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2019-20 high school hockey preview capsules

It’s time to drop the puck on another Midstates Club Hockey Association season. Play begins Monday (Nov. 4) for some teams while others begin later in the week. St. Louis University High won the Challenge Cup over De Smet Jesuit last season. Lafayette won the Wickenheiser Cup with a win over Duchesne. Eureka won the Founder’s Cup by defeating Fort Zumwalt West. Lafayette returns 15 players from last year’s team that won the Wickenheiser Cup championship under coach Jim Carrico. The Lancers are in a new conference that has such Challenge Cup powers as De Smet, CBC and Chaminade. The ...

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CBC finishes second in Top Hat Classic, set to open hockey regular season

CBC coach John Jost liked what he saw from his Cadets in the preseason Top Hat Classic hockey tournament. The annual Webster Groves tournament has been a way for CBC to begin the high school hockey season for the last 20 years. The CBC Cadets finished second in the 2019 Top Hat Classic held by Webster Groves. Vianney defeated the Cadets 5-3 in the championship game. (Photo by Nate Lasch) The Cadets, who were the Top Hat defending champions, reached the championship game again. CBC again faced Vianney like last fall. This time, the result was different. Vianney scored a ...

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Tkachuk signs new contract with Flames

Matthew Tkachuk is about to begin the upcoming NHL season with a new contract. The Calgary Flames recently signed Tkachuk, a native of Chesterfield, to a three-year, $21 million deal. Chesterfield’s Matthew Tkachuk has signed a new three year contract with the Calgary Flames. (Calgary Flames photo) The deal carrying an annual average value of $7 million makes the Flames’ forward, who was a restricted free agent, the highest-paid Flames player on the roster this season, and keeps him with the team through the 2021-22 season. Tkachuk is with the Flames for one big reason. “I want to win in ...

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Keller signs lucrative contract with Coyotes

Chesterfield’s Clayton Keller is about to being training camp with the Phoenix Coyotes. He’ll do confident in knowing he will be with the Coyotes for a long time. Phoenix rewarded the skilled forward with an eight-year contract extension for $57.2 million. It has an average annual salary of $7.15 million. Chesterfield’s Clayton Keller has signed an eight-year contract extension for $57.2 million. It has an average annual salary of $7.15 million. (Phoenix Coyotes) Keller is coming off a 47-point campaign in 2018-19. Slated to become a restricted free agent next year, Keller will now remain in the desert through the ...

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America’s Showcase features local boys, girls teams playing in annual hockey tournament

It’s time to drop the puck on 2019 America’s Showcase for high school hockey. The annual high school hockey tournament runs through April 15 at the St. Peters Rec-Plex. The tournament will feature 30-plus boys and girls teams from 20-plus states and regions across the United States. On the boys’ side, Missouri Blue opens play at 7 p.m. Thursday (April 11) against Colorado Burgundy. On the girls’ side, Missouri plays two games Thursday. Missouri meets Wisconsin at 8 a.m. an then will play at 8 p.m. against Minnesota Green. America’s Showcase was founded in 1985 to provide the nation’s premier ...

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