For those that haven't heard/read already, the LA Junior Kings and the California Wave have merged as one team. This according to the Junior Kings website. Mike Lewis, who had been the Wave's head coach since almost its inception, will be an assistant to Jack Bowkus on the Midget 18AAA team.
If you follow California Midget Major hockey, then you know that this is big news, especially in Southern California. The two teams have sent numerous players both to the NCAA collegiate ranks as well as to the WHL in the last several years. What should be interesting to watch here is how it effects the Selects as far as recruiting the top local players as well as landing those blue-chip "imports".