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John and Brian "Toppie" Hogan have taken up a vital role for Arizona hockey in their first action on the ice in over a year-and-a-half

http://www.wildcat.arizona.edu/article/2015/01/twins-john-and-brian-toppie-hogan-are-leading-the-way-for-arizona-hockey

Although people joke about twin telepathy, the Hogan twins’ performance on the ice makes a strong argument for the myth.

Arizona Wildcat hockey has two new additions to the team, John and Brian “Toppie” Hogan. Although they have been off the ice for over a year-and-a-half, the Tucson Convention Center Arena already knows the name of these two men, as they have made an immediate impact for Arizona.

Since the twins began to walk, they were simultaneously skating on the ice. For the past 11 years, John and Toppie Hogan have played on the same offensive line together.

“We’ve been doing it for so long, people actually think we have twin telepathy,” Toppie Hogan said. “We throw blind passes and just know the other will be there to get it.”

After ending their hockey careers on a high note by winning a national championship with the St. Louis Selects hockey team, the boys packed away their pads and hung up their sticks for good — or so they thought. In 2013, the two left the hockey world behind and ventured to Tucson to start their freshman years of college.

Once the Midwesterners adjusted to the Southwest desert and settled into college life, the twins realized just how much they missed hockey. John Hogan couldn’t stay away from the sport much longer, so he volunteered to assist the UA coaches in recording statistics and creating game-time strategies.

“We thought we could not miss hockey, but we did,” John Hogan said. “I just missed the hockey world and wanted to be part of it again. But after a while, I thought I would be a better asset on the ice than just sitting and watching it.”

 

Both John and Toppie Hogan have proven to be great assets on the Wildcat team early on in their collegiate careers. In just three weeks of games, Toppie Hogan has scored a total of 13 points, and John Hogan has accumulated 8 points.

“We didn’t know how the team would accept two new guys, but they have helped us, and we all have fun together on and off the ice,” Toppie Hogan said. “It also helps the transition onto the team, [because] our production has been there so far.”

This dynamic duo is unique because they don’t just score — they score together. Every single one of John’s three goals this season has been assisted from twin brother Brian Hogan.

“We don’t fight that much, because we realize we are much better together than we are apart,” John Hogan said. “If we played on separate lines, we wouldn’t be as productive as we are.”

Although identical, the twins have different styles of play. Brian Hogan tries to emulate New York Ranger Rick Nash.

“Nash is not a superstar, but he puts up goals,” Brian Hogan said. “He is an all-around solid player who works hard and uses his body if he needs to. And not to mention, everyone knows he’s just a great goal scorer.”

Just like Nash, Brian Hogan has no problem finding the back of the net in any game-time situation. In just seven games, he has scored six goals.

On the other hand, John Hogan tries to play like Jason Arnott of the St. Louis Blues. John Hogan has never been the fastest or the best skater on the ice. However, he compensates his weaknesses with his strong sense of hockey IQ and his ability to outsmart his opponents.

“Arnott can’t skate very well, and I can’t either,” John Hogan said jokingly. “He is a smart player with a good hockey IQ and can always get the job done.”

Whatever these two are doing, it is definitely working for them as they continue to bring success to Arizona hockey.

Blues' Stastny, Butler inspire dreams of local youth hockey players

01/23/2015, 4:21pm CST
By Luke Thompson - Fox Sports Midwest

The Blues' Paul Stastny (left) and Chris Butler are providing plenty of inspiration for the next generation of hockey players from St. Louis.

http://www.foxsports.com/midwest/story/st-louis-blues-stastny-and-butler-inspire-dreams-of-local-youth-hockey-players-012315

ST. LOUIS -- Young hockey players in St. Louis don't have to look far to see what the future can hold for the area's brightest stars.

When the Blues signed forward Paul Stastny and Chris Butler this past offseason, they didn't just get one of the league's best centers and a reliable veteran defenseman. They brought home two St. Louis natives who are providing plenty of inspiration for the next generation.

It wasn't long ago Butler and Stastny were climbing the youth ranks, which included time at Chaminade Prep under coach Matt Buha, who now lives in Texas. High school hockey plays a secondary role to elite junior teams, but Stastny joined the team for part of one season and played for Buha with the St. Louis Select program and Blues AAA team, while Butler spent two seasons with Chaminade.

"It means a lot to see these kids make the NHL," Buha says. "There were some kids that could have but didn't."

Still, they're far from the only local stars to make it all the way to the top. Another of their Chaminade teammates, Ben Bishop, started his career with the Blues and has shined this season as the top goaltender for the Eastern Conference-leading Tampa Bay Lightning.

Those successes aren't lost on the latest crop of Chaminade players, even if the program is going through a bit of a down year. New coach Kiley Hill has some connections to the Stastny family in the tight-knit St. Louis hockey community, and others have ensured his players are well aware of those who came before them.

Stastny and Butler haven't forgotten their roots, either, and their appearance at the school prior to the season still generates plenty of enthusiasm. Chaminade forwards Andrew White and Sam Johnson animatedly described their surprise when the two Blues unexpectedly showed up to display their new jerseys, and Jack Sheehan says it gave the seniors a new appreciation for their school.

"Our workout coach told us he'd watch Stastny and he'd just stand in the corner and he'd move around five guys, barely even move," Sheehan says. "They'd just all come at him and then he'd go score."

Buha always knew Stastny would have a professional career if he put in the work, thanks to his natural vision and confidence in his skills. He became a standout as a sophomore during the 2001-02 season, the one year he played at Chaminade before moving on to higher levels.

