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Ducks, THE RINKS host Girls Try Hockey for Free events

October 28th, 2019

Back on Oct. 5, and again on Oct. 12, the Anaheim Ducks and THE RINKS, in conjunction with USA Hockey, hosted Girls Try Hockey for Free events at Great Park Ice & FivePoint Arena and at The Rinks-Huntington Beach Inline. Over the course of the two events, 65 girls aged 4-12, all new to the…

PWHPA girls clinic comes to San Jose, earns superior reviews

October 24th, 2019

Last month, Bay Area girls hockey players, including many with the San Jose Jr. Sharks, were treated to a Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PWHPA) clinic at Solar4America Ice at San Jose. The event was part of a collaboration between the PWHPA, San Jose Sharks, Sharks Alumni Foundation, Jr. Sharks, Cathy’s Power Skating, Tri-Valley Lady…

National recognition a feather in Lions’ cap

October 21st, 2019

For the still-burgeoning LA Lions, earning national recognition at its absolute peak speaks volumes about the five-year-old program’s vision to architect a tried-and-true developmental option for hockey-playing girls on the West Coast. That watermark moment came last month when the club’s top 12U group was billed the top 12U Tier I (AAA) girls team in…

Longtime Jr. Sharks prodigy Blais-Savoie putting girls hockey on NorCal map

September 24th, 2019

Evelyn Blais-Savoie has grown up in San Jose, not only helping her San Jose Jr. Sharks girls teams win state and national championships, but also developing her game to be NCAA Division I-ready in a couple years. The soon-to-be 17-year-old forward was part of the Jr. Sharks’ 19U AA team that won a USA Hockey…

Jr. Gulls girls teams finish strong, continue to help grow game in San Diego

May 8th, 2019

The 2018-19 season was a record-breaking campaign in many ways for the San Diego Jr. Gulls girls teams. With four teams playing this year, 11 medals were won at girls tournaments, and seven championship banners were raised. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “The incredible growth and success of our girls hockey program is a direct result…

Pankowski tabbed California Rubber Magazine’s NCAA Women’s Player of the Year

April 29th, 2019

Annie Pankowski would not be denied. The Wisconsin senior came up empty on three previous trips to the Frozen Four, but she ensured she’d finish her career carrying a championship banner. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Pankowski, who earlier in March became just the sixth player in Badgers history to surpass 200 career points, captained Wisconsin…

Lady Ducks grad, Laguna Hills product Pankowski named WCHA Forward of the Month

April 16th, 2019

The WCHA announced today that Laguna Hills native and Anaheim Lady Ducks graduate Annie Pankowski is the Forward of the Month for March. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE A University of Wisconsin senior, Pankowski enjoyed an historic March, scoring 11 goals for the Badgers while leading UW to its fifth NCAA title and its eighth WCHA…

Accolades rolling in for Lady Ducks graduate Pankowski, including 2019 national championship

April 1st, 2019

First the WCHA, then the NCAA. That’s overstating things a bit, but Annie Pankowski put together a season for the ages in 2018-19. The former Anaheim Lady Ducks forward captained Wisconsin to the WCHA playoff championship, knocking of then-No. 1 Minnesota in the Land of 10,000 Lakes to complete a weekend in which she was…

Jr. Sharks’ 19U AAA girls win Pacific Districts, Nationals-bound

March 28th, 2019

The San Jose Jr. Sharks’ 19U AAA girls team won’t have to go far to compete for a USA Hockey national championship. After winning a Pacific District title earlier this month in Alaska, the Jr. Sharks will head down to Irvine to play in the national tournament April 4-8. It’s the third straight year going…

Pankowski’s banner year continues with WCHA Player of the Year laurels

March 8th, 2019

The women’s WCHA announced Thursday that Wisconsin senior forward Annie Pankowski is the 2018-19 WCHA Player of the Year. Pankowski, who was named the WCHA Offensive Player of the Year on Monday, was chosen for the top overall honor by league head coaches and assistant coaches from among a group of candidates that included WCHA…