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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…

California natives aplenty chosen in pair of 2018 USHL Drafts

May 9th, 2018

The United States Hockey League held its pair of annual drafts this week and numerous players with California ties were selected. Phase I on Monday was for players born in 2002, while Phase II on Tuesday was open to all junior-eligible players. READ OUR APRIL 2018 ISSUE PHASE I 4th round, 53rd overall Thomas Stift,…

Slew of California players selected in 2018 WHL Bantam Draft

May 4th, 2018

The Western Hockey League held its annual Bantam Draft on Thursday and a slew of California talent was drafted, in addition to one Nevada player. Players eligible for the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft were 2003-born players residing in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, Yukon, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana,…

Galambos’ wild journey will continue at Minnesota State

April 24th, 2018

Over the past four seasons, Zak Galambos has played for five junior hockey teams in three different leagues. Next year, he’ll get some well-earned stability to his credit as the Walnut Creek native and San Jose Jr. Sharks alum will be off to play NCAA Division I hockey for Minnesota State University (WCHA). READ OUR…

Humboldt Broncos tragedy gets healing message from hockey world

April 14th, 2018

The hockey world was stunned on April 6 when a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos Junior A team collided with a semi-trailer truck at an intersection in rural Saskatchewan, Canada, killing 16 members of the team and support staff and injuring 13. Among the dead were 10 players, the team’s head coach, bus driver, two…

Former Jr. Kings standout Burke chooses NCAA D-I St. Cloud State

March 3rd, 2018

Nathan Burke, a former Los Angeles Jr. King, has committed to attend and play his NCAA Division I hockey at St. Cloud State University following his junior career. READ OUR FEBRUARY 2018 ISSUE Burke, a forward, is in his first full season skating for the Aberdeen Wings of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) with…

NAHL Top Prospects rosters feature slew of California talent

February 13th, 2018

The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced the rosters that will represent each team at the 2018 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament, which will be held Feb. 27-28 at the USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Mich. The NAHL Top Prospects Tournament is one of the most highly-scouted events in junior hockey and the rosters feature…

Jr. Kings alum, Manhattan Beach native St. Ivany named USHL Defenseman of the Week

February 12th, 2018

Sioux Falls Stampede defenseman Jack St. Ivany has been named the USHL Defenseman of the Week. St. Ivany scored his fourth goal of the season in a win over Fargo on Tuesday, dished out two assists in a Friday victory against Lincoln and added his third point of the weekend on Sunday against Omaha, helping…

Anaheim Hills native, Jr. Ducks grad York making strides in first season with U.S. NTDP

January 20th, 2018

His first season in the prestigious U.S. National Team Development Program (NTDP) has been everything Cam York had hoped for. The defenseman from Anaheim Hills has gotten off to a solid start with the NTDP’s Under-17 team, helping Team USA win the U17 World Challenge in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, in November. The Americans swept…