Back in the Irish net

July 24, 2018

Detroit Fighting Irish of the U.S. Premier Hockey League has solidified one of its goaltender spots ahead of the 2018-2019 season.

Fighting Irish general manager Dan Vasquez has confirmed that Anthony Crews will return to the Detroit net for another season.

Crews was the backup to fellow 1999 birth year goalie Dean Buchholz with the Fighting Irish in 2017-2018. Buchholz is attempting to move up to a higher level of junior hockey for the 2018-2019 campaign.

As for Crews, Vasquez is happy to have the Michigan native back with the Fighting Irish, lauding the youngster’s “work ethic and raw talent.

“I consider us quite lucky to have Anthony return to our squad for the coming season,” Vasquez added.


The Fighting Irish has confirmed a series of open skates ahead of its September 6-8 tryout camp.

The open skates are for all players looking to gain a roster spot on the 2018-2019 edition of the Fighting Irish.

The skates are also open to Fighting Irish alumni and affiliate players who are looking to get into shape before reporting to their respective teams ahead of the 2018-2019 campaign.

The open skates will be held at Brownstown Sports Centre on the following dates and times.

Thursday, August 2, 8-9:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 7, 7-8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 14, 7-8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 21, 7-8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 28, 7-8:30 p.m.

Cost is $15 per skate for players looking to gain a roster spot with the Fighting Irish and $10 per skate for alumni and affiliates.

There is only opening for one goalie per skate.

Goalies must contact to secure spot for each skate.

Also, to register for the Fighting Irish September tryouts, visit

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