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Category Archives: High School

Young SoCal talents finding benefits to playing at TPHA

November 12th, 2018

A pair of Southern Californians are making themselves at home quickly at Tahoe Prep Hockey Academy (TPHA). Tyler McNeil and Leon Biller both made the jump from playing for the Valencia Jr. Flyers last year to joining TPHA this season, and the pair of 16-year-old junior forwards have already established themselves as integral members of…

TPHA building a foundation for elite development in the Sierra Nevada

November 5th, 2018

Early into the third year of its young life, the Tahoe Prep Hockey Academy in South Lake Tahoe is taking all the right steps to build a foundation for a long-lasting future. Things are rounding into shape nicely as the academy continues to provide unparalleled hockey development, a rigorous academic structure and a campus environment…

AHSHA growth spurt welcomes new girls Premier, Tucson teams

October 29th, 2018

As the Arizona High School Hockey Association (AHSHA) gears up for the 2018-19 season, the league will have a new look this year – and that’s a good thing. AHSHA welcomes the Tucson High School Roadrunners program, in addition to a new girls team that will play within the Premier program this season. READ OUR…

Traditions taking hold at Tahoe Prep Hockey Academy

October 9th, 2018

The new hockey season has barely begun, but it’s already obvious to everyone at Tahoe Prep Hockey Academy that things are different on the mountainside campus this year. As Tahoe sets sail on its third year of existence, the academy is finding that traditions are taking hold, camaraderie is prevalent and the student-athletes are forming…

Tahoe Prep Hockey Academy graduates first senior class, Year 3 on tap

August 15th, 2018

The summer months may be a time for young hockey players to get away from the ice, enjoy some other sports or activities and relish the freedom of being out of school, but for coaches and administrators, it’s time to grind. Without daily practices and games to occupy their attention, they look at these months…

Banner, AHSHA partnership a positive for injury management

May 24th, 2018

Obviously, hockey is a contact sport and with that come the risks for injuries and concussions. The Arizona High School Hockey Association (AHSHA) has taken the initiative to prevent, reduce, identify and treat these types of injuries with its partnership with Banner Sports Medicine and Concussion Specialists over the past three years. READ OUR MAY…

AHSHA spring puck serving as precursor to ‘18-19 season

April 26th, 2018

April is here, and that means that the latest edition of the Arizona High School Hockey Association (AHSHA) Spring Hockey League has arrived as well. This season, there are six teams in Division A and nine teams in Division B. Games began April 2 and will run through May 23 with the contests being played…

AHSHA announces All-State Teams, All-Academic Teams for 2017-18 season

March 27th, 2018

2017-18 AHSHA POSTSEASON HONORS READ OUR MARCH 2018 ISSUE AHSHA ALL-STATE TEAMS Division 1 All-State Team Forwards Flagstaff, Tyler Billingsly Basha/Perry, Austin Chesworth Pinnacle, Max Cocreham Pinnacle, Grant Ziegler Desert Vista, Ethan Briggs Notre Dame, Andrei Yanovich Notre Dame, Turner Stansbury O’Connor, Colin Fritsche Brophy, Kyle Tessmer Defense Basha/Perry, Alex Krupinsky Pinnacle, Justin Sturm Desert…

AHSHA Division 1 state champion Pinnacle Pioneers ready for USA Hockey Nationals

March 22nd, 2018

Last month, Pinnacle High School captured the AHSHA Division 1 state championship with a 1-0 win over Notre Dame Prep. The Pioneers hope there are more wins to come as they venture to the USA Hockey High School National Tournament later this month in Plymouth, Minn. READ OUR MARCH 2018 ISSUE Pinnacle head coach Glenn…

With Year 3 on tap, Tahoe Hockey Academy attracting players from across U.S.

March 6th, 2018

It may only be March, but while the focus of the student-athletes at Tahoe Hockey Academy is solely on academics and their teams’ performance on the ice, administrators are already deep into their planning for next year. After nearly two full academic years and hockey seasons, THA has established itself as a known quantity among…