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Jr. Sharks, Tahoe Prep grad Larsson leaving mark in NCDC

October 8th, 2019

Moving East wasn’t much of a problem for South Lake Tahoe resident Erik Larsson. Moving – anywhere – is a skill that the Swedish-born forward has developed over the course of his 20 years, so it was no problem to pack up clothes, his hockey bag and stick and fly 3,000 miles to join the…

Huntington Beach native, USPHL grad Ralsten off to NCAA D-III Bryn Athyn

September 5th, 2019

Ismael Ralsten, a goalie brought up in Huntington Beach and in California youth hockey, used the skills he picked up in California and took it across the continent as a junior player. Now, he is set to show off his wares at the collegiate level at NCAA Division III Bryn Athyn (Pa.) College. READ OUR…

Jr. Ducks benefit from Grizzlies’ BCHL California camp in Irvine

August 16th, 2019

Earlier this summer, the BCHL’s Victoria Grizzlies held a prospect camp south of the border for the first time. Elite prospects from all over North America took to the ice in Irvine in efforts to impress junior teams in attendance. Along with the Grizzlies, 10 other junior hockey teams across the United States and Canada…

Slew of California talents choose future college, junior destinations

August 1st, 2019

With the offseason comes players deciding where to play college hockey next season. Players from California have recently committed to play NCAA hockey for the 2019-20 season, with Sam Anzai (Los Angeles, Wisconsin-River Falls), Jared Christy (Cypress, University of New England, Los Angeles Jr, Kings alum) and Gregg Lee (Aliso Viejo, Fredonia State University, Anaheim…

Huntington Beach native Zapata decides on NCAA D-III Utica

July 12th, 2019

After three years with the NAHL’s Austin Bruins, Dante Zapata is heading to college. Earlier this offseason, the Huntington Beach native and talented forward committed to attend and play NCAA Division III hockey this fall at Utica College. Utica plays in the United Collegiate Hockey Conference and is located in Utica, N.Y. READ OUR LATEST…

Palo Alto’s Fleming elated with St. Olaf College choice

July 11th, 2019

Palo Alto native Raymond Fleming spent two seasons perfecting his game at the junior level with the USPHL’s Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings. Next, he is taking his act to St. Olaf College, located in Northfield, Minn. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE The 20-year-old defenseman first laced up his skates as a youth in the Silicon Valley, but…

USPHL sees nearly 400 in-league advancements in 2018-19

July 8th, 2019

When you join a United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL) junior team, you are joining a community of teams that are working together for the benefit of every player that pulls on a jersey with the league crest. The USPHL has the nation’s highest rate of vertical player movement of any U.S. junior league, with…

Huntington Beach native, Jr. Kings alum Koss decides on NCAA D-III Augsburg

July 5th, 2019

Huntington Beach native and former Los Angeles Jr. Kings standout Austin Koss has committed to attend and play NCAA Division III hockey this fall at Augsburg University. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Koss, a forward, played the 2018-19 season with the NAHL’s Minot Minotauros, Janesville Jets and Corpus Christi IceRays. “Austin was a great addition for…

Anaheim Hills’ York motivated to be first-round NHL pick

June 19th, 2019

The Western United States is quickly becoming a hotbed for producing high-end hockey players. And not just any old hockey players, but bona fide NHL prospects. This weekend in Vancouver, B.C., three California natives look to be taken in the NHL Draft in Anaheim Hills’ Cam York, Tustin’s Dustin Wolf and Irvine’s Ryan Johnson. READ…

Jr. Kings alum Bagwell commits to NCAA D-III Wisconsin-River Falls

June 18th, 2019

The NAHL’s Amarillo Bulls announced Monday that forward Trey Bagwell has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (WIAC) for the 2019-20 season. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Bagwell, an Arizona native and former Los Angeles Jr. King, was originally acquired from the Aberdeen Wings in January of the 2017-18…