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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…

IHAAZ standouts Proud, Clark reflect on summer in Italy

September 25th, 2018

Tatum Proud and Izzy Clark represented IHAAZ on a big stage over the summer. The two 16-year-old inline hockey stars earned a spot on the Team USA junior women’s inline team that competed in Italy at the International Roller Sports Federation (FIRS) inline hockey world championship tournament. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Proud plays for the…

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…