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SHOW YOUR WILD PRIDE - 14UAA Yard Sign Fundraiser

Show off your Houston Wild pride this hockey season with a personalized yard sign!
  • $25 each*
  • All signs come with wire stakes.
  • Choose from: 18U AA, 16U AA, 16U Minor, 14U AA, 14U Minor,
  • 12U AA, 12U Minor, 10U AA, 10U Minor
  • These make great gifts for grandparents too!
[*Cash or check only; make checks payable to: Houston Wild 14UAA.]
 
For more information or to place an order by September 16, please contact: Stephanie Knific, Wild 14U AA Team Manager, at stickgirl66@sbcglobal.net.

Houston Wild Announces 2016-17 Teams

The Houston Wild 2016-17 tryouts were a huge success with participants totaling well over 250!  The energy created by the days’ events was awesome, and the Houston Wild would like to thank all those who attended as well as the volunteers and coaches that keep our players on the ice and in the game.
 
The Houston Wild 2016-17 Teams may be viewed HERE.


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Wild 14U AA Team Leaves for USAH Tier II 14U Nationals

As Tier II 14U Texas State Tournament runner up, the Houston Wild 14U AA team accepted the opportunity to fill a team vacancy at the 2016 Toyota USAH Nationals Tournament in Charlotte, North Carolina.  The Wild will participate in the 3A division March 31-April 4 and will compete against the Chesterfield Falcons (MO), the Ashburn Xtreme (VA), and the Pittsburgh Predators (WPA) in round robin play.  More information may be found at:
A great experience for all.  Best of luck to the team!

Congratulations to Advancing Houston Wild TAC Participants!


Click on the above image to access TAC and Player Development Camp information.

Congratulations to the following Houston Wild players who have been selected to advance to the Rocky Mountain District Player Development Camp and respective Multi-District Player Development Camps for their age groups:
  • 99 F – Alex Grenier – 16UAA
  • 99 G – Patrick Egdorf – 16UAA
  • 00 F – Karina Muffoletto – 16UA
  • 01 F – Jack Whitney – 14UAA
  • 01 F – Cullen Reddington – 14UAA
  • 01 D – Ava Jaschke – 14UAA
  • 02 D – Ian Ferguson – 14UA
  • 02 D – Louis Gimbert – 14UA
  • 02 D – Ben Tarlton – 14UA
  • 02 F – Paul Champagne – 14UA
  • 02 F – Kyle Portlock – 14UA
  • 02 F – Mason Whitney – 14UA
  • 02 G – Ryan Weitzel – 14UA
Best of luck to the above and to all other advancing Houston and Texas TAC registrants.  Click HERE for a complete list of final RMD postings.

HOUSTON WILD ANNOUNCES DIRECTOR OF PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

The Houston Wild is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, Bobby Reynolds has joined our association as Director of Player Development.  Coach Reynolds’ extensive knowledge and experience as a player, coach, and official will serve as a substantial resource to the association.
 
In collaboration with Houston Wild Coach-in-Chief, Amerino Gatti, Coach Reynolds will provide instruction and support to Houston Wild players and coaches at all age divisions. 
 
As Director of Player Development, Coach Reynolds will also play a vital role in the Houston Wild’s 2016 Spring Development Clinic as Lead Instructor for all weeknight skills sessions at all age divisions.
 
Coach Reynolds' resume may be viewed HERE.

Thank You to the Wild Volunteers

 
With the last of the Houston Wild teams finishing DSTHL participation this weekend, it is with a bit of sadness that we realize the end of another hockey season and with a sigh of relief that we did actually make it through.
 
On behalf of the Houston Wild Board, the association would like to recognize and extend its sincere gratitude to those volunteers – Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Board Members, Support Volunteers, Team Managers, and Team Parent Volunteers – who contribute countless hours of their time to youth hockey in Houston.  The extraordinary efforts, sacrifices, and commitments which make it possible for hundreds of young players to become more skilled hockey players, improved athletes, and better individuals, are commended and greatly appreciated.
 
Thank you for being part of that.
 
THE BUILDER
I saw a group of men in my hometown.
I saw a group of men tearing a building down.
With a heave and a ho and a mighty yell,
they swung a beam and the sidewalk fell.
And I said to the foreman, “Are these men skilled?
The type you’d hire if you wanted to build?”
And he laughed and said, “Why, no indeed.
You see, common labor’s all I need.
For I can tear down in just a day or two
that which it took a builder ten years to do.”
And I thought to myself as I walked away,
“Which of these roles am I going to play?”
Am I the type that constantly tears down
as I make my way, foolishly around?
Or am I the type that’s trying to build with care,
in hope that my organization will be glad I was there?”
 
~ Source:  A Championship Season at Notre Dame, Lou Holtz

Wild SQAA Makes Huge Contribution!

The Houston Wild Squirt AA team took advantage of a weekend off and spent a day volunteering at the Houston Foodbank (www.houstonfoodbank.org).  The team’s players’, parents’, and siblings’ combined efforts helped package 1,800 boxes that will supply 45,000 meals to senior citizens in the Houston area.  It was a true team effort of assembling boxes, packing food, preparing crates, and recycling hundreds of boxes and plastic wrappings.

