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Category Archives: High School

Tahoe Hockey Academy a well-rounded mix of school, hockey

March 1st, 2017

If it’s February, that must mean that youth hockey teams across the country are chasing down playoff spots as their 2016-17 seasons begins to wind down. Similar to many of those teams, the Tahoe Hockey Academy (THA) is gearing up for its big push in the Anaheim Ducks High School Hockey League playoffs, but as…

Team Arizona greasing the wheels for America’s Showcase

February 27th, 2017

America’s Showcase is exactly what its name implies. The annual tournament is a showcase for junior and senior high school hockey players from across the country. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Team Arizona, organized by the Arizona High School Hockey Association, will head to Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh for the tournament once again. The tournament…

AHSHA announces 2016-17 All-Arizona, All-State Teams

February 14th, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2016-17 ALL-ARIZONA AND ALL-STATE TEAMS! ALL-ARIZONA Forwards Trevor Beneduce, Brophy Ryan Berger, Cactus Shadows Declan George, Centennial Joe Mancuso, Chaparral D2 Jack Kirkpatrick, Desert Vista D1 Paxton Parker, O’Connor Cole Kamin, Pinnacle D1 Grant Ziegler, Pinnacle D1 Brendan Kuffel, Shadow Ridge Defensemen Jordan Behm, Cactus Shadows Erik Tollefson, Desert Vista D1 Jacob…

Tahoe Hockey Academy: What a difference a year makes

February 1st, 2017

The beginning of a new year is a time when most people make resolutions to improve in the year ahead while reflecting on what they have achieved in the previous 12 months. The staff at the Tahoe Hockey Academy (THA), although off to a great start in its inaugural season and school year, is hard…

Tahoe Hockey Academy boasts solid marks at halfway point

December 28th, 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, the leadership at Tahoe Hockey Academy is taking some time to reflect on the trials and tribulations of starting a hockey academy from the ground up, and the many successes they’ve encountered since opening their doors to their first class of student-athletes on Sept. 12. “Our goal from Day…

Tahoe Hockey Academy finding elusive ‘path to success’

December 6th, 2016

It has been more than two months since the Tahoe Hockey Academy opened its doors to its first class of student-athletes, and the progress being made on and off the ice has the administration feeling extremely optimistic. “The goal from Day 1 was to implement a program that provided an extensive athletic and academic curriculum,”…

Tahoe Hockey Academy ‘ecstatic’ to get season started

October 31st, 2016

After months and months of planning, the doors finally opened at Tahoe Hockey Academy last month, and things finally started to seem real when the academy played its first games in late September. Donning its purple and white uniforms for the first time, the team traveled to Winnipeg the last weekend in September and opened…

Class finally in session at the Tahoe Hockey Academy

September 28th, 2016

The date of Sept. 12 will mark an important day in Tahoe Hockey Academy’s history. After years of conceptualizing and months of planning, the academy will officially open to its first class of student-athletes. Academic lesson plans have been prepared, games have been scheduled, and the hundreds of other details have been put in place…

Tahoe Hockey Academy gaining steam toward late summer opening

August 10th, 2016

It’s been years in the making, and now it’s down to the final weeks. Later this month, the Tahoe Hockey Academy will officially open its doors for the first time, and the group of men behind organizing California’s first hockey boarding school couldn’t be more ready. The excitement is palpable in Tahoe, and the momentum…

Team Arizona makes big-time splash at America’s Showcase

May 21st, 2016

Well, maybe the fifth time is the charm for Team Arizona. Playing in the America’s Showcase in suburban Pittsburgh last month for the fifth straight year, Team Arizona, made up of some of the state’s top high school junior and senior players, won its pool and earned a berth in the quarterfinals, bowing out 3-1…