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Manhattan Beach native, Jr. Kings alum Brisson begins pro hockey career with AHL’s Silver Knights

April 15th, 2022

Michigan sophomore forward Brendan Brisson has signed an AHL tryout agreement with the Henderson Silver Knights, forgoing his remaining NCAA eligibility. Brisson averaged 1.11 points per game during his sophomore season with the Wolverines with 42 points in 38 games. He scored 21 goals and 21 assists and was second in the nation in game-winning…

Jr. Kings graduate, Hermosa Beach product Sholl garners monthly honors from CCHA

April 15th, 2022

Bemidji State University freshman goaltender Mattias Sholl has been named the CCHA Rookie of the Month for March and April. The Hermosa Beach native helped lead his team to three consecutive victories in the postseason, including a first-round CCHA playoff series triumph over Bowling Green and a semifinal round road upset at Michigan Tech to…

Simi Valley native, Selects, Titans alum Somoza signs ECHL contract with Swamp Rabbits

April 7th, 2022

The ECHL’s Greenville Swamp Rabbits have announced that the club has signed forward Ethan Somoza to an ECHL contract. Somoza, 25, inks his first professional contract after captaining Bemidji State University in his final season of NCAA Division I hockey. In 38 games during the 2021-22 season, the Simi Valley native recorded 22 points (10…

Walnut Creek native, Jr. Sharks alum Galambos takes home monthly Atlantic Hockey accolades

March 29th, 2022

Atlantic Hockey announced today that American International junior defenseman Zak Galambos is the Atlantic Hockey Defensive Player of the Month. Galambos notched seven points in AIC’s four Atlantic Hockey postseason games to earn a spot on the All-Tournament team, and also chipped in an assist against top-seeded Michigan in the NCAA Allentown Regional. The Walnut…

Dana Point native, California youth hockey alum Raabe starts pro career with ECHL’s Grizzlies

March 26th, 2022

The ECHL’s Utah Grizzlies have signed forward Dakota Raabe for the remainder of the 2021-22 season. Raabe played this season at NCAA Division I Sacred Heart University, where he tallied eight points (two goals, six assists) in 34 games. “We are so happy for Dakota as he starts his pro career. His speed and relentless…

Long Beach native, California youth hockey product Russell signs first pro deal with ECHL’s Thunder

March 24th, 2022

Sacred Heart University graduate student Rourke Russell has signed with the ECHL’s Adirondack Thunder to begin his professional hockey career. “We could not be more excited for Rourke as he reached a goal of playing professionally,” said Sacred Heart head coach C.J. Marottolo. “He was a tremendous addition to our group this year. His play…

Newport Beach product McManus inks first pro contract with AHL’s Canucks

March 22nd, 2022

The AHL’s Abbotsford Canucks have announced that the club has signed forward Brannon McManus to an amateur tryout agreement. McManus joins Abbotsford after completing his fifth NCAA Division I season with the University of Nebraska-Omaha (NCHC), where he ranked third on the team in points (32) and assists (23) over 34 games. The Newport Beach…

Walnut Creek native, California youth hockey grad Galambos named Atlantic Hockey Best Defenseman

March 18th, 2022

Atlantic Hockey has announced that American International College junior defenseman Zak Galambos has been named Best Defenseman for the 2021-22 season. had the unenviable task of filling the role of the graduated AHA player of the year Brennan Kapcheck, and he delivered in a huge way to receive best defenseman accolades this season. Quarterbacking AIC’s…

Jr. Kings alum Helleson inks first pro contract with NHL’s Ducks

March 16th, 2022

The Anaheim Ducks have signed Boston College junior defenseman Drew Helleson to a three-year, entry-level contract. Helleson, who gives up his senior season with the Eagles, will start his professional career with the AHL’s San Diego Gulls. Acquired with a second-round selection in the 2023 NHL Draft from the Colorado Avalanche for Josh Manson on…

Santa Cruz native, Jr. Sharks alum Cooper garners MAC Rookie of the Year honors

March 4th, 2022

The Middle Atlantic Conference has announced that King’s College freshman forward Jack Cooper has been named MAC Rookie of the Year and gained a spot on the All-MAC Second Team. Cooper led the Monarchs with 13 goals, which ranked fifth in the MAC, adding 10 assists for a team-leading and conference eighth-best 23 points in…

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