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USHL, WHL draft success continues for Jr. Kings

June 13th, 2018

As one of the premier youth hockey organizations in all of North America, the Los Angeles Jr. Kings regularly attract scouting attention from elite junior leagues. This past season was no exception. Eighteen players with ties to the organization were selected in this year’s United States Hockey League (USHL) Draft and Western Hockey League (WHL)…

Great Park ICE, Five Points Arena opening this November

June 6th, 2018

“If you build it, they will come!” With hockey in Southern California bursting at the seams, the sport faces one problem hindering its growth – there is not enough ice to keep up with the demand. “What’s limiting the participation in all of our (hockey) programs that we have is availability of ice time,” said…

Inaugural SoCal Elite Goalie Camp a huge success

June 4th, 2018

Southern California’s Goalie Stars LLC and Puck Warriors Goaltending from Oshawa, Ont., joined forces for their first annual 2018 SoCal Elite Goalie Camp last month. Goalie Camp director and Goalie Stars head instructor Corrie Woolcott partnered with Steve Schut, the owner and head of development for Puck Warriors Goaltending, to a run a high-performance, well-organized…

Heat up your training with THE RINKS 2018 summer camps

April 30th, 2018

As youth travel leagues begin to wrap up the 2017-18 season, now is the perfect time to start planning how you are going to prepare for next season. While the summer months have usually been reserved for days at the beach, family vacations, or bonfires at night, hockey players know that the summer offseason is…

Jr. Ducks boys, Jr. Sharks girls have amazing runs at USA Hockey Youth Nationals

April 29th, 2018

Several California and Nevada youth teams at both the boys and girls levels competed at last month’s USA Hockey Youth Nationals at various sites across the country. The LA Lions were dominant in capturing the Women’s C national championship. More on that incredible run HERE. READ OUR APRIL 2018 ISSUE Boys roundup: Jr. Ducks’ 16U…

Opportunities abound for Jr. Kings’ 18U AAA hopefuls

April 28th, 2018

What’s the rush? With a seemingly endless number of developmental options facing young hockey players these days, those within the Los Angeles Jr. Kings organization are emphasizing to families across Southern California that perhaps the most sensible – specifically at the Midget 18U level – is right in their own backyard. READ OUR APRIL 2018…

OneHockey hosting All-American tournaments this summer

April 15th, 2018

Summertime in Southern California, where the living is easy and OneHockey is rocking. The world’s recognized No. 1 hockey tournament group will be celebrating both Memorial Day and Fourth of July weekends this year by hosting two spectacular five-game-guaranteed events in its home state. With the abundance of summer fun activities away from the rink…

Ducks’ ‘Learn to Play’ program hits milestone with 10,000 participants

March 30th, 2018

When Anaheim Ducks owners Henry and Susan Samueli bought the Anaheim Ducks back in 2005, not only did they want to bring a Stanley Cup to Anaheim, they also wanted to establish the then-Mighty Ducks of Anaheim as a staple in the Orange County community. Thirteen years later, the Ducks have a Stanley Cup victory,…

Spring, summer at Ice Center of Cupertino has something for everyone

March 27th, 2018

Spring is coming – and quickly – to the Ice Center of Cupertino. The sixth annual spring/summer hockey program kicks off April 16 with the start of the S3 Clinics. Other spring/summer events through Aug. 1 include high-intensity training, pre-tryout camp, Memorial Day Weekend tournament teams and the high school/Midget skate. READ OUR MARCH 2018…

Lady Ducks advance five to USA Hockey Youth Nationals

March 22nd, 2018

Girl power is alive and well in California. The Golden State captured all six Pacific District AAA and AA spots – five by the Anaheim Lady Ducks – to qualify for the USA Hockey Youth Nationals back on March 8-11 at Solar4America Ice at San Jose. READ OUR MARCH 2018 ISSUE The five Nationals qualifiers…