Warrior Hockey Day in Michigan

Thank you!

The 8th annual Warrior Hockey Day in Michigan has come and gone and thanks to the participation of over 80 ice arenas, this year’s event reached the highest number of participants to date. Warrior Hockey Day in Michigan was made possible through the support of hundreds of volunteers, the efforts of our sponsors, and the dedication of Michigan’s hockey community.

In total, more than 100 events took place on Warrior Hockey Day in Michigan. Specific events included:

  • Warrior KOHA Hockey Day in Michigan celebration in Kalamazoo
  • Twenty-three ‘Try Hockey for Free’ Clinics statewide
  • Two CCHA match-ups featured on Fox Sports Detroit
  • Labatt Blue U.P. Pond Hockey Championship in St. Ignace
  • USA Pond Hockey Adult Classic in Lansing
  • U.S. National Sled Team hockey game and camp in Grand Rapids
  • Ten amateur tournaments statewide
  • MAHA Mite Jamboree in Muskegon
  • Catholic League High School Championships at Joe Louis Arena
  • Eighteen MHSAA High School match-ups statewide
  • The Detroit Red Wings’ 97.1 Sports Fest in Novi

Throughout Michigan, media coverage also reached new heights this year with two CCHA games being a part of special Warrior Hockey Day in Michigan broadcasts on FOX Sports Detroit, along with extensive coverage of events by the FOX Sports Detroit Girls, day-long coverage on MiHockeyNow.com, a Warrior Hockey Day in Michigan Facebook page with over 1,700 followers, promotion on the Warrior Hockey Facebook page, and post-event coverage in MiHockeyMag.

We would like to thank everyone who participated in Warrior Hockey Day in Michigan 2013, and also thank you for your continued support of the growth of hockey. Your dedication helps ensure that the future of hockey in the state of Michigan will be as rich as its past, and we look forward to having you join us again for Hockey Day in Michigan 2014.

Warrior Hockey Day in Michigan would also like to extend a special invitation to you to attend the final CCHA Championship at Joe Louis Arena, March 23-24. As a key partner in the celebration of Warrior Hockey Day in Michigan, the CCHA has supported the growth of hockey in Michigan and we hope you will join us at the final CCHA Championship at the Joe!

Schedule of Events

EventDateTimeLocationAdditional Information
Northern Michigan at Michigan State (CCHA) FSD BroadcastFebruary 167:35 p.m.Munn Ice Arena - East LansingMichigan State Hockey
Bowling Green at Ferris State (CCHA) FSD BroadcastFebruary 165:05 p.m.Ewigleben Ice Arena - Big RapidsFerris State Hockey
Alaska Fairbanks at Lake Superior State (CCHA)February 167:05 p.m.Norris Center - Sault Ste. MarieWhite Out with T-Shirt Give-A-Ways Lake Superior State Hockey
Western Michigan at Ohio State (CCHA)February 167:05 p.m.Schottenstein Center - Columbus, OhioWestern Michigan University Hockey
Muskegon Lumberjacks vs. NTDP Under-17 Team (USHL)February 157:00 p.m.LC Walker Arena - MuskegonMuskegon Lumberjacks
Detroit Red Wings vs. Anaheim Ducks (NHL)February 157:30 p.m.Joe Louis Arena-DetroitDetroit Red Wings
Detroit Red Wings at. Minnesota Wild
February 176:00 p.m.Excel Energy Arena- Saint Paul, MNDetroit Red Wings
MAHA Mite Cross-Ice JamboreeFebruary 16TBAL.C. Walker Arena-Muskegon
MAHA Cross-Ice Jamboree
Ostego County Hockey Association Alpine InvitationalFebruary 15-17All WeekendOstego County SportsplexSquirt 10 & Under House
Gaylord Hockey
Jim Elenbaas Challenge Cup Tournament February 15-17All WeekendRalph G. Cantile Arena- Cheboygan Bantam 14 & Under House Tournament
Cheboygan Hockey
Try Hockey For Free-Plymouth February 164:00 p.m.Plymouth Cultural CenterTry Hockey For Free
Try Hockey For Free-Garden CityFebruary 1611:00 a.m.Garden City Civic ArenaTry Hockey For Free
Try Hockey For Free-Kensington ValleyFebruary 176:15 p.m.Kensington Valley Ice HouseTry Hockey For Free
Try Hockey For Free-RochesterFebruary 1712:45 p.m.Rochester ONYX Ice Arena Try Hockey For Free
USA Hockey Adult Classic TournamentFebruary 15-17All WeekendThe Summit & Suburban Ice-Lansing 21+, 30+, 45+ Adult Hockey Tournament
USA Hockey Sign Up
URSE Minor Big Bear TournamentFebruary 15-18All WeekendArctic Coliseum- ChelseaMite 8-Midget 18 House & Travel, High School Tournament
Big Bear Tournament
Grand Rapids Griffins vs. Lake Erie Monsters

