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Taking Liberties With… Matt Nieto

July 17th, 2018

MATT NIETO Position: Forward, Colorado Avalanche Hometown: Long Beach Last Amateur Team: Boston University (Hockey East) Youth Hockey Teams: South Coast Sabres, Paramount Panthers, Anaheim Jr. Ducks, Long Beach Ice Dogs, LA Hockey Club READ OUR LATEST ISSUE California Rubber: How gratifying was this season in Colorado with a team that exceeded many people’s expectations?…

West Coast-infused Team USA hoping for FIRS success in Italy

July 14th, 2018

The International Roller Sports Federation (FIRS) will roll out the latest edition of its inline hockey world championship tournament in the latter stages of July in the mountains of northeastern Italy. The United States, braced by a large supporting cast of Californians, hopes to shine brightly in the medal department at this summer’s international event….

BCHL’s Wenatchee Wild taste great success in ’17-18, boosted by California natives

July 13th, 2018

Slava Demin said “it is pretty crazy to think that half of our team is from California, which is considered a small hockey market.” Demin, a Cypress native, is one of nine California natives on the Wenatchee Wild’s roster this season. The Wild rolled to the British Columbia Hockey League’s (BCHL) Fred Page Cup championship…

Synthetic Ice Skating Series – Part 3 of 3 – Stops

July 5th, 2018

Welcome back to the Synthetic Ice Skating Series! In Part 3, HockeyShot Skating Sensei Jim Vitale and Bench Boss Jeremy Rupke explain the very important skill of stopping. As every hockey player knows, this frozen sport is very fast and there are a lot of stops and starts. We hope you pick up a few…

ADISL wraps up successful 2017-18 inline season

July 2nd, 2018

The Anaheim Ducks Inline Scholastic Hockey League (ADISL) put a wrap on its 2017-18 season following the conclusion of its 35-team spring championship playoffs at THE RINKS-Irvine Inline. Titles in seven sub-divisions were decided in the high school division May 18-20, including Division 1 Tier 1, Division 1 Tier 2, Division 2 Tier 1, Division…

Driscoll Skating & Skills coming to El Segundo, Lakewood this July

June 29th, 2018

The Los Angeles Jr. Kings and Driscoll Skating & Skills are forming a partnership this summer that will prove to be a win-win situation for all involved. Driscoll Skating & Skills will conduct a two-week power skating-centric skills program in July at Toyota Sports Center (El Segundo) and THE RINKS-Lakewood ICE (Lakewood). The power skating…

Saddleback College returns to WCRHL, wins national title

June 27th, 2018

Twelve teams from the Western Collegiate Roller Hockey League (WCRHL) competed at the 2018 National Collegiate Roller Hockey Association (NCRHA) national championship tournament April 11-15 in Fargo, N.D. The Junior College Division championship game turned out to be an all-California matchup as Saddleback College edged West Valley College, last year’s national champion, 3-2, in comeback…

From The Trainer’s Room: Preparing for hockey tryouts – what you need to understand

June 27th, 2018

Tryout season can be almost as stressful as the regular season. Players are jockeying for positions, coaches are searching for the right players to fill their squad and parents are trying to understand what would be best for their son or daughter. Leading up to tryouts, there are things players can do to make sure…

OneHockey attempts to rewrite Guinness World Record Book for largest youth tournament this December

June 21st, 2018

The numbers are staggering. The logistics astonishing. But what actually might be most remarkable about the Guinness World Records-recognized OneHockey Holiday Invite 2018 this December is what inspired the impulse to host the largest hockey tournament the sport has ever seen. “This idea came to me while I was sleeping – it’s a true story,”…

Trevor Moore – from Thousand Oaks to Calder Cup champion

June 20th, 2018

The American Hockey League’s Calder Cup championship trophy is smaller than the NHL’s Stanley Cup but heavier than it looks to those who have had the opportunity to hoist it in victory. The AHL’s top playoff prize stands 24 inches tall and weighs 28 pounds. It takes 15 playoff victories to win it. The Stanley…