My Alumni Report on www.calirubber.com this week spotlights several college and junior players from the state who are rising up the scoring charts in their respective leagues.
Chief among them are Ryan Lasch, Rhett Rakhshani, Chris Margott, Casey Wellman, Laura Veharanta and Kristi Kehoe in the NCAA; and NAHLers such as Austin Block and Bryon Paulazzo and USHLers such as Brandon Richardson and Matt Leitner.
I also take a closer look at just how much of an impact Californians are making in the WHL (huge). Not only are players such as Colin Long, CJ Stretch, Cameron Cepek and Jonathon Blum contributing points, but those for in particular are captains or assistant captains for their teams. And they are far from the only ones making waves in Canada, others include Mitch Wahl, Shane Harper and Tyler Maxwell.
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In this week’s California hockey Alumni Report on www.calirubber.com, I detail the impact of a handful of freshman on the college hockey scene, among them UMass’ Casey Wellman, MIT’s Kameron Klauber and Providence’s Laura Veharanta. Read more about them here.
One thing that is becoming clearer and clearer is that not only are male players making an impact in college and juniors, but the female players are making huge strides as well. They’re not just playing, but in many cases starring at their programs and gaining noteriety in their conferences and beyond.
Californians also continue to make inroads in the junior leagues as well. This week, Northridge’s Austin Block was selected as one of the NAHL’s players of the week, and a quick scan of the WHL scoring leaders shows three Californians in the top 20 (CJ Stretch of Irvine, Colin Long of Santa Ana and Jonathon Blum of Rancho Santa Margarita).
Some highlights from this week’s California hockey alumni report that I write each week on www.calirubber.com include:
The influx of California players to the AHL. This includes Brett Sterling, Ray Macias and Matt Ford.
CJ Stretch has been named the WHL’s Player of the Week.
Brandon Richardson has been named the USHL’s Offensive Player of the Week.
Click here for more on what California hockey players were up to around North America last week!