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OneHockey tournaments going full steam ahead, with safety the No. 1 priority

November 23rd, 2020

Ask most hockey folks what the top overall tournament program is, and most will answer “OneHockey.” Known as a group that takes tournaments to the next level with a unique setup, and balancing brackets to put competitiveness at the forefront, OneHockey continues to grow not only in California, but across the country with USA Hockey-sanctioned…

From the Trainer’s Room: Keeping fit during the pandemic

November 23rd, 2020

The pandemic has affected youth sports and the activity levels like never seen before. State regulations allow for “training” with restrictions, though many teams continue to practice and play games out of state. While some are trying to maintain some sort of normalcy, others are more limited, not having access to certain club or high…

New California-based hockey company making sticks that won’t empty wallets

November 3rd, 2020

Even in a pandemic, Infamous Hockey was able to come to fruition. After the journey began in 2019, Infamous Hockey was officially founded this year in California, giving youth hockey sticks a louder voice, per se, as the game of hockey slowly gets back to normalcy. “It was apparent at the time (in 2019) that…

From the Trainer’s Room: Have a case of lace bite? Here’s how to treat the condition

October 16th, 2020

Lace bite can be a debilitating condition affecting both hockey players and figure skaters. The condition is an irritation in the front of the ankle that can affect the skin and tendons. The cause of lace bite is pressure placed on the anterior ankle from either the skate laces or the tongue of the boot….

From the Trainer’s Room: Dealing with knee MCL injuries in hockey

September 29th, 2020

The medial collateral ligament in the knee or MCL was the second most common injury in NCAA hockey in 2013 as stated by Grant, Bedi, Kurz, Bancroft & Miller. The study showed that only concussions had a higher injury rate in male collegiate players. The MCL is one of four ligaments in the knee and…

PUCK HCKY a one-stop shop for hockey fashion

September 23rd, 2020

PUCK HCKY is “the coolest hockey-fashion brand on earth,” according to CEO Matt Marini. “Kidding, but not really,” he added. Based in Royal Oak, Mich., about 10 minutes north of Detroit, PUCK HCKY started in 2015 when Marini decided that the hockey world needed a “cool” fashion brand and his partner, PUCK HCKY president Amy…

Taking Liberties With… Valencia native, Jr. Ducks, Jr. Kings alum Ethan Wolthers

September 1st, 2020

ETHAN WOLTHERS Position: Forward, Wenatchee Wild (BCHL) Hometown: Valencia California Youth Teams: Anaheim Jr. Ducks, LA Jr. Kings, West Ranch High School Age: 19 California Rubber: What’s your favorite hockey memory growing up? Ethan Wolthers: My favorite hockey memory growing up was being able to play in the Quebec Pee Wee tournament. Playing in that…

From the Trainer’s Room: Limiting injuries when returning to organized sports

August 30th, 2020

After spending time away from organized activities, there will be an understood eagerness to quickly return to previous levels of practice and competition. That being said, young athletes and performers are best protected by realizing that starting with too many or too intense of practices, too, can be a recipe for bone and soft tissue…

From the Trainer’s Room: Differences between training for roller hockey vs. ice hockey

June 2nd, 2020

Roller hockey can seem very similar to ice hockey at times but can also seem vastly different. Roller hockey typically has less players on a team than ice and only four skaters on each side during play. One would think less players would mean shorter shifts on the ice, but the opposite is the norm….

Taking Liberties With … Pacific Palisades native, Minnesota State senior captain Nick Rivera

May 26th, 2020

NICK RIVERA Position: Forward/captain, Minnesota State University (WCHA, NCAA D-I) Hometown: Pacific Palisades California youth teams: California Wave, Los Angeles Jr. Kings READ OUR LATEST ISSUE California Rubber: Do you have any favorite memories of your time playing youth hockey in California? Nick Rivera: The whole development part of it was pretty special. At that…