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Arizona inline teams bidding for NCRHA national collegiate championships

April 11th, 2018

The Arizona State University inline hockey program set a pair of important milestones during the 2017-18 Western Collegiate Roller Hockey League (WCRHL) season. It marked the first time the Sun Devils had won a Division I regional championship and also the first time that both the Division I and Division III teams won regional championships…

IHAAZ continuing to boom with competitiveness for ’17-18 season

March 30th, 2018

Prior to the season, changes were made for the IHAAZ campaign, including changes to the state tournament, which will feature a new format. Regular-season champion cups have been awarded to champions in the 12U, 14U and Midget divisions, while the 8U and 10U divisions are run like tournaments in which medals are awarded for the…

IHAAZ season rolling on as second half of season on tap

February 26th, 2018

The IHAAZ season has reached the midway point of the season and each division has its share of interesting storylines. The 8U division is owned by the Knighthawks, at least for the time being. They have won all three festivals to date, but the Prescott Storm has used the festivals as learning experiences. At the…

IHAAZ season in full swing after two events; Yuma next

February 1st, 2018

A second IHAAZ festival is in the books and as usual, excitement and competitiveness were not in short supply. The Prescott Storm and Phoenix Knighthawks have gone back and forth in the 8U division in the two festivals that have taken place. The Knighthawks dominated in Peoria, but the Storm made things more interesting this…

IHAAZ graduates rolling on with in-state college teams

December 26th, 2017

Going to college doesn’t have to mean the end of roller hockey for players who grew up playing the game in IHAAZ. With Arizona State University competing in a league at the college level, Jake Dempsey out of Yuma will get that chance to continue competing in the game he loves. It’s always been one…

Knighthawks feeling ‘Proud’ to host first IHAAZ festival

December 1st, 2017

Excitement is building for the Knighthawks with a new season on the horizon, in part because the program will host its first IHAAZ festival. It’s a big step forward for a young program as the Knighthawks will host the festival Dec. 15-17 in Peoria. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “Since establishing the Knighthawks three years ago,…

IHAAZ unveils positive changes to format for upcoming ’17-18 season

November 2nd, 2017

Change is coming to IHAAZ this season, and it’s for the good. One of the most notable changes on the horizon is the way the league will be run in the regular season. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE The 8U and 10U divisions will remain the same to a degree, but the 12U, 14U and Midget/high…

Exciting growth ongoing within Jr. Wildcats, Knighthawks inline programs

September 28th, 2017

Both the Tucson Jr. Wildcats and Knighthawks continue to see significant growth in their programs. Jr. Wildcats head coach Erik Dahl has seen it firsthand. “Our recreational program continues to grow by leaps and bounds,” said Dahl. “We’ve been averaging 10-15 new players each season. Many of those kids are coming over from ice to…

Six state champions crowned as IHAAZ caps another stellar festival season

June 12th, 2017

Nearly 20 Inline Hockey Association of Arizona (IHAAZ) state finals have been played in the history of the league and there is little doubt the 2017 edition of the championship tournament ranks right up there with the best of them. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE The action on the floor was thrilling and the Knighthawks claimed…

Arizona inline hockey – led by IHAAZ – continues to emerge as a popular, growing sport

June 6th, 2017

Erik Dahl of the Jr. Wildcats will be the first to tell you the Inline Hockey Association of Arizona (IHAAZ) is in as good of shape as ever. Programs are growing and success is being enjoyed across the board by teams in all six age divisions and interest in the league is extending beyond the…