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4 Stars are Born
While the 2021-2022 NA3HL season is still months away, the season has officially begun for those in the front office with the NA3HL draft on Wednesday. The Jr. Stars spread their four picks on all three levels of the ice by selecting two forwards, one defenseman, and a goalie.
In the first round, the Jr. Stars selected right-handed defenseman Jack Thomas as the fourth overall pick to bolster up the blueline. The six-foot native from St. Louis, Missouri, played a total of 21 games split between St. Louis AAA Blues 18U of the T1EHL 18U and NAPHL 18U. Thomas also played ten games at Lafayette High. His overall stats in 2020-2021 were 4 goals, 13 assists, for a total of 17 points.
The second round found the Jr. Stars picking local and selected Caden Martin 38th overall. Born in Arlington, Texas, this 17-year-old, left-handed forward will find himself in familiar colors with the Jr. Stars. Martin only played 15 games during the 2020-2021 season for the Dallas Stars 18U and found the back of the net once.
Owen Yancy will find himself playing hockey in North Texas after being picked 72nd overall in the third round. A 5-foot-9 goalie from Philadelphia played in 4 regular-season games during the 2020-2021 season and recorded a 3.18 GAA and an SV% of .913. In the post-season, Yancy stepped it up with a GAA of 3.00 and an SV% of .923 in his two games played.
The Jr. Stars dipped back into the forward pool and selected another local prospect in Michael Kennedy from the Mckinney North Stars 18U in the fourth round 106th overall.
The breakdown of positions drafted:
Forwards: 88 (65%)
Defense: 40 (29%)
Goalies: 8 (6%)
With these four players selected, the beginning of the 2021-2022 Jr. Stars roster has begun to take form. Jr. Stars General Manager Tristian Allen and Head Coach Tom Train have a lot to look forward to when the puck drops in October.
Welcoming the El Paso Rhinos into the Children’s Health StarCenter for their NA3HL debut, the Mid Cities Jr. Stars entered this weekend on a high note after their 4-0 shutout win against the Louisiana Drillers. With only two wins on the season, the Jr. Stars were looking to carry that momentum forward.
The native Frenchmen, Nahuel Veyan, followed his shutout performance in Louisiana by stopping an official 60 of 61 shots through 65 minutes of play. During the shootout, “Frenchie” turned aside Rhinos shooters Tristan Maestas with a sprawling poke check and John Mulluihill with a glove save. On the other end of the ice, Jr. Stars shooters Corbin Lambert and Michael Fatta put a damper on the Rhino’s debut by beating the opposing goaltender, Jordan Belley’s low blocker side in both attempts.
This victory was a statement for the young Mid Cities squad against an El Paso team that, while making their NA3HL debut, has been a dominating force in junior hockey. Since their foundation in the WSHL (Western States Hockey League) back in 2006, winning the Thorne Cup 3 times (2008, 2014, 2018) and multiple division championships. A win against this squad was an uplifting performance as the team rushed the ice in euphoria, surrounding Fatta along the half boards.
The games Saturday and Sunday saw the Jr. Stars drop both games with scores of 6-1 and 9-0, with the Mid Cities Jr. Stars sitting at 5th place in the South Division with a 3-9-0-0 record and 6 points. The team will hit the ice in opposing territory against the Texas Brahmas at the NYTEX Center in an afternoon tilt at 2:30 p.m.
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We are pleased to announce the affiliation agreement between Mid Cities Jr Stars and Corpus Christi IceRays.
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The Mid Cities Jr. Stars struggled against the Texas Brahmas allowing Kyle Cote to score a hat trick as Mid Cities crushed Texas 7-2 in a home game at Dr. Pepper StarCenter-Euless in Mid Cities. The Texas Brahmas took the lead early in the second on a goal from Vincent Dekumbis.
Joey Mcintyre chipped in with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist). Michael Redmon had no trouble finding the scoresheet, adding 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) and Vincent Dekumbis contributed with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist).
During the first period, Cote opened the scoring for the Brahmas with a goal at 18:38 with a helper from defenseman Bombardir. Sheridan quickly followed with a goal at 19:25 with helpers from his linemates, Mcintyre and Rooney.
