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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:


For the 2022-2023 season we are fielding the following teams:

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

Tryouts will be on-ice (i.e. NOT virtual).  Tryout dates have been set by CAHA and they are:

June 3rd: Tier I (AAA) 2-3 days, in Vacaville, times TBD

June 10th: Tier II (AA) 2-3 days in Cupertino and Vacaville, times TBD

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!


Millward, NAHL Star of the Week

Cade Herrera named USPHL Forward of the Week

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

Briggs Orr starts for the Calgary Hitmen

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

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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.  

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