National Collegiate Development Conference
The Game of Hockey is always changing , that could be the moniker for Junior Hockey in the Midwest these days and the Detroit Fighting Irish are doing just the same. The team announced today that they will begin holding open prospect skates in Fraser Michigan beginning Thursday May 17th at the Fraser Hockey Land.
The announcement comes on the heels of recent changes in the organization that Named Steve Glover director of scouting and Jeff Bond as skills director for the Junior A both whom coached whom coach U-18 and U-16 at the East Suburb Hockey Mecca Fraser Hockey. Both the U-18 and U-16 Clubs have also become affiliate clubs of the Detroit Fighting Irish and will sport the Irish colors for the 2018-2019 season.
The Irish staff have been front runners for years in creating and procuring opportunities for years for players to be able to play the game at the collegiate level and we are very happy that we can now offer our players a development model that not emphasizes just hockey development but takes a vested interest in a players academic future. Coach Glover has had multiple players go through that system whom all played the game at the collegiate level and have College Diploma's to go with that experience stated Jeff Bond during a recent conversation. "
Although plans aren't complete the U-18 and U-16 programs will remain based out of Fraser while the Junior A Club remains Downriver. Combined Skill sessions, open skates and camps will continue through the summer while scheduled combined practices and training sessions will be implemented throughout the year. Go to the Detroit Fighting Irish website for more information