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Redondo Beach’s Cox finds hockey home with NCDC’s Jr. Rangers

October 15th, 2018

Sometimes he’ll walk there, sometimes he’ll ride his bike, and sometimes he’ll drive. But whichever mode of transportation he chooses, you better believe Redondo Beach native Takato Cox will make every effort during the offseason to take advantage of his hometown’s sandy, wave-beaten waterfront. After all, the rest of the year, the place he plays…

Poway product Herrman decides on NCAA Division I Rensselaer

September 28th, 2018

When one door closes, another one opens. Rory Herrman has seen this happen firsthand. Originally committed to Arizona State University, the Poway native decommitted from the Sun Devils earlier this year and reopened his recruitment. Enter the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “The assistant coach at RPI, Dan Jewell, called me and expressed…

Manhattan Beach native Brisson commits to NCAA D-I Michigan

September 18th, 2018

Brendan Brisson, a former Los Angeles Jr. King, has committed to attend and play his NCAA Division I hockey at the University of Michigan following his junior career. Brisson, a Manhattan Beach native and forward who played the last two seasons at Shattuck-St. Mary’s prep school in Minnesota, began his youth hockey career with the…

California trio to be showcased at USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game

September 17th, 2018

Players from 17 states, including three standouts from California, have been selected to compete in the seventh annual USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game, scheduled for Sept. 19 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., home of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild. Anaheim Hills’ Cam York, Tustin’s Dustin Wolf and Los Angeles’ Nick Robertson are…

Jr. Kings graduate Stratton commits to NCAA D-I North Dakota for 2019-20 season

July 20th, 2018

The BCHL’s Wenatchee Wild has announced that forward Murphy Stratton has committed to play for the University of North Dakota beginning in the fall of 2019. A native of Los Angeles, his attraction to the game was sparked by watching his father, a St. Paul, Minn., transplant skating in men’s leagues. He began to play…

BCHL’s Wenatchee Wild tastes great success in ’17-18, boosted by California natives

July 13th, 2018

Slava Demin said “it is pretty crazy to think that half of our team is from California, which is considered a small hockey market.” Demin, a Cypress native, is one of nine California natives on the Wenatchee Wild’s roster this season. The Wild rolled to the British Columbia Hockey League’s (BCHL) Fred Page Cup championship…

Half-dozen NAHL California products make NCAA decisions

June 19th, 2018

It’s that time of year when junior hockey players start to make plans for the future by way of NCAA commitments. Recently, six California natives – Connor Chilton (Simi Valley, Division III Aurora University), Kyle Mayhew (Anaheim Hills, Division I University of Denver), Garrett Nieto (Yorba Linda, D-I Union College), Jake Rosenbaum (Trabuco Canyon, D-I…

Junior leagues drop a 10-spot on Jr. Ducks during May drafts

June 18th, 2018

A total of eight current and former Anaheim Jr. Ducks players were selected in the United States Hockey League’s (USHL) Phase I and II Drafts on May 7-8, while two more went in the Western Hockey League’s (WHL) Bantam Draft on May 3. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Defenseman Kobe Pane was picked in the Phase…

Cypress native Demin ‘a heck of a prospect’ for NHL Draft in Dallas

June 15th, 2018

There is a distinct defensive flavor to the top prospects from California for next week’s NHL Draft in Dallas. Wenatchee Wild (BCHL) defenseman Slava Demin, a 2000 birth year and Cypress native, was rated No. 40 among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting in its final rankings of the season. Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL)…

2017-18 All-California Junior Player of the Year: Evan Weinger, Brandon Wheat Kings

May 29th, 2018

Evan Weinger had to blaze a new trail this season. After three seasons in Portland, he was dealt to Brandon after playing just one game for the Winterhawks during the 2017-18 Western Hockey League (WHL) season. The shift to the plains from the coast agreed with the 1997 birth year from El Segundo, who put…