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La Jolla native, Jr. Gulls, Lady Ducks, Wave grad Smigliani selected ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Month

January 8th, 2020

Colgate freshman forward and La Jolla native Sammy Smigliani has been ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Month for December. Smigliani paced the league’s rookies in scoring during the month, recording four points in just two games. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE She notched the lone Colgate goal on Dec. 6 against Quinnipiac before scoring twice more…

California products Petrie, Smigliani recognized with weekly ECAC Hockey awards

January 6th, 2020

ECAC Hockey has announced its women’s weekly award winners, and a pair of California natives earned honors from the league. Dominique Petrie (Harvard) was named ECAC Hockey Player of the Week and Sammy Smigliani (Colgate) was tabbed ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week, both for the week ending Jan. 5, 2020. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE…

Bolden leading Jr. Gulls girls teams to all-new heights

December 30th, 2019

Blake Bolden had very successful NCAA Division I and professional careers as one of the country’s top female hockey players. She’s now enjoying sharing that experience and knowledge with the San Diego Jr. Gulls, coaching the program’s girls teams at the 8U level on up to 19U. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “When I decided to…

La Jolla native, Lady Ducks, Jr. Gulls, Wave alum Smigliani selected ECAC Rookie of the Week

December 9th, 2019

Colgate University freshman forward Samantha Smigliani has been named the ECAC Rookie of the Week for the week ending Dec. 8. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Smigliani recorded four points (three goals, assist) against Quinnipiac and Princeton this past weekend, the best performance of her young career. The La Jolla native scored Colgate’s lone goal at…

Kurtz, Gardner blazing trail as LAKHSHL female goalies

December 2nd, 2019

There is a pair of goalies thriving in the L.A. Kings High School Hockey League this season, and until they take off their masks, you wouldn’t know anything is different about them compared to all the other netminders in the league. Elsa Kurtz of the East County Outlaws and Emma Gardner of the South Bay…

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…