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Jr. Sharks continue to be total package of player development, team success

July 30th, 2020

The San Jose Jr. Sharks were set to send two teams to various USA Hockey national tournaments in March and April before the COVID-19 crisis put a halt to hockey not only in the United States, but across the world. Did the Jr. Sharks sulk and sit back? Far from it. Truth be told, the…

After stellar WHL season, Wolf chosen California Rubber Junior Player of the Year

July 20th, 2020

Dustin Wolf is coming. If not next season, then for sure in 2021. Pro hockey, you’ve been warned. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE That is about all that’s left for the 2001 birth year, who was unquestionably the top junior goaltender in North America during the 2019-20 season, and as such, he is the pick as…

Bowkus monumental helping shape California’s youth hockey landscape

June 24th, 2020

If you’re debating the Mount Rushmore of California youth hockey coaches, you’d be hard-pressed not to include Jack Bowkus on that distinguished shrine of four. A trailblazer who never surrendered his blue-collar approach towards his craft, Bowkus was revered as a respected and trusted leader and mentor thanks to his hard work and brutal honesty…

Jr. Gulls conclude ’19-20 season, look ahead to ’20-21

June 15th, 2020

The San Diego Jr. Gulls organization saw its 2019-20 season end prematurely, with many memories yet to be made that will now have to be the answer to the question, “What if?” That said, the club experienced several outstanding highlights during the season, including the 10U A team skating to an undefeated SCAHA season and…

Barnes, Petrie, Smigliani named California Rubber NCAA Women’s Players of the Year

May 18th, 2020

What do you value? Offense? Defense? Both? California Rubber Magazine’s NCAA Women’s Players of the Year address all of that and more. That three players turned in such dominant performances that it was nearly impossible to distinguish between them speaks to the growth and depth of the girls game in California. Here’s why Boston College…

Khodorenko, Slaker tabbed California Rubber NCAA Men’s Players of the Year

May 14th, 2020

It’s not essential to have the Big 10 Network if you like keeping track of top hockey talent from California, but during the 2019-20 season, it sure helped. Five of the players on California Rubber Magazine’s annual All-California NCAA Men’s Team played in the league, including co-players of the year Patrick Khodorenko of Michigan State…

THE RINKS, Great Park Ice introduce ‘Hockey at Home’ program

May 8th, 2020

It’s been said that home is where the heart is, and with the unique times the world is currently living through, home is also where people are spending most of their days. However, just because rinks have been temporarily replaced by living rooms and ice and sport courts have been replaced by hardwood floors and…