April 13, 2015 Announcement from Bryan Kouri, President of Sioux Falls Flyers, Sioux Falls, SD – The Sioux Falls Flyers are pleased to announce that Coach Dan Houck will be
Well, we’ve checked all our video files from the weekend and have 21 games available on High Definition Video! Here is the list of the games we have. Click the
Hockey605 was at ground zero for the Boys Varsity State Tournament last weekend. And we saw every moment of every game. There were a few rough spots – sure –
The parity among the varsity teams this year is making the upcoming tournament even more interesting than it usually is. Brookings is getting ready for the teams and the fans.
What would you do if you found a seasoned media person who loved hockey as much as we do at Hockey605? You would get them on board! And that’s exactly
April 13, 2015 Announcement from Bryan Kouri, President of Sioux Falls Flyers, Sioux Falls, SD – The Sioux Falls Flyers are pleased to announce that Coach Dan Houck will be joining our association as the first ever Director Of Hockey. In recognition of the growth in our city league and travel programs, the Sioux Falls Flyers have made a commitment to our players to provide the best experience possible. To further this, we are bringing opportunities previously unavailable in South Dakota into our program for the betterment of all our kids.
Coach Houck will be responsible for overseeing the on ice instruction and skill development of our skaters. His area of responsibility will include our city and travel teams to ensure that all of our skaters have quality instruction and opportunities. This is an important investment in our program that will help our kids achieve their goals.
Coach Houck will be in town tonight, Monday April 14th, for an introduction to the Sioux Falls Flyers parents and players. You are invited to join us at 6:30pm in the Schroeder Auditorium on the Sanford campus.
Hockey605 caught up with Coach Houck at the Scheels IcePlex in October, while he was in town doing a workshop with the Flyers, teaching a variety of upper-level hockey essentials to several age groups of players. His training sessions were actually some of the first livestream activities we did at the IcePlex! Scroll down for Hockey605’s interview with Coach Houck last fall. You can also find two clips from his workshop on our YouTube channel – just type “Houck” in the search bar on Hockey605TV!
Coach Dan Houck’s Playing Career
• 1995 USA Select 16 National Team Member-4 Nations Tournament Helsinki, Finland
• 1995-1997 Varsity Hockey-The Hill School-Pottstown, PA – Captain and Team MVP 1997
• Summer 1997 Hockey Night in Boston All-Star-1st Team
• 1997-1998 Varsity Hockey-Deerfield Academy-New England Prep Finalist 1998
• 1998-2002 Williams College – Team Captain and Team MVP 2002
Coach Dan Houck’s Coaching/Training Experience
• 2004 – Present Skills Consultant to The Landon School in Bethesda, MD
• 2005 – Present created Maryland Model, an elite summer training and placement program for older players in the Washington, DC area
• 2006 – Present Head Skills Instructor-Navy Youth Hockey in Annapolis, MD
• 2006 – 2009 United States Hockey League (USHL) Central Scouting-Southeast United States-Tier I
• 2007 – Present Director of Coaching and Player Development for Team Maryland AAA
• 2009 USA Hockey Level 5 Masters Coaching Certification
• 2011 – 2013 Skills Consultant to Bruce Boudreau’s Golden Horseshoe Hockey School
• 2011- Present Founder and Director for DC Selects Hockey Program for elite youth hockey players to play in the most competitive summer tournaments in North America
Hockey605 Interview with Coach Dan Houck
Well, we’ve checked all our video files from the weekend and have 21 games available on High Definition Video! Here is the list of the games we have. Click the banner at the bottom of the page to go to the DVD Purchase page! Thanks for helping us have the best opening ever for one of our sports platforms, as we rolled out our brand new baby – Hockey701!
Hockey605 was at ground zero for the Boys Varsity State Tournament last weekend. And we saw every moment of every game. There were a few rough spots – sure – like the entire town of Brookings being without Internet on Friday morning. We literally had enough time to set up the Hockey605 LIVE Streams and then, well, nothing. We did the get games on video, however, and posted them up for all to see. Then on Saturday, one of many inconsiderate people who managed to crawl through barricades and obstacles set up by our Brookings hosts managed to cut power to our LIVE Stream equipment. We worked frantically to get the stream back up, but many fans missed almost a period. And, again, we did the get the video on that game.
So as YOUR representative there – after all, YOU are Hockey605 – and witnessing every pass, every penalty, every great play and every mistake over the course of three days, we are in a unique position to recognize some of the very special players we witnessed. And we came together as a team to recognize those players who are named here. NOTE: This is our team’s observations over the three tournament games and NOT a reflection on the entire season. We are absolutely certain that you may not agree with us on which players did not make the list. But how could anyone disagree about those who did make it. Here is our Notable Player list – in no particular order – for the Boys Varsity Tournament.
Boys Varsity Tournament
Donovan Knott – Sioux Falls
Robert Luken, Jr. – Watertown
Gus Kronberg – Aberdeen
#40 Landon Badger – Oahe
#7 Kyle Krogman – Brookings
#22 Isaac Rounds – Brookings
#6 Paul Cramer – Huron
#3 Jacob Cersosimo – Mitchell
#18 Caleb Anderson – Sioux Falls
#40 Ben Prisbe – Sioux Falls
#21 TJ Nolan – Rushmore
#27 Brooks Mitzel – Rushmore
#24 Owen Lebernight – Rushmore
#3 Patrick Merrigan – Watertown
#16 Jayson Good – Watertown
#10 Cody Mardian – Aberdeen
#65 Peter Sanchez – Oahe
#11 Jack Oberg – Rushmore
#19 Anthony Petrotto – Rushmore
#18 Kyle Gutormson – Brookings
#15 Austin Himley – Brookings
#17 Jacob Otta – Sioux Falls
#17 Bubba Spiering – Watertown
#7 Chase Adams – Sioux Falls
The parity among the varsity teams this year is making the upcoming tournament even more interesting than it usually is. Brookings is getting ready for the teams and the fans. We got a chance to visit a little bit with Kelly Koenig of Brookings Ice Skating Association about some of the new features of the tournament this year.
What would you do if you found a seasoned media person who loved hockey as much as we do at Hockey605? You would get them on board! And that’s exactly what we did. We would like to introduce you to Dakota Case – media man and hockey lover.
Dakota Case is an up-and-coming hockey writer and radio broadcaster from the Sioux Falls area. He is a Media Management major at the University of Sioux Falls and works as the weekday morning audio operator for KDLT News Today. Dakota is also the host of “The Power Play” hockey talk radio on Thursday mornings from 10-noon on KCFS 94.5 FM in Sioux Falls.
In addition to Hockey605, Dakota currently writes for Sports Blog Nation’s Minnesota Wild site, Hockey Wilderness. He is also a founding writer for WildXtra based out of the Twin Cities – one of two sister sites to the massively popular Minnesota Twins fan site, Twins Daily – and also serves as the NHL Editor for RotoRob.com, a fantasy sports news outlet out of Toronto, Ontario.
His past writing experience includes having covered the Wild as a Staff Writer for The Hockey Writers, affiliated with USA Today, and the FanSided Network site, Gone Puck Wild, which is part of the Sports Illustrated family of web sites. After taking over as Editor of GPW in January 2013, Dakota took it from a fledgling page to arguably the second biggest Minnesota Wild fan site on the web today in the span of a year. Dakota’s articles for THW, GPW and HW have been featured on Yahoo Sports’ NHL Blog “Puck Daddy” on numerous occasions over the years.
Dakota graduated from Southeast Technical Institute in 2012 with a degree in Business Administration. He served as a Game Night/Media Intern for the USHL’s Sioux Falls Stampede over the course of two seasons from 2011-13.
You can follow Dakota on Twitter (@dakota_case).
You can order DVDs of your team’s three State Tournament games or just one or two games. Just click this link to go to the DVD order page. And we want to remind you that DVDs can’t be copied and distributed.
Teaming up with Legend Hockey, Planet Hockey, Sam Tronnes Memorial Foundation to raise some money for youth referee development!
