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With berth to 2021 USA Hockey Nationals, Angels’ 19U girls team makes state, club history

April 22nd, 2021

The San Diego Angels made history earlier this month: “Congratulations to these San Diego Angels 19u girls on making it to nationals. This is the first ever girls team from San Diego to make it, and is the first team in club history (boys or girls) to get to nationals. We go to Denver at…

Eastvale native, Boston College captain Barnes named to U.S. National Women’s Team

March 30th, 2021

USA Hockey announced today its 25-player U.S. Women’s National Team that will compete in the 2021 International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship, May 6-16, in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia. Among the 25 is Eastvale native Cayla Barnes, who recently completed her junior season at NCAA Division I Boston College. This past season, Barnes…

Jr. Gulls, Wave, Lady Ducks alum Smigliani tabbed ECAC Player of the Week

February 23rd, 2021

ECAC Hockey announced Monday that Colgate University sophomore forward Sammy Smigliani has been named the conference’s Player of the Week. Smigliani, a La Jolla native, earns her first ECAC Hockey weekly honor of the season, leading the Raiders in scoring this weekend with three points on a goal and two assists. In Sunday’s 5-0 win…

San Diego native Huntley ‘excited to be a part of history’ with NWHL officiating assignment

December 31st, 2020

Jamie Huntley will be part of history with the upcoming NWHL season as the San Diego native will be part of an all-female officiating crew to work the season. It’s an opportunity that Huntley doesn’t take for granted. “USA Hockey and the NWHL have a strong working relationship in developing all aspects of women’s hockey…

Golden State Elite alum, Roseville native Garcia decides on NCAA D-I Penn State

November 15th, 2020

Roseville native Karley Garcia has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for Penn State University. A Golden State Elite graduate, Garcia is currently playing her third season with the North American Hockey Academy in Stowe, Vt. Garcia will begin her career at Penn State, a school in College Hockey America, with the 2021-22 season….

Girls roller hockey growing across all youth divisions in California

August 12th, 2020

Youth roller hockey has long been a coed sport but a recent uptick in participation numbers by girls has prompted the creation of multiple gender specific divisions for female participants. For instance, the North American Roller Hockey Championship Series (NARCh) has created a separate Girls Division apart from its traditional Women’s Division. Perhaps not surprisingly,…

Barnes, Petrie, Smigliani named California Rubber NCAA Women’s Players of the Year

May 18th, 2020

What do you value? Offense? Defense? Both? California Rubber Magazine’s NCAA Women’s Players of the Year address all of that and more. That three players turned in such dominant performances that it was nearly impossible to distinguish between them speaks to the growth and depth of the girls game in California. Here’s why Boston College…

Lady Ducks’ McGarrigle honored with prestigious Joe Burke Award

February 27th, 2020

Kathy McGarrigle has dedicated nearly a quarter-century to helping grow girls hockey in the West. The American Hockey Coaches Association has taken note. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE The founder and director of coaches of the Anaheim Lady Ducks recently received the Joe Burke Award, which honors those individuals who have shown great support and dedication…

‘Incredible’ We Play Weekend a huge success in Anaheim

February 19th, 2020

The roar of the crowd was deafening inside the Honda Center as Team USA buried the puck off a hard-fought play 42 seconds into overtime, effectively clinching the inaugural Rivalry Series against Team Canada on Feb. 8. Hugs, cheers and American flags were all seen amongst the record-setting 13,320 fans in attendance, the largest American…

West Coast hockey boom accentuated by growth of girls game, especially in California

February 10th, 2020

As the game of hockey continues to grow, progress and improve on the West Coast, much of that growth has come in the realm of girls hockey. With the explosion of the National Women’s Hockey League and more and more women’s college programs sprouting up across the country, there has never been a better time…