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LAKHSHL keeps growing, set to expand for 2017-18 season

July 31st, 2017

The L.A. Kings High School Hockey League is expanding again, with one new varsity team and three junior varsity squads – as well as a newly renamed varsity squad – to be added for the 2017-18 season. The South Bay Stingrays are new at the varsity level, while the former South County Aviators have been…

Coming off solid first year, THA ready for second season

June 21st, 2017

The snow has melted in the Sierra Nevadas, and it appears that things have started to heat up within the Tahoe Hockey Academy (THA) program as well. The month of May traditionally marks the start of AAA tryouts and the tryout season for CAHA and SCAHA teams. With Tahoe Hockey Academy being a non-traditional market,…

East County’s Polon bucks odds, earns LAKHSHL scholarship

May 25th, 2017

Robert Polon had been playing hockey nearly his entire life when his time on the ice abruptly ended after his eighth-grade season due to a series of concussions. He had skated for the L.A. Jr. Kings, L.A. Hockey and California Golden Bears growing up, but with the risks of serious and permanent damage mounting with…

Jr. Reign’s Frank starting Riverside high school program

May 24th, 2017

If there’s any question about the continued growth in popularity of high school hockey, doubters need look no further than the teams recently added in the Inland Empire region of Southern California. Starting next season, another team will be brought into the fold, as Ontario Jr. Reign president Ben Frank will work with the Carnegie…

Tahoe Hockey Academy set for Year 2, ‘in this for the long haul’

May 11th, 2017

As the calendar flips to May, some hockey players, coaches and administrators hang up their skates for the spring or turn their focus to other sports. The folks at the Tahoe Hockey Academy (THA), however, are already busy preparing for another strong season in the fall. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE First on tap is the…

LAKHSHL set for ’17-18 tryouts, adding roving goalie coach

May 5th, 2017

It has been almost two months since the Santa Barbara Royals repeated as champions of the two-year-old L.A. Kings High School Hockey League, but the league is already making preparations for its 2017-18 season. A full slate of tryouts is scheduled throughout the month of May, as the league’s 10 varsity teams and five junior…

One period changes high school Nationals for Santa Margarita, OLu

April 27th, 2017

As well as Santa Margarita Catholic and Orange Lutheran played during round-robin action at the USA Hockey Youth Nationals, one rough first period in the playoffs cost both high school teams dearly. The Eagles (pictured), who won the CAHA state championship last month, lost to Bayard Rustin of Westchester, Pa., 4-3 in the Division I…

Tahoe Hockey Academy looks to ride momentum into Year 2

April 4th, 2017

If it’s late March, that means the majority of youth hockey teams have finished their seasons and have begun to set their sights to building for 2017-18. Tahoe Hockey Academy (THA) is no different, and is well into its recruiting season and in search of its next high-level prospects. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “We were…

First season for San Diego Central Cathedral lends to optimism for future

March 27th, 2017

It’s been a successful first season for the San Diego Central Cathedral Jets high school team in the Anaheim Ducks High School Hockey League (ADHSHL). READ OUR LATEST ISSUE The Jets started off with a dramatic first-place victory in the Labor Day Hockey Festival in Orange County and it went from there. Under the expert…

Santa Barbara captures LAKHSHL championship once again

March 22nd, 2017

For the second time in the league’s two-year history, the Santa Barbara Royals are champions of the L.A. Kings High School Hockey League. The Royals, coached by former Kings star Steve Heinze, toppled the Kern County Knights 6-2 on the afternoon of March 4 at STAPLES Center, before the NHL’s Kings took on the Vancouver…