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Jr. Coyotes product Kastelic makes NHL Central Scouting’s mid-term rankings

January 20th, 2017

Earlier this week, NHL Central Scouting released its mid-term rankings for players eligible for the 2017 NHL Draft. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Phoenix native and Jr. Coyotes graduate Mark Kastelic made the cut, ranked in the fifth round (133rd overall). Kastelic, now in his second season as a forward with the Calgary Hitmen of the…

Knights’ Mickelson brings work ethic, leadership to desert

January 19th, 2017

A Minnesota native, Jared Mickelson is well immersed into the hockey lifestyle. Now a key cog with the Phoenix Knights, Mickelson has brought that knowledge to the desert and is forging a desirable season with the Western States Hockey League (WSHL) club. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “He’s definitely one of our more talented players and…

Gilbert native Ploszaj named NAHL’s Central Division Star of the Week

January 3rd, 2017

The North American Hockey League (NAHL) on Monday announced the Divisional Stars of the Week, presented by Bauer Hockey, for the week ending Jan. 1, 2017. The Bauer Hockey Divisional Stars of the Week is a weekly feature during the 2016-17 regular season that honors the top performing players in each of the four NAHL…

Knights ‘on the right path,’ making strides in WSHL season

December 26th, 2016

In junior hockey, progress isn’t always measured on what’s lit up on the scoreboard. For the Phoenix Knights, their Western States Hockey League (WSHL) season has seen the club not play to its full potential over the first half, but coach-GM Mike Bowman knows the team’s best hockey is still ahead. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE…

Knights add NCAA champion, Gilbert native St. Clair to WSHL coaching staff

December 8th, 2016

It never hurts to add experience to a coaching staff. The Western States Hockey League’s (WSHL) Phoenix Knights did that recently in hiring Gilbert native Colten St. Clair as an assistant coach with the club to work with coach-GM Mike Bowman. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “We are excited to bring Colten to our coaching staff,”…

Jr. Coyotes grad, ASU commit Castor named USHL Co-Goaltender of the Week

November 14th, 2016

The United States Hockey League (USHL) announced its weekly awards for the week ending Nov. 13, 2016, and one Arizona connection picked up one of the honors. CCM Co-Goaltender of the Week Jaxon Castor – Dubuque Fighting Saints 2-0-0-0, 1.00 GAA, .958 SV% Castor won back-to-back starts over the weekend, including a 30-save shutout on…

Knights add European culture with trio of overseas players

November 3rd, 2016

For the Phoenix Knights of the Western States Hockey League (WSHL), adding a dash of Europe to the roster this season is a situation the club hopes propels the Knights into the Thorne Cup Playoffs next spring. Goaltenders Marcus Nylander (Finland) and Tim Zurbuchen (Switzerland) join forward Marcel Hack (Austria) in the desert this season….

Phoenix products, ASU commits Walker, Castor nab weekly USHL awards

October 24th, 2016

The United States Hockey League (USHL) on Monday announced the CCM Forward, Defenseman and Goaltender of the Week for Week 5 of the 2016-17 season and Arizona State University commits Johnny Walker and Jaxon Castor bagged two of the honors. Forward: Johnny Walker – Chicago Steel 3 GP: 3 goals, 1 assist, +3 rating Walker…

Knights ready to make noise as ’16-17 WSHL season approaches

October 7th, 2016

Phoenix Knights first-year coach-GM Mike Bowman knows he’ll have a young team take the ice for the 2016-17 Western States Hockey League (WSHL) season. And that’s just fine with him. “The team this year will be mostly new players – some first-year junior players and other vets new to the WSHL,” said Bowman. “It will…

Kastelic chosen to play in USA Hockey Prospects Game

August 31st, 2016

USA Hockey announced today the 42 players who will compete in the fifth annual CCM/USAHockey All-American Prospects Game set for Sept. 22 at Wells Fargo Center, home of the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers. “This event provides some of the best U.S. players eligible for next year’s NHL Draft the opportunity to showcase their talent on a…