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San Jose native Vernon keeps honors coming, tabbed NAHL Goaltender of the Month

January 3rd, 2019

The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced its monthly player awards for the month of December and the Vaughn NAHL Goaltender of the Month is Matt Vernon from the Aberdeen Wings. Only players who are nominated by their respective teams are considered for the NAHL monthly awards. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE It was a…

Jr. Kings graduate, Tustin native Wolf selected WHL Goaltender of the Month

January 3rd, 2019

The Western Hockey League announced today that 2019 NHL Draft prospect Dustin Wolf of the Everett Silvertips has been named the WHL Vaughn Goaltender of the Month for December 2018. Wolf posted a 6-0-0-1 record, 1.27 goals-against-average, stopped 193 of 202 shots for a .955 save percentage and recorded one shutout as the Silvertips went…

Santa Rosa native, Jr. Sharks product Rickert finds hockey home in New Jersey with NCDC’s Rockets

December 31st, 2018

Mitchell Rickert knows he’ll never be the most famous product of Santa Rosa. He’s OK with that. It’s hard to compete with a smart and imaginative beagle … or that boy in the yellow shirt with a zigzag stripe, for that matter. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Yes, the “Peanuts” comic strip may be Santa Rosa’s…

San Jose’s Vernon grabs NAHL honors for second straight week

December 18th, 2018

The North American Hockey League (NAHL) today announced the Divisional Stars of the Week, presented by Bauer Hockey, for the week ending Dec. 16, 2018. The Divisional Stars of the Week is a weekly feature during the 2018-19 regular season that honors the top performing players in each of the four NAHL divisions. Only players…

San Jose product Vernon garners weekly division honors from NAHL

December 11th, 2018

The North American Hockey League (NAHL) today announced the Divisional Stars of the Week, presented by Bauer Hockey, for the week ending Dec. 9, 2018. The Divisional Stars of the Week is a weekly feature during the 2018-19 regular season that honors the top performing players in each of the four NAHL divisions. Only players…

Tustin native, Jr. Kings alum Wolf tabbed WHL Goaltender of the Week

December 10th, 2018

Former Los Angeles Jr. King Dustin Wolf was named the Western Hockey League (WHL) Goaltender of the Week and league nominee for the Canadian Hockey League Goaltender of the Week for the week ending Dec. 9, 2018. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE The Tustin native posted a perfect 3-0 record with the Everett Silvertips, including one…

Now in its 25th season as a junior hockey league, WSHL has stood the test of time

December 7th, 2018

Dr. Don Thorne is a Vietnam veteran, but he didn’t teach his son to shoot guns. He taught his son to shoot pucks. To the rest of the country, hockey across the Sun Belt has always been an unfathomable concept. Ideas of the sport taking the Southwestern United States by storm were almost fictional constructs….

American International the next stop for Oceanside product Timba

December 5th, 2018

Julian Timba can be tough to pin down. A nimble skater who can get the puck and transfer it up the ice, the 1998 birth year and Oceanside native fits a template many teams are seeking in defensemen in today’s game. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE American International College (Atlantic Hockey) is among those, and the…

Glendale native, former SoCal youth standout Ghantous chooses NCAA D-I Northern Michigan

December 4th, 2018

After years of helping others, Andre Ghantous drew a big assist in early November. The longtime Southern California youth hockey player committed to Northern Michigan University (WCHA) in his final season of junior hockey. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “I’m super excited to finally get an offer,” said Ghantous, who is from Glendale and played for…

Jr. Kings grad, Arcadia native Robertson bags second OHL weekly honor of ’18-19 season

December 3rd, 2018

The Ontario Hockey League announced Monday that Dallas Stars prospect Jason Robertson of the Niagara IceDogs is the OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week for the regular-season week ending Dec. 2 after leading the league with 10 points in three games including three goals and seven assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-7….