Iceoplex offers a variety of programs for youth players of all skill levels. Our primary goal is to develop, first, a person with strong character and then a hockey player.
Once a player has experienced in-house and/or tournament team hockey, he or she should be ready to progress to the next step of development, travel hockey. If a player has the ability and is looking for more from the sport, it is vital to their development that they participate at a higher level. Iceoplex offers travel hockey that provides a professional coaching staff and an independent Board of Directors, with many years of travel hockey experience. These teams practice twice per week and participate in one game per weekend, half home games and half away (average drive 1 1⁄2 hours). The season goes from late August through early March. Travel teams also participate in the above-mentioned four tournaments. Our travel hockey team is part of an elite Southern California hockey league known as SCAHA, as well as a member of CAHA, who governs all of California’s elite hockey programs. Players wishing to play at higher levels (ie: NHL, College Hockey, Junior Hockey, etc) will be introduced to this route via travel hockey. The Jr. Gulls have many alumni that are playing junior and college hockey and in 2005 one of the Jr. Gulls players was drafted in the NHL Draft.
This camp is designed for youth players who want to improve their basic hockey skills or to prepare themselves for the travel by working on basic skills. In a fun but intense style, players are coached by a mixture of Iceoplex and Jr. Gulls professional staff.