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From the Trainer’s Room: Differences between training for roller hockey vs. ice hockey

June 2nd, 2020

Roller hockey can seem very similar to ice hockey at times but can also seem vastly different. Roller hockey typically has less players on a team than ice and only four skaters on each side during play. One would think less players would mean shorter shifts on the ice, but the opposite is the norm….

Orange native, JSerra, Jr. Ducks grad Pavlisin commits to NCAA D-III powerhouse Norwich

May 28th, 2020

The Kenai River Brown Bears of the North American Hockey League announced today that Top Prospects goaltender Landon Pavlisin has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for Norwich University. Pavlisin, 20, backstopped the resurgent Brown Bears to what was going to be a spot in the Robertson Cup Playoffs during the 2019-20 season, along…

Top USPHL Californians earning NCAA college commitments

May 28th, 2020

Joe DiGiulio and his Hampton Roads Whalers teammates were looking for a third chance to win a USPHL Premier championship but instead, ran up against an opponent that not only kept them from this goal, but stopped the entire globe in the process. The coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the USPHL National Championships, along…

Western States Hockey League announces dormancy for upcoming 2020-21 season

May 27th, 2020

The Western States Hockey League released the following statement today concerning the 2020-21 season: READ OUR LATEST ISSUE As we all have learned over the last 10 weeks, there is a “New Normal” underway, that is yet to be clearly defined in a current or future narrative. The WSHL was one of the first sports…

Taking Liberties With … Pacific Palisades native, Minnesota State senior captain Nick Rivera

May 26th, 2020

NICK RIVERA Position: Forward/captain, Minnesota State University (WCHA, NCAA D-I) Hometown: Pacific Palisades California youth teams: California Wave, Los Angeles Jr. Kings READ OUR LATEST ISSUE California Rubber: Do you have any favorite memories of your time playing youth hockey in California? Nick Rivera: The whole development part of it was pretty special. At that…

Former Barracuda captain McCarthy takes AHL sportsmanship award for ’19-20 season

May 21st, 2020

The American Hockey League announced today that John McCarthy of the San Jose Barracuda is the 2019-20 winner of the Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award as the AHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of sportsmanship, determination and dedication to hockey. The award is voted on by coaches, players and members of the media in…

Tustin native, Jr. Kings alum Wolf wins WHL Goaltender of the Year honor

May 19th, 2020

The Western Hockey League announced today that Dustin Wolf of the Everett Silvertips has been named the recipient of the Del Wilson Memorial Trophy as WHL Goaltender of the Year. In his third season with the Silvertips, the Calgary Flames prospect continued to shine between the pipes. Through 46 games, Wolf compiled a 34-10-2-0 record,…

Barnes, Petrie, Smigliani named California Rubber NCAA Women’s Players of the Year

May 18th, 2020

What do you value? Offense? Defense? Both? California Rubber Magazine’s NCAA Women’s Players of the Year address all of that and more. That three players turned in such dominant performances that it was nearly impossible to distinguish between them speaks to the growth and depth of the girls game in California. Here’s why Boston College…

Khodorenko, Slaker tabbed California Rubber NCAA Men’s Players of the Year

May 14th, 2020

It’s not essential to have the Big 10 Network if you like keeping track of top hockey talent from California, but during the 2019-20 season, it sure helped. Five of the players on California Rubber Magazine’s annual All-California NCAA Men’s Team played in the league, including co-players of the year Patrick Khodorenko of Michigan State…

Arcadia native Robertson wins William Hanley Trophy as OHL’s most sportsmanlike player

May 14th, 2020

The Ontario Hockey League announced today that Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Nick Robertson of the Peterborough Petes is the 2019-20 recipient of the William Hanley Trophy awarded to the OHL’s Most Sportsmanlike Player. Robertson led the OHL with 55 goals in just 46 games and added 31 assists for a total of 86 points. READ…