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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…

Rapid Athlete Development the best option for elite-level hockey players

February 12th, 2021

Admittedly, Brett Beebe says there are many hockey camps for parents and players to choose from, but he always noticed that there were some major details missing when it came to camps for high-end players. So the Redondo Beach native decided to take the bull by the horns and create his own entity – Rapid…

Former Jr. Sharks captain Laubach commits to NCAA Division I powerhouse Minnesota State

January 27th, 2021

San Jose native Reese Laubach has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for Minnesota State University. Laubach, who played his entire career for the San Jose Jr. Sharks before leaving this season due to the pandemic, will begin his college career with the 2022-23 season. Last season, Laubach captained the Jr. Sharks’ 16U AAA…

New virtual program aims to provide Jr. Reign players with needed tools to improve game

January 24th, 2021

As all Jr. Reign players now get full access to, the club has sweetened the opportunities with a new virtual training program exclusively for all association players via In the past, the online element to the club consisted of calendars and schedules of games and practices for each team, but now, the new… introduces new hockey training virtual platform, looks to be part of game’s future

January 22nd, 2021

Like most people in any line of work, even hockey, Ben Frank scrambled to adjust to the COVID-19 regulations and restrictions last spring as the pandemic gripped the world. The president of the Jr. Reign, a USA Hockey Model Association operating out of LA Kings Icetown Riverside and Carlsbad Icetown, Frank didn’t miss a beat,…

Jr. Sharks’ standout blueliner Brown commits to NCAA Division I Denver

November 21st, 2020

San Jose Jr. Sharks’ 16U AAA defenseman Garrett Brown has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey at the University of Denver. The 2004 birth year and San Jose native had a strong year in 2019-20, which was capped off by being drafted by the Sioux City Musketeers in the third round (32nd overall) of…