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Lady Ducks closing in on 20 years of grassroots player development, 100-plus NCAA athletes

December 7th, 2017

Having earned a dozen medals at USA Hockey National Championships and topping the 100-player mark to the NCAA, the Anaheim Lady Ducks set their sights on growing the game for girls in pursuit of their love of hockey by casting a wide net of grassroots efforts, rec-level to elite player development and a comprehensive college…

Her country calls, and Eastvale’s Barnes gladly answers

December 4th, 2017

Everyone is entitled to change their mind, even USA Hockey. And that’s just what the hockey’s governing body in the United States did in late October when it added Californian Cayla Barnes to the U.S. Women’s National Team roster, which is training in suburban Tampa, Fla., for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. READ OUR LATEST…

Tahoe Hockey Academy growing substantially, on and off the ice

December 1st, 2017

It hasn’t quite been 14 months since Tahoe Hockey Academy first opened its doors and put its first team on the ice wearing the program’s distinctive purple and white sweaters, and already California’s first prep hockey boarding school has established itself as a force to be reckoned with. In the last year alone, the program…

Petrie carves own path en route to Harvard commitment

November 24th, 2017

Dominique Petrie always has a plan – the 2001 birth year is nothing, if not highly focused. Play for team Team USA with her age group? Check. Play youth hockey with boys through her Midget 16U season? Check. Commit to an Ivy League university and continue her hockey career? Check. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE A…

THE RINKS, Ducks pushing girls hockey growth with free events

November 8th, 2017

Back on Sunday, Oct. 8, THE RINKS and the Anaheim Ducks hosted “Girls Try Hockey For Free Day” at The Rinks – Anaheim ICE as part of the International Ice Hockey Federation and USA Hockey’s campaign to encourage girls to play hockey. Over 50 girls from ages four to 12 participated in the hour-long session…

LAKHSHL strikes gold, brings aboard veteran Scullion as goalie coach

October 27th, 2017

Goaltenders playing in the L.A. Kings High School Hockey League will have a new resource this season as they try to improve their skills. Brian Scullion has been hired as the league’s goalie coach, and will work with each of the league’s nine varsity and eight junior varsity teams. Less than a month into the…

Little Sharks leading the way in Bay Area hockey growth

October 26th, 2017

Amber Cottle is the marketing coordinator for the San Jose Sharks and part of her duties is to manage all of the planning and logistics related to the Little Sharks program. The Little Sharks program hosts two sessions of “Learn to Play” classes every year. During the 2016-17 season, the Sharks had approximately 800 participants…