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La Mirada’s De Leo basking in Southern California homecoming

November 9th, 2018

La Mirada’s Chase De Leo grew up as an avid fan of the Anaheim Ducks. He’s now an actual Duck after joining the NHL team in an offseason trade. Understandably, De Leo called his Southern California homecoming a “dream come true.” READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “Obviously it’s every kid’s dream to grow up and play…

Orange native, Jr. Kings grad McGrew inks NHL deal with Sharks

October 29th, 2018

It’s onward and upward for Orange native Jake McGrew. The former Los Angeles Jr. King signed a standard, entry-level contract with the San Jose Sharks last month. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE McGrew, a 19-year-old forward, spent last season playing for the Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League (WHL). He’ll skate there again for the…

Kings, ASEC move forward with new rink in Reseda

October 23rd, 2018

More ice rinks in the Los Angeles area? Yes, please. Given the escalating squeeze on ice availability across the region in recent years, the announcement earlier this month that Los Angeles City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield and Los Angeles Kings president Luc Robitaille signed a memorandum of understanding solidifying a new public-private partnership to build and…

NHL Pacific Division stronger with newcomers Pacioretty, Karlsson

October 23rd, 2018

As the summer wound down and NHL training camps kicked into high gear, the San Jose Sharks and Vegas Golden Knights decided to make blockbuster trades within days of one another. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE First, the Golden Knights acquired Montreal Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty – and abruptly signed him to a four-year contract extension…

San Diego hockey icon O’Ree’s pioneering legacy now includes Hockey Hall of Fame induction

September 29th, 2018

When the San Diego Gulls released their 2018-19 American Hockey League (AHL) promotional schedule, one date immediately stood out from the rest. The Gulls are hosting Willie O’Ree Night on Nov. 16. O’Ree, who will turn 83 on Oct. 15, has been an icon in the San Diego hockey community for decades after suiting up…

SAP Center at San Jose to celebrate 25-year anniversary in style

September 27th, 2018

The SAP Center at San Jose, often called the premier sports and entertainment venue in Northern California, announced plans over the summer for a year-long celebration to commemorate 25 years of bringing world-class events to Silicon Valley. Included in the festivities will be multiple celebratory events including an exclusive, invitation-only dinner that was held on…

Ducks, Kings, Sharks, Golden Knights gearing up for start of new NHL season

September 22nd, 2018

For the Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks and Vegas Golden Knights, each team believes it has what it takes to still be playing meaningful hockey next spring. All four teams made impact moves this offseason with the intent to pay immediate dividends. The Ducks signed goaltender John Gibson and forward Adam Henrique…

Ontario Reign announced as host for 2020 AHL All-Star Classic

September 17th, 2018

The American Hockey League announced today that the Ontario Reign has been selected as host of the 2020 AHL All-Star Classic. The 2020 AHL All-Star Classic will be held at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif., on Jan. 26-27, 2020. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “Ontario has welcomed the AHL into its community with open…

California natives Demin, St. Ivany see NHL Draft dreams realized in Dallas

August 8th, 2018

Not only did California’s defense not rest, it added to its legacy when two more members of the blue line fraternity were chosen on Day 2 of the NHL Draft in Dallas on June 23. Former Anaheim Jr. Ducks defenseman and Cypress native Slava Demin and ex-Los Angeles Jr. Kings blueliner and Manhattan Beach product…

Ducks, Kings, Sharks use NHL Draft as time to re-stock for the future

August 3rd, 2018

All three California-based NHL teams ventured to Dallas at the end of June to take part in the 2018 NHL Draft and the Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks all came home feeling satisfied with their selections. The Ducks drafted seven players, the Kings took seven as well and San Jose chose…