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Tahoe Prep Hockey Academy specializing in developing players for next level

February 12th, 2019

The snow has been falling in Tahoe for quite some time, and while skiers and snowboarders are enjoying a spectacular season at the area’s countless winter resorts, the student-athletes at Tahoe Prep Hockey Academy have kept their focus squarely on achieving success on the ice and in the classroom. Tahoe’s prep team found itself entering…

Santa Barbara Royals taking teamwork to new levels during ’18-19 season

February 11th, 2019

Success on the ice has quickly come to be expected for the Santa Barbara Royals. The team won back-to-back championships in the first two years of the L.A. Kings High School Hockey League’s existence, adding a junior varsity championship the second year for good measure. They’re off to a stellar start this season as well,…

Kern County JV team developing own success story in LAKHSHL

January 29th, 2019

There’s something special happening in the remote town of Bakersfield in California’s Central Valley. Known far more as an agricultural and oil hub than a hotbed for hockey, the city has produced one of the most successful programs in the L.A. Kings High School Hockey League – and it goes far beyond the varsity level….

St. Mary’s enjoying inaugural season, on and off the ice in Stockton

January 24th, 2019

When St. Mary’s High School announced plans to start a new high school hockey program for the 2018-19 season, it seemed like the perfect move for the Northern California town of Stockton. The city already has the AHL’s Stockton Heat and the Stockton Colts youth association, but the high school program was looked at as…

Daily improvement the name of the game at Tahoe Prep Hockey Academy

January 15th, 2019

With the holidays suddenly past and the hockey season well into the second half, the teams at Tahoe Prep Hockey Academy are hitting their stride. The school’s prep team was off to a 6-2-0 start in the NAHL Prep division, and the varsity squad was 3-1-0-2 competing in the Anaheim Ducks High School Hockey League….

West Ranch team giving back, coaching special needs players

December 19th, 2018

There’s something amazing happening with the West Ranch Wildcats program, and it has nothing to do with the team’s performance on the ice in the LA Kings High School Hockey League. The program, based in Stevenson Ranch, (north of Los Angeles) has signed on to have its players work with special needs hockey players from…

St. Mary’s an exemplary blend of academics, athletics

November 30th, 2018

St. Mary’s High School in Stockton is making waves for its brand-new hockey program, but the school is much more than what happens on the ice. Kathy Smith is the school’s principal and Genesta Jackson serves as the vice principal at the home of the Rams. Both continually find ways to utilize the school’s mission…

Standouts Dahlen, Nordorf, Boyko, Coca succeeding for TPHA, both on and off the ice

November 29th, 2018

As the weather cools down and snow starts to sprinkle the mountain peaks all around, things are heating up at Tahoe Prep Hockey Academy. Tahoe’s prep team was off to a 13-3 start through the end of October and had outscored their opponents 77-42. The varsity group was 1-1 in the Anaheim Ducks High School…

Strikers goalie Biehl excelling on the ice, in the air

November 28th, 2018

The El Segundo Strikers practice at Toyota Sports Center, right in the shadows of Los Angeles International Airport, so it’s only natural that one of the team’s players is also an aspiring pilot who’s on the verge of getting his pilot’s license. Ryan Biehl, one of the Strikers’ three goalies, wears the team’s jet logo…

Young SoCal talents finding benefits to playing at TPHA

November 12th, 2018

A pair of Southern Californians are making themselves at home quickly at Tahoe Prep Hockey Academy (TPHA). Tyler McNeil and Leon Biller both made the jump from playing for the Valencia Jr. Flyers last year to joining TPHA this season, and the pair of 16-year-old junior forwards have already established themselves as integral members of…