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Hall of Fame an honor worth celebrating for Mission AZ

October 2nd, 2019

Hall of Fame night is always an extremely special one for everyone involved with the Mission AZ hockey program, and this year was no different. Mission kicked off its season with an induction ceremony attended by most of the program’s players and their families, and the 2019 ceremony was an especially meaningful one. READ OUR…

AHU introduces three top-notch coaches to Knights family

October 2nd, 2019

Arizona Hockey Union is very happy to announce our newest head coaches to the club! Take a minute and get to know a little about each of them. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE 8U Mite White: “Billy” Mulligan 1. Where are you from? Chandler 2. How did you get into coaching youth travel hockey? My son…

Scottsdale native Bricker returns to NCDC’s Jr. Islanders

September 30th, 2019

Adam Bricker loves being able to brag about his hometown. He’ll talk up Scottsdale every chance he gets. “I think it’s a great place,” said Bricker, a 2000 birth year forward. “Everywhere I go – every team I’m on – I say I’m from Scottsdale and people know it’s just a really fun place to…

Optimism abounds as Tahoe Prep opens 2019-20 season

September 26th, 2019

Fall is always the best time of year for the student-athletes, coaches and administrators at Tahoe Prep Academy, and it’s not just because a chill in the air has returned to most mornings and evenings and snow will soon be falling on an almost daily basis. Autumn signals the beginning of hockey season, and after…

IceJacks’ D-II team opens new season with new faces, optimism

September 24th, 2019

College hockey continues to grow in Flagstaff. The Northern Arizona University ACHA program, which fields teams at the Division II and Division III levels, has been gaining steam – and substantial interest from players – over the past few years. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE That was clearly evident as the IceJacks held tryouts at the…

Titans roll out new Mites development program for ’19-20

September 23rd, 2019

In the organization’s second year, Arizona Titans director Justin Rogers has implemented a new Mites development program open to players ages 4-8 years old. The new program, coached by Jim Rogers, is geared toward providing the game’s youngest players with the opportunity to focus on development and enjoying learning the sport. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE…

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September 19th, 2019

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HockeyShot: Jack Hughes’ training earns him top pick in NHL Draft

September 19th, 2019

Chances are you have already heard of Jack Hughes – younger brother to Quinn Hughes, chosen No. 7 by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2018 NHL Draft, and older brother to Luke, a prospect for a first-round selection in the 2021 NHL Draft. Like HockeyShot, this family legacy has come through lots of hard work…

With Year 4 ahead, Tahoe Prep moving in right direction

September 18th, 2019

Summer may be in full swing, with tourists descending on Lake Tahoe for the season and hockey far from most peoples’ minds, but at Tahoe Prep Academy, they’re always looking ahead and are already preparing for a successful 2019-20 academic year and hockey season. As the burgeoning academy prepares for its fourth year, Tahoe Prep…

AHU Coach’s Corner: The top five mistakes that drive me crazy as a coach

September 12th, 2019

Let’s look at a handful of things that hockey players do that get me shaking my head. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE 1. Making mistakes at half-speed: I don’t mind if players make mistakes – in fact, I expect them to. Hockey is a game of mistakes after all. Plays rarely work out perfectly, and more…