In the second, Bickford answered for Texas with a goal at 3:36. Dekumbis quickly followed with what turned out to be the game winning goal at 4:58 with an assist from fellow Brahmas forward Bersani. Mcintyre answered for the Jr. Stars with a goal at 16:03 with helpers from his linemates, Greco and Simpson.
During the third period, Bickford answered for Texas with a goal at 3:04 with an assist from his teammate Redmon. Cote scored a goal at 12:20 with helpers from Bickford and Strazisar. Redmon put in a goal at 17:07 with an assist from defenseman Bickford. Cote quickly followed with a goal at 17:39 with helpers from Croswell and Dekumbis.
This loss brings the Mid Cities Jr. Stars’ record to (2-2-0-0).
Nick Sheridan delivered for his team with 2 goals. Kyle Cote had a busy night with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) and Ashton Norris chipped in with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist).
In the first, Norris opened the scoring for Texas with a goal at 15:54 with helpers from his teammates Gray and Croswell. Sheridan answered for Mid Cities with a goal at 18:08 with helpers from Harrison and Fisher.
In the second period, Simpson netted a goal at 2:17 with an assist from defenseman Wood. Weycker answered for the Brahmas with a goal at 13:49 with assists from Bombardir and Redmon. Ireland deposited a goal at 16:38 with helpers from his linemates, Cote and Seger.
During the third period, Bickford scored what turned out to be the game winning goal at 2:08 with assists from Norris and Gray. Davis netted a goal at 13:04 with helpers from Walsh and Seger. Sheridan quickly followed with a goal at 14:18 with assists from Speights and Nick. Cote answered for the Brahmas with a goal at 19:22 with helpers from Croswell and Bombardir.
This loss brings the Mid Cities Jr. Stars’ record to (2-1-0-0).
Matthew Lenz came up big, stopping 33 of 35 shots throughout the game. The Mid Cities Jr. Stars took the lead early in the third on a goal from Nick Sheridan.
Nick Sheridan had a busy night with 2 goals and Trey Rooney delivered for his team with 2 assists.
During the first period, Speights opened the scoring for the Jr. Stars with a goal at 1:23 with a helper from his teammate Rooney. Ladzinski answered for the Capitals with a goal at 10:11. Sheridan answered for Mid Cities with a goal at 12:20 with assists from his linemates, Schulz and Rooney. Klintworth answered for Atlanta with a goal at 18:21.
In the third, Sheridan answered for the Jr. Stars with what turned out to be the game winning goal at 3:32.
Mid Cities’ victory was in no doubt helped out by Lenz’s big night as he stopped 33 of the 35 shots he faced. Lenz’s counterpart, Konin, also had a big night, managing to stop 25 of 28, but ultimately fell short.
This win brings the Mid Cities Jr. Stars’ record to (2-0-0-0).
Matthew Lenz came up big, stopping 43 of 46 shots throughout the game. The Mid Cities Jr. Stars took the lead early in the second on a goal from Trey Rooney.
Jason Koehn chipped in with 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist) and Trey Rooney had no trouble finding the scoresheet, adding 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist). Dillon Steh contributed with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) and Andrei Rusakov delivered for his team with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist).
In the first period, Koehn opened the scoring for Mid Cities with a goal at 1:04 with a helper from his teammate Speights. Rooney put in a goal at 4:14 with a helper from Sheridan. Rusakov finally put the Capitals on the board with a goal at 13:52 with an assist from his linemate Steh. Sheridan quickly followed with a goal at 14:45.
In the second, Rooney deposited what turned out to be the game winning goal at 3:01. Sheridan scored a goal at 11:31 with helpers from his linemates, Speights and Koehn. Steh answered for Atlanta with a goal at 14:48 with assists from Medure and Linde. Simpson quickly followed with a goal at 15:15 with a helper from Kesling.
During the third, Ladzinski answered for the Capitals with a goal at 1:27 with assists from Moore and Rusakov. Koehn answered for the Jr. Stars with a goal at 17:12 with a helper from his linemate Rooney. Kesling quickly followed with a goal at 18:10 with assists from his linemates, Taylor and Hutchinson.
Mid Cities’ victory was in no doubt helped out by Lenz’s big night as he stopped 43 of the 46 shots he faced. On the other hand, Lenz’s counterpart, Konin, and the Capitals’ defense had a rough outing stopping only 18 of 26 shots.
This win brings the Mid Cities Jr. Stars’ record to (1-0-0-0).