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New Jr. Reign director of business ops Karr has hockey passion running through veins

July 22nd, 2021

James Karr was born and raised in Fresno and has always had a strong passion for sports at all levels. This past week, Karr was hired by the Jr. Reign as its director of business operations, working primarily with the association’s new USPHL junior team, the Ontario Jr. Reign, that will start play in 2021-22….

Thousand Oaks native, Jr. Kings graduate Somoza selected to 2020-21 USHL All-Academic Team

July 21st, 2021

Sioux Falls Stampede forward Ean Somoza has been named as one of five players to the USHL All-Academic Team for the 2020-21 season. Somoza completed his senior year locally at Roosevelt High School in Sioux Falls, S.D., where he maintained a rigorous daily hockey schedule with the Stampede and accomplished a 3.67 GPA for the…

California, Nevada players take next step as selections during 2021 NAHL Entry Draft

July 15th, 2021

The NAHL Entry Draft took place earlier today and several players with California and Nevada connections were taken during the 17-round event. 2nd round (42nd overall) – Tyler McNeil, F, South Lake Tahoe, Johnstown Tomahawks 2nd round (54th overall) – Merril Steenari, F, Aliso Viejo, St. Cloud Norsemen – pictured 4th round (99th overall) –…

Hermosa Beach product, USPHL scorer Florit taking speedy game to inaugural class at NCAA D-III Arcadia

July 13th, 2021

Dylan Florit knows America well. A California native (Hermosa Beach), he currently resides in Colorado. He has played his last two junior hockey seasons with the Atlanta Mad Hatters in the USPHL Premier Division. He now moves on to play as part of the inaugural NCAA team for Arcadia University, located just outside of Philadelphia….

Roseville native, GSE, Jr. Sharks grad Yates signs NAHL tender agreement with Odessa for ’21-22 campaign

July 13th, 2021

Roseville native Rylan Yates has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Odessa Jackalopes for the 2021-22 season. Yates, a 2003 birth year forward, played last season in the NCDC with the Northern Cyclones, registering three goals and eight points in 22 games. During his youth career, Yates skated for the Golden State Elite Eagles…

Santa Clara native Cosentino garners NAHL Community Service Award for ’20-21 season

June 19th, 2021

Aberdeen Wings forward Clayton Cosentino has been named the 2020-21 NAHL Community Service Award winner. Costentino has spent the last two seasons in the NAHL with the Wings. He served as team captain in 2020-21 and is well known in the community for being not only a leader, but a great representation of the Wings….

Wolf again named WHL Goaltender of Year as Jr. Kings grad, Tustin native garners Del Wilson Memorial Trophy

June 9th, 2021

The Western Hockey League announced Wednesday Everett Silvertips goaltender Dustin Wolf has won his second Del Wilson Memorial Trophy as WHL Goaltender of the Year. Wolf, a prospect of the Calgary Flames, helped the Silvertips claim the U.S. Division championship as he recorded a league-best 18 wins during the 2020-21 WHL season. The Los Angeles…

Jr. Kings alum, Tustin native Wolf picks up WHL U.S. Division Player, Goaltender of the Year accolades

June 4th, 2021

The Western Hockey League announced today the U.S. Division individual award winners for the 2020-21 WHL season. WHL division awards are voted upon by general managers and head coaches. The U.S. Division Player and Goaltender of the Year is Dustin Wolf of the Everett Silvertips. In 22 games, Wolf compiled a 18-3-0-0 record, 1.80 goals-against…

Santa Margarita native, OCHC alum McGill commits to NCAA D-III New England College

June 3rd, 2021

It takes a lot for a guy like Adam McGill, so used to growing up in the warm climate of Santa Margarita, to make the decision to keep going back to New England for his favorite game in the world. However, the South Shore Kings over the last two years, and NCAA Division III New…

Irvine native Panisa, San Diego’s Deckhut selected in 2021 NAHL Supplemental Draft

June 3rd, 2021

The North American Hockey League held its supplemental draft Tuesday, and two California natives was chosen. With their first pick, the returning Springfield Jr. Blues selected Jonathan Panisa, a forward who last played for Springfield and the USHL’s Des Moines Buccaneers in 2019-20, with the sixth overall choice. Springfield elected to not play the 2020-21…