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McKinney ISD High School Hockey Wins Varsity Gold Championship
03/24/2017
Congratulations to the McKinney ISD Varsity Gold team on winning...
McKinney North Stars Spring Development Camp
03/14/2017
The McKinney North Stars invite current hockey players to attend...
McKinney North Stars 2017-18 Coaches
03/14/2017
The McKinney North Stars are pleased to announce their head coaching...
Tryouts High School Summer League
03/13/2017
Tryouts for the McKinney summer teams will be Tuesday, April 4th...
McKinney ISD Hockey Banquet
03/13/2017
The Year-End Awards Banquet for the McKinney ISD Hockey Teams is...
North Stars Tryout Dates
03/13/2017
The tryout dates for the McKinney North Stars teams will be as follows: 18u...
Congratulations to 16u A for Advancing to Championship
03/12/2017
Congratulations to the 16u A McKinney North Stars team for advancing...
Congratulations to Our Teams Making the Playoffs
02/27/2017
Congratulations to the four McKinney North Stars teams finishing...
Celebrating the Life of Ethan May
02/26/2017
Thank you to everyone who came out yesterday to help the McKinney...
McKinney North Stars 14u A Team Wins Tournament
02/25/2017
The McKinney North Stars 14u A team won the Top Shelf Hockey...
McKinney North Stars 16u A Wins 2nd Tournament
02/25/2017
The McKinney North Stars 16u A team won its second tournament of...
McKinney North Stars 10u A Win Dream Catcher Tourney
12/18/2016
The McKinney North Stars 10u A team went undefeated in four games...
12u AA Wins Winged Warrior AA Tournament
11/08/2016
Congrats to the McKinney North Stars 12U AA for winning the Winged...
McKinney North Stars 10u AA Win FL Tourney
10/15/2016
Congrats to the McKinney North Stars 10U AA for winning the aptly...
McKinney North Stars 16U A Wins Texas Shootout
09/05/2016
Congratulations to the McKinney North Stars 16U A team for winning...
Gone But Not Forgotten - Ethan May
06/14/2016
    Ethan Memorial Video from Greg Jensen on...
 
McKinney ISD High School Hockey Wins Varsity Gold Championship

Congratulations to the McKinney ISD Varsity Gold team on winning the AT&T Metroplex High School Hockey League's Varsity Gold Division on March 23, 2017.  This is the first time in the club or league's twenty year history that McKinney has won the Varsity Gold division for the Fall-Winter season.  

The team finished in third place during the regular season, 12 points out of first and 4 points out of second. The team had to defeat Jesuit on Monday and 2nd seed Coppell, which it did in both games 5 to 2. Frisco defeated Keller 4 to 1 on Tuesday to set up the championship game. Frisco came into the game having won 22 straight games, including a 2-1 win over McKinney in the State Championship Game on January 29th.

In the championship game, McKinney scored 1:09 into the game off of a powerplay shot by Alex Parisi that was set up by Kyle Hogue. The score remained 1 nothing McKinney through the second period. In the third, Frisco scored two goals in the first 2:04 of the period to take a 2-1 lead.  Kyle Mills scored a minute later to tie the game again.  With 7:42 left in the 3rd, McKinney's Patrick Conway scored off a nice pass from Tyler Valdron to retake the lead. Frisco tied it up with 6:40 left. The game eventually went to overtime.

Jim Kavulich scored the overtime winner for McKinney 5:40 into the 15 minute overtime period, setting off a mad dash and celebration. Landon Brower stopped 28 shots to secure the win in net.

The team has also been invited to USA Hockey's National High School Tournament in Cleveland, Ohio, which will begin on March 30th.  The league win was a wonderful close to local play during a season that required the team to overcome a lot of adversity. 


by posted 03/24/2017
McKinney North Stars Spring Development Camp

The McKinney North Stars invite current hockey players to attend its Spring Development Camp. Designed mainly for travel hockey players and those players looking to make a travel team for the 2017-18 season, this camp combines skill sessions, with full-ice games with refs, and half-ice games with half-ice boards to provide a good combination of player development and fun.

The camp runs from April 8 to May 21.  All sessions are at the McKinney DrPepper StarCenter.  The camp features single camp groups for the 10u age group and for the 18u age group.  There are two camp groups each for the 12u, 14u and 16u groups. 

The sessions will be run by the McKinney North Stars head coaches for each team in that age group, with the head coaches for the 12u, 14u, and 16u age groups participating in both camp groups.  12u, 14u, and 16u players may register for either group until a group becomes full.  Space is limited.

