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OneHockey brings aboard former NHLer Seiling as girls tournament director

April 9th, 2021

Ric Seiling played 10 years in the NHL and later worked for NHL Central Scouting and coached in the junior and pro hockey ranks. He was also part of the NWHL (National Women’s Hockey League) during the league’s inaugural season five seasons ago, leading the Buffalo Beauts to the Isobel Cup championship. These days, Seiling…

Ice Den 50+ Adult Open Hockey keeps players’ passion for the game strong

March 31st, 2021

If you are over the age of 50 and looking for a fun and relaxed atmosphere to play hockey and get some exercise, then check out the 50+ Adult Open Hockey sessions at the Ice Den Scottsdale. These sessions are held exclusively for seasoned hockey players and all participants must be born before or on…

Team OneHockey squads gearing up for summer tournament events across United States

March 19th, 2021

Summertime is right around the corner, and OneHockey is again offering multiple events for youth players of all ages. Having fun, while staying on track and playing hockey, are just some of the positives the events have yielded over the years. “When we first started OneHockey back in 2004, we used to put together summer…

AZHockey34 aiming to bring forward power skating lessons for all of Arizona

March 18th, 2021

Dennison Stewart is the founder and director of AZHockey34, LLC, a new program in Arizona that specializes in power skating. He said he created the entity for two reasons, and both are coming to fruition. “First, I have seen and heard way too many times in the past about how coaches and trainers want to…

OneHockey spring, summer showcases a springboard to junior, college hockey opportunities

February 10th, 2021

For more than 16 years, OneHockey has provided a unique tournament format that has had teams, associations, parents and coaches all raving about the entire experience. Once the spring and summer arrives, OneHockey kicks it into another gear with its showcase events. “Since 2004, we have helped hundreds of players move to all junior leagues…

Youth hockey coaches and team managers: “I chose OneHockey tournaments because…”

January 18th, 2021

The OneHockey brand has been in existence for several years, and in recent times, the tournament experience that the organization presents keeps improving in leaps and bounds. Recently, we asked several coaches and team managers from across the country why their teams chose OneHockey tournaments. Here are some of the responses we received: “Once we…

Taking Liberties With… Albuquerque native, Hannover Indians defenseman Marcus Gretz

January 12th, 2021

MARCUS GRETZ Position: Defenseman, Hannover Indians (Germany) 2019-20 Team: Flint Firebirds (OHL) Hometown: Albuquerque Age: 19 New Mexico Youth Teams: New Mexico Scorpions, New Mexico Renegades, Team New Mexico Arizona Rubber: What’s your favorite hockey memory growing up? Marcus Gretz: My favorite hockey memory growing up is a tough question. Over the years, I’ve played…

OneHockey 10U worldwide event set for Jan. 2022 in Syracuse

December 12th, 2020

OneHockey, the preeminent hockey tournament company in the world, is gearing up to host what director Sebastien Fortier is calling its signature event – the Syracuse U10 International Invitational. Scheduled for Jan. 25-30, 2022, the event will be held at the Upstate Medical University Arena at The Oncenter in Syracuse, home of the Syracuse Crunch…

OneHockey tournaments going full steam ahead, with safety the No. 1 priority

November 23rd, 2020

Ask most hockey folks what the top overall tournament program is, and most will answer “OneHockey.” Known as a group that takes tournaments to the next level with a unique setup, and balancing brackets to put competitiveness at the forefront, OneHockey continues to grow not only in California, but across the country with USA Hockey-sanctioned…

New California-based hockey company making sticks that won’t empty wallets

November 4th, 2020

Even in a pandemic, Infamous Hockey was able to come to fruition. After the journey began in 2019, Infamous Hockey was officially founded this year in California, giving youth hockey sticks a louder voice, per se, as the game of hockey slowly gets back to normalcy. “It was apparent at the time (in 2019) that…