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No sophomore jinx for CIF-Metro high rollers

June 17th, 2020

The Scripps Ranch Falcons repeated as Kiwanis Cup champions to cap the 2019-20 CIF-Metro Conference high school roller hockey season, but a pair of sophomore scoring wizards – Cathedral Catholic’s Quinn Conway and Bonita Vista’s Maxwell Anderson – combined to earn a deserving share of the spotlight. Conway (pictured) helped catapult the 11th-seeded Cathedral Catholic…

Jr. Sharks fare well at states, districts, WHL U.S. Prospects Draft

June 17th, 2020

Before the COVID-19 outbreak prematurely ended 2019-20 hockey seasons across the country, the San Jose Jr. Sharks found success, both on and off the ice. On the ice in March, the Jr. Sharks’ 18U AAA team captured the CAHA state championship and then went on to Tacoma, Wash., to win the Pacific District title, while…

SDSU, USD make statement with record-breaking seasons

June 17th, 2020

ACHA hockey is alive and well in the San Diego region as evidenced by record-breaking seasons turned in by both the San Diego State University Aztecs and the University of San Diego Toreros in 2019-20. The Aztecs posted their first 20-win season in the program’s multi-decade history while the Toreros won the West Coast Hockey…

Jr. Gulls conclude ’19-20 season, look ahead to ’20-21

June 15th, 2020

The San Diego Jr. Gulls organization saw its 2019-20 season end prematurely, with many memories yet to be made that will now have to be the answer to the question, “What if?” That said, the club experienced several outstanding highlights during the season, including the 10U A team skating to an undefeated SCAHA season and…

WHL teams select four with ties to Jr. Ducks in U.S. Draft

June 10th, 2020

A total of four 2005 birth year players with ties to the Anaheim Jr. Ducks were selected in the Western Hockey League’s (WHL) inaugural U.S. Prospects Draft on March 25. The quartet included current Jr. Ducks goalie Miles Roberts and defenseman Jason Zaccari and former Jr. Ducks defenseman Ze’ev Buium and forward Ty Henricks. READ…

Tustin native, Jr. Kings alum Wolf wins CHL Goaltender of the Year honor

June 8th, 2020

The Canadian Hockey League announced today that Dustin Wolf of the Everett Silvertips has been named the CHL Goaltender of the Year. Also named the WHL Goaltender of the Year last month, in addition to winning USA Hockey’s Dave Peterson Goaltender of the Year, the Calgary Flames prospect continued to shine between the pipes in…

From the Trainer’s Room: Differences between training for roller hockey vs. ice hockey

June 2nd, 2020

Roller hockey can seem very similar to ice hockey at times but can also seem vastly different. Roller hockey typically has less players on a team than ice and only four skaters on each side during play. One would think less players would mean shorter shifts on the ice, but the opposite is the norm….

California product David garners USHL Coach of the Year honors

June 1st, 2020

After coaching the Dubuque Fighting Saints to their second highest winning percentage in the Tier I era, Oliver David has been named the USHL Coach of the Year for the 2019-20 season. David led the Fighting Saints to a 33-13-2 record and the team was just a few games away from clinching a third playoff…

Orange native, JSerra, Jr. Ducks grad Pavlisin commits to NCAA D-III powerhouse Norwich

May 28th, 2020

The Kenai River Brown Bears of the North American Hockey League announced today that Top Prospects goaltender Landon Pavlisin has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for Norwich University. Pavlisin, 20, backstopped the resurgent Brown Bears to what was going to be a spot in the Robertson Cup Playoffs during the 2019-20 season, along…

Top USPHL Californians earning NCAA college commitments

May 28th, 2020

Joe DiGiulio and his Hampton Roads Whalers teammates were looking for a third chance to win a USPHL Premier championship but instead, ran up against an opponent that not only kept them from this goal, but stopped the entire globe in the process. The coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the USPHL National Championships, along…