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With Year 4 ahead, Tahoe Prep moving in right direction

September 18th, 2019

Summer may be in full swing, with tourists descending on Lake Tahoe for the season and hockey far from most peoples’ minds, but at Tahoe Prep Academy, they’re always looking ahead and are already preparing for a successful 2019-20 academic year and hockey season. As the burgeoning academy prepares for its fourth year, Tahoe Prep…

Ducks host blind hockey events at The Rinks-Irvine Inline

August 22nd, 2019

“Hockey Is For Everyone” has become more than just a month-long initiative by the NHL – it’s now a motto that the league strives to support on a year-long basis. The Anaheim Ducks and THE RINKS have embraced this motto by introducing or helping existing disabled hockey programs in the special hockey, sled hockey and…

NHL teams again look to California to stock rosters for future seasons

August 20th, 2019

Want more evidence that the development model of California youth hockey works? Look no further than the 2019 NHL Draft, which was held June 21-22 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Three California-born and –trained players were selected, including two in the first round, and two of the three played hockey in the state through their 16U…

Little Sharks continuing to grow youth game in San Jose, around local Bay Area

August 8th, 2019

In yet another sign that the game of hockey continues to grow in Northern California, the Little Sharks Learn to Play program is not only seeing exponential growth in San Jose, but also in surrounding communities. In partnership with the NHL and NHLPA, the Little Sharks program is designed for children ages 5-9 who have…

Jr. Gulls grads excelling at all levels of college game

August 6th, 2019

Playing for the San Diego Jr. Gulls opens up different paths for players to take once their youth hockey career comes to an end. Going into the 2019-20 season, several former Jr. Gulls will dot college hockey rosters at all levels of the game. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Nate Kallen is a senior captain at…

Slew of California talents choose future college, junior destinations

August 1st, 2019

With the offseason comes players deciding where to play college hockey next season. Players from California have recently committed to play NCAA hockey for the 2019-20 season, with Sam Anzai (Los Angeles, Wisconsin-River Falls), Jared Christy (Cypress, University of New England, Los Angeles Jr, Kings alum) and Gregg Lee (Aliso Viejo, Fredonia State University, Anaheim…

Californians help young U.S. inline squads excel at 2019 World Roller Games

July 24th, 2019

Inline hockey teams representing 28 nations rolled into the spotlight at the 2019 World Roller Games in Barcelona from June 29-July 14. The spotlight shone brightly on the United States, and California in particular, after the Americans captured silver medals in both the junior men and junior women’s divisions to face off the competition. READ…