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Jr. Reign announces new Inland Empire Tournament Series for 2021-22 youth hockey season

July 21st, 2021

The Jr. Reign youth hockey program has announced the new Inland Empire Tournament Series for the 2021- 22 season. The series will feature five tournaments throughout the season for all age levels and will be played at LA Kings Icetown and Toyota Arena. “This tournament series will bring premiere events to the Inland Empire in…

Anaheim native, Jr. Ducks graduate Goode inks NAHL tender agreement with Jackalopes

July 12th, 2021

The Biggby Coffee AAA hockey club (formerly Meijer AAA) announced today that 18U forward Emerson Goode has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Odessa Jackalopes. Goode just completed his first season playing in the NAHL for Meijer in 2020-21. The Anaheim native was tied for fifth in team scoring this past season, recording 17…

Jr. Gulls pick Dufour to succeed Carlyle as youth club’s hockey director

July 8th, 2021

The San Diego Jr. Gulls have selected longtime coach and rink executive Pierre Dufour as their new director of hockey. Dufour will succeed Craig Carlyle, the club’s director for the past six years. Carlyle recently stepped down to take a job outside of hockey that will necessitate a family move. In Dufour, the Jr. Gulls…

Jr. Reign announces coaching staff for upcoming 2021-22 youth hockey season

June 4th, 2021

The Jr. Reign is planning ahead for the 2021-22 season and has announced its teams and coaches for teams ranging from 6U to 18U B, BB, A, AA and AAA levels. 18U AAA – Tomas Kapusta, David Vychodil 18U AA – David Vychodil 16U AAA – Tomas Kapusta, David Vychodil 16U AA – David Vychodil…

Rose City Pats growing program in Pasadena, booming with confidence for ’21-22 season

May 20th, 2021

The Pasadena Maples Leafs youth hockey organization is the longest standing club in Southern California, having been in existence since 1964. Over the years the club has had some notable alumni like Nick Robertson of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Jason Robertson of the Dallas Stars, Brett Sterling, who played 13 seasons in the NHL, and…

Five Jr. Reign standouts pick up postseason honors, camp invitations

April 29th, 2021

As the 2020-21 youth hockey season nears its conclusion with just national tournaments left on the dockets, five Jr. Reign players have earned recognition for the past season. Jr. Reign 18U AAA defenseman Justin Koepke has been named an NAPHL Tier I division All-Star this season and has also been confirmed as an invite to…

Jr. Reign AAA, AA teams joining prestigious NAPHL for upcoming 2021-22 season

April 29th, 2021

The future keeps getting brighter for the Jr. Reign as the Southern California-based USA Hockey Model Association has a lot to look forward to with the upcoming 2021-22 season. Recently, the Jr. Reign announced that its AAA (Tier I) and AA (Tier II) levels have been invited to compete in the prestigious NAPHL (North American…

Nicole Brown named executive director for Jr. Kings, Lions youth hockey organizations

April 21st, 2021

The LA Kings today named Nicole Brown as executive director of the LA Jr. Kings and LA Lions. The announcement was made in conjunction with American Sports Entertainment Company, the operators of the Toyota Sports Performance Center in El Segundo where both youth hockey programs are based. In her new role, Brown’s responsibilities include leading…

Tahoe Prep Academy accepted into the NAPHL, will have 16U, 18U Tier I teams in ’21-22

April 15th, 2021

The North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) has announced that the Tahoe Prep Academy has been accepted as full-time Tier I members of the NAPHL for the 2021-22 season. The organization will field Tier I teams at the 18U and 16U levels in the NAPHL. Tahoe Prep Academy has been members of the NAPHL’s Prep…

Admitted late bloomer Gilroy, who later won Hobey Baker, elated with direction of RAD

February 27th, 2021

Matt Gilroy tasted the highest honor of individual college hockey success when he won the Hobey Baker Memorial Award in 2009 as a senior at Boston University. A day later, the Terriers captured the NCAA national championship in a thrilling 4-3 overtime win over Miami University. Not too shabby for Gilroy, who said he was…