Crull Fitness pg. 8 Southwest Alumni Update pg. 14 DSTHL Championship Weekend Schedule pg. 4 “Keep your kids out of hot water, put them on ice”
Cosmo’s Corner pg. 18
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Ice Jets U16 Midget Minor AA - Goalie Dalton Baker
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Texas Aces #9 Brendan Finn
Cam Donaldson takes the open shot for Stars Elite 98
Brandon Estes - Dallas Penguins, Midget Minor AA
Logan Paris - McKinney Lightning Bantam giving a thumbs up during the SWSHS Fall Battle Classic by Jo Steck Photography
Raymond Smith (Oilers MMin AA - Blaznek) with a save
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DSTHL Championship Weekend Schedule
All Championship Weekend Series’ will be a Best of 3 with the #1 & #2 Ranked Teams from the Semifinals playing for the League Championship. All the U18 & U16 Championship Games will be at the DPSC McKinney & the U14, U12 & U10 Games will be at the DPSC Valley Ranch. ■
3/9, GM 1: 1:15 PM 3/9, GM 2: 8:45 PM 3/10, GM 3*: 11:00 AM
3/9, GM 1: 11:15 AM 3/9, GM 2: 7:30 PM 3/10, GM 3*: 1:45 PM
3/9, GM 1: 11:30 AM 3/9, GM 2: 7:00 PM 3/10, GM 3*: 10:45 AM
3/9, GM 1: 1:00 PM 3/9, GM 2: 9:15 PM 3/10, GM 3*: 3:30 PM
3/9, GM 1: 9:45 AM 3/9, GM 2: 5:15 PM 3/10, GM 3*: 9:15 AM
3/9, GM 1: 8:15 AM 3/9, GM 2: 6:15 PM 3/10, GM 3*: 2:15 PM
3/9, GM 1: 8:00 AM 3/9, GM 2: 3:30 PM 3/10, GM 3*: 9:00 AM
3/9, GM 1: 6:45 AM 3/9, GM 2: 2:45 PM 3/10, GM 3*: 9:15 AM
3/9, GM 1: 12:45 PM 3/9, GM 2: 9:45 PM 3/10, GM 3*: 3:15 PM
3/9, GM 1: 9:30 AM 3/9, GM 2: 5:45 PM 3/10, GM 3*: 12:00 PM
3/9, GM 1: 9:45 AM 3/9, GM 2: 5:45 PM 3/10, GM 3*: 11:15 AM
3/9, GM 1: 8:00 AM 3/9, GM 2: 4:00 PM 3/10, GM 3*: 10:30 AM
3/9, GM 1: 11:00 AM 3/9, GM 2: 8:00 PM 3/10, GM 3*: 1:30 PM
3/9, GM 1: 6:30 AM 3/9, GM 2: 2:30 PM 3/10, GM 3*: 9:00 AM
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Dallas Penguins Midget Minor AA Joshua Mehr Some things never change.
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Focus and Intensity F By Luke Beltrand
ocus and intensity are two factors that an athlete can’t live without. The ability to stay in control of one’s ability, despite outside stimulus coming against you is extremely valuable. While you are maintaining this controlled positive thought pattern you must also bring your best to the table in everything you do. To tackle the task with unrelenting passion and fervor and leaving nothing in the tank. It’s one of the greatest of accomplishments, to give all that you are towards a goal without regret. These attributes are very important in the gym and for the game of hockey. If an athlete cannot focus on his workouts he will most likely not complete them or take breaks which would affect the quality of the workout. In even a worst case a lifter could get hurt by not performing a lift correctly or not being aware of the world around him. If an athlete
does not work hard and bring intensity he can only receive results equal to the level output. It is not good enough to be good, it is not even good enough to show up, and you actually have to perform every task with excellence in order to achieve a most excellent result. On the Ice lack of focus leads to mistakes. A lack of intensity leads to lost battles, missed opportunities and ultimately losses. Desire is the root of success because in order to have something you have to want it. If you don’t want something you won’t take on steps to achieve it. Sometimes just wanting it more can make you do things you may have not thought achievable. Peter Twist has a stellar quote in his facilities …. “Today I will give everything I have, what I keep inside I will lose forever.”■
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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Allyson Simpson (Alliance 12U AAA - Hennes)
Mite Gold Frisco Islanders player, Jackson Foddrill
Weston King of the Dallas Stars Elite
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Texas Jr Stars Bantam - Austin Bell and Carter Gallo all dressed before a game.
