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MVCHA’s Battle Of The Unbeatens Jr. Blues Have Strong Showing At NA3HL Showcase Hockey Community Mourns The Loss Of Frank Ferrara NHL Ratifies New Collective Bargaining Agreement Community Grieves Tragic Death Of Young Teen MYHockey Rankings - Local Teams In Top 100

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St. Louis Blues 8 Mascot Louie Nominated For Award 8 Mid-States Coaches’ Poll #4 8 Novak and Kuster Named USHL’s Players Of The Week 10 St. Charles Chill Announce Sean Ferrell Assistant Coach 10

STANDINGS USHL NAHL NA3HL MNJHL Chesterfield Ice Zone

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HOCKEY STOP MVCHA’s Battle Of The Unbeatens… Edwardsville Outlasts O’Fallon

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by Pete Hayes - The Telegraph

EAST ALTON – While preparing his unbeaten team for Tuesday’s showdown with undefeated O’Fallon, Edwardsville hockey coach Jason Walker stressed the need for his Tigers to respect the Panthers. That speech needed just a tweak between the first and second periods. But it was enough to propel Edwardsville to a 4-2 Mississippi Valley Club Hockey Association Class 2A victory before a nearly packed house at the East Alton Ice Arena. “They might have respected them a little too much in the first period,” Walker said. “I thought we had a bad first period, but once we stopped sitting back and letting them take the game to us, we did OK.” The victory leaves Edwardsville as the MVCHA’s only undefeated team at 13-0. O’Fallon’s first defeat of the season gives it a 9-1 mark. After a lackluster scoreless first period that saw only three shots by each team as well as three penalties, Edwardsville woke up. The Tigers punched in a pair of goals early in the second period to go ahead 2-0. Cory Johnson scored from an assist from David Mooshegian just 38 seconds into the second period. Then with 9:28 left, Jon Weisner scored a wraparound goal after pouncing on a rebound off a shot by Johnson. O’Fallon’s Zach Jordan cut the Edwardsville lead in half when he scored with 3:03 left in the second. Late in the second period, the Tigers killed off a fourminute, 5-on3 advantage for O’Fallon after a pair of Edwardsville penalties. “Killing off that 5-on-3 was huge,” Walker said. “Our guys did everything

they were supposed to do and we got out of it.” Not so on a four-minute Panthers power play early in the third period. After a pair of two-minute penalties put the Tigers behind the 8-ball for four more minutes, they nearly killed it off – but not quite. But Jordan scored his second goal of the game with 35 seconds left in the power-play opportunity to get O’Fallon with 3-2 with 8:12 left in the game. That goal came after Johnson had given the Tigers a 3-1 lead at 12:47 of the third when he knocked in a rebound out of midair after an initial save on a shot by Marhsall Gevers. With 1:48 remaining, O’Fallon’s Rubin Chavarria had a breakaway, but the Tigers’ Mooshegian slapped the puck away at the last second as they collided near the EHS goal. Mooshegian was called for a penalty on the play, setting up a Panther power play the last 1:48 of the game. But Edwardsville staved off the threat and got a short-handed into an empty net in the closing seconds. “This was a big win for us,” Walker said. “We knew if we wanted to be the best team in the league, we would have to compete with and be able to beat O’Fallon.” Edwardsville 4 – O’Fallon 2 O’Fallon 0 1 1 - 2 Edwardsville 0 2 2 - 4 First Period No scoring Second Period E – Johnson (Mooshegian) 12:22 E – Weisner (Johnson) 9:28 O – Jordan (Barrett, Graf) 3:02 Third Period E – Johnson (Gevers) 12:47 O – Jordan (Reherer) 8:12 E – Gevers (Grippi) 16.9 Totals: Shots: Edwardsville 25, O’Fallon 18. Penalties: Edwardsville 6, O’Fallon 4.

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St. Louis Jr. Blues Have Strong Showing At NA3HL Showcase St. Louis Jr. Blues Release

The St. Louis Jr. Blues traveled to Blaine, MN for their annual NA3HL Showcase. Playing four games in four days, the Jr. Blues “showcased” their young talent to the league, Tier I and II junior coaches/ scouts, as well as NCAA scouts. The Central Division and League leading Jr. Blues were an impressive 4-0 for the weekend, defeating the Toledo Cherokee, Metro Jets, Alexandria Blizzard, and Flint Jr. Generals. 95’ birth year forward, Cody Guidorzi was named the NA3HL 1st start of the week for his performance in Blaine. Guidorzi scored 5 goals, two of which were game winners, and added an assist, for a total of 8 points and a plus/minus of +7 in the four games. As impressive as the 4-0 showing at the showcase was the attention the young squad, predominantly made up of Midget aged players, garnered from the scouts in attendance. The main goal of the program is player devel-

opment and exposure, and this year’s team is right on track. Earlier this season, just prior to the start of the NA3HL league play, the Jr. Blues traveled to San Jose, CA with all of their Midget aged players to compete in the USHL Labor Day Shootout. In dominating fashion, the Jr. Blues won the tournament and out muscled and out shot their opponents on average of 3-1 throughout the event. The Jr. Blues look forward to the NA3HL’s second showcase in mid-February, where they will return to Blaine, MN to once again showcase their guys to the top coaches and scouts in the country. Currently the Jr. Blues are atop the entire NA3HL with a record of 27-2-1. Visit www.stljrblues.org for upcoming home games.

