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Prescott native, Jr. Coyotes alum Shuter decides on NCAA D-III Arcadia for college destination

August 31st, 2022

The EHL’s Walpole Express have announced the commitment of Jared Shuter to NCAA Division III Arcadia University. Located in Glenside, Pa., the Knights play in the United Collegiate Hockey Conference. The 2001-born forward from Prescott was an alternate captain in his second season with the Express. “There were two main factors when choosing a school,”…

Chandler native Yubeta, fresh off EHLP championship, advances to EHL’s Jr. Warriors for ’22-23 season

August 11th, 2022

Luke Yubeta capped off his first junior hockey season winning an Eastern Hockey League Premier championship last spring with the Boston Jr. Rangers. For the 2022-23 campaign, the Chandler native will get a shot for a title at a higher level after signing recently with the EHL’s Valley Jr. Warriors. “After last season, I started…

EHL, EHLP announce regular-season schedules for upcoming 2022-23 season

August 3rd, 2022

The Eastern Hockey League (EHL) and Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP) have released the regular-season schedules for the upcoming 2022-23 season. The 10th year of the EHL will kick off on Thursday, September 15 when the Connecticut Chiefs play host to the Connecticut RoughRiders in Newington, Conn. As for the EHLP, the eighth season in…

For Mesa native Thorstad, return to USPHL’s Mustangs best chance for national championship

July 28th, 2022

The USPHL’s Ogden Mustangs have announced that forward Tucker Thorstad will be returning to the Mustangs for his third straight year. “I feel that me and some of the guys have unfinished business,” said Thorstad, a Mesa native. “I want to bring Ogden their first national championship title. The fans and community deserve it.” Ogden…

USPHL’s Mullets bring back Litchfield Park native, Arizona youth hockey grad Scott for ’22-23 campaign

July 21st, 2022

The USPHL’s Minnesota Mullets have announced the return of veteran Brent Scott. The defenseman was solid for the Mullets last season and will look to continue his success in the upcoming campaign. The Litchfield Park native is the second of the Mullets from Litchfield Park to return for the new season following the announcement of…

Litchfield Park’s Ortega heading back to USPHL’s Mullets ahead of ’22-23 campaign

July 20th, 2022

The Minnesota Mullets have announced that veteran forward Tyler Ortega will return to the team for the upcoming 2022-23 season. The center will bring experience and depth to the Mullets’ lineup. A native of Litchfield Park, Ortega skated in 42 regular-season games for the Mullets last season and posted six points (two goals, four assists),…

Scottsdale native, Bobcats alum Poole anxious for return to USPHL’s Mullets for 2022-23 season

July 18th, 2022

The USPHL’s Minnesota Mullets have announced the return of veteran defenseman Austin Poole. Poole posted five points (goal, four assists) in 35 games for the Mullets last season, including a short-handed assist. Originally from Scottsdale, Poole traded the desert heat for the winter blizzards right around his time to play bantam, which he did for…

Bobcats, Jr. Coyotes alum Bonaldi takes next step, advances to NCAA Division III Nichols

July 11th, 2022

Life in the Pacific Division of the USPHL Premier in its first two seasons of existence has been pretty sweet for Las Vegas Thunderbirds goaltender Anthony Bonaldi. The lifelong resident of Las Vegas built on both his team success and his own accomplishments in the net – twice being named a season-ending USPHL Premier Pacific Division…

Jr. Coyotes alum Littler sees NHL dreams get closer, selected by Flames in 2022 NHL Draft

July 11th, 2022

The 2022 NHL Draft was held July 7-8 in Montreal, and aside from the Arizona Coyotes selections, one player with desert connections saw their dreams get one step closer as they were picked by an NHL club. Jr. Coyotes alum Cade Littler was taken by the Calgary Flames in the seventh round (219th overall). ALSO…

Handful of Arizona products selected during 2022 NAHL Entry Draft

June 27th, 2022

The NAHL held its annual entry draft June 15 as member teams selected players to bolster rosters for the 2022-23 season. A handful of Arizona players were taken by NAHL clubs. 1st round (18th overall) – Dean Noonan (Chandler), D, Odessa Jackalopes 4th round (94th overall) – Aidan Coupe (Gilbert), F, Maine Nordiques 5th round…

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