance to see the team prepare for its lockout-shortened 2013 NHL season in Plymouth today. The team hits the ice at 9:30 a.m. today at Compuware Arena in Plymouth for practice, and will hold a "Red vs. White" game later that evening, beginning at 6 p.m. Both are events are open to the public with free admission. The Red vs. White contest also will be carried live by both Fox Sports Detroit, with Ken Daniels, Mickey Redmond and Larry Murphy calling the shots, and on 1270 AM with Ken Kal and Paul Woods. Doors for each event open one hour before the start time. Compuware Arena is located at 14900 Beck Road in Plymouth.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Mike Babcock and Ken Holland will ring the Salvation Army bell Tuesday at Hiller's Market.
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Saturday, December 8, 2012
While the current NHL lockout between owners and players has jeopardized the 2012-13 NHL season, Novi hockey fans still can see some of their favorite Detroit Red Wings in action. Red Wings coach Mike Babcock will join Executive Vice President and General Manager Ken Holland will appear Tuesday, Dec. 11 at Hiller’s Market in Northville from 4:30–6:30 p.m. to raise money for the Salvation Army. Holland is serving as Honorary Chairman of the 2012 Red Kettle Campaign for the seventh straight year. The coach and general manager's appearance is part of an effort by the Red Wings to compete amongst themselves for bragging rights across Metro Detroit to see which players and team personnel can raise the most money for the Salvation Army's Red …
Friday, July 13, 2012
Whalers play London at Comerica Park on Dec. 29.
Sound bytes provided by Pete Krupsky and www.plymouthwhalers.com DETROIT – When the Plymouth Whalers meet the London Knights on Dec. 29 at Comerica Park, they’ll scrum for the opening faceoff in the area where Jhonny Peralta and Ramon Santiago turn double plays. With Major League Baseball enjoying the All-Star Break, boards were placed around the Comerica Park infield Wednesday afternoon to show the assembled media where hockey games will be played during the 2012 SiriusXM Hockeytown Winter Festival™. The festival goes from Dec. 15-31 at Comerica Park in a unique celebration of hockey at all levels of the game. The Ontario Hockey League will be featured on Dec. 29 with the league’s first-ever doubleheader outdoors – Windsor vs. Saginaw at…
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Home opener is Sept. 22 at 7:05 p.m. against Belleville. Schedule includes outdoor game at Comerica Park in Detroit.
The Ontario Hockey League’s Plymouth Whalers start the 2012-13 season on Friday, Sept. 21 in Sault Ste. Marie before returning home the next evening to face the Belleville Bulls in the home opener on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 7:05 p.m. at Compuware Arena. See the Whalers' schedule by opening this PDF. The Whalers’ entire 2012-13 schedule can also be found later today at http://www.plymouthwhalers.com/schedule.html. The Ontario Hockey League released the entire 2012-13 schedule today as well. Saturday remains the primary home date for the Whalers, with 19 Saturday nights leading the way. Plymouth will also play 10 Friday night games and host four matinees at 2 p.m. – Tuesday, Nov. 6 and Thursday, Dec. 27 against Saginaw, Monday, Jan. 21 against…
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Team will face London Knights as part of Hockeytown Winter Festival in downtown Detroit.
The Plymouth Whalers will face off Dec. 29 against the J. Ross Robertson Cup champion London Knights in an outdoor hockey game at Comerica Park. The game will be part of the Hockeytown Winter Festival, a two-week series of outdoor hockey games and winter-themed events in downtown Detroit preceding the 2013 NHL Winter Classic outdoor game between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor. Olympia Entertainment has unveiled a preliminary schedule for the 2012 Hockeytown Winter Festival, set to take place at downtown Detroit’s Comerica Park during the final two weeks of December. Kicking off mid-month and wrapping up on New Year’s Eve, this multi-faceted hockey-themed event will feature a wide variety of …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Superstar defenseman caps 20-season NHL career in Detroit.
It's official. Longtime Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom is retiring. Lidstrom, 42, lives in Novi with his family during the hockey season and had been debating whether to retire after playing for 20 seasons in the NHL. Lidstrom announced his decision Thursday during a press conference alongside Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch and general manager Ken Holland. Lidstrom was named captain of the Red Wings for the 2006-07 season following the retirement of longtime captain Steve Yzerman. In his address to the media, Lidstrom thanked Holland for assembling a competitive Detroit team each year. "I never even wanted to leave Detroit," he said. "I always believed in this team, and this organization and what they would do to win another …