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Playoff Bound!

The Arlington-Midlothian Hockey Club took to the ice Sunday night to celebrate their two seniors.  They left the ice celebrating a playoff clinching victory!  Firmly in the drivers, the Attack came in to the contest with a narrow one point standing lead over divisional rival and contest opponent, Coppell.  A win would mean a spot in the 2016/2017 playoffs, while a loss would make them dependent on winning out and relying on other teams for a standings boost.  Both clubs knew the stakes and it would come down to preparation and desire.  The Cowboys would strike first early in the contest converting an odd man rush to an early lead.  Tensions would build in the arena as the period would close 1-0.  Back and forth play dominated the early second, until celebrated senior Reilly Branch would even the contest with just over five minutes played.  The next goal would decide the tone for the evening and it was solidified for the Attack by Branch with just over four minutes to play.  Driving off the ensuing faceoff, Beau Rehonic would add to the lead with a hard fought tally of his own.  The Cowboys would immediately call a time out in an effort to regroup.  Coppell put forth a valiant effort to get back in the game and had their chances.  Junior netminder, Austin Koppmann took away any hope they had by stingily denying any rebounds and turning away 26 shots.  Late in the second, pushing up from the point in a style reminiscent of Bobby Orr, two way newly minted defensemen John Ruble added to the cushion by joining the rush and putting the game out of reach.  The second period would close with the Attack on top 4-1.  Seniors Meador and Branch would dazzle on their night pulling down extra shifts to lead the troops.  Branch would close out his senior night game in style midway through the third by officially notching his fifth hat trick of the season and putting the Cowboys out to pasture.  The big win is the fourth in a row for the club and has the league taking notice of this hard charging tight night group!  Next up is Richardson!

The Attack Recognizes and Thanks their Talented Seniors!

The Dallas Stars and the AT&T Metroplex HS Hockey League would like to recognize the dedication, accomplishments and skill of the graduating seniors from the Arlington – Midlothian Attack Ice Hockey Club.  Let’s take a moment to celebrate their high school hockey careers as we honor both the graduating seniors and their parents.

 

  1. Number 74, Michael Meador.  Mike first started skating in Duncanville at age 4.  Despite his young start, he took ten years off to pursue other hobbies, but rediscovered a love for the game at age 14 when he joined the Arlington Ice Bandits.  He then skated for Mid Cities before joining the Attack as a power forward for the last two seasons.  Michael will graduate from Seguin High School before moving on to college.  Michaels’ never give up attitude has always been an inspiration to his sisters and parents.  His family, along with his extended Attack family, is very proud of his accomplishments.
     
  2. Number 90 Reilly Branch.  Reilly first took to the sport as a toddler on rollerblades keeping up with his older brothers in the street.  At age nine, he made the leap to ice skating for the Arlington Flyers.  His skills made him a ringer for the Dallas Stars Select program where he played travel hockey through his freshman year in high school.  He joined the Attack as a forward in eighth grade. By his sophomore year, Reilly had developed his abilities to find the puck and the back of the net, becoming one of the youngest Attack leading scorers.  Reilly will graduate from IU Prep and continue on to TCC where he will prepare to study Criminology at University of Texas at Arlington.  Through skilled play, sportsmanship and a love for the game, Reilly has made his parents, brothers and all of his Attack fans very proud throughout the years.
     

    The ATTACK organization would like to thank these skaters for their leadership and contributions both on and off the ice.  We wish you the best of luck as you move on to the next chapter in your lives.

Arlington- Midlothian Edges Jesuit in a Fire Fight

The Attack made it three wins in a row as they survived an all-out shootout with cross town rival Jesuit.  The final tally ended at 9-6 in favor of Arlington and moves the Attack in to a playoff seed.  Reilly Branch led the scoring with a hat trick, while rookie Bryson Hooker netted two goals and two assists!  Ovalle took the award for most points in one evening with two goals and three assists!  Loggins, and Ely rounded out the scoring, while Bowman, Meador, Durham, Prather, Branch and Rehonic all contributed with assists.  Billy Jackson logged the win for the evening.  The three points allotted for this battle puts the Attack firmly in the driver seat with a game against sixth seeded Coppell coming up.  A win against Coppell will secure a playoff spot.  Go Attack!

Lovejoy Proves no Match for Arlington’s Attack!

Coming off a decisive victory over Frisco, the Attack looked to continue their drive for a playoff spot.  They would face a scrappy Lovejoy team in much the same position, looking for a playoff berth.  Wearing their lucky whites, the Attack would strike first with Zach Strayhorn finding the back of the net on a feed from Sam Durham.  Beau Rehonic added two in the second to carry a three goal advantage into the third.  Goaltender Austin Koppmann would deny a hard charging Leopard squad until nine minutes left in the third.  He would go on to post a stellar performance, turning away 26 shots.  Rehonic would complete a hat trick late in the third on a Ruble feed.  Senior Reilly Branch would put the game out of reach with Ruble and Bowman assisting.  The three points elevated the Attack closer to their playoff aspirations and sent a powerful message to the rest of the league…  We’re coming!

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