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Now in its 25th season as a junior hockey league, WSHL has stood the test of time

December 7th, 2018

Dr. Don Thorne is a Vietnam veteran, but he didn’t teach his son to shoot guns. He taught his son to shoot pucks. To the rest of the country, hockey across the Sun Belt has always been an unfathomable concept. Ideas of the sport taking the Southwestern United States by storm were almost fictional constructs….

Jr. Gulls making major strides with goaltending development

November 27th, 2018

Following in the footsteps of San Diego native and former Jr. Gulls goaltender Thatcher Demko, now in the NHL with the Vancouver Canucks, the Jr. Gulls have taken their goaltending development program to a new level. Led by the organization’s goalie coaches Reed Kinsey, Garry Burgess, Jonah Munholland and Juha Kanervisto, the Jr. Gulls are…

Give Blood Play Hockey event proves that ‘humanity is good’

November 22nd, 2018

The highlight of this year’s 12th annual Give Blood Play Hockey inline hockey charity tournament, held Oct. 18-21 at The Rinks-Irvine Inline, was the organization passing the $1 million mark in total donations to Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) and the TGen Foundation. Tournament co-founder Mary Korus said this year’s event brought the total…

TPHA building a foundation for elite development in the Sierra Nevada

November 5th, 2018

Early into the third year of its young life, the Tahoe Prep Hockey Academy in South Lake Tahoe is taking all the right steps to build a foundation for a long-lasting future. Things are rounding into shape nicely as the academy continues to provide unparalleled hockey development, a rigorous academic structure and a campus environment…

Jr. Golden Knights grad, Vegas native Day makes jump to NA3HL’s Wild

November 1st, 2018

Caleb Day admits his path to the NA3HL’s Gillette Wild was unconventional. Equally unique is the story of how the 18-year-old Las Vegas native chose hockey as his sport of choice. At the end of the day, though, Day said he wouldn’t have his story written any other way. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “This is…

THE RINKS, Lady Ducks boosting girls hockey in the state

October 25th, 2018

We all know that hockey is growing in Southern California, but the one thing that you may not notice is how much of that growth is from female hockey players. According to USA Hockey’s 2017-2018 Final Registration Report, California contains the eighth-most female hockey players under the age of 18 in the country. With over…

Kings, ASEC move forward with new rink in Reseda

October 23rd, 2018

More ice rinks in the Los Angeles area? Yes, please. Given the escalating squeeze on ice availability across the region in recent years, the announcement earlier this month that Los Angeles City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield and Los Angeles Kings president Luc Robitaille signed a memorandum of understanding solidifying a new public-private partnership to build and…