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San Diego native Demko makes ‘pretty crazy’ NHL debut, earns win between the pipes

June 13th, 2018

After a bunch of long rides, Thatcher Demko enjoyed a wild one in his NHL debut. Recalled by the Vancouver Canucks on March 30 while driving to a game for their American Hockey League affiliate in Utica, N.Y., Demko quickly made a U-turn, packed and caught a flight to the West Coast. So turn around…

Placentia product Vaughan chosen winner of AHL’s Man of the Year award

April 13th, 2018

The American Hockey League announced today that Scooter Vaughan of the Chicago Wolves has been selected as the winner of the Yanick Dupre Memorial Award as the 2017-18 IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year. This award has been presented annually since 1998 to an AHL player for his outstanding contributions to his local community…

Fullerton native, LA Selects grad Oglevie inks entry-level deal with NHL’s Sabres

April 12th, 2018

University of Notre Dame junior forward Andrew Oglevie has signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres, forgoing his final year of collegiate eligibility. READ OUR MARCH 2018 ISSUE Oglevie has led the Irish in goals the last two seasons, finishing second on the team in points in 2017-18 with 15 goals and…

Delia’s wild ride continues with a victory in NHL debut

April 11th, 2018

Very few players experience an NHL debut like the one Collin Delia did on March 29 for the Chicago Blackhawks. Let this timeline of events sink in: • Recently called up from Chicago’s American Hockey League affiliate in Rockford, Delia wasn’t scheduled to play and got the start for the Blackhawks when veteran Anton Forsberg,…

Jr. Kings grad, Hermosa Beach native Sholl named ECHL Goaltender of the Month

April 4th, 2018

Former Los Angeles Jr. Kings standout Tomas Sholl has been named the ECHL Goaltender of the Month for the month of March. A rookie goaltender for the Idaho Steelheads, Sholl forged an impressive 8-0-1 record in March, including eight consecutive wins and four shutouts (his four shutouts came in a span of six starts). READ OUR…

San Diego natives Moy, Ortega double dip in rare AHL matchup

April 4th, 2018

San Diego County youth hockey coaches are hard pressed to remember another time when two homegrown products faced off against each other in a professional hockey game in their hometown. But such an event took place March 16 when the Milwaukee Admirals dropped into the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego for an American…

Hermosa Beach native, ex-Jr. King Sholl named ECHL Goaltender of the Week

March 21st, 2018

Former Los Angles Jr. King Tomas Sholl has been named the ECHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending March 18. It marks the second consecutive week Sholl, a rookie goaltender with the Idaho Steelheads, has received the honor. READ OUR MARCH 2018 ISSUE Sholl is the first goaltender to earn the award in…

Acton native, Heat alum Madsen signs NHL contract with Coyotes

March 20th, 2018

The Arizona Coyotes announced today that the team has signed goaltender Merrick Madsen to a two-year, entry-level contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. READ OUR MARCH 2018 ISSUE “Merrick is a big, skilled, athletic goaltender,” said Coyotes GM John Chayka. “We’re pleased with his development and excited to have…

Sharks Alumni Foundation to make a difference in NorCal

March 14th, 2018

The San Jose Sharks are one of the newer teams in the NHL, but that hasn’t stopped the organization from starting the Sharks Alumni Foundation and moving forward with giving back to the Bay Area community. The idea for the foundation first started during the NHL Stadium Series game at Levi’s Stadium in 2015 between…

‘Dog days’ of hockey setting up fierce AHL playoff race

March 6th, 2018

San Jose Barracuda head coach Roy Sommer likes to refer to the middle part of the season as the “dog days” of hockey. It’s a time, Sommer believes, that usually determines a team’s postseason fortunes. “The teams that are on top think they have it made and the teams on the bottom think they don’t…