Friday, March 13, 2009

High School Playoff Races and OU at ACHA DIV 1 Nationals

[B]Dallas/Ft. Worth[/B]

With 2 weeks left in the Dallas area high school season, the main goal since all the teams make it and play at least one playoff game is to get a first round bye and go stright to the Quarterfinals. Right now with most teams having 2 games left in the season, Plano Senior, Allen and Dallas Jesuit have clinched 1st round byes, the battle for the final spot will likely come down to the current #4 seed Mansfield Tigers with the FM Marcus Muraders and the Flower Mound Jagaurs who are both just 2 points back. Last night, the Tigers lost 6-0 to the Allen Eagles while Marcus won 5-3 against the Coppel Cowboys and the Jagaurs ended winning 9-2 over lowly Mckinney. With 2 games left for all 3 teams have 2 games left.

Here's the reamining schedule for the teams fighting it out for the final 1st Round Bye.

[B]Mansfield Tigers[/B]

3/19: VS. Frisco 7:00 at Duncanville Starscenter
3/26: VS. Highland Park 7:00 at Duncanville Starscenter

[B]FM Marcus Muraders[/B]

3/19: VS. Southlake Carroll 7:00 at Euless Starscenter
3/26: VS. Plano West 8:45 at Farmers Branch Starscenter

[B]Flower Mound Jagaurs[/B]

3/19: VS. Keller 8:45 at Euless Starscenter
3/26: VS. Jesuit 7:15 at Grapevine Polar Ice

If the playoffs were to begin today, these would be the seedings and matchups.

[B]Current Seedings[/B]

1. Plano Senior
2. Allen
3. Jesuit
4. Mansfield
5. FM Marcus
6. Flower Mound
7. Coppell
8. Plano West
9. Southlake Carroll
10. Frisco
11. Highland Park
12. Keller
13. Mckinney

If the playoffs started today, these would be the gold division playoff matchups

[B]Play In Game[/B]
#12 Keller VS. #13 Mckinney

[B]1st Round[/B]
#1 Plano Senior, #2 Allen, #3 Jesuit, #4 Mansfield would have 1st round byes

#5 FM Marcus VS. Play in Winner
#6 Flower Mound VS. #11 Highland Park
#7 Coppell VS. #10 Frisco
#8 Plano West VS. #9 Southlake Carroll

#1 Plano Senior VS. Lowest seeded 1st Round Winner
#2 Allen VS. 2nd lowest seeded 1st Round Winner
#3 Jesuit VS. 2nd Highest Seeded 1st Round Winner
#4 Mansfield VS. Highest Seeded 1st Round Winner

The full playoff schedule for the Dallas area League should be out soon. The only thing that's out so far is that the play in game will be on March 31 at the Farmer's Branch Starscenter.

To check out the Metroplex High School Hockey League, log on to Then click on the hockey section, click on all Amateur, then scroll down to the Dr. Pepper Starscenter webpage and then click on AT&T Metroplex High School Hockey League.

[B]Houston Area[/B]

To follow the Interscholastic Hockey League: log on to

The Interscholastic Hockey League (ISHL) is near the end of the regular season with just a handfull of games left to play. The league has 15 teams divided into 2 divisions north and south. In the North Division, Fair/Creek is currently leading the north Division with a 3 point lead over the Woodlands College Park where they have a 15-4-3 record (33 PTS) while the Woodlands College Park is 3 points back with a 13-4-4 Record (30 PTS) while a big gap rest between the top 2 and the rest of the North Division.

South Division wise, Austin High has a big 8 point gap with a very impressive 17-2-1 record (35 PTS) while F.B. Clements is back with a record of 13-7-1 record (27 PTS). The Houston's area power house Clearlake currently in 3rd place in the South Division and having somewhat of a down year at 10-8-4 (24 PTS). Cinco Ranch and Taylor are also tied with 24 PTS while the teams below them will have a big challenge of doing anything in the playoffs as they have the two worst teams in the league this season with Seven Lakes and Clear Brook/Clear Springs.

Here's the current seedings in Houston.