The 18u camp run by Ryan McLean features 12 sessions, which will combine skill development, small area games, and scrimmages.  The other age groups feature 8 skills sessions per group (Group 1 or Group 2), plus 3 half-ice games, 3 full-ice games, and one combined small areas game session. The full-ice, half-ice games and small areas games sessions for 12u, 14u, and 16u are a combined session for that age's Group 1 and Group 2.

This year the club has added a goalie element, which features five session for all goalies and two sessions for 10u and 12u goalies only and two sessions for 14u, 16u and 18u goalies. Goalie sessions will be run by Thomas Speer and his group of coaches. In addition, goalies may participate in the skater skill development sessions and games.

Please click below on the relevant age group for a listing of the camp schedule for that group.

18u (1999-2000 Birthyears)

16u (2001-2002 Birthyears)

14u (2003-2004 Birthyears)

12u (2005-2006 Birthyears)

10u (2007-2008 Birthyears)

Goalie Only Sessions

The cost of the camp is:

18u Skaters - $350, includes 12 sessions

16u, 14u, 12u, and 10u skaters - $399, includes 15 total sessions (group skills sessions, small area games session, full-ice games, and half-ice games)

Goalies - $325, includes 7 goalie only sessions and the participation in the skater skills sessions and games for appropriate age group

Space Is Limited

Click Here to Register a Skater

Click Here to Register a Goalie


by posted 03/14/2017
McKinney North Stars 2017-18 Coaches

The McKinney North Stars are pleased to announce their head coaching staff for the 2017-18 season. The McKinney North Stars had an outstanding 2016-17 season, which featured a significant amount of additional practice ice for all McKinney North Stars teams, four teams making the DSTHL playoffs, and tournament wins by five McKiinney North Stars teams. We will build upon that success with some outstanding returning coaches and some great additions. 

Tryouts will be in June. The McKinney North Stars camp will start in April and each team will also have meet the coach skates. All program details for the 2017-18 season will be published prior to tryouts.

If you have any questions, please contact the coaches directly or our Hockey Director, Lucas Reid, at lreid@dallasstars.com or 214-929-3683. Click on the coaches name for their bio.

18u AA - Ryan McLean, mclean21lessons@hotmail.com, 469-525-1985

16u AA - Michael Bugbee, mbbugbee@gmail.com; 469-371-9927

16u A - Joseph Blaznek, joemblaz18@yahoo.com, 734-649-3603

14u AA - Joseph Blaznek, joemblaz18@yahoo.com, 734-649-3603

14u A - Robert Chapman, bobby.chapman13@gmail.com, 419-360-3719

12u AA - Yuriy Melnyky_melnyk@yahoo.com, 863-207-0603

12u A - Joel Plattner, jplattne@yahoo.com, 469-396-8376

10u AA - Yuriy Melnyk, y_melnyk@yahoo.com, 863-207-0603

10u A - Thomas Joyce, tcjoyce1915@hotmail.com, 972-900-9169

 

Strength and Conditioning Coach - Cosmo Clarke and Clarke Athletics

Skating Coach - Luke Chilcott, britblades@gmail.com; 469-733-8390

Goalie Coach - Thomas Speer, thomasspeer8@gmail.com; 608-359-9491

 


by posted 03/14/2017
Tryouts High School Summer League

Tryouts for the McKinney summer teams will be Tuesday, April 4th at 7:30 p.m. Tryouts will occur at the McKinney StarCenter.  

Click here to register for the tryouts.  If you have a conflict with the tryout date but would still like to play, please register and then send an email to Jay Ray at jayeray@tx.rr.com explaining the conflict.

Tryouts are open to all 2017-18 seventh through twelfth grade students (birthyears 1999-2004) who will attend a McKinney ISD school or who are zoned to attend a McKinney ISD school but are home schooled or attend another school that does not have a hockey team.  In addition, players from other schools who were previously assigned to a McKinney team by the league are also permitted to tryout. Please note that the player must have been born in 2004 or earlier. 7th grade students born in 2005 are not eligible to participate because high school hockey includes checking. Incomign 8th and 7th grade students are only allowed to play JV.

The season will begin April 30th and finish in late July.  All games will be on Sunday afternoon or evening (3:30 p.m. or later).  The season will feature one practice and ten regular season games.

McKinney will have at least one JV and one Varsity team.  Additional teams may be added depending upon registrations. 

The cost for playing has not been finalized yet. It is estimated that the cost will be around $350 for Varsity and $300 for JV.  These amounts could change (less expensive) once we have a better estimate of the number of teams and players.  As in previous seasons, goalies may play for free.

If you have any questions, please direct them to Jay Ray at jayeray@tx.rr.com. 


by posted 03/13/2017
McKinney ISD Hockey Banquet

The Year-End Awards Banquet for the McKinney ISD Hockey Teams is Sunday, April 23rd, from 6:00-8:30 p.m. The banquet will be held at the Eldorado Country Club, 2604 Country Club Dr., McKinney, Texas.

