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California natives Karpman, Wolthers collect weekly accolades from NAHL

October 5th, 2021

The NAHL announced its weekly player awards Monday and a pair of California natives picked up division honors. Minot Minotauros forward Huston Karpman is the Central Division Star of the Week, while Minnesota Wilderness forward Ethan Wolthers has been tabbed the Midwest Division Star of the Week. The 2001-born Karpman had a big weekend as…

Torrance native, Wave alum Heskett garners weekly recognition from USPHL

October 1st, 2021

Atlanta MadHatters blueliner Ryder Heskett has been named the USPHL Elite Defenseman of the Week in the Florida Division. Heskett, a 2003 birth year out of Torrance, was another second-year Elite player who put together a strong performance at the Southeast Showcase, scoring a goal and two assists. During his youth hockey career, Heskett played…

Clovis native, junior hockey veteran Baker picks up weekly honors from NA3HL

September 24th, 2021

Gillette Wild forward Tristan Baker has been named the NA3HL’s Frontier Division Star of the Week. After finding the scoresheet in each of his first two games during Week 1, Baker exploded for nine points in two games against the Yellowstone Quake last week. The second-year sniper from Clovis posted a goal and a whopping…

Oilers, Jets alum Randall relishing junior hockey days with USPHL’s Blaze

September 22nd, 2021

Even though he started playing hockey in Wisconsin, Alex Randall saw his game grow exponentially once he moved to San Diego some seven years ago. This season, Randall is starting his third season with the USPHL’s Decatur Blaze and figures to be one of the team’s top defensemen once again. “The opportunity to play in…

Fremont native, Jr. Sharks, GSE alum Tarantino bags weekly honors from USPHL

September 22nd, 2021

Ogden Mustangs goaltender Antonio Tarantino has been named one of the USPHL Premier Players of the Week. A Fremont native, Tarantino stopped all 35 shots he faced in a 4-0 win last Saturday over the Northern Colorado Eagles. During his youth hockey days, Tarantino played for the San Jose Jr. Sharks and Golden State Elite…

USPHL Premier 2021-22 Preview Series: Pacific Division

September 13th, 2021

The Fresno Monsters, brand new to the USPHL but with a 12-year history thus far, became the historic first Pacific Division participants in the Premier National Championships held last March in Virginia. Although they didn’t make it out of the round robin, they did end their run on a high note by beating a well-established…

California foursome signs with Wenatchee ahead of upcoming 2021-22 BCHL season

September 13th, 2021

The Wenatchee Wild became a casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic last season and did not play during the 2020-21 campaign. This season, the team is back in BCHL play and has announced the signing of four California natives to the upcoming season’s roster in forwards Owen Bohn (San Jose), Quinn Emerson (Manhattan Beach) and Jayden…

USPHL’s Jr. Reign inks physical blueliner Day for ’21-22 season; main camp on tap Sept. 13-19

September 9th, 2021

The USPHL’s Ontario Jr. Reign has signed defenseman Dylan Day for the 2021-22 season. The Calgary native last played for the Twin City Thunder in the USPHL Premier Division. Before joining the Thunder, Day played for the Butte Cobras and Helena Bighorns in the NA3HL. “Dylan is a big, physical defenseman with untapped offensive potential,”…

Jr. Reign, St. John Bosco alum Croteau commits to NCAA D-I Clarkson

September 1st, 2021

Waterloo Black Hawks goaltender Emmett Croteau has committed to NCAA Division I Clarkson University (ECAC Hockey). The Bonnyville, Alberta native was among the youngest goalies in the USHL during the 2020-21 season and also one of the youngest players on Waterloo’s roster. Nonetheless, he was recognized by league coaches and general managers with a place…

Laguna Hills’ Shetland makes college decision, commits to NCAA Division III Trine for ’21-22 season

August 27th, 2021

Connecticut Chiefs forward Tyler Shetland has committed to NCAA Division III Trine University for the fall of 2021. The 2000-born native of Laguna Hills joined the Chiefs in early February of this past season and posted eight points (three goals, five assists) in 13 Eastern Hockey League games down the stretch in the regular season…

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