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Marina del Rey's Gabe Levin is part of Southland presence at Frozen Four

Marina del Rey's Gabe Levin is part of Southland presence at Frozen Four

Gabe Levin of Marina del Rey began watching hockey as a toddler, when his grandparents had season tickets to Kings games. Inspired by Wayne Gretzky, he became passionate about the sport and suited up for the L.A. Junior Kings, the Southern California Titans in Simi Valley, and for Fairbanks (Alaska) of the North American Hockey League for two years before he enrolled at the University of Denver.

He's a senior now, and with law school beckoning he will reach the end of his hockey career this weekend in the NCAA Frozen Four at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. Denver (25-9-6) will face No. 3 North Dakota (32-6-4) in a semifinal game Thursday at 5:30 p.m. PDT, after Boston College (28-7-5)...

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