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Tahoe Prep players finding success, on and off the ice, as 2020 calendar year begins

January 15th, 2020

With the new year here, we’re also moving into the thick of hockey season. And at Tahoe Prep Academy, this time of year often brings with it a turning point for the young hockey players and students living away from home in the mountains. First-year players start to feel at home, and players who are…

Rams imports enjoying both school, hockey at St. Mary’s

January 7th, 2020

Saar Medvedovsky and Itay Bondar take the prize for coming the furthest from home to play for the hockey team at St. Mary’s High School in Stockton. Try nearly 7,500 miles. Both forwards hail from Israel and are excelling on the ice and in the classroom this season for St. Mary’s. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE…

Pacific Ridge Hockey Club a remarkable value for high school hockey

January 3rd, 2020

After four seasons as a “blended team,” Pacific Ridge Hockey Club (PRHC) is now “pure.” All players attend the same school, Pacific Ridge School (PRS) in Carlsbad. The team is in the vanguard of a new movement on the West Coast. Hockey in Southern California continues to thrive and grow. With this growth, talented players…

Bishop Union making LAKHSHL program work in mountains

December 31st, 2019

Many people in Southern California know the town of Bishop as a stop-off on the route to skiing, snowboarding and summer alpine adventures at popular Mammoth Mountain along California’s Eastern Sierra. But the tiny town with a population (3,760) smaller than its elevation (4,150 feet) also has a hockey program that is thriving despite the…

Overall development continues to be top priority at Tahoe Prep

December 11th, 2019

If it seems like the 2019-20 academic year and hockey season are already well under way, it may be because the prep and varsity teams at Tahoe Prep Academy look like polished professionals on the ice. In reality, we’re about halfway through the season, and with Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas just around the corner,…

Three years in, the West Coast’s first hockey boarding school booming at Tahoe Prep

November 27th, 2019

When taking on a big venture with a ton of moving parts and wading into uncharted territory by pioneering something completely new, it often can be difficult to manage expectations. Of course, the leaders behind the effort have lofty goals, but it isn’t always that easy to see a clear road from idea to execution,…

Sharks High School Hockey League trending in positive direction with increased talent, numbers

November 25th, 2019

As the coordinator for the Sharks High School Hockey League, Shane Galaviz “pretty much does everything,” in his own words. And he’s not complaining. He’s loving every minute running the league since he took over the position a little more than three months ago. Last season, he assisted the former coordinator, Amanda Long, with odds…

PRHC shows well in first NAPHL weekend event of ‘19-20 season

November 20th, 2019

The Pacific Ridge Hockey Club (PRHC) went undefeated in its first visit to the Schwan Super Rinks in Blaine, Minn., from Oct. 19-21. Participating in its first of three NAPHL Prep Division tournaments, the club faced four teams: EDP from Tampa, Fla., Fountain Valley School from Colorado Springs, Colo., IHA from Calgary, Alberta, and Prairie…

Tahoe Prep Academy teams start new 2019-20 seasons on positive notes

November 13th, 2019

The 2019-20 season is well underway, and both the prep and varsity teams at Tahoe Prep Academy are off to great starts. Here’s a look at five players already making an impact: READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Jaxon Call A 16-year-old varsity defenseman, Call said he felt right at home returning to Tahoe Prep for his…

Pacific Ridge Hockey Club making strides on West Coast

November 7th, 2019

Over the past four years, Carlsbad’s Pacific Ridge School has been quietly changing San Diego’s youth hockey landscape. And building a powerhouse team in the process. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Back in 2015, youth coach Todd Cadieux saw an opportunity to build a unique program combining the competitiveness of club hockey with an emphasis on…