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From the Trainer’s Room: Importance of hip mobility

September 20th, 2023

The biggest and most powerful joint in the body is the hip joint. The hip joints not only generate the majority of power in athletic movements, but also are the center of all points of connection and load for the body’s muscle groups. Therefore, when the hip joint becomes compromised in any way, it affects…

Jr. Reign ‘family’ out to make impact in USPHL Premier for ’23-24 season

September 18th, 2023

Ontario Jr. Reign coach-GM Jeremy Blumes gets it. He understands that junior hockey is all about development and improvement for the players. If the players buy in to what the coaching staff teaches, then everything else will take care of itself. “Our organization’s objective is player development, both on and off the ice,” said Blumes….

USPHL Premier 2023-24 Division Preview Series: Pacific Division

September 17th, 2023

The USPHL Pacific Division has settled in very well to the Premier Conference, and will now enter its fourth campaign. For the first time last year, the Las Vegas Thunderbirds powered their way into the USPHL Nationals following two prior trips by division representatives the Fresno Monsters.  There’s every indication that it could be even…

California youth hockey grad, Pleasanton native Brugaletta earns weekly NA3HL honors

September 15th, 2023

The NA3HL has announced that Texas Roadrunners forward JT Brugaletta is the South Star of the Week. Brugaletta, 19, had a big weekend as the RoadRunners opened the season with a weekend sweep of the Austin Ice Bats. The Pleasanton native had four points in the two wins, which included three goals and an assist….

2023-24 EHL, EHLP Season Preview

September 14th, 2023

The long, scorching summer is finally coming to a close, which means hockey season is fast approaching. Starting on Sept. 14, the Eastern Hockey League and its Premier Division will begin the 2023-24 campaign, marking the league’s 11th season of operation. With 39 teams in the mix, there are plenty of storylines to watch out…

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September 14th, 2023

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Fifteen teams claim championships at IE Sun and Surf Labor Day Tournament

September 11th, 2023

The Inland Empire Tournament Series kicked off the 2023-24 season Sept. 1-4 with 70 teams competing at the Sun and Surf Labor Day Tournament at Ontario Center Ice. A total of 15 teams brought home championship banners at the conclusion of the exciting weekend. 8U AChampion: Goldrush A1Runner-up: Anaheim Jr. Ducks AThe Goldrush team brought…

From the Trainer’s Room: Three key areas to increase performance during the school year

September 7th, 2023

As athletes begin the school year, a very hectic schedule begins to build. As the school year unfolds and homework loads, along with activities and sports practices beginning to increase, it is easy for an athlete to get caught up in the craziness of the year. This leads to less sleep, less hydration, and greater…

Fairfield native, Jr. Kings, GSE alum Kevan commits to NCAA Division I Arizona State

September 7th, 2023

Ben Kevan, a 2023 USHL Phase I draft pick of the Des Moines Buccaneers, has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey at Arizona State University. Kevan is a 2007-born forward and native of Fairfield. Last season with the Los Angeles Jr. Kings’ 15U AAA team, Kevan tallied 58 goals and 105 points over 71…

From the Trainer’s Room: Groin injuries in hockey

August 30th, 2023

Groin strains are common injuries in the game of ice hockey. Previous reports in the NHL have shown than up to 10 percent of all injuries sustained have been due to strains of the groin or adductor muscle group. In today’s NHL, it is a little tougher to note since these injuries are now classified…

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