Hounds families, we are excited to announce our plans for the upcoming summer hockey season.
Mite/Squirt/Peewee/Bantam - weekly skills session, team practice and game
Midget - weekly full-ice team practice and game
All teams will participate in the Houston House Summer League.
Skills and practices will begin April 8, while games start April 19. The game schedule will be posted (probably the week before games begin) at http://houstonhousehockey.com/. The summer season will end July 13.
6:40-7:40 (goalie/skills clinic: open to mites, squirts, peewees, bantams)
7:50-8:50 (team practice for midgets)
6:10-7:10 (team practice for mites/squirt)
7:20-8:20 (team practice for peewee/bantam)
Plus one game per weekend, on either Saturday or Sunday.
Cost: $500, for mites, squirts, peewees, bantams
Cost for midgets will be announced when we get a better head count of players. Midgets, if you plan to play, let your team manager know.
Jerseys and socks will be available for an additional fee. ($20 per jersey, $10 per pair of socks)
Mite - Derek Zaharko
Squirt - Craig Johnson, Ken Bollweg, Nick Koumoutsakis, Dennis Straube, Ernie Bell
Peewee - Ron Tarlton, Chance Turner, Julian Lacasse, Todd Johnson
Bantam - Eric Passi, Todd Johnson, George Makedonas
Midget - Ron Kraft
With work commitments and summer vacations, coaches may rotate on game days/practice.
The Squirt Hounds went 5-0 over MLK weekend to capture the 2014 Texas Star Winter Classic Bronze Championship.
The weekend started out slowly with many of our families stuck in a major traffic jam leaving Houston Friday night, but quickly picked up steam Saturday morning. The Hounds came out firing to win game 1 by a score of 13-1 over the New Mexico Warriors. The momentum continued on Sunday as the Hounds picked up victories over the Wichita Warriors and the Ice Hogs from NW Arkansas by scores of 8-0 and 11-0.
Sunday night the kids met up with some of the players from the Wichita Warriors for some games of tag at the pin skate. in a great moment of sportsmanship, the players from both teams wished each other the best of luck in their games the next day.
Monday morning, the Hounds played the Ice Hogs for a spot in the championship game, coming away with another impressive 11-0 victory. In the championship game the Hounds met a rejuvinated New Mexico Warriors team, who were on a 3-game winning streak. In what was a much closer game than the score indicated, the Warriors fought to a 1-1 tie at the end of the first period. Playing with only 8 skaters, the Warriors tired but never gave up as the Hounds scored 7 goals in the 2nd period en route to an 8-1 victory.
The Hounds plan to let each player take the trophy and banner home for a few days before displaying both permanently at Space City Ice.
Statistics of note: all players had at least one point and 9 of 13 players scored a goal. Shade Q scored his first goal as a squirt. Keegan H had his first hat trick as a squirt. Ryan C J led the division in scoring. Sam T, Zach L, Sydney R, Andrew H, and both Ryan J's had playmakers (3 assists in one game.)
And the most important stat: Jake H had a shutout streak that lasted over 3 games. This was not only due to excellent goaltending, but also because of outstanding defensemen play (Mathis J, Joey C, Landon H) and unrelenting backchecking from our forwards (Abby G, Stathi K.)
Congrats to all of the boys, girls and coaches for a hard fought championship.
Dear Hockey Families,
Did you know that the Hounds were the first association in Houston to implement USA Hockey’s player development model? We saw the value in increased ice and puck touches and the immediate benefits from putting it into effect. We continue to work towards growing and creating a better program for your children, a program that will better develop your player and keep the cost down for you the parent. Towards that end, BAHHA is in the process of procuring rink divider panels which are designed to quickly and easily divide the ice for our Cross-Ice programs such as Mini-Mite, Mite and Squirt practices as well as training clinics. These panels are costly, often running in the area of $6500-7500, but this does not deter us. We are actively seeking grant monies from TAHA and other sources and have enrolled in the Kroger Community Rewards program. This is where you, as a parent and lover of all things hockey, are instrumental. By selecting BAHHA under the Kroger Community Rewards for your Kroger Plus Card, Kroger will donate a percentage of your grocery purchase to BAHHA and we will use that money to help purchase the rink dividers. So we ask that you take just a moment of your time and follow the directions below to help us get started.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS SUPPORTERS:
All supporters must have a registered Kroger Plus card account online to be able to link their card to an organization.
Link your card at www.KrogerCommunityRewards.com.
If you have an existing account, click on “Sign In”, otherwise click on “Register”.
If you are a new online customer:
Once you have a Kroger.com account:
View your Rewards Details
Remember, you must swipe your registered Kroger Plus Card or use your Alt ID when shopping for each purchase to count.
Please encourage other family members to enroll their cards as well, the more people that participate the quicker we will reach our goal.
Thank you for your time and desire to build a better program!!
Becky Marshall, President
Hounds families came out in full force yesterday to watch Coach Mike Hopkins launch into space. It was a picture perfect launch for the Soyuz spacecraft as it blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome shortly before 4:00 pm CDT. Docking to the International Space Station occured about 6 hours later, and hatches were opened, welcoming Mike aboard the ISS, around 11:30 pm CDT. Mike will spend the next 6 months aboard the ISS as a flight engineer, helping perform various scientific research and maintenance tasks.
Thanks to all that came out to watch!
Be sure to follow Coach Mike on twitter: https://twitter.com/AstroIllini
...and train like an astronaut: https://www.facebook.com/trainastronaut
The Hounds are excited to announce that the 5-week Try Hockey For Free program was recently featured in the Galveston County Daily News. This summers program has been a great success with 35 participants brand new to the sport. You can read the write up at the following link:
If you are interested in helping BAHHA with its mandate to develop youth hockey in the area, please consider volunteering to serve on the BAHHA Board of Directors. This is generally a two year term. If interested, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org giving your name, phone number and any specific areas of interest. It is through your continued support and efforts that we can continue to make playing BAHHA hockey a great experience.
Midget Major - 2012-13 DSTHL Midget Major Gold Division Champions
Bantam - 2012-13 DSTHL Bantam Green Division Runners-up
Peewee - 2012-13 DSTHL Peewee Green Division Runners-up
Squirt - 2012-13 DSTHL Squirt Green Division Regular Season Champions