The Ice Box Sports Center in the Detroit suburb of Brownstown will be the site of a pre-season invitational tournament for teams from the Midwest Jr. Hockey League and the new Canadian International Hockey League.
Detroit Fighting Irish of the MWJHL will play host to the Shamrock Showcase Showdown, which will be held from September 18-21.
The showcase will be one of a number of tournaments that will feature inter-league play between teams from the MWJHL and CIHL in 2014-2015.
“This showcase will enable collegiate as well as Tier 1 and Tier 2 junior programs the opportunity to scout players on teams from both leagues and to get the information about their own programs out there as well,” said Fighting Irish coach-general manager Dan Vasquez.
The 2014-2015 season will be the third for the MWJHL, which features nine teams, eight of which are located in Michigan.
Detroit, Soo Firehawks, Traverse City Hounds, Alpena Street Cats, West Michigan Freeze, Michigan Ice Dogs, MC Monarchs and Berkley Bruins are the eight Michigan-based teams in the MWJHL. Decatur Blaze of Illinois is the other MWJHL entry.
The 2014-2015 campaign will be the first for the new CIHL, which thus far has announced five members — Espanola Rivermen, St. Charles Spirit, Central Ontario HTI Stars, Colborne Cramahe Hawks and Milton Battle Arts Cobras — and is expected to name three more teams that will take to the ice for its initial season.
For more information on the Shamrock Showdown Showcase, e-mail Fighting Irish owner Lisa Cruz via email@example.com.
Or, visit the Fighting Irish website: http://sports.bluesombrero.com/detroitfightingirish