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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…

PUCK HCKY a one-stop shop for hockey fashion

September 23rd, 2020

PUCK HCKY is “the coolest hockey-fashion brand on earth,” according to CEO Matt Marini. “Kidding, but not really,” he added. Based in Royal Oak, Mich., about 10 minutes north of Detroit, PUCK HCKY started in 2015 when Marini decided that the hockey world needed a “cool” fashion brand and his partner, PUCK HCKY president Amy…

Taking Liberties With… Glendale native, Jr. Coyotes graduate Trevor Griebel

August 29th, 2020

TREVOR GRIEBEL Position: Defenseman Hometown: Glendale Age: 19 2019-20 Junior Team: Wenatchee Wild (BCHL) 2020-21 Junior Team: Fargo Force (USHL) Arizona Youth Teams: Jr. Coyotes READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Arizona Rubber: What’s your favorite hockey memory growing up? Trevor Griebel: Definitely winning three Arizona state championships with the Jr. Coyotes. AZR: What’s your favorite memory…

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…