The Lions are excited to announce the 2018-19 hockey team recruit class. With our largest ever freshman class, and 14 overall recruits, the Lions are poised to continue their rise in the ACHA West Rankings. Here is a bit about our incoming players:
#1- Hayden Stocker – Goaltender, from Northern California. Was starting goalie for the Oakland Bears Midget AA team last season (former teammate of sophomore Justin Hertz).
#2- Tomer Vinitski – Defense, born in Israel, played the past 3 seasons at Northwood Prep school in New York. Represented Israel in the World Jrs and World Cup tournaments.
#7- Cole Anderson – Defense, from Los Angeles. Played last season for the Ontario Avalanche in the WSHL.
#10- Nick Mauthe – Forward, from Orange County. Won the National Championship last year as the leading scorer for Santa Margarita High School team.
#14- Brian Clem – Forward, from Orange County. Was the leading scorer for his Anaheim Jr Ducks Midget AA team, and captain the past two seasons.
#16- Connor Kilkenny – Forward, from Colorado. Took his Regis Jesuit HS team to the high school National Championship, and had 11 points in the National Championship tournament. (Played with sophomore Austin Boyle at Regis Jesuit HS)
#17- Tyler Rodgers – Defense, from Northern California. Strong stay at home defenseman who played for Oakland Bears (also a former teammate of sophomore Justin Hertz)
#18- Austin Billings – Forward, from San Jose, CA. Second on his team in scoring for the SJ Jr Sharks Midget AA team, who went to State Championships this year.
#19- Matt Sedgwick – Forward, born in Mississippi. Played last three seasons at Berkshire Prep School in Massachusetts.
#23- Jackson Grosshans – Defense, from Orange County. Played last year for the Columbia Valley Rockies in the KIJHL in Canada.
#25- Kyle Penn – Forward, from Orange County. Played for Stevenson College, NCAA D3 the past two seasons.
#26- Cam Andrade – Defense, from San Jose, CA. Was captain of his San Jose Jr Sharks team the past two years, very strong skating defenseman, and teammate of Austin Billings and Ryan Hirai.
#35- Grant Campbell – Goalie, from Vacaville, CA. Starting goalie for the Vacaville Jets HS team that made it to the CA State Championship.
#89- Ryan Hirai – Forward, from San Jose, CA. Strong skater who moves the puck up the ice, played for Jr. Sharks Midget AA team last season with Austin Billings and Cam Andrade.