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Saugus native, West Ranch alum Onda chosen winner of weekly NA3HL award

October 13th, 2020

The NA3HL announced today that the South Division Star of the Week is Oklahoma City Blazers forward Michael Onda. The Blazers started their NA3HL days off quite well with a a 2-1-0 weekend against the Louisiana Drillers, with Onda leading the way. The 5-foot-8, 160-pound forward and Saugus native was on his game early, logging…

USPHL’s Mullets embracing California talent with ’20-21 signings

October 7th, 2020

Not only do the Minnesota Mullets have perhaps the best team name in the USPHL, but the club has also taken note of the talent coming out of California, signing a pair of players with Golden State ties for the 2020-21 season. Forward Scott Manhart (pictured right) and defenseman Ethan Saldanha (pictured top) will play in Minnesota…

Manhattan Beach native, Jr. Kings grad Brisson selected by Vegas in first round of NHL Draft

October 7th, 2020

Brendan Brisson, a graduate of the Los Angeles Jr. Kings program, was selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in the first round (29th overall) of this year’s NHL Draft, which was conducted today virtually. The 2001-born Brisson, a University of Michigan recruit, completed an outstanding 2019-20 season with the USHL regular-season champion Chicago Steel in…

NCDC Detroit Combine features two exciting days of hockey

August 5th, 2020

Two fun and fast-paced days of hockey came to a close with the end of the 2020 NCDC Detroit Combine, which was held July 30-31 at Fraser Hockeyland in Fraser, Mich., home of the Metro Jets. The Combine featured 160 players ranging in birth years from 2000 to 2004. The Combine, originally scheduled for April…

After stellar WHL season, Wolf chosen California Rubber Junior Player of the Year

July 20th, 2020

Dustin Wolf is coming. If not next season, then for sure in 2021. Pro hockey, you’ve been warned. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE That is about all that’s left for the 2001 birth year, who was unquestionably the top junior goaltender in North America during the 2019-20 season, and as such, he is the pick as…

Trio of California natives decide on NCAA commitments

July 16th, 2020

Luc Salem, Landon Pavlisin and Grady Birk all left California to play junior hockey with the long-term goal to play college hockey. All three announced their NCAA commitments recently, with Salem going the Division I route at St. Lawrence University and Pavlisin (Norwich University) and Birk (Anna Maria College) off to play Division III hockey….

USPHL postpones NCDC Detroit Combine to July 30-31 in Fraser, Mich.

June 19th, 2020

The United States Premier Hockey League has announced that the 2020 NCDC Detroit Combine has been postponed by just over a month to July 30-31, but still remaining at Fraser Hockeyland in Fraser, Mich. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE This announcement has been made due to Michigan state restrictions on the opening of ice rink facilities….

Tustin native, Jr. Kings alum Wolf wins CHL Goaltender of the Year honor

June 8th, 2020

The Canadian Hockey League announced today that Dustin Wolf of the Everett Silvertips has been named the CHL Goaltender of the Year. Also named the WHL Goaltender of the Year last month, in addition to winning USA Hockey’s Dave Peterson Goaltender of the Year, the Calgary Flames prospect continued to shine between the pipes in…

California product David garners USHL Coach of the Year honors

June 1st, 2020

After coaching the Dubuque Fighting Saints to their second highest winning percentage in the Tier I era, Oliver David has been named the USHL Coach of the Year for the 2019-20 season. David led the Fighting Saints to a 33-13-2 record and the team was just a few games away from clinching a third playoff…

Orange native, JSerra, Jr. Ducks grad Pavlisin commits to NCAA D-III powerhouse Norwich

May 28th, 2020

The Kenai River Brown Bears of the North American Hockey League announced today that Top Prospects goaltender Landon Pavlisin has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for Norwich University. Pavlisin, 20, backstopped the resurgent Brown Bears to what was going to be a spot in the Robertson Cup Playoffs during the 2019-20 season, along…