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Jr. Kings alum, Calabasas native Vieten commits to NCAA D-III Williams College

June 16th, 2022

The NAHL’s Lone Star Brahmas have announced that forward David Vieten has committed to NCAA Division III Williams College. Vieten arrived to the Brahmas via a trade in mid-January from the Kenai River Brown Bears. The Calabasas native recorded 26 points (11 goals, 15 assists) in 54 regular-season games played between the Brahmas and Brown…

California quartet taken in 2022 NAHL Entry Draft

June 15th, 2022

The NAHL held its annual entry draft June 15 as member teams selected players to bolster rosters for the 2022-23 season. A handful of California players were taken by NAHL clubs. 2nd round (58th overall) – Jakob Karpa (Newport Beach), D, Lone Star Brahmas 4th round (88th overall) – Wyatt Stefan (Laguna Beach), F, Danbury…

California players, connections selected during 2022 NCDC Entry Draft

June 9th, 2022

The USPHL held its annual NCDC Entry Draft last month as member teams selected players from the 2005 and 2006 birth years. Many California players and those with ties to the state and Nevada were taken by NCDC clubs. 10th round – Pasha Baranchik (Burbank), F, PAL Jr. Islanders 10th round – Wyatt Stefan (Laguna…

Smattering of California youth hockey products chosen in 2022 WHL U.S. Prospects Draft

June 9th, 2022

Last month, the WHL held its two-day draft, starting with the 2022 U.S. Prospects Draft and wrapping with the 2022 WHL Prospects Draft. A slew of California natives and those with ties to the state and Nevada were selected by WHL teams. U.S. PROSPECTS DRAFT 1st round, 2nd overall – Jake Stuart (Manhattan Beach), F,…

San Jose product, Jr. Sharks grad Wolford set to play at NCAA D-III Wisconsin-Eau Claire in ’22-23

June 8th, 2022

Trail Smoke Eaters (BCHL) captain Coalson Wolford has committed to NCAA Division III University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (WIAC) for the 2022-23 season. The San Jose native, who was an alternate captain in his first year during the 2020-21 season, took another step in his role off the ice this season being named captain. “It’s always…

Sherman Oaks native, Jr. Kings, Jr. Ducks alum Shipper decides on NCAA D-III Bowdoin for fall of ’22

June 8th, 2022

The Flin Flon Bombers of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) have announced that forward Gabriel Shipper has committed to attend and play for NCAA Division III Bowdoin College, starting with the 2022-23 season. Located in Brunswick, Maine, the Polar Bears are members of the NESCAC. “My goal was always to play hockey and attend…

Brentwood native, GSE, Jr. Sharks alum Herrera signs NCDC tender with South Shore

June 8th, 2022

Ogden Mustangs (USPHL) forward Cade Herrera has advanced to the South Shore Kings’ NCDC team in Foxborough, Mass., by signing a tender last month with the club. The Brentwood native said he is excited to play on the East Coast next season. “They asked me to sign, and I talked to my family, and I…

California players, connections selected in two-phase USHL draft process during 2022 event

June 7th, 2022

The USHL held its two-day draft in early May, having its teams select 2006 birth years in Phase I and all other eligible birth years (2002-2006) in Phase II. Many California players and those with ties to the state and Nevada were taken by USHL clubs. PHASE I 1st round, 3rd overall – Aidan Park…

South Lake Tahoe’s Dill advances to NCAA D-III hockey, commits to Salem State

June 6th, 2022

South Lake Tahoe native Zach Dill has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for Salem State University. Salem State is located in Salem, Mass., and the Vikings play in the New England Hockey Conference. “Zach was a tremendous asset to the Rush organization over the last two seasons, both on and off the ice,”…

New Sabers coach Casillo bringing experience, energy to San Diego, USPHL

June 6th, 2022

The San Diego Sabers have announced that Tyler Casillo has been named the new head coach, tasked to build off the success of previous seasons while continuing to grow the USPHL program. Casillo began his journey in junior hockey by playing in the GOJHL for his hometown Buffalo Regals and for the GMHL’s Niagara Whalers,…

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