The Detroit Fighting Irish players and coaches will finally be able to put some of the extensive training work they have put in this month to use this weekend as the team will play it's annual Green/Gold Inter-squad game at Southgate Arena.
Although the game is a team scrimmage the entire team is looking forward to Saturdays game as the closing event to a week of training that has been focused on competition and becoming more familiar with every person in the locker room that will also include a paint ball competition that will be held on Friday as part of a team building exercise.
We are looking forward to this weekend playing in a game format our guys are getting antsy and ready to get back to the grind stated Coach Sam Shaheen. "I think this week has set a pace in which our players can expect all of us Coaches, players and staff to adhere on ice or off ice we need to always be in competition" mode stated Coach Dennis Boomer
After the weekend the team will hit the practice arena Monday , Tuesday and Wednesday to prepare for the season opener on Thursday when the Irish will face off against the Columbus Mavericks in a cross division match up at the Great Lakes Showcase in Fraser Michigan Game time will be 1:00 pm . The team will play four games over the weekend playing Friday vs Wooster Oilers, Saturday vs Lansing Wolves and Sunday vs the Lake Erie Bighorns All games will be played at the Fraser Hockeyland, Fraser MI. All games will also be broadcast on Hockey TV www. hockeytv.com
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