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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's performance: ALL 7 teams went to playoffs (more than any other California club), average per team winning percentage: 66.7%, average goals fielded per game per team: 4.71, average goals allowed per game per team: 2.49, 18 players went to CAHA Selects, and our teams ranked on average in the top 6.1% nationally.

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Wine country fires

A note from the Santa Rosa Flyers:

We hope everyone is safe during this trying time. Our hearts go out to those who have been evacuated. If anyone needs assistance or has assistance to offer, please use the comments on this thread to connect or email us at Stay safe.

2020-2021 Season Status

The current status of the season is on hold due to COVID-19 and State/county restrictions.  CAHA has tentatively scheduled tryouts for 11/20/20.  This all depends on the State of California lifting restrictions.

OWEN Millward makes the U-17 team

GSE Alumni, Owen Millward, has advanced to the US National U-17 team. Congrats, Owen!

NORCAL sets AA tryout dates

At the 10/20 NORCAL meeting tonight, they set the AA tryout date at 12/4. This will be the last change.

10yr Anniversary T-Shirt Contest

In 2021, we will start our 10th season.  We want you to help celebrate by designing a T-Shirt to mark the occasion.  For details and how to enter, go to this page.  Good luck and have fun!


GSE Alumni, Jack Luttringer, will be playing for the NA3HL's Yellowstone Quakes! Congrats, Jack!

CAHA/NORCAL Tryouts Update 9/24/20

CAHA Tryouts Update:

State and Counties permitting, tryouts have been moved to November 20th. This is probably the last time tryout dates will be changed.

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!

Garcia signs with USPHL-NCDC

GSE alumni, Dalton Garcia, signs with the USPHL-NCDC's Wisconsin Lumberjacks.  Dalton's older brother and GSE alumni, Donovan, played in the USPHL.  Congrats, Dalton!

Perry signs with USPHL-Elite

Goalie, Perry Jacobs, signed with the USPHL-Elite's Northern Cyclones Academy. And he will be attending the USHL Development Goalie Camp with the Omaha Lancers later this summer. Congrats, Perry!

Bohn gets drafted to the NAHL

GSE alumni, Owen Bohn, was drafted to the NAHL's Amarillo Bulls. Congrats, Owen!

Boldway gets drafted to NAHL

GSE alumni, Deven Boldway, was drafted to the NAHL's Witchita Falls Warriors.  Congrats, Deven!

Top 20 Clubs in the US

According to Culturama, our club made the Top 20 AA clubs in the US:

We want hockey back

In order to get hockey back we need everyone to:

* Wear a mask

* Stay 6 feet apart

* Wash hands frequently

Judkowitz signs with GOJHL

Greater Ontario just got better.   GSE Alumni, Ethan Judkowitz, signs with the GOJHL's KW Siskins.  Pretty good for a 17 year old! Congrats, Ethan!

Rylan Yates drafted to USPHL-NCDC

GSE Alumni, Rylan Yates, was drafted into the USPHL NCDC by the Northern Cyclones (Hudson, NH). Congrats!

Tryouts postponed

Tryouts will not be happening on June 5th due to COVID-19. No surprise there. USA Hockey will be convening for its annual Congress on June 13th at which point they will be talking about next season, tryouts, COVID-19, etc.

CAHA has scheduled their meeting on June 17th/18th to discuss what California is going to do given USA Hockey's guidelines. It is understood that some rinks do not even have ice right now and players are out of shape/practice.

If you are making vacation plans, we know that in the best case scenario, tryouts will not be scheduled before 8/21/20.  So, you are safe to make your plans up to that date.  Again, we are waiting to hear in late June for updates to the season and tryouts.

Should be interesting. Can't wait to get back into hockey season as long as it can be done safely.

Zach Smith becomes a Pro Golfer

GSE and Foothill High School Alumni, Zach Smith, was a great golfer when he played hockey for us and he won the PGA's Scottsdale Open!  He finished 8-under 62 to clinch his first professional win.  Congrats, Zach!

Owen Millward drafted into the USHL

GSE Alumni, Owen Millward (G), was drafted to the USHL's Tri-City Storm! Congrats, Owen!

Help Save Valencia's Ice Rink

We need everyone's help to save the ice rink in Valencia.  Please join this group to help save the Valencia ice rink:

and sign this petition:

Three teams going to the State Finals

We have three contenders for the State Finals which are coming up on March13th in Escondido.  Our 3 teams going are: 12 South, 16 North, and 18U.  If either our 16 North or 18U teams win the State title, then they will move on to Nationals.  Good luck!