Hockey Community Mourns The Loss of St. Louis Hockey Hall of Famer, Frank Ferrara It is with much sadness that I report that Hall of Fame Inductee – Class of 2009, Frank Ferrara passed aw ay January 8, 2013 while surrounded by his wife and children. It was a courageous fight and he was a man of great humor, intellect and compassion, who had a joy for life. The St. Louis hockey community lost a leader and a man with a passion for amateur hockey. We are stronger because of him. And hopefully we will ‘Keep Smiling’ because of him. He will be missed. Please keep his family in your prayers. In lieu of flowers, and at the family’s request, please consider a donation to the St. Louis Amateur Hockey Hall of Fame. Services will be held at Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary on Chippewa in St. Louis on Friday, January 11 from 2 – 9 p.m. The funeral will be on Saturday, January 12 at 10 a.m. at Annunciation Catholic Church in Webster Groves.

NHL’s Board of Governors Ratifies New CBA NHL Release, January 9, 2013 - www.nhl.com NEW YORK -- The National Hockey League’s Board of Governors today ratified the terms of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement with the National Hockey League Players’ Association.

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Statement from Jeremy Jacobs, Boston Bruins Owner and Chairman of NHL Board of Governors NHL Release, January 9, 2013 - www.nhl.com NEW YORK -- Jeremy Jacobs, owner of the Boston Bruins and Chairman of the National Hockey League Board of Governors, today made the following statement announcing ratification of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement with the National Hockey League Players’ Association: “On behalf of the National Hockey League’s Board of Governors, I am pleased to report that today we unanimously voted to ratify a new Collective Bargaining Agreement with the National Hockey League Players’ Association. Which means, to our fans all around the globe, hockey is back. “This great game has been gone for far too long, and for that we are truly sorry. “The Board today also expressed its appreciation for the professionalism and commitment, to our clubs and to the sport, that Commissioner Bettman and Deputy Commissioner Daly displayed throughout

this difficult period. Gary, Bill and their staff worked tirelessly from long before the lockout began in an effort to reach a constructive conclusion. Gary and Bill have the complete and unconditional support of the Board – and our gratitude. “As our League moves toward what we know will be a period of growth for the sport, and a time of great excitement and entertainment for our fans, I would add the appreciation of the Board for the dedication the players showed during the negotiating process – and for their role in securing an agreement that will move the National Hockey League forward in the years ahead. There’s no doubt we all love this game. “Together our collective future is extremely bright. “Our only interest now is to look ahead and to focus on what this great game can provide to the best sports fans in the world.”


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MYHockey National Rankings as of January 9, 2013 Congratulations to all of the following local teams who cracked the Top 100 in the National Rankings…Complete rankings can be found at www.myhockeyrankings.com. Tier I – AAA

U18 National Ranking #8. St. Louis AAA Blues (26-8-4) U16 National Ranking #4. St. Louis AAA Blues (42-6-2) ‘98s National Ranking #4. St. Louis AAA Blues (35-3-3) ‘99s National Ranking #10. St. Louis AAA Blues (23-5-2) ‘00s National Ranking #21. St. Louis AAA Blues (21-19-4) ‘01s National Ranking #18. St. Louis AAA Blues (20-12-8)

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U18 National Ranking #1. Affton Americans (27-8-5) #7. Chesterfield Falcons (21-14-3) #20. Twin Bridges Lightning (13-13-3) U16 National Ranking #12. Affton Americans (23-8-2) #22. Chesterfield Falcons (13-10-3) #77. Twin Bridges Lightning (10-16-5) ‘98s National Ranking #2. St. Peters Selects (29-4-2) #8. Affton Americans (33-12-2) #64. Chesterfield Falcons (18-22-3) ‘99s National Ranking #3. Affton Americans (36-8-5) #19. Chesterfield Falcons (27-16-7) #42. St. Peters Selects (12-21-5) ‘00s National Ranking #10. Chesterfield Falcons (22-13-4) #32. Affton Americans (22-15-3) ‘01s National Ranking #11. Chesterfield Falcons (18-13-5) #23. Affton Americans (21-23-7) ‘02s (Combined AAA/AA Ranking) #1. St. Louis AAA Blues (17-6-1) #37. Affton Americans (18-11-3) #56. Twin Bridges Lightning (20-10-4) #95. Chesterfield Falcons (6-18-4) ‘03s (Combined AAA/AA Ranking) #91. Affton Americans (2-14-4)

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Affton Squirt AA Majors Win RoughRider Invitational by Bill Hester - ‘Hockey Stop’ Correspondent’ One of the allures of playing in the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders Invitational for the Affton Squirt AA Major team was the chance to play unfamiliar foes. Affton played four new teams and defeated three of them and tied another in winning its first tournament of the season. “We wanted to play some new teams,” coach Dean Penberthy said. “The caliber of the teams was OK but we did play well. It was a good tournament for us. We moved the puck and did a good job of back checking. It just started to click for us.” Affton opened up the tournament, which was played Jan. 4-6, with three convincing victories. It defeated Tomah (WI) Youth Hockey Club (7-4), Quad City (IA) Ice Eagles 5-2 and the Cedar Rapids (IA) RoughRiders 9-3. That clinched the championship for Affton, which concluded the tournament with a 3-3 tie against Crystal Lake (IL) Yellow Jackets. “A couple of the games were pretty tight and a couple of them were not,” assistant coach Doug Kirkiewicz said. “We did a good job of putting the puck on the net. Nobody asks how you scored but how many you scored.” And Affton turned on the red light 24 times in the six games. Tommy DiMaggio had a hat trick in one game and Andy Richmann had a couple of goals from the point. “It was not just one person or one line but the whole team which contributed to the championship,” Kirkiewicz said.

