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Utah native, Regulators grad Brickley grabs second weekly WCHA defensive award

February 20th, 2017

A trio of underclassmen who helped their teams to important league sweeps highlight the men’s WCHA Players of the Week for games of Feb. 17-18, 2017. The honorees include Minnesota State sophomore defensemen Daniel Brickley (Defensive Player of the Week). READ OUR LATEST ISSUE WCHA Defensive Player of the Week Daniel Brickley, So., D, Minnesota…

Former Jr. Grizzlies now captains of T-Birds, Rampage teams

February 2nd, 2017

Most players skating for the top AAA programs in Colorado are homegrown talents. But for three teams’ captains this season, those honors belong to a trio of former Utah Jr. Grizzlies players. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Forwards Mason Mannek (Herriman native, captain for Colorado Thunderbirds’ 16U team) and Jake Jensen (Salt Lake City, Colorado Rampage…

Utah native, Regulators grad Brickley nabs weekly WCHA defensive award

January 31st, 2017

Utah native and former Utah Regulators standout Daniel Brickley has been named the WCHA Defensive Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 29. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Brickley was a factor on both ends of the ice, tallying a goal and an assist, and tying for the NCAA lead with nine blocked shots,…

Utah hockey community showering Wight family with endless support

December 23rd, 2016

The day Nov. 10 began like any other day for Bob and Dawn Wright and their two sons, Kyle and Karsen. The Sandy family was on the road, heading to a youth hockey tournament in Durango, Colo., when tragedy struck. A semi-truck, driven by Charles Gibson, reportedly crossed the center line on the highway and…

Salt Lake City native, Pikes Peak product Solomon commits to NCAA D-I Northeastern

December 19th, 2016

The Aston Rebels have announced that defenseman Ryan Solomon has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for Northeastern University (Hockey East). Northeastern is located in Boston and the Huskies enter the holiday break with a 6-7-4 mark. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Solomon, 20, is tied for first in the North American Hockey League’s plus-minus…

Renegades building momentum in Utah youth hockey circles

November 30th, 2016

First, the West Coast Renegades (WCR) brought aboard former NHL Stanley Cup champion Kevin McClelland to coach in the program. Then it was David Imonti as the organization’s hockey director. Furthering the trend of adding high-quality staff members was the recent addition of Steve Metcalf, Zach Hale and Derek Porter in various roles. READ OUR…

Red Grizz focusing on ‘skills gained,’ ‘friendships made’

November 23rd, 2016

Thinking outside the box is something Eric Capps obviously excels in doing. Back in 2015, Capps, Jeff Tilk and Connie Tilk wanted to find a way to “do something more than what high school offers, but less time, travel and expense than what the other 16U teams were offering.” READ OUR LATEST ISSUE After a…

Colorado College a homecoming for Rampage alum, Utah native Halloran

November 22nd, 2016

Nick Halloran‘s hockey career is on a fast track. That’s an appropriate way to describe the ascension of the speedy forward, who has gotten off to a great start in his freshman season at Colorado College and attracted the attention of a handful of NHL scouts. Halloran had four goals and four assists through the…

Mustangs to leave WSHL for new Tier I CHL starting in ’17-18

November 10th, 2016

Beginning with the 2017-18 season, the Ogden Mustangs will leave the Tier II Western States Hockey League (WSHL) for a brand-new Tier I league, the Central One Hockey League (CHL). The CHL, like the WSHL, will be under the auspices of the Amateur Athletic Union’s (AAU) United Hockey Union (UHU) and will begin next season…

Renegades restructure, bring on Imonti as new director

November 3rd, 2016

Some people see the word “restructuring” as one that has a negative connotation. The West Coast Renegades (WCR) AAA youth organization sees it as a fresh start with fresh ideas and a new set of goals. Recently, the Renegades hired David Imonti as the program’s new hockey director. Imonti is currently a partner with 37…