Hockey605, the Sam Tronnes Memorial Foundation, Planet Hockey & Legend Hockey are thrilled to team up to bring you a fantastic double-value hockey development opportunity! Legend Hockey & Planet Hockey have each donated two hockey camp vouchers for a total of FOUR YOUTH HOCKEY CAMPS to develop youth hockey players. PLUS the proceeds from the raffle tickets will go to a fund to develop YOUTH HOCKEY REFEREES! Talk about a WIN-WIN!
You could win one of FOUR outstanding youth hockey camps to develop your skills over the summer!
Legend Hockey camp vouchers are for the Legend Hockey Summer Player Camp June 8-12 with a Chicago Blackhawks Skating/Skill Coach, and the Legend Hockey Speed Academy on July 20-23. Both camps will be held at the beautiful Scheels IcePlex.
Planet Hockey camp vouchers are good for any camp in 2015 OR 2016, so if you are a lucky winner of a Planet Hockey Camp and are already registered, you can use the voucher to attend another Planet Hockey Camp this summer or next summer. With camps in Rapid City, Mitchell and two in Sioux Falls this summer, there’s a Planet Hockey camp near you!
Get Your Hockey Camp Raffle Tickets Right Here! Just click the link below and enter the quantity of tickets you want to purchase to get your digital raffle tickets. (Please gnore the box below “HOCKEY CAMP RAFFLE TICKET”).
Use PayPal, your Bank Account, a Debit Card or a major Credit Card to make your raffle ticket purchase/donation to the Sam Tronnes Memorial Foundation, and you are entered in the drawing to be held on March 16, 2015! Tickets are just $5 each. Order as many you would like, and please remember, each $5 digital ticket purchased not only gives you one entry into the drawing, but 100% of the net proceeds will go to the Youth Hockey Referee Development Fund!
Hockey605 was at the Skate for Nate event February 12th and got an opportunity to spend a few minutes with a very special lady – Nate’s mom, Susan Wick. She talked with us about the incredible support shown by the South Dakota hockey community and the Sioux Falls area.
Thursday February 12th is Skate For Nate Day at the SCHEELS IcePlex and we have a schedule for that event in the post below. Here is our LIVE Streaming schedule for hockey games starting Thursday:
Thursday February 12 7:45 pm Boys Varsity Sioux Falls 1 vs Sioux Falls 2
Friday February 13 7:30 pm Boys Varsity Yankton at Sioux Falls 1
Saturday February 14 2:30 pm Girls Varsity Huron at Sioux Falls
Saturday February 14 5:15 pm Boys JV Yankton at Sioux Falls
Saturday February 14 7:30 pm Boys Varsity Yankton at Sioux Falls 2
Sunday February 15 9:45 am Girls JV Brookings at Sioux Falls
Sunday February 15 11:45 am Girls Varsity Brookings at Sioux Falls
Puck drops on the first game of the Dakota Premier Classic 19U “A” and 12U “B” girls hockey tournament at 2 PM on Friday, and will signify the start of the single largest girls’ hockey tournament held to-date in South Dakota. The first game will feature the Brookings Lady Rangers vs the Edina Lady Hornets. Eight more teams round out the ten-team 19U “A” tournament – the Aberdeen Lady Cougars; Mitchell Lady Marlins; Omaha Lady Junior Lancers (Nebraska); Pembina Valley AA Midget Hawks (Manitoba); Osseo Maple Grove (Minnesota); AA St. Vital Victorias (Manitoba); Winnipeg East Saints (Manitoba); Dauphin Kings (Manitoba); and the Edina Hornets (Minnesota).
The opening game of the girls 12U “B” division at 4:15 PM Friday features the Watertown Lady Lakers vs the Marshall Lady Tigers. The rest of the eight team tournament includes the Aberdeen Lady Cougars; the Brookings Lady Rangers; Fargo Freeze; Fairmont Cardinals; Luverne Cardinals; and Windom Eagles.
With 18 teams in the tournament, this weekend’s event is the largest girls’ tournament in South Dakota – and you can expect some great games! If you aren’t able to make it to Brookings for every day of the tournament, we will be livestreaming most of the games right here on Hockey605! There are separate viewing pages for the Blue Rink and the Red Rink, and you can access those pages and the full schedule on the above tab, “LIVE at Larson Ice Center.”
Hope to see you in Brookings!