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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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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!


Cougars are going to States

Good luck to the Cougars at CAHA States this weekend in San Jose:

Cupertino Cougars: 12BB, 10B

Member clubs going to NORCAL

Good luck to our member clubs at NORCAL playoffs this weekend There are 9 teams going:

Cupertino Cougars: 14A, 12BB, 12A, 10A, 10B, 10BB

SF Sabercats: 16A 

Vacaville Jets: 14A, 10B


The Sabercats High School team is headed to States this weekend, as well!

CAGAN commits to OU

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

16S Tinsel Town Champs

Our 16U South team take the championship banner at the Tinsel Town Presidents' Day tournament in LA. Congrats!

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.


Here are the teams so far that have clinched CAHA State playoffs:

16U Girls AA
18 Combo

Click on picture to see a write up on these athletes

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:

CAHA Girl Selects

Congrats to our GSE girls that were selected or alternates from CAHA Selects:

Mya Taylor
Nina Jawale
Kiarra Prochazka
Zoey Wood
Elizabeth Ward
Gillian Lee

Sochan plays D I

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

14N was the Vegas Confetti Cup finalist

Our 14N team was a finalist at the Las Vegas Confetti Cup tournament.

16S are the OneHockey Champs

Our 16S team won the California OneHockey tournament in San Jose.

19 Players make NORCAL Selects/Alts

Congrats to the following 19 players/goalies that made NORCAL Selects & Alternates:

Abel Toth (14S)
Thomas Hoh (14S)
Devin Beckett (14S)
Michael Ackerman (14S)
Shawn Sebatian (14S)
Nathan Rondoni (14N)
Nolan Kinder (14N)
Talan Sandoval (14N)
Christopher Severin (14N)
Carter Smith (14N)
Lucas Vivona (14N)
Matteo Tartaglia (16S)
Thomas Shimizu (16S)
Mattias Ward (16S)
Massimo Mazumder (16S)
James Murphy (16S)
Thomas Kahle (18 Combo)
Ryan Kreuzer (16N)
Logan Ashley (16N)

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.

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!

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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:

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!

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.

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.

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!

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