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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…

San Jose native, Jr. Sharks alum Rockwell chosen WCHA Defenseman of the Week

November 26th, 2018

The WCHA announced its weekly player awards Monday and one California native made the cut. WCHA Defenseman of the Week Tyler Rockwell, So., Michigan Tech San Jose, Calif. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Rockwell led WCHA defensemen with three points and topped all skaters with a plus-4 rating, helping Michigan Tech to a league sweep of…

WCHC riding momentum with trio of new schools for ’18-19 season

November 23rd, 2018

The West Coast Hockey Conference (WCHC) has been one of the top ACHA Division II college hockey conferences for nearly a decade, and with the 2018-19 season well underway, it is perhaps stronger than it has ever been. The conference has eight member teams this season for the first time after having added UC San…

San Diego native, Michigan junior Slaker tabbed Big Ten Second Star of the Week

November 20th, 2018

The Big Ten announced Tuesday its three Stars of the Week for the week ending Nov. 18 and a California native was named as one of the honorees. Second Star Jake Slaker, Michigan F – Jr. – San Diego, Calif. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE • Recorded four points on two goals and two assists to…