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Jr. Sharks alum Celebrini makes plans for future, signs tender for ’22-23 season with USHL’s Steel

April 19th, 2022

The Chicago Steel have announced the signing of forward Macklin Celebrini of Shattuck-St. Mary’s Prep to a USHL tender agreement for the 2022-23 season. Celebrini, a 15-year-old forward and San Jose Jr. Sharks graduate, totaled 117 points (50 goals, 67 assists) in 52 games played for the Shattuck 18U Prep team during the 2021-22 season….

Former Edison coach Walker takes similar role with Santa Margarita Catholic High School hockey program

April 15th, 2022

Santa Margarita Catholic High School has announced the hiring of David Walker as the head coach of the Eagles hockey program, effective immediately. Walker comes to Santa Margarita with years of playing and coaching experience. Previously at Edison High School where he served as the head coach and director of hockey operations for the last…

Kohn stepping down as SMCHS coach, Badame joining program as GM, director of hockey operations

March 8th, 2022

Ladislav Kohn will step down as Santa Margarita Catholic High School’s head hockey coach at the end of the 2021-22 season, effective April 6, 2022. Kohn served as the head coach of the Eagles for the past two seasons and recently led the team to a first-place finish in the American Ducks High School Hockey…

Mountain View native, Jr. Sharks product Abene commits to NCAA Division III Colby College

January 3rd, 2022

Deerfield Academy captain Max Abene has committed to NCAA Division III Colby College. Going into his senior year, Abene has long been known for being a shifty, crafty, 200-foot forward. Growing up in the San Jose Jr. Sharks system, the Mountain View native showcased his skill, consistently averaging over a point per game before transferring…

Capistrano adds former NHLer Friesen to high school team’s coaching staff

August 16th, 2021

The Capistrano Coyotes have announced that former NHL forward Jeff Friesen will be joining the high school program’s coaching staff. Friesen has coached youth hockey for eight years, specializing in skill development, particularly shooting, after wrapping up a long career in professional hockey. That really should come as no surprise given he scored 15 or…

Renamed Cube in Santa Clarita proving to be home sweet home for West Ranch hockey

June 3rd, 2021

For 20 years, the Valencia Ice Station was the place where hockey players, figure skaters, and speed skaters from Santa Clarita and neighboring towns could always go to work on improving their skills and get ready to make the next steps in their careers. The Valencia Ice Station was also home to the West Ranch…

Capistrano showcases California high school talent with 2021 run to USA Hockey Nationals

April 22nd, 2021

After winning a California state high school championship and advancing to the USA Hockey National Tournament, the Capistrano Coyotes found themselves in the national title game earlier this week. In a heartbreaker, the Coyotes were defeated by the hometown Omaha Jr. Lancers 5-4 in overtime in the Division II national championship on Monday. It was…

Former Stanley Cup champion Kohn named head coach at Santa Margarita Catholic High School

November 19th, 2020

Santa Margarita Catholic High School has announced the hiring of Ladislav Kohn as the head coach of the hockey program. Kohn, a former NHL player, has been an assistant hockey coach at SMCHS for the past two years. He has been involved in California youth hockey for the past seven years coaching Tier hockey for…

After three national championships, Santa Margarita coach Johnson steps aside, will remain consultant

September 9th, 2020

Santa Margarita Catholic High School head coach Craig Johnson has resigned from his position, effective immediately. Johnson said he is currently unable to devote the time needed to coach at SMCHS, but will serve as a consultant for the program during 2020-21 season. Johnson led the Eagles (Anaheim Ducks High School Hockey League) to three…

Kern County’s Rodrigue plans for future career in QMJHL

August 17th, 2020

Emile Rodrigue was born in Quebec and learned the game of hockey in his native country. Two years ago, Rodrigue and his family moved to Bakersfield as his father Sylvain Rodrigue is one of two goalie coaches for the Edmonton Oilers, working with the club’s AHL affiliate, the Bakersfield Condors. The younger Rodrigue joined the…

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