Detroit - Jan. 5, 2014: When I was a kid my friends and I played ice hockey outside. For hours. In the cold and snow. We were soaked to the skin and freezing, but we didn’t care. It was hockey. And we loved playing it. We played outside because we didn’t know anything different. The memories of those outdoor rink days came flooding back (no pun intended) to me at Comerica Park last week during the Hockeytown Winter Festival. FULL STORY
Buffalo - Dec. 31, 2013: This is an update version of a post I originally ran prior to the Rangers vs. Flyers Winter Classic in 2012. While the unfortunate cancellation of last year’s Classic caused us to wait on any sort of new equipment for the goalies involved, it appears that each goalie who will be appearing in the 2014 Winter Classic will have some sort of special gear for the event. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Nov. 6, 2013: Off the top, yes it was a victory against a tired team who had just romped through western Canada. Secondly, don't ever apologise for a victory, especially against the Detroit Red Wings. Thirdly, the Winnipeg Jets did the impossible, they dominated that game on the score board, shot clock, and the fancy stats. It was a huge win for a team that was reeling and spinning down the drain to the bottom of the conference standings. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Nov. 3, 2013: In what was easily their worst beat down to date, the Edmonton Oilers managed to drop their fourth starlight game on home-ice and fifth overall, falling 5-0 to the Detroit Red Wings. While it's one thing to go out and lose to a better team, it's something completely different to go out and not even attempt to "compete". We saw none of that last night and it was frankly embarrassing to watch. FULL STORY
Windsor - Oct. 11, 2013: In anticipation of the upcoming Winter Classic (82 days, but who’s counting?) I asked you to tell me about your favourite Toronto Mpale Leaf or Detroit Red Wing in 500 words or less. Today’s guest column is from Travis Wonsch of Windsor. My favourite Red Wing player of all time is Steve Yzerman. As the longest serving captain of the Detroit Red Wings (1986-2006) Yzerman was the face of the franchise. FULL STORY
Windsor - Oct. 8, 2013: The Winter Classic is coming! And I know you’re getting excited! If you’re a Toronto Maple Leafs or Detroit Red Wings fan, I want to hear from you. I want to know who is your favourite Leaf or Wing, and why. Tell me in 500 words or less, what makes your guy special, and we’ll publish it in the form of a guest column. FULL STORY
2,199 Stories & Growing Daily...
To date HometownHockey.ca has posted a total of 2,199 hockey stories!
Windsor - Sep. 30, 2013: The scene was the WFCU Centre in Windsor, Ontario after an American Hockey League game between the Lake Erie Monsters and the Grand Rapids Griffins. A young hockey fan, Sammy Uprichard, was hoping he would get to meet Monsters goalie Calvin Pickard, and maybe get a photo taken with him. Sammy, his dad Sam and I made plans to wait for Pick after the game. FULL STORY
Detroit - Sep. 12, 2013: It turns out Daniel Cleary isn't leaving the Detroit Red Wings after all. The team announced Thursday via its official Twitter account that it has agreed to terms with the veteran forward on a one-year contract and Cleary will fly to Traverse City tonight to join the Red Wings at training camp. FULL STORY