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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.

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    Our 18U AA team is the state champion!

    18 Combo going to Nationals

    After winning the CAHA Tier II State title, our 18 Combo team will be traveling to Maple Grove, Minn. for the USA Hockey Nationals.  Good luck and safe travels!

    18 Combo wins states!

    In a 2-1 victory of the Jr Ducks, our 18 Combo team won the CAHA State title! That makes the only NORCAL team to win a CAHA tier title this season. Congrats and good luck at Nationals!

    DILL named rookie of the year

    GSE alumni, Zach Dill, named rookie of the year playing NCAA D III for Salem State! Congrats!

    18 Combo takes NAPHL Showcase

    16N are President Day Champs!

    Our 16N team won the President Day Tournament in Colorado Springs!

    14N are Pres Day Champs

    Our 14N team won the Colorado Spring Presidents' Day tournament.

    Six CAHA Selects & Alts

    Congrats to these 6 Boys CAHA Select and Alternates:

    Daniel Chang
    Dylan Decorra
    Ryan Kreuzer
    Jonas Kemps
    Brendan Wan
    Tyler Webb

    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.

    Two Girls Make CAHA Selects

    Congrats to Ines Khamis (14S) and Jilian Klein (14N) for making CAHA Selects!

    T1 Hockey Fed West Champs!

    Hot off the presses! Our 16AAA is the champion of the Tier 1 Hockey Federation (THF) Western division! We move onto the national USPHL Cup during the March 10th weekend! Congrats and good luck!

    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.

    Teams going to State Finals

    The following teams are headed to the State Finals:

    • 16AAA
    • 18U AA Combo
    • 16U AA South

    Congrats and good luck!

    18s clinch first!

    Our 18U AA Combo team has clinched first place in the CAHA AA regular season. They automatically advance to the State Finals.

    27 Norcal Selects and Alts

    We have 27 NORCAL Selects and Alternates:


    Carter Smith (14N)
    Christopher Khoury (14N)
    Daniel Chang (14N)
    Ethan Yam (14S)
    Justin Wu (14S)
    Nolan Kinder (14N)
    Thomas Hoh (14S)



    Andreas Zotos (14N)
    Dylan DeCorra (14S)
    Gabriel Amit-Guite (14N)
    Jamie Natali (14S)
    Jonas Kemps (14N)
    Ryan Kreuzer (14N)



    Brody Jones (16AAA)
    Brendan Wan (16S)
    Ben Dickson (16S)
    Liam Hilscher (16AAA)
    Matthew Topham (16N)
    Nizhonisiin Domingues (16N)
    Thomas Kahle (16N)



    Alec Boucher (16AAA)
    Brooks Smyrski (16AAA)
    Darrell Li (16AAA)
    Jack Dougherty (16AAA)
    Jack Salverson (16S)
    Nico Artymiak (16S)
    Tyler Webb (16AAA)

    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.

    love named star of the week

    GSE alumni, Tyler Love, was named the South Division Star of the Week. He is playing for the Texas RoadRunners in the NA3HL.

    All teams make top 4

    All of our 12U-16U AA teams have secured a spot in the top 4 of their conferences which guarantees them a spot in CAHA's AA regular season. This is the second year in a row that CAHA has had this format and the second year in a row that we have sent all of our teams to play in the CAHA regular season. We have the most teams in the top 4 than any other club in California.

    Great Labor Day Weekend

    We had a great Labor Day weekend! Four teams made it to the finals. Our 18 Combo team won the Sun and Fun down in San Diego. The other finalists were: 12U, 14N, and 16S. We had 8 shutouts and scored 117 goals! Great way to start the season!

    Cole Allison signs with USPHL

    GSE alumni, Cole Allison, signed with the USPHL's Chicago Cougars! Congrats 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.

    Brugaletta joins the RoadRunners

    GSE alumni, JT Brugaletta, will be playing for the NA3HL's Texas RoadRunners. Congrats, JT!

    See the Texas RoadRunner announcement.


    Congrats to GSE alumni, Hunter McKown, for making the USA Hockey 2022 National Juniors Team!


    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.

    New teams for the 2022-2023 season

    Tryouts have concluded. We have now fielded the following teams:

    12 South
    14 South
    14 North
    16 South
    16 North
    16 AAA
    18 Combo

    Congrats to the players that made our teams. Hope all others are able to find a team to play on and try again next year.

    AA is not necessarily better than A

    Since our first tryout 11 years ago, one of our philosophies is to not field a tier team for the sake of fielding a team. That philosophy came into play last weekend.

    We did not field a 12 North team. Its not from a lack of sign-ups, its because that we felt that any team that we would have formed would not be strong enough to make the top 12 for CAHA's AA league.

    We believe that the 12U players that registered for the North would be better served with the same GSE coach and more practice ice time at the "A" level with Vacaville Jets Youth Hockey. That's the right level for those players.

    It's better to put players at the right level for the best development than shoot for the stars at a higher level and receive limited development. "AA" is not necessarily better than "A" and this case proves that.

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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:

    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.  

    Briggs Orr starts for the Calgary Hitmen

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

    Cade Herrera named USPHL Forward of the Week

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

    Millward, NAHL Star of the Week

    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 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!

    Cosentino named Rookie of the Month

    Congrats to Purdue!

    Congrats to Purdue for winning the ICHC Championships. On that team are two GSE alumni, Toren Frank and Dylan Dilger.

    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.

    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!

    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

    Tyler Webb named MVP

    Tyler Webb was named MVP at the 2022 Chi-Town Shuffle! Congrats!!

    Erickson drafted in the USPHL

    GSE alumni, Josh Erickson, was drafted to the USPHL's Boston Jr. Bruins. 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!

    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!

    josh hayden headed to the NA3HL

    GSE alumni, Josh Hayden, signed with the El Paso Rhinos of the NA3HL.  Good luck and have fun!

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