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Lady Ducks closing in on 20 years of grassroots player development, 100-plus NCAA athletes

December 7th, 2017

Having earned a dozen medals at USA Hockey National Championships and topping the 100-player mark to the NCAA, the Anaheim Lady Ducks set their sights on growing the game for girls in pursuit of their love of hockey by casting a wide net of grassroots efforts, rec-level to elite player development and a comprehensive college…

Her country calls, and Eastvale’s Barnes gladly answers

December 4th, 2017

Everyone is entitled to change their mind, even USA Hockey. And that’s just what the hockey’s governing body in the United States did in late October when it added Californian Cayla Barnes to the U.S. Women’s National Team roster, which is training in suburban Tampa, Fla., for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. READ OUR LATEST…

Petrie carves own path en route to Harvard commitment

November 24th, 2017

Dominique Petrie always has a plan – the 2001 birth year is nothing, if not highly focused. Play for team Team USA with her age group? Check. Play youth hockey with boys through her Midget 16U season? Check. Commit to an Ivy League university and continue her hockey career? Check. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE A…

Eastvale native Barnes to suit up for 2017-18 U.S. Women’s National Team

October 29th, 2017

Boston College women’s hockey freshman Cayla Barnes has been called up to join the 2017-18 U.S. Women’s National Team in its preparations for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, in February. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Barnes, an 18-year-old from Eastvale, will meet up with the team in the Tampa area this weekend…

Lady Ducks grad Pankowski makes U.S. Women’s Olympic team

June 20th, 2017

What if there hadn’t been the opportunity to play girls hockey in California for Annie Pankowski? Her athleticism, intelligence and work ethic no doubt would have opened doors in other sports, but once she got a taste of hockey, she was hooked. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE And the sport will take the longtime Anaheim Lady…

Lady Ducks standout Yovetich decides on Northeastern

May 1st, 2017

Lily Yovetich, a defenseman on the Anaheim Lady Ducks’ 16U AAA team, recently committed to attend and play her NCAA Division I hockey at Northeastern University following her youth and junior careers. This past season, Yovetich helped lead Anaheim to the Pacific District championship in its division while punching its ticket to the USA Hockey…

Jr. Sharks’ 19U AA girls squad revels in USA Hockey Tier II national championship

April 25th, 2017

When she notched the overtime winner at the USA Hockey Pacific District tournament, Evelyne Blais-Savoie made sure the San Jose Jr. Sharks 19U AA girls would be making a USA Hockey Youth Nationals appearance. A month later, Blais-Savoie made sure the championship was coming West. Blais-Savoie tallied a natural hat trick and goaltender Angela Hawthorne…

Barnes golden again while investing in fellow Californian Petrie

March 29th, 2017

Not only did Cayla Barnes lead the U.S. Women’s National Under-18 team to its third consecutive Under-18 World Championship in January, but in the process, she helped pave the way for another young woman from California. Barnes, a 1999 birth year from Corona, achieved a rare goal, winning her third gold medal at the U18s,…

Wave, Lady Ducks alum Dunbar named Hockey East Rookie of the Week

December 5th, 2016

University of New Hampshire freshman forward Nicole Dunbar was named Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week by Hockey East, for the week ending Dec. 4. It is the first collegiate accolade for the Coto de Caza native and graduate of the California Wave and Anaheim Lady Ducks programs. Dunbar: Rookie of the Week Profile 1….

Laguna Hills’ Pankowski claims WCHA women’s weekly honors

November 22nd, 2016

Laguna Hills native, Anaheim Lady Ducks graduate and University of Wisconsin junior forward Annie Pankowski was named the WCHA Offensive Player of the Week for the week ending Nov. 20, 2016. Pankowski tallied Wisconsin’s first natural hat trick since 2012, leading the top-ranked Badgers to a 4-1 win at No. 3 Minnesota-Duluth in Saturday’s series finale….