STATE CHAMPIONS: 16U AA Girls
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.
Our 16U South team take the championship banner at the Tinsel Town Presidents' Day tournament in LA. Congrats!
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:
GSE alumni, Cade Herrera, is Player and Rookie of the week in the MASCAC. Cade plays for MCLA (North Adams, Mass) NCAA Div III:
Congrats to our GSE girls that were selected or alternates from CAHA Selects:
GSE alumni, Michael Sochan, is playing NCAA D I hockey at Robert Morris U.
Our 14N team was a finalist at the Las Vegas Confetti Cup tournament.
Our 16S team won the California OneHockey tournament in San Jose.
Congrats to the following 19 players/goalies that made NORCAL Selects & Alternates:
GSE alumni, Lucie Tenenbaum, committed to play for Minnesota State University, Mankato. Congrats!
GSE alumni, Max Oppenheim is playing ACHA hockey for UCLA. Good luck, Max!
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!
GSE Alumni, Ben Kevan, has committed to playing NCAA D I hockey for the ASU Sun Devils.
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 Magazine has a great article on GSE alumni, Antonio Tarantino, who is going to play NCAA D III for UMass Boston.
GSE alumni, Sahil Panwar, signed with the AHL's Hartford Wolf Pack. Congrats!
Congrats to GSE Alumni, Christian Johnson and Jimmy Albert, for signing with the EHL's Seahawks Hockey club!
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.
GSE 18U combo goalie, Hunter Oblander, signed with the Lake Tahoe Lakers! The Lakers are in the Pacific Premier Division of the USPHL.
Jonas Kemps (14N) was selected by the Pacific District to go to the USA Hockey National Select Development Camp. Congrats!
GSE alumni, Ben Kevan, was the 5th overall draft pick in the USHL draft. He was drafted to Des Moines. Congrats!
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.
According to Culturama, our club made the Top 20 AA clubs in the US:
GSE alumni, Zach Dill, will be playing NCAA D III hockey for the Salem State Vikings. Congrats!
GSE alumni, Ben Kevan, was draft pick #13 in the WHL's US Priority Draft. The Everett Silvertips selected our former forward. Congrats!
GSE alumni, Josh Hayden, signed with the El Paso Rhinos of the NA3HL. Good luck and have fun!
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.
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.
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.
GSE alumni, Perry Jacobs, plays for the USPHL Elite's Charlotte Rush and was named player (goalie) of the week.
GSE alumni, Josh Erickson, was drafted to the USPHL's Boston Jr. Bruins. Congrats!
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!
GSE alumni goaltender, Owen Millward, has been invited to the NHL Sharks development camp. Congrats, Owen! Welcome back to the Bay Area.
GSE alumni, JT Brugaletta, will be playing for the NA3HL's Texas RoadRunners. Congrats, JT!
See the Texas RoadRunner announcement.
GSE alumni, Cole Allison, signed with the USPHL's Chicago Cougars! Congrats and have fun!
GSE alumni, Zach Dill, named rookie of the year playing NCAA D III for Salem State! Congrats!
See the KPIX Channel 5 CBS news story on our 18U team. They ran 2 stories. Here is one of them:
Our first GSE alumni has singed with the NHL. Hunter McKown signed a 3 year deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
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.
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.
Jonas Kemps (14N) is on the WHL's Tri City Americans prospects list.
Jilian Klein (14N) was selected to go to the 18U USA Hockey National Select Development Camp. Congrats!
GSE alumni, Noah Tano, signed with the Northern Jr Cyclones of the USPHL-NCDC.
Luca Tartaglia (18 Combo) has signed with the Islanders Hockey Club in the USPHL. Congrats!