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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…

Tucson event kick-starts ‘really exciting’ IHAAZ festival season

December 21st, 2018

The IHAAZ festival season kicked off over the Dec. 7-9 weekend, with the Jr. Wildcats playing host to the event in Tucson. A total of 26 teams from around the state participated in the event. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “The Jr. Wildcats are great IHAAZ hosts, and they go out of their way to make…

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…