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China trip all about the experience for Golden Bears

August 1st, 2018

The California Golden Bears went West earlier this offseason. Way West. From April 28-May 5, the Golden Bears played in the Olympic City Cup Beijing World Minor Hockey Invitational Tournament 2018. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE The tournament had two divisions – 2003 and 2005 – and had teams from all around the world. The 2003…

Jr. Sharks’ Janda adds to duties with CAHA, NorCal roles

July 30th, 2018

Mike Janda is already the San Jose Jr. Sharks’ director of coaches and player development and the club’s 16U AAA coach, but when you have the passion to be involved in the game, that isn’t enough. Janda will be taking on additional roles next season as coach-in-chief for the California Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) and…

For Jr. Gulls’ Leibl, daytime job and youth hockey go hand in hand

July 26th, 2018

During business hours, Geoff Leibl works to provide for his family. At the rink, Leibl works to provide for his hockey family. Leibl, the president of the San Diego Jr. Gulls, is entering his third season in that role and has also coached numerous youth teams in the association. Previously, he was a coach and…

Driscoll Skating & Skills coming to El Segundo, Lakewood this July

June 29th, 2018

The Los Angeles Jr. Kings and Driscoll Skating & Skills are forming a partnership this summer that will prove to be a win-win situation for all involved. Driscoll Skating & Skills will conduct a two-week power skating-centric skills program in July at Toyota Sports Center (El Segundo) and THE RINKS-Lakewood ICE (Lakewood). The power skating…

OneHockey attempts to rewrite Guinness World Record Book for largest youth tournament this December

June 21st, 2018

The numbers are staggering. The logistics astonishing. But what actually might be most remarkable about the Guinness World Records-recognized OneHockey Holiday Invite 2018 this December is what inspired the impulse to host the largest hockey tournament the sport has ever seen. “This idea came to me while I was sleeping – it’s a true story,”…

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…