High school hockey league schedule released - LA Kings Insider

The schedule for the LA Kings High School Hockey League has been released and can be accessed here. | CLICK HERE FOR THE OFFICIAL LAKHSHL SITE

The inaugural regular season opens with all eight teams in action on Saturday, September 26 and will continue through the weekend of March 4 and 5. The top four teams will qualify for the playoffs, which are scheduled to be held March 11 and 12 with the higher seeded team receiving home ice advantage. The championship game will be held on Saturday, March 19 at Staples Center.

Opening Day:

Saturday September 26th, 3:15 PM
West Ranch Wildcats @ Kern County Knights

Saturday September 26th, 4:15 PM
Greater Santa Barbara Royals @ San Gabriel Valley Cougars

Saturday September 26th, 5:30 PM
Santa Clarita HC @ South County Aviators

Saturday September 26th, 7:30 PM
El Segundo Strikers @ East County Outlaws

Santa Clarita HC – Ice Station Valencia
West Ranch HS – Ice Station Valencia
East County Outlaws – Iceoplex-Simi Valley
South County Aviators – Iceoplex-Simi Valley
Greater Santa Barbara – Ice In Paradise
San Gabriel Valley Cougars – Pickwick Ice Arena
Kern County Knights – San Joaquin Community Hospital Ice Center of Bakersfield
El Segundo Strikers – Toyota Sports Center

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LAKI is taking scheduled time off through Saturday, so yesterday’s news that Slava Voynov was transferred into the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was not immediately posted on the site. For links to the Voynov news, refer to these articles.

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left


Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.