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5th Annual Memorial Day Armed Forces Hockey Classic winning Air Force Team. This team was undefeated by beating the teams from the Army and the Marines, then the team from the Navy. Going undefeated we would play the Army team in the Championship game.

Veterans from the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines played in a 2 day. 5th Annual Armed Forces Hockey Classic. Donations benefited Honor Flight DFW, to send our WWII Veterans to Washington DC to see their memorial.

Army team that was the runner up to Team Champ Air Force in The Armed Forces Hockey classic.


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Schedule released for the 11th annual NAHL Showcase July 3, 2013


he North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced the game schedule for the 11th annual NAHL Showcase Tournament, which will be held from September 18-22, 2013 at the Schwan Super Rink in Blaine, Minnesota. All 24 NAHL teams will play four regular-season games at the Showcase, which has evolved into one of hockey’s most prominent and popular events of the entire season. The event will also feature all 32 teams from the Tier I North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL), eight additional teams from the Upper Midwest High School Elite League (UMHSEL) and 12 teams from the Tier I High Performance Hockey League (HPHL). In addition, there will be four at large Midget Minor 16U Tier I teams who will compete in the HPHL 16U division as a part of the five-day, 80-team showcase event.  A complete schedule for all teams at the Showcase is expected to be released in the very near future.   “Each year the NAHL Showcase keeps getting bigger and better as we continue to serve our hockey community in the highest regard by providing all the players with unmatched exposure to the hundreds of scouts who will be in attendance,” said NAHL Commissioner Mark Frankenfeld. “We believe that the 2013 NAHL Showcase is shaping up to be the best yet and will continue to provide a unique opportunity for all the players that compete and to all the scouts that attend this year’s event.”   For scouting purposes, the event is a yearly gathering for every NCAA program and NHL team as they get their first look at some of the best and brightest hockey talent North America has to offer.  The Schwan Super Rink is the largest ice arena of its kind in the world. The state-of-the-art facility, a $21 million project totaling over 300,000 square feet, features eight sheets of ice under one roof. With all its varied amenities and services, the Schwan Super Rink is absolutely unique in the world of ice sport facilities. It will be the first event of the season for the NAPHL, which will also be played in conjunction with the Showcase. Now entering its fifth anniversary season, the NAPHL is made up of 32 teams: 16 Midget Major (18U) and 16 Midget Minor (16U) that compete at the Tier I youth level.  For more information on the NAPHL, visit www.  This marks the third straight Showcase in which the NAHL has partnered with the Upper Midwest High School Elite League.  At the Showcase, the Elite League will feature eight total teams. It also marks the second straight Showcase that the NAHL has partnered with the High Performance Hockey League. The partnerships between the NAHL and the Elite League and the HPHL further enhances the Showcase since all see numerous players commit to NCAA programs each season. Traditionally, the NAHL Showcase Tournament attracts over 9,000 people in overall attendance, including more than 300 professional, college and junior scouts.   For more information on the NAHL Showcase, visit

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Wednesday, September 18th

10:00 AM, Fairbanks Ice Dogs vs. Springfield Jr. Blues 10:15 AM, Texas Tornado vs. Kenai River Brown Bears 10:30 AM, Minot Minotauros vs. Corpus Christi IceRays 1:15 PM, Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees vs. Coulee Region Chill 1:30 PM, Wenatchee Wild vs. Topeka RoadRunners 1:45 PM, Wichita Falls Wildcats vs. Minnesota Magicians 4:30 PM, Michigan Warriors vs. Brookings Blizzard 4:45 PM, Janesville Jets vs. Aberdeen Wings 5:00 PM, Port Huron Fighting Falcons vs. Austin Bruins 7:45 PM, Soo Eagles vs. Bismarck Bobcats 8:00 PM, Odessa Jackalopes vs. Minnesota Wilderness 8:15 PM, Amarillo Bulls vs. Johnstown Tomahawks  

Thursday, September 19th

10:00 AM, Aberdeen Wings vs. Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees 10:15 AM, Minnesota Magicians vs. Michigan Warriors 10:30 AM, Brookings Blizzard vs. Wichita Falls Wildcats 1:15 PM, Minot Minotauros vs. Port Huron Fighting Falcons 1:30 PM, Fairbanks Ice Dogs vs. Soo Eagles 1:45 PM, Austin Bruins vs. Texas Tornado 4:30 PM, Johnstown Tomahawks vs. Topeka RoadRunners 4:45 PM, Springfield Jr. Blues vs. Odessa Jackalopes 5:00 PM, Corpus Christi IceRays vs. Coulee Region Chill 7:45 PM, Wenatchee Wild vs. Minnesota Wilderness 8:00 PM, Kenai River Brown Bears vs. Janesville Jets 8:15 PM, Bismarck Bobcats vs. Amarillo Bulls  

