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Las Vegas product Lackas decides on future, commits to NCAA Division III Albertus Magnus

April 10th, 2024

A.J. Lackas, a forward for the New England Wolves, has committed to Albertus Magnus College for the fall of 2024. The ’03 native of Las Vegas just completed his third season with the Wolves at the EHL level. He was an immediate impact player with 28 points in his first year. However, this past year…

California products Connelly, Vachon garner weekly USHL awards

April 10th, 2024

The USHL has announced its players of the week, with two California natives taking home the honors. Tri-City Storm forward Trevor Connelly is the Forward of the Week and Waterloo Black Hawks goalie Calvin Vachon is the Goaltender of the Week. A 2006-born Tustin native and Providence commit, Connelly posted four goals and four assists…

California natives Stefan, Hovsepyan collect weekly honors from NAHL

April 10th, 2024

The NAHL has announced its players of the week, with two California natives taking home the honors. The East Division Star of the Week is Danbury Hat Tricks forward Wyatt Stefan, while the Midwest Division Star of the Week is Anchorage Wolverines forward Arvega Hovsepyan. Stefan totalled six points over three games with Danbury. The…

Stellar goaltending duo leads Vegas Jr. Golden Knights to girls Tier II 14U 1A national title

April 9th, 2024

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — In a game in which they struggled to sustain offense, the Vegas Junior Golden Knights (NV) needed just one big shot to bask in championship glory. Lizabeth Smith broke loose and began the celebration for the Knights. With 10:32 remaining in overtime of the 1A title game, the eighth grade forward dashed…

Eastvale native, SoCal youth hockey grad Barnes earns slew of awards for 2023-24 season

April 6th, 2024

The Hockey Commissioners Association has announced that Ohio State graduate defenseman Cayla Barnes is the National Co-Player of the Month for March. Barnes was a rock on defense for the Buckeyes and also set up the only goal of the NCAA championship final as Ohio State knocked off Wisconsin. She was a key part of…

San Diego native, Oilers, Jr. Kings alum Buium picks up monthly NCHC accolades

April 4th, 2024

Denver freshman defenseman Zeev Buium has been named NCHC Co-Rookie of the Month. Buium continued his stellar rookie season, helping lead the Pioneers to a Frozen Faceoff title and a fifth Frozen Four appearance in eight seasons last month. The projected NHL first-round draft pick led all NCHC rookies with 11 points in 10 games…

Hermosa Beach native, Jr. Kings grad Sholl collects monthly CCHA honors

April 3rd, 2024

Bemidji State junior Mattias Sholl has been named the CCHA Goaltender of the Month. Sholl led all CCHA goalies in goals-against average (1.41) and save percentage (.942), going 4-1-0 in five March starts. He totaled 114 saves in 297:48 minutes of action, recording a league-high two shutouts. He had at least 20 saves in four…

New Long Beach ownership bringing back historic Bombers nickname to USPHL

April 2nd, 2024

Former Long Beach Bombers player Curtis Fisher (2009-11) will join longtime Long Beach hockey supporter Josh Fitzgerald in teaming up as the new ownership of the USPHL Premier’s Long Beach franchise. The former Long Beach Shredders struggled a bit in their time in the USPHL, winning a total of 25 games in three seasons. Rather…

Jr. Sharks grad Celebrini keeps honors rolling, named Hockey East, HCA National Rookie of the Month

April 2nd, 2024

Boston University freshman Macklin Celebrini has been named Hockey East Rookie of the Month and the Hockey Commissioners Association National Rookie of the Month. After helping lead BU to its second straight Frozen Four appearance, Celebrini is now a two-time Hockey East Rookie of the Month in addition to being chosen as the league’s Player…

Santa Clarita native, Jr. Kings product Krivtsov commits to NCAA D-I Stonehill

March 28th, 2024

The NAHL’s Fairbanks Ice Dogs have announced that goalie Tyler Krivtsov has committed to NCAA Division I Stonehill College. Krivtsov, 20, is playing his second season in the NAHL, both with the Ice Dogs organization. The Santa Clarita native joined Fairbanks in the 2021-22 season where he shared the net with now-Augustana netminder Kayden Hargraves….

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