Dan Vasquez retires…sort of


Randy Russon
By
March 7, 2017

His name is synonymous with youth and junior level hockey in the Metro Detroit area as a coach of more than 35 years. And while Dan Vasquez has decided to retire from coaching he will remain with the Detroit Fighting Irish as general manager and director of hockey operations. …[read more]

Appreciation night in Alpena


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
November 2, 2016

Alpena Flyers of the U.S. Premier Hockey League will play host to an Emergency Personnel Appreciation Night this Saturday at Northern Lights Arena. …[read more]

Irish forward in Cruz control


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
October 20, 2016

Tristan Cruz of the Detroit Fighting Irish of the U.S. Premier Hockey League is known around the team as a “jock of all trades.” …[read more]

Irish in mid October


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
October 13, 2016

Detroit Fighting Irish of the U.S. Premier Hockey League’s Elite Midwest Division will be out to try to reverse its fortunes this weekend. …[read more]

Alpena in mid October


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
October 13, 2016

Winners of two of their first three games to begin the 2016-2017 season in the U.S. Premier Hockey League’s USP3 Midwest Division, Alpena Flyers are home for three games this weekend. …[read more]

Two Irish leaders


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
August 30, 2016

Detroit Fighting Irish of the U.S. Premier Hockey League’s Elite Division will have the services of two more veteran skaters for the 2016-2017 season. …[read more]

Want to play for Alpena Flyers?


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
August 13, 2016

Alpena Flyers of the U.S. Premier Hockey League Midwest Division are looking to add four forwards, two defensemen and a goalie for the 2016-2017 season. …[read more]

Alpena Flyers main camp


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
August 7, 2016

Alpena Flyers of the U.S. Premier Hockey League will be holding their main camp on Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28. …[read more]

Two more return to the Irish


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
July 25, 2016

Detroit Fighting Irish coach-general manager Dan Vasquez has confirmed the return of two veteran skaters to the U.S. Premier Hockey League team for the 2016-2017 season. …[read more]

Flyers sign a Canuck


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
July 21, 2016

Canadian-born goalie Matt Brunton has signed with the Michigan-based Alpena Flyers of the U.S. Premier Hockey League. …[read more]

Fighting Irish raring to go


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
July 20, 2016

Detroit Fighting Irish coach-general manager Dan Vasquez has confirmed the return of five veterans plus the signing of a newcomer preparatory to the 2016-2017 U.S. Premier Hockey League season. …[read more]

Another from Utah to Alpena


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
July 16, 2016

Michigan-based Alpena Flyers of the U.S. Premier Hockey League have signed 6-foot-5, 215-pound defenseman Brett Armstrong for the 2016-2017 season. …[read more]

Utah to Alpena


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
July 14, 2016

Michigan-based Alpena Flyers of the U.S. Premier Hockey League have signed a player all the way from West Valley City, Utah. …[read more]

Alpena Flyers tryout camp


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
July 7, 2016

Alpena Flyers of the U.S. Premier Hockey League’s USP3 Division will be holding a tryout camp on July 30-31 at Flint Iceland Arena. …[read more]

Irish notes, quotes


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
June 30, 2016

Here is the latest on the Detroit Fighting Irish of the U.S. Premier Hockey League. …[read more]

Meanwhile, back in Alpena


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
June 9, 2016

Homegrown defenseman Rhett McDonald will be returning to the Alpena Flyers of the U.S. Premier Hockey League for the 2016-2017 campaign. …[read more]

Fighting Irish tryout camps


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
June 3, 2016

Detroit Fighting Irish of the U.S. Premier Hockey League’s elite junior division has scheduled three major camps for this summer. …[read more]

Back in the Fighting Irish fold


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
June 3, 2016

Detroit Fighting Irish of the U.S. Premier Hockey League’s elite junior division will again have the services of forward Tyler Blackburn for the 2016-2017 season. …[read more]

