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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…

Trevor Moore – from Thousand Oaks to Calder Cup champion

June 20th, 2018

The American Hockey League’s Calder Cup championship trophy is smaller than the NHL’s Stanley Cup but heavier than it looks to those who have had the opportunity to hoist it in victory. The AHL’s top playoff prize stands 24 inches tall and weighs 28 pounds. It takes 15 playoff victories to win it. The Stanley…

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…