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Five Teams Added to Anaheim Ducks High School Hockey League

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks
The Ducks today announced they have added five teams and three new schools to the Anaheim Ducks High School Hockey League for the 2010-11 season. Among the additions, Servite High School (Anaheim), Damien High School (La Verne) and Lutheran High School of Orange County (Orange) will join Santa Margarita Catholic High (Santa Margarita) and JSerra Catholic High (San Juan Capistrano) for the 2010-11 high school season.

“The Anaheim Ducks High School Hockey League has taken a tremendous step forward,” said Art Trottier, General Manager of Anaheim/Westminster ICE and Director of the Anaheim Ducks High School Hockey League. “The addition of these five teams will help the growth of hockey in Southern California and give young players an opportunity to play at a high level without having to leave home.”

The Anaheim Ducks High School Hockey League now comprises seven teams from five local schools. JSerra and Santa Margarita, which began with varsity programs, will add junior varsity teams while Servite, Damien and Orange Lutheran will debut in junior varsity. Current Anaheim Ducks High School Hockey League head coaches Dave Karpa (JSerra varsity) and Craig Johnson (Santa Margarita varsity) will be joined by Jason Marshall (Orange Lutheran), Randy Burridge (Servite), Arne Pappin (Damien), Kelly Askew (JSerra junior varsity) and Dennis Hands (Santa Margarita junior varsity). All league games will be played on Saturdays at THE RINKS – Anaheim ICE.

A former Duck, Marshall played 12 NHL seasons with St. Louis, Anaheim, Washington, Minnesota and San Jose, collecting 16-51=67 points with 1,004 penalty minutes (PIM) in 526 career games. The former defenseman also added 2-3=5 points with 55 PIM in 43 Stanley Cup Playoff games. Marshall played eight seasons with Anaheim from 1995-01 and 2005-06, earning 8-34=42 points with 740 PIM in 370 games.

Burridge appeared in 13 NHL seasons with Boston, Washington, Los Angeles and Buffalo, scoring 199-251=450 points with 458 PIM in 706 career games. The veteran left wing also played 107 Stanley Cup Playoff games, earning 18-34=52 points with 105 PIM. Burridge reached the Stanley Cup Final with Boston twice, losing to Edmonton in 1987-88 and 1989-90.

Pappin, who most recently served as a varsity assistant coach in St. Louis, Mo., spent four seasons as an NHL video coach from 1993-97. In 1993-94, Pappin was a member of the New York Rangers coaching staff, which helped lead the club to its first Stanley Cup championship in 54 years. He also spent three seasons as video coach for the St. Louis Blues from 1994-97.

Askew played NCAA Division I hockey at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (R.P.I.) for four seasons before joining the Canadian National Team for the 1995-96 campaign. Following a four-year stint in Europe, Askew played two seasons with Long Beach of the West Coast Hockey League (WCHL) and another with San Diego of the ECHL, combining for 82-80=162 points with 198 PIM in 146 games.

Hands has spent the last five years in a volunteer coaching capacity within the Jr. Ducks program. A Michigan native, Hands played college hockey at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and University of Arizona. At the high-school level, he led Lumen Christi Catholic (Jackson, Mich.) to the State quarterfinals and went on to play the Michigan High School All-Class All-Star Game.

Launched on July 1, 2008, the Anaheim Ducks High School Hockey League is designed as an extension of the Ducks’ organizational goal of growing hockey talent close to home while also working to achieve California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) status. JSerra varsity began play in September 2008 as the league’s charter member. Santa Margarita varsity joined JSerra as the second member of the league, making its debut in September 2009. As the league continues to grow, the Anaheim Ducks will continue to provide financial support for each team involved in the program.

Anaheim ICE is the Official Training Center of the Anaheim Ducks and an original member of the Anaheim Ducks’ THE RINKS development program. With a program launch in February 2009, the Ducks operate four local skating facilities: two ice rinks (THE RINK – Anaheim ICE and THE RINKS – Westminster ICE) and two inline facilities (THE RINKS – Huntington Beach Inline and THE RINKS – Corona Inline). Anaheim ICE is located at 300 W. Lincoln Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92805.
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