The game against Crystal Lake was the only contested one of the tournament for Affton. “That was a back-and-forth game against two evenly matched teams,” Kirkiewicz said. “Going into the game we knew we had won the championship although we did not tell the boys. You don’t want anything to change the focus of 10-yearold kids. We had the pressure on at the end and basically just ran out of time. I think we might have won if it had gone a couple more minutes.” A tournament championship is a nice reward for the young players although the big focus is learning the game. And Affton appears to be on the right track in that regard. “They are starting to do the things that we are teaching,” Kirkiewicz said. “We have some solid defensemen and they are making the right decisions most of the time and they are supporting the offense. They did a good job of

moving the puck and passing. I think they are starting to get it.” Affton will travel to Nashville in February for its next tournament. Members of the Affton Americans Squirt AA Majors are Aidan Penberthy, Andy Richmann, Connor Evans, Devin Behnen, Drew Steinmetz, Evan Lovera, Jack Kirkiewicz, Jack Stephens, Joe Perotti, Neil Cerrato, Jr., Nolan Meyer, Ryan Francis, Sam Hazelton, Tommy DiMaggio, and Trent Jacoby.

There’s No Good Time For News Like This, But Christmas Is One Of The Worst by Pete Hayes - The Telegraph

“Hey Pete ...” The text message popped up on my phone Sunday afternoon. It was from Larry Thatcher, the head coach of the Alton High School hockey team. What followed was news no one wants to hear, especially at Christmas. “I wanted to give you a heads up ...” Thatcher was texting to tell me of the death of one of his team’s players, Jordan Klope. He was a 15-year-young man whose life was cut short in an automobile crash Sunday morning, the day before Christmas Eve. Not that there’s any time that’s better for this kind of thing. But there are times that are indeed worse. Christmas is one of those times. “Jordan was a super-nice kid,” Thatcher said. “He was such a hard worker and so friendly. I can’t say enough about him.” Jordan was doing one of the things he loved most when he died. He and some of his family had been duck hunting Sunday morning and they were on their way home. Jordan had recently received his learner’s permit and was driving a pickup truck, lost control and crashed on Illinois Route 16 in Jersey County. He would have turned 16 in February. “It’s so tragic,” Thatcher said. “Those of us

who are parents take this kind of news harder than people without children, I think. But something like this affects everybody.” Jordan was the kind of young man who makes his family genuinely proud. The kind of young man who impresses adults – in a good way. “Alton lost one of its hockey players ... ” Jordan was a sophomore defenseman for the Redbirds. He started the season on the junior varsity team, but had already moved his way up to dressing for varsity games as well. “I saw him playing in a JV game,” Thatcher said, “and he impressed me. I asked him where he had been and he told me he had missed varsity tryouts. “I told him I needed hard-working kids like him on the varsity and to get his tail to the next varsity practice. He did and worked his way up quickly.” “It comes home to us ...” After learning of the tragedy, Thatcher called a team meeting for 4:30 Sunday afternoon at the East Alton Ice Arena, where the Alton junior varsity team was scheduled to play two games. “It was one of the toughest meetings I have ever been in charge of,” Thatcher said. “The reality of it all really hits home when you’re trying to explain it to these young men. “But they reacted very well,” he said. “I’m an emotional guy and it’s tough. We try to shield our kids from this kind of thing, but it’s getting harder to do. “I told them to look at what happened last

week with the shootings in Connecticut and now it comes home to us in a very personal way.” “These Alton people ...” Thatcher, a U.S. Navy veteran and former paramedic, has seen some things he’d rather not talk about. But those experiences helped him explain Jordan’s death to his team Sunday. “Someone once told me, ‘Sometimes, God looks down and picks his most precious flowers from his garden.’ That’s helped me when I have tried to deal with someone who has lost a child,” Thatcher said. “I told the boys Sunday that this is why it’s important to say ‘I love you’ and ‘goodbye’ and to never walk away angry.” At the team meeting, the Alton players voted to go ahead and play their two games Sunday night in memory of Jordan. They won both games – and the parents did their part too. “These Alton people are really something,” Thatcher said. “Someone already had made wristbands and helmet stickers with “45 KLOPE” on them for the kids to wear in the games. “The word got out to the student body and they were there in force, too. They filled two sections in the stands to show their support for Jordan and the team. “So many students on a Sunday night during Christmas break for JV games really says something..” Maybe it was the Christmas spirit. The show of support had Thatcher nearly speechless. “I couldn’t be prouder of them,” he said. Jordan was proud, too.


