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Nexen Tire named official tire of Ducks, Honda Center

September 23rd, 2021

Nexen Tire America, Inc., a worldwide leader in high-performance, passenger, SUV/light truck and winter tire technology, today announced a three-year partnership as the exclusive tire for the Anaheim Ducks and Honda Center. Nexen Tire has secured category exclusivity, making them the only tire company to be partnered with the Anaheim Ducks and Honda Center. In…

California quartet sees NHL dreams get closer after selections in 2021 NHL Draft

July 28th, 2021

Four California natives and Los Angeles Jr. Kings products – forward Andre Gasseau and defensemen Shai Buium, Aidan Hreschuk and Ty Murchison – were selected in this year’s NHL Draft, which was conducted virtually on July 23-24. Buium, a University of Denver recruit from San Diego, was chosen in the second round (36th overall) by…

Gardena native, LA Selects, Jr. Kings grad, 2016 Cup champ Bennett announces retirement from pro hockey

June 28th, 2021

Gardena native Beau Bennett has announced his retirement from hockey in a lengthy Instagram post: Ever since I can remember, my life was about hockey. Since I first laced up my skates, I fell in love with the sport and all I ever wanted to do was have fun and play in the NHL. The…

Condors topple Henderson for Pacific Division championship to wrap shortened 2020-21 AHL season

May 29th, 2021

Tyler Benson scored with 11:09 left in regulation, snapping a 2-2 tie and sending the Bakersfield Condors to a 3-2 victory on Saturday in the decisive Game 3 of the Pacific Division finals over the Henderson Silver Knights. Benson took a pass from Cooper Marody and beat Logan Thompson top-shelf from the bottom of the…

Coto de Caza native Ruck named to 2020-21 SPHL All-Rookie Team

May 20th, 2021

The Southern Professional Hockey League on Tuesday announced its 2020-2021 All-Rookie Team. Macon Mayhem goaltender Ryan Ruck was part of the team. Ruck, a Coto de Caza native, went 15-4-0, finishing second among all SPHL goaltenders in wins and third in goals-against average (2.07) and save percentage (.931). He also ranked fourth in minutes (1,103)…

California youth hockey grad, Valencia native Kozlowski inks pro deal with AHL’s Wild

May 4th, 2021

The Iowa Wild announced today the signing of goaltender Trevin Kozlowski to an amateur tryout agreement. Kozlowski recently finished his senior year at the United States Military Academy (Army). The Valencia native had a record of 14-4-1, a 1.91 goals-against-average and a .922 save percentage (SV%) in the 2020-21 season. Kozlowski’s numbers earned him a…

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…

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