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Taking Liberties With… Arizona Coyotes/Tucson Roadrunners goaltender Adin Hill

June 3rd, 2020

ADIN HILL Position: Goaltender, Arizona Coyotes/Tucson Roadrunners Hometown: Comox, British Columbia, Canada NHL Draft: Selected in third round (76th overall) by Coyotes in 2015 NHL Draft Last Amateur Team: Portland Winterhawks (WHL) Age: 24 READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Arizona Rubber: What’s your favorite hockey memory growing up? Adin Hill: When I was 10, we won…

AHU Coach’s Corner Guest Column: Navigating our journey through youth hockey, Part 2

May 18th, 2020

This is Part 2 of a multi-part series. So what I’d like to do now is have an honest conversation about the state of money in youth hockey. After looking at the responses and speaking with knowledgeable hockey people, there’s a lot to dive into. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE And we’ll break it down through…

Taking Liberties With… Arizona Coyotes rookie forward Barrett Hayton

April 15th, 2020

BARRETT HAYTON Position: Forward, Arizona Coyotes Hometown: Peterborough, Ont., Canada NHL Draft: Selected by Coyotes in first round (fifth overall) of 2018 NHL Draft Last Amateur Team: Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL) Age: 19 READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Arizona Rubber: What’s your favorite hockey memory growing up? Barrett Hayton: Watching the Vancouver Olympics (in 2010)….

Shop Talk: Springtime means brand-new skates, goalie gear at BTM

April 3rd, 2020

Look for these new products coming soon to Behind The Mask. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE CCM Super Tacks AS3 Pro Skates Are you ready to take you game to the next level? The CCM Super Tacks AS3 Pro Skates arrive to BTM Scottsdale on April 24. Equipped with an optimized one-piece boot and groundbreaking XS…

AHU Coach’s Corner Guest Column: Navigating our journey through youth hockey, Part 1

April 2nd, 2020

This is Part 1 of a multi-part series. As the youth hockey season comes to a close, I am reminded almost every day that this is the most chaotic time of year for hockey parents. It’s that crazy stretch where stress, anxiety, and the fear of unpredictability casts a dark shadow onto our sport at…

Taking Liberties With… Arizona Coyotes forward Taylor Hall

March 5th, 2020

TAYLOR HALL Position: Forward, Arizona Coyotes Hometown: Calgary, Alberta, Canada Acquired: Traded from New Jersey Devils on Dec. 16, 2019, with forward Blake Speers in exchange for defenseman Kevin Bahl, forwards Nick Merkley and Nate Schnarr, a conditional first-round pick in 2020, and a conditional third-round pick in 2021 NHL Draft: Selected in the first…

Shop Talk: Need to focus on team branding? Contact BTM Team Sales

March 4th, 2020

Team branding is very important. How you look on and off the ice can be a big factor in the unity of the players, coaches on the ice, and parents in the stands. Behind The Mask’s Team Sales division has worked with numerous associations across the state and U.S. with a focus on meeting the…

AHU Coach’s Corner Guest Column: Gretzky & Einstein – Geniuses who thought outside the box

March 3rd, 2020

Unlike college and professional football, offensive creativity in hockey comes mainly from players, and each year it is increasingly “coached” out of the game. Avoiding mistakes has become the highest priority, even at the youth level where the need to win eliminates creative trial and error. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Not only do coaches insist…

Taking Liberties With… Aaron Ness

February 7th, 2020

AARON NESS Position: Defenseman, Arizona Coyotes/Tucson Roadrunners Hometown: Roseau, Minn. Acquired: Signed by Coyotes as free agent on July 1, 2019 NHL Draft: Selected by New York Islanders in second round (40th overall) of 2008 NHL Draft Last Amateur Team: University of Minnesota (WCHA, NCAA Division I) Age: 29 READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Arizona Rubber:…

Shop Talk: Smashfest 3 coming in March to BTM Scottsdale location

January 31st, 2020

It is getting close to that wonderful time of the year again. A time where families come together from all different backgrounds and walks of life to meet at Behind The Mask Scottsdale and break stuff. Yes, it’s the third annual Behind The Mask Smashfest! Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 14! READ OUR LATEST…