Sheriff Bouchard and Red Wing Alumni Among Special Guests Scheduled for Inaugural 42 Strong Hockey Classic

Oakland County, MI – Dec 16, 2022 – Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard will drop the ceremonial first puck and several members of the Detroit Red Wings Alumni Association are expected to participate in the inaugural 42 Strong Hockey Classic.

The hockey game is set for Dec. 29, 2022 at the Detroit Skating Club and benefits “42 Strong – the Tate Myre Foundation.” Doors open at 6 p.m. and puck drop is 7:30 p.m. The club is located at 888 Denison Court in Bloomfield Township. Admission to the game is $5.

The foundation was created in memory of Tate Myre, one of four Oxford High School students who perished in a Nov. 30, 2021, shooting. Tate loved to mentor younger people and the goal of the foundation is to prevent young people from falling through the cracks. A peer-to-peer mentoring program connects students to create a better future and develop a greater sense of purpose, community, and resilience, according to

Participants in the Inaugural 42 Strong Hockey Classic!

“It is always inspiring to watch individuals impacted by a horrific tragedy turn that pain into helping others,” Bouchard said. “I am honored to participate in an event that not only honors Tate and his legacy but will assist others going forward.”

The evening features Team 42 Strong versus Team Wolverine in a hockey game. Teams are comprised of former professional and college players including current University of Michigan varsity hockey player Johnny Druskinis as well as recreational players from the community. The names of the Red Wing Alumni players participating will be announced in the coming days.

A VIP dinner is scheduled before the game. More information is available by contacting Trent Myre at 248-881-6416 or or calling Joe Shields at 248-635-7632.


December 20, 2022, Oakland County Sheriff and Rochester.Life staff

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