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Former Jr. Sharks captain Laubach commits to NCAA Division I powerhouse Minnesota State

January 27th, 2021

San Jose native Reese Laubach has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for Minnesota State University. Laubach, who played his entire career for the San Jose Jr. Sharks before leaving this season due to the pandemic, will begin his college career with the 2022-23 season. Last season, Laubach captained the Jr. Sharks’ 16U AAA…

GSE, Jr. Ducks graduate Garcia decides on NCAA D-III Fredonia State for 2021-22 season

January 26th, 2021

San Jose native Dalton Garcia has committed to attend and play NCAA Division III hockey next season for Fredonia State University (SUNYAC). Garcia, who played youth hockey for the Golden State Elite and Anaheim Jr. Ducks, is playing this season for the EHL’s Walpole Express. “I felt Fredonia was the right fit for me because…

New virtual program aims to provide Jr. Reign players with needed tools to improve game

January 24th, 2021

As all Jr. Reign players now get full access to LiveHockeyTraining.com, the club has sweetened the opportunities with a new virtual training program exclusively for all association players via www.JrReign.com. In the past, the online element to the club consisted of calendars and schedules of games and practices for each team, but now, the new…

Led by California ties, Team USA captures World Junior gold after shutting out Canada

January 6th, 2021

The U.S. National Junior Team, behind 34 saves from Spencer Knight and goals from Anaheim Ducks prospect Trevor Zegras and Los Angeles Kings prospect Alex Turcotte, beat Canada 2-0 Tuesday night in Edmonton in the gold medal game of the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship. It was the fifth gold medal for the United States…

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…

San Diego native Huntley ‘excited to be a part of history’ with NWHL officiating assignment

December 31st, 2020

Jamie Huntley will be part of history with the upcoming NWHL season as the San Diego native will be part of an all-female officiating crew to work the season. It’s an opportunity that Huntley doesn’t take for granted. “USA Hockey and the NWHL have a strong working relationship in developing all aspects of women’s hockey…

Corona native, Jr. Kings alum Murchison chooses Arizona State as NCAA D-I destination

December 30th, 2020

Former Los Angeles Jr. Kings defenseman Ty Murchison has announced his commitment to attend and play his NCAA Division I hockey at Arizona State University following his junior career. This season, Murchison, a 2003-born Corona native, is skating for the U.S. National Team Development Program’s Under-18 Team. Proud to announce my commitment to play Division…

Henderson’s Lifeguard Arena to formally open its doors Nov. 10

November 5th, 2020

The AHL’s Henderson Silver Knights and the city of Henderson announced today plans for the opening of Lifeguard Arena in Henderson on Tuesday, November 10, beginning at 10 a.m. The brand-new facility will serve as the practice home of the Silver Knights and a community center for Henderson residents. To celebrate the occasion, children from…