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July 20th, 2018

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Taking Liberties With… Darcy Kuemper

July 17th, 2018

DARCY KUEMPER Position: Goaltender, Arizona Coyotes Hometown: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada Acquired: Traded to Coyotes from Los Angeles Kings for goaltender Scott Wedgewood and forward Tobias Rieder on Feb. 21, 2018 NHL Draft: Selected by the Minnesota Wild in the sixth round (161st overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft Last Amateur Team: Red Deer Rebels (Western…

Another banner season concludes for IHAAZ, with changes deemed a major positive

July 13th, 2018

The Inline Hockey Association of Arizona had a decidedly different look this year, and that wasn’t a bad thing. In this case, change turned out to be a good thing. The older age groups, starting at 12U and going up through the Midget level, played not only for state championships but for regular-season titles as…

Synthetic Ice Skating Series – Part 3 of 3 – Stops

July 5th, 2018

Welcome back to the Synthetic Ice Skating Series! In Part 3, HockeyShot Skating Sensei Jim Vitale and Bench Boss Jeremy Rupke explain the very important skill of stopping. As every hockey player knows, this frozen sport is very fast and there are a lot of stops and starts. We hope you pick up a few…

AHU Coach’s Corner: Let’s discuss a lost skill in today’s game – passing

June 27th, 2018

The teams that can pass the puck the best usually win the game. However, most teams struggle with it because no one really works on passing any more. No matter what age group you are in, you should always work on passing. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE You look at players in juniors or in college…

OneHockey attempts to rewrite Guinness World Record Book for largest youth tournament this December

June 21st, 2018

The numbers are staggering. The logistics astonishing. But what actually might be most remarkable about the Guinness World Records-recognized OneHockey Holiday Invite 2018 this December is what inspired the impulse to host the largest hockey tournament the sport has ever seen. “This idea came to me while I was sleeping – it’s a true story,”…

Shop Talk: Recapping BTM Demo Day and Goalie Day, 2018 edition

June 19th, 2018

Back on May 11 from 6-7 p.m. at AZ Ice Arcadia, we held our on-ice goalie Demo Day. By 4 p.m., Bauer, Brian’s, CCM, True and Vaughn were set up. This gave the goalies an opportunity to see what demo gear they wanted to try out as well as to speak directly with company reps….

Mission Statement: How a former coach’s teachings have been my motivation

June 18th, 2018

I am going off topic here a bit to talk about my high school baseball coach Eric Kibler, who was recently let go by Horizon High School brass after 38 years of dedication and success. This is my way of supporting Coach and all the lessons he taught me in my senior year playing for…

Santa Fe-based Elite Concepts Goalie Training a boon for New Mexico

June 17th, 2018

For New Mexico youth hockey players looking to hone their goaltending skills that don’t want to travel far, Elite Concepts Goalie Training offers in-state coaching and teaching. Based in Santa Fe, Elite Concepts Goalie Training is run by owner-director Shelley Payne. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “Elite Concepts is founded on the belief that while certain…

IceJacks prepping for ’18-19 season with upcoming Prospects Camp

June 15th, 2018

For Northern Arizona University’s highly-acclaimed ACHA college program, the upcoming season is right around the corner as there are only two months before the first day of NAU Prospects Camp. The IceJacks coaches hope everyone is gearing up and ready for what is proposing to be a great 2018-19 season. Coaches have been at it…