It was a fabulous weekend for the club at the Texas Shootout. We won two of the five divisions you are competing in, finish second in two others, and barely lost in the semi-final round of the fifth division. We were one of only two clubs to win more than one division and we had the second most teams in championship games. So, great weekend and we will continue to do better. We appreciate all the fans that came out to support the players.
Midget Minor dominated the Silver Division this weekend, going undefeated in its five games. The team outscored its opponents 28 to 6 and out shot their opponents 207 to 72.
The Squirt team also dominated the Silver Division and went undefeated. The team outscored its opponents 48 to 9 and out shot their opponents 192 to 66.
Bantam Major dominated in the preliminary round, allowing only one goal and outscoring their opponents by 37 to 9. It ran up against a tough tournament schedule for the semis and championship round when kids basically had four hours sleep Sunday night. Despite that, they persevered and won in a shootout in the semis and almost overcame a 3 nothing deficit in the 3rd of the championship game.
Midget Major also came in second, outscoring its opponents 14 to 12. Other than its two losses, it outshot its opponents by a large margin.
The Pee Wee team almost put the Lightning in the championship game for all 5 divisions, losing by one goal in the semis. The team scored three goals in the third to erase a 3 nothing deficit and tie the game, but the Elite scored in the final minute to get the win.
Highlights from the Squirt team's Championship win are below.
Skate with MHA 08/01/2014 Thanks to all our player and parents that came out to participate...
High School Hockey 2014 Leveling Showcase
It was a fun weekend of high school hockey at the Leveling Showcase.
The McKinney Varsity team won all three of its games, defeating Denton County 8 to 1, Allen 3 to 1, and Coppell 5 to 3.
The McKinney JV Gold team defeated Birdville 5 to 3, and then lost two close ones against Keller and Lovejoy, which were the only two teams to go undefeated in the division this weekend.
The McKinney JV Silver team, sporting a lot of 8th graders and first time high school players, had a great weekend. The team defeated Plano Senior 4 to 3 and Allen 3 to 1. The team was trailing Jesuit 3 to 1 with two minutes to play, but a goal by Everett Beavers and then one by Keiran Naphan, with 10 seconds left, sent the game to a shootout. Although the team lost in the shootout, the last minute comeback was exciting. Highlights from the JV Silver team's win against Allen are included below.
Thanks to all our player and parents that came out to participate in our annual skate the kids living in McKinney Housing Authority residences. Through your efforts we were able to provide an enjoyable time on the ice for a bunch of little ones who have not ever (or very often) been on the ice.
Our players and parents help to set up party rooms so that we could sever pizza, cupcakes and some drinks before the events. Our players then helped the kids to tie their skates and to get around the ice. By the end, some of the kids were flying around the rink, even if it was only with the assistance of some strong hockey players to help keep them up.
It is always a great event.
Special thanks to the DrPepper StarCenter in McKinney for supporting the event with free usage of the party rooms and free skate rentals and public skates for the participants.