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Traditions taking hold at Tahoe Prep Hockey Academy

October 9th, 2018

The new hockey season has barely begun, but it’s already obvious to everyone at Tahoe Prep Hockey Academy that things are different on the mountainside campus this year. As Tahoe sets sail on its third year of existence, the academy is finding that traditions are taking hold, camaraderie is prevalent and the student-athletes are forming…

Barnes, Petrie leading the way for California’s new wave of girls hockey stars

October 3rd, 2018

That California would have women make two different U.S. Women’s Select teams is impressive enough. Factor in that these two were selected the captains for USA Hockey’s Under-18 and Under-22 teams tells us that not only is the state producing high-caliber players, but its programs also are helping develop some of the top players in…

San Diego Lady Oilers made up of big smiles, pony tails

October 2nd, 2018

You have to begin somewhere. The San Diego Ice Arena has begun a grassroots program of forming all-girl hockey teams – the Lady Oilers. We have always encouraged girls to play hockey, but the numbers of girl players have started to rise. Historically, SDIA has had a sprinkle of one or two girls on a…

Special needs hockey stars take in Ducks’ Top Flight Program

September 21st, 2018

Back on Aug. 2, members of the Anaheim Ducks staff, THE RINKS, Fox Sports and the Albert Pujols Foundation came together to offer Southern California’s special needs community a unique introduction to the Anaheim Ducks’ Top Flight Program at The Rinks-Anaheim ICE. The program which encompasses street hockey, ice hockey and Learn to Skate classes,…

Gates, Moy, Smigliani helping to grow Jr. Gulls girls hockey

September 18th, 2018

Girls hockey is growing at a rapid pace all across the country, and that growth has never been more evident in San Diego and with the Jr. Gulls youth program. Keely Moy, a local product who now plays NCAA Division I hockey at Harvard University, has helped with the boom in San Diego and along…

Taking Liberties With… Scooter Vaughan

September 6th, 2018

SCOOTER VAUGHAN Position: Defenseman, Chicago Wolves (AHL) Hometown: Placentia Last Amateur Team: University of Michigan (NCAA D-I) Youth Teams: In-house in Anaheim, California Wave READ OUR LATEST ISSUE California Rubber: You recently received the AHL Man of the Year Award for your charitable work and community involvement. Where does that rank among your many career…

Golden Knights rock the NHL with first-year success, journey to Stanley Cup Final

August 27th, 2018

All the Vegas Golden Knights had a year ago was a pseudo-roster of players and prospects. A year later and the team is one of the hottest commodities in the NHL after cruising through the regular season and into the Stanley Cup Final, where the Cinderella ride ended watching Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals…