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Moy, Pruden find way back to San Diego coaching with Jr. Gulls

February 19th, 2019

The journey started 40 years ago for Greg Pruden and Randy Moy. Moy picked up Pruden at the airport when he arrived to play hockey for U.S. International University and Moy was an assistant coach there. At that time, USIU was an NCAA Division I hockey program and Pruden, an Edmonton native, wound up playing…

Great Park ICE & FivePoint Arena opens to rave reviews

January 31st, 2019

The buzz of getting exciting hockey has been brewing around the city of Irvine and soon, that buzz will be turning into reality. After waiting 687 days since construction began, the community was finally offered its first sneak peek into the gorgeous Great Park ICE & FivePoint Arena when it hosted the NHL Youth Cup…

Former Jr. Kings forward Krause’s next move: NCAA D-I Dartmouth

January 31st, 2019

Perpetual motion is one of the keys to Alexander Krause’s game. “I don’t stop moving my feet,” the longtime L.A. Jr. Kings standout said. “I’ve figured out that I have to always be moving, staying on pucks constantly.” The 6-foot forward’s next move will be to NCAA Division I Dartmouth College (ECAC Hockey) in the…

Jr. Ducks teams capture quartet of NHL Youth Cup championships

January 28th, 2019

The Anaheim Jr. Ducks’ NHL Youth Cup overfloweth. Four birth year teams out of six won NHL Youth Cup West championships during the first weekend in January. Two of the four won them at the brand-new Great Park ICE & Five Point Arena in Irvine. “It was our first tournament at the new building,” Great…

Jr. Sharks advance Peterson to NCAA, Braslavski to NAHL

January 25th, 2019

The San Jose Jr. Sharks continue to prove that the organization is not only big on team success, but on developing players to be ready to hone their skills at higher levels. Two recent examples are Devin Cooley (University of Denver) and Zak Galambos (Minnesota State University) playing for top-five NCAA Division I schools. The…

Kings, ASEC seal partnership with Pickwick Ice

January 22nd, 2019

The Los Angeles Kings made yet another commitment to nurturing the continued growth and success of the local amateur hockey scene recently – this time turning their attention towards Burbank. The two-time Stanley Cup champions, along with American Sports Entertainment Company (ASEC), announced last month the acquisition of Pickwick Ice facility operations and a long-term…

Ringing in the New Year with a decade of THE RINKS hockey

December 27th, 2018

The year 2019 promises to be an exciting year for Southern California hockey. With Great Park ICE & Five Point Arena opening its doors on Jan. 4, THE RINKS will consist of nine local hockey and skating facilities throughout Southern California, including five other ice rinks (The Rinks-Anaheim ICE, The Rinks-Lakewood ICE, The Rinks-Westminster ICE,…

‘Match Game’ already paying dividends for Jr. Kings, Lions families

December 24th, 2018

With the Los Angeles Jr. Kings’ and LA Lions’ “Match Game: The Play for Sixty K” fundraising challenge hitting the home stretch – the clubs were only $17,160 away from reaching their end-of-the-year goal as the calendar turned to December – the organizations have wasted zero time moving a good chunk of the money already…

Jr. Sharks’ 10U B team finds success at Silver Sticks playing on home ice

December 21st, 2018

Last month, the San Jose Jr. Sharks’ 10U B team played on home ice at the Pacific Regional Silver Stick Championships. And won the regional title at Solar4America Ice at San Jose on Nov. 25 with a 9-0 win over the Vacaville Jets, thus earning the right to play in the International Silver Stick Finals…

Chicago sweep gives Jr. Ducks’ 2006s CCM World Invite championship

December 20th, 2018

The Anaheim Jr. Ducks’ Pee Wee AAA team owned Chicago for a day. The 2006 birth year squad won three consecutive playoff games against teams from the Windy City to win the SuperTacks Division at the CCM World Invite in Chicago on Nov. 4. The tournament included 526 teams, including 24 in the Jr. Ducks’…