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IHAAZ standouts stay rolling at summertime California NARCh event

August 13th, 2018

Although the IHAAZ season wrapped up in May at the state finals, that didn’t mark the end of the year for many players from the league. Several teams from the popular roller hockey league had players competing in the NARCh West Coast Nationals in California earlier this summer. The tournament took place June 21-July 1…

Another banner season concludes for IHAAZ, with changes deemed a major positive

July 13th, 2018

The Inline Hockey Association of Arizona had a decidedly different look this year, and that wasn’t a bad thing. In this case, change turned out to be a good thing. The older age groups, starting at 12U and going up through the Midget level, played not only for state championships but for regular-season titles as…

IHAAZ caps ’17-18 festival season with state tournament

June 4th, 2018

Another IHAAZ season is history. The state finals at the Barney Family Sports Complex in Queen Creek the first weekend in May ended with champions being crowned in each age division as well as skills competitions and all-star games being played in each age division. READ OUR MAY 2018 ISSUE “Overall, it was a really…

Prescott up next to ‘see memories made’ in IHAAZ play

April 20th, 2018

Prescott is up next to host an IHAAZ festival and the president of the Prescott Storm, Nick Paris, is looking forward to the opportunity. The festival takes place April 20-22. READ OUR APRIL 2018 ISSUE “It’s an honor to host a festival in Prescott with some of the best inline youth hockey programs around,” Paris…

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,…