The banquet is free for all McKinney high school players and coaches. Tickets for parents and guests are $35.00.  The banquet includes dinner.

To register, please click here.

If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Naphan at andrea@naphan.com.


by posted 03/13/2017
North Stars Tryout Dates

The tryout dates for the McKinney North Stars teams will be as follows:

18u AA - June 17

16u AA - June 17

16u A - June 18

14u AA - June 10

14u A - June 17

12u AA - June 10

12u A - June 17

10u AA - June 10

10u A - June 17

Specific times and details regarding tryouts will be posted in late May or early June. Check back later.


by McKinney Ice Hockey Association posted 03/13/2017
Congratulations to 16u A for Advancing to Championship

Congratulations to the 16u A McKinney North Stars team for advancing to the DSTHL Championship Finals.  The team advanced by defeating the Texas Jr. Stars in the semi-final round of the playoffs 3-1 and 3-0.  

In the championship round, the team defeated DJHA 3 to 2 in game one before falling in the final two games 3-2 and 2-1.  It was a fabulous series, which saw two teams that faced each other 7 times in the regular seasons and playoffs in games that were all decided by one goal--McKinney North Stars won 3 and DJHA won 4.

Congratulations to the team for very successful season, which saw the team finish as runner-up in the league playoffs and win two tournaments during the season.


by mckinney ice hockey association posted 03/12/2017
Congratulations to Our Teams Making the Playoffs

Congratulations to the four McKinney North Stars teams finishing in the top four in league play, thereby qualifying them for the playoffs. The best of three semi-final round series will be played March 4-5, 2017.

16u A vs. Texas Jr. Stars (Playing at NYTEX)

14u AA vs. DJHA (Playing at Euless)

12U A vs. HC Dallas (Playing at McKinney)

10u A vs. HC Dallas (Playing at McKinney)

Good luck to all four teams. Congratulations and thank you to all of the McKinney North Stars teams for an excellent season.


by posted 02/27/2017
Celebrating the Life of Ethan May

Thank you to everyone who came out yesterday to help the McKinney North Stars celebrate the life of Ethan May and our friendship with Ethan and his family. Ethan was a player on the 14u AA McKinney North Stars team last year and a long-time Texas Aces player before that. He was a good friend to the players on our 16u A team, as well as of the players on the DJHA 16u A team. A special thank you to the DJHA 16u A for joining with us in celebrating Ethan.


by posted 02/26/2017
McKinney North Stars 14u A Team Wins Tournament

The McKinney North Stars 14u A team won the Top Shelf Hockey Tournament over President's Day weekend.  The team started the tournament with a 9 nothing win over San Antonio. The team followed that up with a 5 nothing win over the KC Mavs. The team suffered its only loss the next day with a 4 to 5 loss to HC Dallas.

In the semi-final game against San Antonio, the team out shot San Antonio 43 to 8, but had to fight until the end to win the game. San Antonio took the lead midway through the second.  With 2:30 left in the game, Jake Arnold scored the tying goal.  With 11 seconds left in the game, Andres Mendez scored the game winner.

In the championship game, the team defeated HC Dallas 5 to 2.

 


by posted 02/25/2017
McKinney North Stars 16u A Wins 2nd Tournament

The McKinney North Stars 16u A team won its second tournament of the season during the President's Day Top Shelf Tournament in North Richland Hills.  The team went undefeated in the tournament, defeating all five teams in the tournament. The team defeated the San Antonio Rampage 3 nothing in the Championship Game. The team outscored its opponents 31 to 6.


by mckinney ice hockey association posted 02/25/2017
McKinney North Stars 10u A Win Dream Catcher Tourney

The McKinney North Stars 10u A team went undefeated in four games December 16-18, 2016, in Tulsa to win the Squirt A Division of the Big Bear Dream Catcher Tournament.  In the final game, the team defeated the Pond Hockey Club Mallards 2 to 1 to secure the championship.


by posted 12/18/2016
12u AA Wins Winged Warrior AA Tournament

Congrats to the McKinney North Stars 12U AA for winning the Winged Warrior Hockey Tournament in Indianapolis Indiana.

 

The team started with a 6-0 win against the Chicago Hawks, with Ryan Foto in net.  The first game on Saturday resulted in a 3-1 victory over the Indian Hills Winter Club with Jacob Smith in net.  The 2nd game was a decisive win against the Meremac Sharks.  The North Stars won 8-2, with both goalies sharing time in the net.  In the first 3 games, Jud Criss scored 9 goals and Carson Spear scored 5 goals.  Other goals were credited to Daniel Sullivan, Cameron Constantino and Andrew Itscovitch.

