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After Tucson festival, IHAZZ now in a holding pattern

April 22nd, 2020

Creative planning and scheduling, along with putting a wide range of precautionary measures in place, helped IHAAZ navigate its way through a challenging time to put on its festival in Tucson last month. With the COVID-19 pandemic only beginning to take shape at the time, but nowhere near at the level it is today, the…

IHAAZ welcoming new independent teams ‘with open arms’

April 10th, 2020

Independent teams are establishing more of a presence in IHAAZ and this season, there are more than there have been in quite some time. The league features six independent teams this year, including five new ones. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE The HC Legion 12U team is coached by Casey Sherstobitoff and is made up of…

Antelopes finish inaugural inline hockey season on major roll

April 7th, 2020

Grand Canyon University got a late start to its inaugural Western Collegiate Roller Hockey League (WCRHL) schedule in 2019-20 but proved fast finishers after collecting three wins in its final regular-season event Feb. 15-16 in Huntington Beach, Calif. Previously, the Antelopes hadn’t won more than one game in any regular-season event. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE…

Yuma festival opens new IHAAZ season to positive reviews

February 18th, 2020

The first IHAAZ festival of the season proved to be an event that serves as a reminder of what the league and the tournaments are all about. The opener was played in Yuma over the Feb. 7-9 weekend and tournament director Nick Boyarsky was pleased with the results. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “A lot of…

IHAAZ season on tap as energy, optimism at all-time high

January 24th, 2020

IHAAZ is closing in on the start of another season and the growth of the league as well as the interest from the outside is undeniable. Teams from Mexico have already committed to playing in a couple of festivals during the upcoming season, which starts Feb. 7 in Yuma, and a team out of California…

Jr. Wildcats a model of consistency within IHAAZ program

January 7th, 2020

The AZ Jr. Wildcats in Tucson are poised to thrive in the upcoming IHAAZ season. The Jr. Wildcats have managed to build successful programs from the rec level up to the travel level throughout its time in the league. The presence of the Tucson Indoor Sports Center has been vital in helping young players learn…

IHAAZ development process gaining steam across board

November 25th, 2019

There are certain teams in IHAAZ that don’t have the luxury of pulling players from the ice hockey world to build up their programs. In places like Yuma, Prescott and Tucson, rosters must be built from the ground up. But because the pool of talent to draw from is limited, it can be a challenge….

IHAAZ season to start later, State Finals event extended

October 28th, 2019

It will be a little bit longer than normal before the IHAAZ season gets underway. The offseason has been extended as a result of changes that should benefit the league in the long run. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Starting with the 2020 season, the start date for the season is now February instead of December….

Knighthawks rebrand as Cobras for upcoming ’19-20 season

October 7th, 2019

Change is in the air in IHAAZ, and in a positive way. The Knighthawks organization has turned over its program and the tournament it hosts to a group headed up by David Marmorstein and Marvin Simmons (pictured above during their playing days). Marmorstein heads up the Peoria Sportsplex and has coached within the Knighthawks organization….

IHAAZ sends high-end duo to Spain for World Roller Games

August 7th, 2019

IHAAZ standouts Izzy Clark and Nathan tePas recently experienced the opportunity of a lifetime in roller hockey. The two competed on 18-and-under national teams at the World Roller Games in Spain this summer. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “I feel that I was very lucky to be able to play at such a high level of…