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OneHockey comes ‘home’ for four holiday extravaganzas

February 6th, 2018

It was 14 years in the making, but the No. 1-rated hockey tournament group in the industry finally introduced its home state of California to what the highly acclaimed OneHockey Experience is all about during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. It will do so again later this month with a three-day Presidents Day festival. READ OUR…

Anaheim Ducks providing special hockey to special players

January 30th, 2018

When the Anaheim Ducks Top Flight Special Hockey team took the ice on Dec. 16, it took its first huge step as a program by facing off against members of the varsity and junior varsity Orange Lutheran Lancers hockey team. For the first time in program history, the Top Flight team played in an actual…

Jr. Kings’ Pee Wee 05 Majors ready for Quebec tournament

January 23rd, 2018

For a select few and fortunate Pee Wee teams from around the globe, February marks a signature event on the hockey calendar and, once again, the Los Angeles Jr. Kings will be represented. Now in its 59th year, the fabled Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament will welcome the Jr. Kings’ 2005 Major AAA squad for…

Jr. Ducks’ Pee Wees make themselves at home in great outdoors

January 22nd, 2018

The great outdoors agrees with the Anaheim Jr. Ducks’ Pee Wee AA1 team. The Jr. Ducks went 5-0 to win the 12U AA division at the Del Mar Outdoor Tournament Series in December. READ OUR JANUARY 2018 ISSUE The 2005 birth year team rallied to defeat Orange County Hockey Club 2-1 in the championship game….

Culturama ranks OneHockey top-five North American event

January 3rd, 2018

For the players, parents and fans who’ve reveled in the OneHockey Experience since 2003, it’s easy for them to understand why it’s considered the world leader of the hockey tournament industry. When it comes to overall organization, on-ice competition and in-game entertainment, OneHockey undeniably has no equal. Now a burgeoning sports media company has come…

Jr. Ducks’ 16U AAA team making tracks to top of CAHA, Tier 1 Elite League

December 21st, 2017

Championships aren’t won in December, but the Anaheim Jr. Ducks’ 16U AAA team has put itself squarely on the national radar with a start that didn’t include a regulation loss in nearly 30 games. The Jr. Ducks soared to the top ranking by myhockeyrankings.com in early December with just two losses – one in overtime…

THE RINKS-Poway ICE celebrates grand re-opening to rave reviews

December 20th, 2017

The San Diego Gulls and the Anaheim Ducks introduced a familiar facility with a brand-new name as on Sept. 1, the Ducks announced the addition of THE RINKS-Poway ICE to the association’s development program. Formerly known as Poway Ice Arena, Poway ICE is the official practice facility of the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Gulls and…

Jr. Sharks’ strength and conditioning program molds the complete athlete

December 19th, 2017

The San Jose Jr. Sharks have a staff of five trainers that oversee and work with all the program’s players on a full-time basis. Head strength coach Jay Thomas has been working with the Jr. Sharks for nearly 10 years and has seen his job evolve with the times. In fact, a personal injury of…

Cunningham named new Jr. Reign Carlsbad program director

December 19th, 2017

Every once in a while, the stars align just right in life. For Matt Cunningham, it happened when his wife landed a good job in the San Diego suburb of Carlsbad and less than a year later, he was hired to run the Ontario Jr. Reign’s program there. READ OUR DECEMBER 2017 ISSUE The manager…

Jr. Kings celebrate pair of NHL Youth Cup championships

December 18th, 2017

It might still be in its infancy, but the NHL Youth Cup tournament has wasted little time solidifying its footing on the national stage. What started five years ago as an eight-organization, eastern-based event has since evolved into a nationwide festival with a number NHL-affiliated youth hockey programs competing against each other at the Squirt…