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Eastvale native, longtime California youth star Barnes wins women’s Hockey East weekly award

October 30th, 2018

Boston College defenseman Cayla Barnes has been tabbed the Hockey East Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Barnes led Hockey East rookies and was tied for fourth nationally in freshman scoring after registering one goal and two assists in BC’s two-win weekend. She also led all conference blueliners in shots on…

THE RINKS, Lady Ducks boosting girls hockey in the state

October 25th, 2018

We all know that hockey is growing in Southern California, but the one thing that you may not notice is how much of that growth is from female hockey players. According to USA Hockey’s 2017-2018 Final Registration Report, California contains the eighth-most female hockey players under the age of 18 in the country. With over…

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…