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Gilbert native, Jr. Coyotes graduate Hadley advances up ladder, commits to NCAA D-II Southern New Hampshire

April 14th, 2021

The USPHL’s Minnesota Moose have announced that goaltender Tristan Hadley has committed to Southern New Hampshire University, a school playing in the Northeast-10, the nation’s only NCAA Division II hockey conference. Hadley, a 2000-born Gilbert native and Jr. Coyotes alum, finished the season with the Moose with a 5-1-1 record, .922 save percentage and a…

Flagstaff native, Bobcats alum Kuche picks up weekly award from NA3HL

March 31st, 2021

The NA3HL announced today that Gillette Wild forward Carson Kuche is the Frontier Division Star of the Week. Kuche, a Flagstaff native, led the Wild to a pair of wins over the Bozeman Icedogs with three goals and eight points in two games last week. The 2001-born forward and Arizona Bobcats graduate put up back-to-back…

Jr. Coyotes, Bobcats graduate Shtrom finding early success, enjoying development with WHL’s Tigers

March 9th, 2021

Like many high-end AAA youth players, Oren Shtrom had a decision to make as a teenager – NCAA or Major Junior hockey. The Gilbert native ultimately decided on the Canadian Hockey League, signing with the WHL’s Medicine Hat Tigers in the summer of 2019 after being a third-round choice (57th overall) of the team in…

Jr. Coyotes, Bobcats grad Bonaldi garners weekly honors from USPHL

February 23rd, 2021

Las Vegas Thunderbirds goalie Anthony Bonaldi has been named a USPHL Premier Player of the Week for the West Region for games played Feb. 11-18. Over in the Pacific Division, Bonaldi earned recognition as Goaltender of the Week. Bonaldi, a 2001 birth year out of Las Vegas who played youth hockey for the Jr. Coyotes…

2021 USPHL NCDC Combines announced for Detroit, Chicago

February 19th, 2021

The United States Premier Hockey League in 2020-21: ● 12 NCDC players on NHL Central Scouting “Players To Watch” List – Led All North American Tier II junior leagues. ● 50+ NCAA Division I commitments ● 400+ players advanced to college hockey from 2019-20 season ● Nearly 400 players earned awards in NCAA hockey The…

Eight USPHL alumni named as Hobey Baker Award nominees for 2020-21 college hockey season

February 11th, 2021

The United States Premier Hockey League has announced that eight of its league alumni have been named as Hobey Baker Award nominees for the 2020-21 season. The Hobey Baker Award, currently celebrating its 41st year, is given each year to the top player in NCAA Division I hockey. It is traditionally awarded on the day…

NAHL graduates up for 2021 Hobey Baker Award, Mike Richter Award in NCAA D-I hockey

February 10th, 2021

The nominees for the 2021 Hobey Baker Memorial Award have been announced. The award recognizes the top NCAA men’s ice hockey player in the nation. Nominations were given by the athletic departments from Division I schools. Of the 60-plus players nominated, 20 are alumni that previously played in the NAHL before moving onto play in…

Pair of Arizona connections pick up USPHL monthly awards for January

February 10th, 2021

The United States Premier Hockey League announced its Premier Division Players of the Month for the West Region this week and two players from the Pacific Division have Arizona ties. Las Vegas Thunderbirds blueliner Steven Avalone, a 2000-born Las Vegas native, won monthly honors at his position. Avalone picked up five goals and nine points…

NA3HL announces 2021 Fraser Cup, Top Prospects, draft events

February 9th, 2021

The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) has announced the dates and location for the 2021 Fraser Cup Playoffs and Championship, the 2021 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament, and the 2021 NA3HL Draft. The 2021 Fraser Cup Championship, which crowns the national playoff champion of the NA3HL, will take place at the St. Peters Rec Plex…

Scottsdale native, Jr. Coyotes product Bottrill bags NCDC monthly honors from USPHL

February 9th, 2021

South Shore Kings forward Ryan Bottrill has been named one of three NCDC Forwards of the Month for January. Thirteen games in 26 days. Not only did the Kings survive this busy gauntlet of a Hub City Tampa schedule, but they moved up to become one of the top teams in the NCDC. The Kings…