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Category Archives: High School

NHL Industry Growth Fund award will benefit high school puck in Bay Area

January 24th, 2018

As high school hockey continues to grow in the Bay Area, so, too, does the need for added support and funding. Recently, the San Jose Sharks and the San Jose Jr. Sharks organization were awarded an IGF (Industry Growth Fund) grant that will be used to help enhance and grow not only the Sharks High…

LAKHSHL launches new program honoring academic excellence

January 9th, 2018

The L.A. Kings High School Hockey League (LAKHSHL) is taking some new measures this season to encourage academic success and reward the players for their achievements in the classroom. Realizing that what its student-athletes learn in school is just as important – if not more so – than what they learn on the ice, the…

JSerra products Gilbert, Brunelle on the ascent at Tahoe Hockey Academy

January 8th, 2018

Sometimes the road less traveled turns out to be the most rewarding, and in the case of two hockey players who relocated from Southern California to Tahoe Hockey Academy, that couldn’t be more true. Shane Gilbert and Jake Brunelle have been cornerstones of THA’s prep team this season, and their move from JSerra High School…

Arizona duo thriving in Tahoe Hockey Academy environment

December 7th, 2017

A pair of Arizona natives have taken their skills from the desert to the mountains and are establishing themselves as cornerstones of the prep team at Tahoe Hockey Academy. Defenseman Jack Birecki and center Jared Shuter are in their second year as student-athletes at California’s first prep boarding school for hockey players, and the two…

Tahoe Hockey Academy growing substantially, on and off the ice

December 1st, 2017

It hasn’t quite been 14 months since Tahoe Hockey Academy first opened its doors and put its first team on the ice wearing the program’s distinctive purple and white sweaters, and already California’s first prep hockey boarding school has established itself as a force to be reckoned with. In the last year alone, the program…

Former NHLer Myhres working with LAKHSHL to address substance abuse

December 1st, 2017

Brantt Myhres had a promising NHL career underway and appeared to have everything going for him. That was until he was hit with his first suspension for substance abuse, an occurrence that he would revisit three more times before eventually receiving a lifetime ban from the league. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE A right wing who…

Collins fits well with THA as prep team’s assistant coach

November 4th, 2017

It takes a special type of person to take on the time commitment and level of dedication that’s required to coach at the Tahoe Hockey Academy, and there’s no doubt that Chris Collins fits the bill. The assistant coach of Tahoe’s prep team, Collins is as passionate about hockey as he is about helping kids….

LAKHSHL strikes gold, brings aboard veteran Scullion as goalie coach

October 27th, 2017

Goaltenders playing in the L.A. Kings High School Hockey League will have a new resource this season as they try to improve their skills. Brian Scullion has been hired as the league’s goalie coach, and will work with each of the league’s nine varsity and eight junior varsity teams. Less than a month into the…

Balancing act no problem for Woodland Hills’ Polydoros

October 9th, 2017

It’s one thing to be a high school student and focus on all that comes with that responsibility. Nick Polydoros takes that one step further – and excels. A Woodland Hills native, Polydoros is in his senior year at Chaminade High School and will play this coming season on the blue line for the Newbury…

THA breaking away from the traditional hockey academy

September 13th, 2017

Hockey in California has come a long way since it was first played in the state many years ago. Countless players from the Golden State who cut their teeth playing for youth teams here have gone on to compete in junior leagues, colleges and minor pro organizations, with a handful advancing to the NHL. READ…