The HoneyBaked Hockey Club is committed to providing a world-class developmental and competitive hockey experience that emphasizes individual player and team skills, physical and mental training, conceptual development, nutritional awareness, elite competition and respect for the athletes and sport.
HISTORY OF THE HONEYBAKED HOCKEY CLUB
In the fall of 1994, Lou Schmidt, president of HoneyBaked Ham Company began the HoneyBaked AAA Hockey Club. HoneyBaked started with one team, the 1984 birth year and added a team each year until the 1998 season when the midget minors and midget majors were added to the top of the organization to create a full compliment of boys teams. In the 1997-1998 season, the girls teams were added to the organization and they have kept up the proud tradition of HoneyBaked Hockey.
Initially the teams skated out of U-M Dearborn and Oak Park. As the program grew so did the need for more ice and eventually Hazel Park Ice Arena and Suburban Ice Farmington Hills became home to HB teams.
HoneyBaked teams have won numerous MAHA State Championships and 5 USA Hockey National Championships as well as the Quebec PeeWee tournament 4 times, including back-to-back Championships with the 1985 and 1986 birth year teams.
HoneyBaked continues to be a national leader in player development sending players to the United States National Development Team and other junior teams each year. Additionally there are over 50 alumni spread out in the NCAA playing hockey and several players in the National Hockey League including Ryan Kesler (Anaheim), Bobby Ryan (Ottawa), Cam Fowler (Anaheim) and Stanley Cup champions Justin Abdelkader (Detroit), Alec Martinez (Los Angeles) and Patrick Kane (Chicago) among others.
The rich history and tradition of HoneyBaked Hockey continues to grow and the players continue to excel in the game after leaving the HoneyBaked family.