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California Rubber 2019 Junior Player of the Year Cam York, USA Hockey’s NTDP Under-18 Team

assistant captain, the 1999 had a career-hightying 35 goals and 75 points during the regular he needle continues to point up for Cam season and 29 more points (10 goals) in 16 York. postseason games, which saw the 67s reach the A defenseman for the U.S. National Team OHL championship series. He also represented Development Program, the Anaheim Hills native Team USA at the World Junior Championship, and longtime Anaheim Jr. Ducks player put scoring seven points in seven games, and won the together a season for the ages. Roger Neilson Award as the top post-secondary York amassed an eye-popping 109 points student in the OHL. between his games for the NTDP and Team USA Jared Christy, Austin (NAHL) – The former in international competitions. That was one of Jr. King finished his junior career with a careermany considerations that went into selecting high 50 points, including 21 goals. He was an York as California Rubber Magazine’s 2019 assistant captain for Odessa before being traded Junior Player of the Year. to Austin. Part of a record-setting NTDP cohort, York Takato Cox, Connecticut (NCDC) – A 1998 claimed his own place in the program’s record and former Jr. King, his career-high 54 points books on Jan. 15 when he scored an NTDP-record included 16 goals. seven points in an 11-3 win over Youngstown Rory Herrman, Fargo (USHL) – The RPI in a United States Hockey League game. That commit was off to a solid start in Green Bay (23 effort included his first NTDP hat trick. points in 36 games), got hurt and then got traded. It’s no wonder the Michigan commit and The 1999 played for the San Diego Jr. Gulls and 2001 birth year is drawing raves in what many Jr. Ducks. observers are calling a loaded Ivan Lodnia, Niagara (OHL) 2019 NHL Draft class. An elite – The Minnesota Wild prospect puck mover, York checked was traded last offseason but in as the 12th-ranked North produced 45 points in 41 games American skater in the final before going for a team-best 14 NHL Central Scouting Service more in 11 playoff games. The rankings. He has a chance to 1999 is a former LA Selects and become the highest drafted KHS Ice player. California-born and trained Daylon Mannon, Maryland player in June, an honor Beau (NAHL) – In his first season of Bennett (20th in 2010) holds. junior, the former Titan and Jr. King’s 32 points were third on Here is the rest of the Allthe team and his 17 goals were California Junior Team: tied for second. Jake McGrew, Spokane GOALTENDERS (WHL) – The Sharks prospect Patrick Pugliese, Nipawin set career highs in goals (31) (SJHL) – In his rookie year in and points (54), then added the league, the 1999’s 1.95 seven more points in the playoffs. goals-against average was A 1999, he played for the LA second-best in the league, as Selects and the Jr. Kings. was his .931 save percentage. Jason Robertson, Niagara Only teammate Declan Hobbs (OHL) – The Dallas Stars had better numbers. Pugliese, prospect and 1999 was unfazed a former Jr. Ducks and OC by a midseason trade from Hockey Club player, went an Kingston, putting up career-high incredible 16-2-0-1 in the totals of 117 points and 48 goals. regular season and won two The former Jr. Kings player also of his three playoff starts with With a mind-boggling 109 points this season from the blue line, Cam York is a top prospect for next month’s NHL represented Team USA at the Draft, which will be staged in Vancouver, B.C. Photo/Rena Laverty/USA Hockey’s NTDP 2.01 and .938 numbers. World Junior Championship. Mattias Sholl, Fairbanks (NAHL) – Once Black Bears. He played for the Jr. Kings, Jr. Gulls, Nick Robertson, Peterborough (OHL) – The Sholl got an opportunity to play, he was lights out California Titans and Jr. Ducks. one-time Pasadena Maple Leaf is the 17th-ranked and helped lead the Ice Dogs to the Robertson Kaelan Taylor, Dubuque (USHL) – A 1999, North American skater heading into the NHL Cup finals. The longtime Jr. King went 17-1-0-4 the former Jr. Gull and Jr. King, developed into Draft, and the 2001’s 27-goal, 55-point season is in the regular season with a 1.69 goals-against one of the league’s top shutdown defenseman. one reason why. average and a .934 save percentage (both led the The Clarkson commit added 11 points. Paul Selleck, Cowichan Valley (BCHL) – The league) as well as six shutouts (tied for second). longtime Jr. Duck finished his junior career with a The 2000 was even better in the playoffs, starting FORWARDS career-best 34 points – third best on the Capitals out 6-0-0 with 1.00 and .958 numbers. Joey Cassetti, Waterloo (USHL) – The – and 16 goals, which were second on the team. Dustin Wolf, Everett (WHL) – The 2001 Merrimack commit and former Jr. Sharks standout Murphy Stratton, Wenatchee (BCHL) – The enters the offseason as the No. 12 ranked North emerged as a scoring threat in his second season North Dakota commit finished second on the Wild American goaltender ahead of the June’s NHL of juniors. The 1999 hit the 20-goal plateau and with 46 points and 33 assists. The 1999 played Draft, and with good reason. The longtime Jr. had 37 points. for the Jr. Kings. King won 41 games while amassing a 1.69 goalsDaniel Chladek, Bismarck (NAHL) – A 1999, Brayden Watts, Vancouver (WHL) – The 1999 against average and a .936 save percentage (the the former Jr. Duck scored 19 goals and 30 points helped lead the Giants to the WHL championship latter two numbers were second in the WHL). He in 42 games during his first NAHL season. series by compiling career bests of 18 goals then backstopped Everett into the second round Sasha Chmelevski, Ottawa (OHL) – The San and 46 points between the regular season and of the postseason. Jose Sharks prospect excels in every phase. An playoffs combined.

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DEFENSEMEN Ryan Johnson, Sioux Falls (USHL) – The Minnesota commit and longtime Jr. Duck had a banner rookie season. His 25 points tied for second most among first-year blueliners in the league, and the 2001’s plus-24 was secondbest and tops on his team, which is playing for a Clark Cup title. He’s also the 33rd-ranked North American skater for the NHL Draft. Jacob Modry, Wenatchee (BCHL) – The Merrimack commit had a career-high 25 points (three more than his previous two seasons combined) and continued to develop as a shutdown defender. The 1999 is a former Jr. King. Chad Sasaki, Wenatchee (BCHL) – The Colorado College commit led his team’s defensemen in scoring with a career-high 42 points and 14 goals. The 1998 played for the Jr. Ducks. Luc Salem, Maryland (NAHL) – The 1999 emerged in his second season of juniors, posting 21 points, second among defensemen on the

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California Rubber Magazine - May 2019  

The May edition of California Rubber Magazine, featuring the San Diego Jr. Gulls on the cover, has hit the streets!

California Rubber Magazine - May 2019  

The May edition of California Rubber Magazine, featuring the San Diego Jr. Gulls on the cover, has hit the streets!