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Four-time Stanley Cup champion McClelland joins Renegades

October 7th, 2016

It’s quite often a player that shared the ice and dressing room and Stanley Cup celebrations in the NHL with the likes of Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier and Jari Kurri lands a job in the game after their playing days are done. Some players become NHL team executives, coach junior teams or college teams or…

Outliers focused on tasting even more success in Year 2

August 10th, 2016

Outliers Hockey Academy director of hockey operations Paul Taylor saw Year 1 of his program as “a great success.” Now, he sees Year 2 as one to keep the progression moving. “We were able to raise the skill level of our athletes and teams through our intense training system and now we have some new…

Salt Lake City’s Metcalf pumped to begin NCAA D-I career

June 16th, 2016

Garrett Metcalf called his 2015-16 season in the United States Hockey League (USHL) “average.” It’s not what he wanted coming off being drafted last summer by the Anaheim Ducks. Metcalf, a Salt Lake City native, began this season with the Madison Capitols, but was dealt to the Waterloo Black Hawks near the USHL trade deadline….

Utah contingent takes strides at America’s Showcase event

June 2nd, 2016

On and off the ice, USA Hockey’s America’s Showcase was a successful tournament for Team Utah. Let’s talk on the ice first. Team Utah went 1-3 at Robert Morris University’s Island Sports Center in Pittsburgh, beating Team Oregon 4-2 in its last game, but there’s more to the story. “In most of our games, we…

Renegades grow coaching staff with Kleinendorst, Wilmert

May 12th, 2016

The West Coast Renegades’ growth has continued with the hiring of Sean Wilmert and Katie Kleinendorst to the 2016-17 coaching staff. Wilmert will take the reins of the 13U Bantam American team, while Kleinendorst will help with the development of girls hockey in Utah. “We are very pleased at WCR to bring such high-level coaches…

Lady Grizzlies’ 19U AA team repeats as district champions

March 29th, 2016

What a difference a year makes. The Utah Lady Grizzlies 19U AA team won the Rocky Mountain District (RMD) title in 2015, but coach Stan Weiss said it “was almost a surprise.” Going into the RMD tournament March 11-13 in Westminster, Colo., there were no surprises as the Lady Grizzlies took both games from the…

Coming down the Pike: Utah native off to NAHL TPT event

February 12th, 2016

At a very young age, Jared Pike was introduced to the game of hockey and like most, the love affair started then and continues to this day. Now 20 and playing in his second season for the Bismarck Bobcats of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), Pike was recently named to the NAHL’s Top Prospects…

Final-year Mustangs reflect on time in Ogden

February 4th, 2016

As the home stretch of the 2015-16 Western States Hockey League (WSHL) season is fast approaching, players are actively seeking lateral moves for next season. That is especially true for players born in 1995, playing out their final months of junior hockey eligibility. Eight 20-year-olds with the WSHL’s Ogden Mustangs wrap their junior careers in…

First-year Outliers Hockey Academy ‘rolling right along’

January 4th, 2016

Starting out its initial foray into the Utah youth hockey scene, the Outliers Hockey Academy has four teams for the 2015-16 season and according to director of hockey Paul Taylor, “it’s been a great season so far.” Boasting a Squirt and Bantam teams and a pair of Pee Wee teams (American and National), the Salt…

Holiday community outreach a must for West Coast Renegades

December 23rd, 2015

Within all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, the West Coast Renegades found a way to make a difference recently in the Salt Lake City area. And not only did the teams do that, but they contributed in an impactful way that seems to mean more this time of year. “Community service is…