Graduates Bennett, Barnes make NCAA D-I plans

Two female graduates of the Los Angeles Jr. Kings program - forward Bailey Bennett and defenseman Cayla Barnes - recently made NCAA Division I commitments following their prep careers.

Bennett, a Gardena native in her junior year at Vermont’s North American Hockey Academy, will attend and play hockey at the University of Vermont.

Barnes, a defenseman from Corona and the youngest member the U.S. National Team that celebrated the Under-18 Women’s World Championship last month, will skate for Boston College.

Both schools compete in Hockey East.