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From the Trainer’s Room: Preventing groin injuries in hockey

March 22nd, 2023

A successful hockey season filled with wins, goals, assists and enjoyment can be easily derailed with a groin strain. The groin musculature or adductor group is located on the inside of the thigh and brings the thigh back into the midline of the body. This is an important group of muscles during skating as they…

Golden State Elite, Tahoe Prep alum, South Lake Tahoe native Dill selected MASCAC Rookie of Year

March 21st, 2023

The MASCAC has announced that Salem State freshman forward Zach Dill is the MASCAC Rookie of the Year. The South Lake Tahoe native found the back of the net 13 times while assisting on 17 others for 30 points. He had five power-play goals, two game-winning goals, and registered a hat trick during the 2022-23…

Jr. Reign, St. John Bosco alum Croteau collects weekly USHL honors

March 21st, 2023

The USHL has announced that Waterloo Black Hawks goalie Emmett Croteau is the USHL Goaltender of the Week. Last week, the Bonnyville, Alta., native played two games, went 2-0-0 with 79 saves on 82 shots for a 1.44 GAA and a .963 save percentage. The NCAA Division I Clarkson commit and Montreal Canadiens prospect posted…

San Jose native, Jr. Sharks alum McKown signs NHL deal with Blue Jackets

March 21st, 2023

Colorado College junior forward Hunter McKown has agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract with the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets beginning this season. McKown will forego his senior season with the Tigers in inking the contract. “I am so proud of Hunter and all he has been able to accomplish as a Tiger,” said…

La Habra native, Jr. Ducks alum Harguindeguy tabbed MIAC Rookie of the Year

March 19th, 2023

The MIAC has announced that Concordia’s Joe Harguindeguy is the MIAC Rookie of the Year for the 2022-23 season. The first-year forward had 15 points in as many games for the Cobbers and registered four multiple-point games in his debut season. In California, the La Habra native played for the Anaheim Jr. Ducks. Photo/Concordia Athletics…

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March 16th, 2023

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From the Trainer’s Room: Simple to complex – Building a program from the ground up

March 15th, 2023

When building a sports performance program, rehab protocol, or even a sports practice, there has to be a start and finish. Where does it start? How does it progress? What are the goals? These are only a few questions that need to be answered when establishing proper protocols. Compete Sports Performance and Rehab has always…

Jr. Kings, GSE alum, Cerritos product Panwar earns weekly OHL award

March 13th, 2023

For the second time this season, Sahil Panwar of the Hamilton Bulldogs is the OHL Player of the Week, recording three goals, four assists and seven points in three games along with a plus-minus rating of plus-4. Helping guide the Bulldogs to a 3-0 showing last week, the overage forward got things started with an…

San Jose native, Jr. Sharks alum Scott picks up weekly NAHL accolades

March 13th, 2023

The NAHL has announced that North Iowa Bulls forward Max Scott is the Central Division Star of the Week. Scott, 20, helped his team stay hot and in playoff position with a weekend road sweep in Minot of the Minotauros. The San Jose native totaled seven points in the two wins, which included two goals…

Giving back to game of hockey top priority for California youth hockey alum, Oceanside native Gates

March 13th, 2023

Jack Gates grew up in the San Diego area and developed his game at the youth and junior level where he was able to play NCAA Division I hockey for Colorado College. Since graduating in 2021, the Oceanside native has continued to give back to the game that gave him so much with Triumph Together,…

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