The Detroit Red Wings and Warrior Hockey teamed up Tuesday afternoon as part of the NHL’s ‘Hockey is For Everyone’ month. They surprised the Michigan FAR Flyers with a trip to Joe Louis Arena.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) February 14, 2017
During the Flyers visit, they were allowed to attend and watch the Red Wings practice. After practice, the Flyers were greeted by Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader. Each player also had their own locker with brand new equipment, which was donated by Warrior Hockey. There was more than $12,000 worth of equipment donated to the Flyers. Afterward, the Flyers were able to try out their new equipment on the ice.
According to the Michigan FAR Flyers website, “Michigan FAR Flyers is dedicated to the development and enjoyment of hockey for developmentally or physically challenged athletes. The Michigan FAR Flyers team consist of players and volunteers from various counties in the southeast areas of Michigan.”
The Red Wings will have their ‘Hockey is For Everyone’ awareness day on Saturday, February 18, when they host the Washington Capitals at the Joe Louis Arena.