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APRIL 2018






FROM THE EDITOR Time to exhale as youth seasons done, junior, pro start playoffs


he month of April is always bittersweet when it comes to hockey, isn’t it? I mean, it’s really the unofficial start of the offseason as youth teams wrap up USA Hockey Youth Nationals and around the same time, the NCAA champions are decided as well. Then again, junior leagues and pro leagues begin their quests to raise hardware at the end of a grueling playoff schedule. I’ve seen this on social media and I wholeheartedly agree – the best season of all isn’t spring, summer, fall or winter. It’s playoff hockey season. And that goes for all levels – youth on up to the NHL. The stakes are higher, no one can take Matt Mackinder shifts off and each game matters. Players leave it all on the ice with hopes of sharing a banner or trophy at the end. There is still some great hockey left this season, so enjoy the ride! Until next month… After all the glory and glamour of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, the Paralympic Winter Games were held in the same city last month and the United States and San Pedro native Ralph DeQuebec captured Team USA’s third straight gold medal with a 2-1 overtime win over Canada. The victory marks the first time any nation has won three consecutive Paralympic championships in sled hockey. USA … all the way! A great number of Anaheim Lady Ducks standouts will be playing NCAA college hockey next season – more growth for the women’s game in California! Ashley Marchant (19U AAA, Chatham University), Lindsey Reyes (19U AAA, Cortland State University), Cortney Reyes (19U AAA, New England College) and Savannah Gutierrez (19U AAA, Utica College) will all be suiting up in the Division III ranks this fall. Way to go, girls!

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Sticking with the commitments and advancements theme, we have had several junior players from California make their NCAA college decisions in the past few weeks, in addition to a couple in-state natives sign NHL contracts. Zak Galambos (Walnut Creek, Jr. Sharks alum, Minnesota State University), Matthew Wiesner (Newport Beach, Jr. Kings, Babson College), Kyle Mayhew (Anaheim Hills, Jr. Ducks, Jr. Gulls, University of Denver), Nick Schultze (San Diego, Jr. Ducks, Jr. Gulls, Tufts University) and Garrett Nieto (Yorba Linda, Jr. Kings, Union College) are off to college campuses next year, while Merrick Madsen (Acton, WV Wolves, California Heat) signed with the Arizona Coyotes and Andrew Oglevie (Fullerton, LA Selects) inked with the Buffalo Sabres after stellar college careers. Congrats, boys! In a sign of more girls hockey growth out here, the Los Angeles Kings are expanding the LA Lions hockey program into the Inland Empire. Tryouts begin in June and the program will work in conjunction with the Ontario Jr. Reign youth program. “Boys and girls should share the opportunity to pursue their love for the game,” said Jr. Reign president Ben Frank. “The expansion of the Lions program into the IE represents an exciting time for the surrounding communities.” “It’s exhilarating to see girls springing up from everywhere wanting to join the world of youth girls hockey,” added Lions coordinator Tori Pizzuto. We also want to continue to keep the Humboldt Broncos team in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League in our thoughts and prayers after the terrible bus accident that impacted the team back on April 6. While none of the players or staff were from California, we still keep the team close to our heart. And from the looks of social media, so has the rest of the world. Not just the hockey world, but the WHOLE world! #PrayersForHumboldt

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The Tri-Valley Blue Devils captured the CAHA state championship at the 14U A level earlier this month. To see what other teams won A/B state titles, flip to Page 8.

ON THE COVER Santa Margarita Catholic High School tacked on its second USA Hockey high school national championship last month with a thrilling overtime finale in Minnesota to bring home the hardware. Photo/Sportsline Photography/USA Hockey



Saving the Best for Last Santa Margarita Catholic High School soars to second USA Hockey national championship In the closing seconds and with Santa Margarita’s net empty, Jerrett Overland gathered the puck and fired a stretch pass to Brendan Williams on the right wing anta Margarita Catholic High School’s varsity hockey team had had enough of near the red line. Williams skated from right to left into the Regis zone, drew two close calls. defenders and fired a backhand saucer pass onto Felicicchia’s tape as the latter Twice thwarted in their attempts to win a second USA Hockey national champi- steamed down the slot. onship, the Eagles broke through on March 26 with a compelling 3-2 overtime victory Felicicchia wasted no time finding the twine and giving the Eagles new life. against Regis Jesuit (Colo.) in Plymouth, Minn. “That was an unbelievable goal, really the entire play was unbelievable,” Johnson After winning a national championship in 2013, the Eagles fell in the title game in said. 2015 (to Regis) and 2017 (to Bayard Rustin of Pennsylvania). Much of this season’s Added Orsini: “We went from tears to joy in a matter of seconds. Before overtime Eagles senior class experienced both of those defeats. we tried to calm everyone down.” “Knowing how bad last year felt, none of us Santa Margarita kept the pressure on in overwanted that feeling again,” senior assistant captain time, and after Brian Armijo drew a holding penJacob Makowecki said. “That loss stuck with us alty on Regis midway through overtime, the Eagles until we ended up winning this year.” went to work on the power play. Two turned out to be a pivotal number for the “The power play moved the puck around well Eagles in more ways than one. Unable to cash in on and created chaos,” Johnson said. numerous chances throughout the game and mere At one point, Ryan Johnson controlled the seconds away from a near-certain defeat, the Eapuck behind the Regis net and made a cutback gles flipped the script for a fantastic finish. move and got the puck to Williams, who made a Joseph Felicicchia finished a frantic end-tocatch-release pass to Selanne on the back door, end play to tie the score with just two seconds and Selanne buried the banner-winner. remaining in the third period, and Leevi Selanne “What more can you say about Leevi Selanne?” one timed a touch pass 10:07 into overtime to lift Orsini asked rhetorically. “Of course, he won the the Eagles. game. He is a clutch player.” “It’s something that I still do not understand,” The Eagles reached this point due in large part Santa Margarita captain Logan Orsini said days to their camaraderie, their coach said. afterward. “The finish was unbelievable.” “This is a really close group, and everyone gets This title came against the same Regis team along,” Johnson said. “The players get together a that the Eagles also overcame for their 2013 banlot outside of school. I can’t say enough about our ner. seniors. They got the freshmen involved right away, “This was a great win for us – we have a great got the sophomores involved. They did a great job group of kids,” Santa Margarita coach Craig John- Leevi Selanne scores the overtime game-winning goal that gave Santa Mar- keeping everyone close.” son said. “Every game against Regis has been a garita Catholic High School the USA Hockey Division 1 high school national The Eagles swept through pool play at Nationtight game. They’re a phenomenal program, and championship victory March 26 in Plymouth, Minn. als by a combined margin of 18-6. They defeated one we have a lot of respect for. They’re incredibly Southlake Carroll (Tex.) 4-1 in the quarterfinals on talented, well coached, and they play the game the March 25, then knocked off Rushmore Thunder right way, just like our kids do.” (S.D.) 7-0 in the semifinals later that day to set up The national title capped an impressive hat the matchup with Regis. Mulvihill had two goals trick for Santa Margarita, which won the Anaheim and an assist and Williams had three assists in the Ducks High School Hockey League (ADHSHL) semi. championship and the CAHA state championship Williams’ 10 assists were tied for the tournaas well. ment lead and his 13 points were tied for third “Our seniors got together after they lost in most. Ryan Johnson’s 11 points were tied for sevthe championship last year and set goals enth most. of winning the ADHSHL, winning state The CAHA title was the program’s fourth (2012, and winning nationals,” Johnson said. “To ’13, ’17, ’18), and the ADHSHL playoff championachieve that was pretty remarkable. ship was its third (2013, ’14, ’18). “We always talk about never giv“Our seniors all stuck together and built a locking up and I would have to say the last er room that is inclusive,” Orsini said. “Every single 10 seconds proves that no matter the one of these guys is my brother.” circumstance, you should fight to the Team members included skaters Brian Armiend. I hope that is a lesson they can take jo, Tyler Badame, Aidan Casey, Daniel Doss, with them beyond high school.” Joseph Felicicchia, Nicholas Gluck, Dylan HerThat lesson in persistence paid dividends on nandez-Ramirez, Will Howhannesian, Ryan the biggest stage of the season with youth hockJohnson, Logan Orsini, Taylor Loh, Jacob Makowey’s biggest prize on the line. ecki, Brian Mathis, Nicholas Mauthe, John MulSanta Margarita Catholic players mob overtime hero Leevi Selanne after The Eagles took the first lead midway through the Eagles won their second USA Hockey national championship with a 3-2 vihill II, Jerrett Overland, Ryan Parkinson, Kevin the first period when John Mulvihill II scored an win over Colorado’s Regis Jesuit. Peck, Leevi Selanne, Maxwell Sullivan, Hunter even-strength goal. Regis took the lead with two goals in a 4:02 span in the latter half Voyles and Brendan Williams, and goaltenders Jacob Rossi, Fred Taylor, Megan of the second period and held it until the closing seconds. Warren and Brandon Yamasaki. “After their second goal, people were nervous,” Orsini said. “Coach came in (beJohnson is assisted by coaches Kaelin Groon, Jesse Orsini and Kevin Skule, tween the second and third periods) and went over a few things with us. We made as well as team managers Randy and Anne Loh and game coordinators Annette two errors and they capitalized on them. Taylor and Scott Warren. “He told us we were in control of the game. We took that mindset into the third.” Notebook: Fellow ADHSHL members JSerra and St. John Bosco also competed Added Makowecki: “We knew we were outplaying them. We knew it would take a at Nationals. St. John Bosco reached the semifinals in Division II before falling to evenlot of work to score a goal because their goalie and their defense were doing a great tual champion Monarch (Colo.) 5-2, while JSerra went 1-2 in pool play in Division I. St. job. Coach Craig told us we’d come too far to lose this.” John Bosco’s Dante Terramani led D2 with 15 points, while teammate Filip Chudy’s That was manifest in the final minute. seven goals were the most. By Chris Bayee



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Winning It All

LA Lions dominate play en route to capturing Women’s C national championship play on Friday with a 1-0 loss to the Blue J Bandits. As the No. 8 seed heading into Saturday’s perating under the LA Lions quarterfinals, the Lions doubled-up the umbrella, the program’s women’s Gulf Coast Sea Gals, 6-3, before dropping team celebrated the Women’s C division the Saratoga Storm, 5-2, in the semifinals title at this year’s USA Hockey National to set up Sunday’s winner-take-all finale. Championships, which were showcased Other members of the team include: from April 5-8 in Marlborough, Mass. forwards Marisa Blanco, Brita Loeb, The Lions blanked the MN Blue J Jen Matichuk, Elissa Mondragon, Bandits 2-0 in Sunday’s championship Jenny Park, Tori Pizzuto, Gloria game victory. Wong-Padoongpatt and Candice Forwards Liz Brenman-Reed (gameZee; defensemen M.C. Finney, Kali winner) and Talia Faubert scored the Hengsteler, Courtney King, Steph Lions’ goals - both in the second period Brenman-Reed and Sondra Marchand- and goaltender Pepper Kemtes turned Tanaka; and goaltender Jess Green. aside all 25 shots she faced. “This is an exciting accomplishment “The most impressive thing about this not only for the Lions program, but girls group was its ability to come together as and women’s hockey across Southern a team,” said Lions head coach Dimitri The LA Lions won the Women’s C national title earlier this month in Marlborough, California,” Voulelikas added. “There’s so Mass., a feat head coach Dimitri Voulelikas called ‘an exciting accomplishment.’ Voulelikas. “Over the course of the much to look forward to as it relates to weekend, their confidence in both themselves and with a 3-1 loss to the Atlanta Flames, followed by a development and exposure, and a victory like this their teammates grew exponentially. I’m very happy 5-2 triumph over the Cougars. LA wrapped up pool only helps the cause.”

