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AZ Ice Arcadia housing slew of girls, women’s programs this season

October 26th, 2018

This season, four girls and women’s programs call AZ Ice Arcadia home – the AZ Lady Coyotes, Grand Canyon University, Arizona Kachinas and Small Frys. Talk about a whole lot of growth in girls and women’s hockey under one roof. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE The Lady Coyotes have players from all over the Valley (Anthem…

Start-up Small Frys program providing major boost to girls hockey in Arizona

August 28th, 2018

Sometimes, you just have to go with your instinct and put a sure thing on hold. Lyndsey Fry grew up in Chandler and wound up playing NCAA Division I hockey for Harvard University as well as for the United States in the 2014 Winter Olympics. When she graduated in 2015, she knew she could have…

Mission AZ proving that girls can thrive on co-ed youth teams

April 30th, 2018

Mission AZ hockey iced nine teams during the 2017-18 season, and while none of them were girls squads, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t plenty of talented female players within the program. To the contrary, Mission’s director of hockey operations, Jeremy Goltz, said there are a large number of girls thriving in the organization playing…

Flagstaff program part of the growth in girls game in Arizona

April 29th, 2018

Girls are rising into competitive hockey here in Arizona and we’re seeing an increase even up here in our mountain town. This year, the FYHA Northstars had five girls playing at a competitive level, which is more than we have seen in quite some time. Between ASU women’s hockey, Lyndsey Fry and the AZ Lady…

Olympic Fever putting ice skating events at Ice Den forefront

February 23rd, 2018

Ice skating is taking center stage at both the Ice Den Scottsdale and Ice Den Chandler this month as the facilities showcase their Olympic Fever program. And they’re doing it in style with the recent announcement that two-time U.S. champion and 2014 Olympian Gracie Gold has joined the professional figure skating coaching staff. READ OUR…

Hockey growth in desert booming at girls, women’s levels

February 1st, 2018

There is no mistaking the strides that women’s hockey has made the past few years in Arizona. Last year marked the inaugural season of the Arizona State University women’s team and this year, Grand Canyon University joined their ranks. For the first time in history, there were two collegiate women’s hockey programs in the state….

Scottsdale native Newkirk named Hockey East women’s co-Player of the Month

February 1st, 2018

Three Boston College women’s hockey players earned Hockey East monthly honors for January on Thursday as the league recognized the trio for their stellar play during the last month. Boston College junior forward Makenna Newkirk is the Warrior Hockey East Player of the Month, sharing the honor with Boston University’s Victoria Bach. READ OUR JANUARY…

Scottsdale native Newkirk captures weekly Hockey East women’s honor

January 8th, 2018

A pair of Boston College women’s hockey players were honored with Hockey East weekly honors on Monday following a standout week on the ice for the Eagles. Junior forward Makenna Newkirk earned Warrior Player of the Week. READ OUR DECEMBER 2017 ISSUE Newkirk, a Scottsdale native, ranked second nationally this week in scoring, posting 10…

State of female hockey strong, steadily improving in Arizona desert

December 23rd, 2016

Just a handful of years ago, female hockey players in Arizona had only one choice when it came to playing the sport – to suit up on a co-ed team and compete with and against mostly male players. But the landscape has slowly started to shift there, and more and more opportunities now exist for…

Chandler, DYHA product Johnson leaves mark on NCAA, NWHL up next

October 24th, 2016

Much is made, and rightfully so, of players like Auston Matthews and Todd Burgess coming out of Arizona and moving on to the NHL and NCAA ranks. Chandler native Kaliya Johnson is certainly doing her part as a high-end women’s player. In the spring, she graduated from Boston College after four seasons with the Hockey…