February 157:00 p.m.Van Andel Arena-Grand RapidsGrand Rapids Griffins
Grand Rapids Griffins vs. Charlotte Checkers
February 174:00 p.m.Van Andel Arena-Grand RapidsGrand Rapids Griffins
Kalamazoo K-Wings vs. Toledo Walleye
February 157:30 p.m.K-Wings Stadium-KalamazooKalamazoo K Wings
Muskegon Lumberjacks vs. Youngstown
February 167:15 p.m.LC Walker Arena-MuskegonMuskegon Lumberjacks
Honey Baked vs. Little Caesars
(HPHL- Midget Major)
February 166:00 p.m.Hazel Park Arena
Plymouth Whalers vs. Guelph
February 167:05 p.m.Compuware Arena-PlymouthPlymouth Whalers
Saginaw Spirit vs. Oshawa
February 157:11 p.m.Dow Event Center- MidlandSaginaw Spirit
Saginaw Spirit vs. Windsor
February 167:11 p.m.Dow Event Center-MidlandSaginaw Spirit
Adrian College vs. Finlandia (NCAA-DIII)February 157:00 p.m.Arrington Ice Arena-AdrianAdrian College Hockey
Adrian College vs. Finlandia (NCAA-DIII)February 163:00 p.m.Arrington Ice Arena-AdrianAdrian College Hockey
Michigan Warriors vs. Springfield Blues(NAHL)
Hockey Day Special
February 167:05 p.m. Perani Arena- FlintFree Admission to youth players in jersey and Post-game skate with the Warriors Michigan Warriors
Kalamazoo Jr. K-Wings vs. Janesville
February 162:00 p.m.Wings West-KalamazooKalamazoo Jr. K-Wings
Soo Eagles vs. Port Huron
February 167:30 p.m.Pullar Stadium-Sault Ste. MarieSoo Eagles Hockey
U.P. Pond Hockey ChampionshipsFebruary 15-17All WeekendMoran Bay, St. IgnaceLabatt Blue 21 + Pond Hockey tournament
U.P. Pond Hockey Championships
Great Lakes Presidents CupFebruary 16-18All WeekendEdge Ice Arena-HollandGreat Lakes Presidents Cup Tournament
Motown Cup SeriesFebruary 15-18All WeekendSouthgate Arena-DetroitMite-Midget House, B, A, AA, HS TournamentMotown Cup Series Tournament
St. Ignace Bridge BrawlFebruary 15-17All WeekendSt. Ignace Arena-St. IgnaceU10 & U12 Girls Tournament
Saint Ignace Bridge Brawl
FSU-BRAJHA Mini-Mite ADM Studio Rink TournamentFebruary 16-17All WeekendEwigleben Ice Arena- Big RapidsMini-Mite ADM Tournament
Studio Rink Tournament
FSU-BRAJHA Mite ADM Studio Rink TournamentFebruary 16-17All WeekendEwigleben Ice Arena- Big RapidsMite ADM Tournament
Studio Rink Tournament
Deep Freeze TournamentFebruary 15-17All WeekendMt. Pleasant Ice ArenaSquirt House B Tournament
Deep Freeze Tournament
HDIM Sled Hockey CampFebruary 15-17All WeekendG.R. Edge Arena/ Griffs Ice House- Grand RapidsFree Youth Sled Hockey Camp & USA Women’s National Sled Hockey Game
HDIM Sled Hockey Camp
Michigan Sled Dogs vs. London BlizzardFebruary 161:25 p.m. Great Lakes Sports City-FraserMen's Sled Hockey Game
Michigan Sled Dogs
History of Michigan Hockey presented by Raymond RolakFebruary 161:00 p.m.Westland Public Library-WestlandMulti-Media History Lesson by R. Rolak
History of Michigan Hockey
Dearborn Divine Child vs. Pontiac Notre Dame Prep
