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Dallas Penguins Player Named to International Selects Hockey Program

By DJHA, 01/20/15, 4:30PM CST


Congratulations Lauren McElroy!

Lauren McElroy on our Pee Wee Major AA (’02) team has been selected to join the International Selects Hockey Program! Recent Press Release is shown below and attached.
  • Selects Hockey Organization scouts came out to watch Lauren play with the Dallas Penguins during the 2014 BAUER World Invitational in Chicago, IL. last fall where she received an invitation to attend the tryout.
  • Competed in Detroit against 74 girls for 1 of 17 spots.
  • Majority of the girls were from Canada and Northern U.S., from teams such as Compuware, Little Caesars, Belle Tire, London Devilettes, Team Illinois, and Mission.  
  • Lauren scored 3 of the 4 goals that her team scored in the 3 games that were played.  
  • Lauren was the only girl from below the Mason-Dixon line that made the team.  

Congratulations to Lauren on this amazing accomplishment!

January 10, 2015


Local PeeWee/u12 Hockey Player from Carrollton, Texas, Named to International Selects Hockey Program

Saco,ME – The Selects Hockey organization has selected Lauren McElroy from  Carrollton, TX, at their annual major peewee international tryout held December 31st in Troy, Michigan to join the international program with the West Coast Selects hockey team. More than 225 invited girls from across North America competed for 68 positions on 4 teams, with those selected to participate in the program’s international spring training development camp and the World Selects Invitational in Bolzano, Italy this May. Participants will be submerged into foreign cultures and face top international competition in this once in a lifetime experience.

Lauren is a member of the DJHA Penguins Peewee AA team coached by Head Coach Richard Sleavin, and Assistant Coaches Mike Hogan, Rob Beaumont, and Steve Anderson.  Lauren has played for DJHA since she was a Mite.   She is also a forward on the Dallas Stars Elite Girls U14 team coached by Head Coach Jordan Elkins and Assistant Coaches Karen Rickard, Clare Wheaton, Konstantin Kovalenko, and Stanislav Tugolukov.

“Lauren McElroy was superb on Dec. 31st.  She not only showed she has the skill to be a top hockey prospect but also demonstrated great leadership and passion on the ice,” commented Kathy Pippy (Director of Girls’ Hockey for the Selects Hockey program).

The selection committee consisted of independent hockey evaluators including Selects coach and former Olympian Manon Rheaume; Bill Driscoll of the North American Hockey Academy and Kathy Pippy, Director of Girls’ Hockey for Selects Hockey and other professional hockey scouts.

Selects Hockey is an elite hockey prospect development program owned by Legacy Global Sports. Since 2003, Selects Hockey has worked with top 12-16-year-old hockey players across North America and Europe to expose them to all avenues of hockey in an effort to facilitate opportunities at the prep school, NCAA, Junior and Professional levels.

Selects Hockey’s growing list of NHL alumni is led by future stars Matt Duchene (Colorado Avalanche), Logan Couture (San Jose Sharks), Kevin Shattenkirk (St. Louis Blues), Sam Gagner (Edmonton Oilers) and Ryan O’Reilly (Colorado Avalanche).   The program has helped over 100 male and female players receive NCAA scholarships over the past 8 years to schools such as Harvard, Boston University, Boston College, Brown, Clarkson University, University of Michigan, University of Wisconsian and many more.

For more information about the Selects Hockey program, please visit the website at