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The Detroit Fighting Irish announced today that veteran defenceman Brendan Hull will be returning to the Irish for the 2019-2020 Season marking Hull's 3rd season with the Irish. Hull from Grosse Pointe Michigan and is the son of Tim and Carrie Hull he is 2017 Graduate from Grosse Pointe North High School. Brendan played the 2016-2017 season with the Irish and then returned to the Irish last season to play the 2nd half of the season for the Green and Gold. Brendan is a player whom has exceptional hands and the ability to create offense and from small spaces, he uses his strong puck handling skills and stick skills defensively as well as offensively which makes him a valuable asset to our team during any situation stated GM Dan Vasquez. We are looking for Brendan to be a big part of our team leadership, in my short interactions with him it is clear that he is very respected by his team mates and the previous coaching staff and ownership of our organization. "He is putting in the time to get himself prepared for this season and I look forward to his veteran leadership while we reshape the culture of our team." stated head coach Dave Taylor
The Detroit Fighting Irish are currently holding open skates on Tuesday Nights at the Brownstown Sports Center and will be holding open tryouts for the 2019-2020 season August 15 thru August 18th for more information on the Irish go to the team's website at
The United States Premier Hockey League is proud and honored to announce that Chicago Blackhawks Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Paul Goodman and his staff will run the off-ice testing at the USPHL Combine July 26-28.
The Combine will be held at the Blackhawks’ practice facility Fifth Third Arena (1801 W. Jackson Blvd.) in downtown Chicago, Ill.
Goodman is a Sports Science PhD candidate and co-author of the human Kinetics book "Hockey Anatomy," an illustrated guide to hockey training, with a foreword by Jonathan Toews.
Attached is a picture from this week at Goodman Elite Training, showing Goodman with Toews, Connor Murphy, Ryan Hartman, Alex DeBrincat and Tommy Wingels.
The Combine will be using the facilities the Chicago Blackhawks train in every day at Fifth Third Arena.
This was also posted on NHL.com on Thursday, July 18:
This free USPHL Combine event is intended to provide players from throughout the U.S. Midwest and beyond a chance to play in front of USPHL coaches towards potential 2019-20 roster spots, as well as prospects for future seasons.
There will be teams from multiple divisions of the unparalleled USPHL Development Model, from the tuition-free Tier-2 NCDC to Full-Season Midget Hockey teams, all looking for the top talent the Midwest has to offer.
This is for team use only. Not for individual player use. Players interested in the Summer Showcase need to contact individual teams to inquire about open spots.