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Hockey Training for the Serious Athlete

Hockey Training for the Serious Athlete

A Program for Serious, Coachable Athletes

Beginning Tuesday, April 23 – August 13, 2019
Tuesdays 6:15 to 7:15 pm

Coach Mike Lewis, head coach of Tahoe Hockey Academy’s Varsity Team has agreed to apply his phenomenal coaching skills to helping our local kids.

Drop in for $20.00 a class*
Ages 9 to adult

*10% sibling discount available

Introducing the Cubs 〉Beginning to Intermediate Hockey Training & Games for All Ages

Introducing the Cubs 〉Beginning to Intermediate Hockey Training & Games for All Ages

The Cubs, Fall Session begins September 2018

Beginning to Intermediate Hockey Training & Games for All Ages

Fee is to help offset the cost of ice rental. Includes equipment while supplies last.

Two skating opportunities for only $12.00/week*
One skate for $6.00

Fridays Hockey Lessons 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Sundays In-house Hockey Games 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Friday 9/7 and Sunday 9/9

Friday 9/14 and Sunday 9/16

Friday 9/21 and Sunday 9/23

Friday 9/28 and Sunday 9/30

Friday 10/5 (5:15-6:15) and Sunday 9/7

Friday 10/12 and Sunday 10/14

Friday 10/19 (5:15-6:15) and Sunday 10/21

Friday 11/2 and Sunday 11/4

Friday 11/9 and Sunday 11/11

Friday 11/16 and Sunday 11/18

The Cubs Hockey program is run by volunteers and brought to you by the nonprofit Tahoe Youth Sports Association as part of its SCORE program. SCORE stands for Sports Community Outreach Recreation Education.

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Congratulations to the – – – Sierra-at-Tahoe Lagers!!! – – – They are the winners of the B League Adult Hockey  Championship 2018. If you are and interested in playing Adult Hockey please contact rich@tahoearena.com.

Congratulations to the – – – Sierra-at-Tahoe Lagers!!! – – – They are the winners of the B League Adult Hockey  Championship 2018. If you are and interested in playing Adult Hockey please contact rich@tahoearena.com.

Congratulations to the – – – Sierra-at-Tahoe Lagers!!! – – – They are the winners of the B League Adult Hockey  Championship 2018. If you are and interested in playing Adult Hockey please contact rich@tahoearena.com.

Field Set for 2018 PAC 8 Championships

Field Set for 2018 PAC 8 Championships

PAC 8 Championship 2018 South Lake Tahoe, CAThe regular season of the PAC-8 Hockey Conference is complete and this weekend is Championship Weekend at the South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena, 1176 Rufus Allen Blvd, SLT, CA 96160

The three-day tournament begins this Friday, February 8, 2018 – with the first round games and will conclude on Sunday afternoon with one of five teams taking home the 2018 PAC-8 Championship trophy.

California is the #1 seed in this year’s tournament, winning the PAC-8 regular season title with a 11-1 conference record. Your second seed this year is Arizona State with a 9-3 record, after returning to the conference this season. Both teams earned a bye and will be the home team in each semifinal game on Saturday.

The third and four seeds went down to a tiebreaker as UCLA and Washington finished the regular season with identical 6-6 conference records. UW earned the third seed because of head to head play.

The fifth seed in this year’s tournament is USC, who finished the PAC-8 season with a 5-7 record. The University of Oregon rounds out the tournament in the sixth seed and a season record of 3-9.

The tournament will begin on Friday at 1 PM PT with the first round game between #4 UW and #5 USC. The winner of game 1 will take on top-seeded California in the first semifinal at 1pm on Saturday. The second game of the day will begin at 4PM between #3 UCLA and #6 Oregon. The winner of game 2 will take on #2 ASU at 4 PM on Saturday. The losers of Friday’s games will play in the PAC-8 5th Place Game on Saturday Morning at 10 AM.

Semifinal games will occur at 1 PM & 4 PM on Saturday Afternoon. The 2018 PAC-8 3rd Place game will be on Sunday at 10 AM and puck drop for the Championship game is at 1 PM.

Complete Schedule

Friday, Feb 9, 2018
Game 1 (100PM): #4 UCLA vs #5 USC
Game 2 (400PM): #3 UW vs #6 OREGON

Saturday, Feb 10, 2018
Game 3 (1000AM): 5TH PLACE GAME (loser game 1 vs loser game 2)
Game 4 (100PM): Lowest Winning Seed vs #1 CALIFORNIA
Game 5 (400PM): Highest Winning Seed vs #2 ARIZONA STATE

Sunday, Feb 11, 2018
Game 6 (10AM): 3RD PLACE GAME (Loser Game 4 vs Loser Game 5)
Game 7 (1PM): CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (Winner Game 4 vs Winner Game 5)

Tickets for the entire tournament are available below or at the door of the South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena for $6. All five games will be played here. For more information click here or call (530)544-7565

 

The Adult Hockey C League Championship Winners for 2018 are the – – – Mountain Goats – – – If you see the Mountain Goats give them a high-five congratulations. If you are 18+ and interested in playing Adult Hockey please contact Rich Garcia.

