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Top 20 AA Club in the USA

Welcome! Golden State Elite Hockey is a youth tier ice hockey program for Northern California players from 12U to 18U.  We are the top performing tier program in the state and we have been ranked in the top 20 AA clubs in the US by Culturama.

Our rinks are in Cupertino, San Francisco, and Vacaville. 

Last season was impressive and full of great achievements. Our 18U team won the State Finals and the NAPHL Showcase Nationals and our 16 AAA team won the Western Division of the T1HL league. 27 players made NORCAL Selects. We had our first alumni sign an NHL contract. More and more of our female players and alumni are reaching higher hockey milestones including the NCAA Div I Tournament and USA Hockey Nationals. All of our AA teams made the CAHA regular season where 3 of our teams went on to the State Tier Finals. Our teams had an average winning percentage of 62.2% and, on average, out-scoring our opponents by 1.48 goals per game.

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Have a child that wants to start playing hockey?

Here are some helpful links to beginner programs at our rinks:

Lucie commits to MSU

GSE alumni, Lucie Tenenbaum, committed to play for Minnesota State University, Mankato. Congrats!

GSE Girls Prospects Clinic

Join us at the GSE Girls Prospect Clinic to connect with our coaches and fellow players, gain insights into our program, and get answers to any questions. Date: 12/26 at 6:15pm in Vacaville.

Maximum Intensity Winter Camp

Max Oppenheim is playing for UCLA

GSE alumni, Max Oppenheim is playing ACHA hockey for UCLA. Good luck, Max!

Eagle Award Recepients

Our newest recipients of the Eagle Award (the highest honor GSE bestows on someone for their contributions to GSE) are the Manzers. Laynie and Pat have volunteered for GSE for most of GSE's existence. You probably saw them running our tryouts. They still attend GSE games in Vacaville - in fact I was standing next to them at the Girls game today. If that's not enough, Pat is a CAHA Director.

If you see them around, please make sure to thank them for their years of help with making GSE what it is today.

Thanks, Pat and Laynie!

Ben Kevan commits to NCAA D I

GSE Alumni, Ben Kevan, has committed to playing NCAA D I hockey for the ASU Sun Devils.

We lost a good one: Jack McDougal

We lost a GSE alumni, Jack McDougal #44. Not only was he a great athlete, but a joy to be around and a good friend with his teammates who he still kept in touch with up to last week. He will be missed.

Information about his services and how to help fund his foundation can be found here.

Jack McDougal 1999 - 2023

Cal Rubber Article on Tarantino

Cal Rubber Magazine has a great article on GSE alumni, Antonio Tarantino, who is going to play NCAA D III for UMass Boston.

Panwar signs AHL contract

GSE alumni, Sahil Panwar, signed with the AHL's Hartford Wolf Pack. Congrats!

Johnson and Albert sign with the Seahawks

Congrats to GSE Alumni, Christian Johnson and Jimmy Albert, for signing with the EHL's Seahawks Hockey club!

Khamis heads to USAH Camps

Good luck to GSE alumni, Ines Khamis, this week as she goes to 2023 USA Hockey Girls 15 Goalie camp and then USA Hockey Girls 15 Player Development Camp.

Kemps makes WHL Prospects List

Jonas Kemps (14N) is on the WHL's Tri City Americans prospects list.

Jilian makes USA Hockey National Selects

Jilian Klein (14N) was selected to go to the 18U USA Hockey National Select Development Camp. Congrats!

Jonas selected to USA Hockey National Select Camp

Jonas Kemps (14N) was selected by the Pacific District to go to the USA Hockey National Select Development Camp. Congrats!

Oblander signs with Lake Tahoe

GSE 18U combo goalie, Hunter Oblander, signed with the Lake Tahoe Lakers! The Lakers are in the Pacific Premier Division of the USPHL.

Noah Tano headed to USPHL-NCDC

GSE alumni, Noah Tano, signed with the Northern Jr Cyclones of the USPHL-NCDC.

Kevan is USHL 5th overall draft pick

GSE alumni, Ben Kevan, was the 5th overall draft pick in the USHL draft. He was drafted to Des Moines. Congrats!

Our first girls team

Our first girls team: 16U AAA. Made it to the semis at the Chi-Town Shuffle. 

Coming up at tryouts, we are planning on fielding our first regular season girls team: 16U AA.

Tartaglia headed to the USPHL

Luca Tartaglia (18 Combo) has signed with the Islanders Hockey Club in the USPHL. Congrats!

Eamon Navin signed with the Cyclones

Eamon Navin for our 18 Combo team has signed with the Wausau Cyclones of the NA3HL. Congrats!

