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Jr. Ducks Pee Wees make the most of their two weeks in Quebec

March 21st, 2018

The Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament was more than three games for the Anaheim Jr. Ducks. While the 2005 Jr. Ducks fared well in their tournament games, going 2-1 in the Pee Wee AAA Division with only a 2-0 loss to the Buffalo Jr. Sabres, the experience was so much more last month. READ OUR…

Jr. Kings run the table, win seven Tier I state titles

March 20th, 2018

For the Los Angeles Jr. Kings, winning all four California Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) Tier I state championships at the 18U, 16U, 15U and 14U AAA levels over the first weekend of February marked a crowning achievement in itself. Running the table again a month later in the 13U, 12U and 11U AAA age divisions…

SDIA program on the rise thanks to a unique approach that puts family first

March 9th, 2018

The afternoon of June 30 was about a memorable as they come for members of the tight-knit community that calls San Diego Ice Arena its second home. Just 19 days after the Pittsburgh Penguins had wrapped up a 4-2 series victory over the Nashville Predators in the 2017 Stanley Cup Final, the most unique and…

California events unveil secret behind OneHockey success

March 6th, 2018

You only get one chance to make a memorable first impression, and OneHockey California’s debut last Thanksgiving weekend certainly passed the test. During the first holiday extravaganza in its home state for the world’s No. 1 hockey tournament organizer, 34 West Coast teams descended on the L.A. Kings IceTown rinks in Riverside for their introduction…

OneHockey inviting Western clubs to help make history in Michigan

March 6th, 2018

The numbers are staggering. The logistics astonishing. But what actually might be most remarkable about the Guinness World Records-validated OneHockey Holiday Invite 2018 this December is what inspired the notion of hosting the largest hockey tournament the sport has ever seen. READ OUR FEBRUARY 2018 ISSUE “This idea came to me while I was sleeping…

NXT Level Hockey training making a major impact in SoCal

March 1st, 2018

These days, hockey training tends to run 365 days a year – and NXT Level Hockey is part of that trend. Run out of THE RINKS-Yorba Linda by former junior, college and pro players Mike Bickley and Brady Horn, NXT Level Hockey is now in its eighth year of operation. READ OUR FEBRUARY 2018 ISSUE…

Bay Area Jr. Seals readying to expand spring program

February 22nd, 2018

Spring hockey is fast approaching in the Bay Area and that means the return of the Bay Area Jr. Seals. New this spring, however, is an expanded Jr. Seals spring program that will see many more area youth hockey players get the opportunity to suit up and keep enjoying the game of hockey. READ OUR…

Jr. Kings skate to four Tier I state championships

February 20th, 2018

The Los Angeles Jr. Kings had high expectations heading into the first wave of this year’s California Amateur Hockey Association Tier I State Championships, and they didn’t disappoint. In sweeping fashion, the organization’s 18U AAA, 16U AAA, 15U AAA and Bantam AAA Major teams all celebrated titles in their respective divisions at the event, which…

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…