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San Jose product, Jr. Sharks grad Wolford set to play at NCAA D-III Wisconsin-Eau Claire in ’22-23

June 8th, 2022

Trail Smoke Eaters (BCHL) captain Coalson Wolford has committed to NCAA Division III University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (WIAC) for the 2022-23 season. The San Jose native, who was an alternate captain in his first year during the 2020-21 season, took another step in his role off the ice this season being named captain. “It’s always…

Sherman Oaks native, Jr. Kings, Jr. Ducks alum Shipper decides on NCAA D-III Bowdoin for fall of ’22

June 8th, 2022

The Flin Flon Bombers of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) have announced that forward Gabriel Shipper has committed to attend and play for NCAA Division III Bowdoin College, starting with the 2022-23 season. Located in Brunswick, Maine, the Polar Bears are members of the NESCAC. “My goal was always to play hockey and attend…

Brentwood native, GSE, Jr. Sharks alum Herrera signs NCDC tender with South Shore

June 8th, 2022

Ogden Mustangs (USPHL) forward Cade Herrera has advanced to the South Shore Kings’ NCDC team in Foxborough, Mass., by signing a tender last month with the club. The Brentwood native said he is excited to play on the East Coast next season. “They asked me to sign, and I talked to my family, and I…

California players, connections selected in two-phase USHL draft process during 2022 event

June 7th, 2022

The USHL held its two-day draft in early May, having its teams select 2006 birth years in Phase I and all other eligible birth years (2002-2006) in Phase II. Many California players and those with ties to the state and Nevada were taken by USHL clubs. PHASE I 1st round, 3rd overall – Aidan Park…

South Lake Tahoe’s Dill advances to NCAA D-III hockey, commits to Salem State

June 6th, 2022

South Lake Tahoe native Zach Dill has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for Salem State University. Salem State is located in Salem, Mass., and the Vikings play in the New England Hockey Conference. “Zach was a tremendous asset to the Rush organization over the last two seasons, both on and off the ice,”…

New Sabers coach Casillo bringing experience, energy to San Diego, USPHL

June 6th, 2022

The San Diego Sabers have announced that Tyler Casillo has been named the new head coach, tasked to build off the success of previous seasons while continuing to grow the USPHL program. Casillo began his journey in junior hockey by playing in the GOJHL for his hometown Buffalo Regals and for the GMHL’s Niagara Whalers,…

Baldwin Park native, California youth hockey grad Yu commits to NCAA D-III Rivier

June 1st, 2022

The USPHL’s Pueblo Bulls have announced that 2001-born defenseman Alan Yu has committed to play for NCAA Division III Rivier University. Yu is the second Bulls alumni to commit to play for Rivier, following Milan Breczko, who played for the Bulls from 2019-21. Rivier is located in Nashua, N.H. A Baldwin Park native, Yu was…

San Diego native, Jr. Gulls product Frankel concludes junior career with commitment to NCAA D-III Nichols

May 31st, 2022

The USPHL’s Minnesota Moose has announced the college advancement of 2001-born forward Isaiah “Ike” Frankel to Nichols College. Nichols is an NCAA Division III program playing in the Commonwealth Coast Conference. “It was a pleasure coaching Ike Frankel for the last three seasons and having him wear a Moose jersey,” said Moose coach-GM Jon Jonasson….

Handful of California, Nevada natives named to 2021-22 USPHL Premier all-star teams

April 27th, 2022

The USPHL has announced its Premier Division all-stars for the 2021-22 season. Several California and Nevada natives earned postseason honors. MIDWEST EAST DIVISION D: Trent Carter, Chicago Cougars, Las Vegas (Vegas Jr. Golden Knights) MOUNTAIN DIVISION F: Cade Herrera, Ogden Mustangs, Brentwood (San Jose Jr. Sharks, Golden State Elite Eagles) F: Jake Meure, Ogden Mustangs,…

Jr. Reign, St. John Bosco alum Croteau tabbed USHL Goaltender of the Week

April 26th, 2022

The USHL announced today that Waterloo Blackhawks netminder Emmett Croteau has been named the Goaltender of the Week. Croteau backed the Black Hawks to a pair of wins in the final weekend of the season, recording a 1.80 goals-against average and a .929 save percentage while stopping 39 of the 42 shots sent his way….

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