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Bobcats, Firebirds alum Hastings continues junior career, signs with BCHL’s Wild for ’21-22 campaign

September 20th, 2021

The BCHL’s Wenatchee Wild are bringing back a familiar face for the 2021-22 season in forward and Scottsdale native Hunter Hastings. During the 2018-19 season, he played a handful of games for the Wild, picking up three assists in 26 games. During the 2019-20 season, he returned to the Wild, grabbing 11 goals and six…

Glendale native, Jr. Coyotes, Bobcats grad Cibrario comes home to play ACHA hockey for Arizona State

September 13th, 2021

Glendale native and Jr. Coyotes and Arizona Bobcats grad Arun Cibrario, who wrapped his junior hockey career in the spring with the United States Premier Hockey League’s Hampton Roads Whalers and will play the 2021-22 season for ACHA Division I Arizona State University. SEE MORE: Phoenix youngster Cibrario enjoying USPHL rookie season with Hampton Roads…

Longtime Arizona youth hockey standout Miller off to college, commits to NCAA D-III Salem State

August 27th, 2021

Skylar Miller experienced youth hockey in Arizona playing for a multitude of organizations. Three years ago, the Chandler native went east to play junior hockey for the USPHL’s New Jersey Rockets and after a season with the program’s 18U AAA team in 2019-20, went back to junior for this past season. It all paid off…

Scottsdale native, Jr. Coyotes, Bobcats alum Bricker commits to NCAA D-III Bethel for ’21-22 campaign

August 15th, 2021

Scottsdale native Adam Bricker has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for Bethel University, starting with the upcoming 2021-22 season. Bethel is a private Christian university based in Minnesota. The Royals’ hockey team plays in the MIAC. During the 2020-21 season, the 2000-born Bricker played for the NCDC’s Connecticut Jr. Rangers and PAL Jr….

Glendale product, Jr. Coyotes alum McCosh advances career, commits to NCAA D-III Buffalo State

August 9th, 2021

The NAHL’s New Mexico Ice Wolves announced today that forward Michael McCosh has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for Buffalo State (SUNYAC). McCosh, 20, just completed his second and final season playing junior hockey in the NAHL for New Mexico. The Glendale native served as team captain for the Ice Wolves during the…

Jr. Coyotes alum King signs ECHL contract with defending champion Komets

July 28th, 2021

The defending ECHL champion Fort Wayne Komets have announced the signing of rookie defenseman D.J. King for the 2021-22 season. “DJ is a hardnosed, tough-to-play-against defenseman who is reliable at his own end of the ice,” said Fort Wayne head coach Ben Boudreau. “He comes from a great background and will be a great addition…

Glendale native, longtime Jr. Coyotes star Griebel decides on NCAA D-I Merrimack

June 25th, 2021

Trevor Griebel found himself in rare company this season, having played a full season of junior hockey with the USHL’s Fargo Force. Along the way, the 2001-born Glendale native started talking to the staff at Merrimack College about becoming an NCAA Division I athlete in 2022. Last week, the talks resulted in the Jr. Coyotes…

Scottsdale native, Jr. Coyotes grad, ASU commit Doan tabbed All-USHL Second Team

June 16th, 2021

The United States Hockey League announced Monday its All-USHL First, Second and Third teams for the 2020-21 season. Included on the Second Team is Scottsdale native, Jr. Coyotes alum and Arizona State University commit Josh Doan from the Chicago Steel. Doan, the 87th-ranked North American skater by NHL Central Scouting, finished the 2020-21 season third…

Pair of Arizona natives, Jr. Coyotes graduates chosen during Phase I of 2021 USHL Draft

May 29th, 2021

The USHL held its two-part draft this past week – Phase I and Phase II – as teams look to stock their rosters for upcoming seasons. Phase I of the draft is ten rounds of “futures” age players only, which are Under-17 players for next year’s season (2005 birth year players only for the 2021…

Nine USPHL players, four alumni listed in NHL Central Scouting Final Rankings

May 28th, 2021

The United States Premier Hockey League saw nine of its players who skated in the 2020-21 season ranked in NHL Central Scouting’s Final Rankings released on Thursday, May 27. Eight of the players listed skated in the USPHL’s Tier II, tuition-free National Collegiate Development Conference during the season. Seven were listed directly as NCDC with…

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