Friday, September 20th

10:00 AM, Springfield Jr. Blues vs. Minot Minotauros 10:15 AM, Brookings Blizzard vs. Odessa Jackalopes 10:30 AM, Aberdeen Wings vs. Johnstown Tomahawks 1:15 PM, Topeka RoadRunners vs. Soo Eagles 1:30 PM, Amarillo Bulls vs. Kenai River Brown Bears 1:45 PM, Bismarck Bobcats vs. Janesville Jets 4:30 PM, Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees vs. Fairbanks Ice Dogs 4:45 PM, Port Huron Fighting Falcons vs. Texas Tornado 5:00 PM, Minnesota Wilderness vs. Corpus Christi IceRays 7:45 PM, Coulee Region Chill vs. Wichita Falls Wildcats 8:00 PM, Austin Bruins vs. Michigan Warriors 8:15 PM, Minnesota Magicians vs. Wenatchee Wild  

Saturday, September 21st

9:00 AM, Corpus Christi IceRays vs. Port Huron Fighting Falcons 9:15 AM, Soo Eagles vs. Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees 9:30 AM, Johnstown Tomahawks vs. Bismarck Bobcats 12:15 PM, Minnesota Wilderness vs. Springfield Jr. Blues 12:30 PM, Michigan Warriors vs. Minot Minotauros 12:45 PM, Janesville Jets vs. Amarillo Bulls 3:30 PM, Topeka RoadRunners vs. Aberdeen Wings 3:45 PM, Odessa Jackalopes vs. Minnesota Magicians 4:00 PM, Wichita Falls Wildcats vs. Austin Bruins 6:45 PM, Texas Tornado vs. Fairbanks Ice Dogs 7:00 PM, Kenai River Brown Bears vs. Brookings Blizzard 7:15 PM, Coulee Region Chill vs. Wenatchee Wild *All times central ■


McKinney’s Drew Pitts draws the attention of Houston Hitmen’s Benjamin Young during their Southwest Selects Hockey Championship Series in February. Photo by Jo Steck Photography

McKinney Lightning Head Coach Cary Archibald after the Bantam A Lightning defeated the Dallas Ice Jets 3-1 to take the Southwest Select Hockey Series Freeze Out Challenge Championship. Photo by Jo Steck Photography

Included is a pic of the Flower Mound - AT&T MSHL - JV South Champions.


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ongratulations to Harrison Harm for being accepted into Culver Academies, a prep school located in Culver, Indiana. Harrison has been playing Defense for the Lone Star Wolves for the past three years and was 2012-2013 Bantam Team Captain. This summer he is playing on the Marcus Varsity Hockey Team. While studying at Culver he also will be playing on one of their hockey teams. After he graduates he hopes to get accepted into Notre Dame (Fighting Irish) or West Point Academy.

Way to go Harri, we are all very proud of you!

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Sports Supplements By Luke Beltrand


he vast world of sports supplementation can be a confusing and tough world to try and wade through all the marketing and the science. Supplements can be extremely valuable to recovery and increased sports performance. I am hoping to give you some more information so you can make better informed decisions. First thing we need to know is that supplements do not have to be FDA approved or regulated by the USDA, this means that they DO NOT have to list what is actually in their supplements if they do not want to. Now a majority of companies will honestly list there ingredients and nutrition facts because it is not in their best interest to provide false documents which could come back and bite them. Regardless this still poses a problem as we MUST know what we are putting in our bodies especially for our athletes looking to play college hockey. Even something as simple as high caffeine levels before a drug test can make an athlete ineligible for the NCAA because it is a banned substance and considered a stimulant, therefore we must be very careful!

