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Girls roller hockey growing across all youth divisions in California

August 12th, 2020

Youth roller hockey has long been a coed sport but a recent uptick in participation numbers by girls has prompted the creation of multiple gender specific divisions for female participants. For instance, the North American Roller Hockey Championship Series (NARCh) has created a separate Girls Division apart from its traditional Women’s Division. Perhaps not surprisingly,…

Barnes, Petrie, Smigliani named California Rubber NCAA Women’s Players of the Year

May 18th, 2020

What do you value? Offense? Defense? Both? California Rubber Magazine’s NCAA Women’s Players of the Year address all of that and more. That three players turned in such dominant performances that it was nearly impossible to distinguish between them speaks to the growth and depth of the girls game in California. Here’s why Boston College…

Lady Ducks’ McGarrigle honored with prestigious Joe Burke Award

February 27th, 2020

Kathy McGarrigle has dedicated nearly a quarter-century to helping grow girls hockey in the West. The American Hockey Coaches Association has taken note. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE The founder and director of coaches of the Anaheim Lady Ducks recently received the Joe Burke Award, which honors those individuals who have shown great support and dedication…

‘Incredible’ We Play Weekend a huge success in Anaheim

February 19th, 2020

The roar of the crowd was deafening inside the Honda Center as Team USA buried the puck off a hard-fought play 42 seconds into overtime, effectively clinching the inaugural Rivalry Series against Team Canada on Feb. 8. Hugs, cheers and American flags were all seen amongst the record-setting 13,320 fans in attendance, the largest American…

West Coast hockey boom accentuated by growth of girls game, especially in California

February 10th, 2020

As the game of hockey continues to grow, progress and improve on the West Coast, much of that growth has come in the realm of girls hockey. With the explosion of the National Women’s Hockey League and more and more women’s college programs sprouting up across the country, there has never been a better time…

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…