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Remember Darian

Remembering Darian Locklear

Darian Locklear was a female youth hockey player who died tragically in a car accident while riding with her teammate to hockey practice in February, 2018.  Darian played right wing for the Meijer 16U AAA girls team out of Lansing, Michigan.  She was born October 22, 2001 in Howell, Michigan, the daughter of proud parents Troy and Regina, and loving brother, Trever Locklear. 

Darian was a junior at Brighton High School. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and family, hanging out on the lake, and of course, playing hockey. Hockey was her life and she was such a joy to watch. Having been fortunate to achieve 3 State Championships (Kensington Valley Ravens 12U, Little Caesars 14U, and Belle Tire 16U) and a National Championship (Belle Tire 16U), Darian was a champion herself, and she was blessed to be part of such wonderful teams.  


Darian was a beautiful girl inside and out and she will always be remembered for her kind spirit and caring soul. She was so good with children and she loved animals. Her heart was so pure and she was always so full of life.  Her teammates referred to her as a positive role model who always had a smile on her face and something nice to say about people.  

To honor Darian’s kind and giving spirit and to support young female hockey players in their efforts to play hockey at a high level, the Locklear family has set up the Darian Locklear Memorial Hockey Grant.  If you have a daughter who lives for the game, resides in Michigan, and is a 14U-19U player, and is a member of one of these five associations: Detroit Belle Tire AAA Hockey Club, Little Caesars AAA Hockey Club, Honey Baked AAA Hockey Club, Kensington Valley Ravens, or Meijer AAA Hockey), please speak to a representative of your association to apply for this grant.

If you are interested in learning how to support the Darian Locklear Memorial Hockey Grant, please contact The USA Hockey Foundation at foundation@usahockey.org or 719.538.1107.