CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS November Newsletter 2014 STARS
CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS
PEEWEE AA ’03
C.J. ARMALY Has played consistently
strong and made smart decisions.
MAX ABRAMSON consistently
makes smart decisions on the ice.
KILLIAN MCCARROLL and CONOR
ROLSTON have been the most
JON ALEXANDER has been the
most improved player.
HENRY ONG has played aggressive offense
and consistent defense since day one.
Shines for Track 1
NICK AVAKYAN has been rock solid
between the pipes.
MITE TRACK 2
BROOKLYN RUIZ scores AND
has made smart
him two goals in the
last two games.
HUGO OWENS gives 100%
every time he’s on the ice.
MITE TRACK 1
TEDDY BRAUN is
developing a keen eye
for putting pucks in the
CHASE KARDOSH has
played very well in goal.
MYLES HENRY always
hustles and makes himself an
C.J. Armaly scored
15 goals in 4 Games
MASON STUCKER has
been very solid in net.
has been most improved.
LEO KAPLAN has a natural
ability to lead and his
intensity stands out.
PEEWEE AA ’02
BRIAN WONG always
plays hard and has been a
COOPER DAVIS has consistently
been one of the hardest working
SEO HYUNG KWAK has
developed into an
PETER HYAN has been
outstanding on “D”
Jon Alexander on “D”
COOPER DAVIS ON THE MEND
Bears PeeWee AA ’02 standout
Cooper Davis has been hospitalized
following an accident that occured
while riding his BMX bike.
Cooper is an experienced BMX
cyclist and was wearing his safety
helmet when he took a bad spill
attempting a difficult jump. Severe
head injuries were sustained from the
fall and Cooper was immediately
airlifted to Children’s Hospital where
he was treated in the Pediatric ICU.
Cooper has undergone several
surgeries, and the good news is that
his condition has been slowly
Cooper’s dad, Mike Davis, reports,
“Cooper is doing well. He is about to
start occupational therapy. Lots of
work ahead of us, but we’re ready.”
Bears families continue to pray for
Cooper’s speedy recovery and our
hearts go out to parents Anne and
“I’ve known the family for a couple
of years and they are great people.
Cooper is a tremedous kid who’s
always been a hard worker. This
accident is a blow to everyone who
knows Cooper and we just hope he
gets better soon,” said PWAA Coach
and Bears Director of Hockey, Peter
To honor Cooper and show
support for the Davis family, Bears
players will be wearing “CD 22”
stickers on their helmets (see above)
for the remainder of the season.
This is Cooper’s first year playing
for the Bears, but his easygoing
Cooper’s Teammates Send Their Best Wishes
personality and tenacity on the ice
have made him an instant favorite.
News of his accident has had a
profound effect upon his teammates
as well as PeeWee AA ’02 Head
Coach, Conor Sutton.
“He’s one of the good guys. It’s
always hard to see something like
this happen to anyone, but with
someone like Cooper it’s even harder.
He’s such a great kid on and off the
ice. I can’t think of a more dedicated
All of Cooper’s teammates and
friends at the Bears wish him the best
of luck as he works towards recovery.
There will be much joy the day
Cooper once again dons the gold and
black at Pickwick!
Madden Powers Leads the Pack
Runs the Show
The Bears first annual FUN RUN
fundraiser was an overwhelming success as
players and parents raised over $13,000 to
benefit both the Bears Hockey Club and
City of Hope pediatric cancer treatment.
Event Chairman, Douglas Gunderson,
left no stone unturned, from the rental of
Johnny Carson Park in Burbank to the
perfect weather he ordered, the event went
off without a hitch.
Leading up to the run, players from all
teams solicited family and friends to
sponsor the Bears in this run for charity.
Kudos to Killian Mccarroll of the Squirt BB
team and Aris Rachevsky of the PeeWee B
team who were the Club’s top fundraisers!
Before the run began, Douglas
Gunderson reminded the young Bears
players that they weren’t just running for
their Club, but to raise money for kids who
aren’t lucky enough to play hockey and fight
every day with a debilitating illness. All
involved in planning the event felt it was
important for the kids to learn the value of
being givers as well as takers.
Particiapants received a FUN RUN t-shirt
and although the run was not billed as a
race, the kids competitive juices got flowing
as soon as they bolted from the starting
Following the run, players were treated
to a picnic lunch served by parent
volunteers. Ayong Garcia showed his skills
working the grill and Vilda Franz served
enough hot dogs to feed an army. Thanks
to Costco for donating a gift card that
helped offset the cost of food.
Other parents who volunteered their
valuable time to make this event such a
success were Jessica Arthur, Angie
Papayoanou, Radhika Chaudhari, Michelle
Thomasy and Mark Albrecht. Also, thanks
to team managers Kristen Orien, Margarita
Red-Horse and Stacy Trejo for their
Finally, a special thanks to Beth and Todd
Peterson for their outstanding photography
skills and patience!
The success of an event like this rests
squarely on the shoulders of dedicated
parents and the Bears Club is extremely
lucky to have so many!
NHL 1ST ROUND PICK
And they’re off...
NEWS AND NOTES
Bears Holiday Bash
PEEWEE AA PREPARES FOR VACAVILLE
The Bears birthyear ’02 and ’03 PeeWee AA teams
are preparing for their second CAHA weekend of the
season, which will take place November 14th-16th in
Vacaville. Both Bears squads come up against the
Santa Clara Blackhawks, who are widely considered
the best PeeWee squad in Nothern California.
Eat, Skate, Be Merry!
MITE TRACK 1 TO HOST CLUSTER
SAVE THE DATE
While the PWAA squads are battling up North, the
Mite Track 1 team will be hosting a cluster
tournament at Pickwick. Coach Dom says the Track
1 team has played extremely well this season,
winning as a team. To all the players -- Cary Salay,
Chase Kardosh, Diego Bass, Duncan Joiner, Dylan
Trejo, Francesco Sabato, Jude “Tiki” Martinez, Julian
“The Enforcer” Schwartz, Liam Langone, Myles
Henry and Noah Frankel -- keep up the good work!
Friends and family welcome!
SQUIRT A ON A ROLL
The Squirt A squad is currently enjoying a five game
unbeaten streak. The team is tied for second in the
standings behind the unbeaten Jr. Ducks (2). The
Bears beat the Duck (2) 5-3 in the finals of their
Labor Day tournament, but lost 5-3 in the regular
season rematch. Steve Phillips Squirt A squad
knows they will have to up their game in order to
make a serious run at the title.
PEE WEE A IN A TIGHT RACE
SQUIRT B WINS
The Bears Squirt B team enjoyed an exciting 7-4
victory over Pasenda. The win was a real team
effort. Tyus Friedman led the scoring with 3
goals. Landon Segal, Robert Garabetian,
Jack Sambrooks, and Alex Christofi all
scored while Bryce Narvaez and Gary
Tommy Voxman, PeeWee
Dovlatyan assisted. As always,
AA ’03 sniper and stellar
Mason Stucker was sharp in
saxophonist, prepares for
The Bears Pee Wee A team currently rests
in 5th place (4-2-1) competing in a highly
competitive SCAHA division of 23 teams.
Coach Dave Holiday feels like his squad
has tremendous upside for growth and
will continue to gel as the season
progresses. After all, most of the
players are new to the Bears program,
migrating from the Jr. Kings, Heat,
Riptide, Lady Ducks, Titans and Maple
Leafs. Great challenges lay ahead for
Coach Holiday’s team as showdowns
with the undefeated Jr. Kings (3)
and Jr. Ducks (2) are scheduled
in the next few weeks.
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