nhl http://michiganradio.org en Hockey fans invade Detroit, gear up for NHL Winter Classic http://michiganradio.org/post/hockey-fans-invade-detroit-gear-nhl-winter-classic <p>Downtown Detroit is alive with the sounds and smells of outdoor hockey right now, as the city enters the fifth and final day of the Hockeytown Winter Festival.</p><p>And those festivities are just a prelude to the big event in Ann Arbor — the 6th annual NHL Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium on New Year’s Day.</p><p>That outdoor game will feature two of the NHL’s Original Six teams, the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs. The game alone is expected to draw well over 100,000 fans to the Big House.</p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 15848 at http://michiganradio.org Hockey fans invade Detroit, gear up for NHL Winter Classic NHL gift benefits hockey rink at Detroit's Clark Park http://michiganradio.org/post/nhl-gift-benefits-hockey-rink-detroits-clark-park <p>The Detroit Red Wings’ charity and the National Hockey League have teamed up to refurbish Detroit’s only outdoor hockey rink.</p><p>The gift, which benefits southwest Detroit’s Clark Park, was <a href="http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2013/12/16/national-hockey-league-and-detroit-red-wings-foundation-spearhead-renovations-and-upgrades-to-clark-park-recreation-center/">announced there Monday</a>. The facility will get a new Zamboni, new lighting and other upgrades worth about $200,000.</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 03:17:13 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 15721 at http://michiganradio.org NHL gift benefits hockey rink at Detroit's Clark Park Deal for new Red Wings arena moves forward; state could pay for Joe Louis demolition http://michiganradio.org/post/deal-new-red-wings-arena-moves-forward-state-could-pay-joe-louis-demolition <p>The Detroit Red Wings are a step closer to getting a new home.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Detroit’s Downtown Development Authority approved a concession management agreement that provides the <a href="http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20131213/BIZ/312130116/Joe-Louis-Arena-could-demolished-following-Red-Wings-departure?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE">framework for a new $450 million sports and entertainment arena</a> Friday.</span></p> Sat, 14 Dec 2013 02:52:09 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 15688 at http://michiganradio.org Deal for new Red Wings arena moves forward; state could pay for Joe Louis demolition Michigan Stadium will host the NHL's Winter Classic next year http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-stadium-will-host-nhls-winter-classic-next-year <p>Professional hockey is coming to Ann Arbor after all.</p><p></p><p>The National Hockey League announced today that the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Detroit Red Wings will play next year at Michigan Stadium.</p><p></p><p>The NHL's Winter Classic was scheduled to be played in Ann Arbor this past January.&nbsp; But the game was canceled due to a contract dispute between team owners and the players.</p><p></p><p>When this year's event was canceled, the league had said it would schedule the next Winter Classic at the stadium, which holds more than 100,000 people.</p><p></p> Sun, 07 Apr 2013 16:22:17 +0000 Steve Carmody 12040 at http://michiganradio.org Woe, Canada? Go, Canada! http://michiganradio.org/post/woe-canada-go-canada <p><span style="font-family: 'Verdana', 'sans-serif'; font-size: 9pt">Canada might be the only nation on earth that invented its favorite sport, has no other sport that&rsquo;s even half as popular, and remains arguably the best in the world at playing it.&nbsp;How big is hockey in Canada?&nbsp; They put the sport on their five-dollar bill.&nbsp; It has a drawing of kids playing a pick-up game outside, and a quote from a beloved children&rsquo;s story, &ldquo;The Hockey Sweater.&rdquo;&nbsp; It goes like this: &nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: 'Arial', 'sans-serif'"><o:p></o:p></span></p> Fri, 24 Jun 2011 14:07:23 +0000 John U. Bacon 3013 at http://michiganradio.org Woe, Canada? Go, Canada!