Butler took a little longer to develop, just as he did this season when he earned a call-up from Chicago in late November and played well enough to stay in St. Louis ever since. Much like Blues coach Ken Hitchcock, Buha says over time it became clear Butler could skate with just about anyone.

"He's not the kind of guy (who) if you were in the top row of the stands you would say, 'Look at No. 4,' because he didn't really stand out," Buha says. "He did not make mental mistakes and he did not take retaliatory penalties."

That consistency earned him a spot in the regular rotation, though he's the first to admit he went through an adjustment period after joining the Blues. Stastny echoes those sentiments and an early shoulder injury made it even tougher, but his eight points in the first five games of January show he's starting to live up to the hype that came when he left the Colorado Avalanche last summer.

"I think when he got booed in Colorado (on Dec. 23) he settled in," Hitchcock says. "I think the cord was cut; he's playing for us now. He has no ties to Colorado anymore other than he's still got friends there, but there's no emotional ties."

Stastny says his coach might be overdramatizing things a bit, but he's finally hitting his stride and starting to feel comfortable back in his old home. Things have changed and enough of his friends have left that he says he rarely gets asked for tickets, but where he came from still matters to most fans.

His move to St. Louis provides more motivation to improve for Chaminade senior defenseman Noah Catt, and he's probably right when he says Butler and Stastny playing nearby should help the school's recruiting efforts. Plenty of talent continues to develop in the area, and the chance to face off against future NHL skaters provides a boost to the sport's popularity.

"It's cool watching these guys and being like, 'Hey, I played with that kid when I was a mite,'" Catt says. "He could skate backwards and I couldn't and stuff. It's a good time."

You can follow Luke Thompson on Twitter at @FS_LukeT or email him at lukegthompson87@gmail.com.

Sean Richard Glanvill

11/14/2014, 1:30pm CST
By CCP

Chaminade Mourns the Loss of Sean Glanvill '13

The Chaminade Family offers our deepest support and prayers for Sean and his family. Sean was an exceptional young man and he touched many lives in a beautiful way.

May he rest in peace.

Sean Richard
Glanvill (20) passed away in the presence of his loving parents & siblings on November 10th, 2014. Sean was born in St. Louis on July 28th 1994, an adoring son of South African born Derek and Penny Glanvill and precious brother to Kirsten and Nicholas Glanvill. In May 2007, Sean was involved in a tragic car accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury. After 18 months in hospital, Sean eventually came home to the support of his family; grounded in faith and the hope of a loving God. Sean spent a courageous 7 1/2 years of incredible perseverance and rehabilitation yet joyful years with his family. Ultimately after enduring and overcoming many challenges, Sean passed away after spending six weeks in intensive care at St Louis Children's Hospital. Sean will be dearly missed by many who were touched by his caring, energetic and spirited heart who loved to bring pleasure to his parents, family, coaches and friends. Sean had an endearing smile that touched everyone around him. His life has inspired many people - motivating them with their faith, to better appreciate life and to have loving relationships. As a gifted athlete, his tenacious and relentless work ethic drove his incredible courage during his fight to live, beating the odds, surprising doctors with his determination and never-give-up attitude. He will be missed dearly by many who knew him or simply those who knew his story.

Services: Funeral service at The Crossing at Chesterfield, 114 North Eatherton Road, Chesterfield, MO 63005 Monday, Nov. 17, 2:00 p.m. Visitation at The Crossing at Chesterfield, Monday, Nov. 17, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Reception at The Crossing at Chesterfield, Monday, Nov. 17, 3.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Sean Glanvill Traumatic Brain Injury Research Foundation, 552 Eagles Nest Court, Wildwood, MO 63011. A service of the SCHRADER Funeral Home and Crematory. Friends may sign the family's on-line guestbook at Schrader.com.

  • Chaminade stops Kirkwood in Mid-States preliminary round

  • 02/02/2013, 12:34am CST, By By: Jonathan Duncan
  • Just a day after rallying for a tie against defending Challenge Cup Champion CBC, the Chaminade Red Devils found the back of the net early and often its second game of Blue Division play of the preliminary round Mid-States playoffs.
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Dress List for Tuesday, 6/25 and Thursday, 6/27

Please let Coach Hirsch know if you have a conflict. 314-602-2373
 

Dress List for Thursday, 6/27 @ Kirkwood v Priory @ 8:45p

Kern
Burgett

Blake
Carothers
Catt
Hogan
Holtzman
Johnson, M.
Johnson, S.
LoCigno, M.
Parisot
Radetic
Roeder
Schwartz
Trunko
White, A.
Williams
Woolverton
 

Dress List for Tuesday, 6/25 @ Kirkwood v Vianney @ 8:45p

 

Bandera
Blake
Burgett
Carothers
Catt
Hogan
Holtzman
Johnson, M.
Johnson, S.
LoCigno, M.
Parisot
Radetic
Roeder
Schwartz

Schaughnessy
Trunko
White, A.
Williams
Woolverton
Zimmermann

Summer League Roster

Bandera
Behlmann
Blake
Brinkmeyer
Burgett
Campbell
Carothers
Catt
Debus
Dodd
Hogan
Holtzman
Johnson, B.
Johnson, M.
Johnson, S.
Kern
LoCigno, M.
Parisot
Radetic
Roeder
Schwartz
Shapiro
Sheehan
Snodsmith
Trunko
White, A.
Williams
Woolverton
Zimmermann