The Rockwall Ice Hockey team completed a successful summer league program July 27 with a 4-3 win over Frisco to finish with a 9-4 record and third place. This follows a club record 20-4-2 performance in the 2008-09 regular season.

With the new 2009-10 season, the team will be welcoming a new coach. Daniel Mignault comes to the team with eight years of coaching experience, most recently with a Dallas Stars Select AA team and a long resume of playing hockey. Originally, from Manchester, N. H., Mignault started playing hockey at age 6 and has been involved at the player, coach level ever since.

“I am very excited about the opportunity to continue the winning tradition of the Rockwall Hockey program,” said Mignault.

Mignault replaces departing coach Mark Burack who has led the team for the past five seasons. Taking over a struggling program after a difficult initial season, Burack developed a solid hockey program coaching both junior varsity and varsity teams. His teams consistently competed for league championships.

“We want to thank Mark for coaching the team over the past five years,” said Tim Kinnear, club president. “Mark has been instrumental in building the Rockwall hockey program.”

The club will hold a “Meet the New Coach” skate around at the Ice Training Center in Richardson on Aug. 15 at 5:30 p.m.

Rockwall Ice Hockey tryouts will be held at the Ice Training Center Saturday Aug. 22 at 5:30 p.m. All 9-12 graders from Rockwall, Wylie, and Royse City ISDs are welcome to participate.