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NAU D-II back in national tournament, faces stacked group

March 15th, 2017

Coming up March 15-17, Northern Arizona University’s Division II team will play in the ACHA National Tournament in Columbus, Ohio. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Northern Arizona will play in Pool D along with Miami (Ohio), Rensselaer Polytechnic and Lindenwood Belleville. Miami is ranked sixth nationally and Lindenwood Belleville is No. 1. “Everybody always jokes about…

Northern Arizona D-II club gaining momentum, playoffs on tap

February 14th, 2017

Northern Arizona University’s ACHA Division II team saw its 11-game unbeaten streak end recently at the hands of Arizona State’s ACHA Division I team, but the IceJacks still enjoyed a prolific regular season. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE NAU (25-7-1) also had a 10-game losing streak before they lost to the Sun Devils. The Ice Jacks…

More Hockey East honors for Scottsdale native, Boston College sophomore Newkirk

February 6th, 2017

Boston College sophomore forward Makenna Newkirk has been tabbed Hockey East’s Warrior Player of the Week. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE In last Tuesday’s Beanpot first-round game against Boston University, Newkirk was involved in all three BC goals. She staked the Eagles to a 1-0 lead less than two minutes into the game. Then after the…

Scottsdale product Newkirk selected Hockey East Warrior Co-Player of the Month

February 3rd, 2017

Hockey East announced Friday that Boston College sophomore forward Makenna Newkirk is the Hockey East Warrior Co-Player of the Month for January. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Newkirk posted 12 points on six goals and six assists in January. She recorded at least one point in eight of BC’s nine games, and has brought a seven-game…

NAU D-II team ready to renew, start in-state rivalries in ‘17

January 20th, 2017

After a successful fall semester that included a 14-game winning streak, Northern Arizona University’s ACHA Division II hockey team returns after the winter break with a couple key series in Prescott Valley. NAU’s first games of 2017 in Arizona are a series against Grand Canyon University at the Prescott Valley Event Center on Jan. 20-21….

Sun Devils’ Norris tabbed NCAA Star of the Week for performance out East

December 20th, 2016

Arizona State University redshirt junior forward David Norris has been named the NCAA Star of the Week for his performance during the Sun Devils’ three-game road trip to Massachusetts. This is the first time an ASU player has earned the honor so far this season. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE In his return to Springfield, Mass.,…

NAU D-II team finishes first half strong, confident moving ahead

December 19th, 2016

Northern Arizona University’s Division II team saw its 14-game winning streak come to end at the end of the semester, but the IceJacks are confident about the second half of the season. NAU dropped a pair of games in Las Vegas 6-5 and 4-2 to UNLV to end the streak. The Ice Jacks’ losses to…

IceJacks’ Division II ACHA squad enjoying early-season success

December 1st, 2016

The Northern Arizona University Division II team is off to a torrid start, but the IceJacks aren’t in their usual spot near the top of the ACHA West Region rankings. The IceJacks opened the season 10-3 and with a nine-game winning streak. Their only losses were to Division I University of Arizona and two of…

Dimoff lands deal at D-I St. Lawrence after season in Europe

November 2nd, 2016

Carson Dimoff took the long way from Arizona to upstate New York, but the 17-year-old former Jr. Coyotes standout wouldn’t have it any other way. Dimoff, a left wing from Scottsdale, committed this summer to play his college hockey at St. Lawrence University starting in the fall of 2018. While his upbringing in the Jr….

Commitment to DU a dream come true for Middendorf

October 31st, 2016

To take a look into the heart and mind of Erik Middendorf, one needs to look no further than his Twitter feed. The 16-year-old former Jr. Coyotes star is a man of few words when it comes to social media, but when he does post, it’s easy to see that hockey is a huge part…