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Corona’s Hamacher making his point with NCAA D-I RIT

December 6th, 2019

Jake Hamacher has a message for those who questioned how far he’d go in hockey. “There’s a chip on my shoulder,” the Corona native said. “I feel like I have to prove people wrong. I’ve had a lot of people tell me I’m not good enough, not big enough (he’s 5-foot-8) or not fast enough….

Valencia native, Jr. Kings, Selects, Titans grad Kozlowski garners monthly Atlantic Hockey award

December 6th, 2019

Army West Point junior Trevin Kozlowski has been named the Atlantic Hockey Goalie of the Month for November. A Valencia native, Kozlowski backstopped Army to a seven-win month, going 7-2-0 in nine November games. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE He was a primary factor in Army’s impressive penalty kill streak, which came to an end after…

San Jose product, Colorado College goaltender Vernon tabbed NCHC Rookie of the Week

November 19th, 2019

After backstopping Colorado College’s first sweep of St. Cloud State in nearly nine years, freshman Matt Vernon has been named the NCHC Rookie of the Week. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE In Friday’s 4-2 victory, the San Jose native made 20 saves, including two short-handed, to kill both SCSU power plays and give the Tigers their…

Valencia native, Titans alum Kozlowski takes Atlantic Hockey Goalie of the Week honors

November 18th, 2019

Valencia native and Army West Point junior netminder Trevin Kozlowski has been named the Atlantic Hockey Goalie of the Week for the week ending Nov. 17. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Kozlowski backstopped Army to their first conference sweep of the season as the Black Knights upended Holy Cross on the road. He posted the best…

Trio of California natives pick up weekly NCAA conference honors

November 12th, 2019

Three California products have earned weekly awards from their respective NCAA Division I conferences this week. Vincent de Mey (Los Angeles/Northern Michigan University) was named the WCHA Forward of the Week, forward Andre Ghantous (Glendale/Northern Michigan) picked up WCHA Rookie of the Week laurels and forward Patrick Khodorenko (Walnut Creek/Michigan State University) was tabbed the…

Boosted by California quartet, Colorado College primed for breakout NCAA season

November 6th, 2019

Things are looking up at Colorado College. The Tigers reached the NCHC final four for the first time in six seasons this past April and posted their most wins (17) since the 2012-13 season. And they’ve added two more California-born and –trained players to a roster that already had a pair of contributors. The four…

Los Angeles native, Jr. Kings grad de Mey pins down WCHA Forward of the Month honor

November 6th, 2019

Former Los Angeles Jr. King Vincent de Mey has been named the WCHA Forward of the Month for October. A sophomore forward at Northern Michigan University, the Los Angeles native ranks No. 2 nationally in power-play goals with three and is third in the entire NCAA with a 1.00 goals-per-game average. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE…

Jr. Kings alum, Yorba Linda native Nieto bags weekly ECAC goaltending honor

November 4th, 2019

Yorba Linda native and Los Angeles Jr. Kings graduate Gavin Nieto has been named the ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE A senior, Nieto faced over 60 shots in Brown’s home-and-home series against Yale this past weekend, allowing just four goals in the process. He finished the weekend with a league-high…

Trio of California natives serving as NCAA D-I captains for ’19-20 season

October 31st, 2019

The volume controls might be set at different levels, but Niko Hildenbrand, Nick Rivera and Nate Kallen all can command a locker room. Their formal titles on their respective teams only serve to confirm that. The trio of seniors gives California three NCAA Division I hockey captains for the 2019-20 season, and two of them…

San Diego native, Jr. Gulls product Kallen selected WCHA Defenseman of the Week

October 29th, 2019

The WCHA announced Monday that San Diego native Nate Kallen is the conference’s Defenseman of the Week. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Kallen, a senior captain at Ferris State University, produced three goals in the Bulldogs’ weekend WCHA series with Northern Michigan. Kallen’s three points included a power-play goal and two even-strength tallies for FSU in…