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Tahoe Prep Hockey Academy graduates first senior class, Year 3 on tap

August 15th, 2018

The summer months may be a time for young hockey players to get away from the ice, enjoy some other sports or activities and relish the freedom of being out of school, but for coaches and administrators, it’s time to grind. Without daily practices and games to occupy their attention, they look at these months…

California natives Demin, St. Ivany see NHL Draft dreams realized in Dallas

August 8th, 2018

Not only did California’s defense not rest, it added to its legacy when two more members of the blue line fraternity were chosen on Day 2 of the NHL Draft in Dallas on June 23. Former Anaheim Jr. Ducks defenseman and Cypress native Slava Demin and ex-Los Angeles Jr. Kings blueliner and Manhattan Beach product…

Ducks, Kings, Sharks use NHL Draft as time to re-stock for the future

August 3rd, 2018

All three California-based NHL teams ventured to Dallas at the end of June to take part in the 2018 NHL Draft and the Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks all came home feeling satisfied with their selections. The Ducks drafted seven players, the Kings took seven as well and San Jose chose…

China trip all about the experience for Golden Bears

August 1st, 2018

The California Golden Bears went West earlier this offseason. Way West. From April 28-May 5, the Golden Bears played in the Olympic City Cup Beijing World Minor Hockey Invitational Tournament 2018. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE The tournament had two divisions – 2003 and 2005 – and had teams from all around the world. The 2003…

For Jr. Gulls’ Leibl, daytime job and youth hockey go hand in hand

July 26th, 2018

During business hours, Geoff Leibl works to provide for his family. At the rink, Leibl works to provide for his hockey family. Leibl, the president of the San Diego Jr. Gulls, is entering his third season in that role and has also coached numerous youth teams in the association. Previously, he was a coach and…

BCHL’s Wenatchee Wild tastes great success in ’17-18, boosted by California natives

July 13th, 2018

Slava Demin said “it is pretty crazy to think that half of our team is from California, which is considered a small hockey market.” Demin, a Cypress native, is one of nine California natives on the Wenatchee Wild’s roster this season. The Wild rolled to the British Columbia Hockey League’s (BCHL) Fred Page Cup championship…

Saddleback College returns to WCRHL, wins national title

June 27th, 2018

Twelve teams from the Western Collegiate Roller Hockey League (WCRHL) competed at the 2018 National Collegiate Roller Hockey Association (NCRHA) national championship tournament April 11-15 in Fargo, N.D. The Junior College Division championship game turned out to be an all-California matchup as Saddleback College edged West Valley College, last year’s national champion, 3-2, in comeback…