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    Welcome to Golden State Elite Hockey

    Welcome! Golden State Elite Hockey is a youth tier ice hockey program for Northern California players from Pee Wee to Midget 18.  We are the top performing tier program in the state.

    Last season's performance: 100% of teams (6 teams) went to playoffs, 2 state titles, 1 National bid, average per team winning percentage: 73.6%, average goals fielded per game per team: 4.00, average goals allowed per game per team: 2.31, 6 players made BCHL Spruce Kings' Prospect Camp All-Star team, 16 players went to CAHA Selects, and 4 teams ranked in the top 70 nationally.

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    Presenting our Norcal Spring Tier League

    Check out our Spring program:  Norcal Spring Tier League

    Regular season concludes

    At the end of the regular season, here is where our teams stand:

    • 12U South: 4th place and clinched playoffs
    • 12U North: 1st place and clinched playoffs
    • 14U South: their season has concluded
    • 14U North: clinched playoffs
    • 15 AAA: Went to playoffs
    • 16U South: 4th place and clinched playoffs
    • 16U North: clinched playoffs
    • 18U: 1st place and clinched playoffs 
    We had a record 7 (of 8) teams make playoffs!

    CAHA Selects

    Congratulations to the following players that are moving on from the CAHA Select Camp to the Pacific District Select Camp (or the 03 Camp).  This includes a GSE record 4 female players:

    • Ethan Judkowitz
    • Ryan Nutt
    • Owen Millward
    • Cade Herrera
    • Antonio Tarantino
    • Ben Biester
    • Dalton Garcia
    • Jake Maley
    • Amelia DiPaulo
    • Karley Garcia
    • Anna Liu
    • Alexandra Thanassi

    18U AA Finalist at International Silverstick

    Our 18U AA team was a finalist at the International Silverstick tournament in Sarnia over the MLK weekend.  They fell short in the championship game against the Caledon Hawks, the #1 team in Ontario.  They beat Team Midwest (#28 in the US), Gulf Coast Flames, Ted Reeve Thunder (#5 in Ontario), and tied the Aurora Tigers (#18 in Ontario). 


    We have an impressive 30 players that either made NORCAL Selects or are alternates. That is nearly twice the number we had last year and 40% of our eligible players.  These players will move onto CAHA Selects in January.

    Congrats to these players for being selected or placed on the alternates list:

    Christian Codding
    Ryan Nutt
    Ethan Judkowitz
    Dias Belda
    Owen Millward
    Deven Boldway
    Cade Herrera
    Ryan Kopelman
    Tyson Phillips
    Curtis Fox
    Bailey Rios
    Antonio Tarantino
    Rali Cunha
    Toren Frank
    Jacob Maley
    Nathan Moffat
    Grant Hunsader
    Zachary Podlesh
    Ben Biester
    Joseph Cantelmo
    Brian Faun
    Dalton Garcia
    Christopher Manzer
    Nolan McMahon
    Matthew Scheeler
    Zach Acton
    Harrison Folmar
    Spencer Kenyon
    Maxim Pivovarov
    Joshua Hubert

    18U AA wins regional Silverstick tournament

    12U AA South wins the Fall Faceoff Tournament

    Over the 10/14-10/16 weekend, our 12U AA South (1) team won the Fall Faceoff Tournament in Boise, Idaho.  Congrats!

    12U AA North now ranked #6

    According to this week's My Hockey Rankings, our 12U AA North team's initially rankings puts them at #6!

    12U AA South ranked #6

    Our 12U AA South (1) team is currently ranked 6th in the nation!

    18s are number one!

    We are off to a good start!  MyHockeyRankings has come out with their initial rankings and our 18U team is ranked number one in the country! Congrats!

    18U AA Wins Team Ohio Labor Day Tournament

    Our 18 team traveled to Cleveland to play in the Team Ohio Labor Day Tournament.  The games and scores were as-follows:

    CCYHA Jamestown Lakers (New York) - 8-1
    Team Ohio Premier - 5-1
    Twin Bridges Lightning (St. Louis) - 6-4
    Team Ohio Elite - 11-0
    Lansing Spartans (Michigan) (Hosting nationals) - 2-1 (2OT)
    Mid State Eagles (Penn) - 1-0

    12U AA South

    Our 12U AA South team won the OC Labor Day Holiday Tournament.


    Tryouts are complete

    We had a record turn out for our tryouts.  We fielded the following teams:

    • Peewee AA 1 (South)
    • Peewee AA 2 (North)
    • Bantam AA 1 (South)
    • Bantam AA 2 (North)
    • Midget 15 (2001) AAA
    • Midget 16 AA 1 (South)
    • Midget 16 AA 2 (North)
    • Midget 18 AA

    GSE does well at BCHL Prospects Camp

    Our Midget 18 AA head coach, Mike Holmes, is a scout for the Prince George Spruce Kings of the BCHL.  Every year, Mike takes a handful of players and alumni to the BCHL Prospect Camp which took place last weekend.

    Our GSE players not only did well, but the following players made it to the all-star game:

    • Nino O'Connor
    • Sebastian Larsson
    • Alex Chaple
    • David Adams
    • Brian Adams
    • Ben Biester

    Congrats players!

    Cal Rubber Cover

    The December issue of Cal Rubber has honored us with a cover picture and article on GSE.


      Scout contact form

      For scouts, coaches, and managers wishing to make contact with our players or coaches, please fill out this form:

         Scout Contact Form

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      Our banners from the 2015-2016 season

      Our 18U and 12U North teams won the State championships for the 2015-2016 season.

      Justin hoists the USHL's Clark Cup

      In his first year with the USHL's Tri-City Storm, GSE alumni, Justin Dixon, is hoisting the Clark Cup after winning the USHL championship.  Congrats, Justin!

      News coverage on our 18U team

      See our news story on KTVU Ch 2 news:

      The team was featured on Gary Radnich's segment on channel 4, KRON


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      Local ABC News profiles Amelia DiPaola

      One of our Bantam 1 AA players and one of two female GSE players, Amelia DiPaola, was profiled by the local ABC news, ABC7 San Francisco.

      MyHockeyRankings Article

      The great youth hockey ranking website,, ran an article on GSE:


      If you are interested in submitting your name to our coaches in order for them to review your potential, please fill this form out.

      If you do not think you possess the skills just yet, our coaches can still advise you about the steps you need to take in order to prepare for an eventual tryout.  So, email us and indicate your intentions.

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