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LAKHSHL grads help UC Santa Barbara to PCHA championship

March 21st, 2018

When players in the L.A. Kings High School Hockey League (LAKHSHL) graduate from high school, it doesn’t necessarily mean they also have to leave behind their days playing hockey. In the case of the Santa Barbara Royals, four former players have continued their hockey careers playing on the ACHA team at UC Santa Barbara. READ…

With Year 3 on tap, Tahoe Hockey Academy attracting players from across U.S.

March 6th, 2018

It may only be March, but while the focus of the student-athletes at Tahoe Hockey Academy is solely on academics and their teams’ performance on the ice, administrators are already deep into their planning for next year. After nearly two full academic years and hockey seasons, THA has established itself as a known quantity among…

Royal Recognition program highlights LAKHSHL players’ academic accolades

February 24th, 2018

Ever since the L.A. Kings High School Hockey League started, it has placed a heavy emphasis on academic achievement, calling attention to students who excel not only on the ice, but also in the classroom. That’s why the Royal Recognition program means so much to league administrators, coaches and players. The program recognizes players who…

THA has eyes on being accepted into new NAHL Prep league

February 5th, 2018

Starting next season, high school, prep and academy teams across North America will get a chance to compete in a brand-new league, and the Tahoe Hockey Academy is hopeful that its prep squad will be accepted into the prestigious league. The North American Hockey League announced in late December the formation of the NAHL Prep…

LAKHSHL expanding playoff format to allow for six teams

February 1st, 2018

As the L.A. Kings High School Hockey League enters the stretch run of its third season, it has made a significant change that should make the league even more competitive and exciting for players, coaches and fans. The league has announced that it will expand its varsity playoffs from four teams to six. The top…

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…