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Pavel Barber’s Top 10 Hockey Training Tips: Part 1 of 2

November 15th, 2018

10. Use a Notebook: Those with more awareness will build skill at a faster rate. We all know those moments where we’ve been working so hard on a skill, and we make one small tweak and it finally clicks. I would get so excited as a kid when these moments happened that I would need…

Read Our November Issue!

November 15th, 2018

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Taking Liberties With… Josh Archibald

November 14th, 2018

JOSH ARCHIBALD Position: Forward, Arizona Coyotes Hometown: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada NHL Draft: Selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the sixth round (174th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft Acquired: Traded from Pittsburgh on Dec. 19, 2017 with goalie Sean Maguire and sixth-round pick in 2019 NHL Draft to Arizona for goalie Michael Leighton and fourth-round…

Former collegiate star Plews takes reins of Mustangs’ new 14U development team

November 14th, 2018

Julia Plews moved to Albuquerque from Illinois to grow girls hockey in New Mexico. And so far, she’s loving every bit of it. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE This season, Plews is coaching the New Mexico Mustangs’ new 14U development team, a huge sign that the game is progressing in the state. “It also means girls…

AHU Coach’s Corner – Guest Column: Handy tips to keep hockey parents calm, cool, collected

November 13th, 2018

This is Part 1 of 3 in a series by Jamie McKinven of READ OUR LATEST ISSUE 1. Hockey is a Fun Game. Period. The No. 1 goal in all youth sports is to have fun. Hockey, at its purest form, is recreation and nothing more. When kids begin playing hockey, they don’t know…

Warriors grad, Rio Rancho native Weaver picks up weekly EHL Premier honors

November 13th, 2018

The EHL Premier has announced that Boston Jr. Rangers forward Nick Weaver has been named the TSR Hockey Forward of the Week. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Weaver and the Jr. Rangers won all three of their games this past weekend, improving their record to 16-2-2 on the season. The Rio Rancho native and New Mexico…

Young SoCal talents finding benefits to playing at TPHA

November 12th, 2018

A pair of Southern Californians are making themselves at home quickly at Tahoe Prep Hockey Academy (TPHA). Tyler McNeil and Leon Biller both made the jump from playing for the Valencia Jr. Flyers last year to joining TPHA this season, and the pair of 16-year-old junior forwards have already established themselves as integral members of…

Mission Statement: The time is now for an Arizona hockey hall of fame

November 9th, 2018

*** This column originally appeared in the Sept. 2017 edition of Arizona Rubber Magazine.*** A big part of what we try to do at Mission Arizona is teach kids the tradition and respect for the players who have worn this jersey before them. They are reason our current players have what they have and it…

Shop Talk: Need a youth hockey stick? Make sure it is sized accurately

November 8th, 2018

It’s hard to imagine that new innovations in technology can transfer to a hockey stick, but the development of lighter, more durable, and responsive materials have produced the best sticks available today. With the growing popularity of Mite and Squirt programs everywhere, the youth stick category is starting to benefit from these materials as well….

Mission AZ remains pillar of consistency, has ‘great continuity from the bottom to the top’

November 7th, 2018

Jeremy Goltz, the director of hockey operations for the Mission AZ youth hockey program in the Phoenix suburbs, likes to say that the program is consistently boring. What he means by that is that there is little drama, the coaching staff remains consistent year after year, kids return to the program and he and his…