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Michigan's college hoops coaches excited to play at Little Caesars Arena

UDM's Alexander, Oakland's Kampe, MSU's Izzo and UM's Beilein ready for Dec. 16 doubleheader

by Dana Wakiji and Art Regner @Dwakiji and @ArthurJRegner /

DETROIT - For college basketball fans in the state of Michigan, Little Caesars Arena is about to become a mecca.

On Tuesday, Olympia Entertainment president and CEO Tom Wilson joined Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, Michigan coach John Beilein, Oakland University coach Greg Kampe and University of Detroit Mercy coach Bacari Alexander outside Little Caesars Arena to announce a college basketball doubleheader on Dec. 16.

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Red Wings partner with Allstate for "Helping Hands Community Day"

Four-time Stanley Cup Champion Kirk Maltby, Red Wings staff and Allstate volunteers team up to renovate Jack Adams Memorial Arena and Adams-Butzel Recreation Complex starting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday

by Alex DiFilippo /

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings and Allstate have partnered to celebrate Allstate's "Helping Hands Community Day" set for Wednesday, April 26 at 10 a.m. Four-time Stanley Cup Champion Kirk Maltby, Red Wings staff and Allstate volunteers will team up to renovate Jack Adams Memorial Arena and Adams-Butzel Recreation Complex (10500 Lyndon St., Detroit). 

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Men's college basketball doubleheader at Little Caesars Arena announced

Michigan, Michigan State, Oakland and Detroit Mercy to play on Saturday, Dec. 16. Coaches from all four universities held press conference and toured Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday morning

by Alex DiFilippo /

DETROIT - Olympia Entertainment today announced a men's college basketball doubleheader featuring the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Oakland University and the University of Detroit Mercy on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 at Little Caesars Arena. These inaugural college basketball games at the state-of-the-art Little Caesars Arena will feature an exclusive doubleheader of in-state matchups between Michigan vs. Detroit Mercy followed by Michigan State vs. Oakland. 

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Griffins coach Todd Nelson talks about Red Wings prospects, AHL playoffs

Grand Rapids will face Milwaukee in the first round for the second straight year

by Arthur J. Regner and Dana Wakiji @ArthurJRegner and @Dwakiji /

The Grand Rapids Griffins earned the second seed in the Central Division and finished sixth in the American Hockey League despite the Red Wings taking their top players throughout the season.

The Griffins will face the third-seeded Milwaukee Admirals in the first round for the second straight season. Last season, the Griffins swept the Admirals in their playoff series.

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Red Wings sign forward Christoffer Ehn to entry-level contract

6-Foot-3 center logged 13 points in 52 games this season for Frolunda of the Swedish Hockey League

by Alex DiFilippo /

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today signed forward Christoffer Ehn to a three-year entry-level contract. The 6-foot-3, 181-pound center is currently with the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins as the club is set to begin its Central Division Semifinals playoff series against the Milwaukee Admirals tomorrow (Friday, April 21) at 7 p.m. at Van Andel Arena.

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TBT: Red Wings alumni relish their last time at Joe Louis Arena

Former captain Steve Yzerman and former coach Scotty Bowman close out the Joe in style

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

DETROIT - For the Red Wings alumni who came to celebrate the final weekend at Joe Louis Arena, it was as much about saying hello to friends as it was saying goodbye to a cherished building.

It started with an informal skate Friday night at the Joe, followed by a very special Al Sobotka barbecue.

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Red Wings have rooting interest in OHL Eastern, Western Conference finals

Prospects Vili Saarijarvi and Jordan Sambrook playing for Mississauga and Erie, respectively

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

DETROIT - The Red Wings have a rooting interest in the OHL playoffs this year.

Defenseman Vili Saarijarvi, the Wings' third-round pick, 73rd overall, in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, plays for the Mississauga Steelheads, who will face the Peterborough Petes in the Eastern Conference finals starting Thursday.

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Little Caesars Arena granted an unprecedented four NCAA events

March 16 & 18, 2018 Men's Basketball First/Second Round, University of Detroit Mercy Hosts April 9-11, 2020 Men's Ice Hockey Frozen Four, Michigan State and Detroit Sports Commission Host March 18 & 20, 2021 Men's Basketball First/Second Round, University of Detroit Mercy and Oakland University Host March 17-19, 2022 Men's Wrestling Championships, University of Michigan and Detroit Sports Commission Host

by Jennifer Arapoff /

DETROIT - The NCAA announced today that Little Caesars Arena will be the host site for three Division I Men's sporting events, in addition to rounds 1 & 2 of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Championships, which was announced in November, 2014. This means the venue has been awarded four events before its opening in September, 2017. 

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Anthony Mantha determined to become more consistent

Henrik Zetterberg taught young sniper that a two-way game leads to success

by Arthur J.Regner @arthurjregner /

DETROIT- Statistically speaking, Anthony Mantha had a pretty good rookie campaign.

Called up from Grand Rapids on November 11, the 6-foot-5, 220-pound right wing appeared in 60 games for the Red Wings before he was sidelined for the Wings' final five contests with a fractured finger he suffered in a fight with the Tampa Bay Lightning's Luke Witkowski on March 30 in Tampa.



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Little Caesars Arena blends tradition with innovation

Red Wings Alumni awed by Detroit's majestic new rink

by Arthur J. Regner @ArthurJRegner /

DETROIT -- During the Farewell to the Joe festivities last weekend, a group of Detroit Red Wings alumni took a step into the future.

On Sunday morning, hours before the final curtain was about to be drawn on Joe Louis Arena, more than two dozen Wings alumni along with some family members took a tour of Little Caesars Arena, currently under construction.

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