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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…

TPHA building a foundation for elite development in the Sierra Nevada

November 5th, 2018

Early into the third year of its young life, the Tahoe Prep Hockey Academy in South Lake Tahoe is taking all the right steps to build a foundation for a long-lasting future. Things are rounding into shape nicely as the academy continues to provide unparalleled hockey development, a rigorous academic structure and a campus environment…

Pair of Rams standout defensemen find balancing act at St. Mary’s

November 2nd, 2018

Anthony Alvarado and Alex Gunnoe are key cogs in the first-ever program at St. Mary’s High School this season in Stockton. Alvarado, a freshman defenseman, and Gunnoe, a senior blueliner, are excited to see what the 2018-19 season brings, both on and off the ice. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “We are playing high-quality 18U AAA…

Traditions taking hold at Tahoe Prep Hockey Academy

October 9th, 2018

The new hockey season has barely begun, but it’s already obvious to everyone at Tahoe Prep Hockey Academy that things are different on the mountainside campus this year. As Tahoe sets sail on its third year of existence, the academy is finding that traditions are taking hold, camaraderie is prevalent and the student-athletes are forming…

St. Mary’s High School gearing up for inaugural season on the ice

September 25th, 2018

Derek Eisler has been around the block, so to speak. Having coached at various levels over the past 25-plus years, including with the San Jose Sharks, he’s been part of start-up teams and programs and will bring that knowledge to St. Mary’s High School for the 2018-19 season. Located in Stockton, St. Mary’s is sponsoring…

‘Fierce competitor’ Wolthers decides on NCAA D-I UMass

September 24th, 2018

For Ethan Wolthers, the road to playing NCAA Division I hockey began in earnest in the L.A. Kings High School Hockey League (LAKHSHL). The 5-foot-7, 160-pound forward is a high school senior now, but when he first walked into West Ranch High School in Valencia as a freshman, he was even smaller and was overwhelmed…

Oak Park Ice Rink a key component to St. Mary’s program

August 22nd, 2018

When the St. Mary’s High School program takes the ice this fall, the team will be calling the Oak Park Ice Rink its home arena. Located in Stockton, the arena is one of the busiest rinks in all of Northern California and is operated by SMG. “SMG is excited to be working with St. Mary’s…