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Newport Beach native, Jr. Kings alum Wiesner picks up monthly NAHL honor

October 4th, 2017

The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced its monthly player awards for the month of September. The Bauer Hockey NAHL Forward of the Month is Matt Wiesner from the Northeast Generals. Only players who are nominated by their respective teams are considered for the NAHL monthly awards. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE It was an…

Millar finding joy, satisfaction in passing knowledge on to goalie prospects

September 28th, 2017

Growing up, Matt Millar was just as apt to be playing floor hockey or roller hockey in El Segundo with his friends as he was to be helping out his father in the Los Angeles Kings locker room. Millar’s range of experiences is unique even among the California hockey cohort, where lengthy and winding journeys…

Cypress native, Jr. Ducks grad Demin named to 2017 All-American Prospects Game

August 23rd, 2017

USA Hockey announced Wednesday the 42 players who will compete in the sixth annual CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game set for Sept. 21 at KeyBank Center, home of the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres and site of the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “This event allows some of the best…

David becomes first California native to lead USHL team

August 14th, 2017

Oliver David has bucked the odds for a long time, so it should surprise no one that he became the first California-born and –trained coach to take over a team in the United States Hockey League (USHL) when the Dubuque Fighting Saints hired him as their head coach in early June. The generosity of others…

York learned lessons well, will carry them to U.S. NTDP

May 31st, 2017

When Cam York was a little boy, he watched countless Anaheim Ducks games at Honda Center and on television, and he was always drawn to Scott Niedermayer. York was in good company. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE The Hall of Fame defenseman had a rare combination of skating, skill and hockey intelligence, and he was a…

Two California connections bag CHL national awards for ’16-17 season

May 29th, 2017

The Canadian Hockey League (CHL) on Saturday announced the 10 national award winners for the 2016-17 season and two winners have California connections. The awards were presented as part of the 2017 Mastercard Memorial Cup festivities in Windsor, Ont. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE CIBC Scholastic Player of the Year Award: Sasha Chmelevski, Ottawa 67’s NHL…

Kapusta new owner, takes reins of WSHL’s San Diego Sabers

May 23rd, 2017

Tomas Kapusta has spent a lifetime in hockey and wants to pass on his knowledge and understanding of the game to those in the junior hockey world. Earlier this offseason, Kapusta purchased the San Diego Sabers, a Tier II team that plays in the Western States Hockey League (WSHL). He’ll also serve as the general…

USHL teams call on more California connections in Phase II of 2017 draft

May 3rd, 2017

More players with California ties were selected on Tuesday, May 2, during Phase II of the United States Hockey League Draft. Phase II this year was for any player born between 1997 and 2001. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE 4th Round, 63rd overall Joseph Cassetti (Pleasanton native, San Jose Jr. Sharks) – Waterloo Black Hawks 14th…

Four players with California connections taken in Phase I of 2017 USHL Draft

May 2nd, 2017

Several players with California ties were selected on Monday night, May 1, during Phase I of the United States Hockey League Draft. Phase I this year was for 2001 birth year players only. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE 1st Round, 3rd overall Ryan Johnson (Irvine native, Anaheim Jr. Ducks 16U AAA) – Sioux Falls Stampede 2nd…

Patience becoming a virtue for Fontana product Texeira

March 15th, 2017

There is much more to Keoni Texeira’s game this season than setting career bests in points and goals two-thirds of the way through the Western Hockey League campaign. Yes, the defenseman from Fontana has become an integral part of the Portland Winterhawks’ lineup. That has happened in large part, he says, because he has found…