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South Lake Tahoe native Marino chosen by Toronto in 2021 NWHL Draft

July 2nd, 2021

Leah Marino spent the past three seasons with NCAA Division I Robert Morris University, but with the school terminating both the men’s and women’s hockey programs earlier this offseason, Marino needed a place to play next season. Enter the National Women’s Hockey League. During this past week’s NWHL Draft, the Toronto Six selected the South…

New Jr. Reign girls hockey director Pizzuto brings experience, knowledge to Inland Empire

June 30th, 2021

As the Jr. Reign youth hockey program, a USA Hockey Model Association, continues to make plans for what everyone hopes is a normal 2021-22 season, one notable staff addition immediately gets players and families excited. Tori Pizzuto has joined the Jr. Reign as the program’s girls hockey director. Previously, Pizzuto coached for six years with…

Beloved San Diego youth coach Huntley-Park remembered as inspiration to local girls hockey players

June 5th, 2021

In an emotional Facebook post Saturday morning, the San Diego Angels confirmed the passing of Jamie Huntley-Park, a coach in the organization, and her husband, Ryan Park. The San Diego Angels are devastated to learn of the passing of Coach Jamie Huntley-Park and her husband Ryan Park. Our coaches and their spouses have a tight-knit…

New OneHockey girls hockey director Seiling sees growth potential for game across U.S.

May 20th, 2021

As OneHockey, the premier tournament program in North America, gets set to kick off its summer programs, the company is also expanding on the girls hockey side. The recent hiring of former NHL player Ric Seiling will speed that growth in leaps and bounds. “(OneHockey president and CEO) Sebastien Fortier was very open when I…

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,…