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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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Have a child that wants to start playing hockey?

Here are some helpful links to beginner programs at our rinks:

Our 18U AA team is the state champion!

Tryout Registration is Open

Tryout dates for the 2023-2024 season are June 9th and 10th. The registration for tryouts is open. See our tryout page.


Tryout fees go up 5/29!

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!

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.

Noah Tano headed to USPHL-NCDC

GSE alumni, Noah Tano, signed with the Northern Jr Cyclones of the USPHL-NCDC.

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!

Our first girls team

Our first girls team: 16U AAA. Made it to the semis at the Chi-Town Shuffle. 

Coming up at tryouts, we are planning on fielding our first regular season girls team: 16U AA.

Pre-Tryout Clinics

Registration for the Pre-Tryout clinics (PTC) is now open in Vacaville and Cupertino.

For Vacaville:

For Cupertino:

Tartaglia headed to the USPHL

Luca Tartaglia (18 Combo) has signed with the Islanders Hockey Club in the USPHL. Congrats!

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.

Pavs makes All-Tournament Team

Paavo Makela (18 Combo) made the All-Tournament Team at USA Hockey Nationals 18U Tier II Division 3A in Maple Grove, Minn.

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.

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:

four GSE girls at Girls High School Nationals

At the girls High School USA Hockey Nationals, we had 4 GSE players (2 current and 2 alumni) on 2 different but similarly named teams. 2 of the players on opposite teams are sisters! Well, they faced off today in the Semis, here is a picture of that. Current GSE players, Jilian Klein and Ines Khamis, on the left from St Mary's in Stockton and alumni players Amne Khamis and Jenna Sharland from Shattuck St. Mary's. Shattuck won and moves onto the championships against Alaska. Fun stuff!

MCKOWN signed with the NHL

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!

Tryouts start


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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!

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.


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


Brugaletta joins the RoadRunners

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

See the Texas RoadRunner announcement.

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.

Cole Allison signs with USPHL

GSE alumni, Cole Allison, signed with the USPHL's Chicago Cougars! Congrats and have fun!

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