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Latest IHAAZ festival shines spotlight on Royals’ progress

January 23rd, 2019

Another IHAAZ festival is in the books. And as usual, it was a success. This time it was the AZ Royals who played host. It provided a stage for the Royals to showcase their program, which has come to be known as Royals 2.0. It is essentially a new program from the 8U division all…

Jr. Sun Devils’ 18U team ventures to Canada, brings home championship banner

January 22nd, 2019

The DYHA Jr. Sun Devils’ 18U team traveled north of the border to wrap up 2018, winning the Richmond International Bantam Midget Hockey Tournament just outside of Vancouver on New Year’s Eve. What made this tournament win impressive is that the squad had a depleted lineup, and still went undefeated with a 7-0 mark at…

Coyotes looking for consistency during second-half play

January 21st, 2019

Like most of us, Arizona Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet formulated his new year’s list of resolutions. Of course, all coaches want wins, success for players and joy for the fans. This is easier said than done. At this time last year, the Coyotes were in the throes of dire straits and showed only 10 wins…

Defending AHSHA champions gearing up for upcoming state playoffs

January 21st, 2019

Last season, four AHSHA state champions were crowned. This season, there will be five. One major change to the 2018-19 season saw AHSHA revise Division 2 into A and B divisions. All stayed the same with Division 1, Division 3 and the JV Division. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Quarterfinal games will be played on Jan….

Read Our January Issue!

January 17th, 2019

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6 Helpful Ways to Conquer Your Hockey Fears

January 16th, 2019

Let’s talk about some ways you can address your fears. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Here are a few simple recommendations that we might use with a player that might help you deal with fear and put it in perspective: 1. Address your fears directly. What are you afraid of and what might be the reasons?…

Daily improvement the name of the game at Tahoe Prep Hockey Academy

January 15th, 2019

With the holidays suddenly past and the hockey season well into the second half, the teams at Tahoe Prep Hockey Academy are hitting their stride. The school’s prep team was off to a 6-2-0 start in the NAHL Prep division, and the varsity squad was 3-1-0-2 competing in the Anaheim Ducks High School Hockey League….

AHU Coach’s Corner – Guest Column: Continuing the discussion on hockey parent etiquette

January 14th, 2019

This is Part 3 of 3 in a series by Jamie McKinven of READ OUR LATEST ISSUE 7. It’s a Marathon, Not a Race Most kids who play hockey dream of playing in the NHL. As a parent, it’s great to support your kids and do whatever you can to help guide them along…

Taking Liberties With… Jordan Oesterle

January 12th, 2019

JORDAN OESTERLE Position: Defenseman, Arizona Coyotes Hometown: Dearborn Heights, Mich. NHL Draft: Undrafted, signed as free agent with Edmonton Oilers on March 31, 2014 Acquired: Traded by the Chicago Blackhawks to the Coyotes along with forward Marian Hossa, forward Vinny Hinostroza and a 2019 third-round pick in exchange for forward Marcus Kruger, forward Jordan Maletta,…

Shop Talk: Thank you, Arizona, for 25 great years supporting BTM

January 10th, 2019

It may be a ways away, but preparations are already underway for the BTM 25th Anniversary Extravaganza to be held on Saturday, March 16, at BTM Scottsdale. People thought we were crazy to open a hockey store back in March of 1994 in the middle of the desert. And looking back, we were crazy. READ…