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]

USPHL Midwest Notes


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
October 16, 2015

Checking in on the Detroit Fighting Irish, Alpena Flyers and Motor City Hawks heading into U.S. Premier Hockey League, Midwest Division play this weekend: …[read more]

Alpena wins…and needs players


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
October 10, 2015

Despite being short on players, the Alpena Flyers skated to a 3-0 win over the Michigan Wild in U.S. Premier Hockey League, Midwest Division play from Friday. …[read more]

USPHL Midwest Notes


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
October 5, 2015

Checking in on the Alpena Flyers, Detroit Fighting Irish and Motor City Hawks of the Midwest Division of the U.S. Premier Hockey League. …[read more]

Fighting Irish fends off Hawks


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
October 1, 2015

A pair of Metro Detroit teams renewed their rabid rivalry from a year ago in a Wednesday stare down at the Brownstown Sports Arena. …[read more]

USPHL Midwest Notes


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
September 29, 2015

Here ‘n there within the Midwest Division of the U.S. Premier Hockey League: …[read more]

Co-captain of the Fighting Irish


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
September 22, 2015

Having opted to defer a commitment to play at Lindenwood University until the 2016-2017 season, 1996 birth-year forward Nolan Jakzrewski will serve as a co-captain for the Detroit Fighting Irish of the U.S. Premier Hockey League this 2015-2016 campaign. …[read more]

Season opener for Fighting Irish


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
September 19, 2015

Detroit Fighting Irish will open the 2015-2016 U.S. Premier Hockey League regular season at home tonight in a 7:35 p.m. faceoff at Brownstown Sports Center. …[read more]

Alpena Flyers name their leaders


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
September 16, 2015

Alpena Flyers of the U.S. Premier Hockey League have chosen their on-ice leaders for the 2015-2016 season, which begins with a road game on Friday in Kalkaska. …[read more]

Flying start for Motor City Hawks


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
September 14, 2015

Motor City Hawks used home ice to begin the 2015-2016 U.S. Premier Hockey League regular season with a sweep of the Marquette Royales. …[read more]

Three is company in Alpena


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
September 11, 2015

The three-man coaching staff of the Alpena Flyers of the U.S. Premier Hockey League will remain intact for the upcoming 2015-2016 season, HockeyNewsNorth.com has confirmed. …[read more]

Alpena Flyers practice schedule


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
August 23, 2015

Alpena Flyers general manager David Guzman advises that the regular-season practice schedule for the U.S. Premier Hockey League team will begin on Monday. …[read more]

Soo Firehawks are folding the tent


Randy Russon
By
August 20, 2015

Soo Firehawks of the U.S. Premier Hockey League have ceased operations, owner and general manager Doug Goudreau has confirmed. …[read more]

Moving up from Motor City Hawks


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
August 11, 2015

Four veteran players are moving on to the college ranks from the Motor City Hawks of the U.S. Premier Hockey League, owner-general manager Mark Gilman has confirmed. …[read more]

Flyers in familiar formation


Randy Russon
By
August 7, 2015

Alpena Flyers of the U.S. Premier Hockey League have commitments from nine players ahead of their main tryout camp that is slated for August 17-20. …[read more]

Motor City Hawks tryout camp


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
August 5, 2015

Motor City Hawks of the U.S. Premier Hockey League will be holding a pre-camp and tryout this Saturday and Sunday (August 8 and 9) at Fraser Hockeyland. …[read more]

Alpena Flyers tryout camp


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
August 5, 2015

Alpena Flyers of the U.S. Premier Hockey League will be holding their main tryout camp from August 17 to 20 at Northern Lights Arena. …[read more]

Through the looking glass


Randy Russon
By
August 2, 2015

Some of what I see in the north country as I look ahead to the 2015-2016 season in the U.S. Premier Hockey League and the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League: …[read more]

Motor City Hawks name captain


Randy Russon
By
July 27, 2015

A re-named team that has changed leagues has chosen a captain to lead the way in 2015-2016. …[read more]

TC Hounds ownership re-structure


Randy Russon
By
July 20, 2015

Traverse City Hounds of the U.S. Premier Hockey League have added to their ownership group. …[read more]

Two new Irish assistant captains


HockeyNewsNorth.com Staff
By
July 6, 2015

Detroit Fighting Irish of the U.S. Premier Hockey League has tapped a pair of second-year skaters as assistant captains for the 2015-2016 season. …[read more]

Four Soo Firehawks off to same school


Matt Mackinder
By
June 10, 2015

It’s often been said that hockey teammates form a bond, a brotherhood of sorts, during the grind of the season. …[read more]

Traverse City has a new Neighbor


Matt Mackinder
By
June 5, 2015

It’s a name perfect for headlines and puns. …[read more]

Fighting Irish to Adrian College


Randy Russon
By
June 3, 2015

A pair of graduating forwards from the Detroit Fighting Irish of the erstwhile Midwest Jr. Hockey League — now the U.S. Premier Hockey League — will move on to play with the Adrian College Bulldogs of the American Collegiate Hockey Association in 2015-2016. …[read more]