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Category Archives: Girls

Scottsdale’s Turner dominates JWHL, now off to NCAA

April 25th, 2016

Carlee Turner says nothing makes her happier than being on the ice playing the game she loves. And the game has loved her back as the Scottsdale native was recently presented the Elizabeth “Liz” Turgeon Player of the Year award in the Junior Women’s Hockey League (JWHL) as a senior with the North American Hockey…

Lady Coyotes seeing growth and development, gaining prestige

February 12th, 2016

The Arizona Lady Coyotes grew from an idea on a plane ride home to an organization recognized by USA Hockey. Lady Coyotes founder Sarah Dennee was on her way home from a USA Hockey National Tournament in March 2013 when her daughter, Emily, was playing 16U hockey. It was born out of hopes for an all-female…

Arizona Coyotes recognize achievements of Lady Coyotes

January 26th, 2016

The Arizona Lady Coyotes received a huge honor from the Arizona Coyotes with recognition awards for players, coaches, and team managers during Female Hockey Player Appreciation Night. Eight girls received Player of the Month honors at the Coyotes game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Dec. 17 at Gila River Arena. In addition to the…

Lady Coyotes find positives in November competition

December 29th, 2015

To say that November was a busy month for the Arizona Lady Coyotes would be an understatement. The Lady Coyotes 16U team went to Detroit for the World Hockey Invitational (formerly the Nike Bauer Invite) Nov. 13-15 and coach Tom Johnson said the team played well. “We performed better than I was expecting,” Johnson said….

Lady Coyotes siblings enjoy bond over hockey

November 27th, 2015

Having siblings may be challenging at times, but the bond they have can be one of the best experiences in their lives. Three pairs of sisters play for the Arizona Lady Coyotes this season: Jaidann and Riley Benson, Audrey and Jocelyn Ju, and Koryn and Kirsten Kaczynski. For Shawni Benson, the mother of Jaidann, 10,…

Lady Coyotes coaches committed to improvement

October 23rd, 2015

The Arizona Lady Coyotes 16U and 19U AA teams are working together to progress through the annual grind of a hockey season. With the current season well underway, showing progress and improving on a daily basis is at the top of the to-do lists for Lady Coyotes coaches. While the teams are limited in players,…

Lady Coyotes’ Big Sister/Little Sister program makes memories

September 29th, 2015

Starting in 2014, the Arizona Lady Coyotes implemented a Big Sister/Little Sister program where younger players were paired up with older players to be role models within the organization. The program was so successful that it continues in 2015. “It’s for the younger girls to have someone to call for whatever they need,” Lady Coyotes…

Record number try out for Lady Coyotes

July 22nd, 2015

As their third year draws near, the Arizona Lady Coyotes are working harder than ever to grow the program. Being able to provide a high level of hockey for any girl who wants to participate on an all-female team is the main goal of the Lady Coyotes, so when an overwhelming amount of girls showed…

Lady Coyotes’ 19U AA team wins title

February 25th, 2015

One of the AZ Lady Coyotes mantras is that if you love the game and play hard, the wins will eventually come. With the former locked down, the latter is starting to take place. The Lady Coyotes’ 19U AA club earned the organization’s first tournament championship at this year’s MLK Girls and Women’s Invitational, which was contested last month and hosted by…

Lady Coyotes opening doors for local girls

February 1st, 2015

Kaley Gibson skated out of goal, a dejected owner of a freshly stinging 5-0 loss, but with her sweat-drenched head held high. In the stands, the St. Norbert College coach scouting Gibson had seen enough. Despite the loss, she wanted Gibson between the pipes when the fledgling Green Knights’ women’s NCAA Division III hockey program…