High school hockey tryouts begin this weekend - LA Kings Insider

The Los Angeles Kings High School Hockey League will take a step towards its inaugural season as Valencia and Santa Barbara district teams will hold open tryouts this weekend for players who will be in grades 9-12 during the 2015-16 season.

The Valencia team will hold tryouts on both Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Valencia Ice Station is located at 27745 Smyth Dr., Valencia, CA 91355.

The Santa Barbara team will hold a try-out on Saturday, May 16 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Because the Goleta Ice in Paradise rink isn’t expected to be completed before September, try-outs for the Santa Barbara district team will take place at the Channel Islands Ice Center, located at 830 Wagon Wheel Rd., Oxnard, CA, 93036.

Two new pure high school teams have been added to the league: Oaks Christian High School and Newbury Park High School in Thousand Oaks.

A full list of try-outs for district and pure high school teams is below.

Several notes:

-The LA Kings strongly recommend all players pre-register for tryouts.
-All players in grades 9-12 during the 2015-2016 season are eligible to participate in the tryouts (including players currently in 8th grade)
-All players participating in tryouts must have an up to date USA Hockey registration.
-Pre-registration will close at noon the day before the tryout; noon on Friday for Sunday dates.
-Pre-registration fee is $25 per player per tryout. The fee is non-refundable.
-If a player’s high school is fielding a team during the 2015-2016 season, the player is only eligible to try out for that team.
-If a player’s high school is not currently fielding a team, the player is eligible to try out for the district team where their high school is geographically located.
-Players should refer to the High School District list in order to register for the correct team tryout.
-Players who do not pre-register will be charged a $30 Walk Up Fee the day of the tryout.

Pure High School Teams / Tryout
West Ranch High School / May 26, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
-Tryout at Ice Station Valencia
Newbury Park High School / May 27, 6:15 – 7:15 p.m.
-Tryout at Channel Islands Ice Center
Oaks Christian High School / May 30, 9:15 – 10:15 p.m.
-Tryout at Iceoplex Simi Valley

District Teams / First Tryout / Second Tryout
San Joaquin Community Hospital Ice Center of Bakersfield / May 20, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. / N/A
Channel Islands Ice Center / May 27, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. / N/A
Ice Station Valencia / May 16, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. / May 17, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Iceoplex Simi Valley / May 30, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. / May 31, 8:45 – 9:45 p.m.
Pasadena Ice Skating Center / June 12, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. / June 13, 6:45 – 7:45 p.m.
Pickwick Ice Arena / May 30, 8:10 – 9:10 a.m. / June 2, 7:05 – 8:05 p.m.
Ice In Paradise (tryout at Channel Islands Ice Center) / May 16 / 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. / N/A
Toyota Sports Center / May 30, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. / May 31, 4:45 – 5:45 p.m.

Be on the lookout for more news coming from the Kings on high school hockey later this week. More information on the league, contacts, registration and rinks can be found here.