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11-2-0 Weekend 10/23/2014 The Club went 11-2-0 this week. The high school teams were...
Lightning Teams Win 7 of 8 Out of Town Games
One of Two Broken Arms For Weekend - But Isaac's Tough
Although not a perfect weekend, it was another very good one for the club. That started with the Lightning teams winning 7 of their 8 out of town games this weekend.
Midget Major won three games in Houston. They had a hard fought battle with the Texas Jr. Stars in game one, winning 1 nothing on a goal by Ibrahim Yaseen and outshooting Austin by a large margin. They started Sunday morning off with a nice 6 nothing win over BAHHA. They completed the weekend with a 1 nothing shootout win over the Texas Jr. Stars, with Luke LeBlanc and Cameron Faranetta scoring in the shootout. Solomon was in net for the last game.
Midget Minor let it be known that they are the first place team, defeating the team that was in first place before this weekend 8 nothing and 4 nothing. In the first game against the Wild, Miles Allsopp-Shiner scored twice, and single goals were tallied by Jacob Branson, Cole McFarland, Alex Parisi, Nicholas Lazzaro, and Eric Eaton. Shots were 44-9 McKinney. In the second game, the team won 4 nothing, with Kyle McEnany and Nichoals Lazzaro getting two goals apiece.
The other team out of town had a mixed weekend. The team came out on top in 2 of its 3 games, but lost two players to broken arms during their first shift of the first game. The first game was a very physical game against the Texas Jr. Stars in Austin with both teams hitting hard. Jack Eaton came up big—scoring 5 goals—and Keiran Naphan got another to give the team a 6 to 1 win. Sean Triece got the win. The next day, the team started out a little timid after the rough game the day before and the fact that most of the San Antonio kids were about a foot and a half taller. Sean did his best to keep the team in the game, but the Lightning did not have a lot of quality scoring chances. Noah Schleicher scored on a penalty shot in the third to make it a one goal game. Although the team had a couple chances to tie the game, it ended up losing to a very good San Antonio team 3 to 1. This ended the team’s win streak at 8.
The team went back to the hotel for a second breakfast and came back to play San Antonio again two hours later. Joshua Pafford started the scoring with a shorthanded goal, but San Antonio tied it up. Robbie Sours scored on a perfectly placed shot, but San Antonio tied it up again. The team took a 4-3 lead after goals by Jack Eaton and Alex James. Jack scored again (his 7th goal of the weekend), but San Antonio scored to keep the lead at one. Noah Schleicher scored 15 seconds later to make it 6 to 4 McKinney. San Antonio pulled their goalie and scored with 39 seconds left to play, but Bantam Minor held on to win 6 to 5. Andy Pottinger got the win in net. The team remains in first place and is only two regulation wins away from mathematically securing a spot in the semi-finals of the playoffs.
Back home, the Squirts had a tough loss to Tulsa. The team took a 2 nothing lead in the first off of goals by Evan Raines, but Tulsa scored three (1 powerplay goal and 2 shorties) to take the lead. Ian Chang scored to tie it in the third, but Tulsa scored with less than four minutes to play for the win. This was the first league loss for the team.
Pee Wee won one and lost one this weekend, but remain in 2nd place in their division. On Saturday the team lost to the first place Oilers 6 nothing. On Sunday the team battled back from a 2 goal deficit to defeat a good Brahmas team 3 to 2. CJ Bachman scored on a powerplay and then assisted on a Joseph Bruszer goal to tie it. Bruszer scored a powerplay goal with just over a minute left to play to secure the win. Ethan Filippo got the win in net.
On the high school front, the Varsity team extended its win streak to 5 with a 4 to 2 win over Frisco. Both Kavulich twins scored, as did Will Anderson and Brendon McMahon. Daniel Mignault got the win in net.
JV Gold defeated Birdville 5 to 3 to keep its spot in first place. Jack Rohwer scored two and Cameron Williams, Kyle Mills and Eric Hagood each scored. Mills had three assists and Kevin Miller had two assists. Troupe Shelton got the win. JV Silver had a 6 nothing loss to one of the top teams in the Silver division.
Bantam Minor extended its win streak to 7 games with two victories this weekend. On Saturday the team defeated the Imperials 8 to 3. Brown had two goals and DeHaven, Lawler, Sours, Bonneau, Naphan and Eaton had one each. Pottinger got the win in net. On Sunday, the team defeated the Dallas Oilers 5 to 1. Jack Eaton got two and Naphan, Bonneau and Schleicher got one. Triece got the win in net. The team is in first place in its division.
