The Bantam Major AA Gold – Johnson team rolled undefeated through the Texas State Championship, scoring 27 goals while giving up just 2.
Coach Sleavin’s Penguin Squirt B team proved that peaking at the right time can bring good results. After posting a nice 13-5-2 record in the regular season, the young players went 4-0 over the Semi-Final weekend. In the Finals, they doubled the goal production of their opponent and held their two league leading scorers to only one goal each. The two goalie brothers really upped their game in the Finals, posting an average .89 save percentage. The Penguins swept the best two-out-of-three series Final to win the NTXHL Squirt B Championship. Great job players and coaches!
The young Mites won the NTXHL Mite Division regular season in convincing fashion going 20-0. With a dominant league high GFA of 8.8 they averaged more than 2 goals per game more than their closest rival. The young guns posted the top four scorers in the League. The two Penguin goalies also dominated, combining for a stingy .75 GAA, giving up almost 2 per game less than the number two team. Nice job Penguins!
Both the Mite Major (playing in the Squirt Division) and Bantam AA (pictured) Penguins went undefeated en route to winning Western Region Silver Stick Championships. In addition, the Midget Minor AA Penguins fell in the championship game in overtime. Congratulations to all the participants and best of luck at the International Silver Stick Finals.
Two Penguin Bantam teams went undefeated on their way to tournament championships over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
The Bantam AA - Gold - Johnson team won the Ice Jets 95 Thanksgiving Invitational, beating the Dallas Stars Elite 95 AAA, Ice Jets 95 AAA and Houston Wild in round-robin play. The Penguins then defeated the Dallas Stars Elite 95 AAA 2-1 in the finals.
Meanwhile, the Bantam AA – Black - Fritz (pictured) team defeated the Texas Aces, Ok. City, Stars Elite 96 AAA and Dallas Stars Selects in round-robin play, then defeated the Stars Elite 96 AAA team 5-1 in the finals of the Bantam Platinum Division at the Fall Round-Up Tournament.
The Texas Affiliate Camp (TAC) concluded this past Sunday with seven players from the 14U Penguins-Johnson team on the selection list to attend the Rocky Mountain District Player Development Camp this coming May in Salt Lake City, Utah. Congratulations to Parker Balcom, Kade Brannon, Andrew Durham, Tom Hoenshell, Elliot Pickles, Roger Roulette, Mason Weis, and to Nick Johnson who is designated as an Alternate.
The young Mites went undefeated playing the Chicago area clubs, delivering a scoring barrage of 34 goals versus the oppositions’ 6 over the four games. The Penguins got out to a fast start on Friday winning 9-2. The Championship game was close until the Penguins pulled away for the 7-3 win. Congratulations Penguins!
Going 5-0 in the tournament, the young Penguins won the Championship on Labor Day against a persistent Jr. Brahmas team 4-2. The 98’s, many of whom have played together for years showed teamwork beyond their years throughout the tournament. They survived with a shoot-out victory on Sunday to get into the finals. One of the wins was a tight 1-0 victory. Using quick shifts, their consistent play on offense and defense was seen over the entire ice. The offensive lines contributed evenly, providing 34 total goals and dominating in shots 136 to 43 for the opponents. The stingy defense allowed only 5 goals by the opponents. Great play in goal was reflected in the skimpy 1 Goal Against Average and an outstanding .914 save percentage. In addition to the best goalie performance for the tournament, the Penguins produced the tournament scoring champion. And, three of the top five scorers in the tournament came from the veteran group. Good job boys!
The Dallas Penguin Mite Majors won the Mite Division of the 2008 Texas Shootout Tournament with a convincing seven to one victory over a gritty Junior Brahmas team on Labor Day. It was a truly impressive team performance overall, the Penguins outshot their opponents 119-28 and outscored them 45-6. Way to go Penguin Mites! See the Mite page for More>
The Midget Minor 93 AA team won the Platinum bracket of the DSS Labor Day Shootout Tournament going 5 - 0. The Squirt 98 AA team won the Platinum bracket going 5 - 0. The Mite team won the Mite bracket with a 4 - 0 record. The Bantam 94 AA team lost the Platinum championship game in a shootout out. The Midget Major A team lost the Gold championship game in a hard fought battle after going undefeated in pool play. Congratulations Penguins!
The U18 AAA Penguins traveled to Salt Lake City, UT for the Chadder's Round Robin tournament and came away with the championship. On Friday, the Penguins defeated the Nevada Stars 5-2. On Saturday, they defeated the Okanagan Hockey Academy 6-0. On their second game on Saturday, 13 hours after their first game of the day, the Penguins lost a 6-3 game to Chadders. In the Championship game on Sunday, the Penguins beat Chadders 2-1. Ten different players scored a total of 16 goals and 9 different players tallied a total of 23 assists. In net, Will Landa gave up 1 goal in 2 games. Congratulations boys on your first tournament win as Penguins!