By Brian McDonough


for them.” The Lions opened the tournament on Thursday

Boys roundup: Jr. Ducks’ 16U Girls roundup: Jr. Sharks take team reaches Tier I semifinals silver in 19U Tier II national final T A he Anaheim Jr. Ducks’ quest for a Tier I championship at 16U came up just short at the USA Hockey Youth Nationals in Pittsburgh earlier this month. The Jr. Ducks twice rallied to tie the score but ultimately lost 3-2 in the semifinals when Team Wisconsin scored with a little over seven minutes to play. Down 1-0, the Jr. Ducks tied it 2:12 into the second period on Jackson Niedermayer’s power-play goal. After Team Wisconsin retook the lead with five minutes remaining in the period, Ryan Green tied it again with 31 seconds to play on an even-strength strike. But Cole Danielson, who had set up Wisconsin’s first two goals, tallied midway through the third to clinch it. The Jr. Ducks went 2-0-1 in pool play, knocking off the Chicago Young Americans (6-1) and the Esmark (Pa.) Stars (5-2) before tying the Boston Jr. Eagles (2-2). The Jr. Ducks then defeated Detroit Little Caesars 5-2 on a pair of goals by Niedermayer and strikes from Ethan Wolthers, Joseph Harguindeguy and Josh Groll. Groll and Niedermayer led the team with seven points, and five and four goals, respectively. Harguindeguy and Ryan Johnson added six points each. In other Tier I divisions in Pittsburgh: 14U: The Los Angeles Jr. Kings went 2-1 in pool play but just missed making the quarterfinals as a 4-3 win against the Buffalo Jr. Sabres came in overtime. Arvega Hovsepyan led the Jr. Kings with three goals and six points, and Paul Minnehan and Aidan Hreschuk added five points apiece. 18U: The Jr. Ducks went 0-3 with an overtime loss to the semifinalist Eastern Mass Senators and a Ryan Johnson posted six assists in five games as the Anaheim Jr. Ducks ad- 2-0 decision to Shattuck-St. Mary’s. Logan Harris vanced to the semifinals of the USA Hock- led the Jr. Ducks with three points. ey Youth Nationals Tier I tournament in In Tier II divisions: Pittsburgh. Photo/Danielle Swint/USA Hockey 14U: In Amherst, N.Y., the California Golden Bears swept their three pool-play games by a combined 19-5 margin, then knocked off the Jersey Shore Wildcats 8-3 in the quarterfinals before falling to runner-up Skaneateles Youth Hockey (N.Y.) in the 3A semifinals. The Golden Bears’ Jacon Halliday led the division with 15 points and 10 assists, while Max Abramson had a division-best 10 goals among his 14 points. Tristan Lam chipped in 12 points, including five goals. 16U: In Wayne, N.J., Christopher Emery had three points, including two goals, to lead the Jr. Ducks, who went 0-3 in 3A but nearly beat the semifinalist Oakland Jr. Grizzlies. 18U: In Green Bay, Wis., the Jr. Ducks went 1-2, twice losing by one goal, including in overtime to the semifinalist Sylvania North Stars in 3A. Brandon Washiashi led Anaheim with three goals and four points, and Gavin O’Bryan added three points.

dominant run by the San Jose Jr. Sharks girls 19U team fell just one step short of a USA Hockey Tier II national championship in Marlborough, Mass., on April


The Jr. Sharks rolled through their first five games but were stopped 3-1 by the host East Coast Wizards in game that turned midway through the second period. The Jr. Sharks tied the score on Elizabeth Burke’s strike 4:25 into the period, but the Wizards responded four minutes later with two tallies, including their second power-play marker, in a span of 2:48 for the final outcome. Angela Hawthorne made 29 saves for the Jr. Sharks, who swept their competition in pool play by a combined 14-3. They knocked off the St. Lawrence Steel (Ohio), 6-4, in the quarterfinals as Ria Stevens scored two goals and Celine Long and Natalia Etter added third-period tallies to build a 5-2 lead. Hawthorne then fashioned a 22-save shutout in a 3-0 semifinal victory over the Alaska All-Stars that included goals from Burke, Long and Evelyne Blais-Savoie. For the tournament, Blais-Savoie had 10 points (six goals) and Marisa Trevino added seven (four). In other Tier II divisions: 16U: After an opening victory over the Carolina Jr. Hurricanes, the Anaheim Lady Ducks dropped two close games in pool play. Alexandria Young and Karena Barrett each had two points for the Lady Ducks. 14U: The Lady Ducks went 0-3 in pool The San Jose Jr. Sharks’ 19U AA team went play. all the way to the 19U Tier II championship game at the USA Hockey Youth Nationals In Tier I divisions: 19U: The Lady Ducks went 2-1 in pool in Marlborough, Mass., but fell short in the title game. Photo/John Carey/USA Hockey play, losing only to eventual champion Shattuck-St. Mary’s before being edged 3-2 by finalist Detroit Belle Tire in a quarterfinal. Ivy Boric scored both goals off assists from Samantha Smigliani and Savannah Gutierrez stopped 35 shots in the quarterfinal. For the tournament, Smigliani and Brooke Bryant had seven points apiece for the Lady Ducks, while Boric had five goals among her six points. 16U: The Lady Ducks lost a close game to open pool play then dropped two more. Logan Arseneau and Marissa Gebauer had goals for the Lady Ducks. 14U: The Lady Ducks went 2-1 in pool play with their only loss coming to finalist Assabet Valley (Mass.) Red Major. However, going to a shootout to beat Chicago Mission cost them a quarterfinal spot. Mia Catalano led the way with two points.

- Chris Bayee

- Chris Bayee


Congratulations to the four CAHA Tier II state champions for the 2017-18 season!

Congratulations to the nine CAHA A/B state champions for the 2017-18 season!

18U - Anaheim Jr. Ducks 16U - Anaheim Jr. Ducks (1) 14U – California Golden Bears 12U – California Golden Bears (1)

16U – Santa Barbara Ice Hawks 14U A – Tri-Valley Blue Devils 14U B – San Jose Jr. Sharks 12U A – Stockton Colts 12U BB – Desert Blaze 12U B – Fresno Jr. Monsters 10U A – San Diego Jr. Gulls 10U BB – Los Angeles Jr. Kings 10U B – San Diego Jr. Gulls


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All-California NCAA Men’s Players of the Year: Troy Loggins, Northern Michigan & Andrew Oglevie, Notre Dame Meet the rest of the team

By Chris Bayee


ndividual success vs. team success can be a difficult balance to achieve at times. Our 2017-18 All-California NCAA Men’s Players of the Year accomplished both. Junior center Andrew Oglevie (Fullerton), who signed with the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres earlier this month, seemed to generate some of his best performances in Notre Dame’s biggest games, and nowhere was that more evident than in the NCAA Tournament, where he had seven points in four games, and played a direct role in the Irish reaching the title game. Oglevie initiated the Irish’s comeback from a 2-0 deficit to Michigan in the national semifinals with a power-play goal in the second period and an assist on what proved to be the winning goal in the third. Two nights later against Minnesota Duluth, he again put the Irish back in the game with a second-period goal to halve a 2-0 deficit. Those developments really were nothing new as six of his 15 goals (in 36 games) were first goals. Another four were game winners and another tied the score. So 11 of the 15 goals won a game, tied the score or jump-started the Notre Dame offense. And 24 of his 39 points came against ranked teams. While the Irish were expected to be a title contender, Northern Michigan was hoping to bounce back from a 1322-4 season. Junior Troy Loggins (Huntington Beach) ensured the Wildcats did. Northern Michigan improved by 12 wins, going 25-153 and reaching the WCHA championship game. Loggins was a player possessed in the WCHA tournament, scoring six goals among his nine points (in seven games), as the Wildcats twice had to win deciding Game 3s. In those clutch situations, Loggins was also at his best, getting two goals and assist in a clinching 5-2 win against Alabama Huntsville and the overtime winner in a 3-2 Game 3 triumph against Bowling Green. When all was said and done, Loggins had nearly tripled the 16 points from his sophomore season, finishing with 47 in 43 games. His 23 goals were the most by a California player in Division I hockey this season, and they came in all forms – nine on the power play, five shorthanded and five to win games. He and Oglevie proved individual excellence need not come at the expense of one’s team.

Forwards Max Becker, Princeton – Of the senior’s 10 points, none was bigger than the OT goal to give the Tigers the ECAC playoff championship. Jake Durflinger, Denver – Slid into the defending champs’ lineup as a freshman, killed penalties and put up 12 points.

his junior season. Patrick Khodorenko, Michigan State – The sophomore surged to 32 points as a 19-year-old for the resurgent Spartans. Ben Lown, Miami – Made a smooth transition to college (15 points) and played on both special teams as a freshman. Mike McNicholas, New Hampshire – The senior led the Wildcats with 24 points then signed with Indy of the ECHL. Patrick Newell, St. Cloud State – The steady set-up man improved to 27 points as a junior, the third season in a row he’s had 22 or more. Nick Rivera, Minnesota State – The toughas-nails sophomore nearly doubled his points total to 18 while playing a shutdown role. Jake Slaker, Michigan – The sophomore more than doubled his goals to 15, increased his points to 27 and wore a letter for a Frozen Four team.

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Defensemen Nate Kallen, Ferris State – The sophomore continued to show a good front side to his game, with five goals among his 13 points. Alec McCrea, Cornell – The junior was an important cog for a highly ranked defensive juggernaut. Had 12 points and 53 blocks. Matt O’Donnell, Vermont – Really came on in his sophomore season, getting eight goals among his 16 points and blocking 56 shots. Rourke Russell, Miami – The freshman played a shutdown role, killed penalties and was even for a sub-.500 team.

