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Ice Den Scottsdale renames rink, honors Doan’s legacy

September 20th, 2018

When Shane Doan retired following the 2016-17 NHL season, it wasn’t a matter if the Arizona Coyotes would recognize his legacy in the desert, but rather when. This past summer, not only did the Coyotes announce plans to retire his No. 19 jersey, but the Ice Den Scottsdale recently held a ceremony to officially name…

Mission AZ working to strengthen ties to AZ Ice Peoria

September 19th, 2018

For 12 of its 13 years as a program, Mission AZ has made its home in the friendly confines of AZ Ice Peoria. As the 2018-19 season gets underway, the leadership at Mission is taking steps to further its already strong relationship with the rink’s operators. Jeremy Goltz, Mission’s director of hockey operations, said he…

AHU Bantam Black team facing early challenges head-on

September 18th, 2018

For the Arizona Hockey Union’s Bantam Black team, the 2018-19 season will be one chock-full of new challenges. With body contact and checking at the top of the list, head coach Jim Pinti has been tackling those concepts during practices with the first-year Bantam club. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “The process for teaching checking? Hit…

Lobos gearing up for start to 2018-19 college hockey campaign

September 17th, 2018

Grant Harvey believes the upcoming season for the University of New Mexico is a “firecracker.” And for obvious reasons. “Our schedule strength is the hardest it’s ever been,” said Harvey, the Lobos’ head coach. “We are playing five of the top 10 teams in our region. I am looking forward to playing Nebraska in our…

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September 13th, 2018

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Taking Liberties With… Dylan Strome

September 6th, 2018

DYLAN STROME Position: Forward, Arizona Coyotes Hometown: Mississauga, Ont., Canada NHL Draft: Selected by Arizona in the first round (third overall) of the 2015 NHL Draft Last Amateur Team: Erie Otters (Ontario Hockey League) Age: 21 READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Arizona Rubber: What’s your favorite hockey memory growing up? Dylan Strome: I would say winning…

AHU Coach’s Corner: There are no shortcuts when using the hockey pyramid

September 5th, 2018

The idea of building “from the ground up” is not new. Ice hockey, for some reason, has not yet reached out to the potentially huge numbers of children who have never played our game. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Street and floor and roller hockey are inexpensive ways to develop hockey skills without ever stepping on…

Shop Talk: BTM Goalie School still going strong after 32 years

September 2nd, 2018

From July 2-6, the 32nd Annual BTM Goalie School was held at the Ice Den in Scottsdale. On Monday, the 40-plus goalies arrived in waves for check-in, handing out of the school jersey and some swag. Goalies and parents attended a meeting outlining the program and expectations. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE The goalies left the…

‘Hockey nerd’ Keller a major player in Coyotes’ rebuild

August 30th, 2018

Perhaps it’s time for the rest of the hockey world to discover diminutive forward Clayton Keller of the Arizona Coyotes. Fans in Arizona already to know of Keller’s exploits and his ability to bring a crowd to its feet. Rewarded for a stellar first season, Keller was nominated this season for the Calder Memorial Trophy….

Start-up Small Frys program providing major boost to girls hockey in Arizona

August 28th, 2018

Sometimes, you just have to go with your instinct and put a sure thing on hold. Lyndsey Fry grew up in Chandler and wound up playing NCAA Division I hockey for Harvard University as well as for the United States in the 2014 Winter Olympics. When she graduated in 2015, she knew she could have…