When looking for a supplement we want either product’s that are NCAA tested and approved banned substance free or companies that get their products certified that what is in the containers is actually in there, that way we can pull up the NCAA list of banned substances and verify whether or not the supplement is for us. With Supplements we need to remember that that is all they are, supplemental to our current diet. Supplements should never replace real food but be in addition to real food to help make up for nutrition deficiencies as our workload usually requires an increased caloric intake especially of certain foods. Supplements also usually tend to be a cheaper more concentrated form of food products. For example one serving of a protein shake can vary from .30 cents to $1.00 a scoop whereas a serving of steak could cost $3.00 dollars . Below is some general info, please feel free to contact me or one of my trainers at info@ for more information and guidance on Sports Supplements.■

Luke Beltrand is a Former Collegiate Hockey player and Current Manager of Crull Fitness Valley Ranch. Luke is Certified as a Certified Fitness Specialist through the Cooper’s Institute and Sports Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting. Luke is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for over 40 local Hockey Teams..


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• Make sure that it is non-gender-specific. • Adding a multivitamin is a wise decision. This is not a substitute to a healthy diet, but a second line of defense to ensure that your body is getting everything that it needs nutritionally to perform and recover.

• A good joint formula is excellent for preserving and rebuilding cartilaginous tissues, tendons, and ligaments surrounding joints.

Creatine • Your body’s supply of phosphocreatine is used for short bursts of energy. • Supplementing creatine monohydrate increases phosphocreatine stores. • This increases one’s anaerobic threshold, strength, and muscle mass.

Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA’S)

Glutamine • Is the most abundant amino acid found in muscles. • Helps repair muscle tissue damage from strenuous activity.

Whey Protein • Breaks down quickly to help muscles recover from strenuous activity. • Provides the body with extra protein that one may not be able to get from food alone. • Allows for optimal recovery from resistance training.

• BCAA’S are the building blocks of the body. • Some amino acids are needed in larger amounts than what is provided in any protein supplement. Protein is made from BCAA’S. They provide the body with all the essential amino acids needed to recover from strenuous activity that a protein supplement may not always give you. 8 Keep your kids out of hot water – put them on ice!


Aces Bantam Goalie #35 Trey Peterson


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Keep Your Cool in Hot Weather

Learn more about heat-related illness and how to stay cool and well in hot weather.


etting too hot can make you sick. You can become ill from You can take these steps to prevent heat-related illnesses, the heat if your body can’t compensate for it and properly injuries, and deaths during hot weather: cool you off. Heat exposure can even kill you: it caused 7,233 • Stay in an air-conditioned heat-related deaths in the United States from 1999 to 2009. indoor location as much as possible. These are the main things affecting your body’s ability to cool itself during extremely hot weather: • Drink plenty of fluids even if you don’t feel thirsty. • High humidity. When the humidity is high, sweat won’t • Wear loose, lightweight, evaporate as quickly, which keeps your body from releasing light-colored clothing and heat as fast as it may need to. sunscreen. • Personal factors. Age, obesity, fever, dehydration, heart • Schedule outdoor activities disease, mental illness, poor circulation, sunburn, and prescription carefully. drug and alcohol use can play a role in whether a person can cool • Pace yourself. off enough in very hot weather. • Take cool showers or baths to cool down. Here are some facts about which people are at greatest risk • Check on a friend or neighbor and have someone do the for heat-related illness and what protective actions to take to same for you. prevent illness or death: • Do not leave children or pets in cars. • People who are at highest risk are the elderly, the very young, • Check the local news for health and safety updates. ■ and people with chronic diseases or mental illness. • But even young and healthy people can get sick from the heat if they participate in strenuous physical activities * National Center for Environmental Health, Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects. Learn more at during hot weather. • Air-conditioning is the number one protective factor against heat-related illness and death. If a home is not air conditioned, people can reduce their risk for heat-related illness by spending time in public facilities that are air conditioned.

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Beau Rehonic - Euless Bantam Capitals

Beau Rehonic - Euless Bantam Capitals

Beau Rehonic - Euless Bantam Capitals


McKinney JV #25 Garrett Jackson moving the puck up ice.

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Ice Jets Academy U14 Prep defenseman Austen Halpin applauds members of the Ice Jets Academy U14 team after losing to them 8-1 in the AA Bantam Southwest Selects Hockey Series Freeze Out Championship in Richardson. Photos by Jo Steck Photography

DID YOU KNOW? Locker Room Supervision USA Hockey is concerned with locker room activities between minor players; minor players and adult players; adults being alone with individual minor players in locker rooms; and with nonofficial or non-related adults having unsupervised access to minor participants at sanctioned team events. It is the policy of USA Hockey and USA Hockey InLine that all Affiliates, Districts, leagues, and local hockey programs have at least one responsible adult present directly monitoring the locker room during all team events to assure that only participants, (coaches and players), approved team personnel and family members are permitted in the locker room and to supervise the conduct in the locker room. Any individual meetings with a minor participant and a coach in a locker room shall require a responsible adult be with the coach. Further, responsible adults must personally monitor the locker room environment at all times while participants are present and also make sure the locker room is appropriately secured during times when minor participants are on the ice.

