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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….

Second-year LA Lions solidifying their footing in local girls hockey scene

October 27th, 2016

They say timing is everything. When it came to architecting the newly minted LA Lions girls hockey program, that cliché couldn’t ring truer. Bring together a Los Angeles Kings employee who played NCAA Division I girls hockey – Megan Rivera – and a passionate mother of an equally-passionate hockey-playing daughter – Becki Winckler – along…

Lady Ducks product Johnson leaves mark on NCAA, NWHL next

October 24th, 2016

Much is made, and rightfully so, of players like Auston Matthews and Todd Burgess coming out of Arizona and moving on to the NHL and NCAA ranks. Kaliya Johnson, a native of Chandler, Ariz., is certainly doing her part as a high-end women’s player. In the spring, she graduated from Boston College after four seasons with…

Jr. Ducks’ Petrie following in Barnes’ USA Hockey footsteps

September 22nd, 2016

Dominique Petrie moved one step closer to crossing off a goal in mid-August. Petrie, who has played five seasons with the Anaheim Jr. Ducks 2001 team, made the U.S. Women’s Under-18 Select Team that won two of three exhibition games against Canada on Aug. 18-21 at Calgary. Petrie picked up an assist in the third…

San Diego sled star Bettencourt honored with USA Hockey award

July 19th, 2016

Sled hockey is much more than a game for San Diego resident Sarah Bettencourt. “There are many stories of how playing sled hockey changed lives,” she said. “I found sled hockey at a very crucial time of my life and it did more than change my life. It saved it.” A rare neurological disorder that…