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January 18th, 2018

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Taking Liberties With… Daniel ‘Gudge’ Gentzler

January 16th, 2018

DANIEL ‘GUDGE’ GENTZLER Position: Center, Macon Mayhem (Southern Professional Hockey League) Hometown: Manhattan Beach Last Amateur Team: Colgate University (ECAC) Youth Teams: El Segundo Regents, Long Beach Stars, Long Beach Ice Dogs, Anaheim Wildcats, Los Angeles Jr. Kings READ OUR DECEMBER 2017 ISSUE California Rubber: Do you have a favorite memory from your California playing…

From the Trainer’s Room: Looking at high ankle sprains – common injuries, easy to treat

January 16th, 2018

Ankle sprains are the most common injury seen in sports. Typically, the ligaments on the lateral or outside part of the ankle are affected. In hockey, the stiffness of the skate helps protect these ligaments, but the force can be translated up above the ankle joint, resulting in a high ankle sprain. The tibiofibular ligament…

Jr. Ducks alum, Huntington Beach native Loggins picks up weekly WCHA award

January 15th, 2018

Huntington Beach native and Northern Michigan University junior forward Troy Loggins has been named the WCHA Offensive Player of the Week. READ OUR DECEMBER 2017 ISSUE Loggins led the WCHA with three goals (the second-most nationally), helping Northern Michigan sweep then-No. 14 Bowling Green and leapfrog the Falcons for second place in the league standings….

Los Angeles native, NHL pick Guttman growing into USHL captaincy

January 15th, 2018

The 2017 calendar year was not a bad time for Cole Guttman. He was: • Named captain of his United States Hockey League (USHL) team. • Selected in the NHL Draft. • Able to sign a National Letter of Intent to play NCAA Division I hockey. • A member of the United States at last…

Spectators yelling from the sidelines during youth hockey games creates nothing but tension

January 15th, 2018

I’d like to bring up a rather interesting behavior that happens in hockey rinks across North America. The typical hockey rink has approximately 300 feet of seating or standing room directly on the glass, which puts the spectator mere inches away from the players. Parents and supporters congregate at one end of the ice or…

Chalk Talk: Take a moment and think to yourself: What drives you?

January 12th, 2018

It’s often said that sports are a microcosm of society at large. In other words, what happens in sport often reflects society and the current values and experience. The word “microcosm” is used because a small sample size in sports (one season or even one game) can reflect many things that happen in real life…

Golden Knights’ Fleury, Neal tabbed 2018 NHL All-Stars

January 12th, 2018

The National Hockey League announced Jan. 10 that Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury and forward James Neal have been selected for the 2018 NHL All-Star Game that will be held Jan. 28 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. READ OUR DECEMBER 2017 ISSUE In 12 games this season, Fleury has posted a record of…

Three Kings, Ducks’ Rakell, Sharks’ Burns named to 2018 NHL All-Star Game

January 11th, 2018

The NHL announced Wednesday the teams of players who will play in the 2018 NHL All-Star Game on Jan. 28 in Tampa, Fla. READ OUR DECEMBER 2017 ISSUE Los Angeles Kings center and captain Anze Kopitar, goaltender Jonathan Quick and defenseman Drew Doughty join Anaheim Ducks center Rickard Rakell and San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent…

Chino Hills native, Lady Ducks grad Reyes takes home weekly ECAC women’s award

January 10th, 2018

Chino Hills native and Anaheim Lady Ducks alum Justine Reyes was named ECAC Hockey’s Player of the Week on Jan. 9. READ OUR DECEMBER 2017 ISSUE Reyes scored two goals and added a pair of assists as St. Lawrence University split its weekend series with Lindenwood University at the College Hockey Classic at the Honda…