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Neil Juanillo (HCD PW AA) spending offseason in Clearwater Beach, FL.

Q. What did the summer say to the spring? A. Help! I’m going to fall. Why did the nurse go to art school? NEED A Q. A. Because she wanted to learn how to draw blood. REASON Q. What is a mosquito’s favorite sport? TO SMILE? A. Skin diving.

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McKinney JV #98 Jack Barton

Ryan Baker of the Flower Mound High School JV team scoring a goal in the Championship game on Sunday 8/4/13 vs. Arlington/Midlothian. Flower Mound went on to win the game 8-4.

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McKinney JV #13 Brendon McMahon


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Grayson Walloga Houston Hitmen Interesting shot of Grayson Walloga, Houston Hitmen U15 AA team, in a collision with Jackob Nunez, Odessa U16AA team, during a SWSHS game this past season.

Jenna Marotta, a member of the Houston Hitmen U15AA team, has advanced to the USA Hockey National Player Development Camp in Saint Cloud MN. This is the second year in a row that Jenna has advanced to this level. Jenna most recently was an assistant captain on the “Team Houston” 2012-13 U15 AA team that was the SWSHS U16 AA season runner ups. She is an inspiration and role model for her teammates.

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Preston Ware - Allen Americans Midget Major AA

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McKinney JV Goalie #43 Landon Brower


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Nick Early, Allen Americans AA Midget Minor, scoring the winning goal in the season championship game

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Random Hockey Facts


• A puck hit by the best shooters can travel at more than 100 mph. • A goalie’s chest protector is made of Kevlar, the same material used in bulletproof vest for police. • The puck is five ounces of solid vulcanized rubber, three inches in diameter and one inch thick. The puck is frozen before games to make it bounce resistant.

• The Montreal Canadiens have won the most Stanley • The layer of ice in a pro hockey rink is usually three Cups in league history, with 23. The most recent came in quarters of an inch thick and kept at a temperature of 1993. The last player in the NHL to play without a helmet 16 degrees. was Craig MacTavish, who retired in 1997. • The original Stanley Cup was only seven inches high.

• In Detroit, fans often throw octopi on the ice during the playoffs, when the Red Wings score. The tradition • In the history of the National Hockey League, seven dates back to the Original Six era, when it only took eight goalies have been credited with a total of nine goals. wins — one for every octopus tentacle — to capture the Stanley Cup. • The NHL was formed in 1917 and has become one of the most successful professional sports leagues in the world • The Anaheim Ducks — originally called the Anaheim Mighty Ducks — were named after the team in the Disney • Before 1914, referees used to place the puck on the ice movie, The Mighty Ducks. between the players’ sticks for face-offs. This led to many cuts, bruises, and even broken hands for the referees. • The first Stanley Cup cost less than $50 Starting in 1914, the referees were allowed to drop the puck between the players’ stick. • The first NHL Entry Draft was held in 1963, since that time only three players selected first overall have never • Legendary goalie Jacques Plante loved to knit! played an NHL game. • On a relatively long-distance shot, 60 feet away from • Kris Draper spent parts of three seasons with the the goal, the goaltender will have 0.45 seconds to react. Winnipeg Jets before they decided to ship him off to the Detroit Red Wings for a single dollar. • On average, a Zamboni machine “travels” close to 2,000 miles each year in the course of resurfacing. • The dubious record of career games played without ever reaching the playoffs belongs to Guy Charron who • It takes 15,000 gallons of water to make a regulation- played 734 NHL games over the course of his career size rink ready before hockey games are to be played without ever playing in the postseason. on them. • Jarome Iginla of the Calgary Flames has the longest • The first Hockey puck ever used was a frozen piece of name in NHL history, his full given name is Jarome cow dung. Arthur Leigh Adekunle Tig Junior Elvis Iginla. • The National Hockey League (NHL) was founded on November 22, 1917. 888-878-8465

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Allen Americans ready to play!

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Calgary Glatz - Allen Allen Americans Midget Major AA

Calvin Stewart - Dallas Penguins Midget Minor AA

Brandon Estes - Dallas Stars Elite

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Vili Lappalainen - Dallas Stars Elite



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Ice Times Magazine August 2013  

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