Looking for more hockey in McKinney? McKinney North Stars coach Ryan McLean offers a summer full day hockey camp in August with some outstanding coaches. This camp is not associated with the McKinney Ice Hockey Club, but is always a great camp if you are looking for more hockey for your son or daughter.
Bantam Skater Spots Still Remain. All other Age Groups and Goalies are Full
The McKinney North Stars invite all youth hockey players to sign up for its Spring Camp, which is designed to improve players skills through 8 skills sessions while also allowing competitive game action with officials in four games during the offseason to keep it fun and to allow the players to use the skills they have learned. Skills sessions will include station-based exercises to help ensure like-skilled players are grouped together in the stations.
Each session will be staffed by the McKinney North Stars's experienced coaching staff, with the age appropriate head coaches instructing at each session of that age group, i.e., the Bantam AA and A coaches will work Bantam Session 1 and 2, along with other McKinney North Stars coaches.
The cost of the Camp is $350 for skaters.
Skaters receive a camp jersey, 8 skill sessions, and 4 games.
Please note that although five game sessions are listed on the schedule below per age group, each player is only guaranteed to play in four of the games so that we may ensure there are not too many players on the bench. The games will be assigned to the player by the club.
Pee Wee and Bantam players may participate in the session they choose when registering (either session 1 or session 2). The only difference between the two sessions is the date and times they are held. Please review the full schedule below to ensure you pick a session that works with your child's schedule. At this time we cannot allow players to attend one day of session 1 and one day of session 2. We also cannot, at this time, offer a discounted price for a player only able to participate in half of the sessions.
If you have any questions about the camp, please contact Lucas Reid at
. If you have questions related to administrative issues related to the camp, i.e., problems registering, please send those to Jay Ray at
To register a SKATER for the camp, please click here.
The McKinney North Stars Midget Minor A team, coached by Ryan McLean, won the DSTHL Midget Minor A Division this weekend. The team faced off against DJHA, which finished first during the regular season and only one game during the regular season (to McKinney).
In game one, Brenden Sinclair scored in the first period to give McKinney the lead (Harlin and Lefkof assisting). DJHA scored two goals in the second to take the lead, but Trent Harlin scored two minutes into the third period (Miller and Girardi) to tie the game. The game eventually was decided in a shootout, where Jordan Deskeere was the only shooter out of ten to score. Brydon Gillilan got the win in net.
In game two, Brenden Sinclair (Harlin) started the scoring 46 seconds into the game. Tyler Jensen scored in the second. Kevin Miller (Gurman) and Trent Harlin (Miller) scored in the third to secure the 4 nothing win and championship. Brydon Gillilan was in net for the win.
The Midget Minor AA team finished as runner-up in the DSTHL Midget Minor AA Division, losing 4 to 5 and 2 to 3 in its two games.
McKinney Varsity Wins State Championship For Second Year
Texas State Champions
The McKinney Varsity Ice Hockey Team, which is made up of players attending or zoned to attend the three McKinney ISD high schools, won the Texas Amateur Hockey Association’s Texas High School Hockey State Tournament on February 7, 2016. This is the second time the team has won the State Championship, also winning last year.
The team faced off against three teams in the preliminary rounds on Friday and Saturday. McKinney played Coppell in game one. Coppell scored first, but McKinney High’s Ross Hoppe scored three minutes later to tie the game. The game remained tied until eight minutes into the third period when Zak Albers gave McKinney the lead. That opened the floodgates, with Jim Kavulich of McKinney Boyd scoring a minute later and Zak Albers scoring again with six minutes left. The final score was McKinney 4, Coppell 1.
In game two, Frisco scored in the first period. McKinney High’s Will Anderson scored to tie the game four minutes into the second period. The score remained tied through the remaining thirty minutes of regulation and then five minutes of overtime. McKinney ultimately lost in the seventh round of a shootout, but picked up a point in the standings.
In game three, McKinney Boyd’s Chris Campanini scored in the first period to give McKinney the lead. Zak Albers scored five minutes in the second to put McKinney up two-nothing. Plano West scored three minutes later, but McKinney High’s Garrett Jackson scored seventy seconds after that to put McKinney back up by two. Trevor McLain, a Prosper High student and the only non-McKinney ISD zoned student on the team, scored an empty net goal with three and a half minutes left in the game.
With the game-three win, McKinney secured a spot in the State Championship Game. When Frisco lost in overtime to Coppell, McKinney secured the number one seed based on points.
In the State Championship Game, McKinney got a rematch against Frisco. In that game, Frisco took the lead eight minutes into the first period. McKinney Boyd’s Jim Kavulich scored a power play goal with a minute and thirty-four seconds left in the first period to tie the game. Trevor McLain and McKinney Boyd’s Kyle Hogue assisted on the goal. Frisco dominated play for much of the second period, but only managed to score one goal. During the much needed second intermission break, McKinney was able to regroup and take over in the third period. Jim Kavulich scored his second goal of the game two minutes into the third period to tie the game. McKinney North’s Ethan McKinley assisted on the goal.
The Championship Game remained tied after 51 minutes of regulation play, causing the game to be decided in overtime. During overtime, McKinney Boyd’s Landon Brower turned away many Frisco shots. Four minutes into overtime, the puck travelled along the boards behind the net to Zak Albers. Albers passed the puck back to McKinney Boyd’s Jacob Reynolds who was skating behind Frisco’s net. Reynolds quickly passed the puck to McKinney North’s Will Anderson, who was above the goal crease. Anderson’s one-timer beat the goalie and caused a McKinney celebration to erupt on the ice and in the stands.
Landon Brower, a junior at McKinney Boyd, led all goalies in the tournament, earning three wins and only allowing five goals to be scored. He had the lowest goals against average (1.20) among all goalies in the tournament.
The McKinney Varsity team will now represent Texas in the USA Hockey High School Hockey National Tournament in Reston, Virginia, March 17-21, 2016.