LA Kings to offer summer hockey academy
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The Los Angeles Kings are offering summer hockey camps to children interested in improving their hockey skills. The Kings are hosting the Lil' Kids Academy from May 5 to Aug. 11. 

Lil' Kings will have a chance to participate in an eight week session camp or a 10 week session camp at various rinks throughout southern California. The eight week session camps for $250 are available at the LA Kings Icetown Riverside, the Iceoplex Simi Valley, the LA Kings Valley Ice Center, and the Adventist Health Ice Center in Bakersfield. The 10 week session camps for $275 are available at the Pasadena Ice Skating Center and the Ice in Paradise Santa Barbara. The Lil' Kids Academy is for hockey players in the co-ed beginner/novice divisions. 

There were 13 players in the National Hockey League who played this season who were born in California. Of the 13, three are still playing in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Interestingly, all three players are defensemen: Brooks Orpik of the Washington Capitals from San Francisco, Kevan Miller of the Boston Bruins from Los Angeles and Chad Ruhwedel of the Pittsburgh Penguins from San Diego. 

To register for the Lil' Kings summer camps, please click here.