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Phoenix native, Bobcats graduate Knies selected NCHC Rookie of the Month

January 31st, 2018

Phoenix native and Miami University freshman forward Phil Knies has been named the NCHC Rookie of the Month for Jan. 2018. READ OUR JANUARY 2018 ISSUE Knies doubled his season point total and tripled his goal total in the month of January, recording eight points in six games, which tied for the NCHC lead among…

Phoenix native, Bobcats grad Knies chosen NCHC Rookie of the Week

January 15th, 2018

The NCHC announced Monday that Miami University freshman forward Phil Knies has been tabbed the league’s Rookie of the Week. READ OUR DECEMBER 2017 ISSUE Despite disappointing team results at Omaha, Knies powered Miami’s offense against the Mavericks with a five-point weekend, including two goals each night. In Friday’s 11-7 defeat, he tallied a career-high…

NAU D-III team buying in to IceJacks program, showing positive results

December 27th, 2017

First-year Northern Arizona University Division III coach Ryan Smith sees his IceJacks team as a work in progress, but also a team that is getting better by the day. Smith said early impressions of the ACHA club are that the team has offensive abilities, the dedication to buy into the program from one of the…

NCHC tabs Phoenix native, Bobcats alum Knies Rookie of the Week

December 11th, 2017

The NCHC announced its weekly award winners today and Phoenix native Phil Knies has been named Rookie of the Week. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Knies chipped in two points to help Miami University earn a split, and nearly a sweep, at then-No. 10 Western Michigan last weekend after logging only one point in his previous…

IceJacks finding rookies, veterans ‘meshing extremely well’

December 4th, 2017

The Northern Arizona University ACHA Division 2 team is off to a fast start, and while much of the success can be attributed to the talent on the ice, coach Travis Johanson said it’s also due to the “unbelievable chemistry” the IceJacks have shown between the returning players and nine newcomers this season. With a…

IceJacks brimming with confidence, momentum as new season here

November 7th, 2017

On paper, both Northern Arizona University ACHA teams look to have solid rosters. Both the Division 2 coaching staff (Travis Johanson, Kris Walsh, Colin Hughes) and Division 3 staff (Ryan Smith, Billy Brennan, Brandon Schinzel) have their teams out to positive starts as each squad went undefeated in the early part of October, the D-2…

Sun Devils name Hollman team captain; Rowe, Croston tabbed alternates

August 10th, 2017

For the second straight season, Arizona State University has named redshirt junior Dylan Hollman as the team captain. Fellow juniors Louie Rowe and Anthony Croston (Phoenix native, Jr. Coyotes graduate) are the alternates. Hollman officially becomes the longest tenured captain in the program’s young history. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “Those three embody our motto of…

Gilbert native Ploszaj makes NCAA commitment to St. Scholastica

August 3rd, 2017

Goaltender Forbes Ploszaj has committed to NCAA Division III school College of St. Scholastica. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Ploszaj, a Gilbert native, was the North American Hockey League (NAHL) Central Division Goaltender of the Year last season with the Aberdeen Wings. Ploszaj led the Wings to a third-place finish in the 2017 Robertson Cup. He…

New rink at NAU means more opportunities for school, community

June 15th, 2017

After playing at the city of Flagstaff-owned Jay Lively Activity Center for over 30 years, Northern Arizona University may finally be playing their games on campus again in the near future. With a brand-new on-campus rink coming to NAU, the IceJacks program is getting a great boost. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE The rink, which has…

Glendale’s Kiraly celebrates NCAA D-III women’s title with Plattsburgh

April 28th, 2017

Suiting up for Plattsburgh State University as a freshman in 2016-17, Hannah Kiraly knew the targets were on the Cardinals right from the start. That’s what winning three straight NCAA Division III women’s national championships will do to a program. Make it four. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Back on March 18, the New York-based Cardinals…