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Wings support ACHA's European trip

Group distributed Wings merchandise to fans abroad

Tuesday, 01.12.2010 / 1:03 PM ET / News
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Wings support ACHA\'s European trip
A select team of players from the American Collegiate Hockey Association were invited to play six games in Europe for the first week of January.

The Americans finished their tour with an undefeated record against teams from France, Switzerland, Germany, Italy and Austria, and did so by a combined score of 54-10.

Mike Sand, the uncle of ACHA goalie Justin Sand, also went on the European trip, and as a gesture of goodwill, the third-generation metro Detroit of European decent, Mike Sand brought along plenty of Red Wings merchandise to give as gifts to their European hosts.

Armed with Wings pennants and team wall calendars, Sand was warmly greeted wherever he went during the 10-day tour.

"What an amazing trip," said Sand, in an email to Wings executives. "Everyone recognized the
Wings immediately and we were an instant hit."

See PHOTOS from the trip.


H. Zetterberg 77 17 49 -6 66
P. Datsyuk 63 26 39 12 65
T. Tatar 82 29 27 6 56
G. Nyquist 82 27 27 -11 54
J. Abdelkader 71 23 21 3 44
N. Kronwall 80 9 35 -4 44
R. Sheahan 79 13 23 -3 36
D. Helm 75 15 18 7 33
D. DeKeyser 80 2 29 11 31
S. Weiss 52 9 16 -2 25
J. Howard 23 13 11 .910 2.44
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