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Statement from Blues Owner Tom Stillman

As you may know, the NHL and the Players’ Association have reached a tentative agreement on a new CBA. It looks like your St. Louis Blues will soon return to the ice. As we prepare for the season opener, I want to apologize to all Blues fans, especially our season ticket holders, suite holders, and sponsors. We share in your disappointment and frustration about the lockout and the lack of Blues hockey over the past three months. As you can imagine, the last thing our new ownership group wanted in our first year was a lockout and no Blues hockey. Everyone in the organization -- the players, hockey management, the front office – would have preferred to start the season on time. Moving forward, our aim is to make up for lost time and to earn your continued support. As I said last May, we are firmly committed to the Blues and to ensuring the franchise’s long-term suc-

cess here in St. Louis. With the lockout behind us, we reaffirm that commitment. But we know we cannot succeed without you, and we hope you will continue to support us at this critical time. As you know, we have an exciting season ahead of us. The Blues, led by GM of the Year Doug Armstrong and Coach of the Year Ken Hitchcock, are coming off one of the best campaigns in franchise history and are widely viewed as one of the top teams in the NHL. The compressed season will be intensely competitive, with each game crucial in the race for the playoffs. We can’t wait to get started, and we sincerely hope you will be there with us. Once again, I am sorry for the delay in starting the season. Thank you for your patience and support during the last few months. We hope to see you at a Blues game soon. Sincerely, Tom Stillman

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ST. LOUIS – Cartoon Network has announced today that Louie, the St. Louis Blues Blue Bear has been nominated for the Most Awesome Mascot Award. Louie has been nominated along with KC Wolf (Kansas City Chiefs), Lou Seal (San Francisco Giants) and Rocky (Denver Nuggets). The third annual Hall of Game sports awards show will return in February 2013. Voting is now open on www.hallofgame.com. Airing across several Cartoon Network and Turner Broadcasting platforms, hosts Shaquille O’Neal and Nick Cannon broke the news with a special introduction featuring a brand new Hall of Game nominee’s song. Viewers can log on to hallofgame.com, CartoonNetwork. com, Facebook.com/CartoonNetwork,

YouTube.com/user/CartoonNetwork and Blog.CartoonNetwork.com to see the announcement. On October 10, 2007, Louie was introduced to the fans and played “When the Blues Go Marching In” on his saxophone. Louie can be seen at all home games and throughout the community doing what he loves best— meeting fans and supporting the Blues. Cartoon Network Hall of Game Awards show will feature icons from television, film, music and sports, as kids experience an evening of humor and fun at the most raucous and biggest sports awards show ever. Last year’s event yielded 102 million votes and voting is now open for the first 10 categories at www.HallofGame.com.

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TOURNAMENT CALENDAR Hockey Stop 2012-2013

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Tournament Schedule JANUARY 2013 _______

Tournament Schedule JANUARY 2013 _______

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Ann Arbor, MI. Mite B & AA, Squirt B & A, 1/18-21, 2013 - The Cross Roads (MLK Weekend) in Chicago, IL. Saturday thru Monday. Mite, Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, Midget, plus Girls U12, U14, U16 & U19 B - A - AA. Visit us on line at www.shootouthockey.com or call 248-399-1694. 1/18-21, 2013 - The Big Chill (MLK Weekend) in Ann Arbor / Detroit, MI. Saturday thru Monday. Mite, Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, Midget, High School Varsity & J.V., B - A - AA. NHL Tickets available. Visit us on line at www. shootouthockey.com or call 248-399-1694. 1/18-21, 2013 - The Brickyard (MLK Weekend) in Indianapolis, IN. Saturday thru Monday. Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, Midget, High School Varsity & J.V., B - A - AA. Visit us on line at www.shootouthockey.com or call 248399-1694. 1/18-21, 2013 - The Smokey Mt. Shootout (MLK Weekend) in Nashville, TN. Friday thru Monday. Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, Midget/H.S., B - A - AA. Visit us on line at www. shootouthockey.com or call 248-399-1694. 1/18-21, 2013 - The Carhartt Inv. (MLK Weekend) in Detroit, MI. Friday thru Monday. Mite Major - 2004, Squirt Minor - 2003 Elite Teams Only. Visit us on line at www. shootouthockey.com or call 248-399-1694. 1/18-21, 2013 - The Mountain King in Denver, CO. Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, Midget, High School Varsity & J.V., A & AA, plus Girls U12 & U14. Visit us on line at www.shootouthockey.com or call 248-399-1694.

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2/15-18, 2013 - Gasoline Alley (President’s Day Weekend) in Indianapolis, IN. Saturday thru Monday. Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, Midget, High School Varsity & J.V., B A - AA, plus Girls U12, U14, U16 & U19. Visit us on line at www.shootouthockey.com or call 248-399-1694. 2/15-18, 2013 - The Gateway (President’s Day Weekend) in St. Louis, MO. Local teams start Friday, Out of town team play Saturday thru Monday. Mite, Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, Midget, High School Varsity & J.V., B - A - AA. Visit us on line at www.shootouthockey.com or call 248399-1694. 2/15-18, 2013 - The Palms (President’s Day Weekend) in Tampa, FL. Saturday thru Monday. Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, Midget, High School Varsity & J.V, A – AA. Visit us on line at www.shootouthockey.com or call 248-3991694. 2/15-18, 2013 - The Ursa Minor (President’s Day Weekend) in Ann Arbor, MI. Saturday thru Monday. Mite, Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, Midget, High School Varsity & J.V., B BB - A - AA. Visit us on line at www.shootouthockey.com or call 248-399-1694. 2/15-18, 2013 - The Rocky Mt. Showdown (President’s Day Weekend) in Denver, CO. Friday thru Monday. Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, Midget, High School Varsity & J.V., A & AA. Visit us on line at www.shootouthockey.com or call 248-399-1694.

