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AHSHA moving forward, making plans for 2020-21 season

May 4th, 2020

Amidst all the uncertainty with the COVID-19 crisis, AHSHA is using the spring months to make tentative plans for the 2020-21 high school season. The 2019-20 season ended in early February with the state championships at Ice Den Scottsdale, but with the USA Hockey National Championships wiped out, Division 1 champion Hamilton High School didn’t…

Four AHSHA state champs crowned in quartet of exciting games at Ice Den Scottsdale

March 31st, 2020

Anyone in attendance at Ice Den Scottsdale over the Feb. 8-9 weekend saw four incredible high school state championship games as AHSHA wrapped up the 2019-20 season, arguably its most successful one to date. Hamilton won the Division 1 title, while Flagstaff grabbed the Division 2 crown, Notre Dame Prep the Division 3 championship, and…

Tahoe Prep secures school’s first NCAA college commitments

March 31st, 2020

The overriding and long-term goal at Tahoe Prep Academy has always been about one thing and one thing only – preparing its student athletes to take the next steps in their lives after high school. For some, that means playing junior hockey, and for others, it means continuing their hockey careers in college. READ OUR…

Using a total team effort, Tahoe Prep skates to NAPHL prep division title

March 30th, 2020

When Tahoe Prep Academy first opened its doors in the fall of 2016, winning championships was likely the farthest thing from the minds of their coaches and staff. While success on the ice would eventually become a primary goal, the academy needed to build a foundation first and focus on developing individual hockey players who…

Tahoe Prep boasts solid academic plan that works, on and off the ice

March 10th, 2020

Any young hockey player or parent of a child who aspires to play high-level hockey and pursue a junior or college career knows the struggle of trying to balance travel with academics. Kids can find themselves commuting an hour or more each direction to practices and games, eating into their study time and forcing them…

Rogers excelling at Tahoe Prep after move from Montana

March 2nd, 2020

For Braylon Rogers, the opportunity to advance his hockey development and challenge himself academically at Tahoe Prep Academy was a no-brainer. A 16-year-old junior who plays goalie for Tahoe Prep’s varsity team, he is in his first year with the academy after relocating from his native Montana and a little more than five months into…

Tahoe Prep players continuing to build success, on and off the ice

February 11th, 2020

January is often a time to set new year’s resolutions for a lot of people – eat better, work out more consistently, get focused on achieving a new goal. It’s a time of year for renewals and to get a fresh start on pursuing the things that mean the most to you. It’s no different…

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…