Bantam Major picked up 7 points this week in league play. On Wednesday, the team was trailing DJHA 3 to 1 after two periods, but came back to tie it off of two goals by Tyler Jensen. The team ultimately lost in a shootout. On Saturday, the team defeated the Tulsa Oilers 8 nothing. Kale had two goals and Gurman, Modene, Enloe, Sinclair, Rosenfeld and Jensen had one each. Biks with the shutout win in net. On Sunday, the team defeated Tulsa again; this time 13 to 1. Gurman, Erdman, Klose, and Hirschy had two goals apiece and Franks, Lefkof, Rosenfeld, Steen and Girardi had one goal each. Canning with the win.
Pee Wee defeated Houston Wild twice this weekend. On Saturday, the team won 6 to 4. Bruszer started the scoring, but the Wild tied it. Miles and Helm then scored, but the Wild scored two to tie it. Bachman gave the Lightning the lead after two, but the Wild tied it again. Galvin scored the game winner with just over 4 minutes left and Beadles added an insurance goal with 1:45 left. Attanasio and Filippo both played in net. On Sunday, the team won 3 to 1. CJ Bachman had two goals and Gage Brown added one with two minutes remaining. Filippo got the win in net.
Midget Major defeated the HC Dallas U18 AA team for the second time this year. The Lightning won 3 to 1 this time.
Midget Minor dropped its first league game this year, losing 3 to 1 to the Americans.
High School Game Update
Varsity improved to 4-1-0 with a 6 nothing win over Denton County. McKinley had two, LeBlanc, Jim Kavulich, Tilley and Naphan had one each. Mignault with the win in net.
JV Gold defeated Marcus 5 to 3. Kevin Miller had two goals and Williams, Valdron and Novosel each had one. Shelton with the win. The team still leads the JV Gold Division. JV Silver fell to Jesuit 4-0.
It was a fabulous weekend for the Lightning in DSTHL play. Lightning teams won all 6 league games this weekend. Bantam Minor led the charge, winning two games against the Imperials in Sugarland. The team won game won 8 to 2 and game two 7 to 1. The team then drove to Austin and defeated the Texas Jr. Stars 3 nothing on Sunday morning. The team extended its win streak to 5 games.
Midget Major won two games in Austin. On Saturday, the team defeated the Texas Jr. Stars 5 to 2. On Sunday, the team defeated BAHHA 4 to 0.
Midget Minor extended its league undefeated streak to 6 games with a 7 to 1 victory over the Dallas Oilers.
The Squirts and Pee Wees traveled to Chicago for some high level hockey. Pee Wee played in the top of three pee wee divisions. It started the tournament with a 6 to 1 loss to the Chicago Hawks. The next day it bounced back with a strong 6 to 2 win over St. Clair Shores Saints. It then battled the Barrie Colts (Canadians). The team played hard, but ended up losing 3 to 1. The next day, it defeated the Saints for a second time, this time by 8 to 3.
The Squirt team had to play 3 different Canadian teams in the top of two squirt divisions. The team struggled late in the game with the Richmond Hill Stars, losing 7 to 3. They then battled Sarnia Jr Sting to the end, losing 5 to 4. The team then had to play an outstanding team from Greater London, which would go on to win the tournament, and lost 8 to 2. In a consolation game, the team lost 5 to 3 to Sarnia.
On the high school side, Varsity defeated Allen 8 to 2. All 10 goals were scored by MIHC players. JV Gold dropped its first game of the season, losing to Coppell in a shootout. JV Silver, which was shorthanded and tired after most players had multiple games out of town, lost to Plano Sr.’s only team this year 7 to 0.
In St. Louis, the Bantam Major team won the AA division of the Rolling Thunder Tournament. The team started the tournament with a 5 to 2 win over the Twin Bridges Lightning. On Saturday, the team defeated the Maulers 3 to 1 and then tied the Chesterfield Falcons AA team 1-1. Needing a win or tie on Sunday morning to advance to the championship game, the team defeated the Hoffman Estates Wolf Pack 4 nothing. In a rematch with the Falcons in the Championship Game, the team won 4 nothing to bring home the banner.
In Vegas, the Midget Minor team dominated. On Friday, the team defeated Mission AZ Ice White 4 to 1 and the Redwood City Black Stars 6 to 1. The next day, the team defeated the Nevada Storm 7 to 1 and the AHU White Knights 8 nothing. In the Gold Medal game, the team defeated the Storm 4 nothing. Right now, this team is 14-2-1 and has outscored its opponents 86 to 26.
Midget Major came up short in its attempt to make it to the championship round, but had a good weekend. The team started the tournament with a 1-1 tie with the Jaguars, who would finish second. They then defeated the Spirit 4 to 1 and the Spartans 5 to 2. In the semi-final round, the team lost to the Jaguars 6 to 3.
Bantam Minor got in the win column after some near misses. The team played strong and defeated the Dallas Oilers 5 to 1. Goals were scored by Brown, Eaton, James, Lawler, and Pafford, with Lawler, Schleicher, Brown, Pafford, and Wieland getting assists. Pottinger got the win in net.
