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Jr. Gulls grad, Capistrano Beach native Plotnik decides on NCAA D-I American International

February 27th, 2018

Confidence has always been a major component of Evan Plotnik’s mental makeup as a hockey player. That, combined with a solid skill set and attention to detail, has landed the Capistrano Beach native a commitment with NCAA Division I American International College (Atlantic Hockey), a school located in Springfield, Mass. Plotnik is among the Saskatchewan…

Simi Valley product, Titans grad Somoza takes WCHA Rookie of the Week honors

February 12th, 2018

Bemidji State forward Ethan Somoza has been selected as the WCHA Rookie of the Week for his role in Beavers’ series at Michigan Tech from Feb. 9-10. READ OUR JANUARY 2018 ISSUE Somoza tied for the WCHA rookie scoring lead with two points, while his only shot of the weekend resulted in his first career…

Loggins at 100 percent, leading the way at Northern Michigan University

February 9th, 2018

There are several reasons why Troy Loggins has found his footing during his junior season at Northern Michigan University. He and the resurgent Wildcats have been one of college hockey’s feel-good stories for the 2017-18 season. READ OUR JANUARY 2018 ISSUE For one, Loggins is fully healthy. For another, the Wildcats favor an up-tempo style…

Huntington Beach native, Jr. Ducks alum Loggins tabbed WCHA Offensive Player of the Month

February 2nd, 2018

Northern Michigan University junior forward Troy Loggins has been named the WCHA Offensive Player of the Month for January. Loggins was one of the nation’s top offensive threats in January, keying No. 19 Northern Michigan’s seven-game unbeaten streak to end the month (6-0-1). The junior led the WCHA with eight goals (tied for the second-most…

Yorba Linda native, OCHC alum Brey garners weekly awards from ECAC Hockey, NCAA

January 31st, 2018

After helping St. Lawrence University to its first conference sweep of the season, junior Arthur Brey has been named the ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week, as announced by the league on Tuesday evening. READ OUR JANUARY 2018 ISSUE Brey finished the weekend 2-0 and posted a 1.00 goals-against average with a .978 save percentage…

Capistrano Beach product, former Jr. Gull Plotnik commits to NCAA D-I American International

January 20th, 2018

Capistrano Beach native and San Diego Jr. Gulls alum Evan Plotnik has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for American International College. Currently with the Melfort Mustangs of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, Plotnik will suit up for the Atlantic Hockey school based in Springfield, Mass., this coming fall. READ OUR JANUARY 2018 ISSUE…

Jr. Ducks alum, Huntington Beach native Loggins picks up weekly WCHA award

January 15th, 2018

Huntington Beach native and Northern Michigan University junior forward Troy Loggins has been named the WCHA Offensive Player of the Week. READ OUR DECEMBER 2017 ISSUE Loggins led the WCHA with three goals (the second-most nationally), helping Northern Michigan sweep then-No. 14 Bowling Green and leapfrog the Falcons for second place in the league standings….

Chino Hills native, Lady Ducks grad Reyes takes home weekly ECAC women’s award

January 10th, 2018

Chino Hills native and Anaheim Lady Ducks alum Justine Reyes was named ECAC Hockey’s Player of the Week on Jan. 9. READ OUR DECEMBER 2017 ISSUE Reyes scored two goals and added a pair of assists as St. Lawrence University split its weekend series with Lindenwood University at the College Hockey Classic at the Honda…

Acton native, Harvard senior Madsen bags ECAC Goaltender of the Week honors

January 10th, 2018

Harvard senior Merrick Madsen has been recognized as ECAC Hockey’s Goaltender of the Week as the conference announced the weekly honors Tuesday, Jan. 9. READ OUR DECEMBER 2017 ISSUE Madsen went 2-0-0 last weekend as the Crimson defeated both RPI and Union in key league contests. Against RPI, Madsen pitched a 32-save shutout (his 10th…

El Segundo’s Orgel makes mid-season move from NAHL to NCAA champs

December 28th, 2017

Ryan Orgel has always excelled in the transition game, but the defenseman from El Segundo has embarked upon his biggest transition yet. When an opportunity knocked to jump from the North American Hockey League into Division I hockey, the 1997 birth year did just that, joining defending national champion Denver the week of Thanksgiving. The…