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About Us

       The Detroit Fighting Irish Junior A Hockey Club enters the 2020-2021 season as one of the longest operating Junior A organizations in the Midwest. We are proud of our reputation and understand our responsibility as a program of being stepping stone to the development of all areas of life. We strive every day to provide the necessary tools for our players to excel both on and off the ice. We know that in today’s changing world there are multiple key elements to success. By closely monitoring academic studies, providing tools to help our athletes grow in leadership, as well as becoming mentors to younger athletes in the community, we feel we help shape and mature the athlete and the person.
       Our commitment to the development of these life skills, is the primary reason that our program continues to be one of the top recruited Junior Programs in the Midwest. We have built a reputation that recruiters have come to expect from our players and staff. Scouts and college coaches know that Detroit Fighting Irish players are prepared and well equipped with the disciplines required to be successful at the next level. Athletically, socially and academically.
       Detroit Fighting Irish players will have over 300 hours of combined training of both on ice instruction, off ice workouts as well as video breakdown. Players will participate in a 38 week program that will include a 48-58 game schedule beginning September 1st and will run through March 30th.  Additional training is also made available before and after our season through our training partners at Diesel Hockey. With our various partnerships as well as our on-staff personnel, participants are engaged in a world class program. With these tools at hand, our athletes are not only exposed to rigorous and structured training schedule, but they are also introduced to a proper nutrition regiment. The players are held accountable to individual academic standards. These standards make it easier to get into a college of their choice. Through this process the student athletes have access to counseling as well as consistent monitoring of their academic record. 
       During the season players will be exposed and evaluated by Collegiate, Tier 1 and Tier II Junior Hockey programs. The team participates in showcases that are designed to enhance these types scouting opportunities. Players will also gain national exposure as all these showcases, and league games are available on HockeyTV. This gives any scout or team the ability to watch our players and find players easier. Our staff works endlessly to reach out and communicate about our players to those next level programs, all while providing the necessary information they need. By doing so we keep the Detroit Fighting Irish players in the fore-front of the recruiting processes.
       In addition to working in a structured on and off  ice training regimen Detroit Fighting Irish players and staff are committed and required to participate and volunteer in the community. This is achieved through various youth mentoring events, as well as awareness and assistance to the economic and ethnically diverse. We participate in programs that support both the inner city as well as other public programs. Some of the programs your child will be involved with are Cancer Awareness, Veterans Recognition, Children’s Hospital, and Toys for Tots Charities.
       As you review our information, feel free to reach out to our coaching or scouting staff by contacting us at or by completing a prospect profile on our website at