Pee Wee won one and lost one. On Saturday, the team played the Elite hard but lost 4 to 2. On Sunday, the team played DJHA for the first time, winning 6 to 4. Ian Lotz got two goals, Isaac Lerma scored one. CJ Bachman scored on a penalty shot. Joseph Bruszer scored on a powerplay and Beck Pettijohn scored a shorty. Great win for the team.
In high school, Varsity defeated Mansfield 2 nothing. Aidan Everett and Jimmy Kavulich scored. Brower got the win in net. JV Silver lost to Mansfield.
JV Gold defeated Flower Mound 7 to 5 to improve to 2-0-0. Kevin Miller, Kyle Mills and Levi Vogel started the scoring. Levi would add two more for a trick, Kevin Miller would score his second, and John Novosel would score one. Flower Mound would score 3 in the final five minutes, but the team held on for the win. Troupe Shelton got the win in net.
The Club went 11-2-0 this week. The high school teams were a perfect 3-0-0 and the Lightning teams were 8-2-0.
Varsity was short 5 skaters this week, but still managed a 2 nothing win over Keller. Jim Kavulich (Boyle and McMahon) and Garrett Jackson (LeBlanc & someone). Daniel Mignault got the shutout win.
JV Goal defeated Frisco 2 nothing to stay undefeated in the regular season. Cameron Williams (Vogel) and Tyler Valdron (Novosel) scored. Joseph Reynolds got the shutout win.
JV Silver got its first regular season win of the season, defeating Mid-Cities 4 to 3 in a shootout. The team took a 1 nothing lead off a goal by Devin Lawler (Alshara, Wieland). Mid-Cities scored two to take the lead, but Everett Brown scored two goals (J. Kirkconnell and Seibert) to take the lead in the third. Sean Triece had an amazing game in net. Mid-Cities #87 was destined to have a nightmare about Sean given that Sean stopped him on about 6 breakaways, but a perfectly placed shot with one second to play gave him a little redemption. In the shootout, Sean stopped two and Cam Seibert and Damian Christensen scored two for the win.
On the Lightning side, the Squirts continued to dominate. On Saturday, they defeated the Oilers 5 to 1 with Maggart, Lotz, Williams, Raines and Spear getting goals and Smith the win in net. On Sunday, they defeated the Americans 8 nothing. Raines had 3. Mannka had 2, Spear, Lotz and Moisan added one. My favorite moment of the game was when Mannka shot the puck and it was basically going into a wide open net. Spear stopped it right before it went over the line, pulled it back, waited a second, and then shot it in himself and got the goal. He stopped all the fans mid-cheer and the ref with his arm halfway down. Got to love the squirts. I would have liked to have heard the conversation between those two buddies after that. Foto got the shutout win. The team is now 9-0-0 for the season.
The Midget Minors won three games to remain undefeated in league play. On Saturday, they went down one on the Americans, but Jacob Branson tied it in the second and Connor Blend and Cole McFarland (Lazzaro and Allsopp-Shiner) both scored in the third. Brent got the win. They ran into a hot goalie twice in two games against the Texas Jr. Stars, outshooting them 41-15 and 41-11, but barely winning. In the first game, they went down two nothing, but Allsopp-Shiner, Louis Espinosa (McLain) and Alex Parisi (Paris) scored in the second to take the lead. The Stars tied it, but Eric Eaton (Boyle) scored with a minute sixteen left for the win. Allred with the win in net. In the second game, Espinosa (McLain) started the scoring, but the Stars scored two to take the lead. As time ticked off in the third, things were looking bad because some amazing shots were not going in. Espinosa to the rescue, tying the game with 2 and half minutes left to send it to OT. In OT, Connor Blend scored the game winner (Lazaro, Espinosa). McIntyre with the win in net.
Bantam Major played three scrimmages this weekend against quality teams. Against DJHA’s AA team, the team had a challenging second period—allowing 5 goals—and lost 5 to 1, with Klose scoring the goal. In game two, the team defeated the Allen Americans 3 to 2 in OT. Tyler Jensen got the regulation goals and D.J. Girardi got the OT winner. I believe Biks was in net. In the final game, the team defeated DJHA’s 01 team 6 to 3 in a rematch of the Texas Shootout Championship Game. Not sure who got all the goals or was in net for that game.
Bantam Minor is officially on a win streak after defeating the Texas Jr. Stars 5 nothing. Joshua Pafford (Bonneau), Noah Schleicher (Petersen, Bonneau), Grayson Langlais (Eaton), Brendon Brown (James), and Jack Eaton (McLain, DeHaven) scored. Sean Triece got the shutout win.