Brett Gervais, Clarkson – The senior assistant captain did a lot of the dirty work to help the Golden Knights to the NCAA Tournament. Niko Hildenbrand, UMass – The sophomore doubled his goals to eight and his points to 17 for the improving Minutemen. Robby Jackson, St. Cloud State – The junior led one of D-I’s top-ranked teams with a career-high 42 points. An every-situation threat, seven of his 15 goals came on special teams. Will Johnson, Wisconsin– The Badgers took a step back, but he kept scoring, getting 18 points in

Goaltenders Arthur Brey, St. Lawrence – The junior’s .906 save percentage was a bright spot for a struggling team. Merrick Madsen, Harvard – The senior finished his career with a .918 save percentage and a 2.09 GAA for a rebuilding team, then signed with the Coyotes. Note: This list was compiled in consultation with college coaches and players who were promised anonymity for their input.



ustine Reyes was a statistical model of consistency during her first two college seasons at St. Lawrence, and then the 2017-18 season happened. The junior from Chino Hills shot up to a team-high 40 points (from 23) and a Saints-best 17 goals (from 13). Her point total was tied Justine Reyes for 18th in Division I. The reason for the offensive surge is simple: defense. That’s right, defense. “Over the summer, my coaches pushed me to put in extra work and helped me be more accountable in the ‘D’ zone,” Reyes said. “That actually gave me more opportunities offensively. I played a little more on the power play and even started penalty killing.” Poise with the puck has always been a calling

card of Reyes’ game, and it was demonstrated in not only her goal increase, but in her surging assist total, which at 23 matched her point total from a year ago. “I am able to make some passes that other players don’t always see,” she said. For more on Reyes, see Page 26.

Meet the rest of the All-California NCAA Team:

Forwards Keiko DeClerck, Princeton – The junior’s 12 points equaled her career total and featured eight goals. Nicole Dunbar, New Hampshire – The sophomore improved her points (16) and goals (eight) totals. Keely Moy, Harvard –The freshman’s 10 goals were second only to Reyes’ 17 among California D-I players. Kayla Nielson, St. Lawrence – The junior erupted for 21 points (eight goals) after 19 points her first two seasons combined.

Defensemen Kara Drexler, Yale – The senior was a model of consistency for the Bulldogs, who counted on her in a shutdown role. Kendra Farole, RPI – The sophomore continues to play a textbook defensive game and is a shotblocking machine. Lydia Grauer, St. Lawrence – The junior thrived in a move back to the blue line, picking up 10 points and blocking 47 shots. Goaltenders Justine Silva, Buffalo State – The senior posted a 1.97 GAA to go with a .928 save percentage and three shutouts on a .500 team Samantha White, Potsdam State – One of the top freshman goalies went 6-4-2 with a 1.62 GAA, a .943 save percentage and three shutouts. - Chris Bayee



OneHockey adult tourney set to invade Las Vegas in July By Kevin Conway


ow widely recognized throughout the industry as the best organizer of youth hockey tournaments across the globe, where better than the one and only Las Vegas for OneHockey to host its first-ever adult event this summer? As many as 30 men’s teams will bask in the OneHockey Experience in town for an extraordinary weekend, on and off the ice. OneHockey Las Vegas, a three-day, threegame guaranteed event, will take place July 13-15 and features three divisions (21-plus, 30-plus, and 40plus), each including various skill-level categories. All games will take place at Vegas’ new City National Arena, the practice facility of the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights, with all team accommodations arranged for at the 5-Star/4-Diamond Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa. Both locations are just minutes away from the famous Las Vegas Strip. “We’ve secured the best facility to play in and one of the nicest resorts to stay in,” said OneHockey CEO Sebastien Fortier. “And they couldn’t be more convenient since they’re right across the street from each other. “We’ve wanted to start hosting regular tournaments for adults for many years, and when the opportunity came to hold our first in Las Vegas at a brand-new hockey facility, it was a no-brainer that we couldn’t refuse.” Each squad must roster a minimum of 10 players with a maximum of 19, including at least one goaltender. Out-

of-town teams must agree to at least a three-night hotel stay that will include a OneHockey closing reception for all players on Saturday night followed by the championship games on Sunday. “We’re famous for spoiling the kids at all our event,” said Fortier. “And we’re prepared to do the same for the guys.” The players will be introduced to the OneHockey Experience once they arrive at the OneHockey-branded City National Arena, which houses the Golden Knights’ front offices, features two

NHL-size ice sheets, and serves as Southern Nevada’s new regional headquarters for adult and youth hockey. Every player will receive a surprise welcome gift, and game MVP awards will be handed out after each game to both squads. Complimentary beverages will also be provided in the locker rooms following the contests. Players can also take part in the highly-acclaimed OneHockey red carpet social media interviews in the arena lobby.


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Away from the arena, OneHockey players can tour the Vegas sites, thanks to courtesy shuttle service from the Red Rock Casino to the Strip throughout their stay. Or they can instead relax at the three-acre Sandbar Pool, which features 19 cabanas, a lounging area, upbeat music, and poolside gaming, all creating the perfect social atmosphere. A poolside cafe also offers cool cocktails, specialty drinks, and a refreshing menu. Inside, the Red Rock Casino rivals any of the Vegas Strip hotels to test your luck with more than 2,700 of the latest slot and video poker machines, table games, and two high-limit areas. If that’s not enough, the Race and Sports Book offers an unmatched experience with giant-screen TVs and individual monitors where you can lay down a bet and catch your favorite pro teams in action. Want to play in the OneHockey Las Vegas spectacular but don’t have a team to suit up with? No problem. OneHockey is registering individual players as well, building the rosters and providing the jerseys, so the work is done for you. That way you’re guaranteed not to miss out. “We’ve really thought of everything,” said Fortier, who operates OneHockey, a worldwide 25-plus event, yearround tournament group, from his Laguna Hills home. “The guys who play in OneHockey Las Vegas will find it tough to play in any other men’s tournament after they see what we have planned for them.” For more information or to register for OneHockey Las Vegas, click on the “Adult Tournaments tab at www.


Outlaws double dip, capture both LAKHSHL, CAHA titles By Greg Ball


hen the 2017-18 season began, East County Outlaws head coach Scott Jones identified one key goal for his team - get to the STAPLES Center. There was no further explanation needed, as the players all knew that the championship game for the L.A. Kings High School Hockey League would be played in March on the Kings’ home ice, and they were all on board with making that their target. The Outlaws achieved and even exceeded that goal, as on March 17, they were crowned the league’s champions for the first time. As icing on the cake, they also won the inaugural California Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) high school Division 2B title on March 25. “Winning is always wonderful, and it was really special this year because we had such a great group of kids and parents,” Jones said. “It really was a lot of fun. “We had nine seniors on this team, and there were a number of kids who had played together coming up through local youth hockey programs for something like 10 years. They really knew each other, and it was a great opportunity for them to create some incredible memories.” The Outlaws’ roster includes forwards Dylan Freed, Will Juengermann, Jake Shapiro, Butch Ewart, Zach Kantz, Spencer Cait, Mike Mariano, Misha Derdiger,

Nate Garcia and Jacob Landsberg; defensemen Riley Stern, Ben Hyde, Anthony Johnson, McKenna Cooper, J.J. Juengermann, Sean Schneiderbauer, Peter Lotosky and Jason Piller; and goalies E.J. Kaufman and Aaron Garcia. Jones was assisted on the coaching staff by Jordan Pugmire and Mike Mariano. Playing out of the Simi Valley Iceoplex and drawing from high

schools from the San Fernando Valley to Oxnard, the Outlaws went 15-3 this season. That record included a 3-1 victory over the two-time defending L.A. Kings High School Hockey League champion Santa Barbara Royals in the March 11 semifinals and their 1-0 victory over the Kern County Knights in the championship game six days later. Garcia scored the lone goal in the championship game, on

an assist from Cait. In the CAHA tournament at Valencia Ice Station, they beat the Panthers 9-2 on March 23 and the next day skated to a 4-3 victory over the Knights and a 7-2 win over the Lancers. Their 5-2 triumph over the Jets got them into the championship game, where they notched a 3-2 overtime victory in an intense matchup with the San Francisco Sabercats. Cait notched the game-winner against the Sabercats. Pugmire was in his first season coaching the Outlaws this year, but had worked with many of the kids previously with the Ventura Mariners youth program. He said the players exceeded even his lofty expectations. “Coming in, I knew most of the kids and knew it was going to be a special group,” Pugmire said. “It was awesome to be a part of it. I wanted these kids to win, because I know they have paid their dues and they worked so hard this season. I couldn’t be more proud of their two championships.” Jones said a key moment for the Outlaws this season came during a tournament they played over Presidents’ Day weekend. They beat a top team from Canada early in the tournament, and in a rematch in the championship game, lost by a 6-1 score. It made them realize that they couldn’t let up for any opponent, even if they had beaten them before, Jones said. “They learned from that, and from then on, they were bound and determined and had that fire in their bellies,” Jones said.



Opportunities abound for Jr. Kings’ 18U AAA hopefuls By Brian McDonough


hat’s the rush? With a seemingly endless number of developmental options facing young hockey players these days, those within the Los Angeles Jr. Kings organization are emphasizing to families across Southern California that perhaps the most sensible - specifically at the Midget 18U level - is right in their own backyard. “There’s a growing misperception that playing 18U is the end of the road for a youth career, and that can’t be further from the truth,” said Jr. Kings general manager of hockey operations Nick Vachon. “The reality is there’s so much opportunity to succeed at that level, and that’s what players and parents need to understand - except for a very special few, it’ll always be a marathon; not a sprint.” And with tryouts fast approaching - the Jr. Kings will host their Tier I (AAA) auditions from May 11-13 at Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo - the club expects to attract a talented, hard-working group with that same philosophy in mind. This coming year, the Jr. Kings’ Midget 18U AAA team will once again be led by head coach Barry Dreger, who guided his club to a California Amateur Hockey Association state championship this past season. “For most kids, it’s a pivotal year or two that can open so many doors, and that point needs to be made loud and clear,” said Dreger, noting the importance of the Jr. Kings’ participation in the highly-regarded, heavily-scouted Tier I Elite League. “Most players at

this age are still just scratching the surface in terms Kings Chad Ruhwedel, a defenseman for the Pittsof their potential, and they’re still so young when you burgh Penguins, and former first-round NHL draft pick step back and look at the big picture.” Beau Bennett, a forward in the St. Louis Blues sysPlenty of local success stories have resonated tem, during their 18U AAA seasons, more often than throughout the Midget 18U AAA ranks in recent years, not will doom a promising career. “I’ve seen it too many times,” said the coach. “You among them the journeys of forward Eetu Selanne have young kid - 15, 16, 17 years old - with plenty and defenseman Ryan Orgel. Both former Jr. Kings, Selanne just wrapped up his of upside and they think they need to rush into junior hockey as soon as they have the freshman season playing NCAA Dichance or, if they don’t make a juvision I at Northeastern University, nior team, quit. while Orgel completed his first year “A lot of those kids who stop skating with the University of Denver. playing still have a lot of potential Jr. Kings coach Jack Bowkus, and, for those who jump to juniors, unless you’re one of those rare, who’s readied countless players special players, you’re not ready, for the high-level junior, collegiate and before you know it you’re and professional ranks over the thrown into an unfamiliar environyears, mentored both during their ment away from your friends and 18 seasons. family, maybe not getting the play“These guys are perfect exing time you expected, and your amples of why 18U works,” said level of confidence takes a big hit.” Bowkus. “Obviously, they put in That, says Bowkus, is why the time, but what’s equally importEetu Selanne, who recently completed his first ant is that they were realistic about year of NCAA Division I hockey at Northeastern Midget 18 at home presents the their paths and showed patience; University, played a valuable Midget 18U AAA ideal springboard season for playthey knew if they wanted to get season with the Los Angeles Jr. Kings in 2014- ers to grow into leadership roles where they wanted to be - in this 15. Photo/Northeastern University Athletics and become key contributors case, Division I college hockey - there were no short- on their team, all the while being seen regularly by cuts.” elite-level junior and college programs across North Unnecessarily accelerating the developmental America. “And they’re still only 18 (years old),” said Bowkus. process, says Bowkus, who also coached former Jr.


