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.
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.
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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.
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HCD Player to Join the Bay State Breakers of the USPHL
HC Dallas would like to congratulate Jack Moore on earning a spot on the
USPHL Bay State Breakers for the 2014-15 Season.
Moore, a forward, accumulated eleven (11) Goals and sixteen (17) Assists in
33 NAPHL games last year.
He has spent five of the last six seasons playing with HCD/Alliance.
Based in Kingston, MA the Bay State Breakers field teams in all divisions of
the USPHL and have sent over 150 players on the NCAA hockey since 1997.
HCD player to join NAHL Kenai River Brown Bears for the 2014/15 season
HC Dallas would like to congratulate Joey Sardina on earning a spot on the NAHL Kenai River Brown Bears for the 2014-15 Season. Sardina, a forward, accumulated eight (8) Goals and sixteen (16) Assists in 29 NAPHL games last year. He has spent the last six seasons playing with HCD/Alliance and had earned a spot on the 18U NAPHL Team for this upcoming year.
The Brown Bears had a successful outing last year advancing to the Robertson Cup playoffs and taking the eventual Robertson Cup Champion Fairbanks Ice Dogs to five games in the West Division Semi Final. Nine Brown Bear players made NCAA commitments last season. (4 D1, 5 D3).
Learn more about the NAPHL by visiting www.naphl.com
For more information on the NAHL visit www.nahl.com
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.
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.
Apparel and Equipment pickup is Saturday, August 23rd. Your team managers have the exact times. We will also have Spirit Wear available for purchase.
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
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.