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Banner, AHSHA partnership a positive for injury management

May 24th, 2018

Obviously, hockey is a contact sport and with that come the risks for injuries and concussions. The Arizona High School Hockey Association (AHSHA) has taken the initiative to prevent, reduce, identify and treat these types of injuries with its partnership with Banner Sports Medicine and Concussion Specialists over the past three years. READ OUR MAY…

AZ Ice Arcadia to house brand-new Arizona Titans youth program

May 22nd, 2018

In yet another sign that youth hockey continues to grow in the Valley, the Arizona Titans will take the ice at AZ Ice Arcadia this fall as a new AA association. The Titans franchise has come together this offseason in remarkable fashion, in large part due to the tireless efforts of Jim Rogers, Justin Rogers…

Read Our May Issue!

May 17th, 2018

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Taking Liberties With… Zac Rinaldo

May 15th, 2018

ZAC RINALDO Position: Forward, Arizona Coyotes Hometown: Mississauga, Ont., Canada NHL Draft: Selected by Philadelphia in the sixth round (178th overall) in the 2008 NHL Draft Acquired: Signed one-year contract as a free agent with Coyotes on July 1, 2017 Age: 27 READ OUR APRIL 2018 ISSUE Arizona Rubber: What’s your favorite hockey memory growing…

Synthetic Ice Skating Series – Part 2 of 3 – Turns

May 14th, 2018

Welcome back to the Synthetic Ice Skating Series! In Part 2, Jim Vitale and Jeremy Rupke go over turning and more importantly, sharp turns! READ OUR APRIL 2018 ISSUE Vitale is an advocate for extreme edges on a turn. There is a fine line between stopping completely or having the right power to accelerate into…

AHU Coach’s Corner: What you need to know coaching today’s hockey player

May 11th, 2018

Today’s generation is way different than any other generation we have seen yet. The resources they have and can tap into are endless. So what exactly is this group of young individuals looking for in a coach? The answer is easy: TRUST. READ OUR APRIL 2018 ISSUE They all want to trust the person telling…

OneHockey adult tourney set to invade Las Vegas in July

May 10th, 2018

Now widely recognized throughout the industry as the best organizer of youth hockey tournaments across the globe, where better than the one and only Las Vegas for OneHockey to host its first-ever adult event this summer? As many as 30 men’s teams will bask in the OneHockey Experience in town for an extraordinary weekend, on…

In A Devilish Mood: To have on-ice success, believe and you will achieve

May 9th, 2018

We all have fond memories of witnessing the incredible, improbable, victory by a team that was not supposed to win. We all know that any team can win on any given night in a one-game scenario. A slew of things can happen that can lead to the underdog team winning: penalties, letting in a few…

Five past, current Jr. Coyotes selected in 2018 USHL Drafts

May 9th, 2018

The United States Hockey League held its pair of annual drafts this week and five past or current Jr. Coyotes were selected. Phase I on Monday was for players born in 2002, while Phase II on Tuesday was open to all junior-eligible players. READ OUR APRIL 2018 ISSUE PHASE I 3rd round, 38th overall Matthew…

Strong finish to season an encouraging sign for Coyotes

May 8th, 2018

Most like to think the mark of a season is how things finish, and not necessarily how an experience begins. For the Arizona Coyotes, an abysmal start foreshadowed a difficult season, but the end is clearly encouraging. Plus, the future seems beyond bright with Clayton Keller, Brendan Perlini and Max Domi up front and a…