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Galambos’ long journey will continue at Minnesota State Galambos said in regard to a major, he’s leaning towards something in business or the medical field. ver the past four seasons, Zak Galambos has And in looking back on his youth career, Galambos played for five junior hockey teams in three said he had numerous positive influences that helped different leagues. mold him into who he is today. In addition to the Jr. Next year, he’ll get some well-earned stability to Sharks, Galambos played for the Vacaville North his credit as the Walnut Creek native and San Jose Jr. Stars, Berkeley Bulldogs and Oakland Bears. Sharks alum will be off to play NCAA Division I “When it comes to coaches, every coach hockey for Minnesota State University (WCHA). I’ve ever had, from the beginning to now, Beginning in 2014-15, Galambos played have all contributed to my development,” said in the United States Hockey League (USHL) Galambos. “They all made my minor hockey days for the Des Moines Buccaneers and in the unforgettable and I thank them for that. North American Hockey League (NAHL) for the “The Jr. Sharks have all the resources you Janesville Jets. The following season, it was a need if you’re trying to take your hockey career full year with the NAHL’s Johnstown Tomahawks to the next level. The Jr. Sharks really helped before splitting 2016-17 between Johnstown prepare me for my junior hockey career. They and the USHL’s Omaha Lancers. This year, offer a top-notch facility and provide an even Galambos ventured to the British Columbia better coaching staff to accompany it. The Hockey League (BCHL) to finish out his junior coaches that stand out to me are Mike Janda, eligibility with the Wenatchee Wild, a team that Curtis Brown, John Beaulieu and Nate wound up in the league finals. Weossner.” After all that, college life may be a breeze In reflecting on the past four years of his for Galambos, who will man the blue line for the junior hockey journey, Galambos said it was Mavericks. never an option to hang up the skates, even “Minnesota State first showed some interest when some players may have done just that. in me back when I was playing in Johnstown,” Walnut Creek native Zak Galambos spent the 2017-18 season skating for the “It’s something I’ve been doing the majority said Galambos. “After playing four years of Wenatchee Wild’s back end in the BCHL. Photo/Russ Alman/Digital Media Northwest of my life and I couldn’t just give up on that,” said juniors, they came out to watch Wenatchee play a few out on the ice and in the weight room. As far as Galambos. “I’d really like to thank my parents (Tina games. They liked how much I had developed over school, I think it may be a little difficult at first, but and Nelson) for teaching me to finish something that those few years and offered me a spot. Ever since I they have their freshmen go and start classes over I’ve started. Since I began this journey, I’ve had this started playing hockey, it has always been a dream of summer, which will help me get a feel for things, so goal, and I won’t stop until I reach it. So with that, mine to play D-I. To be able to play top-level hockey I think being able to take a couple classes and start if it weren’t for them, none of this would have been and to get an education at the same time, there’s workouts will make the transition fairly easy.” possible.” By Matt Mackinder


nothing else I could ask for. Truly a dream come true.” Once he gets to the Mankato, Minn., campus later this summer, Galambos has an idea on what to expect, both on and off the ice. “I’m just expecting a lot of hard work,” Galambos said. “I’m going to have to earn everything I get – no handouts. So I know I’ll be putting in a lot of work


Silver Anniversary

NARCh rolls on, kicks off milestone 25th season with four California regional events By Phillip Brents


his year marks the 25th anniversary of NARCh roller hockey – the North American Roller Hockey Championship series. It first faced off in 1994 and has since grown to embrace teams from all over the world. Two and a half decades later, winning a NARCh title continues to remain a coveted achievement The 2018 NARCh season opened with regional qualifying tournaments in San Jose (March 10-11 at the Silver Creek Sportsplex) and Huntington Beach (March 23-25 at THE RINKS-Huntington Beach Inline). Overall, 11 regional tournaments are scheduled across North America in eight U.S. states and one Canadian province this spring, including four tournaments in California. The tournament series will next land at THE RINKS-Irvine Inline the weekend of April 26-29 before dropping into the Escondido Sports Center from June 1-3. The Irvine regional is expected to the largest regional qualifier across the country. Regional qualifying tournaments lead up to the NARCh West Coast Finals June 21 to July 1 in Irvine and the NARCh East Coast Finals July 12-22 in Alpharetta, Ga. The West Coast Finals will feature a true girls division (born 2004 or earlier) while the East Coast Finals will spotlight the NARCh Pro Division and $25,000 in prize money.

Quakes (8U), Mission Mayhem (10U Gold and 16U Silver), Revision Revolution 07 (10U Silver), Revision Revolution 05 (12U Gold), Konixx Silicon Valley Quakes (12U Silver and 18U Silver), Verbero aNARChy (14U Gold), NorCal Jokers (14U Silver), Revision Revolution 01 (16U Gold), Revision Revolution 99 (18U Gold), Buzz (Men’s Gold) and Revo (Men’s Silver). Ten teams filled out a rather robust Men’s Division. The packed, three-rink two-day event firmly announced with its vibe and excitement. that the NARCh roller hockey season had arrived. “There were rumors that the facility was going to convert one of its rinks to soccer, but fortunately, the hockey has picked up a bit so they’ve decided

Patel of the aNARChy (14U) with a .958 save percentage, Max DeRossi of the Jokers (16U) with a .917 save percentage and Jack Salverson of the Delta River Rats (12U Silver) with a .909 save percentage.

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The Huntington Beach event featured 49 teams competing for medals in 17 sub-divisions. Division champions included OC Marvel (6U and 12U Silver), Pama Cyclones (8U Gold), Militia (8U Silver), California Kings 07 (10U Gold), Renegades 07 (10U Silver), Pama Labeda Golden Knights (12U Platinum), Militia Grey (12U Gold), Angry Ducks (14U Gold), Militia White (14U Silver), Skittles 01 (16U Gold), Militia Gray (16U Silver), Rink Rat Groove (18U Gold), Bulldogs Yellow (18U Silver), Labeda Jets (Women), Mavin (Men’s Gold) and Mavin Tribe 2 (Men’s Silver). The Women’s Division proved to be a bonus for the HB regional. Top performances turned in by division high scorers included Kyle Decoster of the Konixx Outcasts 00 (18U) with 16 points, Trevor Connelly of the Angry Ducks (12U) with 15 points, Luka Zoretic of the Mission Renegades (10U) with 14 points and Gage Waddington of Militia (8U) with 12 points. Top goaltender award winners included Jolie Savoy of the Pama Cyclones (Women) with a .929 save percentage, the Skittles 01 (16U) tandem of Andy Barsamian and The Labeda Jets captured the Women’s Division championship at March’s Huntington Kurt Yano with a .920 save percentage, and Beach NARCh regional tournament. Photo/NARCh Northern exposure Chance Legaspi of the Angry Ducks (12U) Roller hockey continues to maintain a strong pulse against that, which is great news for the sport there,” with a .917 save percentage. in the northern reaches of the Golden State. NARCh’s appeal crosses all boundaries, as Goodwin noted. Fifty teams competed at the San Jose regional, Top division high scorer award winners included the sons of 13-year Anaheim Ducks veteran Ryan with team championships determined in 13 sub- Aiyhden Martinez of the Suicide Squad (12U Gold) Getzlaf and 14-year NHL veteran Ryan Kesler both divisions. with 14 points, Cooper Huang of the Revolution 07 participated in the 8U Division at the HB regional. “The Northern California qualifier is always good,” (10U) with 13 points, Aiden Jones of the Mayhem “It’s always fantastic to see NHL players supporting commented NARCh president Daryn Goodwin. (14U) with 13 points and Josh Villar of the Quakes roller hockey,” Goodwin said. “Ryan Kesler played “This year was the largest qualifier we’ve had in quite (16U) with 12 points. NARCh himself growing up, so he knows what’s up.” some time at Silver Creek.” Goodwin noted that all regionals will include a Top goaltender award winners included Ethan The quality of competition among Bay Area teams Bach of the Revolution 99 (18U) with a .978 save 6U age division. He said those interested in getting continues to rise across the board. percentage, Peter Simonsen of NCR Konixx Elite involved at this age group but need help finding a Division champions included the Silicon Valley (Men’s Division) with a .964 save percentage, Jaisal team can email him directly at

California State Cup scholastic inline champs crowned S

ix teams representing three regions from across California competed at this year’s State Cup scholastic inline championship tournament. Marina defeated Temecula Valley 4-0 to win the Tier 1 championship, while Villa Park defeated Norco 5-1 to capture the Tier 2 final. All games were originally scheduled to be completed March 10 at THE RINKS-Irvine Inline, though one game had to be postponed due to rain. Marina, Villa Park and Norco are all members of the Anaheim Ducks Inline Scholastic Hockey League (ADISL). Temecula Valley entered as the champion of the Temecula Valley Inline Hockey Association (TVIHA). A team representing the Central Coast region also competed. All teams participated in round-robin play before being divided into two groups of three teams each for the championship playoffs. 14

