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Gardena native, LA Selects, Jr. Kings grad, 2016 Cup champ Bennett announces retirement from pro hockey

June 28th, 2021

Gardena native Beau Bennett has announced his retirement from hockey in a lengthy Instagram post: Ever since I can remember, my life was about hockey. Since I first laced up my skates, I fell in love with the sport and all I ever wanted to do was have fun and play in the NHL. The…

Condors topple Henderson for Pacific Division championship to wrap shortened 2020-21 AHL season

May 29th, 2021

Tyler Benson scored with 11:09 left in regulation, snapping a 2-2 tie and sending the Bakersfield Condors to a 3-2 victory on Saturday in the decisive Game 3 of the Pacific Division finals over the Henderson Silver Knights. Benson took a pass from Cooper Marody and beat Logan Thompson top-shelf from the bottom of the…

Coto de Caza native Ruck named to 2020-21 SPHL All-Rookie Team

May 20th, 2021

The Southern Professional Hockey League on Tuesday announced its 2020-2021 All-Rookie Team. Macon Mayhem goaltender Ryan Ruck was part of the team. Ruck, a Coto de Caza native, went 15-4-0, finishing second among all SPHL goaltenders in wins and third in goals-against average (2.07) and save percentage (.931). He also ranked fourth in minutes (1,103)…

California youth hockey grad, Valencia native Kozlowski inks pro deal with AHL’s Wild

May 4th, 2021

The Iowa Wild announced today the signing of goaltender Trevin Kozlowski to an amateur tryout agreement. Kozlowski recently finished his senior year at the United States Military Academy (Army). The Valencia native had a record of 14-4-1, a 1.91 goals-against-average and a .922 save percentage (SV%) in the 2020-21 season. Kozlowski’s numbers earned him a…

Former Jr. Kings, Storm standout Pochiro tabbed ECHL Player of the Week

February 25th, 2021

Zach Pochiro of the Fort Wayne Komets is the ECHL Player of the Week for Feb. 15-21. Pochiro scored five goals in three games against Wheeling last week. The 26-year-old forward scored once in both a 4-1 win on Friday and a 4-2 victory on Saturday before recording a hat trick in a 6-2 win…

San Diego native Demko selected one of NHL’s ‘First Stars’ after solid week in crease for Vancouver

February 2nd, 2021

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko has been named one of the NHL’s “First Stars” for the week ending Jan. 31. Demko stopped 100 of the 103 shots he faced, going 3-0-0 with a 1.00 goals-against average and .971 save percentage to guide the Canucks (6-5-0, 12 points) to a 4-0-0 week. He helped Vancouver sweep…

NHL schedules two outdoor games this season to be played in Lake Tahoe

January 12th, 2021

The NHL announced today a new event for the 2020-21 regular season, the NHL Outdoors at Lake Tahoe, which will feature two regular-season outdoor games along the south shore of North America’s largest alpine lake, on the border of California and Nevada, in Stateline, Nev. Bridgestone NHL Outdoors Saturday will showcase the Colorado Avalanche and…

Oakland’s Sommer building on coaching legacy with AHL’s Barracuda

January 2nd, 2021

Oakland native Roy Sommer has experienced the ups and downs of professional hockey both as a player (10 years) and as a coach (31 years). Among the first wave of Californians to break into the elite ranks of the National Hockey League, Sommer, 63, has made an indelible mark in history as the longtime head…

Los Gatos native, Jr. Sharks product Cooley tabbed ECHL Goaltender of the Week

December 23rd, 2020

Devin Cooley of the Florida Everblades is the Warrior Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Dec. 14-20. Cooley stopped 39 of the 40 shots he faced in Florida’s 5-1 win at Greenville on Saturday. Under an NHL contract with Nashville, Cooley is 2-0-0 and ranks second in the ECHL with a 1.50 goals-against average…

NHL’s Kraken announce plans for Palm Springs AHL affiliate in 2022

September 17th, 2020

The Seattle Kraken have announced the organization’s plans for a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment arena for Southern California’s Coachella Valley, which will serve as the home of the Kraken’s AHL franchise beginning in 2022. The project includes an adjacent training facility and community gathering spaces and will be privately funded and erected on land owned…