The Adult Hockey C League Championship Winners for 2018 are the – – – Mountain Goats – – – If you see the Mountain Goats give them a high-five congratulations. If you are 18+ and interested in playing Adult Hockey please contact Rich Garcia.

The Adult Hockey C League Championship Winners for 2018 are the – – – Mountain Goats – – – If you see the Mountain Goats give them a high-five congratulations. If you are 18+ and interested in playing Adult Hockey please contact Rich Garcia.

Try Hockey for FREE Saturday, November 4, 2017 – Gear Provided

Try Hockey for FREE Saturday, November 4, 2017 – Gear Provided

Try Hockey for FREE – Saturday, NOVEMBER 4, 2017 ☞ 12:00 – 1:15 pm at the South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena, 1176 Rufus Allen Blvd, SLT, CA. | Hockey gear is provided | Youth approximately ages 4-9+ | Please share this post with a family you think might enjoy this opportunity to try hockey for FREE! English & Spanish flyers attached. Contact Wren at (530)544-7465 for more information. Register online at http://www.tryhockeyforfree.com/

Each participant will receive a complimentary ticket to a Tahoe Icemen Hockey Game

Sponsored by USA Hockey and your local hockey community:

Tahoe Ice Arena (TSE)
Tahoe Grizzlies
Tahoe Icemen

free hockey nov 4 2017

 

Tahoe girls earn Division 1 college hockey scholarships

Tahoe girls earn Division 1 college hockey scholarships

By Susan Wood
Photos by  Carolyn E. Wright
www.laketahoenews.net

If Katie Sonntag, 17, and Leah Marino, 16, were to hear “you hit like a girl,” that would be a big compliment in the world of sports.
These are no ordinary teenagers playing hockey. The local girls, who grew up and practiced their skills at the South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena, each scored Division 1 NCAA scholarships to play hockey back East.
Profound indeed.
First, South Lake Tahoe is the land of skiers and boarders.
Second, it’s quite an achievement for anyone wanting to play a higher level of sports.
Third, they’re girls – unheard of to expect in most towns.
When she’s done with high school, Marino will accept a full-ride scholarship at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh – the home state of her parents.
Sonntag will attend Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. – one state over from Vermont where she was born and 45 minutes from relatives.
Their parents sometimes joke about whether they should have just stayed where they were given their daughters’ inevitable return to the East to achieve their hockey goals. After all, the duo has found it necessary to attend hockey academies in far flung places to be seen and hone their skill sets. Sonntag attends the Pursuit of Excellence hockey school in Kelowna, B.C., between her studies. Marino plans to spend six months at the North American Hockey Academy in Stowe, Vt.
“She can get more ice time there. Girls hockey is not a sport that’s readily available (at venues),” Leah’s father, Jim Marino, said, while joining his daughter on the ice at the South Lake Tahoe rink. He recalled how his family would make eight- to 10-hour round trips to San Jose from September to June to nurture his daughter’s hockey passion.
The two girls hit the ice last month when they came home for a break. It’s a good, familiar place to unwind as a family, given Marino coached hockey and Katie’s dad, Pete Sonntag, plays hockey when he’s not running Heavenly Mountain Resort.
If not for their family moves to Lake Tahoe, perhaps the two girls wouldn’t have met — gaining a friendship as solid as the puck they slap.
One could argue the teens’ achievements involve a destiny built on lifelong dreams of going to college and playing hockey.
“I think it was always a ‘what if.’ There are a lot of girls who would just stop (playing). We both knew what we wanted and pushed each other toward it,” Marino told Lake Tahoe News.
And there lies the dynamics of women in sport.
“It’s always been a dream of ours to play hockey,” Sonntag said.
Marino nodded, adding: “For women, college hockey is the NHL. There’s no equivalent.”
Sonntag would also like to major in physics; Marino in sports medicine. Sonntag has a head start with the physics of manipulating a hard round object on a slick surface. She picked up the puck, tapped it a few times, then slapped it for fun at the glass barrier square in front of her father watching across the rink.
It was a thing of beauty. The two girls glided on the ice, practicing drills with an uncanny natural ability.
Being on this oval was like being on their home ice. As it should have been. Marino and Sonntag have spent many long hours through their childhoods at that ice arena, giving up traditional teenage girls’ pursuits along the way. Boys make up one of those pastimes.
“It’ll be my first time at prom this year,” Marino said.
Sonntag admitted to never having attended a school dance and essentially skipped the high school football games.
The two girls began skating at about age 7 and started playing hockey shortly thereafter. When the Sonntags moved to Tahoe with Katie, Marino – a winger – was the only girl competing in the six various hockey leagues at the rink, she recalled.
It was meant to be the duo would become close, supportive friends. Hockey isn’t necessarily a girls’ sport, so when Sonntag, a longtime center, excelled to becoming a captain of one of the leagues the boys weren’t thrilled.
“Now they look up to us,” Marino added of gaining the collegiate honor.
Sonntag hopes the boys they know won’t be the only ones looking up to the groundbreaking females. They’re the first from Tahoe to seize the D1 scholarships for the sport.
“Where we come from (in the Northeast), it’s not as big a deal, but it’s pretty crazy here,” Marino said.
Both girls want to be inspirational to young girls everywhere in pursuit of their dreams.
“I’d like them to know they can make it and can move away from home to get it,” Marino said.
Sonntag is starting with support of her 12-year-old sister, Charlotte, who the older sibling admits “she’ll be better than me.”
“I want her to have the same opportunities I have,” Sonntag told Lake Tahoe News. “I’m humbled and honored by my opportunities.”
So maybe it takes a little brush with humility mixed with the drive to succeed to be a winner.
To achieve a D1 NCAA college scholarship, a student must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average and undergo a strict protocol in the recruitment process.
Among the three NCAA categories, Division 1 schools generally have the biggest student bodies, manage the largest athletic budgets and offer the most generous number of scholarships. With nearly 350 colleges and universities in its membership, Division 1 schools field more than 6,000 athletic teams, providing opportunities for more than 170,000 student-athletes to compete in NCAA sports each year.
Getting there is no easy accomplishment. It takes a lot of hard work, talent and dedication.
“It’s incredible what they have accomplished. It’s just nearly impossible to get there – NCAA D1. Think about it, only 35 Division 1 women’s teams, say 27 players per team, some 945 spots total. Of all the women hockey players across both the U.S. and Canada, Tahoe girls take two of them. From our small town, well, that’s the stuff of fiction,” Van Oleson, who owns Tahoe Sports and Entertainment, told Lake Tahoe News. The company operates the ice arena, so an emotionally-charged Oleson has watched Marino and Sonntag for years.
“These girls are pioneers, groundbreakers (who) have paved a way and made it clear what a girl from Tahoe can do,” Oleson said.