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Marina topped Central Coast 4-1 in the Tier 1 “The numbers were down a bit from previous years, but overall, the games were competitive, especially in the semifinal and Norco defeated ADISL rival Cypress 5-2 in the Tier 2 semifinal. playoffs,” tournament director John Paerels said. Temecula Valley’s Jake Maurer led the Temecula defeated Marina 6-4 in the round-robin, but tournament in scoring with Marina pulled out the victory in nine points (eight goals, the Tier 1 final on the strength of one assist), while Dunton shutout goaltending by Vincent posted a 1.40 goals-against Dunton and single goals from average. Michael Tanzo, Chris BosNext year’s State Cup will teruya, Noah Gealy and Evan be played on March 18 or Stapleton. March 25. “I would’ve love to have seen them play a best two-out-of-three,” “We hope to see more Villa Park High School captured the Tier 2 champion- teams, especially some of Paerels noted. The Tier 2 championship game ship at March’s California State Cup scholastic inline the various winter league tournament in Irvine. Photo/ADISL between Norco and Villa Park was champions so we can try to delayed due to wet rink conditions but was eventually truly crown a state champion,” Paerels said. played on March 25 to wrap up this year’s competition. James Pritchett led Villa Park with two goals. - Phillip Brents



Heat up your training this summer at THE RINKS By THE RINKS Staff


s youth travel leagues begin to wrap up the 2017-18 season, now is the perfect time to start planning how you are going to prepare for next season. While the summer months have usually been reserved for days at the beach, family vacations, or bonfires at night, hockey players know that the summer offseason is the perfect opportunity to work on techniques, develop skills, and improve on your game as you prepare for the new season. To help these dedicated hockey players, THE RINKS is proud to announce the All-World Hockey Institute collection of 2018 camps, along with inline hockey camps for players of all ages and skills levels. The All-World Hockey Institute, which returns for its 23rd season, will continue to host a variety of camps at THE RINKS-Anaheim ICE, THE RINKS-Lakewood ICE, THE RINKS-Poway ICE, THE RINKS-Westminster ICE and THE RINKS-Yorba Linda ICE, led by world-renowned camp director Rick Hutchinson. Bringing over 25 years of experience and leadership to these camps, Hutchinson’s dedication to hockey development, along with his innovative approach to teaching, has made him and the All-World Hockey Camps one the best in the business. One who has seen his coaching style is Anaheim Ducks TV color analyst and former NHL goaltender Brian Hayward. “I have had the pleasure to be on the ice many times over the past 15 years with Rick during his hockey schools,” said Hayward. “Rick’s ability to demonstrate, ex-

ecute and instruct young players is outstanding. He offers the tools for his students to improve while building their confidence.” The work he has designed over time has helped THE RINKS become officially recognized as a USA Hockey Model Association in 2016. One of these crafted techniques is the how each camp highlights a different skill allowing each player to

The summer of 2018 is right around the corner, which means the All-World Hockey Institute is coming to a number of THE RINKS locations in short order. Photo/THE RINKS

choose on what they want to work on. “THE RINKS summer camps are unique in that you don’t work all on the skills during each camp, only spending a little bit of time on each skill,” said THE RINKS hockey manager Vince Valles. “Instead, each player picks and chooses what skills they want or need to work on to improve their game. When you can focus on skills like


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power skating, puck handling or body contact one at a time, you spend more time perfecting those fundamentals, which accelerates the amount of learning each player gains. This, in turn, builds their confidence and results in better-rounded hockey players.” While the variety of camps within the All-World Hockey Institute feature challenging programs with professional instruction for all levels of players from Novice to AAA, the highly acclaimed Anaheim Ducks Youth Camp is a perfect start for beginning hockey players. Designed for kids between the ages of five and 12, this camp is open to any skill level with only basic skating skills required. In this camp, kids will spend an unforgettable four days with professional coaches, learning all aspects of the game of ice hockey at THE RINKS-Anaheim ICE, which is the official practice facility of the NHL’s Ducks. Each day of the camp consists of on- and off-ice skills, drills, scrimmages, fun and games. In addition to these camps selections, THE RINKS-Poway ICE will be hosting the first ever San Diego Gulls camp along with a selected variety of All-World Hockey camps. Lastly, on the inline side, THE RINKS-Corona Inline, THE RINKS-Irvine Inline and THE RINKS-Huntington Beach Inline will all be hosting numerous youth summer inline hockey camps for players of all skill levels. In addition to providing players with personal coaching from THE RINKS staff, the camps also include off-rink conditioning and team building exercises. A typical day includes participants starting with individual skill development before jumping into team drills.

ANAHEIM JR. DUCKS Two former Lady Ducks help Clarkson capture NCAA title By Chris Bayee


larkson University’s run to a second consecutive women’s NCAA championship last month came with the help of former Anaheim Lady Ducks standouts Tia Stoddard and Katie Beaumier. “The whole experience was phenomenal,” said Stoddard, a freshman who started playing for the Lady Ducks at 10U. “The playoff push was the most exciting part, winning the ECAC tournament and then the NCAA tournament.” Beaumier, a sophomore, said the team’s off-ice approach had plenty to do with its on-ice success. “Our team chemistry was phenomenal – there was no drama, no hierarchy,” she said. “We all understood the roles we contributed to the team. Stoddard said she wouldn’t trade her Lady Ducks experiences for anything. “I loved it there and I love all the friends I made,” she said. “We had so much fun at tournaments, whether Nationals or otherwise. But every day was fun, getting to the rink and catching up. “Kathy (McGarrigle, the Lady Ducks program director and multi-team coach) fostered that environment. She is a great coach, on and off the ice.” Stoddard played in 20 games as a freshman, recording five points, including two goals. She said the exposure to scouts and the college game that she gained through the Lady Ducks was invaluable. “We went to Nationals every year I played for the Lady Ducks, and that is packed with scouts,” said Stoddard, who is majoring in Biomolecular Science. “Playing in those tournaments also helped with the transition to college.” That is also why Beaumier left home in Washington and played a season of 16U AAA and another at 19U AAA. “I had a desire to play at a more elite level than AA,” the Chemical Engineering major said. “I was driven toward schools with my major, but the Lady Ducks coaches encouraged me to keep my options open.”


Active recovery a major part of athletes’ post-seasons T

he end of a season can often times feel bittersweet. You find yourself wishing there was more time during the season, but now that it is all over, now what? The simplest answer – rest. Participation in multiJerry Hotarek ple sports cannot be overstated enough with the oversaturation of year-round hockey going on everywhere. It is too much. While some view playing hockey during the offseason as a way to get ahead, the athlete could be seriously hindering their overall athletic development, possibly even increasing risk for long-term injury. Rather than just talking about the negatives of early youth sport specialization and saying, “play other sports,” let’s go a little deeper than that. March and April can be referred to as the post-season active recovery phase (detailed in my blog entitled “Hockey Periodization Part I”). Rest should not be confused with sitting around, doing nothing and playing video games. It simply means a rest from hockey. During this phase, I place great emphasis on restoring muscle breakdown, lingering ailments, addressing injuries, and

dynamic movement enhancement with our athletes. Essentially, you want to restore the body back to full health and neutral posture in preparation for an intense offseason training regimen. Tip: Pay close attention to the athlete’s posture and how hockey impacts its neutrality. Hunched shoulders, forward neck, and over-developed quads are common symptoms found in an athlete that lacks overall athleticism. Neutral spine and posture are critical to full range of motion in movement patterns and ultimately, strength, power and speed. During post-season active recovery, the athlete should recover from the season without becoming completely sedentary. Develop a stretching and mobility routine to restore movement enhancements. (Routines can be found on my blog, entitled “Movement Enhancement”). Play a complimentary sport in the spring, even just recreationally: baseball, tennis, golf, lacrosse, etc. A personal favorite of mine is the participation in martial arts, which demonstrate a lot of the same mental toughness standards found in ice hockey and can be a great way to develop overall athleticism. Resistance training and conditioning are also great tools for development. In older athletes, it is pretty much now a prerequisite before advancing to elite levels and now, we see more 14U athletes participating. Our program has two groups, Varsity (16U, junior, college) and Junior Varsity

(14U). Each group has strength and conditioning protocol that is age-appropriate. During the post-season active recovery phase, we place a lot of emphasis on restoration and rebuilding strength. Many do not realize that there are safe and effective methods for 14U athletes to build strength, power and speed without the use of weights. Currently, we will run two strength and movement sessions a week and have added one conditioning day that ends with a pick-up rugby game – just an example of what a common offseason training schedule might look like. To avoid misinterpretation, no one is suggesting you quit hockey in the offseason or stop playing altogether. We’re simply making the suggestion of a practical approach that promotes optimal development in the offseason. Play shinny once in a while with friends, and if the fire is still burning, play on a spring team. Just make sure your eyes are set on the importance of being a complete athlete. After the post-season active recovery phase comes an intense training regimen during the offseason phase (May-August, also detailed in my blog, “Hockey Periodization Part I”). My advice would be to seek guidance in careful planning through an experienced strength coach or mentor – someone who has been through the hockey mill. Enjoy the offseason – it doesn’t last long!

Jerry Hotarek is the owner and founder of Strength Edge Athletics in Belmont. Interested in being a Chalk Talk columnist? E-mail Matt Mackinder at



Synthetic Ice Skating Series - Part 2 of 3 – Turns


elcome back to the Synthetic Ice Skating Series! In Part 2, Jim Vitale and Jeremy Rupke go over turning and more importantly, sharp turns! Vitale is an advocate for extreme edges on a turn. There is a fine line between stopping completely or having the right power to accelerate into a turn. Digging your skate into the ice enough to make you strong on your feet while still accelerating on a turn is key. The speed at which a player turns always depends on the situation on the ice. Do you have a defender coming in hot? Are you in the corner with a defender at your back? Are you turning in the neutral zone? Do you suddenly have to turn for a back check? There are so many situations that, as a player, you need to simply practice these dynamic situations to understand how aggressive and intense you need to be making those turns. The scientific challenge behind this is called “inertia,” which is a mass of resistance that challenges you to change directions. When you change in motion (a turn for instance) your body/mass begins to resist changing with that motion and wants to continue going straight. So when you turn your skates at a high speed, there is a moment where your body or mass wants to continue going the way it was initially (straight). A good athlete can manage that inertia by avoiding their body wanting to go in a different direction than where their brain wants to go. So how do we get rid of that momentum that wants to keep us from going straight? First, Vitale shares the best tip to a good turn: “Drop-

ping your weight by bending your knees during a turn.” This will help you accelerate during a turn and keep your balance at that high speed. You will not be able to control your turn by remaining stiff or standing straight up since your body will take that momentum and force to turn much more widely and slowly. Also, no matter where you turn (left or right), you’re going to want to

put your force on the outside edge of your inside leg. So if you’re turning left, you will put force on your inside leg (left leg) on your outside edge of that skate. If you keep your leg straight and not on the outside edge, your left leg will then want to continue straight rather than turn


