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Upcoming AHSHA playoffs ‘anyone’s championship to win’

January 21st, 2020

Hard to believe, but the 2020 AHSHA playoffs are right around the corner. Games will begin the weekend of Jan. 25-26, with semifinals for Division 1 and Division 2 and quarterfinals for Division 3 and JV on Feb. 1, with championship weekend scheduled for Feb. 8-9. All games will be played at Ice Den Scottsdale….

Tahoe Prep players finding success, on and off the ice, as 2020 calendar year begins

January 15th, 2020

With the new year here, we’re also moving into the thick of hockey season. And at Tahoe Prep Academy, this time of year often brings with it a turning point for the young hockey players and students living away from home in the mountains. First-year players start to feel at home, and players who are…

Gila River Arena to host AHSHA All-Star event Dec. 21

December 17th, 2019

Later this month, AHSHA will stage its annual All-Star event at Gila River Arena, an event that has grown exponentially over the years. The game itself will be accompanied by a skills competition on Dec. 21, and all players will wear specialty jerseys supplied by the Arizona Coyotes. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE AHSHA Board of…

Overall development continues to be top priority at Tahoe Prep

December 11th, 2019

If it seems like the 2019-20 academic year and hockey season are already well under way, it may be because the prep and varsity teams at Tahoe Prep Academy look like polished professionals on the ice. In reality, we’re about halfway through the season, and with Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas just around the corner,…

Three years in, the West Coast’s first hockey boarding school booming at Tahoe Prep

November 27th, 2019

When taking on a big venture with a ton of moving parts and wading into uncharted territory by pioneering something completely new, it often can be difficult to manage expectations. Of course, the leaders behind the effort have lofty goals, but it isn’t always that easy to see a clear road from idea to execution,…

AHSHA hits jackpot with Green as new hockey director

November 20th, 2019

As the new AHSHA season gets underway, some new faces take over new roles within the organization. Tait Green is the new hockey director and comes to AHSHA with a solid background in the game, currently serving as the hockey director and ACHA Division I coach at Arizona State University. Green, who has been involved…

Tahoe Prep Academy teams start new 2019-20 seasons on positive notes

November 13th, 2019

The 2019-20 season is well underway, and both the prep and varsity teams at Tahoe Prep Academy are off to great starts. Here’s a look at five players already making an impact: READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Jaxon Call A 16-year-old varsity defenseman, Call said he felt right at home returning to Tahoe Prep for his…

AHSHA growth continuing to blossom with support of NHL’s Coyotes

October 31st, 2019

As the 2019-20 Arizona High School Hockey Association (AHSHA) season approaches, it’s clearly obvious that the league has never been in better shape. With 34 teams in the league again this year, there is a total of 243 new players, up from 189 players last year. The total number of registered players is 634. READ…

Tahoe Prep defenseman Nordorf expands horizons at national camp

October 29th, 2019

What does it take to be in the top one percent of hockey players? Tahoe Prep defenseman Jacob Nordorf found out this year on his road to the 2019 USA Hockey Boys Select 17 Player Development Camp, which was held in June in Amherst, N.Y. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE The camp provided the United States’…

Newcomers to Tahoe Prep look to maximize their opportunity

October 16th, 2019

With each new season, Tahoe Prep Academy welcomes a handful of new players to its campus, and each brings with them plenty of talent and promise. Now in its fourth season, the program is attracting players from all over the country and beyond our borders, but there are still plenty of players from California’s top…