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    Prayers for Humboldt Broncos, who play in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League,

    Canada crash: 14 killed as junior hockey team bus collides with truck.  

    A bus crash involving a junior hockey team in western Canada has killed 14 people and left others seriously injured.

    The Humboldt Broncos, who play in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, were travelling to a semi-final play-off game on Friday evening at 17:00 local time (23:00 GMT) when their bus collided with a transport truck.

    There were 28 people travelling on the bus, aged between 16 and 21, with the 14 others on board taken to hospital where three remain in a critical condition.  

    Les Teplicky nominated for Central Districts Position

    Yesterday I nominated Les Teplicky as a Central District Director to fill 1 of 4 Director Positions.  He was elected by the four Affiliate Presidents.  This is a significant milestone in MWAHA history as we have never had an District Director from our Affiliate.  Congratulations Les and MWAHA.

     

    Les Teplicky

     

     

    Respectfully,

     

    Shawn Spencer

    President, MWAHA

    Mobile: 402.312.5019

     

    SIOUX CITY RALLIES TO WIN DIVISION II HIGH SCHOOL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

    Legree goes out a champion in final season behind the bench

     

    PLYMOUTH, Minn. – Coach Dave Legree has decided to stop coaching hockey after 35 years in Sioux City, Iowa.

    Legree’s Sioux City Metros sent him out on top.

    Drake Beller had a goal and assist, including the game-winning goal in the third period, as Sioux City came from behind to beat BHC Monarch from Colorado 3-2 in Monday’s Division 2 championship of the Chipotle-USA Hockey High School Nationals in Plymouth, Minnesota.

    “100 percent,” Beller said of trying to give Legree a championship in his final year. “If you’re going to go out, this is the way to do it.”

    Blake Beller made 27 saves for the Metros, who won their first high school national championship. Reece McDonald and James Page also scored for Sioux City.

    “It’s always special when you can go out on top,” Legree said. “Whether we went out on top or not, it was time for me to move on. It’s been fun and this is a very special group of kids. I’m very proud of all of them, just their work ethic.”

    Adam Burtzlaff and Yuta Young each scored for Monarch, which also finished in second place in the high school tournament in 2016. Reese Kelly made 15 saves.

    “I thought we played well the whole game,” Monarch coach Jimmy Dexter said. “I think we just couldn’t bury our chances. We had great scoring chances and the puck wouldn’t go in.”

    Monarch beat the Metros 8-1 during the pool play portion of the tournament and appeared on their way to another lopsided score when Burtzlaff scored just 2:45 into Monday’s title game.

    Young gave Monarch a 2-0 lead midway through the first before Sioux City turned the momentum.

    McDonald scored with 4:35 left in the first with assists to Connor Sandoval and Chase Lewison.

    “You just chip away,” Legree said. “You give a lead like that, you just chip away and you wait for your turn. Finally, the puck bounced our way.”

    Page scored the tying goal late in the second when he was able to poke a puck past Kelly during a scrum in front of the net. Drake Beller, who led the team in scoring during the season, added the game-winner on a rush with a quick, blocker-side wrist shot from the top of the circles.

    Blake Beller was tested plenty in goal late. He made one point-blank save – a true game-saver – with two minutes left to maintain the lead.

    “Last game wasn’t a very good one; let in a lot of weak goals,” Blake said of the first matchup with Monarch. “This one, the team just bounced back and we went out there and got the job done.”

    Both teams were 0-for-3 on the power play, but BHC Monarch had a 29-18 advantage in shots on goal.

    “The 8-1 was everything lined up right, I think,” Dexter said. “They’re really good. I said when we played them, ‘I wouldn’t be surprised if we see them again in the final.’ We got some bounces and it definitely wasn’t an 8-1 game. Today we couldn’t get a bounce.”

    The bounces went the Metros way this time and gave Legree a championship sendoff after three decades of hockey in Sioux City. Legree, who once was in pro camp with the Minnesota North Stars, ended up in Sioux City when his playing career as a minor leaguer ended in the city.

    He coached Sioux City’s players for the final time on Sunday, ending a span where he coached eight of the seniors since they played 12U hockey.

    “I have two grandchildren I don’t see all winter,” Legree said. “I think I need to step back…I retired from hockey when I was 25 and I’ve been in hockey my whole life. I’m 62 years old, I’ll be 63 in May, so it’s in my heart, but the time is right.”

    Attention: MWAHA Assocation Presidents, Registrars, MWAHA Representative & Safesport Representatives

    We need the following information filled out by MWAHA Association:

    President

    Registrar

    MWAHA Representative

    Safesport Representative

    This information is needed to send out mass information to the above positions.

    Thank you

    Official USA Hockey Scoresheet - order link

    To order official USA Hockey Scoresheet please go to the link provide.

    2017 Boys Player Development Results

    2000 First Last 2001 First Last 2002 First Last 2003 First Last
    Goalies Jack Faulkner Goalies Avery Sturtz Goalies Spencer Northway Goalies Caleb Raisty
    Jake Sibell Chase Pabst Stephan Maslikowski Christopher Chirico
    Alt Eric Wisnousky Alt Ethan Berning Alt Evan Lystiuk Alt Erick Chaffe
    Def Colton Wilkie Def Tyler Fittro Def Bryce Battaglia Def Isaaco Leeman
    Nikolai Jenson Luke French Tyler Sanborn Mcarthy Reed
    Aaron Bohlinger Dominic Chirico Gavin Baumhover Alden Vanrooyan
    Ethan Rodriguez Carter Hobbs Maxwell Tobin Galvin Moioffer
    Alex Davis Russ Tedesco Mason Lamb Brecklin Denhartog
    Alt John Craycroft Alt Nicholas Tigges Alt Tanner Oban Troy Hunsicker
    James Curran Connor Couet Cameron Grajewski Brendan Shaner
    Forward Reed Stark Forward Evan Ross Forward Hayden Rast Alt Will Volence
    Jackson Willie Andrew Kozel Alexander Murphy Jermiah Synder
    Clark Kerner Jack Zimmer yan Kametz Darrell Smilth
    Tanner Edwards Cabrel Dunkle Cole Gilliland Forward Macus Miller
    Logan Will Christopher Johnson Dallas D"Amato Casey Winders
    CJ Hoyt Jarod Morgan Ben Sinnott Gage Gaherty
    Martin Moioffer Alex Beville Nickolas Robinson Ashton Christman
    Alt Austiin Becker Alt Carter Herbst Alt Paden Hicks Andrew King
    Michael Mulkerrin Trenton Norris Blake Bakey
    Dakota Lenz
    Sam Eaton
    Jackson Kinart
    Carter Frost
    Gavin Delfosse
    Alt Brayden Almquist
    Mason Johnston
    Jackson White

    2017 USAH Nationals

    Congratulations to the following MWAHA teams for their great showing at the 2017 USA Hockey Nationals.  Each team represent MWAHA and their association with strong competitive play and character.  Again Congratulations.

     

    Omaha Hockey Club

    Jr Lancer High School team – High School Nationals

    Lady Jr Lancer 19U – Girls Tier II Nationals

    Omaha AAA 16U – Boys 16U Tier I Nationals

     

    Tri City Youth

    Nebraska Select 16U – Boys 16U Tier II Nationals

    Announcements

    New PaperlessConsent to Screen Method
    2018 MWAHA Boys Player Development Camp
    Important Message about HECC Helmet Label
    MWAHA Girls Jamboree
    2018 MWAHA Annual Board Meeting
    Girls Midwest Team

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