Kaleb Croft - Dallas Penguins Midget Minor AA
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High Sticking!! Dallas Penguins U16 Midget Minor
Vartanian- House League Willowbrook vs Space City Hounds
Brenden Coon of The Alliance Bulldogs Squirt team taking some time from the teamâ€™s tournament in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada to play some outdoor hockey.
Alexander McBey (DJHA BT Green - McBey) bending the stick!
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Southwest Alumni Update by Tanner Wilson
he end of the NCAA & Junior Hockey Regular Season is on the horizon. It’s time for another update for Southwest Players playing Junior, NCAA & Professional Hockey. All Stats are through February 20th. Southwest Regional News briefs. Matt Donovan was voted a starter for the AHL All Star Game that took place on January 27th & 28th up in Providence, Rhode Island where he was able to fire off 2 SOG during the game. He also participated in the Hardest Shot Competition during the AHL Skills Challenge where his best slap shot was 98.1 MPH. Seth Jones won Gold at the ‘13 World Junior Hockey Championships in Sochi, Russia where he scored his 1st and only goal of the Tournament in their Opener against Germany. He also added 6 assist in the event as he is making the case to be the favorite to be the #1 Overall Pick in this summer’s draft. Jones’ Portland Winterhawks team also has clinched the U.S. Division Title out in the WHL and is in strong shape to be the #1 Seed in the WHL Western Conference Playoffs when the WHL Post Season begins in Late March where they have a 13 point lead with just 11 games left to play in the regular season that wraps up on March 17th. Most recently, he was also in the CHL Top Prospects Game in Halifax, Nova Scotia where he made a strong impression among NHL Scouts and is becoming the favorite to be the top pick in this year’s NHL Draft. In addition to Seth Jones, Stefan Noesen also made the Prelim Roster but due to a 10 Game Suspension he concurred in the OHL prior to the start of the USA WJHC Prelim Camp that the IIHF Upheld. He was unable to compete in the Tournament. Chris Brown has been on a tare with the scoring summary where he has scored 5 points (4G 1A) in the last 4 games. Among them included scoring twice in a 7-3 victory over the St. John’s Ice Caps. In addition, he’s beginning to get a lot more time on the PP in recent weeks where he is up to an impressive 5 PP Goals this season which is tied with Michael Stone for the Portland Pirates Team Lead. Christian Frey was traded from the Tri-City Storm to the Dubuque Fighting Saints on January 28th. This was part that he was having a difficult time getting much playing time after being able to trade to the Eastern Conference Leaders. Since the trade, he’s been 2-1-0 with a 3.17 GAA. Jason Cotton was able to get named to the USHL Top Prospects Game and was able to score the game winning goal early in the 2nd period to help Team West hold on to a 2-1 victory. Amarillo Bulls Teammates Garrett Peterson & Clint Carlisle who were also teammates with the Dallas Stars Elites U18 Team will continue being teammates and will become Military Officers for the Army Academy starting next year. Peterson’s commitment was made official on December 7th while Clint Carlisle committed back in Late January after having to sit out nearly 3 months with an ankle injury where since his return on 1/18. He’s earned 5 points (2G 3A) & has a +2 rating and has been connecting on a lot of strong passes and not afraid to shoot the puck as well where he had multiple shots on goal
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in every game since his return. Topeka Roadrunners Forward Kyle Sharkey Announced a NCAA D3 Commitment to the University of Wisconsin Steven’s Point. He’s looking to end his NAHL Career with a high as he looks to help his Roadrunners team have a shot at the NAHL Robertson Cup Tournament in Mid-May. He’s been among the team’s leading scorers for the Roadrunners this year as he is 2nd in scoring with 55 points. Brady Ferguson (Amarillo/U18 Selects), Justin Greenberg (Texas/Team Texas) & Kyle Sharkey (Topeka/Team Mid-West) all got voted into to play in the NAHL Top Prospects Tournament that took place from 2/18-20 in Troy, Michigan. In addition, Amarillo Bulls Head Coach Rocky Russo & Texas Tornado Head Coach Tony Curtale were the coaching staff for Team Texas at the Event. The NAHL announced that the Robertson Cup Tournament will be back in Frisco, Texas from May 10-13 back on February 13th.. However, for the first time in nearly a decade, the Host Team will not get an automatic bid for this year’s event. It will be only the 4 Division Champions that will be competing for the Robertson Cup this season.
