The Detroit Fighting Irish announced today that Forward Clay Hightower 2001 from Flat Rock Michigan has signed to play for the Irish for the 2019-2020 season Hightower was a top prospect on the Irish coaching staff's list as his reputation as a dangerous offensive threat propelled him to All League and All State honors during the 2018-2019 season as a member of Airport High School team in the MHSAA.
"Clay has good speed and great puck skills and has a very high hockey IQ we are looking at him to come in and be a top forward for this years squad and we believe that the players that we are building our offense all will compliment Clay's skill level" stated Head Coach David Taylor
. " We are very happy to have Clay and his family become part of our organization he has been very high on our prospect list for several seasons now and we look forward to having another hometown , homegrown player in the Irish organization. Players like Clay whom decide to continue their development right here at home are a big part of keeping the game thriving in the community and reaffirms the commitment that our owners Mark and Lisa continue to make to keeping the game thriving in the Detroit Area" stated GM Dan Vasquez
Hightower and the Fighting Irish will open the USPHL Premier Season on the road on Saturday September 14th against the Toledo Cherokee and the Toledo Ice House follow all of the action on live internet broadcast at Hockey TV.Com game time will be 7:30 pm