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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…

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…