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With Blumes at helm, USPHL’s Jr. Reign takes big step in 2023-24, eyes more improvement in ’24-25

May 15th, 2024

In just their third season as a junior hockey franchise, the Ontario Jr. Reign won the USPHL Premier Pacific Division championship and qualified for USPHL Nationals in March out in Utica, N.Y. Jr. Reign coach-GM Jeremy Blumes, who has been with the program all three seasons, said the 2023-24 season in Ontario was a successful…

Las Vegas’ Sphere to host 2024 NHL Draft June 28-29 ‘in an innovative and exhilarating setting’

May 9th, 2024

The 2024 Upper Deck NHL Draft will be held at Sphere in Las Vegas on Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29, the National Hockey League and Sphere jointly announced May 7, marking the first time the event will be held in Las Vegas. Additionally, the 2024 Upper Deck NHL Draft will be the first event televised…

Sharks win 2024 NHL Draft Lottery, get No. 1 pick for June 28-29 draft at Sphere in Las Vegas

May 9th, 2024

The San Jose Sharks and Chicago Blackhawks own the first and second overall drafting positions, respectively, for the first round of the 2024 Upper Deck NHL Draft as a result of the 2024 NHL Draft Lottery, conducted May 7 at NHL Network’s Secaucus, N.J., studio. Participants in the draft lottery included all teams that did…

Jr. Sharks alum, San Jose native Sweeney decides on NCAA D-III University of New England for college hockey

April 25th, 2024

The NAHL’s North Iowa Bulls have announced that defenseman Joe Sweeney has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for the University of New England (CCC). Sweeney just wrapped up his third and final season in the NAHL. The San Jose native began his NAHL career in 2021-22, playing a single game with the Chippewa…

Antioch native, Golden State Elite, Jr. Sharks alum Yates commits to NCAA D-III Endicott

April 25th, 2024

The NAHL’s New Hampshire Mountain Kings have announced that forward Rylan Yates has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for Endicott College (CCC). Yates is playing his second season in the NAHL. The Antioch native began his NAHL career in 2021-22 with the Odessa Jackalopes, recording 31 points (11 goals, 20 assists) in 51…

After four seasons at Boston University, Roseville native Peterson signs NHL deal with St. Louis

April 18th, 2024

The NHL’s St. Louis Blues have agreed to terms on a two-year entry-level contract with Dylan Peterson. The 6-foot-4, 22-year-old forward was the Blues’ third-round selection (86th overall) in the 2020 NHL Draft and has spent the past four seasons with NCAA Division I Boston University (Hockey East). In 119 NCAA regular-season games, Peterson recorded…

Ten teams crowned champs at Monarchy Madness spring event over Easter Weekend

April 16th, 2024

Monarchy Hockey held its first event of the spring season, Monarchy Madness, over the March 29-31 Easter Weekend at LA Kings Icetown and Ontario Center Ice. Ten champions brought home banners at the conclusion of the exciting weekend. 8U CompetitiveChampion: Natty HattyRunner-up: Empire HCMVP: Luke BartonIn a close game, Natty Hatty took the 6-4 win…

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