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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:

2024-2025 Season Teams

Tryouts are over. At some levels we had record turnouts and we wish that we could take everyone. Alas, we had to make some tough decisions which seem to get harder and harder every year.

Thank you to all the players that participated in our tryouts.

We fielded  the following teams:

12 AA North/South
14 AA North/South
16 AA North/South
18 AA Combo
16U AA Girls 
19U AA Girls

Pratt commits to WMU

GSE alumni, Sidney Pratt, committed to Western Michigan University to play ACHA for the Stallions.

Yates to play NCAA D III

GSE alumni, Rylan Yates, committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for Endicott College. See Cal Rubber's article,

NAPHL Top Prospects

Four GSE players were invited to the NAPHL's Top Prospects camp in Columbus: Brennan Monroe, Morry Sheynin, Roman Faz, and Cameron Candelaria.

jake karp named 2nd team all american

GSE alumni, Jake Karp, has been playing for Union College's club team the past 3 seasons. Union went to the AAU Division 2 Nationals this year where they lost in the national quarterfinals to #1 Ranked FAU, 4-2. Today, Jake received the honor of being selected as a 2nd Team All American.

Zinger in finals for france's Chambery

GSE alumni, Solaiman Zinger, is playing in France for Chambery and his team is in the D1 finals.

See the team's Facebook site.

Pratt wins a National Title

GSE alumni, Sidney Pratt, won the 2023-2024 USPHL Elite National Championship with his team, the Northern Cyclones.

Our 16U Girls are PGHL champs!

Our 16U AA Girls team won the championship in the PGHL finals in Las Vegas!


CAGAN commits to OU

GSE Alumni, Alex Cagan, is going to play ACHA hockey for the OU Sooners!

16U Girls: State Champs

Our 16U AA Girls team won the State title today in a tough match against the Lady Ducks. It was the 5th game of the weekend where our girls went 4-0 in round robin play.

Congrats, to our first girls team and our first girls State title!

Next stop, Pacific District playoffs.

Herrera is player and rookie of the week

GSE alumni, Cade Herrera, is Player and Rookie of the week in the MASCAC. Cade plays for MCLA (North Adams, Mass) NCAA Div III:

Sochan plays D I

GSE alumni, Michael Sochan, is playing NCAA D I hockey at Robert Morris U.

Lucie commits to MSU

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

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.

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!

Start of practices


Contact Us

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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:


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:

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

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.

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!

Noah Tano headed to USPHL-NCDC

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

Tartaglia headed to the USPHL

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

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!

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.

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.

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!

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

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