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California natives Guttman, St. Ivany tabbed for U.S. Junior Select Team

November 17th, 2017

USA Hockey today named 22 players for the 2017 U.S. Junior Select Team that will play in the 2017 World Junior A Challenge from Dec. 10-16 in Truro, Nova Scotia. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE All players currently play in the United States Hockey League, the lone Tier I junior hockey league in the U.S., and…

Jr. Kings graduate, Tustin native Wolf earns WHL, CHL Goaltender of the Week honors

October 30th, 2017

The Western Hockey League announced today that Everett Silvertips goaltender Dustin Wolf has been named the WHL Goaltender of the Week and the league nominee for the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending Oct. 29, 2017. (Oct. 31 Update): He has also garnered CHL Goaltender of the Week honors as well….

Poway’s Herrman returns to USHL in career path to NHL

October 23rd, 2017

Former L.A. Jr. King, Anaheim Jr. Ducks and San Diego Jr. Gulls standout Rory Herrman has faced off his second season with the Green Bay Gamblers in the United State Hockey League (USHL). Herrman, 18, a native of Poway in San Diego County, said his goal for this season is to build on the foundation…

Newport Beach native, Jr. Kings alum Wiesner picks up monthly NAHL honor

October 4th, 2017

The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced its monthly player awards for the month of September. The Bauer Hockey NAHL Forward of the Month is Matt Wiesner from the Northeast Generals. Only players who are nominated by their respective teams are considered for the NAHL monthly awards. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE It was an…

Millar finding joy, satisfaction in passing knowledge on to goalie prospects

September 28th, 2017

Growing up, Matt Millar was just as apt to be playing floor hockey or roller hockey in El Segundo with his friends as he was to be helping out his father in the Los Angeles Kings locker room. Millar’s range of experiences is unique even among the California hockey cohort, where lengthy and winding journeys…

Cypress native, Jr. Ducks grad Demin named to 2017 All-American Prospects Game

August 23rd, 2017

USA Hockey announced Wednesday the 42 players who will compete in the sixth annual CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game set for Sept. 21 at KeyBank Center, home of the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres and site of the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “This event allows some of the best…

David becomes first California native to lead USHL team

August 14th, 2017

Oliver David has bucked the odds for a long time, so it should surprise no one that he became the first California-born and –trained coach to take over a team in the United States Hockey League (USHL) when the Dubuque Fighting Saints hired him as their head coach in early June. The generosity of others…

Californians capture ’16-17 championships in AHL, USHL, NAHL, Switzerland

August 11th, 2017

If you want to win a sports championship, having players who have accomplished it before can be an important ingredient. Just ask the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League, SC Bern of the Swiss A-League and the Chicago Steel of the United States Hockey League. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE All of those teams…

York learned lessons well, will carry them to U.S. NTDP

May 31st, 2017

When Cam York was a little boy, he watched countless Anaheim Ducks games at Honda Center and on television, and he was always drawn to Scott Niedermayer. York was in good company. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE The Hall of Fame defenseman had a rare combination of skating, skill and hockey intelligence, and he was a…

Two California connections bag CHL national awards for ’16-17 season

May 29th, 2017

The Canadian Hockey League (CHL) on Saturday announced the 10 national award winners for the 2016-17 season and two winners have California connections. The awards were presented as part of the 2017 Mastercard Memorial Cup festivities in Windsor, Ont. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE CIBC Scholastic Player of the Year Award: Sasha Chmelevski, Ottawa 67’s NHL…