GREEN BAY, Wis. — Youth hockey is on the rise in California, and girls’ hockey is looking up, too.
“For the boys, California has won a couple of national championships at U16 and U18s, but not so much for the girls,” California Wave 16U coach Mark Falkowski said.
The California Wave are trying to change that.
The team is in only its second season, but it advanced to the Toyota-USA Hockey Tier I Girls National Championships by winning the Pacific District championship. Now it wants to make the most of its opportunity at nationals in Green Bay.
“I think it’s amazing,” Falkowski said. “We put the team together last year to be here. I think it’s a great step for California girls’ hockey to have us here representing and showing that hockey’s growing and that there are good teams. We have a very good hockey team. They’re excited, and I’m excited for them to have this experience wearing a Wave jersey.”
Thank you Greg Bates – Special to USAHockey.com