February 157:35 p.m.Redford Arena
East Grand Rapids vs. Muskegon Mona Shores
February 158:00 p.m. Patterson Ice Arena-East Grand Rapids
Gibraltar Carlson vs. Grosse Ile (MHSAA)February 157:20 p.m.Kennedy Ice Arena-Trenton
East Kentwood vs. Grand Rapids Christian
February 157:00 p.m. East Kentwood Arena
Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett vs. Hartland
February 157:30 p.m.Liggett Arena-Grosse Point
Midland Dow vs. Midland
February 158:00 p.m.Dow HS Ice Arena-Midland
Petoskey vs. Alpena
February 157:00 p.m.Griff Ice Arena-Grand Rapids
Saginaw Swan Valley vs. Saginaw Heritage
February 157:00 p.m.Saginaw Bay Ice Arena
Sterling Heights Stevenson vs. Walled Lake Western
February 157:55 p.m.Great Lakes Sports City-Fraser
Temperance Bedford vs. Macomb Lutheran North
February 156:00 p.m.Toledo Ice House
West Bloomfield vs. Flint Kearsley
February 15
7:30 p.m. Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Prep-Keego Harbour
Cadillac vs. Mt Pleasant
February 164:00 p.m. Wexford County Civic Arena-Cadillac
Dearborn Edsel Ford vs. Allen Park
February 167:30 p.m. DISC-Dearborn
Dearborn Heights Crestwood vs. Temperance Bedford (MHSAA)February 166:30 p.m.Canfield Arena-Dearborn Heights
Freeland vs. Saginaw Heritage
February 167:00 p.m. Saginaw Bay Arena
Grand Haven vs. Flint Powers Catholic
February 1612:00 p.m. Holland Edge Arena
Midland Dow vs. Alpena
February 162:15 p.m. Midland Civic Arena
Muskegon Mona Shores vs. Traverse City Central
February 162:00 p.m. Lakeshore Sports Centre-Muskegon
Orchard Lake St Mary's vs. Grosse Pointe North
February 167:30 p.m. Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Prep-Keego Harbour
Port Huron Northern vs. Wyandotte Roosevelt
February 167:00 p.m. Port Huron HS Arena
Yetifest 4 vs. 4 Pond Hockey Tournament February 1610:00 a.m.Suttons Bay, MIThe Yeti Pond Hockey Tournament
Try Hockey For Free - Grand RapidsFebruary 166:00 p.m.Patterson Ice Center-Grand RapidsTry Hockey For Free
Runnersup Tournament (MAHA)February 15-17All weekendDearborn Ice and Skating CenterSqurit A, PeeWee A, Bantam A, Midget A, Midget B, Midget AA; Tournament to determine MAHA State TournamnetRunnersup Tournament
Huron County Hockey Association- Try Hockey For FreeFebruary 16TBAHuron County Ice RinkTry Hockey For Free
Catholic High School League Girls’ ChampionshipFebruary 165:00 p.m.
Orchard Lake St. Mary's Prep-Keego HarbourCatholic League Championships and Showcase
Catholic High School League Showcase Game February 169:30 a.m.Orchard Lake St. Mary's Prep-Keego HarbourCatholic League Championships and Showcase
Catholic High School League Showcase GameFebruary 1612:00 p.m.Orchard Lake St. Mary's Prep-Keego HarbourCatholic League Championships and Showcase
Catholic High School League Showcase GameFebruary 162:30 p.m.Orchard Lake St. Mary's Prep-Keego HarbourCatholic League Championships and Showcase