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3/1-3 2013 - The Big Thaw in Detroit, MI. Mite, Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, Midget, High School Varsity & J.V., B A - AA. Visit us on line at www.shootouthockey.com or call 248-399-1694. 3/8-10 2013 - The Killer Bees in Grand Rapids, MI. Mite, Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, Midget, High School Varsity & J.V., B – BB only. Visit us on line at www.shootouthockey. com or call 248-399-1694. 3/15-17 2013 - The Luck of the Irish in St. Louis, MO. Mite, Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, Midget, High School Varsity & J.V., B - A - AA. Visit us on line at www.shootouthockey. com or call 248-399-1694.

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4/26–28, 2013 - The Thunderbird in Detroit, MI. Mite, Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, Midget/HS, B - A - AA. Visit us on line at www.shootouthockey.com or call 248-399-1694.

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5/3-5, 2013 - The Ring of Fire in Ann Arbor, MI. Mite, Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, Midget, High School Varsity & J.V., B - A – AA. Visit us on line at www.shootouthockey. com or call 248-399-1694. 5/17-19, 2013 - The Last Dance in Detroit, MI. Mite, Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, Midget, High School Varsity & J.V., plus Girls U12, U14, U16 & U19 B - A - AA. Visit us on line at www.shootouthockey.com or call 248-399-1694.

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1/19-21/2012 - CHICAGO CUP Tournament Series: Chicago Midwinter Classic in Chicago. Mite through Midget; House, B, A, and AA, High School Varsity and JV. Contact MYHockey Tournaments Toll Free US and Canada 855-898-4040 or visit www.myhockeytournaments.com 1/19-21/2013 - Buckeye State Tournament Series: Cincinnati Midwinter Classic in Cincinnati at Sports Plus. Squirt through Midget: House, B, A and AA, High School Varsity and JV. Contact MYHockey Tournaments Toll Free US and Canada 855-898-4040 or visit www.myhockeytournaments.com 1/19-21/2013 - Music City Tournament Series: Music City Cup Classic in Nashville, TN at A-Game Sportsplex. Squirt through Midget: B, A and AA, High School Varsity and JV. Contact MYHockey Tournaments Toll Free US and Canada 855-898-4040 or visit www.myhockeytournaments.com 1/19-21/2013 - Great Lakes Midwinter Classic in Holland, MI at The Edge Ice Arena. Mite through Midget; House, B, A, and AA, High School Varsity and JV. Contact MYHockey Tournaments Toll Free US and Canada 855898-4040 or visit www.myhockeytournaments.com 1/19-21/2013 - Steel City Tournament Series: Pittsburgh Midwinter Classic in Pittsburgh at The Ice Castle and Bladerunners. Squirt through Midget: B, A and AA, High School Varsity and JV. Girls U10, U12, U14, U16, U19. Contact MYHockey Tournaments Toll Free US and Canada 855-898-4040 or visit www.myhockeytournaments.com 1/19-21/2013 - Liberty Cup Tournament Series: The Liberty Cup Classic in Philadelphia at The Oaks/Center Ice. Squirt through Midget: B, A and AA, High School Varsity and JV. Contact MYHockey Tournaments Toll Free US and Canada 855-898-4040 or visit www.myhockeytournaments.com 1/19-21/2013 - Empire State Tournament Series: The Empire State Cup in Rochester, NY at Sports Centre at MCC and Lakeshore Ice Arena. Mite through Midget: House B, A and AA, High School Varsity and JV . Contact MYHockey Tournaments Toll Free US and Canada 855898-4040 or visit www.myhockeytournaments.com 1/19-21/2013 - Hemby Cup Tournament Series: Hemby Cup Midwinter Classic in Charlotte, NC at Extreme Ice Center. Squirt through Midget: B, A and AA, High School Varsity and JV. Contact MYHockey Tournaments Toll Free US and Canada 855-898-4040 or visit www.myhockeytournaments.com