Hays day in May for Fighting Irish


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
May 19, 2016

Detroit Fighting Irish of the U.S. Premier Hockey League’s Midwest Division has signed rookie defenseman Chris Hays for the 2016-2017 campaign. …[read more]

Moving up from the Fighting Irish


Randy Russon
By
May 7, 2016

After a lengthy association with the Detroit Fighting Irish through levels and leagues, 1995 birth-year forward Christian Ramage is moving on to the college ranks, HockeyNewsNorth.com has confirmed. …[read more]

Motor City Hawks mini camp


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
April 30, 2016

Mark Gilman, general manager of the Motor City Hawks of the U.S. Premier Hockey League’s Midwest Division, has confirmed dates for his team’s pre-season mini camp. …[read more]

Fighting Irish tryout camps


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
April 17, 2016

Detroit Fighting Irish of the U.S. Premier Hockey League’s Midwest Division has a slate of off-season tryout camps lined up. …[read more]

Alpena d-man off to Oakland U


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
February 21, 2016

Shane Dawson, a 1995 birth-year defenseman with the Alpena Flyers of the U.S. Premier Hockey League’s Midwest Division, has committed to play for the Oakland University Golden Grizzlies of the Division 1, American Collegiate Hockey Association effective the 2016-2017 season. …[read more]

Fighting Irish in Cruz control


Randy Russon
By
January 18, 2016

Junior hockey has a secure presence in the Downriver area of Trenton and Woodhaven, thanks in large part to Lisa Cruz and her husband Mark Cruz, who own the Detroit Fighting Irish of the U.S. Premier Hockey League. …[read more]

Passion of a Motor City coach


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
January 16, 2016

He is quite the guy, this Jason McCrimmon, someone who was not one of those kids growing up that once he left you’d ever expect to come back, never mind give back. …[read more]

Fighting Irish cancer survivor


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
January 5, 2016

When Detroit Fighting Irish of the U.S. Premier Hockey League honours cancer survivors and victims in a game with the rival Motor City Hawks on Sunday, it will have special meaning for one young player. …[read more]

Fighting Irish adds forward depth


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
January 2, 2016

As the team heads into the 2016 portion of the season, Detroit Fighting Irish of the U.S. Premier Hockey League’s Midwest Division has added four new players. …[read more]

Best of the Fighting Irish


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
December 24, 2015

One of the youngest players in the Midwest Division of the U.S. Premier Hockey League is leading the Detroit Fighting Irish in scoring preparatory to the 2016 portion of the season. …[read more]

Mississagi First Nation to Alpena


Randy Russon
By
December 5, 2015

Well-traveled goalie Danial Lofstrom, whose roots are in Mississagi First Nation, just outside Blind River, Ont., has signed with the Alpena Flyers of the U.S. Premier Hockey League. …[read more]

“Great weekend” for MC Hawks


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
November 15, 2015

It took a 14-hour bus ride and maybe, just maybe, the Motor City Hawks have found their swagger. …[read more]

Fighting Irish on a roll


Randy Russon
By
November 2, 2015

Winners of nine of its last 10 outings, the Detroit Fighting Irish of the Midwest Division of the U.S. Premier Hockey League has boosted its record to a tidy 11-5. …[read more]

Irish and Hawks on Halloween


Randy Russon
By
October 29, 2015

Tricks, treats and the Detroit Fighting Irish and Motor City Hawks — not once, not twice, but three times. …[read more]

Around the rinks


Randy Russon
By
October 27, 2015

Good day hockey fans, I am back from a three-day, mini-vacation to Detroit, home of my favourite (though I am not sure why) National Football League team. Time now to head out on a trip of a different sort and pay a visit to the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, the Ontario Hockey League, the Greater Metro Hockey League, the Great North Midget Hockey League, the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, the North American Hockey League, the North American 3 Hockey League and the U.S. Premier Hockey League. …[read more]

MC Hawks seek net upgrade


Randy Russon
By
October 21, 2015

Motor City Hawks of the U.S. Premier Hockey League’s Midwest Division are working out a number of goaltenders as they seek to improve their defensive showing. …[read more]