Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Ladue, MICDS, and John Burroughs schoolboy hockey clubs shoot for second half winning performances.
The 2012-2013 high school hockey season will hit its home stretch as soon as the calendar hits January, which will mark the beginning of the final month of the regular season. The three levels of playoffs all begin in February, so that means the 40 or so St. Louis area teams that compete in the Mid-States Club Hockey Association have just one month left to prove they deserve a spot in one of the top postseason tournaments -- either the elite Challenge Cup or the Wickenheiser Cup. For those not in the know, the Mid-States Hockey playoffs work a little differently than most other high school sports postseason tournaments. The way it works is like this: the absolute best 16 teams in the area all earn an invite into the Challenge Cup …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Mid-States Central Division rivals MICDS, Ladue, and John Burroughs are nearing the midway point of the season, and need to get pick up more wins if they're going to earn a spot in either the Challenge or Wickenheiser Cup playoffs.
With games just about every Friday and Saturday night, (and sometimes late at night), the high school hockey season has just about reached its midway point, with the three local teams enjoying varying amounts of success. Regardless of the start, it's how teams finish that will determine which of the three levels of playoffs they might qualify for when the time comes in February. And though getting invited and winning any postseason tournament is always an honor, every player on the MICDS, Ladue, and John Burroughs squads this year is hoping their team will earn a berth in either the Challenge Cup or Wickenheiser Cup playoffs. Last year, Ladue won the third-level playoff tournament (called the Founder's Cup), but was on a pace to make the …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Goalkeeper Cameron Gornet had a spectacular night, with 37 saves to keep the Rams close, while teammates Brandon Klar and Matthew Myer had a hand in all three goals in a 3-3 tie against the Golden Griffins.
AFFTON -- A late-night Mid-States Hockey Association matchup of two clubs trying desperately to get back to the .500 mark ended in a stalemate, Monday at the Affton Ice Rink, as MICDS and Vianney played to a 3-3 tie. The Rams, who came in with a 3-4-1 mark on the year, but were 2-1-1 in their last four games, endured a barrage of shots and scoring chances from the high-flying Golden Griffins, who entered the night with a 2-6-2 record. But MICDS was able to withstand the Vianney onslaught, thanks to junior goalkeeper Cameron Gornet, who made 37 saves, including a pair of dynamite stops late in the third period to preserve the tie. Offensively, forwards Brandon Klar and Matthew Myer each had a hand in all three MICDS goals, with Klar …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Representatives from all five Ladue-Frontenac-Olivette-area high school's made this week's Athlete of the Week candidate list. Fans can vote for a winner through 5 p.m. Thursday.
Once again, we've scoured the stat sheets and news wires and found deserving Athlete of the Week candidates from all five local high schools, and now we've officially opened up the voting to let the fans tell us, who should get this week's honor. We'll keep the ballots open until 5 p.m. Thursday, and we encourage all fans to make sure they vote in this week's poll. Here are this week's Patch MVP Athlete of the Week nominees:
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Ladue and MICDS are hoping to play their way into the elite Challenge Cup, while John Burroughs is hoping for an improvement over last year.
The last Monday in October is always brings big doings in the Missouri high school sports world. That's because that day marks the first official day that MSHSAA winter sports teams can begin practices and tryouts. Basketball courts, wrestling mats, and swimming pools all over the state were just buzzing as athletes and their coaches took the first official steps toward what is sure to be another exciting winter sports season in Missouri. There is one winter sport though, that doesn't fall under MSHSAA's jurisdiction, and therefore can begin practicing whenever it wants -- which it has been for more than a month -- and that's the high school hockey league, which is run locally by the Mid-States Hockey Association. And surprising as it may …