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Jr. Reign, Sabers jump out to fast starts to open 2022-23 USPHL campaign

October 28th, 2022

As the 2022-23 USPHL season gets ready to open up November play, two California teams have tasted early success. The Ontario Jr. Reign and San Diego Sabers are both fielding competitive teams in the Pacific Division this year and both squads have seen their share of wins through the season’s first quarter. “I am pleased…

Summer inline hockey season rolls to success on numerous levels

September 1st, 2021

Every hockey player wants to win a championship – whether on ice or inline skates – and there were plenty of opportunities to win one (or more) this summer as roller hockey began to return to a more stable post-COVID landscape. The TORHS OC Classic, held June 4-6 at The Rinks-Corona Inline, featured champions in…

California quartet sees NHL dreams get closer after selections in 2021 NHL Draft

July 28th, 2021

Four California natives and Los Angeles Jr. Kings products – forward Andre Gasseau and defensemen Shai Buium, Aidan Hreschuk and Ty Murchison – were selected in this year’s NHL Draft, which was conducted virtually on July 23-24. Buium, a University of Denver recruit from San Diego, was chosen in the second round (36th overall) by…

Las Vegas’ Harris commits to Bemidji State

January 27th, 2016

Las Vegas native Brendan Harris has committed to attend and play his NCAA Division I hockey at Bemidji State University following his junior career. Harris, a 19-year-old forward who played locally for the Las Vegas Storm and California Titans, is in his third season skating for the British Columbia Hockey League’s (BCHL) Wenatchee Wild. The…

Four recognized by NHL Central Scouting

November 25th, 2015

Three former Los Angeles Jr. Kings – forwards Keoni Texeira and Evan Weinger and goaltender Evan Sarthou – and former San Jose Jr. Shark Zak Galambos were recognized by NHL Central Scouting on its “Players to Watch” list for 2016 draft-eligibles, which was released today. Texeira and Weinger, both of whom are skating for the…

Taking Liberties With… Ryan Lasch

October 30th, 2015

Ryan Lasch Forward, Frolunda Indians (Swedish Elite League) Last Amateur Team: St. Cloud State University (WCHA) Hometown: Lake Forest Local Youth Programs: California Wave, South Coast Sabers, Los Angeles Jr. Kings Where Ryan Lasch goes, points follow. After piling up 147 in 56 games during his final year of juniors in Pembroke, Ontario, Lasch went…

AHL clubs open season on promising note

October 11th, 2015

The American Hockey League’s (AHL) new western pod of five California teams faced off their inaugural season the weekend of Oct. 9-10 with high expectations and excitement rippling through opening-night crowds as a new era in professional ice hockey dawned on the West Coast. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE HERE The Bakersfield Condors, Ontario Reign, San…

College Hockey Showcase makes its way to TSC

July 31st, 2015

It’s no secret the growth and success of hockey throughout California has reached unprecedented levels in recent years, and perhaps none more pronounced than within the burgeoning youth segment. These days, NCAA programs and top-level junior teams are courting elite male players in their teenage years with regularity, and tough decisions regarding their developmental paths…

Sweat equity pays dividends for Preds pick Moy

July 25th, 2015

Confidence can be a tricky proposition for a high-level athlete. Too much of it and you run the risk of being labeled cocky. Not enough and your chances of continued success diminish. San Diego’s Tyler Moy has found a healthy balance, and one of the collateral benefits of it was his selection in the sixth…

New Santa Barbara ice complex worth the wait

July 24th, 2015

A new rink slated for a September grand opening in Goleta has been a long time coming. While ground was broken for the new facility – named Ice in Paradise – in November of 2014, general manager Larry Bruyere says the project has taken around 17 years to become a reality. “This land was slated…

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