 

The finals saw a rematch against the Meremac Sharks on Sunday morning.  The North Stars drew first blood with a bomber from the blue line by defender Andrew Intscovitch, but the Sharks soon answered with a goal of their own.  Before the 1st period was out though, both Cameron Constantino and Finn Avis put pucks in the net, and the North Stars were up 3-1.  Unfortunately in the 2nd period, the North Stars let the Sharks creep back in and went into the 3rd period tied at 3 a piece.  With 2:30 left in the 3rd period, Carson Spear buried the puck in the back of the net to give the North Stars the lead again.  Cameron Constantino gave us one more before the period was over to give the team a 5-3 victory.  Both Jacob Smith and Ryan Foto spent time in net on the championship game.  Carson Spear was named tournament MVP. 


by mckinney ice hockey association posted 11/08/2016
McKinney North Stars 10u AA Win FL Tourney

Congrats to the McKinney North Stars 10U AA for winning the aptly named Eye of the Storm Tournament in Tampa over the Columbus Day weekend.  

 

The team won all 4 games in the tournament against teams from across Florida.  They started out with a 5-2 win over the Miami Toros on Friday, and wrapped up the preliminary round with a 4-2 win over the Brandon Jr. Bulls and an 8-3 win over the Tampa Bay Jr. Lightning on Saturday.

 

The finals saw a rematch against the Miami Toros on Sunday morning.  The team started off flat and was down 2-0 early in the second period.  Connor Munro got the team on the board at the 8:00 mark of the second period and Deven Hikspoors tied it with 56 seconds left in the period.  The Toros retook the lead early in the third only to see Hudson Morris tie it again with just over 10 minutes left to play.  That’s the way the game stayed until overtime when Deven Hikspoors put in a rebound off an Ashton Kahn shot with 3:45 left to play to give the North Stars the title.  Nate McAlpine got the win in net and Deven Hikspoors was named tournament MVP.

 


by McKinney Ice Hockey Association posted 10/15/2016
McKinney North Stars 16U A Wins Texas Shootout

Congratulations to the McKinney North Stars 16U A team for winning the Dallas Stars' Texas Shootout over Labor Day weekend.  The team, coached by Joe Blaznek and Michael Bugbee, consists of returning McKinney North Stars players from three different teams, as well as a number of new North Stars players. 

Playing in their first game ever as a group, the team started the tournament with a strong 4 nothing win over the San Antonio Jr. Rampage.  The team followed that up with a 3 nothing win over the Houston Wild. The team continued its winning way with a 3 nothing win over the Texas Jr. Stars.  The team's goalies, Weston Walker and Nahuel Veyan, combined for 136 minutes of shutout hockey.

In the final preliminary round game, the team lost to HC Dallas 2 nothing, but advanced to the Championship Game as the number two seed off the first tournament tiebreaker--fewest goals allowed.

The Championship Game featured a rematch with HC Dallas. HC Dallas started the scoring midway through the first, but Bobby Bernier tied it one minute into the second period. HC Dallas retook the lead three minutes later, but Heath Petersen scored from the point to tie the game with two minutes left in the second period.  Peyton Chapa scored off a pass from Zachary Warhoftig to give McKinney the lead with six minutes left and Cliff Haskin scored with 3:46 left to make it a two goal lead. Weston Walker got the win in net, but it was a strong team effort.

Other McKinney North Stars teams also had good tournament performances, including the 14U AA team, which went 3-1-0 but missed out on the championship game on the first tiebreaker.


by posted 09/05/2016
Gone But Not Forgotten - Ethan May

 

 

Ethan Memorial Video from Greg Jensen on Vimeo.

 

McKinney North Stars Family:
 
It is with the heaviest of hearts that we report that Ethan May--a North Star Bantam AA player last year--has passed away surrounded by the love, prayer, and support of his family, teammates, and friends.  
 
Ethan collapsed while running Sunday and despite the efforts of his friends, family and medical personnel was not able to ultimately recover. This is a horrible and tragic time for our North Stars family. 

Thank you to everyone who has surrounded the May family with love. 
 
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family with their expenses during this time.  If you are able to contribute to help the family, please click here
 

Do not judge a biography by it’s length,
Nor by the number of pages in it.
Judge it by the richness of it’s contents

Sometimes those unfinished are among the most poignant

Do not judge a song by it’s duration
Nor by the number of it’s notes
Judge it by the way it touches and lifts the soul

Sometimes those unfinished are among the most beautiful

And when something has enriched your life
And when it’s melody lingers on in your heart
Is it unfinished?
Or is it endless?


Our families and our boys have suffered an unimaginable loss. As we get more information about arrangements, we will share. 

 

 


by posted 06/14/2016
   
 
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