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Exciting IHAAZ season concludes with State Finals event

June 11th, 2019

Another successful IHAAZ season ended last month with State Finals at the Barney Family Sports Complex. The tournament took place May 3-5 and there was plenty of excitement, both during the games and in the skills competition. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Perhaps the most closely contested division of the tournament was 14U, where it took…

Outcasts, Quakes heading to AIHL finals in Las Vegas

May 10th, 2019

The Silicon Valley Quakes and Arizona Outcasts will represent the West Coast Elite Division in this year’s American Inline Hockey League (AIHL) Champions Cup playoffs May 17-19 at the Las Vegas Roller Hockey Center. It’s the culmination of the 2018-19 season that began for the division’s Northern California-based teams in early December. READ OUR LATEST…

IHAAZ teams gearing up for exciting 2019 State Finals

May 2nd, 2019

It won’t be long before the IHAAZ State Finals are underway at the Barney Family Sports Complex in Queen Creek. The tournament is set for May 3-5 and champions will be crowned in each of the five age divisions. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE The regular-season titles have already been decided. The Jr. Wildcats ended the…

Inline nationals set to showcase Arizona State program

April 8th, 2019

The National Collegiate Roller Hockey Association (NCRHA) national championship tournament is set to roll April 10-14 at Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex in Rochester, N.Y. The Arizona State University Sun Devils program will once again be showcased among the nation’s elite squads. ASU, which will field teams in the Division I and Division IV tiers, will…

Prescott IHAAZ festival ‘always a favorite for the kids’

April 5th, 2019

Rain threatened to put a damper on the IHAAZ festival in Prescott March 15-17 at Pioneer Park. But the rain ended up staying away and the festival played out under perfect weather conditions at the picturesque park in Prescott. Pioneer Park is one of the better venues for roller hockey and an ideal location for…

Yuma IHAAZ festival cops rave reviews; Prescott event up next

March 8th, 2019

IHAAZ tournament director Nick Boyarsky calls the festival in Yuma a finely-tuned machine because of how well everything is run. The Blaze has a unique system where every player and family in the program must pitch in for various roles at their home-hosted event. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “From that, you see a pride taken…

Latest IHAAZ festival shines spotlight on Royals’ progress

January 23rd, 2019

Another IHAAZ festival is in the books. And as usual, it was a success. This time it was the AZ Royals who played host. It provided a stage for the Royals to showcase their program, which has come to be known as Royals 2.0. It is essentially a new program from the 8U division all…

Tucson event kick-starts ‘really exciting’ IHAAZ festival season

December 21st, 2018

The IHAAZ festival season kicked off over the Dec. 7-9 weekend, with the Jr. Wildcats playing host to the event in Tucson. A total of 26 teams from around the state participated in the event. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “The Jr. Wildcats are great IHAAZ hosts, and they go out of their way to make…

Jr. Wildcats set to host season’s first IHAAZ festival in Tucson

November 26th, 2018

Erik Dahl is looking forward to the Jr. Wildcats hosting the first IHAAZ festival of the season in Tucson in December. The festival is slated for Dec. 7-9. But preparing for a festival, as exciting and fun as it is, requires a lot of work to make sure everything is ready to go for the…

Learn2LoveRoller program a benefit to all IHAAZ players

October 23rd, 2018

Through a program designed to introduce young athletes to roller hockey, the AZ Royals are hoping to rebuild their program. Learn2LoveRoller is key in making it happen. It’s set up to introduce East Valley ice hockey players to roller hockey. “The two games lend so well to each other,” past Royals coach and now IHAAZ…