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Groll, Johnson guide U.S. to Five Nations championship

October 6th, 2017

Californians Josh Groll and Ryan Johnson proved the international stage wasn’t too big in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The duo, who is playing for the Anaheim Jr. Ducks 16U AAA team this season, helped Team USA win the U17 Five Nations Tournament for the sixth time in seven years during the last week in August. The…

Golden Bears’ Garcia uses program to blaze path to Boston prep school

October 5th, 2017

Aidan Garcia was a standout with the California Golden Bears for seven seasons. As a 14U AA player, he was a star on the Bears state championship team and invited to the Pacific District Select Camp. For the Bears organization, he was also a trailblazer. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Last season, the club began an…

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…

OneHockey arrives in California with four holiday events

October 3rd, 2017

It’s taken 14 years, but the hockey tournament industry’s undisputed international leader is finally going to introduce its home state of California to what the highly-acclaimed OneHockey experience is all about. OneHockey CEO Sebastien Fortier, a Laguna Hills resident, is excited to announce that OneHockey will bring four OneHockey holiday weekend spectaculars to the Golden…

San Jose hosts successful USA Hockey AAA Development Camp

September 29th, 2017

Traditionally, Labor Day Weekend is the jumping-off point for the upcoming hockey season and this year, Solar4America Ice in San Jose hosted a USA Hockey AAA Development Camp for select 14U and 15U youth teams. Hockey season is indeed here. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE At the 2002 birth year, the LA Jr. Kings, San Jose…

California products pick up medals at summertime Maccabi Games

September 28th, 2017

A handful of Southern California players represented the United States this summer in Israel at the 20th Maccabi Games. Players from the state made rosters on the Open and Junior teams. The Junior team came home with gold, while the Open squad captured silver and a third team in the Masters division, claimed bronze. READ…

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…

Doty aims to strengthen, condition Golden Bears, both on, off the ice

September 5th, 2017

The California Golden Bears have taken their off-ice training to the next level under the guidance and leadership of strength and conditioning coach Eddie Doty. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE The Bears recruited Doty a year ago based on his stellar reputation as a personal fitness and strength coach. He holds numerous certifications, including those with…

THE RINKS offering up beginner programs for adult players

August 3rd, 2017

The continued success of the Anaheim Ducks has fueled not only Orange County residents’ hockey fandom, but their desire to play themselves. While beginner programs are typically aimed towards children, adults are discovering there is a whole world of hockey programs available for them. Just like kids, adults can learn the basics of skating and…