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2/1-2/2013 - Great Lakes Cup in Holland, MI at The Edge Ice Arena. Mite through Midget; House, B, A, and AA, High School Varsity and JV. Girls U10, U12, U14, U16, U19. Contact MYHockey Tournaments Toll Free US and Canada 855-898-4040 or visit www.myhockeytournaments. com 2/15-18/2013 - Congressional Cup Tournament Series: The Congressional Cup in Washington, DC at Ashburn Ice House and SkateQuest, Reston. Squirt through Midget: B, A and AA, High School Varsity and JV. Contact MYHockey Tournaments Toll Free US and Canada 855-898-4040 or visit www.myhockeytournaments.com 2/16-18/2013 - CHICAGO CUP Tournament Series: Chicago Presidents’ Cup in Chicago. Mite through Midget; House, B, A, and AA, High School Varsity and JV. Contact MYHockey Tournaments Toll Free US and Canada 855-898-4040 or visit www.myhockeytournaments.com 2/16-18/2013 - Buckeye State Tournament Series: Cincinnati Presidents’ Cup in Cincinnati at Sports Plus. Squirt through Midget: House, B, A and AA, High School Varsity and JV. Contact MYHockey Tournaments Toll Free US and Canada 855-898-4040 or visit www.myhockeytournaments.com 2/16-18/2013 - Music City Tournament Series: Nashville Presidents’ Cup in Nashville, TN at A-Game Sportsplex. Squirt through Midget: B, A and AA, High School Varsity and JV. Contact MYHockey Tournaments Toll Free US and Canada 855-898-4040 or visit www.myhockeytournaments.com 2/16-18/2013 - Great Lakes Presidents Cup in Holland, MI at The Edge Ice Arena. Squirt through Midget; House, B, A, and AA, High School Varsity and JV. Contact MYHockey Tournaments Toll Free US and Canada 855898-4040 or visit www.myhockeytournaments.com 2/16-18/2013 - Steel City Tournament Series: Pittsburgh Presidents’ Cup Classic in Pittsburgh at The Ice Castle and Bladerunners. Squirt through Midget: B, A and AA, High School Varsity and JV. Contact MYHockey Tournaments Toll Free US and Canada 855-898-4040 or visit www. myhockeytournaments.com 2/16-18/2013 - Liberty Cup Tournament Series: Philadelphia Presidential Power-Play in Philadelphia at The Oaks/Center Ice and Ice Line. Squirt through Midget: B, A and AA, High School Varsity and JV. Girls U10, U12, U14, U16, U19. Contact MYHockey Tournaments Toll Free US and Canada 855-898-4040 or visit www.myhockeytournaments.com 2/16-18/2013 - Empire State Tournament Series: Rochester Presidential Power-Play in Rochester, NY at Sports Centre at MCC and Lakeshore Ice Arena. Mite through Midget: House B, A and AA, High School Varsity and JV. Contact

3/8-10/2013 - Empire State Tournament Series: Rochester Rumble in Rochester, NY Mite through Midget: House B, A and AA, High School Varsity and JV Girls U10, U12, U14, U16, U19. Contact MYHockey Tournaments Toll Free US and Canada 855-898-4040 or visit www.myhockeytournaments.com

MYHockey Tournaments Toll Free US and Canada 855898-4040 or visit www.myhockeytournaments.com 2/16-18/2013 - Hemby Cup Tournament Series: The Hemby Cup in Charlotte, NC at Extreme Ice Center. Squirt through Midget: B, A and AA, High School Varsity and JV. Contact MYHockey Tournaments Toll Free US and Canada 855-898-4040 or visit www.myhockeytournaments.com

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3/1-3/2013 - CHICAGO CUP Tournament Series: Chicago Showdown in Chicago. Mite through Midget; B, A, and AA, High School Varsity and JV. Girls U10, U12, U14, U16, U19. Contact MYHockey Tournaments Toll Free US and Canada 855-898-4040 or visit www.myhockeytournaments. com 3/8-10/2013 - Great Lakes Spring Classic in Holland, MI at The Edge Ice Arena. Mite through Midget; House, B, A, and AA, High School Varsity and JV. Contact MYHockey Tournaments Toll Free US and Canada 855-898-4040 or visit www.myhockeytournaments.com 3/8-10/2013 - Steel City Tournament Series: Pittsburgh Spring Classic in Pittsburgh at The Ice Castle and Bladerunners. Squirt through Midget: B, A and AA, High School Varsity and JV. Contact MYHockey Tournaments Toll Free US and Canada 855-898-4040 or visit www. myhockeytournaments.com

3/15-17, 2013 - Congressional Cup Tournament Series: Congressional Spring Classic in Washington, D.C. Squirt through Midget: B, A and AA, High School Varsity and JV Contact MYHockey Tournaments Toll Free US and Canada 855-898-4040 www.myhockeytournaments.com

APRIL 2013 ___________

4/26-28, 2013 - CHICAGO CUP Tournament Series: Chicago Spring Classic in Chicago, IL. Mite through Midget; B, A, and AA, High School Varsity and JV. Contact MYHockey Tournaments Toll Free US and Canada 855-898-4040 www.myhockeytournaments.com

MAY 2013 ____________

3/8-10/2013 - Liberty Cup Tournament Series: Liberty Cup Spring Classic Play in Philadelphia at The Oaks/Center Ice. Squirt through Midget; B, A and AA. Contact MYHockey Tournaments Toll Free US and Canada 855-898-4040 or visit www.myhockeytournaments.com

United States Hockey League Jr. A Tier I Standings

3/8-10/2013 - Hemby Cup Tournament Series: Hemby Cup Spring Classic in Charlotte, NC Squirt through Midget: B, A and AA, High School Varsity and JV Girls U10, U12, U14, U16, U19. Contact MYHockey Tournaments Toll Free US and Canada 855-898-4040 www. myhockeytournaments.com

5/17-19, 2013 - CHICAGO CUP Tournament Series: Seven Bridges Spring Classic in Chicago, IL. Mite through Midget; B, A, and AA, High School Varsity and JV. Contact MYHockey Tournaments Toll Free US and Canada 855-898-4040 www.myhockeytournaments.com

North American 3 Hockey League Tier III Jr. A Standings

Standings as of 1/10/13 Standings as of 1/10/13 Western Conference West Team GP W L OTL PTS GF GA Team GP W L OTL SOL PTS GF GA Sioux Falls 32 23 8 1 47 124 96 North Iowa 29 24 3 1 1 50 165 74 Fargo 34 20 9 5 45 123 101 Granite City 27 23 3 1 0 47 135 66 Waterloo 32 20 12 0 40 138 114 Alexandria 29 18 10 0 1 37 114 68 Lincoln 30 18 9 3 39 98 83 Twin City 28 12 15 0 1 25 101 129 Des Moines 35 17 17 1 35 112 118 Minnesota 29 11 16 1 1 24 80 112 Omaha 32 17 15 0 34 88 89 Breezy Point 30 3 26 0 1 7 60 161 Tri-City 33 14 15 4 32 87 106 Sioux City 32 6 19 7 19 81 114 Central Team GP W L OTL SOL PTS GF GA Eastern Conference St. Louis 30 27 2 1 0 55 159 54 Team GP W L OTL PTS GF GA Peoria 30 16 12 1 1 34 87 81 Dubuque 31 23 6 2 48 123 73 Queen City 30 13 15 0 2 28 83 106 Muskegon 34 19 12 3 41 101 94 Quad City 32 6 24 1 1 14 58 128 Green Bay 33 19 11 3 41 125 102 Battle Creek 29 3 24 1 1 8 62 167 Cedar Rapids 32 14 14 4 32 104 115 Chicago 30 13 14 3 29 89 110 East Indiana 35 13 19 3 29 109 131 Team GP W L OTL SOL PTS GF GA Youngstown 30 14 16 0 28 91 99 Cleveland 28 21 7 0 0 42 128 76 Team USA 27 6 18 3 15 68 116 Three Rivers 29 18 10 1 0 37 119 95 Toledo 29 17 11 0 1 35 107 92 Flint 29 14 11 2 2 32 105 97 Metro 28 11 16 1 0 23 94 101 Michigan 28 10 17 1 0 21 72 122 Standings as of 1/10/13 Central Team GP W L OTL PTS GF GA Austin 35 25 5 5 55 132 91 Bismarck 34 19 13 2 40 96 80 Standings as of 1/10/13 Brookings 33 19 12 2 40 101 89 Minnesota Teams Minot 36 18 15 3 39 103 108 Team GP W L T OTL SOL PTS GF GA Coulee Region 34 9 20 5 23 89 128 Northern Lights 37 32 4 0 1 0 65 205 64 Aberdeen 34 8 22 4 20 77 128 Rochester Hawks 38 31 4 0 1 2 65 257 98 Dells Ducks 35 21 13 0 0 1 43 142 99 North Maple Grove 38 21 16 0 0 1 43 151 147 Team GP W L OTL PTS GF GA Edina Lakers 35 18 14 0 2 1 39 135 145 Soo 36 25 8 3 53 114 83 Steele County 36 17 16 0 2 1 37 141 148 Jamestown 34 23 8 3 49 101 82 MN Owls 35 13 20 0 2 0 28 114 189 Kalamazoo 37 21 13 3 45 116 115 Hudson Crusaders 34 9 24 0 1 0 19 92 166 Johnstown 36 17 11 8 42 113 112 Janesville 37 15 16 6 36 89 100 Great Lakes Teams Port Huron 38 16 19 3 35 101 113 Team GP W L T OTL SOL PTS GF GA Springfield 38 15 21 2 32 95 113 Wisconsin 35 24 9 0 0 2 50 175 137 Michigan 36 13 18 5 31 88 109 Chicago Bulldogs 35 18 15 0 0 2 38 171 136 Illiana Blackbirds 34 14 13 0 0 7 35 138 149 South Tri City Icehawks 32 16 14 0 0 2 34 144 125 Team GP W L OTL PTS GF GA Wooster Oilers 32 16 15 0 0 1 33 123 150 Amarillo 34 26 4 4 56 143 71 Central Wisconsin 35 15 17 0 0 3 33 132 150 Texas 37 26 10 1 53 142 95 Fort Wayne 32 11 17 0 0 4 26 113 161 Topeka 35 21 9 5 47 107 79 St. Louis 35 3 31 0 0 1 7 69 238 Corpus Christi 34 15 14 5 35 108 121 Wichita Falls 32 11 19 2 24 88 118 Odessa 34 5 27 2 12 66 156 Your “first stop” for Missouri hockey news West www.hockeystopnews.com Team GP W L OTL PTS GF GA Senior Editor - Sean Hazelton • Creative - Colleen Hazelton Wenatchee 32 24 5 3 51 112 76 Writers - Pete Hayes • Bill Hester Fairbanks 34 23 10 1 47 109 86 Contact - Sean Hazelton • hockeystop@sbcglobal.net Kenai River 34 14 16 4 32 106 110 220 Dover Street • St. Louis, MO 63111 • 314-330-1319 Fresno 32 10 17 5 25 79 112 Look for your next issue of HOCKEY STOP –

