Thursday, April 5, 2012


Press Release

El Segundo, California April 4, 2012 --- The LA Jr. Kings and the LA Hockey Club/LA Selects have agreed to merge both youth hockey organizations under the LA Jr. Kings banner. Each respective Board of Directors recognized that both organizations share mutual hockey philosophies and both club mission statements promoted similar ideals. Continuing operations as a non-profit organization, the merged effort is about creating a new LA Jr. Kings program to better serve hockey growth and development in Southern California. Together with the Toyota Sports Center, the focus will be on developing entry level players within the TSC Legends Youth House Hockey League and their eventual graduation into the Jr. Kings youth travel hockey program.

The transition toward this collective effort will be seamless. The new LA Jr. Kings program will enhance the player/parent experience by offering:

• A coaching staff of nationally recognized teaching professionals
• Focus on individual skills development at all levels
• Offer a beginner to advanced hockey curriculum from Mites to Midgets
• Foster growth and guidance for players looking to move to the next level
• Increased number of teams offering greater opportunities for all players at all levels
• Continued membership in Tier 1 Elite League for 16AAA and 18AAA
• Ongoing effort to make hockey more affordable
• The club will operate at both the Toyota Sports Center and Glacial Gardens Skating Arena

The club leadership will be addressing specific organizational priorities over the next couple of weeks and will provide updates to our current collective membership as well as new prospective members. Please monitor our website at: or email Kelly Sorensen at or Andrew Cohen at

(Nathan can be reached at

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