There is a nice article on the Cyclones site.

Pavs makes All-Tournament Team

Paavo Makela (18 Combo) made the All-Tournament Team at USA Hockey Nationals 18U Tier II Division 3A in Maple Grove, Minn.

Saying good bye to a legend

Larry Cahn was one of the founders of GSE and helped make it what it is today. He made a significant impact on Northern California hockey and uncountable number of players and families. If GSE had a Hall of Fame, Larry would have his own wing.

Friends, family, and hockey supporters came out to wish Larry a fond farewell. He is taking a once-in-lifetime opportunity in Florida and we wish him well.

Larry, you will be missed! Good luck! We know that you will do great things in Florida.

kpix news story on our 18 team

See the KPIX Channel 5 CBS news story on our 18U team. They ran 2 stories. Here is one of them:

MCKOWN signed with the NHL

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Scout contact form

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

Interested in coaching?

Would you like to be a coach for a Top 20 club? Give us your contact info and we will reach out.  We typically start our prospective coaches out with our coaching team during the Spring/Summer PDP clinics.

If you are interested, provide your details here.


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.

Top 20 Clubs in the US

According to Culturama, our club made the Top 20 AA clubs in the US:

Antonio Tarantino is playing in the USPHL

GSE alumni and net-minder, Antonio Tarantino, is playing for the Ogden Mustangs in the USPHL. This picture is from an ad announcing their opening series.  

Briggs Orr starts for the Calgary Hitmen

GSE alumni, Briggs Orr, made the home opener lineup for the Calgary Hitmen.

Cade Herrera named USPHL Forward of the Week

GSE alumni, Cade Herrera, was named the USPHL Mountain Division Forward of the Week. Congrats, Cade!

Karley named to All-Star Rookie Team

Congrats to Roseville native and Golden State Elite Eagles alum Karley Garcia, named today to the 2022 College Hockey America All-Rookie Team as a freshman with Penn State Women's Hockey!


Millward is the NAHL's star of the month

GSE alumni, Owen Millward, is doing well in the NAHL playing for the Janesville Jets. Last month Owen was named the star of the month. Congrats, Owen!

Cosentino named Rookie of the Month

Congrats to Purdue!

Congrats to Purdue for winning the ICHC Championships. On that team are two GSE alumni, Toren Frank and Dylan Dilger.

Zach Dill commits to Salem State U

GSE alumni, Zach Dill, will be playing NCAA D III hockey for the Salem State Vikings.  Congrats!

Ben Kevan #13 draft pick in the WHL

GSE alumni, Ben Kevan, was draft pick #13 in the WHL's US Priority Draft. The Everett Silvertips selected our former forward. Congrats!

josh hayden headed to the NA3HL

GSE alumni, Josh Hayden, signed with the El Paso Rhinos of the NA3HL.  Good luck and have fun!

Western New England snags Garcia

GSE alumni, Dalton Garcia, will be continue his NCAA DIII career playing for Western New England University in the Fall. Dalton played for Fredonia State University (SUNYAC) last year.

yates' jersey headed to hockey hall of fame

GSE alumni, Rylan Yates, is receiving a special honor. His jersey is going to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Rylan plays for the Nanimo Clippers of the BCHL.

Panwar is the OHL player of the week

GSE Alumni, Sahil Panwar, was named the OHL's player of the week. He plays for the Hamilton Bulldogs. See the Cal Rubber article for more.

Jacobs named USPHL's Player of the week

GSE alumni, Perry Jacobs, plays for the USPHL Elite's Charlotte Rush and was named player (goalie) of the week.

Erickson drafted in the USPHL

GSE alumni, Josh Erickson, was drafted to the USPHL's Boston Jr. Bruins. Congrats!

Spencer Light playing NCAA Div III

GSE alumni, Spencer Light, is headed to the St. Olaf in Minnesota to play NCAA D III hockey after playing 2 years with the NAHL Minnesota Magicians.  Congrats!

millward invited to sharks camp

GSE alumni goaltender, Owen Millward, has been invited to the NHL Sharks development camp. Congrats, Owen! Welcome back to the Bay Area.

Brugaletta joins the RoadRunners

GSE alumni, JT Brugaletta, will be playing for the NA3HL's Texas RoadRunners. Congrats, JT!

See the Texas RoadRunner announcement.

Cole Allison signs with USPHL

GSE alumni, Cole Allison, signed with the USPHL's Chicago Cougars! Congrats and have fun!

DILL named rookie of the year

GSE alumni, Zach Dill, named rookie of the year playing NCAA D III for Salem State! Congrats!

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