Monday, February 11, 2013
Muskegon native and former Michigan State Spartan among two Red Wings set to appear at six Metro Detroit Meijer locations this season.
Red Wings fans can meet one of the team's star players tomorrow Downriver. Detroit Red Wings forwards Justin Abdelkader and Darren Helm are set to appear at various Meijer locations throughout the Metro Detroit area during the 2012-13 season, signing autographs and interacting with fans at six different Metro Detroit Meijer locations. Abdelkader, a Muskegon native and former Michigan State Spartan, will kick off the season-long campaign this week with back-to-back appearances at two separate supercenters, beginning today in Canton, 45001 Ford Road, and Tuesday in Allen Park, 3565 Fairlane Boulevard. Four additional stops featuring Helm and Abdelkader are scheduled for the months of March and April in Madison Heights, Southfield, …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Hockey season is finally here, but Trenton-area fans are split on whether or not they'll be going to a game this season.
With the NHL lockout officially over, the Detroit Red Wings have announced their 2013 schedule. The Wings will play 48 games in 99 days as Detroit looks to extend its 21-season playoff streak, the longest current streak in professional sports. Tickets to all 24 of the Red Wings’ 2013 home games are set to go on sale this coming Thursday, Jan. 17, beginning at 1 p.m. Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch Facebook users shared their thoughts of the upcoming short season: Tell us in the comments: Will you pay to go see the Wings this season? The Red Wings are acknowledging the lack of support fans might feel, too. That's why they've announced the "Thanks for sticking with us" initiative—a 35-hour no-fee promise for ticket-buyers. The club and Ticketmaster…
Monday, January 7, 2013
The NHL and Players' Union reportedly have reached an agreement to end the lockout. While there is an agreement to return to work, will you return to watch the NHL?
Labor peace may finally be returning to the NHL after the league and players reportedly reached an agreement to end the 113-day lockout, the Huffpost Detroit reported. The league will reportedly try to schedule a 48-game season. When hockey returns, will you watch? Share your opinion in our poll? For the latest Trenton and Grosse Ile news and information, "like" Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and sign up for our daily newsletter.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Darren McCarty played for 15 seasons in the NHL, 13 with the Detroit Red Wings. Find out where in Trenton you can meet the hockey legend and get an autograph.
Detroit Red Wing legend Darren McCarty is coming to Legends 1926 Bar and Grill from 8 to 10 p.m. Dec. 22 to meet with fans, take photos and sign autographs. McCarty was invited to Legends by restaurant owners and fans can enjoy an evening with a National Hockey League superstar at no charge. Fans are welcome to bring memorabilia for McCarty to sign. "He will take pictures with guests and mingle with them, as well," according to restaurant manager and head chef Jeff Opalinski. McCarty is a four-time Stanley Cup winner who played for 15 seasons in the NHL, 13 with the Detroit Red Wings, according to NHL.com. Legends 1926 Bar and Grill is located on the second floor of the Kennedy Recreation Center. For more information call 734-307-7009. For…
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Leave a comment to let us know what you think about a possible new sports arena in downtown Detroit.
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Saturday, December 8, 2012
Leave a comment below to let us know what you think about a proposed development in downtown Detroit that could be the new home of the Detroit Red Wings.
Do you support a new sports arena in downtown Detroit? That’s what Patch wants to know this week after Mike Ilitch announced plans to develop a new district downtown that would include a “multi-purpose events center,” according to HuffPost Detroit. The new development could replace Joe Louis Arena as home to the Detroit Red Wings, the NHL team that Ilitch owns. Olympia Development said the events center alone could create 5,500 jobs and that the entire development would create approximately 8,500 jobs. What do you think? Do you want a new arena downtown? Would it help Detroit? Would it help–or hurt—other communities in southeastern Michigan? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
He may have raised his voice during a game, but never at his Wyandotte home, his daughter said.
“Growing old is a privilege.” That was a saying Budd Lynch used to repeat. It's also one that he lived by. A memorial Mass was held Saturday morning at St. Joseph Catholic Church for the longtime Red Wings announcer and Wyandotte resident who died Tuesday. Lynch's grandson, Joe Schimizzi, quoted his grandfather's phrase during the packed service in front of fans and loved ones. He also spoke of the time he unwittingly became Lynch and his late wife Thelma’s designated driver one St. Patrick’s Day after an invitation to go to the Red Wings game with them. Often seen around Wyandotte, Lynch would always stop and chat about hockey, or golf, or whatever was going on at that time. His daughter, Mary, said she never remembered her dad yelling…
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Memorial services for the late Detroit Red Wings announcer, 95, are Friday and Saturday.
A neighbor of the late Budd Lynch, Tonia Rosalee Deliz, remembers him as a wonderful, funny man who called her Liz. Lynch, a longtime announcer for the Detroit Red Wings, passed away at age 95 on Tuesday. His funeral service is open to the public, and memorial contributions can be made to support children through The Guidance Center in Southgate. Lynch’s funeral service is likely to be very well-attended, Deliz said, because so many people knew and liked him. “He was so friendly and down to earth,” she said. “He was very independent.” Despite the loss of his arm (during World War II shortly after the D-Day Invasion at Normandy), Lynch would golf and drive in winter snowstorms, Deliz said. And he would never let her help him take out his …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Community members knew Lynch as a friendly gentleman who helped many charitable causes including The Guidance Center, which has set up an endowment fund in his honor.
With the passing of longtime Detroit Red Wings announcer Budd Lynch, 95, of Wyandotte, many in the community remember him as a great man who was never too busy to say hello or help a charitable cause. Mayor Joseph Peterson said he knew Lynch for more than 35 years. They met when Lynch was a customer at a Mobil gas station at Northline and Biddle, where Peterson worked when he came home from the Vietnam War. Lynch also was a military veteran, who served in the Canadian Armed Forces during World War II, his obituary said. He survived the amputation of his right arm. And Peterson knew Lynch from when he coached hockey for 27 years, Peterson said. Lynch’s late wife, Thelma, worked for municipal services. “Budd was a top-notch guy,” Peterson …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Legends 1926 Bar and Grill has snagged two former Detroit Red Wings to sign autographs for visitors of the Trenton Mid-Summer Festival.
Two former Detroit Red Wings will be signing autographs at the Legends 1926 Bar and Grill booth at the Trenton Mid-Summer Festival on Saturday, July 14. Jason Woolley and Manny Legace will be in the booth located near the intersection of West Jefferson Avenue and St. Joseph Street to sign autographs and speak with fans. Aside from being an owner of Legends 1926 Bar and Grill, Woolley spent 15 years in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a defensemen, playing for five teams including the Washington Capitals, the Florida Panthers, the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Buffalo Sabres and the Detroit Red Wings, according to www.tpghockey.com. Manny Legace is a former NHL goaltender who won a Stanley Cup with the Red Wings in 2002 and played in the 2008…