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Featuring a current or past professional hockey player from the state of California!!

MAX NICASTRO

October 11, 2017

Max Nicastro- Thousand Oaks, CA

Prior to the start of his professional career, Max played for Boston University (NCAA DI) from 2009-12. In 2012, he played 25 games for the Detroit Red Wings AHL affiliate, Grand Rapids Griffins, and finished the year with the Toledo Walleye. He played the following season with the Walleye, and in 2014 took his hockey career over the pond, playing for HC Banska Bystrica in Slovakia, coming back at the end of a shortened season, to finish the year with the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL. In 2015, Max was a force at the blue line playing for both the Orlando Solar Bears and the Rapid City Rush of the ECHL. Last year, he played for the South Carolina Stingrays, helping his team get to the Kelly Cup Finals, where the Stingrays came up short against the Colorado Eagles.

Max has recently retired from playing, and is now pursuing a new career as a professional referee. When asked for a few words of encouragement to youth hockey players from California, he stated, “Obstacles are part of life and you have to persevere when things aren’t going as planned. Dream big, work hard, and don’t let anything stand in your way.”

You can find out more about Max’s playing career by clicking the link below!

Elite Prospects- Max Nicastro

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BRETT BEEBE

October 4, 2017

Brett Beebe- Redondo Beach, CA

Brett began his professional career in 2013 after playing 4 years at Western Michigan University NCAA Div. 1. In 2013, he spent the majority of the season with the LA Kings ECHL affiliate Ontario Reign. During the 2014-15 season, Brett played in the SPHL with Pensacola, and was called up to the Fort Wayne Komets of the ECHL. During the 15/16 season, Brett took his travels to Europe, where he played for the ESC Wedemark Scorpions in Germany. Brett has recently retired, and is pursuing a career in real estate, as well as coaching with the LA Jr. Kings and running hockey camps throughout the summer!

Brett offers a few words of advise for current and future California hockey players. “Long gone are the days of the days of California hockey players being the ‘surfer boys’. When we walk into the rink now, teams all over the United States know they’re in for a hell of a game, and that’s something to be proud of.”

Elite Prospects- Brett Beebe

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STEVE WEINSTEIN

September 27, 2017

Steve Weinstein- Los Angeles, CA

Steve began his professional career in 2014 after his fourth season at Bentley College (NCAA) ended. He played 3 games with the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League (AHL). In 2015, he began the year with the Cincinnati Cyclones of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) and was called up to the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL. In the 2016 season, Steve played the majority of the year with the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL, and got called up to the Hershey Bears of the AHL, playing 5 games with Hershey. Steve has recently retired and is now living in New York.

We asked Steve for a few words of encouragement to youth hockey players from California, “I’d say to keep working hard. California hockey has gotten so much exposure now that top tier players from Cali rival the top tier players from more traditional hockey markets.”

You can check out Steve’s playing career by clicking the link below!

Elite Prospects- Steve Weinstein

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GASPER KOPITAR

September 20, 2017

Gasper Kopitar- Jesenice, Slovenia/Manhattan Beach,CA

Gasper moved to Manhattan Beach, CA in 2008 and played 18AAA for the LA Jr. Kings. Gasper represented his country and played for the Slovenia U20 at the World Junior Championships from 2009-2012. He began his professional career in 2012 playing for Mora IK in the Allsvenskan League in Sweden. During the 2013 season, Gasper began his season in Mora and found his way back to California playing 32 games with the Ontario Reign of the ECHL. Gasper is heading into his fifth season with the LA Kings ECHL affiliate Ontario Reign/Manchester Monarchs.

You can check out Gasper’s playing career by clicking the link below!

Elite Prospects- Gasper Kopitar

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TROY POWER

September 13, 2017

Troy Power- Camarillo, CA

Troy played two years professionally after playing five years for UMass Amherst (NCAA Division 1).  He began his professional career in 2015 with the Manchester Monarchs of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) putting up 5 goals and 7 assists in 45 games. During the 2016/17 season, Troy played for both the Norfolk Admirals and the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL. Troy has recently retired, and we wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.

You can check out Troy’s playing career by clicking the link below!

Elite Prospects- Troy Power

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KYLE BIGOS

September 6, 2017

Kyle Bigos- Upland,CA

Kyle began his professional career in 2013 with the Worcester Sharks of the American Hockey League (AHL) and split the rest of the year with the San Francisco Bulls and the Ontario Reign of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL). This upcoming season Kyle will be heading to the Quad City Mallards of the ECHL.

You can check out Kyle’s playing career by clicking the link below!

Elite Prospects- Kyle Bigos

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MILES KOULES

August 30, 2017

Miles Koules- Los Angles, CA

Miles is heading into his third year as a professional. During the 2015/16 season he played 44 games with the Quad City Mallards of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) and 15 games with the Wichita Thunder of the ECHL. In the 2016/17 season Miles began the season in the ECHL with the Atlanta Gladiators and finished the year with the Cleveland Monsters of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Miles is attending camp with the Columbus Blue Jackets this upcoming season!

You can follow his hockey career by clicking the link below!

Elite Prospects- Miles Koules

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TYLER MAXWELL

August 23, 2017

Tyler Maxwell- Manhattan Beach, CA

Tyler played 4 years professionally splitting between the East Coast Hockey League(ECHL) and Europe. Tyler is the franchise all time leading goal scorer for the Everett Silvertips of the WHL. You can check out his playing career by clicking the link below!

Elite Prospects- Tyler Maxwell

Tyler is currently the Head Coach and Director of Player Development for the USC Hockey Club and the Owner of Maxwell Hockey Camp based out of Orange County. You can check out his website at http://www.maxwellhockeycamp.com

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MARK PUSTIN

August 16, 2017

Mark Pustin- Northridge, CA

Mark spent his first year pro in 2015/16 playing 27 games for the Mississippi RiverKings in Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) and 22 games with the Knoxville IceBears (SPHL). Last year, Mark played 51 games for the IceBears racking up 27 points. Mark has recently retired from professional hockey and is pursuing a new career in real estate. 

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SHANE HARPER

August 9, 2017

Shane Harper - Valencia, CA

Shane is heading into his 9th professional season! In the 16/17 season, he made his NHL debut with the Florida Panthers and finished the season with the Albany Devils in the American Hockey League!! 

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