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Six state champions crowned as IHAAZ caps another stellar festival season

June 12th, 2017

Nearly 20 Inline Hockey Association of Arizona (IHAAZ) state finals have been played in the history of the league and there is little doubt the 2017 edition of the championship tournament ranks right up there with the best of them. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE The action on the floor was thrilling and the Knighthawks claimed…

Arizona inline hockey – led by IHAAZ – continues to emerge as a popular, growing sport

June 6th, 2017

Erik Dahl of the Jr. Wildcats will be the first to tell you the Inline Hockey Association of Arizona (IHAAZ) is in as good of shape as ever. Programs are growing and success is being enjoyed across the board by teams in all six age divisions and interest in the league is extending beyond the…

Tucson provides solid backdrop for latest IHAAZ festival

May 9th, 2017

For the third year in a row, the Tucson Indoor Sports Center opened its doors for 27 enthusiastic Inline Hockey Association of Arizona (IHAAZ) teams that were going to put their best games on the floor. And for just the third time in the IHAAZ’s 18-year history, the league saw a California team, the San…

Arizona teams head to collegiate inline hockey nationals

April 3rd, 2017

Nine teams from the Western Collegiate Roller Hockey League (WCRHL) will be out to win championship titles in their respective divisions at April’s National Collegiate Roller Hockey Championship tournament in Ft. Myers, Fla. Among the nine WCRHL teams competing in the April 5-9 event are three teams from Arizona: Arizona State University in Division I…

IHAAZ parity shines brightly at recent Peoria festival

March 20th, 2017

There was a little concern on the part of the IHAAZ board about hosting the opening season IHAAZ festival barely one week prior to Christmas. However, the families converged on the Peoria Sportsplex with a feeling of celebration with their children that was truly a holiday in itself. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Four out of…

Yuma IHAAZ festival battles elements, unveils positives

February 24th, 2017

Once again, things were wet and wild in Yuma as multiple breaks had to be taken during Saturday and Sunday’s IHAAZ competition, with the rain continuing to tease spectators and competitors alike over the Feb. 11-12 weekend. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE But after enduring the delays, only the 14U division was postponed, to be rescheduled…

Half-dozen champions highlight IHAAZ Havasu F2 Festival

February 2nd, 2017

A two-hour rain delay on Saturday didn’t dampen the spirits of the players competing in the IHAAZ Havasu F2 Festival Jan. 6-8 in Havasu. Six champions were crowned at the end of the thrilling weekend. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Prescott won the 8U title with a shutout win over the Knighthawks. The Knighthawks won the…

Knighthawks’ 12U girls team shows IHAAZ growth booming

January 2nd, 2017

History will be made when an all-girls team is fielded in the IHAAZ for the first time in 18 years of league play. The Knighthawks will have a 12U team this season and interestingly enough, the girls themselves were the behind the idea to start one. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “They asked if we could…

IHAAZ Midget division booming with 2017 season on tap

December 6th, 2016

AZ Royals coach Nick Boyarsky played an instrumental role in reviving the Midget division of the Inline Hockey Association of Arizona (IHAAZ) a few years ago. Boyarsky said he and Jeff Johnson, who coaches the Yuma Blaze, had their own league going when IHAAZ didn’t have one of its own for players ages 14-18. “We…

Rolling on: Jr. Wildcats, Knighthawks vital cogs in IHAAZ

November 8th, 2016

Erik Dahl recalls the humble beginnings of the AZ Jr. Wildcats, which is now on track to host its first Inline Hockey Association of Arizona (IHAAZ)  festival in 2018. It’s been a long time coming, said Dahl, the president of the Jr. Wildcats. “Our program started as the Tucson Indoor Sports Center house league,” said Dahl….