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Rancho Palos Verdes native Park helping NCDC’s Cyclones to season-long success

January 10th, 2020

It’s a bit unusual when a first-place team, undefeated in regulation, has put a target on your team’s back. However, that was the situation going into a Dec. 7 game when the Northern Cyclones took on the 21-0-1-1 Jersey Hitmen in the resumption of NCDC league play. Why would the Hitmen be so keen to…

Santa Monica native, Titans, Jr. Gulls, Jr. Ducks grad Salem tabbed NAHL Defenseman of the Month

January 7th, 2020

Topeka Pilots defenseman Luc Salem had a big month of December, helping his team to a 6-1-1 record during the month on the way to being named the NAHL Defenseman of the Month. The Santa Monica native and California Titans (NAPHL) grad recorded nine points in eight games during the month on three goals and…

Jr. Sharks grads Adams, McKown decide on NCAA Division I destinations

January 6th, 2020

Brian Adams and Hunter McKown each grew up in California and after rounding out their overall games with the San Jose Jr. Sharks, are now leaving their respective marks in junior hockey. Both of them also used the month of November to make their NCAA Division I commitments for the 2020-21 season, with Adams deciding…

Brisson, Groll represent California, USA in world event

December 23rd, 2019

Neither Brendan Brisson nor Josh Groll will blow you away physically. Neither stands even six feet nor weighs more than a cup of coffee over 180 pounds. Yet put them in skates, and stature goes out the window. Given the starts they’ve had to their junior seasons in the United States Hockey League (USHL) and…

USPHL makes grade with 1,200 grads on college rosters

November 29th, 2019

The United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL), with its unparalleled multi-tiered development model, continues to be the perfect starting point towards a college hockey career. Research tracking the whereabouts of former USPHL players shows that there are more than 1,200 college hockey players who developed their on- and off-ice skills anywhere from the USPHL Midget…

Coto de Caza native, Jr. Ducks, SMCHS product Selanne tabbed NA3HL South Division Star of the Week

November 28th, 2019

Coto de Caza native and Texas Brahmas forward Leevi Selanne has been named the NA3HL’s South Division Star of the Week for the week ending Dec. 1, 2019. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE After snapping a seven-game point streak on Nov. 24, Selanne responded with six points in a three-game set against the Louisiana Drillers as…

California products, junior hockey veterans Haar, Sholl pick up weekly NAHL awards

November 28th, 2019

Huntington Beach native Cooper Haar and Hermosa Beach native Mattias Sholl earned weekly awards from the North American Hockey League (NAHL) for the week ending Dec. 8. Haar was tabbed the Central Division Star of the Week with the Aberdeen Wings, while Sholl picked up the Midwest Division Star of the Week with the Fairbanks…

St. Mary’s graduate, Modesto native Gunnoe gaining valuable experience in EHL

November 26th, 2019

Alex Gunnoe is now the answer to a trivia question that will be talked about years from now. The first St. Mary’s High School alumnus to play junior hockey, the 18-year-old Modesto native and 2019 St. Mary’s graduate has moved on for the 2019-20 season to skate for the New York Apple Core franchise in…

Jr. Ducks, JSerra alum, Orange native Pavlisin cops weekly NAHL award

November 25th, 2019

Kenai River Brown Bears goaltender Landon Pavlisin has been named the NAHL’s Midwest Division Star of the Week for the week ending Nov. 24. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE There may be no hotter team in the NAHL than the Kenai River Brown Bears, who increased their lead atop the Midwest Division thanks to a three-game…

Sunnyvale native Barry cops weekly NA3HL honors after six-point weekend

November 21st, 2019

The North American 3 Hockey League announced today that Texas Brahmas forward Danny Barry is the South Division Star of the Week for the week ending Nov. 17, 2019. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Barry and the Brahmas posted a sweep of their cross-state rival Texas RoadRunners, during which Barry erupted for six points across his…