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California leads way in inaugural WHL U.S. Prospects Draft

March 26th, 2020

The Western Hockey League (WHL) completed the 2020 WHL U.S. Prospects Draft on Wednesday. WHL member clubs selected 44 2005-born players throughout the two-round draft. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE After obtaining the first-overall selection, the Red Deer Rebels chose forward Gracyn Sawchyn (Minneapolis, Minn./Shattuck-St. Mary’s Sabres 14U). With the second-overall selection, the Tri-City Americans chose…

NCDC Combine in Detroit postponed; Chicago Combine status to be determined

March 25th, 2020

The United States Premier Hockey League announced on March 24 that, due to the coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic, the originally scheduled NCDC Combine in Detroit (April 10-11) is postponed to a date to be determined. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE The NCDC Combine in Chicago (May 1-2) is currently still on as planned, but the USPHL is monitoring…

AHL approves new franchise for Henderson, Golden Knights’ top affiliate to play at Orleans Arena

March 24th, 2020

The American Hockey League announced last month that the AHL Board of Governors has approved the transfer of ownership of the San Antonio Rampage AHL franchise to the Vegas Golden Knights, as well as the relocation of that franchise from San Antonio, Tex., to Henderson/Las Vegas, effective with the 2020-21 season. The Golden Knights’ AHL…

USA Hockey announces revisions to 2020 player development plans

March 21st, 2020

USA Hockey announced today the revision of its national player development plans for 2020 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE • USA Hockey has canceled the 2020 Boys Select 15 National Camp (2005 birth year) • USA Hockey has canceled the 2020 Girls 15 National Camp (2005 birth year) • USA…

NHL debut an eye-opening experience for Arcadia native Robertson

March 19th, 2020

Jason Robertson didn’t sleep the night before he made his NHL debut with the Dallas Stars. The Arcadia native was called up from the AHL’s Texas Stars on Feb. 12 and played for Dallas the next day in Toronto, a 3-2 win for Dallas over the Maple Leafs. He assisted on Tyler Seguin’s game-winning goal…

Jr. Ducks’ 12U AAA team reaches quarterfinals in Quebec Pee Wee tournament

March 19th, 2020

As road trips go, this one was a pretty good one for the Anaheim Jr. Ducks’ 12U AAA team. The team began its trek to the famous Quebec International Pee Wee Tournament last month with an exhibition slate in the Upper Midwest, then defeated a couple of the top-ranked teams in the nation en route…

Casey’s Memorial Cup tentatively set to face off April 11 in Irvine

March 18th, 2020

The 2020 Casey’s Memorial Cup three-on-three cross-ice charity ice hockey tournament is scheduled to face off April 11 at 7 a.m. at Great Park Ice & FivePoint Arena in Irvine. This will be the second consecutive year the event has been held at the 280,000 square-foot facility. The tournament honors the memory of Casey Strale,…

Taking Liberties With… Vacaville native, University of Massachusetts forward Niko Hildenbrand

March 17th, 2020

NIKO HILDENBRAND Position: Forward/captain, University of Massachusetts (Hockey East, NCAA D-I) Youth Teams: Berkeley Bulldogs, Capital Thunder, Santa Clara Blackhawks Hometown: Vacaville READ OUR LATEST ISSUE California Rubber: What is your favorite memory from playing hockey in California? Niko Hildenbrand: My Pee Wee year, when I played for Santa Clara, we won the national Championship….

Read Our March Issue!

March 12th, 2020

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USA Hockey cancels 2020 Nationals, Disabled Festival

March 12th, 2020

USA Hockey announced tonight it has canceled its series of upcoming National Championships, including high school, youth, girls, adult and sled, that were set to begin in various locations across the country on March 26. In addition, the organization also announced it has canceled its Disabled Hockey Festival, which was set to take place over…