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Barnes, Petrie leading the way for California’s new wave of girls hockey stars

October 3rd, 2018

That California would have women make two different U.S. Women’s Select teams is impressive enough. Factor in that these two were selected the captains for USA Hockey’s Under-18 and Under-22 teams tells us that not only is the state producing high-caliber players, but its programs also are helping develop some of the top players in…

San Diego Lady Oilers made up of big smiles, pony tails

October 2nd, 2018

You have to begin somewhere. The San Diego Ice Arena has begun a grassroots program of forming all-girl hockey teams – the Lady Oilers. We have always encouraged girls to play hockey, but the numbers of girl players have started to rise. Historically, SDIA has had a sprinkle of one or two girls on a…

Gates, Moy, Smigliani helping to grow Jr. Gulls girls hockey

September 18th, 2018

Girls hockey is growing at a rapid pace all across the country, and that growth has never been more evident in San Diego and with the Jr. Gulls youth program. Keely Moy, a local product who now plays NCAA Division I hockey at Harvard University, has helped with the boom in San Diego and along…

Jr. Gulls, Lions among first programs to join brand-new Jr. NWHL

September 17th, 2018

The San Diego Jr. Gulls and LA Lions are providing more proof that girls hockey is alive and not only well, but booming across California. Both programs recently joined the Jr. NWHL, the official youth affiliate program of the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL). According to the NWHL website, “By connecting the NWHL with community…

Half-dozen Jr. Sharks girls make NCAA, ACHA commitments

May 24th, 2018

The San Jose Jr. Sharks continue to churn out players for the women’s college ranks. Recently, four players from the Jr. Sharks’ 19U AA girls team and two more from the girls high school squad announced their college destinations for the 2018-19 season. READ OUR MAY 2018 ISSUE Forwards Angelina Cruzal (Buffalo State University, majoring…

Two former Lady Ducks help Clarkson capture NCAA championship

April 23rd, 2018

Clarkson University’s run to a second consecutive women’s NCAA championship last month came with the help of former Anaheim Lady Ducks standouts Tia Stoddard and Katie Beaumier. READ OUR APRIL 2018 ISSUE “The whole experience was phenomenal,” said Stoddard, a freshman who started playing for the Lady Ducks at 10U. “The playoff push was the…

Lions dominate, roar to Women’s C division national championship

April 11th, 2018

Operating under the LA Lions umbrella, the program’s women’s team celebrated the Women’s C division title at this year’s USA Hockey National Championships, which were showcased from April 5-8 in Marlborough, Mass. The Lions blanked the MN Blue J Bandits 2-0 in Sunday’s championship game victory. READ OUR MARCH 2018 ISSUE Forwards Liz Brenman-Reed (game-winner)…

Lions continuing to help grow girls game in California, Western U.S.

April 3rd, 2018

It’s been well-documented that the game of hockey is growing at a rapid pace across the country. On the West Coast, hockey is booming, especially at the girls and women’s levels. The LA Lions are a perfect example of that growth, continuing to prosper in its third season as an official program. This year, the…

Jr. Gulls’ 14U girls team creates history in St. Louis

March 26th, 2018

History was made over Presidents’ Day weekend in St. Louis as the San Diego Jr. Gulls’ 14U girls team won the St. Louis Gateway Cup tournament – the first-ever tournament win for a Jr. Gulls girls team. And the team did it playing up a division against 16U clubs. READ OUR MARCH 2018 ISSUE Ask…

Good as gold: Barnes helps Team USA to Olympic glory

March 20th, 2018

Four gold medals and counting. The most recent one, however, carries the most weight for Cayla Barnes, who won it on Feb. 22 with Team USA at the Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. “It’s incredible, something I’ll never forget,” she said. “It was such a cool experience, not only for us, but for everyone…