Vintage Detroit Red Wings Nameplates Surface

 Being made available are some 1970’s era Detroit Red Wing jersey nameplates from TV games and regular season.  The list is as follows:

Here are pictures of the available nameplates: 

For availability and purchase, contact David Bergen.  Bulk purchases are available.

Remaining EEHL All-Star Charity Jerseys Available for $200

JerseysEastside Elite Hockey League which features 40 plus Professional Hockey Players plus College and Junior players as well as Detroit Red Wings Alumni players hosted their 7th Annual All-Star Game for Charity.

All the game worn jerseys by these players listed below are for sale. Each player autographed the jersey immediately following the game with their name, # and the date of the game (some players added 2018 EEHL All-Star). 
Jersey are $200.00 each.

Team Autism Awareness:
33-Arthur Kaliyev-Hamilton Bulldogs – OHL
71-Bobby Lynch-Drummondville Voltigeurs – QMJHL
61-Ben Gleason-Hamilton Bulldogs – OHL
28-Thomas Ebbing-Laval Rockets – AHL
41-Ryan Moore-Hamilton Bulldogs – OHL
44-Greg Kreutzer-Drummondville Voltigeurs – QMJHL
24-Trevor Hamilton-Penn State – Big 10

Team ALS; Runner-up 2018 All-Star Championship
41-Sergi Samsonov-Florida Panthers (Alumni)
24-Tommy Apap-Michigan State
61-Austin Czarnik-Boston Bruins/ Providence Bruins
71-Matt Berry-Florida Everblades – ECHL
8-Mitch Eliot-Sarnia Sting – OHL
91-Seth Griffith-Buffalo Sabers/ Rochester Americans
28-Theo Calvis-Sarnia Sting – OHL
44-Griffen Molino-Utica Comets – AHL
65-Jaden Shields-Austin Bruins – NAHL
33-Blake Christensen-American International – NCAA

Team Special Olympics:
71-David Legwand-Nashville Predators (Alumni)
61-Christian Wolanin-Ottawa Senators
8-Josh Jacobs-Binghamton Devils – AHL
44-Alex Kile-Cincinnati Cyclones – ECHL
41-Derek Roehl-Cortina – AlpsHL
33-Dino Balsamo-Adrian College – NCAAIII

Team Stop Concussions: Won the 2018 All-Star Championship
24-Tag Bertuzzi-Guelph Storm – OHL
33-Antonio Stranges-London Knights – OHL
91-Tanner Richard-Geneve-Servette HC – NLA
41-Colin Larkin-Bakersfield Condors AHL
8-Tyler Spezia-Bowling Green – NCAA
65-Garrett Ross-Rochester Americans – AHL
28-Shawn Szydlowski-Fort Wayne Komets
30-Max Milosek (G)-University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

For availability, contact David Bergen.

The EEHL Summer League’s All-Star Charity Jerseys

JerseysIn the off season, current and former NHLers still play to keep their skills sharp, often in summer leagues where the competition is a bit more relaxed.  In 2008, Steven Oleksy started the Eastside Elite Hockey League to bring together top talent together from Michigan and those staying in the area in the off-season.

With no contact, standard rules, and 15 minute period, it gives players that could be rivals in the NHL an opportunity to develop friendships in a social environment.

Panther Helmet

The league boasts many recognizable players from current and NHL alumni.  Many players wearing helmets from their current and former NHL teams.  This year, the EEHL All-Star game featured custom jerseys, representing various causes that were ultimately auctioned off for those respective charities.  With the All-Star teams being picked by captain draft, here’s how the teams shaked out:

Autism Awareness
8-Igor Larionov-Detroit Red Wings (Alumni)
91-Igor Larionov Jr.-Windsor Spitfires- OHL
65-Dan Dekeyser-Detroit Red Wings
33-Arthur Kaliyev-Hamilton Bulldogs – OHL
71-Bobby Lynch-Drummondville Voltigeurs – QMJHL
61-Ben Gleason-Hamilton Bulldogs – OHL
28-Thomas Ebbing-Laval Rockets – AHL
41-Ryan Moore-Hamilton Bulldogs – OHL
44-Greg Kreutzer-Drummondville Voltigeurs – QMJHL
24-Trevor Hamilton-Penn State – Big 10
30-Cam Johnson (G)-Binghamton Devils – AHL

MeiGray Expo 2018 by Matt Megonnell – Part 3

38007978_2023723651291480_7114907543968677888_nAt some point Barry speaks through the microphone to let us know the Rebeccas will talk first.  They are part of the featured guests that MeiGray brings each year to talk to all that attend, sign autographs, and otherwise see what the hobby is.  Both Rebecca Russo and Rebecca ‘Moose’ Morse play for the Metropolitan Riveters of the WNHL and spoke to the crowd.  Russo, who is a veteran now of two shows enjoys coming and is a class act.  The Boston University grad is bubbly, smart, enthusiastic, and very articulate young woman who is what the WNHL needs to showcase the talent.  Russo talked of winning the cup which they brought with them and hyped their great league.  She also brought to light that unlike the NHL players, most if not all WNHL players have a full time job as playing for the league sadly does not pay enough to live on.  I cannot say enough what a delight it is talking to her and encourage all to meet her next year.

Rebeeca Morse was a little shy, but openly talked hockey and the cup.  Morse who played for Providence College before joining the Riveters was very well spoken and eagerly signed autographs.  She was very accommodating for photos as well as interacting with fans.  We talked extensively about her college career and how much more she liked the women’s jerseys than men’s.  I hate to say it, but I agree 100%.   Both women also had a surprising number of fans of theirs at the expo.  Both young girls and adults were seen sporting the team colors and talking to them both.  In addition, both traveled around the room to look at what collectors had brought.

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Not long after it was Mike Rupp’s turn to talk.  Mike who walked around the room and talked to just about everyone there, gave one of the best talks I have seen.  Rupp was down to earth and spoke quite candidly about everything and answered all questions.  When asked if he like playing under John Tortorella, he did not miss a beat in saying “yes”.  When asked why, Rupp responded that he knew what was expected, treated everyone the same, and if he worked hard he would be rewarded.  He did, however; say a player on the first line may not like that they all were treated the same.  A collector named Anthony Corona, who collects the Devils, asked about the game under Pete DeBoer with Devils where the Devils put out three 4th liners who could all handle themselves in fight and how John Tortorella was kicking trash cans in the looker room.  Tortorella would match the line-up with three of his tougher guys, including Rupp, sparking the great line brawl.  If that question had not been asked, we would not be privy to all that Mike shared with us that day.  Rupp was quite accommodating to all questions and spoke about everything from his almost giving up on his dream in 2002-2003 to broadcasting and how he prepares for it.  It was quite interesting.