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Jr. Kings standout, Torrance native Rowan signs with WHL’s Pats

May 31st, 2019

The Regina Pats announced Thursday that they have signed forward Zane Rowan to a standard WHL player agreement. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE The Pats took the Torrance native with their first of three third-round picks in the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft, 61st overall. “This is an exciting day,” said Pats VP of hockey operations and…

Los Angeles native Anzai decides on NCAA D-III Wisconsin-River Falls

May 29th, 2019

The Jamestown Rebels of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) announced today that Top Prospects defenseman Sam Anzai has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Anzai, 20, just completed his first season of playing in the NAHL, which was his final season of junior…

California natives Robertson, Wolf claim CHL national awards for 2018-19 season

May 27th, 2019

The Canadian Hockey League (CHL) on Saturday announced the 10 national award winners for the 2018-19 season, presented as part of the 2019 Memorial Cup presented by Kia festivities in Halifax, N.S. Two California natives were honored by the CHL as well. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Emera Top Scorer Award: Jason Robertson, Niagara IceDogs Robertson…

Torrance’s Gil says Canalta Cup win a ‘surreal feeling’

May 24th, 2019

Ryan Gil’s road to a hoisting a championship trophy took many twists and turns along the way, but the 20-year-old forward from Torrance couldn’t be more pleased with the results after he and his Battlefords North Stars captured the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s Canalta Cup last month. Gil was the only player from California on…

More OHL honors for Chmelevski as Huntington Beach native wins Roger Neilson Memorial Award

May 8th, 2019

The Ontario Hockey League (OHL) today announced that Ottawa 67’s forward Sasha Chmelevski of the Ottawa 67’s has won the Roger Neilson Memorial Award as the top post-secondary school student for the 2018-19 season. Chmelevski is currently pursuing courses at Oakland University in Michigan where he achieved over a 96 percent average. While his goals…

Huntington Beach native, Sharks prospect Chmelevski tabbed OHL Player of the Week

May 6th, 2019

The Ontario Hockey League (OHL) today announced that San Jose Sharks prospect and Huntington Beach native Sasha Chmelevski of the Ottawa 67’s is the OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week for the playoff week ending May 5 with six points in two games, including three goals and three assists and a plus-minus rating…

San Jose native Vernon chosen NAHL Goaltender of the Year for ’18-19 season

May 1st, 2019

San Jose native and Aberdeen Wings goalie Matt Vernon has been tabbed the NAHL’s 2018-19 Vaughn Goaltender of the Year. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE The 21-year-old was at or towards the top on almost every goaltending category in 2018-19. He led the NAHL with 40 wins this season, which was two shy of the NAHL…

Laguna Niguel native, Jr. Ducks alum Kerbrat chosen EHL Student-Athlete of the Year

May 1st, 2019

The Eastern Hockey League and the Eastern Hockey League Premier announced Wednesday that Wiggle Kerbrat (New Hampshire Avalanche), Colin Philippon (Vermont Lumberjacks), and Andreas Matejka (New England Wolves) have been named the 2018-19 Student-Athletes of the Year. Each player turned heads both on the ice and off the ice, exemplifying the idea of being a…

Tustin native, Jr. Kings graduate Wolf selected WHL Scholastic Player of the Year

May 1st, 2019

The Western Hockey League (WHL) announced Wednesday that the Scholastic Player of the Year and winner of the Daryl K. (Doc) Seaman Memorial Trophy is Everett Silvertips goaltender Dustin Wolf. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Wolf, a product of Tustin and a Los Angeles Jr. Kings graduate, put forth a strong season academically, maintaining a 100…

Jr. Kings’ Hreschuk, Murchison honored to join NTDP

April 24th, 2019

Aidan Hreschuk and Ty Murchison started playing hockey together as Squirts. Little did they know back then they’d not only become close friends, but also head to Michigan together just a few years later to represent their country competing with and against some of the world’s best junior-aged players. Earlier this month, Hreschuk (pictured, below)…