JUNIOR DUCK IN THE DESERT SUN
Ben Palmersheim, Junior Ducks Pee Wee AAA-1, was featured in a great article by Shad Powers in the Desert Sun. Click here for the story.
HOMESCHOOL LEARN TO PLAY HOCKEY SESSIONS AT THE RINKS
The Rinks will be hosting three homeschool Learn to Play Hockey sessions for children ages 4-18 at The Rinks - Irvine Inline, The Rinks - Lakewood ICE and The Rinks - Yorba Linda ICE in September. These 4-week sessions will teach children the basics of skating as well as hockey fundamentals. For more information and to register, click here.
18th ANNUAL FEDORIN CUP AT THE RINKS - ANAHEIM ICE
Hockey picks a fight against cancer on Saturday, August 29th at the 18th Annual Fedorin Cup Charity Hockey game and Casino Night! Current NHL players and alumni will square off in memory of Eric Fedorin, a California hockey player whose life was cut short by brain cancer. The Athletic Sports Fund of America will donate all event proceeds to worthy causes such as NHL's Hockey Fights Cancer, the American Cancer Society, the USC Norris Cancer Center, and local families in need. Save the date and join the fight! For more information on the Fedorin Cup, click here.
LADY DUCKS ATTEND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CAMP
The USAHockey Women's National Festival is next week. The Annual National Development camp for the TOP 80-85 female players in the US includes those at the Women's, U-22 and 18u National team program plus other TOP-TIER players in our country.
Three former Lady Ducks players will be attending this season: ANNIE PANKOWSKI, Forward - Sophomore at Wisconsin, CAYLA BARNES, Defense - High School Junior, committed to Boston College and CELINE WHITLINGER, Goalie - Senior at Penn. State.
For more information, click here. Three Lady Ducks out of 83 players - congratulations, girls! Your club is very proud of your continued accomplishments!
OC ANNOUNCES PEEWEE LEVEL TEAM ADDITIONS.
The OC is happy to announce that Chris Kane's Peewee A team will be
moving up to Peewee AA. Please be aware of this change. His team will
be trying out in the Peewee AA times listed on our site during the
first weekend in June.
Because if this, we are creating a new Peewee A team, headed up by
Jim Labbe. This will be the second year Jim will be coaching with our
club. He made a great playoff run last season with our squirt BB2
team. He was the only squirt BB team from our club that made post
season play. He will hold his tryouts at the normal Peewee A tryout
OC COACHING LINEUPS FOR AA/AA/B
Welcome the the Orange County Hockey Club. Below is our coaching
lineup for the AA/A/B teams for the upcoming season. We will be posting
tryouts for A/B shortly.
Midget 18AA - Tim Kraus
Bantam A1 - Josh Newton
Midget 16AA1 - Jean Labbe
Midget 16AA2 - T.J. Miller
Bantam AA 1 - Dean Wilson
Bantam AA 2 - Scott Shand
Peewee AA - Daryl Wademan
OCHC A / B:
Bantam A2 - Justin Breunsbach
Peewee A1 - Mike Bickley
Peewee A2 - Chris Kane
Peewee B - Justin Breunsbach
Squirt A - Mike Bickly
Squirt BB - Nick Silver
Squirt B - Dean Wilson
Mite1 - Josh Newton
Mite2 - August Aiken
OC HOCKEY AA PROGRAM SHINES IN 2015
This past season, the OC sent 5 out of 6 teams to the State Finals this past season with 3 of our 5 teams advancing to Nationals!
Our Peewee AA team headed up by Scott Shand has a tremendous season and lost in the finals to a very skilled Jr Gulls Team. Our Bantam AA 1 Team headed up by Jean Labbe swept the States and earned a bid to Nationals. Both our Midget 16AA (coached by Jean Labbe and Matt Beaty) teams squared off for the State title, where our older Midget team won States!
All three teams made it to Nationals and represented the state of California and Our club very well. Our hats off to all our AA teams, the coaches, and the families for putting in the time and effort to make it a very successful year!
See everyone at the rinks next season!
ANAHEIM DUCKS LEARN TO PLAY PROGRAM
The Anaheim Ducks Learn to Play Program presented by Bauer is back, giving all first-time hockey players the chance to get on the rink (ice or inline) in full hockey equipment for FREE! Participants receive instruction from The Rinks coaching staff on how to skate properly while implementing some of the basic skills in hockey such as passing, shooting, and stick handling.
The Learn to Play Program is a (4) four week session geared toward participants 10 years old and younger (due to equipment sizes). Each participant is provided with an equipment bag, helmet, shin guards, hockey pants, elbow pads, shoulder pads, gloves, stick and a jersey, which they get to keep during the duration of the session, giving them the opportunity to practice what they have learned between each session. Skate rentals are provided for free at each rink as well. The use of full hockey equipment allows participants to get the feel of skating in full hockey gear, allowing them to experience the sport as a whole without taking on the financial commitment of purchasing all the equipment.
Participants who complete the Learn to Play program and continue on to a paid program within The Rinks will receive a FREE, complete set of Mission/Bauer equipment to keep courtesy of Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry.
For a complete list of available dates or to sign up please visit: http://www.anaheimducks.com/learntoplay