The Blaze 12U PWBB team went undefeated (6-0) and topped Gold Rush 6-1 in the championship game to win the Ducks 2017 Early Bird championship in Anaheim.
The Blaze team rolled through its preliminary-round games defeating the LA Jr. Kings, Gold Rush, San Diego Saints and Orange County Hockey Club 5-1. They topped LA Jr. Kings again in the semi-final 6-2 before closing out Gold Rush in the Championship game 6-1 behind Maverick Avent's 1 goal against performance and Calvin Ruggiero's 5 points.
The Blaze 10U Squirt team went (3-2-0) and skated to a hard fought semi-final defeat to the LA Jr. Kings.
The Blaze beat the Lady Ducks, Ontario Moose and Orange County Hockey Club 3-1 in a tough quarterfinal game.
Goaltender Dirk Donowho turned aside many shooters while Christian Lee and Ainsley Forsyth lead the scoring.
Jett Larson a 17 year-old from Rancho Mirage is in his 3rd season at the famed Shattuck-St. Mary's. Jett plays in the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) where he has 12 goals 16 assists for 28 points in 36 games. Considered a strong two-way player in the NAPHL, Larson plays a prominent role on both the SSM power-play and penalty-killing units.
Former Desert Blaze Kiara Alexander becomes the first female graduate of the program ever to be selected to Proctor academy, Andover, New Hampshire. She is a junior in high school, works hard in the class room and enjoys the four seasons on the east coast. Kiara plans to attend college on the east coast.