The Mites won their third straight tournament over the Columbus Day
weekend going 5-0 to earn a trip to the Silver Sticks Finals in
January. The young Penguins held off a determined Jr. Brahmas team to win 3-0 and take the trophy. Off to St. Clair Shores for the Finals!
See the Mite page for more!
The Midget Major AA Penguins were in Illinios for the Chicago Cup Fall Classic on October 24 to October 26. All games were played at the
This is the second straight tournament championship for the Midget Major AA team having gone 5 – 0 in the Western Regional Silver Stick tournament two weeks earlier. Team page.
Playing in the Squirt Silver Division, the Mites went 4-0 to win the Dallas Stars Fall Round-Up Playing against big and fast opponents from Colorado Springs, , and , the Penguins posted 25 goals and gave up only 8. After getting down 0-2 in goals in the first period of the Championship game against a tough Tulsa Flames squad, the Mites dug deep and scored 5 in the second on the way to a 6-4 victory. Dallas posted the top three scorers and the best goaltending of the tournament. over the Thanksgiving weekend.
PENGUINS GO UNDEFEATED TO EARN FALL ROUND UP CHAMPIONSHIP! During a holiday weekend designed to give thanks, it was what the 98 AA Penguins didn't give that was most notable; namely goals, power play opportunities, shots on goal, odd man rushes, or loose pucks in front of their net. As a result of their defense first, disciplined style of play, the 98 AA's allowed a total of 3 goals against, including 2 shutouts, and went 4-0 to claim the 2008 Fall Roundup Championship. The 98 AA's further established what has become their signature trademark by again being the best passing team in the tournament. It is also evident that each player is committed to the system employed during practice, which stresses hard work and responsibility. Congratulations to both the players and their Coaches! All of your hard work is paying off!
PENGUINS GO UNDEFEATED TO EARN FALL ROUND UP CHAMPIONSHIP!
During a holiday weekend designed to give thanks, it was what the 98 AA Penguins didn't give that was most notable; namely goals, power play opportunities, shots on goal, odd man rushes, or loose pucks in front of their net. As a result of their defense first, disciplined style of play, the 98 AA's allowed a total of 3 goals against, including 2 shutouts, and went 4-0 to claim the 2008 Fall Roundup Championship.
The 98 AA's further established what has become their signature trademark by again being the best passing team in the tournament. It is also evident that each player is committed to the system employed during practice, which stresses hard work and responsibility.
Congratulations to both the players and their Coaches! All of your hard work is paying off!
The Dallas Penguins 97 team enjoyed tremendous success this past weekend capturing the Fall Round-Up Tournament Championship. The Penguins went undefeated, winning all four games they participated in, outscoring their opponents 26-10. The goaltending was stellar and the defense was awesome as their opponents were held to under 20 shots in each of the last three games. The Penguins had three boys lead the Pee Wee Platinum Division in points and two lead in goals, while Anthony D’Aloisio had top honors for the goalies. The boys meshed together nicely as they skated their way to victory using teamwork as their top initiative. Congratulations to all the boys as all their hard work is paying off!!!
A season to remember for the Midget Major AA players will come to an end this weekend with the culmination of The North Texas Hockey League's Championship series versus a extremely tough Texas Brahmas team. The series will be the best of 3 games beginning with game 1 at 1:30 PM on Saturday. Games 2 and 3 (if necessary) will be played Saturday night at 7:00 PM and Sunday Morning at 10:00 AM respectively. All games will be played at StarCenter Farmers Branch.
The Penguins competed in the Nashville President’s Cup Tournament that had 8 other Bantam A teams competing. In round robin play, the Penguins tied the Affton Americans 1-1, and defeated the Charlotte Jr. Checkers and Winston-Salem Ice Hawks 2-0 and 4-2 respectively. The Penguins went into the Semi finals as the second seeded team and played the, Kirkwood Stars, from St. Louis and dominated them in a 10-0 victory. The finals were against the Charlotte Flames who were the #1 seeded team after winning all of their games in the tournament.
Game 1 vs Connecticut Wolves Won 5 - 1
Game 2 vs New England Falcons Won 3 - 0
Game 3 vs DRUZHBA Russia Won 5 - 0
Game 4 vs WB/Scranton Knights Won 5 - 2
Semi-Final: Win - Shoot out
Final: Loss 3-4 in OT. Bringing home second. Congratulations!!!
Penguin Mite Majors Win
International Silver Sticks
Coach Fletcher’s Mite Majors went 6-0 to win the fifty-first Annual Mite A International Silver Sticks Championship in
The team name will be permanently etched in the Hockey Hall of Fame Silver Stick Finals exhibit in Toronto.
