Hounds and Hurricanes Families, with the reopening of Sugar Land Ice, we are moving forward with plans to field a full slate (squirt through bantam) of travel teams for 2016-17. Please use the links below to find out more information on our coaching staff, prospect skates and tryouts. Prospect skate and tryout dates will be announced in the coming weeks, so please check back.
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!
In a thrilling 4-3 overtime victory over the Memorial City Dragons, the Squirt Hounds captured the 2014-15 Houston Met Championship Sunday evening at Bellerive Ice Center. Finding themselves down a goal in the third, the Hounds rallied to tie the game at 3. After a furious back and forth finish to the period, the teams headed to sudden victory overtime. Both goalies shined in overtime as the teams traded multiple scoring chances. During a wild scrum in front of the Dragons net late in OT, the Hounds were able to knock in the rebound for the championship. This was the second overtime victory for the Hounds in as many nights as they defeated the Memorial City McCoy team 4-3 in the semifinals. The Hounds finished the regular season in first place after compiling a 16-3 record. It was an incredible finish to an incredible season for an incredible group of kids, coaches and parents. Go Hounds!
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!