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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…

Lady Ducks using the ‘overall process of the pyramid’ to build success

February 23rd, 2018

Trips to Pacific District and USA Hockey Youth Nationals tournaments are nothing new for the Anaheim Lady Ducks. After all, four of their teams (14U AA and AAA, 16U AA and AAA) are headed to districts in early March in San Jose, and their 19U AAA team is qualified for Nationals. While that’s exciting, very…

Lady Blue Devils make history, earn first tournament championship in program’s history

January 29th, 2018

For most teams that win a weekend tournament, the traditional photo on the ice with the championship trophy and banner is one that will stand the test of time. The Tri-Valley Lady Blue Devils, a program based out of Livermore and Dublin, will cherish their first picture more than most as their Anaheim Lady Ducks…

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…