Full List of NCAA Commitments Prep School Thomas Aldworth (Cushing Academy [MASS.]/Providence College Hockey East) United States Hockey League Jason Cotton (Tri-City Storm/Northeastern Univ. Hockey East) North American Hockey League Clint Carlisle (Amarillo Bulls/Army Academy Atlantic Hockey) Garrett Peterson (Amarillo Bulls/Army Academy Atlantic Hockey) Duggie Lagrone (Fairbanks Ice Dogs/Colorado College WCHA) Kyle Sharkey (Topeka Roadrunners/Univ. of Wisconsin-Stevens Point NCAA D3) Robert Nichols (Wenatchee Wild/Univ. of Connecticut Atlantic Hockey) American Hockey League (AHL) D Matt Donovan: Edmond, Oklahoma (Bridgeport Sound Tigers/ NYI Signe) 2012-2013 Season Stats: 48 GP 8-19-27 +7 57 PIM 83 SOG F Chris Brown: Flower Mound, Texas (Portland Pirates/PHX Signe) 2012-2013 Season Stats: 48 GP 16-11-27 -6 70 PIM 128 SOG F Austin Smith: Coppell, Texas (Texas Stars/DAL Signe) 2012-2013 Season Stats: 16 GP 2-1-3 +1 6 PIM 27 SOG East Coast Hockey League F Austin Smith (Idaho Steelheads/DAL Signe) 2012-2013 Season Stats: 23 GP 19-11-30 +17 13 PIM 94 SOG
IceTimesMagazine Western Hockey League D Colten Martin: Arlington, Texas (Kelowna Rockets) 2012-2013 Season Stats: 60 GP 2-16-18 +31 47 PIM D Matt Staples: Coppell, Texas (Medicine Hat Tigers) 2012-2013 Season Stats: 26 GP 0-1-1 -6 12 PIM D Seth Jones: Plano, Texas (Portland Winterhawks) 2012-2013 Season Stats: 50 GP 9-36-45 +35 33 PIM ‘13 WJHC Championship: 7 GP 1-6-7 +8 4 PIM 17 SOG F Colin Jacobs: Coppell, Texas (Prince George Cougars/BUF Prospect) 2012-2013 Season Stats: 54 GP 22-21-43 -22 87 PIM Ontario Hockey League F Stefan Noesen: Plano, Texas (Plymouth Whalers/OTT Signe) 2012-2013 Season Stats: 40 GP 21-17-38 +1 37 PIM Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) Blake Coleman: Plano, Texas (Miami OH. Univ./NJ Prospect) 2012-2013 Season Stats: 32 GP 7-6-13 +5 45 PIM 106 SOG Colton Hargrove: Rockwall, Texas (Western Michigan Univ./BOS Prospect) 2012-2013 Season Stats: 26 GP 6-1-7 +4 25 PIM 44 SOG Erik Higby: New Braunfels, Texas (Northern Michigan Univ.) 2012-2013 Season Stats: 29 GR 6-10-16 +1 40 PIM 55 SOG Ryan Daugherty: Sanchse, Texas (Northern Michigan Univ.) 2012-2013 Season Stats: 32 GP 9-5-14 +2 48 PIM 57 SOG CJ Ludwig: Little Elm, Texas (Northern Michigan Univ.) 2012-2013 Season Stats: 30 GP 4-9-13 +5 47 PIM 49 SOG
Ryan McMurphy: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Tri-City Storm) 2012-2013 Season Stats: 41 GP 1-5-6 -3 10 PIM 45 SOG British Columbia Hockey League Blake Box: Plano, Texas (Salmon Arm Silverbacks) 2012-2013 Season Stats: 40 GP 2-6-8 60 PIM Alberta Junior Hockey League F Alex Cromwell: McKinney, Texas (Ft. McMurray Oil Barons) 2012-2013 Season Stats: 54 GP 6-7-13 Central Canadian Hockey League D JJ Hart: Kanata Stallions (Frisco, Texas) 2012-2013 Season Stats: 47 GP 4-17-21 50 PIM F Brendan Mcguire: Pembroke Lumber Kings (Flower Mound, Texas) 2012-2013 Season Stats: 54 GP 20-21-41 49 PIM F Liam Biard: Pembroke Lumber Kings (Flower Mound, Texas) 2012-2013 Season Stats: 51 GP 11-15-26 38 PIM
