Hounds/Hurricanes families, we plan to hold our annual season kickoff this coming Saturday, August 13th at Bellerive Ice starting at 4:15pm. Come join us for skills competitions, raffles, food, fun, merchandise and to register for the Hounds fall season. The planned on-ice activities are as follows:
All players playing for the Hounds/Hurricanes this fall are welcome to participate in the skills competitions. Players, family and friends are welcome at the family open skate.
Congratulations to Hurricanes players Sydney Rarick and Maya Gite for winning the Easton AAA Independent Classic 12U Girls Pacific Division this past weekend in Minnesota. Their team, Heart of Texas (composed of girls from across Texas and Oklahoma) went 5-0 in tournament play, winning the championship by a score of 7-1 over the Bauer Vapor girls 12U team from Minnesota. Congrats to all of the girls on an outstanding championship run!
We are very proud to announce that Karina Muffoletto, Hannah Comstock and Ben Tarlton (who have all played for the Hounds since the mite age) were selected to represent Texas at the Rocky Mountain District Camps in Colorado this June. Additionally we would like to congratulate the numerous current Houston Hurricanes and former Hounds Hockey players for their strong showings at the Texas Affiliate Camp in Dallas this past weekend.
After a heart-stopping shootout victory in the semifinals over the previously undefeated TX Jr. Stars, the Hurricanes provided quite the encore performance in the championship game. Trailing 2-1 against the Jr. Brahmas, the Cardiac Canes tied the game in the final 30 seconds to force overtime. After a scoreless OT session, the Hurricanes won their 2nd game in a row by shootout to bring the silver cowboy boot trophy back to Houston. Go Hurricanes!
Squirt Hounds Last Game at SCIS
It was a bittersweet moment when the scoreboard ticked down to zero on a 6-4 victory for the Hounds squirt team as the players, coaches and parents realized it would be the last Hounds game played at Space City Ice. Only an hour earlier the Hounds mite team finished their final game with one last chant of "Who are we? Hounds!" before saluting the crowd at center ice.
While the only home the Hounds have ever known will be sold to a car dealership early in October, we all took one last day to remember all that Space City Ice has given us. As the kids marched off to the lockerroom with big smiles on their faces, we realize that this is not the end... this pack of Hounds will play on together! Go Hounds!