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Alec Martinez

Alec Martinez played two seasons of PeeWee with the Blackhawks.

He is currently playing for the LA Kings, where he was won two Stanley Cups.


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Alex Allen, Blackhawks 16AA (2016-17).  Signed a contract for the 2017-2018 season in the USPHL Elite (Islanders Hockey Club).

Anthony Persi, NEPASHL (Wyoming Seminary)

Ben Westmoreland, goalie (2006-2011 through Midget 18), currently USMC Sergeant, 1st Battalion 4th Marines.

Brandon Ma, NEPASHL (Wyoming Seminary)

Bryson Brigman, University of San Diego, drafted by the MLB Seattle Mariners in the 3rd round (87th overall) in 2016.

Cameron Khuong, signed with the 18 AAA team Milwaukee Jr. Admirals of the Tier 1 Elite League for the 2017-18 season.

Clayton Cosentino, signed with 18 AAA Colorado Rampage of the Tier 1 Elite League for the 2017-18 season.

Corey Semmelmayer, ACHA Division II PAC-8 (San Jose State University).  Captain.

Cory Gutierrez, ACHA Division III (Air Force Academy).

Dennis Franklin, USHS Prep (Taft School).

Doug Gutierrez, WSHL (Fresno and Southern Oregon), AHC Division I (Air Force Academy), ACHA Division III (Air Force Academy)

Dustin Wolf, Drafted 5th round, #104 overall 2016 WHL (Everett Silvertips).  WHL Western Conference Top Goaltender, 2018-2019 .

Freddy Olofsson

Drafted by NHL's Chicago Blackhawks in 2014 (4th Round, 98th overall). Currently playing in the NCHC (U of Omaha Nebraska).

Gustav Olofsson

Gustav Olofsson played Mites and Squirts for the Blackhawks.

Gustav played in the USHL (Green Bay Gamblers, where he was named to the league’s all-rookie team in 2013) and the NCHC (Colorado College).  He played on Team Sweden at the World Junior Championship 

The NHL's Minnesota Wild selected him in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft (2nd round, 46th overall).

He played in the AHL (Iowa Wild) before being called up to the NHL's Wild.

Jake Green, goalie, CJHL.  Actor.

John Blue, goalie, 1980 Midget AA

One particular goalie from the 1980 Midget AA team, John Blue, will always be fondly remembered by SCVHA fans.  

John went on to play for the University of Minnesota and was drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in the 1986 draft.  He was the first Blackhawk to be drafted and the first goalie from California in the NHL.

He played for the Boston Bruins and the Buffalo Sabres in the early 1990s.

After hockey, John became a pastor in Southern California.

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Justin Alonzo, FHL (Watertown Wolves, Port Huron Prowlers).

Luke Bowman, Signed a contract for the 2018-2019 season in the USPHL Elite (Islanders Hockey Club).

Mason Friedman, Blackhawks Midget, PAC-8 (University of Washington).

Nic Kawasaki, ACHA II (UC Berkeley), ECSL (Penrith Raptors), AIHL (Sydney Bears).

Niko Hildenbrand,  NAHL (Austin Bruins), USHL (Waterloo Black Hawks, Fargo Force), Hockey East (UMass Amhest - Captain).

Patrick Khodorenko, USHL (USNTDP Juniors), USDP (U17, U18), B1G (Michigan State University)

Reese Busch, Blackhawks 16AA (2016-18).  Signed a contract for the 2018-2019 season in the USPHL Elite (Islanders Hockey Club).

Ryan Miller, 1989-1991 Squirts

Buffalo Sabres goaltender, Ryan Miller played for the Blackhawks as an 8-year old.  It was with the Blackhawks that he made his decision to play as a goaltender in the early '90s.  And while we can't claim any responsibility for his advancement into the NHL, we can say we are just proud that the star goaltender made his career choice while wearing a Santa Clara Blackhawks jersey.

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Robby Jackson, Blackhawks Bantam AA.  USHL (Chicago Steel, Dubuque Fighting Saints), NCHC (St. Cloud State).  hockeydb

Soren Jonzzon.  NAHL (St. Louis Bandits), USHL (Waterloo Black Hawks, Tri-City Storm, Youngstown Phantoms), ECAC Division I (Quinnipiac University - Captain).

Stephen Frank, goalie.  NA3HL (Bozeman Ice Dogs).  Committed to MIAC (Gustavus Adolphus),

Viktor Tikhonov, 1995-2000

In June 21, 2008, former SCVHA player Viktor Tikhonov was selected in the first round (number 28 overall) of the NHL Entry Draft by the Phoenix Coyotes, making him the first-ever player from a NorCal program to be selected in the first round.

Viktor started with the Blackhawks as a mite in 1995 and continued on until his bantam year in 2000.  From that point he moved with his family to Russia where he played his junior hockey and eventually for his grandfather's club, Severstal Cherepovets.  His grandfather, whom Viktor shares the same name, is the legendary Soviet coach.

In 2015, Viktor signed on with the Chicago Blackhawks and later played for the Arizona Coyotes.

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Zach Lloyd, ACHA Division III (Aquinas College).

ACHA - American Collegiate Hockey Association

Approximately 450 teams playing Division I, II, and III college hockey.

Website / Wikipedia

AHC - Atlantic Hockey Conference

NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey conference (11 teams) which operates primarily in the northeastern United States.

Website / Wikipedia

AHL - American Hockey League

A 30-team professional ice hockey league based in the United States and Canada that serves as the primary developmental league for the NHL.

Website / Wikipedia

AIHL - Australian Ice Hockey League.  website

B1G - Big Ten Conference, NCAA Division I.  website

CJHL - Canadian Junior Hockey League.  website

ECAC - Eastern College Athletic Conference.  NCAA Division I-III.   website

FHL - Federal Hockey League.  website

Hockey East.  NCAA Division I.  website

MIAC - Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.  NCAA Division III  website

NA3HL - North American 3 Hockey League.  website

NAHL - North American Hockey League.  Tier II Junior Hockey.  website

NCHC - National Collegiate Hockey Conference. NCAA Division I. website

NEPASHL - Northeast Pennsylvania Scholastic Hockey League.  facebook

NHL - National Hockey League. website

PAC-8 - Pacific 8 Intercollegiate Hockey Conference competes in Division II of the ACHA.  website

USHL - United States Hockey League. The top junior ice hockey league in the United States. website

USPHL - United States Premier Hockey League.  Founded in 2012, the USPHL has grown to over 60 organizations from across the United States fielding teams in Premier, Elite, USP3, 18U, 16U, 16U Futures, and High Performance Youth divisions.  website

WCHA - Western Collegiate Hockey Association.  NCAA Division I.  website