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IceJacks’ nine D-II seniors leading the way to success in ’18-19

December 7th, 2018

Northern Arizona University is a perennial powerhouse in ACHA Division II circles, and that is no different for the 2018-19 season. This year, the IceJacks are led by a talented group of nine seniors, all of whom bring different ingredients to the proverbial table. What they all have in common, however, is buying in to…

Bobcats making smooth transition to Ice Den Chandler

December 4th, 2018

There was perhaps a certain degree of uncertainty last offseason as to what would happen when the Arizona Bobcats moved their program to the Ice Den Chandler. Fast forward to mid-November and the transition has been phenomenal and beneficial to both the Bobcats and the Ice Den Chandler itself. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “The Ice…

Mission’s Squirts digging challenge playing at new level

November 23rd, 2018

When the Mission AZ youth hockey program experienced an unusually high turnover rate with its Squirt team after last season, coaches turned to the in-house program at AZ Ice Peoria to recruit players, and the results have been remarkably positive. Mission’s hockey director, Jeremy Goltz, said he and his fellow coaches invested some time in…

AZ Ice Arcadia housing slew of girls, women’s programs this season

October 26th, 2018

This season, four girls and women’s programs call AZ Ice Arcadia home – the AZ Lady Coyotes, Grand Canyon University, Arizona Kachinas and Small Frys. Talk about a whole lot of growth in girls and women’s hockey under one roof. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE The Lady Coyotes have players from all over the Valley (Anthem…

Learn2LoveRoller program a benefit to all IHAAZ players

October 23rd, 2018

Through a program designed to introduce young athletes to roller hockey, the AZ Royals are hoping to rebuild their program. Learn2LoveRoller is key in making it happen. It’s set up to introduce East Valley ice hockey players to roller hockey. “The two games lend so well to each other,” past Royals coach and now IHAAZ…

AHU Pee Wee Silver team goes above and beyond putting the world in focus for those in need

October 19th, 2018

Worldwide, there are approximately 700 million people who need glasses but don’t have them. Most don’t have health insurance, enough money, and/or access to a doctor. For anyone who wears glasses, imagine what it would be like to go a day without them. Last month, players and families from Arizona Hockey Union’s Pee Wee Silver…

Mite program, Lil Devils adding to positive DYHA impact

October 18th, 2018

Chris Sehring, Shon Hata and Kayman Wong coach the youngest players with the DYHA Jr. Sun Devils with little fanfare and no complaints. Sehring coaches the Mites and joins Hata and Wong as being in charge of the Lil Devils. Getting prospective players on the ice at an early age is what the two programs…