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Providence forward, Chino Hills’ Gamez keeps life goals in sight after cardiac scare

August 22nd, 2017

Garrett Gamez’s next shift might be a quantum one. The hockey future of the rising junior at Providence College is uncertain after he collapsed on the Friars’ bench during a Hockey East playoff game at Notre Dame on March 11. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “This summer is up in the air – my whole career…

David becomes first California native to lead USHL team

August 14th, 2017

Oliver David has bucked the odds for a long time, so it should surprise no one that he became the first California-born and –trained coach to take over a team in the United States Hockey League (USHL) when the Dubuque Fighting Saints hired him as their head coach in early June. The generosity of others…

San Diego Gulls honored with AHL Team of the Year award for ’16-17 season

August 14th, 2017

As impressive as the San Diego Gulls’ inaugural American Hockey League (AHL) season was in 2015-16, the team managed to top that in 2016-17. The Gulls set franchise records for most wins in one season (43), winning percentage (.669) and most points in one season (91) en route to advancing to the Pacific Division Finals…

Californians capture ’16-17 championships in AHL, USHL, NAHL, Switzerland

August 11th, 2017

If you want to win a sports championship, having players who have accomplished it before can be an important ingredient. Just ask the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League, SC Bern of the Swiss A-League and the Chicago Steel of the United States Hockey League. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE All of those teams…

Oilers sign Jr. Kings graduate Yamamoto to entry-level contract

August 11th, 2017

The Edmonton Oilers have signed 2017 first-round selection Kailer Yamamoto, a former Los Angeles Jr. Kings standout, to a three-year, entry-level contract. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Yamamoto, picked 22nd overall, appeared in 65 games with the Western Hockey League’s (WHL) Spokane Chiefs last season, posting 99 points (42 goals, 57 assists), 46 penalty minutes and…

Wildly popular Give Blood Play Hockey Tournament set to face off in October

August 10th, 2017

The 11th annual Give Blood Play Hockey Inline Charity tournament is scheduled Oct. 19-22 at The Rinks-Irvine Inline. And it’s not too early to reserve a spot in this event that grows each year. For many teams, the warm-hearted charity event faces off the new season of roller hockey in Southern California. It is usually…

California teams, Golden Knights nab high-end talent at 2017 NHL Draft

August 10th, 2017

The three California teams and the expansion Vegas Golden Knights all showed well in selecting top-quality prospects at the 2017 NHL Draft June 23-24 at the United Center in Chicago. The Anaheim Ducks made five picks, while the LA Kings drafted seven players, the San Jose Sharks six and the Golden Knights stocked up with…

Ruhwedel introduces prestigious Stanley Cup to San Diego

August 9th, 2017

Stanley liked Southern California so much that he decided to start his summer vacation there for the second year in a row. The occasion on June 30 was Chad Ruhwedel’s day with the hardest trophy to win in professional sports, the Stanley Cup. The defenseman from San Diego earned a date with Stanley by virtue…

Half-dozen players with California ties selected during 2017 NHL Draft in Chicago

August 7th, 2017

The 2009 California Brick team decided to hold a reunion in late June – it was called the NHL Draft. Five players from that team – Sasha Chmelevski (Huntington Beach native), Cole Guttman (Los Angeles), Ivan Lodnia (Anaheim), Jake McGrew (Orange) and Jason Robertson (Los Angeles) – heard their names called by NHL teams during…

Rubber Hockey Magazines sold to longtime writer, editor Mackinder

August 4th, 2017

HERMOSA BEACH, CA – Good Sport Media, Inc., has announced the sale of its Arizona Rubber Hockey Magazine and California Rubber Hockey Magazine publications to longtime staff writer and editor Matt Mackinder and Mackinder Media, LLC. “Matt has been on board with us since Day 1, and I’m nothing but confident he’ll lead our publications…