Catholic High School League Showcase GameFebruary 179:30 a.m.Orchard Lake St. Mary's Prep-Keego HarbourCatholic League Championships and Showcase
Catholic High School League Division 2 ChampionshipFebruary 1712:00 p.m. Orchard Lake St. Mary's Prep-Keego HarbourCatholic League Championships and Showcase
Catholic High School League Division 1 ChampionshipFebruary 172:30 p.m. Orchard Lake St. Mary's Prep-Keego HarbourCatholic League Championships and Showcase
Hockey Day in Michigan - Glow SkateFebruary 158:00 p.m.Mike Modano Ice ArenaHockey Day in Michigan Events
Hockey Day in Michigan- Power Skating Clinic, Open Skate, and Skills CompetitionFebruary 1612:30 p.m.Mike Modano Ice ArenaHockey Day in Michigan Events
Try Hockey For Free - Kalamazoo Optimist Hockey AssociationFebruary 1612:00 p.m.Annex at K Wings StadiumTry Hockey For Free - KOHA
Try Hockey For Free - Clark Park CoalitionFebruary 169:30 a.m.Clark Park Outdoor Ice Rink - DetroitTry Hockey For Free Clark Park
Dearborn High vs. Allen Park High (MHSAA)February 162:00 p.m.Clark Park Outdoor Ice Rink - DetroitClark Park
Try Hockey For Free - Kalkaska Area Hockey Association February 1611:00 a.m.Kalkaska KaliseumTry Hockey For Free
Try Hockey For Free - Ann Arbor Amateur Hockey AssociationFebruary 168:00 a.m.Ann Arbor Ice CubeTry Hockey For Free Ann Arbor
Try Hockey For Free - Novi Hockey AssociationFebruary 1612:00 p.m.Novi Ice ArenaTry Hockey For Free Novi
Try Hockey For Free - Farmington HillsFebruary 162:00 p.m.Suburban Ice - Farmington HillsTry Hockey For Free Farmington
Try Hockey For Free - BrownstownFebruary 161:00 p.m.Ice Box Sports Center - BrownstownTry Hockey For Free Brownstown
Try Hockey For Free - Wayne February 161:30 p.m.Wayne Ice ArenaTry Hockey For Free Wayne
Try Hockey For Free - CantonFebruary 1610:00 a.m.Arctic Edge Ice Arena - CantonTry Hockey For Free Canton
Try Hockey For Free Day - DetroitFebruary 1611:00 a.m.Jack Adams Memorial Arena - DetroitTry Hockey For Free Jack Adams
Try Hockey For Free - MacombFebruary 164:30 p.m.Suburban Ice MacombTry Hockey For Free Macomb
Try Hockey For Free - Bad AxeFebruary 163:00 p.m.Expo Center - Bad AxeTry Hockey For Free Bad Axe
Try Hockey For Free - MidlandFebruary 169:00 a.m.Midland Civic ArenaTry Hockey For Free Midland
Try Hockey For Free - Big RapidsFebruary 161:00 p.m.Ferris State Ice Arena - Big RapidsTry Hockey For Free Big Rapids
Try Hockey For Free - Battle CreekFebruary 168:30 a.m.Revolution Arena - Battle CreekTry Hockey For Free Battle Creek
Try Hockey For Free - Grand RapidsFebruary 169:00 a.m.Eagles Ice Center - Grand RapidsTry Hockey For Free - Grand Rapids
Try Hockey For Free, Girls Only Event - Ann Arbor February 1612:30 p.m.Ann Arbor Ice CubeTry Hockey For Free Ann Arbor
