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Californians taking the lead as team captains in NCAA Division I hockey circles

December 5th, 2017

They span the continent and have different roles on their respective teams, but there are similarities. California Rubber Magazine has identified seven players with ties to the state who are wearing a letter for NCAA Division I programs this season. They bring different skills and play various positions, but there are a few constants in…

Opportunities to serve, learn front and center for California natives, Army duo

December 4th, 2017

It’s a road less traveled by California hockey players, but Taylor Maruya and Trevin Kozlowski are proud to journey down it at Army West Point. The two are the lone players from the Golden State playing NCAA Division I hockey for U.S. service academies for the 2017-18 season. But Maruya said Californians shouldn’t let military…

Newport Coast native, Jr. Kings alum Lown selected NCHC Rookie of the Week

November 28th, 2017

Miami University freshman forward Ben Lown has been tabbed the NCHC Rookie of the Week for the week ending Nov. 26, 2017. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Lown, a 19-year-old Newport Coast native, had the best weekend of his young career, nearly doubling his career total of three points entering the series, as he tallied two…

Manhattan Beach’s Maxwell adds to jobs, adds to family

November 1st, 2017

If you ask Tyler Maxwell what his plans are for each day of the week, odds are each day is focused on a different component of his hockey employment. Yes, the 26-year-old Manhattan Beach native is a hockey junkie. He’ll be the first to admit that. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE On the home front, Maxwell…

SDSU Aztecs face off 2017-18 season with 10-0-1 start

November 1st, 2017

San Diego State University’s men’s ice hockey team is off to its best start since joining the Division 2 tier in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA), a national organization governing non-varsity college ice hockey teams. The Aztecs swept the University of Southern California in a pair of home and home games the weekend of…

San Diego native Slaker picks up Big Ten Second Star weekly award

October 24th, 2017

University of Michigan sophomore forward Jake Slaker has been named the Big Ten’s Second Star of the Week. Slaker, a San Diego native, registered three points, including a pair of goals, in Michigan’s weekend sweep of Vermont. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE He assisted the game-winning goal in Friday’s 4-1 victory and netted the game-tying and…

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

October 17th, 2017

University of Minnesota freshman Brannon McManus has been tabbed the Big Ten Third Star of the Week after recording his first career hat trick in Minnesota’s 6-3 win over Penn State on Sunday at 3M Arena at Mariucci. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE A native of Newport Beach, McManus scored three goals – his first three…

Santa Barbara native, Titans grad Johnson bags weekly Big Ten honor

October 3rd, 2017

University of Wisconsin junior forward Will Johnson has been named the Big Ten’s Second Star of the Week. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Johnson, a Santa Barbara native and California Titans graduate, netted Wisconsin’s first goal of the season 5:51 into the first period of Sunday’s 3-2 victory over Michigan Tech University. He then assisted on…

LMU confident on all fronts entering 2017-18 ACHA season

September 21st, 2017

For the past several years, the biggest problem Loyola Marymount University faced was adversity. The team’s brass is optimistic that changes this season. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Tyler Goeckner-Zoeller is the program’s general manager and said the goals are high for the Lions as the 2017-18 season is just around the corner. “We have a…

Slew of California, Nevada talents bag NCAA destinations

August 29th, 2017

The 2016-17 season firmly in the rear-view mirror, a slew of California and Nevada natives will be off to NCAA institutions in the fall, having recently committed to their future schools. Five players have chosen their destinations as of late, with Brennan Blaszczak (Las Vegas, University of Alaska-Fairbanks), Tyler Rockwell (San Jose, Michigan Tech University)…