Thursday, December 13, 2012
Dr. John Finley helped keep Red Wings players healthy for 46 years.
For 46 years, Dr. John Finley of Birmingham helped ensure the Detroit Red Wings stayed healthy. Working behind the scenes for the team from 1957-2003, Finley treated multiple generations of all-time Red Wings greats ranging from Gordie Howe to Steve Yzerman. Finley documents his experiences with the team over its storied history in a new book, Hockeytown Doc, which Finley promoted Wednesday at an appearance at Kroger in Plymouth Township. "I started recording little excerpts that occurred as I'd think about it," he said. "Then we put it all together and made a book out of it." Finley said his initial plans for the book were to make it a keepsake and not necessarily a published work. "I was originally going to do it for my family, as a …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Former Red Wings Chris Osgood, Manny Legace raise $2,797 from donors in Plymouth.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Submitted by the Detroit Red Wings: Detroit Red Wings Head Coach Mike Babcock and Executive Vice President and General Manager Ken Holland successfully defended their bell ringing title on Tuesday as the four duos of Red Wings personnel brought in a grand total of $24,438.69 for The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign at stops throughout Metro Detroit, including Plymouth. During a two-hour span of bell ringing at Hiller’s Market in downtown Northville, Babcock and Holland raised $13,462 for the nonprofit, which included an anonymous $5,000 donation. Babcock and Holland saw a 37.9 percent increase over the $9,761.06 amount raised by the duo last season. “We can’t thank Ken Holland, Mike Babcock, some of the team's most beloved former …
Retired Red Wings goaltenders Chris Osgood, Manny Legace ring bell at Plymouth Kroger.
When a lockout between NHL team owners and players left the Detroit Red Wings' current stable of stars unavailable for an annual fundraiser, the team looked to its bench—its base of alumni residing in Metro Detroit—for help. Chris Osgood of Plymouth and Manny Legace of Novi, two recently retired Red Wings goaltenders, stepped up Tuesday to ring the bell at Kroger in Plymouth Township to collect $2,797 for the Salvation Army. Red Wings for Red Kettles, now in its seventh year, pairs Red Wings players staffers into teams of two around Metro Detroit to compete for bragging rights as the biggest fundraisers for the organization. Red Wings alums and staffers also appeared in Northville, Troy and St. Clair Shores. Osgood said said he was a …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Wyandotte resident was longtime public address announcer for Detroit Red Wings.
The Detroit Red Wings have confirmed the team's longtime public address announcer and Wyandotte resident Budd Lynch has died, according to a news alert issued by the Detroit News. He was 95. Lynch, an inductee in both the Hockey Hall of Fame and Michigan Sports Hall of Fame, began his career as the Red Wings' radio broadcaster in 1949 and became the team's public address announcer in 1985. Check back later for more information as it's released.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Members of the Red Wings Alumni Association will play in a game to raise money to help the homeless and hungry.
Former NHL players will hit the ice Saturday for a charitable cause. The Red Wings Alumni Association is teaming up with Troy athletes in a charity game to benefit the Salvation Army's Bed & Bread Club Radiothon, which will air Feb. 24 on WJR, 760-AM. The Salvation Army's Bed & Bread program serves thousands of meals to the hungry each day and provides shelter for the homeless. Former Red Wings expected to play Saturday include Eddie Mio, John Ogrodnick, Brent Fedyk, Shawn Burr and John Finstrom. They will play against coaches and alumni from the Oakland Junior Grizzlies, Troy Sting and Troy Youth Hockey Association. The game will start at 8 p.m. at the Troy Sports Center. George Bowman, secretary for the Red Wings Alumni Association, said…
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Players, coach, general manager support Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign around Metro Detroit.
Tough on the ice, the Detroit Red Wings showed their softer side Friday when they rang bells and raised $17,150 for the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign throughout Metro Detroit. Six players, the team’s coach and general manager took some time away from their NHL Central Division race and collected donations for about two hours Friday in Plymouth, Troy, Northville and Birmingham, allowing fans a chance to get personal with their favorite Red Wings while giving a boost to the Salvation Army’s holiday fundraising. At the Plymouth Kroger, fans filed outside the door and around the store to donate money and get autographs from — and photographs with — Red Wings Drew Miller and Valtteri Filppula. For Miller, who grew up in East Lansing, …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Six Detroit players, coach and general manager scheduled to collect donations in Plymouth, Northville, Birmingham and Troy.
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- John McKay
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Members of the Detroit Red Wings will be sporting red kettles Friday in Plymouth, Northville, Birmingham and Troy to raise money for the Salvation Army, according to a news release from the team. Coach Mike Babcock and Ken Holland, the team's executive vice president and general manager, will collect donations from 3:30-5:30 p.m. outside Hiller's Market in downtown Northville. Holland is serving as the honorary chairman for the Salvation Army's 2011 Red Kettle Campaign for the sixth straight year, according to the news release. Drew Miller and Valtteri Filppula of the Red Wings will be at the Kroger in Plymouth. Red Wings players Justin Abdelkader and Darren Helm will collect donations in front of Hockeytown Authentics in Troy. Fans at …
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Red Wings legend wows kids and adults alike and meets a miniature doppelganger.
Third graders at Tonda Elementary School dressed in character Wednesday and performed short speeches about historic people. The project, which could be compared to a living wax museum, drew one real-life legend: Gordie Howe. Howe visited for two reasons: He came to see his son Murray Howe's nephew, Connor Moore, portray Ludwig van Beethoven. He also came face-to-face with Joey Tavian, who chose to portray the Detroit Red Wings' iconic No. 9. Canton Patch arrived just as Howe was leaving but he kindly agreed to pose with his pup, Rocket. Revisit this page for more photos and video.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Students deliver wild cheers for Red Wings star, get tips on the game and practice with equipment donated by the Red Wings Foundation.
Wild cheers greeted Red Wings great Nicklas Lidstrom on Wednesday afternoon when he stepped forward to share tips on exercise and nutrition with students at Field Elementary School in Canton. Lidstrom, introduced by Red Wings radio play-by-play announcer Ken Kal, talked about the importance of nutrition and exercise before sharing hockey tips and practicing with groups of youngsters. "I started playing hockey when I was 7-years-old. Ice hockey, that is," Lidstrom said. He started playing field hockey when he was "3 or 4." Lidstrom said he practiced his hockey skills a lot as a child, after his homework was done. "I'm still having fun. I'm a young 40-year-old who still loves to play hockey," he said. "It's good to stay active, whether you'…
Friday, December 10, 2010
Red Wings raise money for the Salvation Army at stations in Northville, Plymouth and Troy Thursday.
Red Wings coach Mike Babcock and general manager Ken Holland had their game faces on Thursday night. There weren't any hockey sticks or pucks involved, though. They were at Hiller's grocery store in Northville Thursday evening ringing bells to raise money for the Salvation Army. It started out as a friendly competition between the two when they started fundraising about five years ago to see who could raise the most money, Holland said. It has since become a team effort, literally, in the Detroit area. In Plymouth, players Jonathan Ericsson and Drew Miller were at Kroger on Ann Arbor Rd. And in Troy, players Justin Abdelkader and Darren Helm were collecting donations at Hockeytown Authentics. "I think it's important the guys are out there…