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and that forces you to use much more strength or worse, blow a tire and allow the other team an odd-man rush. Next, Vitale advises to “scissor out your outside leg,” which means you want your outside leg wider rather than close to your turning/inside leg. By doing that, it helps with stability and speed in the turn itself. Widening your base of support (legs) is key to a fast and strong turn. Having your legs too close together in a turn makes you wobbly and unstable, so avoid that as much as possible. Amongst the debate between where to put your weight during a turn (outside or inside leg), Jim unequivocally says the inside leg where your pressure should be almost on your heels on your inside leg, so you don’t fall forward and just a little bit of pressure on the outside leg to keep you balanced. Lastly, Coach says, “FALL AND FALL AGAIN.” If you’re careful, cautious and hesitant, these turns will never become natural. By falling and making mistakes, you can reflect on what does and does not work. So for all your speedsters, take these turning tips and add them to your game! For all the best hockey training products, including Synthetic Ice - Revolution Tiles and Extreme Glide Synthetic Ice, visit

NEVADA REPORT Zucker shows class with #Give16 Trio of Jr. Golden Knights teams campaign for Minnesota youth take in Nationals experience By Matt Mackinder

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ason Zucker is a Las Vegas native playing in the NHL for the Minnesota Wild, and making a difference off the ice in the Twin Cities. Back in 2015, a visit to sick children at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital yielded a meeting with eight-year-old cancer patient Tucker Helstrom. “He had a gift for me,” Zucker wrote in the Players’ Tribune. “It was a T-shirt with my name and number on the back, but the ‘Z’ had been crossed out. In its place was a ‘T.’ Sixteen was his favorite number, and because of that, I had become his favorite player. “I probably stayed with Tucker for 30 minutes. I felt like I had known him forever.” Zucker kept in touch with Helstrom and his mom and often talked about him to his wife, Carly. Then came the summer of 2016 when Zucker signed a two-year extension with the Wild. “I was on top of the world,” said Zucker. “My phone rang 30 minutes later. It was Carly. Tucker’s mom had just sent Carly a text: ‘If you want to say goodbye to Tucker, you should come soon.’ “He never seemed sick until that day, As we went to leave, he reached into his pocket and pulled out a hockey card. It was a Tucker Helstrom card, No. 16. His autograph was on the back. “Carly and I sat in the car and cried for 30 minutes. We knew we’d never see Tucker again.” Helstrom is the reason the Zucker’s started the #Give16 initiative – a season-long campaign to raise funds for the Zucker Family Suite and Broadcast Studio at the Xcel Energy Center. “In addition to letting people know about #Give16 and encouraging them to support the hospital, Carly and I want to put our money where our mouths are,” Zucker said. “We’re donating $160,000 to the project. As of today, #Give16 has raised over $700,000. It makes me so happy to know that it will help support these strong kids. Kids like Tucker.”

hree teams from the Vegas Jr. Golden Knights traveled to various locations over the past month to partake in the USA Hockey Youth Nationals events. In its first year known as the Jr. Golden Knights, the program sent its high school team to Plymouth, Minn., in late March and then its Bantam AA team to Amherst, N.Y., and 16U AA team to Wayne, N.J., over the first weekend in April. All three squads played well, but did not advance past the round robin portion of their respective tournaments. The high school team lost 5-2 to Greenville (S.C.), 7-3 to the Wichita (Kan.) Jr. Thunder and then 9-1 to the Billings (Mont.) Bulls. Individually, Caleb Day and Patrick Voors each scored twice for Vegas, while Brett Harpling and Joseph Heinzelman added a goal each. Jacob Paul played all three games in goal for the Jr. Golden Knights. At the Bantam AA level, Vegas opened with a 5-3 win over the Wyoming Wolverines as Anthony Mazza scored a pair of goals, William Jacob notched a goal and an assist and John Purdy contributed two assists to back Zackary Ortolano’s 11 saves in goal. The Jr. Golden Knights were then blanked 5-0 by the Park City (Utah) Ice Miners and then lost 5-3 to the eventual national champion Atlanta Fire. Purdy, Jacob and Dominic Suhr scored in the loss to Atlanta, who won the 1A national title 6-5 over the Idaho Jr. Steelheads. The 16U team fell 5-1 to the Charleston (S.C.) Jr. Stingrays, then 4-3 to the eventual 1A national runner-up Park City Ice Miners, Joseph Terrana scoring two goals for Vegas. The Jr. Golden Knights ended their tournament with a 6-4 loss to the Bozeman Icedogs. In the finale, Terrana and Jacob Underhill each posted a goal and an assist and John Hallett and Caesar Redoble scored single goals. Hunter Barto tacked on two assists and Owen Kennedy had a solid showing between the pipes.

FROM THE TRAINER’S ROOM Core stability – it’s much more than just about sit ups W

hen most people think about core or abdominal exercises, they think sit ups and planks. Though these exercises can be effective, can we do it better? Many of the most popular core exercises are performed on the floor. The issue is that most of the sports Chris Phillips we play occur standing up. With this in mind, adding core exercises in a standing position, either in a squat, split squat or single-leg position can improve the benefit of core stability exercises. The result of standing core exercises is a more stable athlete that can hold off an opponent, provide a better base for movement and reduce injuries. There is an infinite amount of core exercises that can be performed in a standing position and be extremely effective. One simple exercise that needs little equipment is the Pallof Press. It is a great anti-rotational exercise that works the abdominals, low back and hip musculature and helps create a more stable athlete. Start with a resistance band attached to a fixed point. Facing 90 degrees from the band, start in a squatted or athletic position with the band in both hands and pulling your body sideways or laterally. With the hands at your chest, press the arms out, extending the elbows all the way. The resistance of the band, will pull back towards the fixed point. The objective is to resist this force. The resistance does not have to be too high. The biggest focus is to stay nice and stable as the arms extend directly in front of you. To add difficulty, change from a squatted position to a split squat position.

Chris Phillips is a certified athletic trainer and strength and conditioning specialist with over 25 years’ experience working with amateur, professional and Olympic athletes. Chris is the owner of Compete Sports Performance and Rehab in Orange County.



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St. Mary’s program is NorCal’s newest hockey destination By Matt Mackinder


hile much of California’s hockey atmosphere is centered on the programs in Southern California, the St. Mary’s High School program in Stockton is on the path to be Northern California’s newest one-stop shop for everything hockey. St. Mary’s also offers a top-notch Catholic education curriculum that, coupled with the hockey program led by Derek Eisler, is attractive for those that want student-athlete development without missing 15-20 days of school per year. Prep schools out East have these types of programs, but as Eisler states, “why leave California when everything you want to achieve your goals in hockey and education is right here?” “Our mission at St. Mary’s is to provide direction and create opportunity for players, through quality practices, off ice training, competition and consulting,” said Eisler. “We take great pride in opening up the doors of opportunity for aspiring, dedicated hockey families. We will provide honest guidance, education and direction to players and their families through our product offered. The goal is to create an atmosphere of full development for the individual player and the family. “At St. Mary’s, we will assess each player’s individual needs and will always work to find the best opportunities and fit for each unique athlete. We are available to you 24/7, 365 days per year to answer any questions that may need your attention.” Eisler was born in Oakland and built his career in hockey from the bottom up. He has coached players of all ages at

all levels all over the world and brings a unique understand- Anaheim Ducks High School Hockey League, NAHL Prep ing and passion for the game. His passion for the game and League and Western AAA teams, in addition to a possible love of coaching continues to impact the Northern Califor- tournament in Minnesota to play high school teams there. nia hockey community with positive results. Minnesota is often considered to have the most competitive His 30 years of coaching has taken him from youth high school program in the country, so playing the best will hockey (NorCal Rep Club, IMG Academy, Jr help St. Mary’s players improve their overall skill sets. Sharks, Stockton Colts), to junior hockey With the academics of St. Mary’s, the student athletes (Rochester Mustangs, Billwill be able to interact and seek ings Bulls) to professional counseling and feedback from hockey (China Sharks), teachers, administrators and other to the NHL (San Jose faculty. St. Mary’s is rated in the top half of Catholic education in all of Sharks) and internaCalifornia. tional hockey (Swiss St. Mary’s follows the school summer teams, Israel/ calendar – August-May (10-month Canada hockey school, hockey program) – and offers prehead coach for the Israel mier education with an unparalleled Hockey Federation). hockey experience, something During his career, Eisler Eisler believes Tier hockey cannot has seen many of Northern California’s most talented pros- The weight room at St. Mary’s High School in Stockton is a offer. “We are looking for players that pects leave the area in pursuit critical component for the aspiring student-athlete to keep of the elite coaching and ex- improving their game, on and off the ice. want to play junior hockey and then perience required to get to the next level in their careers. advance to play NCAA college hockey,” said Eisler. “We In response, he founded the St. Mary’s program with the are connected and motivated to help aspiring young hockgoal of providing the area’s best athletes access to the ey players reach their goals and optimize their potential.” Details for St. Mary’s Hockey Academy include: premier coaching and training they had historically sought $9,200 tuition, in addition to the hockey program ($7,300) elsewhere. St. Mary’s, who was recently accepted into the brand- and housing ($5,000), for a total of $21,500 (without finannew NAHL Prep League as a showcase partner, will have cial assistance). For more information, email Eisler at daily practice, off-ice training, qualified professional coaching, a 30-45 game schedule ranging from games in the or visit


