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Jr. Kings alum Burke garners Big Ten First Star of the Week award

February 19th, 2019

University of Minnesota freshman forward Nathan Burke has been named the Big Ten First Star of the Week. Burke tied for the Big Ten lead and tied for fourth in the nation with four points (two goals, two assists) over the weekend as the Gophers swept then-No. 2 Ohio State. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE The…

Los Gatos native, Jr. Sharks alum Cooley nails down weekly NCHC award

February 19th, 2019

University of Denver sophomore goalie Devin Cooley has been named NCHC Goaltender of the Week. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Returning to the lineup for the first time since Jan. 4, Cooley recorded a 27-save shutout in Denver’s 1-0 win against Minnesota Duluth on Saturday at AMSOIL Arena. The shutout marked Cooley’s third of the season…

Jr. Kings alum, Thousand Oaks native Newell bags NCHC weekly award

February 12th, 2019

The NCHC announced its weekly player awards Monday and one California native made the cut. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK Patrick Newell, St. Cloud State Senior Forward Thousand Oaks, Calif. Newell led St. Cloud State to a five-point weekend against Colorado College, singlehandedly leading SCSU to a comeback win on Saturday….

Yorba Linda native, Jr. Kings grad Nieto selected ECAC Goalie of the Week

January 29th, 2019

Yorba Linda native and Brown University junior goaltender Gavin Nieto was named the ECAC Goalie of the Week on Monday. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Nieto backstopped the Bears to a pair of road wins over the weekend. He posted his first shutout of the season with a 3-0 win at Rensselaer on Friday and then…

Irvine product, Jr. Kings, Jr. Ducks alum McMahan tabbed WCHA Rookie of the Week

January 29th, 2019

Minnesota State University freshman forward Shane McMahan has been named WCHA Rookie of the Week. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE McMahan, an Irvine native, scored twice and had an assist with two shots on goal and a plus-1 rating versus Northern Michigan. He had his first career multiple-point game (two goals, assist) in Saturday’s 8-2 victory…

Los Angeles native, Jr. Kings product Guttman tabbed NCHC Rookie of the Week

January 15th, 2019

Los Angeles native and University of Denver freshman forward Cole Guttman has been named the NCHC Rookie of the Week. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Guttman played a key role in helping Denver sweep Omaha as he had a hand in both game-winning goals in a pair of one-goal victories to push DU’s win streak to…

After ACHA stint, West Covina’s Barriga earns NCAA D-I spot with AIC

January 10th, 2019

Elijiah Barriga didn’t let an unscheduled detour knock him off his goal of playing NCAA Division I hockey. Still, the path the West Covina native took to American International College, a rapidly improving program in Atlantic Hockey, is rare. After playing youth hockey primarily in Orange County, Barriga enjoyed seasons of 40 and then 57…

With slew of California natives, University of Denver again a national powerhouse

January 9th, 2019

One of the first rules of real estate is location, location, location. It’s a helpful one for college hockey as well, and that is one of many reasons why the University of Denver finds itself with seven Californians on its roster this season. The Pioneers’ track record of success – eight NCAA titles and 29…

El Cajon’s McCrea ‘will do anything to win’ for NCAA D-I Cornell

January 7th, 2019

It turns out the defensive defenseman isn’t going the way of the dinosaur despite hockey’s fixation on the “offenseman.” El Cajon’s Alec McCrea provides evidence of that. The senior assistant captain has helped NCAA Division I Cornell University remain in the rankings after a campaign for the ages in 2017-18. The Big Red was a…

California natives Hamacher, Weyrick claim weekly Atlantic Hockey awards

January 4th, 2019

For the first weekly awards of 2019, Atlantic Hockey has announced honors for two California natives. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Player of the Week Jake Hamacher – Rochester Institute of Technology Sophomore, Forward – Corona, Calif. In the last game before the holiday break, Hamacher set a career-high with three points as RIT topped Niagara…