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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…

Tahoe Prep Hockey Academy graduates first senior class, Year 3 on tap

August 15th, 2018

The summer months may be a time for young hockey players to get away from the ice, enjoy some other sports or activities and relish the freedom of being out of school, but for coaches and administrators, it’s time to grind. Without daily practices and games to occupy their attention, they look at these months…

Leadership at St. Mary’s starts with Brusa, Lichter

May 22nd, 2018

Jim Brusa and Adam Lichter are two esteemed individuals at St. Mary’s High School in Stockton that hold down heightened positions. Brusa is the school’s president, while Lichter serves as the school’s athletic director. READ OUR MAY 2018 ISSUE And both are 100 percent on board with not only the school’s motto of “Be who…

Santa Margarita Catholic soars to second USA Hockey national championship

May 2nd, 2018

Santa Margarita Catholic High School’s varsity hockey team had had enough of close calls. Twice thwarted in their attempts to win a second USA Hockey national championship, the Eagles broke through on March 26 with a compelling 3-2 overtime victory against Regis Jesuit (Colo.) in Plymouth, Minn. After winning a national championship in 2013, the…

Outlaws double dip, capture both LAKHSHL, CAHA titles

May 1st, 2018

When the 2017-18 season began, East County Outlaws head coach Scott Jones identified one key goal for his team – get to the STAPLES Center. There was no further explanation needed, as the players all knew that the championship game for the L.A. Kings High School Hockey League would be played in March on the…

St. Mary’s program is NorCal’s newest hockey destination

April 26th, 2018

While much of California’s hockey atmosphere is centered on the programs in Southern California, the St. Mary’s High School program in Stockton is on the path to be Northern California’s newest one-stop shop for everything hockey. St. Mary’s also offers a top-notch Catholic education curriculum that, coupled with the hockey program led by Derek Eisler,…

Santa Margarita Catholic repeats as CAHA high school state champs

March 22nd, 2018

When Santa Margarita Catholic High School in Rancho Santa Margarita won back-to-back CAHA high school state titles in 2012 and 2013, members of the current Eagles team were in junior high school and elementary school. Now those players can also call themselves two-time CAHA champs, as the Eagles followed up their 2017 title by skating…