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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…

New Optimum Hockey Academy open for business in Irvine

November 5th, 2019

As it would be for any parents, finding the proper school fit for their kids was of paramount importance to the Troubh family. That the school includes elite-level hockey training was icing on the cake. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE When Optimum Hockey Academy in Irvine opened its doors in September, Ken Troubh thought it was…

Tahoe Prep defenseman Nordorf expands horizons at national camp

October 29th, 2019

What does it take to be in the top one percent of hockey players? Tahoe Prep defenseman Jacob Nordorf found out this year on his road to the 2019 USA Hockey Boys Select 17 Player Development Camp, which was held in June in Amherst, N.Y. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE The camp provided the United States’…

Academics a major part of growing program at St. Mary’s

October 25th, 2019

For the hockey players at St. Mary’s High School in Stockton, the school has gone the extra mile this year to churn out the next group of well-rounded individuals. St. Mary’s has provided tutors for the hockey team, as well as study hall four days a week, giving the players an extra hour to do…

‘Easy fit:’ Evans takes helm as commissioner of LAKHSHL

October 23rd, 2019

Growing up in Toronto, Daryl Evans was not drawn naturally to hockey. His father, after all, had never laced up a pair of skates. So it was the youth coaches throughout his young life that started him on the road to a successful six-year career in the NHL, followed by a long tenure as the…

Newcomers to Tahoe Prep look to maximize their opportunity

October 16th, 2019

With each new season, Tahoe Prep Academy welcomes a handful of new players to its campus, and each brings with them plenty of talent and promise. Now in its fourth season, the program is attracting players from all over the country and beyond our borders, but there are still plenty of players from California’s top…