Detroit Red Wings Alumni Exhibition GameFebruary 157:00 p.m. Little Bear East Ice ArenaRed Wings Alumni Exhibition
Hockey Day in Michigan Skills Competition, Adult/Coaches Game, and Mini-Mites & Mighty-Mites coloring contestFebruary 161:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.Rochester ONYX Ice ArenaFastest Skater, Stick Handling Obstacle, and Shoot Out Challenge - Mite/ Squirt & Pee-Wee/ Bantam Divisions Rochester ONYX
Detroit Red Wings Alumni Benefit Game vs. Straits Area Men's Hockey LeagueFebruary 162:00 p.m.Cheboygan Ice Arena Benefit Game for Cheboygan Hockey Association Cheboygan Hockey Association
Free Girl's Ice Hockey Clinic presented by Victory Honda Senior Women's TeamFebruary 176:30 p.m.Arctic Pond Ice Arena - PlymouthTravel and House Girls Clinic
Artic Pond Ice Arena
Victoria Honda Sr. Women vs. Honeybaked Sr. A WomenFebruary 164:00 p.m.Hazel Park Viking Ice Arena
Sanilac County Hockey Association - Dave Hall vs. Blank Electric (Midget)February 163:30 p.m.Colleen J. Howe Arena- Sanilac CountyGame Broadcast on WMIC 660AM Sanilac County Hockey Association
Little Caesars vs. Hill AcademyFebruary 169:15 a.m.Munn Ice Arena - East LansingMunn Ice Arena
Hill Academy vs. Michigan Nationals February 161:15 p.m. Munn Ice Arena - East LansingMunn Ice Arena
Hockey Day Open Skating SessionFebruary 1611:00 p.m.Munn Ice Arena - East LansingMunn Ice Arena
Adrian Squirts vs. Ann Arbor #1 Squirts - Little Caesar's PlayoffsFebruary 1610:00 a.m. Arrington Ice Arena - AdrianArrington Ice Arena
97.1 The Ticket SportsfestFebruary 1610:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.Suburban Collection ShowplaceRed Wings Alumni: Nick Lidstrom & Tomas Holmstrom - Free Admission 97.1 The Ticket Sportsfest
Farmington Hills Flyers vs. Lake Orion (MHSAA) February 158:30 p.m.Farmington Hills Ice ArenaFarmington Hills
Hockey Day in Michigan Official Kick Off - Farmington Hills Faclons vs. Lake Orion (MHSAA)February 156:00 p.m.Farmington Hills Ice ArenaPre-Game Ceremonial Puck Drop and Hockey Day in Michigan Kick Off Farmington Hills Ice Arena
Warrior KOHA Hockey Day in Michigan CelebrationFebruary 168:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.K Wings Stadium - KalamazooU-10 Warrior Chara Slap Shot Challenge and Warrior product Demos Warrior Hockey Day in Michigan
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Adult Hockey Clinic - Rick RandazooFebruary 158:30 p.m.Lakeland Ice Arena FCA Adult Hockey Clinic
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Youth Hockey ClinicFebruary 171:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.Munn Ice ArenaSquirt/Pee Wee:1:45-2:55 p.m.
Bantams/Midgets: 3:05-4:15p.m.
FCA Youth Hockey Clinic
Try Skating For Free - John Lindell Arena, Royal OakFebruary 174:30 p.m.John Lindell Ice Arena - Royal OakTry Skating For Free




