THe Detroit Fighting Irish announced today a new signings and hockey operations addition in the organization today.
Forward Ethan O'Connor (2000) Auburn Park Quebec has joined the team and will be in the line up this weekend as the team faces off against Division rivals Decatur Blaze this weekend for a 3 game set Friday , Saturday and Sunday.
O;connor brings speed , a high hockey IQ and very good set of offensive skills to the Detroit Line up. We were fortunate to be able to sign Ethan whom played last season with the New Jersey Rockets. Our club is in need of Veteran leadership and players with O'connor's experience and the matureness that comes with that experience are hard to find we were fortunate that our guys on the East Coast were high on Ethan's game and felt he would be a perfect fit to compliment the work ethic and skill level of our club stated Head Coach David Taylor.
Prior to playing for the New Jersey Rockets O'Connor played High School Prep at Collège Saint-Hilaire in Mount Hillare Quebec and is an avid Montreal Canadiens Fan .
In related news Irish also announced that Goaltending Coach Jacob Gorzelski has joined the club as the teams goaltending instructor. Gorzelski was a former goaltender of the Detroit Fighting Irish and played with the team during the the 2015-2016 season. He is also a coach with the Mount Clemons Wolves U-16 team. "We are excited to have Jacob to be able to become re associated with our organization our goaltenders are also very impressed with Jacobs attention to detail and his approach to training. It is great to see another one of our former players giving back to the game" stated GM Dan Vasquez
The Irish will play this weekend on Friday , Saturday and Sunday at the Brownstown Sports Center game times are 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday and 200 pm on Sunday.
Saturday evening will be the team's annual Cancer Awareness game, the team will wear special designed Jerseys in honor of the event and will have replicas for sale and will also be auctioning game worn jerseys with proceed being donated to the American Cancer Society.
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