[B]North Division[/B]

1. Fair/Creek
2. College Park
3. The Woodlands
4. Klein
5. Cy-Woods
6. Kingwood
7. Memormial West

[B]South Division[/B]

1. Austin
2. Clements
3. Clear Lake
4. Cinco Ranch
5. Taylor
6. Pearland/Friendswood
7. Seven Lakes
8. Clear Brook/Creek Springs

If the Regular Season ended today, these would be the playoff matchups

[B][U]North Division[/U][/B]


#1 Fair/Creek would have a Quarterfinals Bye

#2 College Park VS. #7 Memorimal West
#3 The Woodlands VS. #6 Kingwood
#4 Klein VS. #5 Cy Woods

[B][U]South Division[/B][/U]


#1 Austin VS. #8 Clear Brook/Clear Springs
#2 Clements VS. #7 Seven Lakes
#3 Clearlake VS. #6 Pearland/Friendwood
#4 Cinco Ranch VS. #5 Taylor

The Playoffs schedule was recently relased.

Division Quarterfinals are March 31 thru April 3
Division Semifinals are April 5
The ISHL League Championship will be a round robin with the 4 teams left after the Division Semifinals. The Round Robin will be from April 7-9 with the title game on April 10.

The League Championship rounds will be at the Willowbrooke Aerodome on 4/7, Space City Ice Station on 4/8, Sugar Land Ice and Sports Center on 4/9. Then finnally the Championship game will be at the Willowbrooke Aerodome on 4/10.


With just 2 games left for the 5 team Austin League, RRISD A Team 1 have clinched the #1 spot with a dominting 12-2 record while the the rest of the fighting it out to stay out of the play in Game. While the #2 thru #4 seeds are just 2 points away from each other as the LISD team is currently in 2nd with a 7-6-1 record for 15 points while the RRISD B Team and Austin are currently tied with 13 points, while Bell County has just 1 win this season and 5 points.

To follow the playoffs in Austin, log on to then click on Amateur , then scroll down to the Chaparral Ice Center

Here's the current seeds in the playoffs.

1. RRISD A Team
3. RRISD B Team
4. Austin
5. Bell County

If the playoffs started today, Austin and Bell County would play each other in the play in game then after that it's a double elinmation format. The Austin playoffs will begin on March 30, the winner of the play in round game will play the #1 seed while the #2 and #3 seeds will play each other. Winners will advance automatically advance to the Semifinals while the losers will play an elimnation game where the loser will be out. Then the Semifinal Winners bracket game will have them advance to the championship, will the winner of the QF Elinmation game. The Final will be on April 9th, if the undeffated team loses, then the final game will be will be on April 10 to determine the Austin Champions.

Play In Game
#4 Austin VS. #5 Bell County

#1 RRISD A Team VS. Play In Winner

The State Championships this season will be from April 17-19 at Chaparral Ice Center in Austin.

The Oklahoma Sooners are in Celveland on the eve of getting their ACHA DIV 1 National Championship as that tournament get's underway on Saturday. The Full Schedule for the 1st round is now out and the Sooners will be playing Kent State at 7:30 PM.

Here's the full schedule for Saturday.

#6 Iowa State VS. #11 West Chester 10:30 AM
#3 Delaware VS. #14 Stony Brook 11:30 AM
#7 Rohde Island VS. #10 Ohio 1:30 PM
#2 Penn State VS. #15 Duquesne 2:30 PM
#8 Liberty VS. #9 Robert Morris University 4:30 PM
#4 Illinois VS. #13 Central Oklahoma 5:30 PM
#5 Oklahoma VS. #12 Kent State 7:30
#1 Lindenwood VS. #16 Penn State Brooks 8:30 PM

For the Oklahoma Sooners, Here's the roster when they the ice against the Kent State Golden Flashes and hopefully beyond.

Coaching Staff:

Head Coach: Tom Murphy
Asst. Coach/GM: Larry Donovan
Asst. Coach: James Ord
Asst. Coach: Mark Berge

During the season, the Oklahoma Sooners had a very impressive regular season by going 25-7-2 and have been among the #10 all season long and have been very good which includes a high profile preseason game against the NAHL Wichita Falls Wildcats and despite the 4-0 loss they were able to give the Wildcats a run for their money for most of the game.

News and Notes

The Road to the 2009 RBC Cup which will be hosted in Victoria, B.C. This season as we have the 1st league semifinal games tonight as the Saskatchewan and Manitoba Junior Hockey League Semifinals get underway tonight.

In Saskatchewan, the Sherwood Conference Final will have the Melville Millonares against the Weyburn Red Wings, while in the Itech Conference will have the Itech Conference the Flin Foln Bombers will take on the defending RBC Cup Champions Humboldt Bronocos.

In Manitoba, The Selkirk Stellers will take on the Winnipeg Saints. In the other semifinal, the Portage Terriers who just sweeped the Waywayseecappo Wolvirnes will take on the Dauphin Kings after the OCN Blizzard in 6 games.

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