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Newport Beach native McManus named Big Ten Third Star of the Week

February 4th, 2020

University of Minnesota junior forward Brannon McManus has been named the Big Ten Third Star of the Week for the week ending Feb. 2, 2020. McManus was selected Big Ten First Star of the Week last week. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE The Newport Beach native tied for the Big Ten scoring lead over the weekend…

From the Trainer’s Room: Off-ice goaltending training – what you need to know

January 31st, 2020

Off-ice training plays a vital role in the development of hockey players. USA Hockey follows the Long-Term Athletic Development principles as the basis of their program. These principles assist in creating a more consistent training regimen for athletes. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Today’s training programs should not be based on how hard the program is,…

Taking Liberties With… Tyson McLellan

January 30th, 2020

TYSON McLELLAN Position: Forward, University of Denver (NCHC, NCAA Division I) Hometown: San Jose California Youth Team: San Jose Jr. Sharks READ OUR LATEST ISSUE California Rubber: What are some of your favorite hockey memories in California? Tyson McLellan: Going to Silver Sticks was always a big deal. It’s a huge tournament in the Detroit…

Jr. Kings continue to emphasize goaltender development

January 29th, 2020

With Los Angeles Jr. Kings alumni continuing to dot the rosters of junior, college and professional teams across North America, goaltenders have been stealing a lot of the headlines lately. Look no further than Dustin Wolf, who helped backstop the Jr. Kings’ 16U AAA team to a Pacific District championship and a berth to the…

Newport Beach product McManus selected Big Ten First Star of the Week

January 28th, 2020

University of Minnesota junior forward Brannon McManus has been named the Big Ten First Star of the Week for the week ending Jan. 26, 2020. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE The Newport Beach native led the Gophers to their first Big Ten sweep of the season, picking up six points against No. Ohio State University. McManus…

Gibsons continuing to expand impact on SoCal hockey

January 28th, 2020

It started with a conversation a few years ago when John and Alexa Gibson, looking to get involved in the local community, wanted to find a way to use hockey as a means of giving back. Last year, they teamed up with San Diego Ducks Sled Hockey, hosting two suite nights for the team as…

Jr. Ducks teams taste success at recent NHL Youth Cup tournaments

January 23rd, 2020

The NHL Youth Cup agrees with the Anaheim Jr. Ducks. All five Jr. Ducks teams finished with winning records at the West weekend on Jan. 2-5, and the 2010 and 2005 birth years won their respective divisions. The NHL Youth Cup provides NHL-affiliated AAA youth hockey clubs an opportunity to play a weekend series of…

Manhattan Beach native, Jr. Kings product Brisson tabbed USHL Forward of the Week

January 23rd, 2020

Chicago Steel forward Brendan Brisson has been named the USHL Forward of the Week for the week ending Jan. 19, 2020. Brisson came up big for the Steel in a weekend sweep of the Omaha Lancers. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE On Friday night, the University of Michigan commit assisted on an equalizing tally from fellow…

Huntington Beach native, Jr. Kings, Jr. Ducks alum Haar garners weekly NAHL award

January 22nd, 2020

Aberdeen Wings forward Cooper Haar has been named the NAHL’s Central Division Star of the Week for the week ending Feb. 9, 2020. The 20-year-old Haar helped his team widen their lead atop the Central Division with a weekend home sweep of the Minot Minotauros. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “Cooper has been an added difference…

Jr. Ducks grad Rashkovsky bringing Thunder for NCDC team

January 22nd, 2020

After carving his hockey teeth in the Golden State, Los Angeles native Nick Rashkovsky is honing his craft on the East Coast. A member of the Anaheim Jr. Ducks AAA program until his Midget Major season, the 2000 birth year moved on to play his final two seasons of high school at Vermont Academy, a…