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On Sunday, February 4th, the 12th Annual ADHSHL All-Star Games will be held by the Anaheim Ducks High School Hockey League.

The Anaheim Ducks High School Hockey League (ADHSHL) will host the 12th annual ADHSHL All-Star Games this Sunday, Feb. 4 at Great Park Ice & FivePoint Arena.

117 players representing 28 ADHSHL schools, including schools from Las Vegas, Orange County, San Diego County and Stockton (San Joaquin County) will participate. The ADHSHL All-Star selections were honored on the video board at Honda Center on Jan. 21 as the Ducks faced off against the New York Rangers. For the full list of ADHSHL All-Star selections

All three All-Star games will be played at FivePoint Arena beginning with puck drop for Junior Varsity (noon), Varsity (2 p.m.) and Senior (4:30 p.m.). Participants will have the opportunity to participate in skills competitions during intermissions. The Ducks will provide all athletes participating with special All-Star jerseys and socks.

Admission to the 12th annual ADHSHL All-Star Games is open to the public, free of charge. Games will also be streamed live for free on CIH Media for fans who cannot make the event.

The ADHSHL has grown from one to the current 55 teams since the program’s launch in 2008. The Santa Margarita Eagles won the 2013, 2018 and 2019 USA Hockey Varsity High School Championship (also Finalists in 2015). In addition, seven local teams affiliated with the Ducks programs won California State Championships in 2015 with three additional teams winning the Southern California Amateur Hockey Association Championships. In 2021, the Capistrano Coyotes were a Finalist in the Division 2 National Championship.

Four players from the ADHSHL have been drafted by NHL teams, including Slava Demin (Los Alamitos High School, fourth round in 2018 to Vegas), Ryan Johnson (Santa Margarita High School, first round in 2019 to Buffalo), Emmett Croteau (St. John Bosco, sixth round in 2022 to Montreal) and Sam Harris (La Jolla Country Day, fifth round in 2023 to Montreal).

Anaheim Ducks alumni Kevin Bieksa serves on the coaching staff for the Fairmont high school Varsity team while Jason Marshall is the assistant coach for Santa Margarita Catholic high school. Additionally, Ducks assistant coach, Craig Johnson, was head coach of Santa Margarita during its championship window.

The ADHSHL consists of five divisions, which includes Varsity Division 1, Varsity Division 2, Varsity Division 3, and Junior Varsity Harbor and Lincoln Conferences. Over 950 high school athletes registered for the 2023-24 season, which featured weekly games at various rink locations operated by The Rinks & Great Park Ice including Anaheim ICE, Great Park Ice & FivePoint Arena, Icetown Carlsbad, Lakewood ICE and San Diego Ice Arena.

As the ADHSHL continues to grow, the Anaheim Ducks will continue to provide support to the league and its teams. For more information and game schedules.

After a slow start to the 2023-24 season, Troy Terry has been on fire for the last two months. Injuries across Anaheim’s top-six have been an ongoing issue, and it seemed to affect Terry’s consistency. He recorded only 13 points through October and November, with nearly a third of those coming in a four-point night on the Nov. 1 game against the Arizona Coyotes.

When we last looked at this data, Vatrano was still Anaheim’s fastest skater with a 22.77 mph burst to force an icing against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Oct. 24. In fact, he also managed the top speed among Ducks’ players last season as well. Vatrano is a burner, and a 4-on-4 sequence against the Panthers left him with enough open ice to hit a new gear.

This burst of speed wasn’t an offensive breakaway or another attempt to force an icing. Instead, the Panthers somehow immediately turned a defensive zone faceoff into a 2-on-0 breakaway of their own, and Vatrano hit the jets to try to catch up. He was able to get a stick in on the play, but John Gibson had to make the sprawling save to keep the score tied. Regardless of whether or not his effort was in vain, it was amazing to see Vatrano blow past teammate Ryan Strome in the neutral zone as if he was standing still.

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