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Trenton Hockey Players Join Red Wings for Holiday Shopping Spree

By Michael Caples, 12/31/18, 12:45PM EST


By @MichaelCaples | MIHockey

DETROIT – For the 2018 edition of the team’s annual Hometown Holiday Assist, the Red Wings found a way to incorporate some local youth hockey players – and give them quite the surprise at the same time.

Players from the Trenton Hockey Association were invited to the Meijer in Detroit to help members of the Red Wings, Lady Wings and colleagues from Olympia Entertainment shop for holiday gifts that the Wings will personally deliver to patients at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan next week.

What the Trenton players didn’t know is that after finishing the shopping spree, they would go on another shopping spree – this time for themselves and their families. Then, as some hockey-centric icing on the cake, they returned to the original meeting room to find helmets, sticks and skates from Warrior and CCM waiting for them, as well.

To view photos and Red Wing player quotes captured from the event, please visit 

To view a video of the event, please visit the Detroit Red Wings website by clicking here