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Former Jr. Kings, Storm standout Pochiro tabbed ECHL Player of the Week

February 25th, 2021

Zach Pochiro of the Fort Wayne Komets is the ECHL Player of the Week for Feb. 15-21. Pochiro scored five goals in three games against Wheeling last week. The 26-year-old forward scored once in both a 4-1 win on Friday and a 4-2 victory on Saturday before recording a hat trick in a 6-2 win…

San Diego native Demko selected one of NHL’s ‘First Stars’ after solid week in crease for Vancouver

February 2nd, 2021

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko has been named one of the NHL’s “First Stars” for the week ending Jan. 31. Demko stopped 100 of the 103 shots he faced, going 3-0-0 with a 1.00 goals-against average and .971 save percentage to guide the Canucks (6-5-0, 12 points) to a 4-0-0 week. He helped Vancouver sweep…

NHL schedules two outdoor games this season to be played in Lake Tahoe

January 12th, 2021

The NHL announced today a new event for the 2020-21 regular season, the NHL Outdoors at Lake Tahoe, which will feature two regular-season outdoor games along the south shore of North America’s largest alpine lake, on the border of California and Nevada, in Stateline, Nev. Bridgestone NHL Outdoors Saturday will showcase the Colorado Avalanche and…

Oakland’s Sommer building on coaching legacy with AHL’s Barracuda

January 2nd, 2021

Oakland native Roy Sommer has experienced the ups and downs of professional hockey both as a player (10 years) and as a coach (31 years). Among the first wave of Californians to break into the elite ranks of the National Hockey League, Sommer, 63, has made an indelible mark in history as the longtime head…

Los Gatos native, Jr. Sharks product Cooley tabbed ECHL Goaltender of the Week

December 23rd, 2020

Devin Cooley of the Florida Everblades is the Warrior Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Dec. 14-20. Cooley stopped 39 of the 40 shots he faced in Florida’s 5-1 win at Greenville on Saturday. Under an NHL contract with Nashville, Cooley is 2-0-0 and ranks second in the ECHL with a 1.50 goals-against average…

NHL’s Kraken announce plans for Palm Springs AHL affiliate in 2022

September 17th, 2020

The Seattle Kraken have announced the organization’s plans for a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment arena for Southern California’s Coachella Valley, which will serve as the home of the Kraken’s AHL franchise beginning in 2022. The project includes an adjacent training facility and community gathering spaces and will be privately funded and erected on land owned…

California players spending season in Europe return home early after COVID-19 outbreak

June 19th, 2020

The closure of North American hockey leagues in rapid succession as the coronavirus/COVID-19 spread this spring captured the attention of hockey fans everywhere. But what about the nearly two dozen players from California and Nevada who play pro hockey in Europe? Many of them have young families and faced an added layer of challenges when…

Former Barracuda captain McCarthy takes AHL sportsmanship award for ’19-20 season

May 21st, 2020

The American Hockey League announced today that John McCarthy of the San Jose Barracuda is the 2019-20 winner of the Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award as the AHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of sportsmanship, determination and dedication to hockey. The award is voted on by coaches, players and members of the media in…

Jr. Kings graduate, Hermosa Beach native Sholl selected ECHL Goaltender of the Year for ’19-20 season

April 9th, 2020

Tomas Sholl of the Idaho Steelheads has been named the ECHL Goaltender of the Year for the 2019-20 season. The winner is determined in a vote of ECHL coaches, broadcasters, media relations directors and media members. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Sholl, who finished second in Goaltender of the Year voting last season, was named to…

AHL approves new franchise for Henderson, Golden Knights’ top affiliate to play at Orleans Arena

March 24th, 2020

The American Hockey League announced last month that the AHL Board of Governors has approved the transfer of ownership of the San Antonio Rampage AHL franchise to the Vegas Golden Knights, as well as the relocation of that franchise from San Antonio, Tex., to Henderson/Las Vegas, effective with the 2020-21 season. The Golden Knights’ AHL…