If you wanted laughs Thursday evening, Hockeytown Café in downtown Detroit was the place to be.

Free Press columnist Mitch Albom’s “Hockey, the Musical!” opened before a packed City Theatre and had the audience roaring for most of the 90 minutes.

The musical, written by Albom and directed by his younger brother, Peter, details the journey of five “pure souls” called upon to save the sport from abolition after God deemed hockey expendable.

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