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AHU Coach’s Corner: The top five mistakes that drive me crazy as a coach

September 12th, 2019

Let’s look at a handful of things that hockey players do that get me shaking my head. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE 1. Making mistakes at half-speed: I don’t mind if players make mistakes – in fact, I expect them to. Hockey is a game of mistakes after all. Plays rarely work out perfectly, and more…

Shop Talk: Latest Behind the Mask Goalie School another success

September 10th, 2019

The goalies arrived early on Monday, July 1, to check in for the 33rd Annual Behind the Mask Goalie School. They got an official school jersey, raffle ticket and lots of free swag including, a backpack, BTM hat and custom water bottle. Zoey won a set of CCM Beats headphones from the raffle to start…

Paradise Valley native Roswell enjoying NCAA D-I career at Bentley

September 4th, 2019

The name certainly gives pause when you see it. Really, who would want to leave a place called Paradise Valley? That is the suburb of Phoenix from which Ethan Roswell hails, and while he loves his hometown, he also has a soft spot for New England winters. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “I actually love the…

Coyotes load up on talented prospects at 2019 NHL Draft

August 23rd, 2019

The first thought is to fill an immediate need, and teams tend to approach the draft from that perspective. That is, if you run an NFL franchise or an NBA team. Officials associated with these leagues approach the draft much differently than Major League Baseball and the NHL. Football and basketball personnel draft players for…

With first year under belt, Kachinas program booming in Arizona

August 21st, 2019

In further proof that hockey continues to grow in Arizona, 2019 brought aboard the Arizona Kachinas to the state’s slate of programs. The Kachinas came to fruition earlier this year, providing girls a place to play hockey at the level they’re currently playing and develop their skills from start to finish. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE…

Sun Devils capture Fu Xing tournament championship in China

August 19th, 2019

Arizona State made history once again on Aug. 7, winning the Fu Xing Cup for their first international tournament championship and adding another trophy to their case. Junior forward, 2018-19 NCAA leading goal scorer and Phoenix native Johnny Walker netted a natural hat trick for seven goals in five games while graduate transfer goaltender Max…

After monster WHL season, Phoenix native Kastelic selected by Ottawa in 2019 NHL Draft

August 19th, 2019

Mark Kastelic was first eligible for the 2017 NHL Draft but wasn’t selected. He also wasn’t picked in the 2018 draft. All the 20-year-old Phoenix native did was pile up 47 goals and 77 points for the Western Hockey League’s (WHL) Calgary Hitmen in 2018-19, all while serving as captain for the club. The Ottawa…

Glendale native Mobley named new assistant coach at Holy Cross

August 18th, 2019

Not only are Arizona natives excelling on the ice in the college ranks, but they are also making waves behind the bench. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Holy Cross announced earlier this summer that Glendale native and former Phoenix Polar Bears standout Max Mobley has been hired as a new assistant coach for the NCAA Division…

Jr. Coyotes’ Doan, Knies make NCAA Division I decisions

August 14th, 2019

Josh Doan and Matthew Knies have both been longtime Jr. Coyotes Elite Program standouts and will play junior hockey in the USHL next season before heading off to college hockey down the road. Doan, a forward who will play for the Chicago Steel in 2019-20, recently committed to Arizona State University, while Knies, another forward,…

AHU Knights players making impact away from hockey rink

August 9th, 2019

During the hockey season, Arizona Hockey Union teams are going full-steam ahead. After the season ends, many Knights players stay active away from the rink in a variety of activities. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Zac Yurkanin (pictured above) goes to Desert Ridge High School and was a member of the track team. “Because ice time…