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Former Jr. King, SDIA Oiler Buium decides on NCAA D-I Denver

February 25th, 2020

Shai Buium and his current coach, Rich Metro, faced an interesting decision about the defenseman’s destination this season. On the one hand, the 2003 birth year could have made Shattuck-St. Mary’s prep team, but would that have been in his best interest? READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “He could have gone up, but by staying at…

Annual CAHA Adult Hockey State Championships making way to Solar4America Ice in April

February 24th, 2020

Each spring, the CAHA Adult Hockey State Championships are decided in San Jose at Solar4America Ice at San Jose. The games are highly competitive and continue to showcase the growth of hockey, not only in Northern California overall, but at the adult level. This year, the event is scheduled to be held April 24-26. READ…

Jr. Kings continue to emphasize goaltender development

January 29th, 2020

With Los Angeles Jr. Kings alumni continuing to dot the rosters of junior, college and professional teams across North America, goaltenders have been stealing a lot of the headlines lately. Look no further than Dustin Wolf, who helped backstop the Jr. Kings’ 16U AAA team to a Pacific District championship and a berth to the…

Gibsons continuing to expand impact on SoCal hockey

January 28th, 2020

It started with a conversation a few years ago when John and Alexa Gibson, looking to get involved in the local community, wanted to find a way to use hockey as a means of giving back. Last year, they teamed up with San Diego Ducks Sled Hockey, hosting two suite nights for the team as…

Jr. Ducks teams taste success at recent NHL Youth Cup tournaments

January 23rd, 2020

The NHL Youth Cup agrees with the Anaheim Jr. Ducks. All five Jr. Ducks teams finished with winning records at the West weekend on Jan. 2-5, and the 2010 and 2005 birth years won their respective divisions. The NHL Youth Cup provides NHL-affiliated AAA youth hockey clubs an opportunity to play a weekend series of…

Jr. Sharks’ Pee Wee AAA team heading to prestigious international tournament next month in Quebec

January 22nd, 2020

The Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament is the most prestigious minor hockey tournament in the world. And the San Jose Jr. Sharks will have their 12U AAA team representing the organization at the event that boasts 120 teams from across the globe and runs from Feb. 12-23. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Playing in the AA…

San Diego Ice Arena placing heavy focus on supporting military members, families

January 9th, 2020

If you have ever seen the movie “Top Gun,” or you’re looking forward to the sequel coming in 2020, you know that San Diego is a military town. With bases representing nearly all branches of the United States Armed Forces spread out throughout San Diego County, it is one of the area’s biggest industries and…

Host Jr. Kings impress at 12U AAA Thanksgiving event

December 27th, 2019

Outside of the odd national tournament, it isn’t easy attracting a group of elite-level hockey teams from across North America to play in Southern California. But, over Thanksgiving Weekend, the Los Angeles Jr. Kings’ 12U AAA 2007 squad did just that, welcoming six highly-regarded programs – including three from Canada and one each from Alaska…

‘Tis the season to get ready for THE RINKS’ winter camps

December 26th, 2019

Winters in Southern California are not your typical wintery wonderland as children play and have snowball fights and schools are out for a snow day. Instead, Christmas lights are wrapped around palm trees, Christmas music is on the radios of beachgoers, and the chillingly cold 60-degree weather makes some people put on a light jacket….

Cypress native, former Jr. Kings standout Minnehan commits to NCAA D-I Arizona State

December 10th, 2019

Former Los Angeles Jr. Kings forward Danny Minnehan has announced his commitment to attend and play his NCAA Division I hockey at Arizona State University following his junior career. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Minnehan, a Cypress native, has six goals and six assists for 12 points in nine games this season with the Atlantic Youth…