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HockeyShot Tip of the Month: The Crosby Skating Move

May 17th, 2019

In this article, Coach Jeremy is going to teach us “The Crosby Move,” AKA The Mohawk Drill. We call it The Crosby Move because if anyone has seen him play, Sid the Kid always has a low center of gravity and uses his legs (not upper body) to stay well-grounded where the defender cannot push…

Read Our May Issue!

May 16th, 2019

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Shop Talk: Behind The Mask VIP service now available in Scottsdale

May 15th, 2019

With all the advancements in technology, it has become easier to get fit like a pro at the retail level. There is no more worry about what stick you should be using, or if the $1000 pair of skates you want will fit properly down the line. But with an increasing number of custom products…

Taking Liberties With… Alex Goligoski

May 14th, 2019

ALEX GOLIGOSKI Position: Defenseman, Arizona Coyotes Hometown: Grand Rapids, Minn. NHL Draft: Selected by Pittsburgh Penguins in second round (61st overall) of 2004 NHL Draft Acquired: Rights traded to Coyotes from Dallas Stars on June 16, 2016, for a fifth-round pick in 2016 NHL Draft; signed five-year contract with Coyotes on June 21, 2016 Last…

FYHA teams enjoy remarkable 2018-19 season in Northern Arizona

May 13th, 2019

The walls of Flagstaff’s Jay Lively Ice Arena are decorated with banners won through the years, some boasting names of then-players who are now coaches within the Flagstaff Youth Hockey Association (FYHA). During the 2018-19 season, FYHA added four new championship banners: • 14U AZYHL Cactus Division State Champions • CSAHA President’s Day Tournament, 10U…

Scottsdale native, Jr. Coyotes grad Gabriele finds key role for NCDC’s Stars

May 10th, 2019

Jeremy Gabriele goes into his final year of junior hockey knowing one thing – he was one of the last Stars. Indeed, the team that the ‘99 from Scottsdale suited up for in 2019-20, the Syracuse Jr. Stars, have moved operations to Utica, N.Y., and will play their forthcoming seasons as the Utica Jr. Comets,…

Outcasts, Quakes heading to AIHL finals in Las Vegas

May 10th, 2019

The Silicon Valley Quakes and Arizona Outcasts will represent the West Coast Elite Division in this year’s American Inline Hockey League (AIHL) Champions Cup playoffs May 17-19 at the Las Vegas Roller Hockey Center. It’s the culmination of the 2018-19 season that began for the division’s Northern California-based teams in early December. READ OUR LATEST…

‘Freshman Line’ leaves lasting legacy at Cibola High School

May 9th, 2019

After each high school hockey season, coaches generally reflect on the positives from the season and the team’s senior class. At Cibola High School, the Cougars graduate three seniors and linemates this year in Tylec Kohlrust, Garrett McKinstry and Marcus Trujillo, a trio that was dubbed the ‘Freshman Line’ four years ago, and the name…

Scottsdale’s McGovern part of ‘incredible’ Whitecaps NWHL title team

May 8th, 2019

Katie McGovern is a Scottsdale native, but she might as well call Minnesota her second home. After playing NCAA Division I hockey at the University of Minnesota Duluth from 2013-17, McGovern joined the professional hockey ranks for the 2018-19 season with the National Women’s Hockey League’s (NWHL) Minnesota Whitecaps. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE And what…

Arizona Hockey Union salutes end of 2018-19 campaign

May 7th, 2019

The end of the season is always bittersweet. The Arizona Hockey Union awards ceremony is a time when we celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of everyone involved with AHU (players, coaches, managers, family, etc.) and do something we can’t do all season. We gather everyone up in one room to revel in our club,…