California’s and Nevada’s Authoritative Voice of Ice and Inline Hockey

Blog

NHL teams again look to California to stock rosters for future seasons

August 20th, 2019

Want more evidence that the development model of California youth hockey works? Look no further than the 2019 NHL Draft, which was held June 21-22 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Three California-born and –trained players were selected, including two in the first round, and two of the three played hockey in the state through their 16U…

Jr. Ducks benefit from Grizzlies’ BCHL California camp in Irvine

August 16th, 2019

Earlier this summer, the BCHL’s Victoria Grizzlies held a prospect camp south of the border for the first time. Elite prospects from all over North America took to the ice in Irvine in efforts to impress junior teams in attendance. Along with the Grizzlies, 10 other junior hockey teams across the United States and Canada…

Warr takes ahold of coaching reins at West Ranch High

August 15th, 2019

For Scott Warr, stepping into the role of head coach for the West Ranch Wildcats has been a natural transition. Named to the position this spring, he has been part of the program since it started with the debut of the L.A. Kings High School Hockey League (LAKHSHL) during the 2015-16 season, and he couldn’t…

Golden Knights to build brand-new rink in Henderson, will open in 2020

August 13th, 2019

This time next year, a new rink will be up and running in Henderson. Earlier this summer, Henderson mayor Debra March and the city council unanimously approved a lease agreement with the Vegas Golden Knights to build and operate an indoor hockey facility in the downtown area. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE The Henderson hockey facility…

Little Sharks continuing to grow youth game in San Jose, around local Bay Area

August 8th, 2019

In yet another sign that the game of hockey continues to grow in Northern California, the Little Sharks Learn to Play program is not only seeing exponential growth in San Jose, but also in surrounding communities. In partnership with the NHL and NHLPA, the Little Sharks program is designed for children ages 5-9 who have…

Jr. Gulls grads excelling at all levels of college game

August 6th, 2019

Playing for the San Diego Jr. Gulls opens up different paths for players to take once their youth hockey career comes to an end. Going into the 2019-20 season, several former Jr. Gulls will dot college hockey rosters at all levels of the game. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Nate Kallen is a senior captain at…

Slew of California talents choose future college, junior destinations

August 1st, 2019

With the offseason comes players deciding where to play college hockey next season. Players from California have recently committed to play NCAA hockey for the 2019-20 season, with Sam Anzai (Los Angeles, Wisconsin-River Falls), Jared Christy (Cypress, University of New England, Los Angeles Jr, Kings alum) and Gregg Lee (Aliso Viejo, Fredonia State University, Anaheim…

Paerels to remain connected to SoCal inline hockey community

July 31st, 2019

John Paerels has been both a driving force and steadfast friend to scholastic inline hockey in Southern California for the better part of the last decade. Though he has retired from his responsibilities as league coordinator with the Anaheim Ducks Inline Scholastic League (ADISL), the largest league of its kind in the region, he will…

Jr. Ducks, Lady Ducks cap successful 2018-19 campaigns in style

July 30th, 2019

The 2018-19 season will be a tough one to top for the various entities under the umbrella of the Irvine ICE Foundation Amateur Hockey Association and their alumni. Those include the Anaheim Jr. Ducks and Anaheim Lady Ducks. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Any discussion has to begin with the opening of the state-of-the-art Great Park…

California teams, Vegas all plan for future at NHL Draft

July 26th, 2019

Over the June 21-22 weekend, the NHL Draft was staged in Vancouver, B.C., with all three California teams and the Vegas Golden Knights stocking up for the future. The Anaheim Ducks selected seven players, the Los Angeles Kings nine, San Jose Sharks five and the Golden Knights a total of eight prospects. READ OUR LATEST…