All teams going to playoffs

For the first time in our history, every team is going to playoffs.  We have 7 teams, two 12U, two 14U, two 16U, and one 18U.  That's more than any other club in California.

CAHA Regular Season Ends

The regular CAHA season has ended. We had a strong finish with a collective 17-6-2. All of our teams are going to playoffs, except our 14 South team has one play-in game standing in the way (if they win that game, then they are in).

Our club stats for the season are as follows:

Winning %: 66.67%
Avg goals scored/game: 4.71
Avg goals allowed/game: 2.49
Avg goal diff per team: +38
Avg national % rank: Top 6.1%

Great season everyone! Good luck in playoffs!

18 Players Make NORCAL Selects

We had 18 players make NORCAL Selects and Alternates.  Congrats goes to these players:

2003: Abramov, Gurule, Kowalewski, Laser, Llewellyn, Telles

2004: Bigattini, Bittner, Elias, Jacobs

2005: Johnson, Lu, Manta, Schremp, Tano, Tartaglia

2006: Monroe, Myers

Contact Us

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.

Brian Adams commits to USAF Academy

GSE alumni, Brian Adams, just committed to the prestigious Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs where he will be playing D1 hockey. Congrats, Brian!

Cal Rubber Article

We are on the cover of the September issue of Cal Rubber magazine and they ran an article on us.

Link to the article

Ben Biester is drafted to the NAHL

GSE Alumni, Ben Biester, was drafted to the NAHL's Minnesota Wilderness!  Ben and his family in Danville are quite relieved after many years of hard work, training, and sacrifice.  Congrats to Ben and good luck!

Victor Ouellet-Massicotte drafted

Congratulations to GSE alumni, Victor Ouellet-Massicotte for being drafted to the NAHL.  The lucky team that picked Victor is the Springfield Jr. Blues in Illinois.  Victor's fellow teammate, Ben Biester, was also drafted to the NAHL.  Victor and Ben played together at GSE and then with the Jr Ducks.  Now, they will be playing against each other.

Finalists at the Richmond International Tournament

Our 14 North team made it to the finals at the Richmond International Tournament in British Columbia. This is a tough tournament with AAA teams from the US and Canada. Our 14 North team fell short, 3-5 to the local Richmond team.

Can/Am Champions

Our 12U AA South team won the Can/Am Tournament in Las Vegas.  The team was undefeated in round-robin play with a record of 2-0-1.

Idaho October Classic Champs!

Our 12U AA North team is the champion of the Idaho October Classic.  The final game went into OT, then a shoot out.  The team went 6-0-0 and had 2 shutouts.


Vegas Invite Champs!

Our 14 North team won the Las Vegas Invitational over the MLK weekend.

O-Town Showdown Champions!

Our 12 South team won the O-Town Showdown tournament in Orlando over the MLK weekend.

Colorado Cup

During the final week of 2019 in Colorado Springs, our 12 North team won the Colorado Cup in Colorado Springs.  

12U AA South takes 2nd at CCM World Invite

Our 12U AA South team also went to the CCM World Invite in Denver last weekend and the finished in SECOND place! Here is the breakdown of each game:
vs Nashville Jr Predators, 6-4 win
vs Northwest Chargers (IL), 3-2 win
vs Arizona Bobcats, 4-1 win
vs Texas Tigers, 2-1 win
vs Arizona Hockey Union Silvar, 6-1 win
vs Northwest Chargers (IL) in the championship game, 1-5 loss

CCM World Invite Champs!

Our 16U AA North team made GSE history winning the prestigious CCM World Invite Tournament in Chicago.  Winning the title was a tough battle against highly ranked teams and an intense game schedule (3 games on Sunday). This is a significant milestone for the GSE organization and a great accomplishment for the team.  Congrats!

Josh Erickson drafted in the WHL

GSE Alumni, Josh Erickson, was drafted in the WHL Bantam draft by Medicine Hat! Congrats, Josh!

Antonio Tarantino signs with NA3HL

GSE Alumni, Antonio Tarantino (G), signed with the NA3HL's North Iowa Bulls! Congrats, Antonio!

Briggs Orr drafted in the WHL

GSE alumni, Briggs Orr, was drafted in the WHL Bantam draft by the Calgary Hitmen. Congrats, Briggs!

Alex Chaple helps Cal Poly win

GSE Alumni, Alex Chaple, plays roller hockey for Cal Poly SLO. They just won the WCRHL 2020 Division II Championship! Next stop?  Nationals!


Ben Kottmeier commits

GSE Alumni, Ben Kottmeier, is headed to Eastern Michigan University to play for, none other than, the Eagles! Congrats, Ben!

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