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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…

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…