Hockey’s road to state ends short with defeat by McKinney

Hannah Tucker, Photographer

Coppell High School senior forward Liam Moore and McKinney’s Kyle Mills get ready for the faceoff early Saturday afternoon at the Dr Pepper StarCenter in Frisco. McKinney defeated Coppell, 4-2, in the TAHA State Championship Tournament. Photo by Hannah Tucker.

Coppell High School senior forward James Reaman and opponents from McKinney onlook as the referee briefly calls out to both teams’ coaches on Saturday at the Dr. Pepper StarCenter in Frisco. After a long standing tie between the two teams, McKinney scored on Coppell within the last period, winning the game at 4-2. Photo by Hannah Tucker.

Coppell High School sophomore Evan Williams reaches to block McKinney’s Kyle Mills from scoring at the tournament this afternoon in the Dr. Pepper Frisco StarCenter. Evan Williams is one of the two goalies for Coppell and played goalie for the third period of the game. Photo by Hannah Tucker.

Coppell High School sophomore Ethan Williams comforts brother goalie Evan Williams after the game concluded this afternoon in the Dr. Pepper Frisco StarCenter. McKinney won the game by two point by scoring in the last minutes of the game. Photo by Hannah Tucker.

Coppell High School junior Roope Raikaa skates across the ice with the puck towards the goal last Saturday at the Dr. Pepper Frisco StarCenter. Raikaa plays as a defenseman for the Varsity Gold on the CHS hockey team. Photo by Hannah Tucker.

Coppell High School senior forward Jake Sharrer and senior forward James Reaman confront each other before jumping back into the game Saturday afternoon at the Dr. Pepper Frisco StarCenter. Sharrer and Reaman both play forward positions on the CHS Varsity Gold team. Photo by Hannah Tucker.

The Coppell Cowboys Varsity Gold hockey team skates back to the bench after scoring a point at the Dr. Pepper Frisco StarCenter last Saturday afternoon. Back at the bench area, after the point was scored, the watching teammates beat their hockey sticks against the wall and had highfives ready as the players came back over. Photo by Hannah Tucker.

McKinney forward Patrick Conway falls to the ice in front of Coppell senior forward Collin Jacobs in Coppell’s 4-2 loss to McKinney on Saturday at the Dr. Pepper StarCenter in Frisco. With the loss, the Cowboys were eliminated from state title contention. Photo by Hannah Tucker.

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