By Susan Wood
Photos by Carolyn E. Wright
Thank you to www.laketahoenews.net for letting us share their article.

TSE partners becomes Keep Tahoe Blue ‘Blue Business’ founding partner keeptahoeblue.org

TSE partners becomes Keep Tahoe Blue ‘Blue Business’ founding partner keeptahoeblue.org

 League to Save Lake Tahoe launches Keep Tahoe Blue Business Program

New program recognizes Tahoe-based businesses taking action to protect Lake Tahoe. The League to Save Lake Tahoe is proud to partner with nine Tahoe-based businesses to launch the Keep Tahoe Blue Business Program. Members share a common interest in protecting and restoring the environmental health, sustainability and scenic beauty of Lake Tahoe.

“We are so excited to see these businesses taking steps to protect Lake Tahoe,” says Marilee Movius, the League’s community engagement manager. “Through their participation in the Blue Business program, these businesses are committing to adopt Tahoe-friendly practices. They are also providing critical support — both in funding and as hands-on partners — for the League’s programs to Keep Tahoe Blue.”

Founding members of the Blue Business Program include Azul Latin Kitchen, Ernie’s Coffee Shop, High Sierra Gardens, Lake of the Sky Outfitters, RISE Designs, Tahoe Blue Vodka, Tahoe Sports & Entertainment, Tahoe Training Camps, and The Free Bird.

All Blue Business members have committed to

Be Blue  Adopt Tahoe-friendly practices at their business.

Join Blue  Partner with the League on one of our many community events or assist in spreading the word on how to Keep Tahoe Blue to their customers.

Support Blue  Become a member of the League to Save Lake Tahoe by making an annual donation.

“We joined the Keep Tahoe Blue Business Program because we feel strongly that our business has the ability to impact our community in many ways,” said Daniel Scott, general manager of Azul Latin Kitchen. Azul founded an annual Earth Day cleanup with the League and others for the area surrounding Heavenly Village, and plans to partner with the League on future cleanups.

“We believe in the League’s mission to protect the water quality of Lake Tahoe,” said Kent Baer, Co-owner of Ernie’s Coffee Shop, which has provided lunch vouchers to community members volunteering at the League’s environmental restoration event in June. Ernie’s is also taking steps to limit single-use plastics and energy use in their restaurant, and as part of the program, will encourage employees to walk, bike or carpool to work, helping reduce pollution that threatens the Lake’s clarity.

“It is great to see Tahoe businesses set such an excellent example for the whole community and our millions of visitors on how locals protect Lake Tahoe,” said Jesse Patterson, the League’s deputy director. “Working together, we can Keep Tahoe Blue.”

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Do you own a local Tahoe business? Do you want to protect Lake Tahoe? Learn more about the Keep Tahoe Blue Business Program and how to become a member at keeptahoeblue.org/blue-business, or contact Marilee Movius at (530) 541-5388 or by email at events@keeptahoe.org.

The League to Save Lake Tahoe, also known by the slogan “Keep Tahoe Blue,” is Tahoe’s oldest and largest nonprofit environmental advocacy organization. The League is dedicated to community engagement and education, and collaborating to find solutions to Tahoe’s environmental challenges. The League’s main campaigns include combatting pollution, promoting restoration, tackling invasive species and protecting Tahoe’s shoreline. Learn more atkeeptahoeblue.org.

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