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Three Jr. Wildcats teams claim championships at early-May IHAAZ event as march to State Finals intensifies

May 19th, 2022

IHAAZ play was as competitive as ever over the May 7-8 weekend in Peoria for the fifth tournament of the 2022 season with State Finals approaching next month. A trio of champions were crowned at the Peoria Sportsplex as the Arizona Jr. Wildcats won the 8U, 10U and 12U titles for the clean sweep “This…

Knighthawks nab trio of division championships at Queen Creek IHAAZ tournament

May 5th, 2022

More high-powered IHAAZ action continued over the April 22-24 weekend in Queen Creek for the fourth tournament of the 2022 season. Seven champions were crowned at the Barney Family Sports Complex as the Arizona Jr. Wildcats won at 8U, the Knighthawks at 10U A, 12U and 14U, Arizona Jr. Wildcats Red at 10U AA, the…

IHAAZ 14U AA-only Queen Creek event sees Voodoo take championship in one-goal win over Outlaws

April 22nd, 2022

The 2022 IHAAZ season continued last weekend in Queen Creek with a 14U AA event at the Barney Family Sports Complex. In the April 16 championship game, the Voodoo toppled the AZ Outlaws by a tight 4-3 score. The event was the result of an upward trend in the roller hockey game, a positive sign…

WCRHL crowns quartet of champions at 2022 tournament with national championship event on tap

April 5th, 2022

The Western Collegiate Roller Hockey League (WCRHL) held its 2022 championship tournament March 5-6 at Corona Inline. The event served as one of the National Collegiate Roller Hockey Association’s (NCRHA) regional tournaments in advance of the National Collegiate Roller Hockey Championships scheduled April 6-10 at the Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo, Mich. Fifteen teams closed…

Half-dozen champions crowned at Tucson IHAAZ event, pair of Queen Creek weekends approaching

March 24th, 2022

The 2022 IHAAZ season rolled on over the March 11-13 weekend in Tucson for the second tournament of the season. Six champions were crowned at the Tucson Indoor Sports Center as the Arizona Jr. Wildcats won at 8U and 10U A, the Knighthawks at 12U, Arizona Outlaws at 10U AA and 14U, and the Yuma…

Yuma Blaze association proving inline hockey a sustainable youth sport in desert

March 10th, 2022

As the Yuma Youth Hockey League is the longest standing youth recreation league for inline hockey in the state, the organization has been providing opportunities for local youths to develop their talents and grow as hockey players and citizens in their local community. The Yuma Blaze inline teams regularly have stellar showings at IHAAZ events…

Wheels up: New IHAAZ campaign off and rolling with Yuma event a rousing opening success

February 21st, 2022

The 2022 IHAAZ season kicked off over the Feb. 11-13 weekend in Yuma for the first tournament of the season. Five champions were crowned at Kennedy Memorial Park as the Arizona Jr. Wildcats took the 8U (pictured above) and 10U titles, followed by the Knighthawks at 12U, Arizona Outlaws at 14U, and the home team…

Arizona collegiate inline teams face off new season with solid results

February 8th, 2022

The Western Collegiate Roller Hockey League (WCRHL) has started its 2021-22 season with its Arizona-based clubs leading the way. Despite being off the floor for 18 months because of COVID-19 restrictions, teams representing the University of Arizona, Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University have risen toward the top of the standings in their respective…

IHAAZ set to open 2022 season with new format, new logo, renewed excitement

January 20th, 2022

It’s almost time to drop the puck on the 2022 IHAAZ season. And while this year will boast many familiar teams and players, there are several changes for the new season that has everyone involved optimistic for the season. First, the season will be kicking off in mid-February with four qualifying events in Yuma, Tucson,…

Pacific Cup Tournament Series relaunch successful on Arizona inline court

January 13th, 2021

There is hope that the inline hockey schedule can get back to a more normal setting in the 2021 calendar year after the COVID-19 pandemic wiped out all but a few kernels of the 2020 summer season. The NARCh Finals, for instance, were initially postponed to late summer/early fall with the hope of getting in…

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