Shaved Ice – Sept. 3

School’s back in session. That just means hockey season is one step closer.

The Plymouth Whalers played a preseason contest at Eddie Edgar Ice Arena in Livonia this weekend to raise money for a memorial the city is constructing. Click here, or click the photo below, to see our photo gallery from the OHL club’s return to action.

The Plymouth Whalers and the Windsor Spitfires played a preseason contest at Eddie Edgar Ice Arena in Livonia to raise money for a new memorial built in one of the city's parks this Saturday. (Andrew Knapik/MiHockey)

 

The Bauer Hockey team is coming to Michigan this weekend, and they’re bringing their friends from the Detroit Red Wings. Click here to read our article about Michigan’s Bauer Days and find out how you can be a part of it.

The Red Wings have returned to Joe Louis Arena – here’s our article from one of the first informal skating sessions the team hosted, as they get ready for training camp.

We caught up with the majority of Michigan’s representatives at the U.S. Olympic camp last week, and we talked to Team USA management about the state of the game in Michigan. Click here, or click the image below, to hear from the best hockey players our state has produced the last few years.

Because we’re anxiously awaiting this day, and because we’re getting some stuff ready for it today…


Corey Crawford signed a new six-year deal with the ‘Hawks…while he was spending his day with the Stanley Cup. Not bad, Corey. Not bad at all.

Buzzfeed gives their “16 Facts About People Who Don’t Know Anything About Hockey” – we’re sure the hockey people of Michigan will find a few laughs out of that one.

The Boston Bruins – now a division rival of the Wings – have inked GM Peter Chiarelli to an extension that locks him down through the 2017-18 season.

Teemu Selanne will return for one more season with the Anaheim Ducks.

NHL.com’s Corey Masisak gives his predictions for the U.S. Olympic roster right here. Here’s the breakdown for Michigan hockey fans: Ryan Miller and Jimmy Howard both make the goalie cuts; Ryan Kesler, Patrick Kane and Max Pacioretty are on the forwards list; Jack Johnson makes the defense. Do you agree with the choices?

Just getting back to work…

See you later today.