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Luxco Men’s League Page Chesterfield Adult League Standings

Standings as of 1/7/13 Sunday - 30 and Over Tier I Team GP W L T PTS Grey Team 14 9 4 1 19 Flier Motors 11 9 2 1 18 Broadstreet 14 7 6 1 15 Full Throttle 12 6 4 2 14 Brickhouse 12 6 5 1 13 SportsPrint 14 5 9 0 10 Fossils 12 2 9 1 5 Tier II Team GP W L T PTS Chargers 14 8 3 2 20 Black Mambas 14 9 4 1 19 STL Warriors 14 8 4 2 18 Chiefs 14 8 5 1 17 Most Interesting 14 8 5 1 17 Ghetto Sauce 13 8 5 0 16 Sabres 14 7 5 2 16 Nelly Glenns 14 6 7 1 13 Panthers 14 4 8 2 10 ARC Dragons 14 3 7 4 10 Stars 15 4 11 0 8 Kings 15 0 15 0 0

Sunday - 18 and Over Team GP W L T PTS Team Ductz 11 10 0 1 21 Sydney Doggies 13 7 5 1 15 The Expendables 12 6 5 1 13 Logan College 10 4 5 1 9 Dukes Bakery 14 1 13 0 2 Wed\Thur - 30 and Over Team GP W L T PTS Black Mambas 14 10 2 2 22 STL Honda 13 10 3 0 20 River City Steel 13 7 4 2 16 Irish 12 7 4 1 15 Brickhouse Moose 13 6 5 2 14 Beer Nuts 13 6 5 2 14 Chippers Trucking 13 5 7 1 11 The Lords 13 5 7 1 11 Bolivar Downs 13 2 9 2 6 Sharks 13 0 12 1 1

Ice Zone Adult League Standings

Final Fall League Standings Team GP W L T PTS Blades of Steel 9 9 0 0 18 Rookies 9 6 3 0 12 Plump 9 5 3 1 11 Chiefs 9 4 5 0 8 Phillips 66ers 9 3 5 1 7 Bulls 9 0 9 0 0

USHL Players of the Week - Dec. 24-30 USHL – www.ushl.com CCM Forward of the Week Kyle Novak

Novak, 20, registered two goals, including one on the power play, and two assists over the weekend. Friday night, Novak netted an even strength marker late in the first period, then lit the lamp on the power play in the second period to help send the Gamblers to a 6-3 win over Chicago. His second goal was the 30th of his USHL career. The O’Fallon, MO native rounded out the weekend with an assist in Saturday’s 3-2 win over Muskegon. Novak has appeared in all 30 games for the Gamblers this season and ranks tied for fifth in USHL scoring with 37 points (13g, 24a) while being among League leaders with a plus-16 rating

CCM Defenseman of the Week Clark Kuster

Cedar Rapids RoughRiders The St. Louis, MO native had a pair of goals on the weekend and sported a plus-two on-ice rating. Kuster netted the first goal of the game for the RoughRiders in their 4-1 win over Des Moines on Friday. He would net his seventh goal of the season in Saturday’s 7-4 loss to Waterloo. The defenseman is riding a four-game point streak, the longest of his USHL career. The 17-year-old has 15 points (7g, 8a) on the season, which ranks him second among the team’s blueliners and tied for 10th in USHL defenseman scoring.

St. Charles Chill Announce Assistant Coach ST. CHARLES, MO: The St. Charles Chill, of the Central Hockey League, named Sean Ferrell Assistant Coach on Tuesday. The St. Charles Chill President and General Manager Nicole Kupaks and Head Coach Jamie Rivers named Sean Ferrell as the team’s assistant coach. Ferrell, who resides in the St. Louis area, will work alongside Coach Rivers when the puck drops this October. “Sean has been involved in hockey for over 30 years,” stated Head Coach Jamie Rivers. “I have worked with him for the past year and a half, he is well respected in the hockey community. I knew right away that he was the right guy for the job.” “When we were looking for the final piece of our coaching staff, we needed someone who was committed to the game and to the community and we found both in Sean Ferrell.” said President and General Manager Nicole Kupaks. As assistant coach for the Chill, Coach Ferrell will assist in all practices and will be on the bench for all of the games. Coach Ferrell will also take part in recruiting, team formation and community relations. “First, I would like to thank my wife and family for their support over the years. I am

very honored to have been offered this opportunity to coach with the St. Charles Chill, assist Jamie Rivers and work with Nicole Kupaks,” says Assistant Coach Sean Ferrell. “I have been working in skill development for the last 7 years professionally and have worked with some of the best players in the world. I am excited to take my coaching career behind the bench with Jamie and the Chill.” Ferrell is from St. Louis, played youth hockey and junior hockey locally in the late 80’s. He has been coaching for over 16 years with experience in the following organizations: USA Hockey, USHL, NAHL and AAA hockey. The last 7 years he has been working in skill development at the NHL/AHL level. Sean is married to Cindi and they have four children: Adam, Parker, Killian and Bella.


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