North American Hockey League F Garrett Peterson: Coppell, Texas (Amarillo Bulls) 2012-2013 Season Stats: 38 GP 3-11-14 +19 54 PIM 57 SOG F Tyler Gernhofer: Grapevine, Texas (Amarillo Bulls) 2012-2013 Season Stats: 37 GP 7-11-18 +13 22 PIM 69 SOG F Brady Ferguson: Lewisville, Texas (Amarillo Bulls) 2012-2013 Season Stats: 40 GP 8-13-21 +16 54 PIM 99 SOG F Clint Carlisle: Trophy Club, Texas (Amarillo Bulls) 2012-2013 Season Stats: 20 GP 9-5-14 +9 6 PIM 62 SOG F Duggie Lagrone: Dallas, Texas (Fairbanks Ice Dogs) 2012-2013 Season Stats: 39 GP 3-13-16 +5 43 PIM 65 SOG ECAC Hockey D Tyler Minx: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Jamestown Ironmen) Armand De Swardt: Plano, Texas (Cornell Univ.) 2012-2013 Season Stats: 37 GP 4-14-18 -15 185 PIM 93 SOG 2012-2013 Season Stats: 18 GP 1-2-3 -2 47 PIM D Sam Johnson: Dallas, Texas (Kalamazoo Jr. K-Wings) 2012-2013 Season Stats: 40 GP 1-8-9 +14 68 PIM 50 SOG Hockey East F TJ Stuntz: Round Rock, Texas (Michigan Warriors) Jacob Fallon: Southlake, Texas (Univ. of Vermont) 2012-2013 Season Stats: 18 GP 3-1-4 E 13 PIM 32 SOG 2012-2013 Season Stats: 28 GP 8-10-18 -1 14 PIM 52 SOG F Dylan Campbell: Prosper, Texas (Odessa Jackalopes) 2012-2013 Season Stats: 25 GP 1-5-6 -13 50 PIM 18 SOG Western Collegiate Hockey Association F Justin Greenberg: Plano, Texas (Texas Tornado) Ian Young: Sugar Land, Texas (Colorado College) 2012-2013 Season Stats: 49 GP 20-28-48 +10 4 PIM 126 SOG 2012-2013 Season Stats: 30 GP 1-6-7 +8 2 PIM 32 SOG G Hunter Leisner: Garland, Texas (Texas Tornado) Chase Grant: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Minnesota State) 2012-2013 Season Stats: 42 GP 28-14-0 1 SO 2.52 GAA .914 SV% 2012-2013 Season Stats: 32 GP 6-9-15 E 40 PIM 68 SOG F Kyle Sharkey: Moore, Oklahoma (Topeka Roadrunners) Taylor Herndon: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Minnesota State Univ.) 2012-2013 Season Stats: 46 GP 26-29-55 +19 43 PIM 123 SOG 2012-2013 Season Stats: 4 GP 0-2-2 +2 0 PIM 6 SOG F Trace Redmond: Dallas, Texas (Wenatchee Wild) Johnnie Searfoss: Colleyville, Texas (Nebraska-Omaha) 2012-2013 Season Stats: 40 GP 7-10-17 +15 79 PIM 63 SOG 2012-2013 Season Stats: 28 GP 10-9-19 +6 10 PIM 66 SOG F Robert Nichols: Dallas, Texas (Wenatchee Wild) 2012-2013 Season Stats: 38 GP 29-6-3 6 SO 1.94 GAA .917 SV% United States Hockey League F Matt Robinson: Plano, Texas (Wichita Falls Wildcats) Tanner Karty: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Des Moines Buccaneers) 2012-2013 Season Stats: 21 GP 5-4-9 E 14 PIM 44 SOG ■ 2012-2013 Season Stats: 39 GP 11-12-23 +9 115 PIM 85 SOG Christian Frey: Arlington, Texas (Dubuque Fighting Saints) Jason Cotton: Parker, Texas (Tri-City Storm) 2012-2013 Season Stats: 36 GP 0-3-3 -17 8 PIM 40 SOG 888-878-8465
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Tanner Woody challenges the Marcus goalie - Mansfield Varsity
Picture of Hailey Schatzmann taken by Eric Knappenberger.
