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From the Trainer’s Room: Looking at different ways to vary your in-season hockey training

October 15th, 2019

For most, the hockey season has begun. This means intense practices, private lessons and games. Now, you have to mix in off-ice or dryland training into the equation, but how do you do that? A comprehensive in-season training program must include modifications throughout the season in order to maximize performance while reducing injuries. Different portions…

Los Angeles native, Jr. Kings grad de Mey tabbed WCHA Forward of the Week

October 14th, 2019

The WCHA has named Northern Michigan University sophomore forward Vincent de Mey its Forward of the Week. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE de Mey, a Los Angeles native and Jr. Kings alum, recorded two goals and an assist in the Wildcats’ split with visiting Michigan State over the weekend. He lit the lamp on the power…

Golden State Elite program continues to shine, grow in Northern California

October 14th, 2019

When Chris Hathaway, Larry Cahn and William Stone first came together to start the Golden State Elite Eagles program back during the 2012-13 season, none of them could have imagined the success it would become. Of course, they put significant planning and forethought into it and set their goals high, but very little was certain….

Taking Liberties With… Robby Jackson

October 11th, 2019

ROBBY JACKSON Position: Forward, San Antonio Rampage (AHL) Hometown: Alameda Last Amateur Team: St. Cloud State University (NCHC, NCAA Division I) Youth Teams: Oakland Bears, Berkeley Bulldogs, Santa Clara Blackhawks, LA Selects, LA Jr. Kings READ OUR LATEST ISSUE California Rubber: You made your pro debut with San Antonio in the spring and this summer…

DWA foundation addresses mental health awareness

October 10th, 2019

It’s okay not to be okay. That’s the message the newfound “Don’t Walk Alone: The Walker Tobin Memorial Foundation” is committed to embracing as it focuses on raising the awareness of the importance of mental health education and action amongst young athletes. The foundation, which was formally introduced in August at the Los Angeles Jr….

Extra Hour Off-Ice Training impacting NorCal hockey

October 9th, 2019

Cathy Andrade introduced Power Hour to the Bay Area in 1998, providing power skating for athletes of all ages and skill levels. Some 20 years later, in 2018, she launched the Extra Hour Off-Ice Hockey Training Facility to provide off-ice training. Along with her husband, Randy, Cathy traveled and toured the Midwest, East Coast, and…

Jr. Sharks, Tahoe Prep grad Larsson leaving mark in NCDC

October 8th, 2019

Moving East wasn’t much of a problem for South Lake Tahoe resident Erik Larsson. Moving – anywhere – is a skill that the Swedish-born forward has developed over the course of his 20 years, so it was no problem to pack up clothes, his hockey bag and stick and fly 3,000 miles to join the…

Ducks Foundation puts sled, Warrior hockey on display

October 7th, 2019

On any given day, the beautiful and sprawling Great Park Ice facility’s four rinks are bustling with hockey players and ice skaters of every skill level. But on Aug. 17, the rink hosted a sport of a different kind – one that most people in Orange County probably don’t know much about yet. The Anaheim…

Entering Year 2, St. Mary’s brimming with confidence in Stockton

October 3rd, 2019

After getting off the ground in 2018-19, the St. Mary’s High School hockey program is looking to take the jump to the next level in 2019-20 as a second-year team. Playing games this season in the NAHL Prep League and Anaheim Ducks High School Hockey League (ADHSHL), the Rams have their eyes on improved results…

Kern County eager to defend its LAKHSHL championship

October 2nd, 2019

After years of near-misses, the Kern County Knights finally reached the top of the mountain last season, not only winning the L.A. Kings High School Hockey League (LAKHSHL) championship but also taking home the title for Division 2B in the California Amateur Hockey Association. Defending their titles, however, will not be an easy task. READ…