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Luke Richesin (Clovis) – Great Falls Americans Owen Sikich (Hermosa Beach) – Granite City Lumberjacks Jacob Takashima (Torrance) – Willmar WarHawks ONTARIO HOCKEY LEAGUE Sasha Chmelevski (Huntington Beach) – Ottawa 67’s Ivan Lodnia (Anaheim) – Erie Otters Jason Robertson (Los Angeles) – Kingston Frontenacs Nick Robertson (Los Angeles) – Peterborough Petes QUEBEC MAJOR JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE Matthew Boucher (Los Angeles) – Quebec Remparts SUPERIOR INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE Rob Ivy (Bermuda Dunes) – Fort Frances Lakers SASKATCHEWAN JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE Ryan Gil (Huntington Beach) – Battlefords North Stars Evan Plotnik (Capistrano Beach) – Melfort Mustangs Maxim Sidelnik (Los Angeles) – Estevan Bruins Connor Smith (Rancho Santa Margarita) – Battlefords North Stars Egan Wolford (San Jose) – La Ronge Ice Wolves UNITED STATES HOCKEY LEAGUE Vincent de Mey (Brentwood) – Muskegon Lumberjacks Cole Guttman (Los Angeles) – Dubuque Fighting Saints Rory Herrman (Poway) – Green Bay Gamblers Jack St. Ivany (Manhattan Beach) – Sioux Falls Stampede Cam York (Anaheim Hills) – U.S. NTDP Under-17 Team UNITED STATES PREMIER HOCKEY LEAGUE Alex Allen (Morgan Hill) – Islanders Hockey Club (Elite) Aaron Aragon (Whittier) – Northern Cyclones (NCDC) Lucas Bachofner (Los Angeles) – New Jersey Rockets (Premier) Jackson Baughman (Windsor) – Eugene Generals (Elite) Nash Berkowitz (San Jose) – Eugene Generals (Elite) Ethan Bock (Upland) – Boston Jr. Bruins (Premier) Guillaume Bose (San Jose) – Northern Cyclones (Premier) Bradley Budman (Foothill Ranch) – South Shore Kings (NCDC) Anthony Capraro (Hacienda Heights) – Northern Cyclones (Elite) Nikolai Cherednichenko (Berkeley) – Boston Bandits (Premier) Takato Cox (Redondo Beach) – Connecticut Jr. Rangers (NCDC) Evan Cronkhite (Aliso Viejo) – Boston Bandits (Premier) Ryan Danner (San Jose) – Ironwood Fighting Yoopers (Premier) Sean Dickson (Millbrae) – Hampton Roads Whalers (Premier) Tyler Dill (South Lake Tahoe) – Charlotte Rush (Premier) Dante DiNapoli (Moss Beach) – New Jersey Rockets (Premier) Dylan Dix (Scotts Valley) – Northern Cyclones (NCDC) Justin Dixson (Sunnyvale) – Boston Jr. Bruins (NCDC) Thomas Dyreng (San Jose) – Northern Cyclones (Elite) Dillon Foster (Saugus) – Eugene Generals (Elite) Luc Fox (Valencia) – Richmond Generals (Elite) Donovan Garcia (San Jose) – Islanders Hockey Club (Elite) John Garrity (Dublin) – Islanders Hockey Club (Premier) Dylan Gluck (San Juan Capistrano) – Tampa Bay Juniors (Premier) Joshua Harburn (San Ramon) – Boston Jr. Bruins (Elite) Jonathan Holguin (Fresno) – Hartford Jr. Wolfpack (Elite) Blake Howard (Coto de Caza) – New Jersey Rockets (NCDC) Adam Husley (Bakersfield) – Atlanta Knights (Premier) Wiggle Kerbrat (Laguna Niguel) – Rochester Monarchs (NCDC) Mason Kohn (San Diego) – Boston Jr. Bruins (Premier) Georg Landro (Riverside) – Potomac Patriots (Premier) Justin Lebouef (Canyon Country) – Boston Bandits (Premier) Jason Lee (Thousand Oaks) – Boston Bandits (Elite) Tyler Levine (Laguna Beach) – Islanders Hockey Club (NCDC) Wyatt Light (Manhattan Beach) – New Jersey Rockets (Premier) Mike Lopez (Bakersfield) – Atlanta Knights (Elite) Collin Markoski (Corona) – New York Aviators (Premier) Luis Mendoza (Newark) – Daytona Racers (Premier) Josh Morrison (San Diego) – Minnesota Moose (Premier) Nick Nakagawa (Los Angeles) – Daytona Racers (Premier) Matthew Newberger (Lake Tahoe) – Palm Beach Hawks (Premier) Ryan Newman (Bakersfield) – Charlotte Rush (Elite) Daniel Nikiforov (Roseville) – Minnesota Blue Ox (Premier) Geno Norraik (Northridge) – Boston Bandits (Premier) Robert Norwalk (Fremont) – Islanders Hockey Club (Premier) Nicholas Peterson (Stockton) – Palm Beach Hawks (Elite) Nick Privitera (Sun Valley) – Steele County Blades (Premier) Brandon Putman (Redondo Beach) – Northern Cyclones (Elite) Dylan Robello (San Jose) – Florida Eels (Premier) Brendan Schulte (Fullerton) – Northern Cyclones (Premier) Jordan Shepherd (Bakersfield) – Connecticut Nighthawks (Premier) Ryan Sheridan (Mission Viejo) – Northern Cyclones (Elite) Jack Sitzman (Redondo Beach) – Jersey Hitmen (NCDC) Jered Stevenson (Tracy) – New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs (Elite) Mischa Subotin (San Jose) – Syracuse Stars (Premier) Taylor Urch (Anaheim) – Richmond Generals (Premier) Tristian Waechter (Fairfield) – Jersey Hitmen (Premier) Jack Walsh (Oceanside) – Boston Bandits (Elite) Jack Walters – New York Aviators (Premier) ! Nick Wardstrom (Discovery Bay) – Islanders Hockey Club (Premier) Chad Watt (Riverside) – Potomac Patriots (Premier) WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE Blake Bargar (Torrance) – Seattle Thunderbirds Hunter Campbell – Calgary Hitmen % Jake McGrew (Orange) – Spokane Chiefs Carl Stankowski – Seattle Thunderbirds # Keoni Texeira (Fontana) – Portland Winterhawks Brayden Watts (Bakersfield) – Vancouver Giants Dustin Wolf (Tustin) – Everett Silvertips Kailer Yamamoto – Spokane Chiefs %

WESTERN STATES HOCKEY LEAGUE Joseph Aguirre (West Covina) – Ontario Avalanche Tristan Ayoubi (Orange) – Long Beach Bombers Leon Biller (Valencia) – Valencia Flyers Domenic Bosetti (Long Beach) – Long Beach Bombers Ryan Brown (South Lake Tahoe) – Seattle Totems Rhett Bruckner (Huntington Beach) – Phoenix Knights Christian Bundschuh (Newport Coast) – Utah Outliers Declan Curtis (Fontana) – Ontario Avalanche Carter Dahl (Fresno) – Colorado Jr. Eagles Lucas Demsar (South Lake Tahoe) – Tahoe Icemen Quinn Deshler (Hawthorne) – Ontario Avalanche Conner Duffy (Orange County) – Ontario Avalanche Easton Easterson (Canyon Country) – Tahoe Icemen Ryan Favilla (Garden Grove) – Ontario Avalanche Sage Fleming (Costa Mesa) – Ogden Mustangs Nicholas Gary (Palo Alto) – West Sound Warriors Daniel Goodwin (Fresno) – Fresno Monsters Ben Greenlee (San Jose) – San Diego Sabers David Grindstaff (Sacramento) – San Diego Sabers Nickolai Gruzdev (Valencia) – Valencia Flyers Joseph Hebert (Santa Clarita) – Valencia Flyers Samuel Hernandez (Fontana) – Ontario Avalanche Taylor Hiatt (Fresno) – Fresno Monsters Jason Hickman (Saugus) – Valencia Flyers Keshawn Hopkins-Scott (San Diego) – Phoenix Knights Taylor Jolly (Saugus) – Cheyenne Stampede Max Kamper (Aliso Viejo) – El Paso Rhinos Cody Key (Fresno) – Fresno Monsters Thomas King (Ontario) – Ontario Avalanche Gabel Longshore (Davis) – Tahoe Icemen William Ma (Orange County) – Ontario Avalanche Jacob Mabaquaio (San Diego) – Bellingham Blazers Kyler Mackay (Corona) – San Diego Sabers Jeremy Malm (Santa Clarita) – Valencia Flyers Daylon Mannon (Fresno) – Fresno Monsters Tate Martishius (Valencia) – Valencia Flyers Parker Moskal (San Diego) – Long Beach Bombers Cole Parker (San Diego) – San Diego Sabers Michael Perez (Fresno) – West Sound Warriors Joseph Piroli (Saugus) – Valencia Flyers Bailey Prouty (Valencia) – Valencia Flyers Brett Ruiz (Ontario) – Ontario Avalanche Dylan San Agustin (Santa Clarita) – Valencia Flyers Kane Toriumi (Westlake Village) – Utah Outliers Tanner Turcotte (Huntington Beach) – Tahoe Icemen Jeremy Van Dyke (Corona) – Ontario Avalanche PREP SCHOOL Alan Austria-Garcia (Redwood City) – Tahoe Hockey Academy Brandon Bedient (Stevenson Ranch) – Tahoe Hockey Academy Grady Birk (Carlsbad) – Shawnigan Lake School Jordan Bonner (Huntington Beach) – Albany Academy Noah Dahlen (Orange) – Tahoe Hockey Academy Liam Dauphinee (Newport Beach) – Tahoe Hockey Academy Jared Day (Orange) – Brooks School Zachary Dill (Tahoe) – Tahoe Hockey Academy Corey Eaton (San Marcos) – Tilton School Tanner Ensign (Tustin) – Holderness School Riley Fenn (Newport Beach) – Tahoe Hockey Academy Ryan Fischer (Anaheim Hills) – South Kent Dennis L. Y. Franklin (Oakland) – The Taft School Aidan Garcia (Burbank) – The Groton School Shane Gilbert (Newport Beach) – Tahoe Hockey Academy Jonah Gold (Rolling Hills Estates) – Groton School Niko Grollman (Mission Viejo) – The Gunnery Tyler Herr (Huntington Beach) – Culver Academy Lily Humphrey (Huntington Beach) – New Hampton School Nathan Katzaroff (Anaheim) – Milton Academy Indigo Kinzey (Pacifica) – Tahoe Hockey Academy Matt Kors (Los Angeles) – Shawnigan Lake School Alexander Krause (Calabasas) – Loomis Chaffee Jordan Labbe (Pasadena) – Tahoe Hockey Academy Erik Larsson (Los Altos) – Tahoe Hockey Academy Nicholas Lee (Los Angeles) – Salisbury School Noah Lee (Los Angeles) – Salisbury School Tae Lee (Irvine) – The Governor’s Academy Koby Leeman (Napa) - Culver Academy Tyler Leibl (Del Mar) – Shawnigan Lake School Roan Linvill (Berkeley) – Tahoe Hockey Academy Mathias Long (Marina del Rey) – Lake Forest Academy Jesse Lycan (San Diego) – Berkshire School Brandon McDonald (Los Angeles) – Vermont Academy Kyle McElhaney (Yorba Linda) – Tilton School Nolan McElhaney (Yorba Linda) – Cushing Academy Adam McGill (Rancho Santa Margarita) – Tahoe Hockey Academy Keely Moy (San Diego) – Kent School Matthew Odom (Elk Grove) – Tahoe Hockey Academy Zach Pires (Villa Park) – Tahoe Hockey Academy Steven Plante (Valencia) – Tahoe Hockey Academy John Pratt (Laguna Niguel) – Berkshire School Patrick Pugliese (Pasadena) – Loomis Chaffee Alexander Rogers (Anaheim) – Williston Northampton Brett Roloson (Newport Beach) – Shawnigan Lake School Ross Roloson (Newport Beach) – Shawnigan Lake School Hunter Sansbury (Lomita) – The Gunnery Chase Sechrist (Santa Rosa) – Tahoe Hockey Academy Blake Selden (Santa Clara) – Tahoe Hockey Academy Jordan Skahill (San Dimas) – South Kent Daniel Thomas (Irvine) – Hotchkiss School Daniel Ton-That (Laguna Hills) – Tilton School Jackson Tuszynski (Valencia) – Tahoe Hockey Academy

