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Overcoming adversity, NAU D-II team finding ways to pick up wins

December 27th, 2018

It’s inevitable. Every hockey team has to battle adversity in one way, shape or form over the course of the long season. Whether it’s bad bounces in games, injuries or any other reason, good teams find ways to overcome these obstacles. That’s been the story so far this season for the Northern Arizona University ACHA…

IceJacks’ nine D-II seniors leading the way to success in ’18-19

December 7th, 2018

Northern Arizona University is a perennial powerhouse in ACHA Division II circles, and that is no different for the 2018-19 season. This year, the IceJacks are led by a talented group of nine seniors, all of whom bring different ingredients to the proverbial table. What they all have in common, however, is buying in to…

IceJacks’ D-III team has slow start, but now turning things around

December 3rd, 2018

Ryan Smith began the season with high expectations for his Northern Arizona University ACHA Division III team. And even after a slow start that has turned to the winning side of things, Smith still has achievable goals in mind for the IceJacks. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Our team has the expectations of returning to regionals…

GCU men’s team soaking up ‘fantastic’ atmosphere at AZ Ice Arcadia

November 28th, 2018

The Grand Canyon University ACHA Division II men’s team calls AZ Ice Arcadia home for the current 2018-19 season, and head coach Daniel Roy has the Lopes off to a fantastic start. Starting out the season with a tie and a shootout win over Arizona State University’s ACHA Division I team, GCU then went on…

IceJacks finding positives in early season, home games on tap

October 25th, 2018

The Northern Arizona University Division II team went on a season-opening road trip to start off the 2018-19 season, and while the 1-2-1 record wasn’t what the IceJacks hoped to bring home to Flagstaff, there are many positives the team can continue to build upon. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “Yeah, definitely not the outcome and…

Sun Devils name Pasichnuk, Busch co-captains for ’18-19 season

September 28th, 2018

Arizona State junior defenseman Brinson Pasichnuk and junior forward Tyler Busch will serve as the team’s co-captains for the 2018-19 season. Sophomore forward Dominic Garcia and senior forward Anthony Croston will be the alternate captains. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “It is no surprise these four men will be leading our program this season,” said ASU…

IceJacks’ D-II team hoping for fast start, early-season momentum

September 24th, 2018

The new season is here for Northern Arizona University, and with that comes renewed confidence and optimism for the IceJacks’ players and coaches. For NAU’s Division II team, coach Travis Johanson has a dozen returning forwards and a mix of new and returning defensemen, including two new blueliners moving up from the program’s Division III…

Stuart coming back home to skate for NCAA Division I Sun Devils

July 30th, 2018

Arizona State University will have a third Phoenix native on its NCAA Division I roster next season as incoming freshman Connor Stuart will join sophomore Johnny Walker and senior Anthony Croston on the Sun Devils. Stuart announced his commitment earlier this offseason once his season with the NAHL’s Lone Star Brahmas concluded. “It feels unbelievable,”…

IceJacks prepping for ’18-19 season with upcoming Prospects Camp

June 15th, 2018

For Northern Arizona University’s highly-acclaimed ACHA college program, the upcoming season is right around the corner as there are only two months before the first day of NAU Prospects Camp. The IceJacks coaches hope everyone is gearing up and ready for what is proposing to be a great 2018-19 season. Coaches have been at it…

Woody Tournament the perfect platform for NAU to give back

April 23rd, 2018

When Doug Allan started the NAU Woody Tournament 12 years ago to raise money for Bill Woods’ family after he passed away, nobody could have imagined what the event has morphed into in 2018. This year’s tournament ran April 20-22 at Oceanside Ice Arena in Tempe. READ OUR APRIL 2018 ISSUE Allan, a member of…