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Category Archives: Girls/Women

Kachinas’ LaCombe makes history as association’s first-ever NCAA advancement

February 10th, 2020

With the second half of the hockey season here and in full swing, players at all levels have started to look at options for the 2020-21 season. For Kiera LaCombe, she made her choice in December, committing to attend and play NCAA Division III hockey for Wilkes University. In making that choice, LaCombe becomes the…

Mission AZ girls thriving on competitive boys squads

October 23rd, 2019

Nearly everywhere youth hockey is played, the rosters of Mite, Squirt and Pee Wee teams feature plenty of girls playing alongside boys. But as you progress to the Bantam and Midget levels, it becomes more and more rare. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE As players mature, boys typically out-pace their female counterparts in size and strength,…

AZ Ice Arcadia offers girls free chance to play hockey

October 21st, 2019

On Oct. 5, AZ Ice Arcadia participated in IIHF World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend. The rink hosted its first ever Girls Try Hockey For Free – an event that offered girls ages 4-9 the opportunity to try hockey for a day cost-free. The event was organized by hockey director Justin Rogers and included volunteers from…

With first year under belt, Kachinas program booming in Arizona

August 21st, 2019

In further proof that hockey continues to grow in Arizona, 2019 brought aboard the Arizona Kachinas to the state’s slate of programs. The Kachinas came to fruition earlier this year, providing girls a place to play hockey at the level they’re currently playing and develop their skills from start to finish. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE…

Scottsdale’s McGovern part of ‘incredible’ Whitecaps NWHL title team

May 8th, 2019

Katie McGovern is a Scottsdale native, but she might as well call Minnesota her second home. After playing NCAA Division I hockey at the University of Minnesota Duluth from 2013-17, McGovern joined the professional hockey ranks for the 2018-19 season with the National Women’s Hockey League’s (NWHL) Minnesota Whitecaps. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE And what…

Coyotes’ new hire Fry remains avid supporter of inline hockey

January 31st, 2019

Chandler’s Lyndsey Fry is perhaps best known as a member of the USA women’s ice hockey team that captured the silver medal at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. In November, she landed an NHL front-office job as a special advisor to Arizona Coyotes president Ahron Cohen as well as becoming a brand ambassador for…

Scottsdale native Newkirk chosen seventh overall in NWHL Draft

December 19th, 2018

Scottsdale native Makenna Newkirk was selected seventh overall by the Connecticut Whale in today’s NWHL Draft. A former Hockey East Rookie of the Year, Newkirk has racked up 170 points so far in her career at Boston College. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “Makenna is a premier player on one of the premier teams in the…

DYHA grad Cooper gearing up for challenge at NCAA D-I St. Anselm

December 17th, 2018

Kenadie Cooper was born in Wyoming and loved playing hockey. And while Wyoming couldn’t provide the types of hockey opportunities Cooper and her family strived for, Arizona, on the other hand, could. Spending her formative years in Gilbert and playing for the DYHA Firebirds and then Jr. Sun Devils, Cooper later ventured out to Vermont…

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…

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