Ice Kings Senior Class Honored

Our five Senior Class players and their families were honored by their fellow Ice Kings during a ceremony prior to the game vs. Upland Christian Academy on February 10, 2018.  The team has been fortunate to have such outstanding leadership from our Seniors this past year and we wish them all the best in their future endeavors…. and of course expect them to come back to say hi to us next season.  Once an Ice King… always an Ice King!

Nic Carpino – #22

Nick

Dad John, Nic and Mom Elizabeth

Nic started playing organized hockey only 5 years ago at age 12. This year he is extremely proud to be an Alternate and is one of three ADHSHL All Stars representing the Ice Kings this season.  He was introduced to the Ice Kings by fellow Laguna Beach High School Senior, Oliver Russell and last year, his first year with the Ice Kings, he led the team in scoring.  He is graduating with a 4.3 GPA and has not committed to a college as of yet, but hopes to play on a club hockey team for his college. Nic’s favorite part of being on the Ice Kings are his teammates and coaches, and he looks forward to returning to a game to say hello to his teammates next year while he is on college break. He was joined at the ceremony by his Mom Elizabeth, his Dad John, his sister Mia and brother Matthew.

Bodie “The Legend” Lazio – #11

The Legend

Dad Tony, Bodie and Mom Kirsten

Bodie first became interested in hockey while attending the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, and has been playing organized ice hockey since early 2014. This is his third season as a member of the Ice Kings.  Following in his dad’s footsteps, his favorite team is the Los Angeles Kings, but he also follows the Nashville Predators and the Florida Panthers.  His favorite hockey memories are winning this year’s Thanksgiving Tournament and the hat trick he scored a week after his dad’s emergency open-heart surgery.  He loves playing on the Ice Kings, the friends he has made on this team, and how far they have come as a group. Bodie’s friendly nature and hard work make him someone everyone on the team respects and admires; even nicknaming him “The Legend.”  Bodie plans to continue his hockey playing career for as long as he can, including juniors and in college and is considering attending a number of different universities.  Both his mom and dad are very proud of the progress he has made as a player, but even more for the quality young man he has become.

Kevin “Lead Sled” Jolas – #26

Lead Sled

Dad Victor, Kevin, Mom Cezie, and Kevin’s Brothers

Kevin has the distinction of currently being the only Ice King to play all four of his high school years on the team.  He started his hockey career with roller hockey at the age of 8 and then joined the Ice Kings his freshman year at Corona del Mar High School. Kevin’s tough and physical style of play has been an inspiration to his fellow teammates.  His favorite part of joining the Ice Kings has been the friendships he’s made and playing along side a supportive and competitive group of kids. He will definitely miss the team. Kevin’s favorite hockey team is the Anaheim Ducks.  Aside from hockey, Kevin enjoys building computers and will pursue computer engineering in college. He’s been accepted into a few engineering programs and is waiting to hear from California schools.

Oliver Russell – #3

Mom Susannah, Oliver, Dad Mark, and Sister Emma

Oliver is a senior at Laguna Beach High School, and is one of the leaders of the Ice Kings defensive line.  He has been skating since he was 5 and has played in the US, Canada, Finland and the Czech Republic.  His favorite part of being on the Ice Kings is spending time with his teammates and coaches as much as the playing the game itself.  As any player on our team will tell you, Oliver is the “silent leader” who loves celebrating his teammates goals more than his own.  Oliver has made the Fresno State Bulldog Hockey Team and looks forward to continuing to play hockey at the college level next year.

Ryan Raskulinecz – #17

Ryan

Mom Kristen, Brother Tyler, Dad Chris, and Ryan

Ryan is a senior at Silverado High School in Mission Viejo. His parents are Chris and Kristen, and he has an 11 year old brother Tyler who also plays hockey. He was raised in Ladera Ranch and attended Chaparral Elementary school and Capistrano Connections Academy.  In addition to ice hockey, Ryan has played soccer, flag football and has a black belt in ATA Tae Kwon Do.  Ryan started playing hockey in fourth grade at Lake Forest and Aliso Viejo Ice Palace. He then started playing in-house at the Rinks and moved up to the Woodbridge JVD, Surf City JV and KC Royals JV Spring Select teams. This was his first year with the Ice Kings and he has really enjoyed playing this season.  Ryan plans on attending Saddleback College in the fall and is pursuing music, photography and automotive interests. Ryan is looking forward to continuing playing hockey in an adult league next season.

 

A special thanks goes out from all Ice Kings players and parents to Brigid Cianfrani for organizing this wonderful event and to Steve Westerhout for the great photography.