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Read Our Summer Issue!

July 18th, 2019

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HockeyShot Tip of the Month: Mohawk Dangles

July 18th, 2019

If you really want to up the challenge in your off-ice training, use drills like Mohawk Dangles! We worked on the footwork and technique in our last article (“The Crosby Move”), but now let’s take it up a level by adding stickhandling drills. For this drill, just like the last, you will need a pair…

Tahoe Prep quartet reflects on superb 2018-19 season

July 17th, 2019

Summer is here, and the snowpack from Lake Tahoe’s near-record winter is melting. And while that means winter is a distant memory, it doesn’t mean hockey is long forgotten. At Tahoe Prep Academy, the sport occupies a prominent spot at the forefront of brain activity every day of the year. With that in mind, here’s…

Taking Liberties With… Vinnie Hinostroza

July 15th, 2019

VINNIE HINOSTROZA Position: Forward, Arizona Coyotes Hometown: Chicago, Ill. Acquired: Traded from the Chicago Blackhawks on July 12, 2018 with forward Marian Hossa, defenseman Jordan Oesterle and a third-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft to the Coyotes for defenseman Andrew Campbell, forward Marcus Kruger, forward Jordan Maletta, forward MacKenzie Entwistle and a fifth-round pick…

AHU Coach’s Corner: No need to play with a short bench in youth hockey

July 12th, 2019

This is Part 2 of a two-part series. Part 1, which ran in the March 2019 issue of Arizona Rubber Magazine, can be read HERE. A good youth hockey coach can manage the players and not have to play with a short bench so that all of the skaters participate in the game. READ OUR…

Shop Talk: New products arriving all summer at Behind The Mask

July 11th, 2019

Look for great new products at Behind The Mask Hockey Shops. The end of the season brings some great deals on last year’s products in our stores, often overshadowing the release of the latest and greatest new skates, sticks and protective equipment. Keep an eye out for these exciting new products coming soon to Behind…

Mission Statement: Talent wins games, but chemistry can take teams further

July 10th, 2019

I want to talk a little about my recent experience at the USA Hockey National Championships where our 18U AA team made it to a hallowed place, the national championship game. It is a place only three other teams have been in Arizona’s entire hockey history. The journey was very special but fueled by something…

USPHL sees nearly 400 in-league advancements in 2018-19

July 8th, 2019

When you join a United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL) junior team, you are joining a community of teams that are working together for the benefit of every player that pulls on a jersey with the league crest. The USPHL has the nation’s highest rate of vertical player movement of any U.S. junior league, with…

IHAAZ growth keeps rolling along with commitment to fun, development

July 3rd, 2019

Five years ago, IHAAZ looked much different. Most of the players only played roller hockey. Now, more than half play ice hockey as well as roller hockey. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE It’s a good thing, for sure, as league tournament director Nick Boyarsky explains. “Roller hockey is a low-stress, low-commitment sport that ice players can…

Coyotes legend Doan continues to leave legacy on Arizona hockey

June 28th, 2019

The accolades Shane Doan received on the ice were clearly justified, but it is his legacy, the support and involvement in youth hockey, that garners equal acclaim. One of the iconic figures in Arizona sports history, the former Arizona Coyotes captain transcended play on the ice and became a teacher, an educator and mentor to…