Game 1 vs East Gwillimbury Eagles, Win 7 - 1
Game 2 vs Montgomery Blue Devils, Win 4 - 2
Game 3 vs Mt Clemens Wolves, Win 10 - 0
Quarter Finals vs Westchester Vipers, Win 4 - 1
Semi Finals vs Montgomery Blue Devils, Win 4 - 3
Finals vs Orillia Terriers, Win 6 - 1
Tournament Website: Click Here
Capping a highly successful season, the number 1 seed Penguin Mite Majors won the league championship tournament in a convincing style, winning two straight in the best of three finals series. The youngsters outscored the gritty cross town rival Brahmas team 10-1 over the two games on Saturday. The Brahmas came out strong, scoring with only 1:48 gone in the first period of game one. But the Penguins tied it up 15 seconds later and never looked back, winning 5-1. Game two was much the same, and five different Penguins scored in the 5-0 win. The Brahmas defense held the Penguins to only 19 shots in game two, but the Pens defense was even stingier allowing only 9 Brahmas shots. The two Penguin goal tenders teamed up all tournament long to shut down their opponents.
Clearly the Brahmas played with a lot of heart and had great support from their parents and fans. Visible with their unselfish play, the Penguins showed once again how the coaches’ focus on skill development plus team play gave them the edge they needed throughout the season.
All year the Mites had great coaching and great support from the parents which when combined with their hard work yielded a perfect league record (20-0) and playoff run (6-0). They won 5 of the 7 tournaments they entered including the Chicago Pre-Season Mite AA and the Fifty-First International Silver Sticks Mite Championship. Overall, they finished 39-2-0, outscoring their opponents 310 to 54 (a 7.56 vs. 1.32 GPGA) and produced the league’s scoring and goalie champions. It proved to be a very special team all around. Congratulations Mites!
First off, the Dallas Penguins 98 AA’s Coaching Staff and families tip their collective hat to the Dallas Scots 98 AA’s for their effort, fan enthusiasm and well played final round!
Lefebvre Dallas Penguins Squirt A team, completed an outstanding season by capturing the NTXHL 2008-2009 Championship in a 2 game sweep against the vastly improved Grapevine Wolves.
DJHA Bantam AA coached by Mike Aigen and Jason Aigen beat the Stars Selects on Sunday to win 2008 - 2009 NTXHL Bantam AA Blue Finals. The Penguins won the 2 out of 3 game series by winning game one by a score of 2-1 and game three in a shootout 3-2.
Congratulations to Colton Hargrove (92), Tyler Hope (92), Hunter Tatum (92), John Dayton (93), and Kevin Loppatto (93) as they all advanced out of theCamp and will participate at the USA Hockey National Player Development Camp All 5 of these players were part of our U16AAA team this past season. We wish them best of luck.
Will Landa, a member of Jaz Hayden's Penguin U18 Tier 1 Team during the 2008-2009 season, has agreed to play Jr A with the Cornwall Colts. Prior to joining DJHA this past season, Will played for the Green Mountain Glades, Omaha Energy AAA, and locally for HP Scots JV, Duncanville Dragons and the Jr Scots. The Colts are members of the CJHL which is a league that competes in the Canadian Junior A Hockey League.
Congratulations Will, and Good Luck in Canada
Connor Nunnally DJHA Alumni and member a of the Nichols College men’s hockey team won the ECAC Northeast Championship, defeating Wentworth, 4-3, Saturday afternoon at Levy Rink. The title marks the first in program history for the Bison, who earned the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Bison now await the NCAA Tournament bracket announcement Sunday evening to find out where they will make their first-ever appearance in the national championship tournament.
The U14 Tier II State Championships ended in an All-Penguins final featuring the Bantam Major AA Gold– Johnson vs. Bantam Major AA Black – Fritz. The Penguin Gold team went undefeated in Round Robin portion of the Tournament, while the Penguin Black team went 2-1, defeating the Houston Wild and Dallas Stars Selects. Congratulations to both teams!
The Mites went 5-0 in the tournament, leading in the “Goals For” and “Goals Against” categories. They posted the top three scorers in the division and the top goalie performance. In the 4-1 final, they outshot their opponents 34 to 18 to take home the championship trophy.
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championship decidedly 6-3. The team dedicated the tournament to
Coach Anthony Abdou who passed away just 2 days before the
tournament. The team played with emotion and intensity and "Anthony"
was the cheer in every team huddle. Coach Anthony, this one's for you!
It is with heavy sorrow that we acknowledge the passing of Anthony Abdou. Anthony was active in Dallas Hockey circles for the past 12 years. As a volunteer coach with Dallas Junior Hockey Association Anthony enjoyed his two favorite things in life, Hockey and Kids.
Anthony exemplified the term “Volunteer Coach.” He loved being on the ice with kids more than anything. His efforts were rewarding to him not from compensation, but the smiles he received from his team.
The rink will be a quiet and empty place without him. DJHA appreciates all the efforts Anthony gave to our organization. We will all miss him very much.