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Nine teams collect championship banners at IE Fall Classic event Thanksgiving weekend

November 30th, 2022

The Inland Empire Tournament Series, created and hosted by the Jr. Reign, continued its 2022-23 season Nov. 25-27 with the Fall Classic at Icetown Carlsbad, Icetown Riverside, Ontario Center Ice, and Toyota Arena. A total of nine teams brought home championship banners at the conclusion of the thrilling Thanksgiving weekend. 8U Acorn South Champion: San…

USA Hockey surpasses 100,000 players at 8U level with San Jose native the milestone player for 2022-23

November 9th, 2022

USA Hockey announced today that it has surpassed 100,000 players in its 8-and-under age category for the 12th time since the 2010-11 season. “While the pandemic certainly played a role for a time in pausing the momentum that had been established in growing our game, it’s great to see our 8U participation get to 100,000…

Inland Empire Tournament Series kicks off ’22-23 season with 14 winners at Sun & Surf Labor Day Tournament

September 21st, 2022

The Inland Empire Tournament Series, created and hosted by the Jr. Reign, kicked off its 2022-23 season Sept. 2-5 with the Sun & Surf Labor Day Tournament at Icetown Carlsbad, Icetown Riverside, Ontario Center Ice and Toyota Arena. A total of 14 teams brought home championship banners at the conclusion of the thrilling weekend. 8U…

New video program helping make memories for young California puck stars

September 20th, 2022

As the game of hockey continues to grow in California, so, too, does programs and businesses that aim to help with that growth. Recently, SportsKast came on to the market, something its president and founder Pat Wilde calls “the most exciting product for athletes that has ever been offered.” “It’s the most spectacular sports product…

Former Jr. Ducks star Hong stays true to process, lands NCAA D-I Minnesota State commitment

July 11th, 2022

One need not remind James Hong that hockey is a process. The late 2004 birth year and former Anaheim Jr. Ducks standout has used an indomitable work ethic and a laser-like focus on what’s in front of him to reach one of his goals – an NCAA Division I hockey commitment. Hong’s recent announcement that…

OHL’s Firebirds select Jr. Ice Dogs’ Zozulia in 2022 CHL Import Draft

July 5th, 2022

With the 50th overall selection in the 2022 CHL Import Draft, the OHL’s Flint Firebirds selected forward Nikita Zozulia out of Kyiv, Ukraine. “We are very excited to welcome Nikita to the Firebirds organization,” Flint coach-GM Ted Dent said. “He has good high-end skill and a physical edge to him that he’s shown in North…

Biggest IE Tournament Series event of ’21-22 sees 14 teams win titles at Memorial Day Showdown

June 22nd, 2022

The Inland Empire Tournament Series, created and hosted by the Jr. Reign, presented its Memorial Day Showdown May 27-30 at Center Ice Arena and Icetown Carlsbad, with 14 teams crowned division champions. This was the largest Inland Empire Tournament Series event of the 2021-22 season. 8U A Champs: NXT LEVEL Runner-up: SoCal Nordiques NXT LEVEL…

Anaheim native, Jr. Ducks veteran Isenberg set to join BCHL’s Centennials for 2022-23 season

June 8th, 2022

The BCHL’s Merritt Centennials have announced that defenseman Kyle Isenberg has committed to the team for the 2022-23 season. Isenberg, a native of Anaheim, has spent his whole hockey playing career thus far with the Anaheim Jr. Ducks program, serving as captain of the Jr. Ducks’ 18U AAA team in 2021-22. Isenberg is already committed…

Newport Beach native, longtime Jr. Ducks goalie Comeau signs to play ’22-23 with MJHL’s Flyers

June 8th, 2022

The Winkler Flyers of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League have announced that the club has signed goaltender Aidan Comeau. Comeau, a native of Newport Beach, spent the 2021-22 season playing for the Anaheim Jr. Ducks’ 18U AAA team. In 23 games, he recorded a .920 save percentage and 2.60 goals-against average. He also played seven…

IE Tournament Series’ Spring Breakaway finds six champions crowned over Easter Weekend

April 26th, 2022

The Inland Empire Tournament Series, created and hosted by the Jr. Reign, presented its Spring Breakaway April 15-17 at Center Ice Arena and Icetown Carlsbad, with six teams crowned division champions. Of the half-dozen championship games, five were decided by three or fewer goals. 8U B Champs: Jr. Reign White Runner-up: Jr. Reign Black In…

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