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IceJacks coming together with ACHA playoffs approaching in Idaho

February 20th, 2020

The ACHA Division II season for Northern Arizona University came down to the final week of the season. Final rankings were released on Feb. 14, and NAU sat ninth in the West Region. The top 12 head to Boise, Idaho, the weekend of Feb. 27-29 where two teams will punch their ticket to the ACHA…

2020 NCDC Combines coming to Detroit, Chicago

February 18th, 2020

The United States Premier Hockey League, and its tuition-free National Collegiate Development Conference, are proud to announce their 2020 NCDC Combines, set to take place in Detroit, Mich. (April 10-11) and Chicago, Ill. (May 1-2). These Combines will feature guaranteed scouting opportunities by coaches from the USPHL’s Tier-2 tuition-free National Collegiate Development Conference, along with…

Yuma festival opens new IHAAZ season to positive reviews

February 18th, 2020

The first IHAAZ festival of the season proved to be an event that serves as a reminder of what the league and the tournaments are all about. The opener was played in Yuma over the Feb. 7-9 weekend and tournament director Nick Boyarsky was pleased with the results. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “A lot of…

Read Our February Issue!

February 14th, 2020

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AHU gearing up for inaugural Spring Into Squirts tournament

February 12th, 2020

As the 2019-20 hockey season begins to wind down, the Arizona Hockey Union wants to help those that want to keep skating end their seasons on strong notes. Coming up later this month, the association will host its 19th annual Phoenix Presidents’ Day Invitational from Feb. 14-17 at AZ Ice Gilbert, Gila River Arena, Ice…

Tahoe Prep players continuing to build success, on and off the ice

February 11th, 2020

January is often a time to set new year’s resolutions for a lot of people – eat better, work out more consistently, get focused on achieving a new goal. It’s a time of year for renewals and to get a fresh start on pursuing the things that mean the most to you. It’s no different…

Taking Liberties With… Aaron Ness

February 7th, 2020

AARON NESS Position: Defenseman, Arizona Coyotes/Tucson Roadrunners Hometown: Roseau, Minn. Acquired: Signed by Coyotes as free agent on July 1, 2019 NHL Draft: Selected by New York Islanders in second round (40th overall) of 2008 NHL Draft Last Amateur Team: University of Minnesota (WCHA, NCAA Division I) Age: 29 READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Arizona Rubber:…

Shop Talk: Smashfest 3 coming in March to BTM Scottsdale location

January 31st, 2020

It is getting close to that wonderful time of the year again. A time where families come together from all different backgrounds and walks of life to meet at Behind The Mask Scottsdale and break stuff. Yes, it’s the third annual Behind The Mask Smashfest! Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 14! READ OUR LATEST…

Mission Statement: Finding consistency in this crazy world of youth hockey

January 30th, 2020

In the crazy world of youth hockey, I think there is a beckon of consistency. This should be used as a model for organizations and serve as an eye opener to the youth community as a whole. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE You have to look no further than our AA or Tier II teams this…

First-year Bucks focusing on development, confidence

January 29th, 2020

The first-year CAHA Bucks program has burst into the Arizona youth hockey scene in a big way this season. The Bucks have two teams for the 2019-20 season – a combined 11U/12U team coached by Greg Sitrick and a 13U team coached by Daemion Glantz – and both have shown marked improvement over the course…