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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…

Ex-NHLer Armstrong takes reins as LAKHSHL commissioner

September 12th, 2017

As the LA Kings High School Hockey League (LAKHSHL) heads into its third season, the growing league will be doing so under a new commissioner. Fourteen-year NHL veteran Derek Armstrong has taken over the role from Jim Fox, who had led the Kings league in its first two years. Armstrong serves as the director of…

LAKHSHL keeps growing, set to expand for 2017-18 season

July 31st, 2017

The L.A. Kings High School Hockey League is expanding again, with one new varsity team and three junior varsity squads – as well as a newly renamed varsity squad – to be added for the 2017-18 season. The South Bay Stingrays are new at the varsity level, while the former South County Aviators have been…

Coming off solid first year, THA ready for second season

June 21st, 2017

The snow has melted in the Sierra Nevadas, and it appears that things have started to heat up within the Tahoe Hockey Academy (THA) program as well. The month of May traditionally marks the start of AAA tryouts and the tryout season for CAHA and SCAHA teams. With Tahoe Hockey Academy being a non-traditional market,…

East County’s Polon bucks odds, earns LAKHSHL scholarship

May 25th, 2017

Robert Polon had been playing hockey nearly his entire life when his time on the ice abruptly ended after his eighth-grade season due to a series of concussions. He had skated for the L.A. Jr. Kings, L.A. Hockey and California Golden Bears growing up, but with the risks of serious and permanent damage mounting with…

Jr. Reign’s Frank starting Riverside high school program

May 24th, 2017

If there’s any question about the continued growth in popularity of high school hockey, doubters need look no further than the teams recently added in the Inland Empire region of Southern California. Starting next season, another team will be brought into the fold, as Ontario Jr. Reign president Ben Frank will work with the Carnegie…

Tahoe Hockey Academy set for Year 2, ‘in this for the long haul’

May 11th, 2017

As the calendar flips to May, some hockey players, coaches and administrators hang up their skates for the spring or turn their focus to other sports. The folks at the Tahoe Hockey Academy (THA), however, are already busy preparing for another strong season in the fall. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE First on tap is the…