The event was an awesome opportunity to teach the team some humility and give back to the community that supports our great sport.  This could be the biggest win of the year for the SQAA team as it was an impressive final outcome with the Wild scoring 45,000 and Hunger scoring 0.

GO WILD!!!


Wild Squirt Minor Wins 2016 Lone Star Invitational

The Houston Wild Squirt Minor team won the 2016 Lone Star Invitational Squirt Gold Tournament over the MLK weekend in Dallas.

After a shootout win in their first game, the team got down to business, winning their other two round robin games 7-0 and 5-3.  The Wild did not give up another goal in either the semi final or championship games winning 4-0 and 5-0 respectively.

Head Coaches Hausler and Fraser were proud of how hard the team battled and their team's dedication to sound defensive play & consistent teamwork.  

The goaltending and defense were rock solid, and the back-checking by the forwards was some of the best the coaches have seen all year.  The team is looking forward to keeping the momentum going back into the DSTHL regular season and into the President's Day Tournament in Colorado Springs!!


Wild SQAA Team Wins 2015 Texas Shootout

The Houston Wild Squirt AA team won the 2015 Texas Shootout Tournament over the Labor Day weekend in Dallas.

A talented offensive front, a physical defensive unit, and incredible goal tending allowed the Wild to establish a 4-0 record in round robin play, outscoring their opponents 20-4.  Three of the top 5 spots in points, goals, and assists were held by Wild players for the entire tournament.

The Wild carried their excellent and unselfish play into the championship with a 6-2 win over Hockey Club Dallas.  After a slow start in the first period, the Wild settled down and went back to their typical style from the round robin and took control of the remainder of the game.

Coach Al Jaschke had this to say about the weekend: “I knew our team was prepared to compete prior to the weekend, but I did not expect the kids to demonstrate a 'mid-season' kind of chemistry.  I believe our pre-season team building events and scrimmages were a big hit and played a key role in getting us ready.  It was a great start to the season but now we must have a short memory and get ready for our regular season and the Chicago Bauer tournament in November.” 


Bantam Major Captures Season Opener at Texas Shootout

 
Congratulations to the Houston Wild Bantam Major team for winning the Texas Shootout Tournament played during Labor Day weekend in Dallas.
 
Exceptional team play and goal tending helped the team establish a 3-0 record, outscoring their opponents 29-4 during round robin play, securing the first place seed in the AA East bracket.  An 8-3 victory in the semi-finals versus a formidable Hockey Club of Dallas AA team guaranteed the Wild a spot in Monday’s championship versus a very talented '02 Dallas Stars Elite team.
Even though the Wild notched a 6-1 win versus the Elite in round robin play, the game was much closer than the final score would indicate, and the players and coaches knew the championship would be another challenge for the team. 
 
The championship game did not disappoint. The Wild came out fast and despite hitting three posts right out of the gate, it was the Elite who struck first scoring late in the first period.  The Wild answered quickly with a goal of its own to end the first period tied 1-1.  The Wild added two more goals during the second period to extend their lead to 3-1 before the Elite answered with one at the end of the second.  The Wild then turned to team defense and solid goal tending to hold on to the lead throughout a frenzied third period, securing the Championship with a 3-2 victory.
 
Coach Gatti had this to say about the weekend: "The team started the weekend strong, gelling as a group and dealing with adversity. It was a good start to the new season and the players should be proud; however, a lot more hard work, dedication, and teamwork will be needed to reach our ultimate objectives for the season.  We now begin preparation for the regular season and upcoming Bauer tournament in Chicago.”

Former Houston Jr. Aero / Houston Wild Player Takes His Youth Hockey Experiences to a New Level

Chase Wilkinson (’95) was excited to learn that he would be participating at the USA Hockey National Championships for the second time in three years.

In 2013 Chase traveled to Hartford, CT, with his Houston Wild U18AA Team coached by Mark Hockman and Dan O’Sullivan.  In 2015 Chase returned to the USA Hockey National Championships, but this time not with his former Houston Wild organization but as a proud member of the USA Hockey Officiating Team.

Chase has made a smooth transition from sitting in the penalty box to making sure the correct player is now put in there. Since his last game as a Houston Wild player, Chase has been working toward his ultimate goal of officiating high-level hockey. Chase has started that progression and has been fortunate to work over 60 Junior hockey games in the NA3HL, NAHL, and the Minnesota Junior Hockey League. He attended the 2013 NAPHL Showcase in San Jose, the 2013 NA3HL Showcase in Chicago, the 2014 USA Hockey Western Regional Officiating Camp in MI, and was selected to referee the 2014 Texas High School Championship Game in Dallas. Chase has also been a full time official for the USA Hockey Officiating Development Program during the 2014-2015 season.

Chase attributes some of his success as an official to all the years he spent as a Houston Jr. Aero and Houston Wild player. He believes that the on- and off-ice lessons he has learned from his Coaches, namely: Kevin Brown, Ken DeCubellis, Benton Dibrell, Safford Hazen, Mark Hockman, John Hughes, Arthur Jean, Dan O’Sullivan, Desmond Perkins, Paul Premachuk and Jeff Tazumi has helped him get through the tough challenges of being an ice hockey official.

Chase would like to thank the Houston Jr. Aero / Houston Wild Hockey Club, all of his teammates, and a special thanks to TC Lewis, Mark Servaes, and Karen Young for their continued support of his hockey dreams and goals.



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