Hockey at the Joe
On Wednesday, there will be three high school games played at Joe Louis Arena, two of which involve Oakland County teams. Oxford and Lake Orion square off at 6 p.m., followed by Detroit Country Day and Utica Eisenhower at 8:30 p.m. Cadillac and Big Rapids play in the day's early game, at 3:30 p.m.
On Friday, South Lyon Unified will play Livonia Stevenson, beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 each (general admission) and will be sold at the Joe Louis Arena box office, beginning at 10 a.m. on each gameday.
The Red Wings are making it interesting for one of the games, offering up a "Media package" of sorts. The game that receives the most votes via text, on Twitter and voting on the Red Wings website will receive special preview and recap articles, extensive social media coverage and be profiled in an official DRW TV Comerica Bank Game Day Preview, hosted by Wings radio broadcaster Ken Kal.
Fans are able to vote on which squad they’d like to see covered by the Red Wings’ integrated
media team by texting the name of the school to 21732 or by tweeting one of the following
hashtags to @DRWvote: #Cadillac, #Big_Rapids, #Oxford, #Lake_Orion, #Country_Day,
#Utica_Eisenhower, #Livonia_Stevenson, #South_Lyon. Ballots can also be cast online at
DetroitRedWings.com/HighSchoolVote. The school that receives the most combined votes
across the three platforms will be announced at noon on Tuesday.
Of course, this is what we here at The Oakland Press and MIPrepZone offer - for the most part - our schools when we cover them!
For the record, Cadillac has a huge lead in the online voting, with about 57 percent of the vote. Country Day has 31.6 percent. South Lyon (6.2), Livonia Stevenson (1.5), Lake Orion (1.2), Eisenhower (1.0), Big Rapids (0.9) and Oxford (0.5) are well behind. Voting ends at midnight Monday.
Follow myself on Twitter @JasonESchmitt and @MIPrepZone as I'll be trying to spread the word about this vote - for Oakland County teams. It's not too late to catch Cadillac. But everyone must vote, and often.