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Ice Jets U16 Midget Major AA wins SWSHL Championship
Vili Lappalainen - Dallas Penguins Midget Minor AA
Enjoying House League Hockey in Houston,Texas in a game @ the Toyota Center between the top two teams in the Houston Metro House Hockey League. Willowbrook Vipers(green) vs Willowbrook Stealth(black). Shown here is Vipers’ forward NicholasVartanian about to break away between two Stealth players.
Ice Jets U16 Midget Minor AA - Dalton Caesar
Texas Aces #10 Kyle Mills
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Cosmo’s Tip of the Month Groin Strains By Cosmo Clarke
roin injuries are pretty common in ice hockey because the diagonal stride used in skating puts the groin (adductor) muscles under strain. This injury usually occurs with sudden changes in direction. It is acute in nature but can develop into a chronic issue.
(Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) Early stretching should be avoided, but usually 3-4 days after the injury should be taken off prior to trying any stretching or strengthening. This does not mean you cannot try gentle range of motion exercises (but within your pain free range only). Example of this would be riding a stationary bike.
Prevention: 1) Proper Dynamic Warm Up consisting of light jog, high knees, lateral shuffles, back-pedaling, forward walking lunges w/half twist, reverse walking lunges.
Cosmo Clarke has five years pro hockey experience/CHL, CoHL & SHL. He is a Hockey Skills/Strength & Conditioning Coach, Dallas Oilers Youth Hockey (Major Midget Tier II 2011-12 National Champions); Assistant Hockey Coach, Jesuit Prep College; and Director of Athletic Development at Sportsplex. Cosmo is part of the professional coaching staff leading the new Jr Oilers Developmental Program for Mites at the Ice Training Center in Richardson. To learn more, call 972-680-7825.
2) Light Static Stretches going to the point of tension and not pain. Hold stretch for a count of 10-15 seconds while breathing regularly to ensure body is relaxing. 3) Strengthening should be performed every other day as strengthening exercises cause muscles to tighten. Some strengthening exercises to consider are ball/pillow squeezes whether lying down or standing, slide board from side to side push, simultaneous leg adduction on slide board bring feet together lateral lunges with 5 second hold, forward lunge with 5 second hold, reverse lunge with 5 second hold, cable or elastic band hip adduction and abduction. Players have to take some responsibility in this by preparing off-season and in-season maintenance by strengthening these muscles using some of the exercises listed above. ■
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To the delight of the fans, Austin Capitals Noah Maddex score!
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Chris Neukranz, 18U AA DJHA, makesÂ a last minute save.
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Texans, Brenden Cain, Payton Baldillez and James Haddock -Tilton Rams Texas hockey players at Tilton, a New Hampshire School
Austin Perdue blocking a shot. Pee Wee with Texas Brahmas. Photo by friend Chris Caldwell. Chris calls this his “perfectly timed photo”
Stanley Estell wards off a BAHHA attacker
Hayden Stricker of the Dallas Stars Elite.
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Alex Thompson says “Ouch!!” - Dallas Penguins U16 AA
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