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AHU’s Wilson looking to take program’s goaltenders to next level

August 24th, 2022

Trevor Wilson was a goaltender during his playing days and hopes to pass on his knowledge of the position to the same players at the Arizona Hockey Union. Wilson joined AHU as its first goalie director in 2021-22 and is back again for 2022-23 to take the proverbial next step. “Following junior hockey, I returned…

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…

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…

For Scottsdale’s Kamin, special 2021-22 season yields trio of Arizona state championships

June 22nd, 2022

The term “triple crown” is well known around sports circles. In horse racing, it means one horse wins the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. In baseball, it means one player leads the league in batting average, home runs and runs batted in. In Arizona hockey it can only mean one thing – when…

Scottsdale product, Maple Leafs standout Matthews named NHL MVP

June 22nd, 2022

Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs is the 2021-22 recipient of the Hart Memorial Trophy, presented “to the player adjudged to be the most valuable to his team,” as selected by the Professional Hockey Writers Association. Matthews, a Hart Trophy finalist for the second straight year after finishing second in voting in 2020-21, is…

IHAAZ wraps 2022 campaign with eight teams winning titles at State Finals event

June 16th, 2022

The 2022 IHAAZ season culminated the weekend of June 10-12 with the annual State Finals event. This year’s tournament was held at the new Wheelhouse Sports Complex in Prescott Valley. Eight champions were crowned as the tournament proved to be the ultimate conclusion to a season that was the most competitive in years. “This was…

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