Lukas Uhler (Upland) – New Hampton School Brent Valentine (Newport Beach) – Choate Rosemary Hall Ryan Wilson (San Diego) – Milton Academy Eric Yagubyan (Burbank) – Tilton School Billy Zegras (San Diego) – The Berkshire School

NEVADA PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Jason Zucker (Las Vegas) – Minnesota Wild AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE Gage Quinney (Las Vegas) – Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins ECHL Chris Francis (Las Vegas) – Quad City Mallards Ross McMullan (Las Vegas) – Wheeling Nailers Zach Pochiro (Las Vegas) – Allen Americans Cory Ward (Las Vegas) – Manchester Monarchs EUROPE Bryce Reddick (Las Vegas) - United Kingdom SOUTHERN PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Derek Sutliffe (Las Vegas) – Mississippi RiverKings CANADIAN WOMEN’S HOCKEY LEAGUE Megan Myers (Las Vegas) – Boston Blades COLLEGE HOCKEY NCAA DIVISION I – MEN ECAC Joe Sullivan (Las Vegas) – St. Lawrence University WCHA Brendan Harris (Henderson) – Bemidji State University D-I INDEPENDENT Dominic Garcia (Las Vegas) – Arizona State University Joey Raats (Las Vegas) – Arizona State University NCAA DIVISION I – WOMEN CHA Sarah Robello (Las Vegas) – Mercyhurst University NCAA DIVISION III – MEN CCC Alec Mono (Las Vegas) – Curry College NESCAC Brenden Russ (Las Vegas) – Connecticut College UCHC Eric Williams (Henderson) – Chatham University D-III INDEPENDENT Tanner Todd (Henderson) – Bryn Athyn College JUNIOR HOCKEY EASTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE Gage Roberts (Las Vegas) – Valley Jr. Warriors NORTH AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE Joseph Allegrini (Las Vegas) – Kenai River Brown Bears Seth Bergeron (Las Vegas) – Philadelphia Rebels NORTH AMERICAN 3 HOCKEY LEAGUE Vito Carlo (Las Vegas) – Atlanta Capitals Dylan Davenport – Lansing Wolves @ Brenden Fehlig (Las Vegas) – College Station Spirit Josh Kirk (Henderson) – Missoula Jr.. Bruins Gunner Moore (Las Vegas) – Atlanta Capitals Cameron Zucker (Las Vegas) – Lansing Wolves QUEBEC MAJOR JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE Landon Quinney (Las Vegas) – Saint John Sea Dogs UNITED STATES PREMIER HOCKEY LEAGUE Michael Cichy (Las Vegas) – Wisconsin Muskies (Premier) Hayden Knight (Las Vegas) – Hampton Roads Whalers (Premier) Spencer Poscente (Las Vegas) – Wisconsin Muskies (Premier) WESTERN STATES HOCKEY LEAGUE Jake McKenna (Las Vegas) – Valencia Flyers Jackson Oleson (Stateline) – Tahoe Icemen Gabriel Testa (Las Vegas) – Fresno Monsters % former LA Jr.. King + former California Titan * former LA Select ! former San Jose Jr. Shark # former Anaheim Jr. Duck $ former Anaheim Lady Duck @ former Nevada Storm


Congratulations to the 2017-18 champions from the Northern California Youth Hockey Association and Southern California Amateur Hockey Association!


14U A – Tri-Valley Blue Devils 14U B – San Jose Jr. Sharks 12U A – Stockton Colts 12U BB – Vacaville Jets 12U B – San Jose Jr. Sharks Girls 10U A – Santa Clara Blackhawks 10U BB – Capital Thunder 10U B – San Jose Jr. Sharks


16U AA Track 2 – Bakersfield Jr. Condors 16U A – Goldrush Hockey Club 14U AA Track 2 – Ventura Mariners 14U A – California Golden Bears 14U B – Anaheim Jr. Ducks 12U AA Track 2 – Los Angeles Jr. Kings 12U A – California Wave 12U BB – Desert Blaze 12U B – Ontario Moose 10U A – Anaheim Jr. Ducks 10U BB – Goldrush Hockey Club 10U B – Los Angeles Jr. Kings

Delia’s wild ride continues with a victory in NHL debut By Chris Bayee


ery few players experience an NHL debut like the one Collin Delia did on March 29 for the Chicago Blackhawks. Let this timeline of events sink in: · Recently called up from Chicago’s American Hockey League affiliate in Rockford, Delia wasn’t scheduled to play and got the start for the Blackhawks when veteran Anton Forsberg, a backup to the injured Corey Crawford, suffered an injury during his off-ice warmups. · That game happened to the 1,000th of Chicago defenseman Brent Seabrook’s NHL career. · Delia faced off against another California product, Eric Comrie, in Winnipeg’s net. The start was just the fourth in the NHL of Comrie’s career and it marked the first time two California goaltenders have faced each other in the NHL. · Delia had to leave the game 5:59 into the third period because of cramps, forcing emergency goalie Scott Foster – an accountant by day – to play the final 14 minutes of a 6-2 Chicago victory over the Jets. Foster’s story took on a life of its own. “History was made that night for multiple reasons, but it was cool to be a part of that whole sequence of events,” Delia said. “People said to me, ‘Oh it must stink you’re overshadowed in your first start.’ I was just happy to have the opportunity in the first place to play in an NHL game. “The way it finished was kind of unfortunate, not what I had envisioned at all. Just to be there in that moment was pretty special.” When it was all said and done, Delia had his 24

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first NHL start, first NHL victory (he made 25 of 27 The movement doesn’t faze him at this point. He saves), and he got it against a familiar face. led a nomad’s existence in youth hockey in Cali“It’s pretty amazing to play against Comrie,” said fornia, playing for the Anaheim Jr. Ducks, California Delia, who also started the next night in Colorado. Stars, California Wave, OC Hockey Club, California “We played against each other Titans and Yorba Linda Blackgrowing up. It’s kind of funny it hawks. came together then and there.” He played two junior seaIt was the second time in sons for Amarillo of the North two months he’d played against American Hockey League, goComrie. They had faced off in ing a combined 33-9-2 during an AHL game in February. Ironthe regular season and catchically enough, Delia learned of ing the eye of Merrimack. His his NHL call-up after an AHL college record hovered around victory in Winnipeg on March .500, but he had two seasons 26. He was starting to eat his with a save percentage of betpostgame meal when Rockford ter than .925 and a GAA of GM Mark Bernard called him 2.15 or lower. and asked him to meet in the Regardless of circumlobby in two minutes. stances, Delia gave his teams “He said, ‘It looks like you’re a chance to win. That was going up,’” Delia recalled. “I something the Blackhawks definitely wasn’t expecting discovered on that wild night that.” of March 29. The NHL cameo came in a “It’s a nice pat on the back Collin Delia whirlwind year for the Rancho Cucamonga native. and validation that your work is being noticed, and Delia, who was a finalist last season for the the fact you can be rewarded with a couple of starts Hockey Humanitarian Award as a junior at NCAA is pretty amazing,” he said. Division I Merrimack College, signed with Chicago “If you would have told me at the beginning of after its summer prospects camp. the season that I would have gotten a couple of He started the season shuttling between the Indy games in the NHL, I probably would have called Fuel of the ECHL and Rockford. As injuries hit the you a liar. It wasn’t on my radar. It was a goal of Hawks in net, he established himself in Rockford mine, something I thought I could achieve if I kept and had a 17-6-2 record with a .904 save percent- working toward it, but I didn’t think it would come age and 2.64 goals-against average as of mid-April. so soon.”



Position: Forward, St. Lawrence University (ECAC Hockey) Hometown: Chino Hills Last Amateur Team: Anaheim Lady Ducks Youth Teams: Ontario Eagles, Anaheim Lady Ducks California Rubber: You and two of your teammates, Kayla Nielsen and Lydia Grauer, had the opportunity to play two college hockey games in California this season. Did you ever think you’d have that opportunity? Justine Reyes: It was incredible. It was so much fun to be able to play in front of my family and friends, who never get to see me play in college, and to play against another Lady Duck – Lilly Marchant plays for Lindenwood – was a bit of a bonus. Playing at Honda Center was really cool. It was something different than what I was expecting. Before the game, we practiced at the Ducks’ practice facility in Anaheim and at the Kings’ in El Segundo. CR: You have three siblings who also play or have played hockey in some form. Is there ever a rivalry between you and your younger twin sisters (Cortney and Lindsay)? JR: They’re seniors in high school and they’re both going to be playing at D-III schools. There was always a little bit of competition between us, but nothing too serious. I had to let them win a couple times (laughing). My older brother played roller hockey for a couple years. So I started with that. I made the switch to ice when I was five or six. CR: Besides your older brother, who were other big influences on you? JR: My parents (Troy and Traci) were the biggest ones. Just watching them work so hard for so long to allow my sisters and I to play and so we could travel so much. They made a lot of sacrifices for us, and those are good qualities that I can adopt. CR: Do you have a favorite memory from your time playing in California? JR: I’d have to say winning bronze at Nationals in 2008-09 with my 12U team. CR: Do you have a favorite memory since leaving California? JR: My first game at St. Lawrence was a pretty special memory for me. When I did that, I realized one of my dreams growing up. Playing throughout the years, college hockey was always one of my goals. To achieve that was incredible. CR: When I need a good laugh I … JR: Just hang out with my teammates. CR: Are you particular about any of your gear? JR: Not my gear, but I think have some superstitious that are unique. CR: Are there any you can tell us about? JR: I get dressed the same way before every game – put my skates and pads on in the same order. I tape my stick the same way. Those are the main two. CR: Do you have a favorite meal when you go home to California? JR: I’ve got to say In-N-Out. It’s always the go-to place. CR: Some hockey players have told us they’d go every day if they could. Are you in that camp? JR: No, I don’t go that often in the summer, but maybe once or twice every two weeks. CR: What are you majoring in at St. Lawrence? JR: Psychology. I’m thinking about pursuing more education after I graduate next year. CR: How much do you think Team USA’s women winning the gold medal at the recent Olympic Games will impact girls hockey? JR: I think that’s huge for the growth of the sport, which has been growing a lot the past couple years. After winning, they’ve put in the spotlight on it even more. I think that’s going really grow the game. Photo/St. Lawrence Athletics


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California Rubber Magazine - April 2018  

The latest edition of California Rubber Magazine features the national champions from Santa Margarita Catholic High School on the cover!

California Rubber Magazine - April 2018  

The latest edition of California Rubber Magazine features the national champions from Santa Margarita Catholic High School on the cover!


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