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Balancing act no problem for Woodland Hills’ Polydoros

October 9th, 2017

It’s one thing to be a high school student and focus on all that comes with that responsibility. Nick Polydoros takes that one step further – and excels. A Woodland Hills native, Polydoros is in his senior year at Chaminade High School and will play this coming season on the blue line for the Newbury…

Golden Bears continue to gain momentum in California youth hockey realm

October 4th, 2017

Six years ago, the California Golden Bears Hockey Club was struggling, both on and off the ice. The Bears, one of the oldest clubs in California, was teetering on the brink of financial ruin when Todd Thomasy and Paul Kaplan took the reins. Thomasy and Kaplan were hockey dads whose initial goal was to ensure…

Jr. Kings’ Mite contingent packs plenty of promise

September 22nd, 2017

Keeping the cupboards stocked with eager and enthusiastic players at the youngest levels is paramount when it comes to solidifying the longstanding strength and success of any youth hockey program, and no club recognizes that fact better than the Los Angeles Jr. Kings. This season – thanks in part to the organization’s influx of coaching…

Ducks add Poway ICE to THE RINKS Development Program

September 20th, 2017

The Anaheim Ducks announced Sept. 1 that the club has added Poway ICE to THE RINKS Development Program. Formerly known as Poway Ice Arena, Poway ICE becomes THE RINKS’ first facility in San Diego County. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Poway ICE is part of a program that includes facilities in Anaheim (THE RINKS – Anaheim…

Californians capture ’16-17 championships in AHL, USHL, NAHL, Switzerland

August 11th, 2017

If you want to win a sports championship, having players who have accomplished it before can be an important ingredient. Just ask the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League, SC Bern of the Swiss A-League and the Chicago Steel of the United States Hockey League. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE All of those teams…

Wildly popular Give Blood Play Hockey Tournament set to face off in October

August 10th, 2017

The 11th annual Give Blood Play Hockey Inline Charity tournament is scheduled Oct. 19-22 at The Rinks-Irvine Inline. And it’s not too early to reserve a spot in this event that grows each year. For many teams, the warm-hearted charity event faces off the new season of roller hockey in Southern California. It is usually…

Ruhwedel introduces prestigious Stanley Cup to San Diego

August 9th, 2017

Stanley liked Southern California so much that he decided to start his summer vacation there for the second year in a row. The occasion on June 30 was Chad Ruhwedel’s day with the hardest trophy to win in professional sports, the Stanley Cup. The defenseman from San Diego earned a date with Stanley by virtue…