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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…

Outcasts finally capture elusive AIHL Champions Cup

July 25th, 2019

While the third time did not prove to be the proverbial charm, the fourth time did as the Arizona Outcasts finally came home with the American Hockey League’s Elite Division Champions Cup trophy. It was an epic journey to win it. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “It was a great tourney, and the boys had a…

IHAAZ growth keeps rolling along with commitment to fun, development

July 3rd, 2019

Five years ago, IHAAZ looked much different. Most of the players only played roller hockey. Now, more than half play ice hockey as well as roller hockey. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE It’s a good thing, for sure, as league tournament director Nick Boyarsky explains. “Roller hockey is a low-stress, low-commitment sport that ice players can…

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…