For the Tier 1 Tournament, it will be a best of 3 series with the only 2 Tier 1 Status Teams in the State right now with the Dallas Stars Elites VS. Alliance Bulldogs taking place over the weekend. The 1st game of all 3 age groups (U12, U16 & U18) will be taking place at the Farmers Branch Starscenter this afternoon with the U12 Age Group going first at 3:45 PM. That is the start of the Tier 1 Event followed by both the Stars Elites VS. Alliance U16 playing at 5:45 PM & the U18 Series opener at 7:15 & 7:30 PM Tonight.
Tier 2 hopefuls will be in McKinney on Friday & Saturday as each team will be playing a 3 game round robin with the top 2 teams in age group competition for the State Championship on Sunday Morning & Early Afternoon (Depending on the Age Group). Once again this year, with the exception of the Houston Wild U12 & U14 Teams, as well as the Houston Hitmen U16 Team. After the Round Robin wraps up on Saturday Night, the State Championship Games will take place Sunday Morning & Early Afternoon at the Frisco Starscenter.
After a long season, the road to Nationals begins to come into focus
Be sure to follow for Game Updates on my Twitter & Facebook throughout the weekend. To follow on Pointstreak, select the individual age group; or go to Scoreboard and schedule to see info on every age group throughout the weekend on the TAHA Pointstreak homepage.
Here's a look at the Opening Day Schedule. All Tier 1 Games will be in Farmers Branch, while the Tier 2 Games will be in McKinney.
U12 Tier 2
Houston Wild VS. Texas Aces 1:00 PM
McKinney Lightning VS. Dallas Ice Jets 1:15 PM
U14 Tier 2
DJHA VS. Houston Wild 3:00 PM
Alliance Bulldogs VS. Dallas Ice Jets 3:15 PM
U16 Tier 2
Houston Hitmen VS. Texas Tornado 5:00 PM
DJHA VS. Allen Jr. Americans 5:15 PM
U18 Tier 2
Dallas Oilers VS. DJHA-Kowal 7:15 PM
DJHA-Pfeiffer VS. Dallas Stars Selects 7:30 PM
U12 Tier 1
Alliance Bulldogs VS. Dallas Stars Elites 3:45 PM
U16 Tier 1
Alliance Bulldogs VS. Dallas Stars Elites 5:45 PM
U18 Tier 1
Alliance Bulldogs VS. Dallas Stars Elites 8:00 PM