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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 greatly affected by COVID-19. We managed to create some sort of season for our members, but it was limited.  We had two teams make the State playoffs and one of those teams went to the finals.  We are looking forward to returning to something resembling normal in the Fall.

Find out more about us

Have a child that wants to start playing hockey?

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


Congrats to GSE alumni, Hunter McKown, for making the USA Hockey 2022 National Juniors Team!


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.

16AAA joins T1HF

This season in addition to CAHA league games, our 16U AAA team will be playing in the Tier 1 Hockey Federation. This allows our team to play the top teams in the country.

18s joins NAPHL

Starting this season, in addition to playing in CAHA's AA league, our 18U AA Combo team will be playing in the NAPHL-Showcase league. This will take the team to Texas, Minnesota, and Michigan playing some of the top teams in the nation.

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!

josh hayden headed to the NA3HL

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

New teams for the 2022-2023 season

Tryouts have concluded. We have now fielded the following teams:

12 South
14 South
14 North
16 South
16 North
16 AAA
18 Combo

Congrats to the players that made our teams. Hope all others are able to find a team to play on and try again next year.

AA is not necessarily better than A

Since our first tryout 11 years ago, one of our philosophies is to not field a tier team for the sake of fielding a team. That philosophy came into play last weekend.

We did not field a 12 North team. Its not from a lack of sign-ups, its because that we felt that any team that we would have formed would not be strong enough to make the top 12 for CAHA's AA league.

We believe that the 12U players that registered for the North would be better served with the same GSE coach and more practice ice time at the "A" level with Vacaville Jets Youth Hockey. That's the right level for those players.

It's better to put players at the right level for the best development than shoot for the stars at a higher level and receive limited development. "AA" is not necessarily better than "A" and this case proves that.

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!

Erickson drafted in the USPHL

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

Zach Dill commits to Salem State U

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

Millward drafted to the Waterloo Black Hawks

GSE alumni goalie, Owen Millward, was drafted to the USHL's Waterloo Black Hawks.  Congrats!

Tyler Webb named MVP

Tyler Webb was named MVP at the 2022 Chi-Town Shuffle! Congrats!!

16AAA takes Chi-Town crown

Our Spring 16U AAA team travel to Chicago for the Chi-Town Shuffle. They went 5-0-1 winning the championship game against the Texas Yetis with a score of 6-3. Other scores in the tournament were:

beat the Jr Leafs, 6-3
beat the Hockey Sense, 5-3
tied Chesterfield Falcons, 4-4
beat the Junior Falcons, 4-1
beat the CHHC Prospects, 1-0 in the Semis

Two GSE Alumni are USPHL All-Stars

Congrats to GSE alumni, Cade Herrera and Deven Boldway, for making the season All-Star list in the USPHL's Mountain Division.

Congrats to Purdue!

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

Cosentino named Rookie of the Month

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!

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!


Contact Us

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:

Bodin called to U20 French National Team Camp

GSE alumni, Victor Bodin, got the call to join the U20 National French team's camp in Cergy to prep for the upcoming international season.  Congrats, Victor!

Deven Boldway signs with NAHL

GSE Alumni, Deven Boldway, is headed to the NAHL. He is playing for the Chippewa Steal. Deven was recently named a USPHL Mountain Division All-Star. Congrats to Deven!

NA3HL Draft nets 2 GSE Alumni

The NA3HL draft was last week and 2 GSE alumni were included.  Asher Connolly and Lucas Bellig.  Asher was drafted by Minnesota Loons and Lucas was drafted by the Northeast Generals.

Leyton Stenman drafted to the USHL

GSE Alumni, Leyton Stenman, was drafted to the USHL's Sioux City Musketeers.  Congrats and good luck, Leyton!

Millward on NHL Central Scouting rankings

Congratulations to Davis native, Golden State Elite Eagles and Janesville Jets (North American Hockey League) goaltender Owen Millward, in addition to several more California natives, on being listed in NHL Central Scouting's final rankings for July's NHL Draft.


Clayton Cosentino wins NAHL award

GSE and Cougars Alumni, Clayton Cosentino has been named the 2020-2021 NAHL Community Service Award winner!  Congrats, Clayton.  See the Cal Rubber Magazine article here:

Rylan Yates signs with NAHL

GSE Alumni, Rylan Yates, has signed with the Odessa Jackalopes of the NAHL for the 2021-22 season.  Congrats, Rylan!

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!

Millward, NAHL Star of the Week

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