Blaze alum Ben Palmersheim drafted in the 8th round of the 2018 WHL futures draft by the Kamloops Blazers. Ben started in the Try Hockey For Free program and worked his way up to AAA level to become the first Blaze player drafted by a WHL team.
2018 STATE CHAMPIONS
The 12U BB team over powered the San Diego Oilers 7-2 to earn it's State Championship banner. The State title was icing on the cake for a dominant season for the Blaze squad. It went 43-1-1 for the season. In the process it allowed 2 goals per game and scored 7 per game.
JETT LARSON NORTH IOWA BULLS
Jett Larson Rancho Mirage resident is in his 1st season with the North Iowa Bulls. The Bulls are the top team in the competitive NA3HL Junior Hockey League. Larson plays a prominent role killing penalties. www.na3hl.com
LA TINSELTOWN CHAMPIONS 2017
The Blaze came out in the first period for one of its best performances of the year, dominating from start to finish with a 4-1 rout over the California Gold Rush.
DUCKS Tournament Champion 2017
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 SHATTUCK ST. MARY'S
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.