Warrior’s Hockey Day in Michigan commercial from 2012.

HDIM Headlines

Warrior Hockey Day in Michigan returns on February 16

The Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) is pleased to announce that the eighth annual Hockey Day in Michigan will take place on Saturday Feb. 16, 2013. This year’s event will again be sponsored by Warrior, a leading hockey equipment, apparel, and footwear manufacturer based in Warren, Mich. Join Warrior, the CCHA, Fox Sports Detroit, the Detroit Red Wings and MiHockey in celebrating hockey in our great state. Click here for more information.



Twenty-three rinks to host ‘Try Hockey For Free’ events surrounding Hockey Day in Michigan weekend

On Feb. 16, USA Hockey and over 20 local programs across the state will encourage kids to come to a local participating rink and try youth hockey as part of Hockey Day in Michigan, presented by Warrior Hockey. Throughout the state, Boys and girls, ages 4 to 9, are invited to visit a variety of rinks across the state to partake in a Try Hockey for Free clinic, designed to let children experience ice hockey for the first time and learn the basics of the sport in a fun, safe environment. All locations will have a limited amount of equipment available for use. Click here for more information.


Onyx Ice Arena and Warrior Hockey to host multiple HDIM events

With the Warrior Hockey Day in Michigan quickly approaching on February 16, the Rochester Onyx Ice Arena and the Warren-based hockey company will be hosting multiple activities beginning at 1 p.m. The Mite/Squirt divisions will kick things off with a skills competition, as three skaters and a goalie will compete in the Fastest Skater, Stick-handling Obstacle and Shootout Challenge events. Read more…


Red Wings offering discounted tickets for youth hockey families

The Detroit Red Wings announced today that they will be having two ‘Youth Hockey Night at the Joe’ events in February and March, as part of the Warrior Hockey Day in Michigan celebrations. For the Red Wings’ game against the St. Louis Blues on Feb. 13, hockey players and parents will be able to get ticket packages for either $35 or $50 – savings up to 30 percent off box office prices. Ticket packages come with a food voucher and a Detroit Red Wings knitted hat, as well. The Wings will offer the same package deals for their game against the Colorado Avalanche on March 5. Click here for more information.


Photo provided by Raymond Rolak

Learn more about the history of hockey in Michigan on Hockey Day

There will be more than 100 hockey events taking place across the state during Hockey Day in Michigan this Saturday. Yet only one offers a historical perspective on why hockey has become such an integral part of Michigan’s sports culture. At 1 p.m. on Feb. 16, veteran sports broadcast Raymond Rolak will host a multimedia presentation at the Westland Public Library, designed to show hockey enthusiasts some fascinating photos and share historical information about hockey in Michigan. Click here for more information.


Girls-only options for hockey clinics during Hockey Day weekend, too

The free clinics across the state of Michigan aren’t just for the boys during the Hockey Day in Michigan weekend.

There are two girls-only clinics taking place in the Mitten, one on Saturday and one on Sunday.

On Saturday, Feb. 16, the Ann Arbor Amateur Hockey Association will host a ‘Try Hockey For Free’ clinic at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube from 12:30 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.

On Sunday February 17th, the Victory Honda women’s senior travel team is offering a free ice hockey skills clinic for girls participating in the house or travel organizations from the Arctic Edge, Arctic Pond and the Plymouth Cultural Center. This clinic will be held at the Arctic Pond Ice Arena from 6:30 p.m. to 7:50 p.m. Click here for more information.
KOHA and Warrior team up for Hockey Day in Michigan

The Kalamazoo Optimist Hockey Association, Wings Stadium and Warrior Hockey are teaming up tomorrow for a big Hockey Day in Michigan celebration.

KOHA kids, ages 10 and under, are invited to participate in Warrior’s ‘Chara Challenge’ – a nationwide fastest shot competition. The Warren-based hockey company has set up the challenge to track each shooter’s progress, allowing kids to see how their shot stacks up with players from across the country. Players are asked to bring their skates, helmet, gloves, and a stick, though there will be Warrior sticks available to demo. Click here for more information.

Photo gallery – backyard rinks