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    HCD alum to join NAHL Fairbanks Ice Dogs for the 2014/15 season

    HC Dallas would like to congratulate Dalton Skelly on earning a spot on the NAHL Fairbanks Ice Dogs for the 2014-15 Season.  Dalton has spent eight of the last nine seasons playing with HCD/Alliance.

    After catching the eye of the Fairbanks coaching staff early in the season, Dalton became an affiliate player in November and joined the Ice Dogs for a week of practices and games when they traveled to Texas on a South Division road trip in late January.  An impressive outing lead to an invite to the Ice Dogs  main camp and a spot for the upcoming season.

    “I am very excited to have the opportunity to play for the Fairbanks Ice Dogs this coming year,” said Dalton.  “ I would like to thank all of the coaches and my teammates in the HC Dallas organization for their influence and support over the years.”

    The Ice Dogs are the defending NAHL Robertson Cup Champions and saw twelve of their players make NCAA commitments last season. (10 D1, 2 D3).

    Fairbanks is no stranger to Texas Defensemen.  Texas native Duggie Lagrone was part of their championship squad last season and will be moving on to begin his Colligate career with Colorado College this fall.

     2014 NHL Draft: What Lies Beneath

    It was business as usual at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, held this past weekend in Philadelphia, PA. The all-to-common barrage of trade rumors and draft projections by hockey experts swirled about as pundits and fans alike waited for a blockbuster move to be made, one that might shake up the fortunes of a team, their team, in the never-ending quest to improve.

    On the flip side, young players like former HC Dallas/Alliance Bulldog player Maxim Letunov, picked 52nd overall by the St. Louis Blues, anxiously waited with family to hear their name called, fulfilling a childhood dream and taking the first step in a new segment of their hockey journey, that of playing the game they love, this time as professionals.

    But underneath the glitz and glamour of the draft, the realization of childhood dreams, and the back-and-forth bargaining by club GM’s, lies a set of draft statistics that paint a less emotional, but no less interesting, and encouraging picture of the NHL’s big day.


    Thomas Speer Joins HC Dallas Goaltending Staff

    HC Dallas is excited to announce the addition of Coach Thomas Speer to the coaching staff for the 2014-15 season.  Coach Speer and Coach MacNicol will be working together to provide HC Dallas goaltenders complete comprehensive goaltending specific training.

    Coach Speer is a full-time goalie coach, who played professionally in the ECHL with the Dallas Stars affiliate, Idaho Steelheads. He played college hockey for three years at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and one year at the University of Massachusetts Boston.  

    CLICK HERE to learn more about Coach Speer

    HC Dallas Features Hockey Education Facility

    Designed to help coaches maximize player development, the Education Facility boasts two flat screen TV's for viewing game and practice footage, desk areas for players to do homework (hockey and school), and special tables that feature ice rink dry-erase boards to assist coaches in delivering a premium hockey education and to aid players in their hockey development.

    Click Here
    for pics.

    Fitness & Training News

    Crull Fitness Summer Off-Ice Program

    Take your hockey game to the next level this summer! Top Hockey Coaches and Crull Fitness bring you the most advanced hockey strength and conditioning program ever offered in Dallas.

    Click here for details

    Player Development News

    HCD Player Takes Game to the International Stage

    HC Dallas '00 player Allyson Simpson recently competed in the Selects World Invitational Tournament. The tournament was held in the cities of Helsinki, Finland, and Reykjavik, Iceland. With a roster touting players who come from west of Detroit in the US, and Canada, Simpson skated for the West Cost Selects and participated in every contest her team played.  The girls played 10 games in 2 countries, with Ally's team taking the crown! Way to go Ally! Learn more about the Selects Sports Hockey Program HERE.


    Congrats to HC Dallas Players Headed to TAC

    Congratulations to all HC Dallas players advancing to the Rocky Mountain District Camp!  HC Dallas is sending twenty-seven players to this year's camp. The camp will be held May 7th-11th, 2014 at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns, Utah. Good luck to all!  Click Here for a list of players advancing.


    Team News

    14U AA Wins DSTHL Championship

    Congratulations to the 14U AA- Diduck team on their DSTHL Playoff Championship!  The team has also been invited to play at the National Tournament in April. Good luck to the players and coaches!


    18U AA Crowned State Champions

    The HC Dallas 18U AA squad erased a 2-0 first period deficit in a thrilling come-from-behind win to take the Texas State Championship over the Allen Americans.

    The team played strong hockey throughout the State Tournament weekend, posting an overall 3-1 record, the only blemish coming in a tight 3-2 loss against the Allen Americans in game 1--the club they ultimately defeated in the Title game. Congrats to all 18U AA players and coaches!!


    Allyson Simpson and West Coast Selects U15 win in Bratislava

    Hockey Homework Series

    Description: Coach Steve LaMere demonstrates some fun tricks with the puck you can try on the ice or at home. See more of the Hockey Homework series HERE

    USA Hockey ADM

    Description: To demonstrate how a full sheet of ice looks to a child, USA Hockey put adult players on an extra large rink with giant nets to simulate what a child sees. Watch what happens next.