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Arizona Hockey Clubs’ Thanksgiving Shootout tournament another rousing success

 

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Over Thanksgiving Weekend, the Arizona Hockey Clubs staged the 17th annual Thanksgiving Shootout tournament at Gila River Arena, Ice Den Chandler and AZ Ice Gilbert.

On Nov. 25, after the third day of competition, the six divisions crowned champions, including three from the Arizona Hockey Union at the Mite, Squirt B and Squirt A levels.

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The AHU Pee Wee White team finished in second place in its division, while the AHU Bantam Black and Pee Wee Silver teams all advanced to the semifinals.

In addition to the three AHU winners, the other three division champions were the Jr. Coyotes (Pee Wee Elite, Pee Wee A) and the DYHA Jr. Sun Devils (Bantam).

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The Arizona Hockey Clubs continue to offer three tournaments in Phoenix each season.

“We’re excited to continue our efforts placing Phoenix hockey on the national map,” said Arizona Hockey Clubs president Stacy Shupe.

— Sean Phillips

(Jan. 3, 2019)