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Detroit Fighting Irish Shore Up The Goal Line

By Detroit Fighting Irish Staff 08/16/2018, 9:00am EDT

Team Signs 2 Goaltenders to Join Crews between Pipes

The Detroit Fighting Irish announced today that they have signed two goaltenders to round out the teams goaltending squad today. It was announced earlier this month that Goaltender Anthony Crews would be returning and with today's announcement it appears that the teams roster spots for Goaltenders has been filled.

1999 Goaltender Stephen Ward-Brown has signed with the Detroit Fighting Irish for the 2018-2019 season. The Howell Michigan native graduated in June 2017 from Fowlerville High School with All State Academic Honors and played last season with the P.A.L Islanders in the USPHL Premier. "Stephen has all of the qualities on ice and off ice that we expect of a Detroit Fighting Irish team member combined with a good work effort and academic goals to match we look for great thing from Stephen". Coach Pete Flynn  

Jacob Anglin is a 2001 Birthdate and Macomb Township Native whom played last season for LCAHL Midget Champion Macomb Mavericks. He will enter his junior year at Macomb High School. Jacob has great natural instincts and puck awareness combined with excellent foot speed we are very happy to be part of Jacobs development plan  Coach Pete Flynn

The Detroit Fighting Irish continue to hold prospects open skates on Tuesdays throughout August at 7:00 pm at the Brownstown Sports Center. The Team 2018-2019 Tryout camp will be held  September 4, 5, 6 at Brownstown.  For more information and for registration go to the teams website at

www.detroitfightingirish.com

Chris Hays To Return to Irish Blueline for 2018-2019

By Detroit Fighting Irish Staff 08/15/2018, 8:30pm EDT

The Detroit Fighting Irish announced today that Christopher Hays will return to the Irish for the 2018-2019 Season. This will mark the 3rd season for the 2000 6 ft defenceman with green and gold. Hays in his first two seasons earned a reputation as a feisty competitor that plays the game with a chip on his shoulder and last season played in 40 games for the Irish putting up 77 PIMS in the process.  GM Dan Vasquez is predicting that this season will be a break out season for Hays as he expects that Hays will embrace and has matured into a blue liner that will be comfortable in exploring his offensive capabilities. "When we signed Hays our expectations were that over time he would step into an offensive role on the blue line for us however to compliment Chris as a player he stepped into a defensive role that we had not planned and has done a pretty good job. I think he is ready to take his game to a new level and with his shot , speed and ability to find open space he will be a player to watch every night." 

Hays recently graduated with honors from High School will also take classes at the University of Toledo this season as far as the future after Juniors , Hays makes it clear he just wants to continue developing his game as well as his academics so that when the right opportunity comes to play at the next level he will be ready.

The Detroit Fighting Irish continue to prepare for the 2018-2019 season and will hold open prospect skates on Tuesday August 21s and Tuesday August 28th at the Brownstown Sports Center. The Teams tryout camp will be held September 4th thru Sept 6th. Player can sign up for tryout camp at the teams website at

www.detroitfightingirish.com

The Decatur Blaze has announced the signing of forward Alek Lorsung for the 2018-19 USPHL season.

 

Lorsung, an Iowa native, has been enamored with the game of hockey for quite a while.

 

"From the first time I stepped on the ice and breathed in that nice cold air," said Lorsung. "I fell in love with skating then very quickly after a few times going to public skate, I knew that I wanted to play hockey. When I first stepped in the ice with teammates by my side, it was like nothing else mattered. Oh, and you can’t forget where you get hyped up in the locker room before running out on the ice."

 

He'll bring that contagious attitude to Decatur this fall.

 

"So the question I got was, 'Why the Decatur Blaze?' and it was easy answer," Lorsung said. "For one, it’s the next step in my hockey career and two, you get the full junior hockey experience with the crowd, the coaches, and the players.

 

"I’m excited to see how I grow as a player from being shown new things by the coaches, and also guided by the older guys on the team."