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Category Archives: Junior

Knights recognize stellar group of half-dozen graduates from WSHL club

March 23rd, 2018

In junior hockey, every season brings a strong group of players to each team that finish out their eligibility as 20-year-olds. This year, the Phoenix Knights have a talented group of 1997 birth year players that will move on after the 2017-18 Western States Hockey League season ends – all will be missed at AZ…

Phoenix native, Jr. Coyotes grad Castor chosen NAHL Goaltender of the Month

March 6th, 2018

Phoenix native and Shreveport Mudbugs goalie Jaxon Castor has been named the Vaughn NAHL Goaltender of the Month. READ OUR FEBRUARY 2018 ISSUE A big reason behind Shreveport’s success this season and in the month of February has been their goaltending. Castor, who turns 21 on March 14, was acquired in January from the USHL’s…

Scottsdale native, Jr. Coyotes grad Burke makes NCAA D-I pick

March 3rd, 2018

Nathan Burke came to the NAHL’s Aberdeen Wings this season hoping to hone his skills and develop his game to the point where he could possibly garner some NCAA Division I attention. Mission accomplished. READ OUR FEBRUARY 2018 ISSUE Late last month, the 19-year-old Scottsdale native and Jr. Coyotes graduate committed to St. Cloud State…

Arizona nets approval as new territory for BCHL’s Wenatchee Wild

March 2nd, 2018

The Wenatchee Wild has long been a franchise in the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) that has been heavy on American-born players. Located in the state of Washington, the Wild is the lone BCHL team situated south of the border. Per BCHL rules, Wenatchee has to build its roster with a minimum of 15 players…

NAHL Top Prospects rosters once again feature Arizona talent

February 13th, 2018

The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced the rosters that will represent each team at the 2018 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament, which will be held Feb. 27-28 at the USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Mich. READ OUR JANUARY 2018 ISSUE The NAHL Top Prospects Tournament is one of the most highly-scouted events in junior…

Jr. Coyotes graduate, Scottsdale product Burke named NAHL Central Division Star of the Week

January 3rd, 2018

The North American Hockey League (NAHL) today announced the Divisional Stars of the Week, presented by Bauer Hockey, for the week ending Dec. 31, 2017. The Bauer Hockey Divisional Stars of the Week is a weekly feature during the 2017-18 regular season that honors the top performing players in each of the four NAHL divisions….

USA Hockey’s NTDP has talented, rich Arizona flavor with desert trio

November 8th, 2017

Eyebrows used to be raised when a talented hockey player was said to be from Arizona. Then Zac Larraza and Auston Matthews burst onto the scene and people began to realize that amazing hockey players could indeed come from the desert. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE But even as Matthews, a Scottsdale native and reigning NHL…

Scottsdale native, Jr. Coyotes product Burke collects weekly NAHL honors

November 6th, 2017

The North American Hockey League (NAHL) today announced the Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending Nov. 5, 2017. The Bauer Hockey Divisional Stars of the Week is a weekly feature during the 2017-18 regular season that honors the top performing players in each of the four NAHL divisions….

Jr. Coyotes alum Samuelsson chosen to play in 2017 All-American Prospects Game

August 23rd, 2017

USA Hockey announced Wednesday the 42 players who will compete in the sixth annual CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game set for Sept. 21 at KeyBank Center, home of the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres and site of the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “This event allows some of the best…

Arizona natives Amaya, Storjohann each decide on NCAA Division III paths

August 11th, 2017

Maybe it’s ironic the Kirkland Lake team in the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL) is named the Gold Miners. After all, not only did the team have a pair of Arizona natives on the roster in 2016-17, but both have committed to play NCAA Division III hockey next season. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Ashton…