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Jr. Coyotes recognized by USA Hockey with prestigious Model Association designation

September 4th, 2021

The Jr. Coyotes have earned designation as a USA Hockey Model Association, becoming the first Model Association from Arizona and the 26th nationally. With the designation, the Jr. Coyotes have committed to fully implementing programming dedicated to age-appropriate, age-specific skill development in accordance with USA Hockey’s American Development Model throughout the 8-and-Under, 10-and-Under, 12-and-Under and…

Recent golf tournament recognizes legacy of Jim Rogers

August 27th, 2021

The First Annual Jim Rogers Memorial Golf Tournament was held on back on May 2, 2021 at Stonecreek Golf Club in Phoenix. The tournament was held in honor of Jim Rogers, who passed away in October 2020. Rogers was the owner of AZ Ice Arcadia and was dedicated to Arizona youth hockey for over three…

Jr. Coyotes trio moves closer to NHL dreams, selected in 2021 NHL Draft

July 28th, 2021

Three Arizona natives and Jr. Coyotes graduates became property of NHL teams during the 2021 NHL Draft, which was conducted virtually July 23-24. Forward Josh Doan (Scottsdale) went to the Arizona Coyotes in the second round (37th overall), while forward Matt Knies (Phoenix) was chosen by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the second round as…

Chandler native, Bobcats product Gordon chooses OHL route, inks contract with Steelheads

July 16th, 2021

The Ontario Hockey League’s Mississauga Steelheads announced today that defenseman Dylan Gordon has signed a standard player agreement with the club. Originally from Chandler, Gordon moved to the Detroit area several years back and was taken by Mississauga in the seventh round (127th overall) in the 2020 OHL Priority Selection. “We are pleased to add…

Jr. Coyotes, DYHA alum Albrecht signs to play ’21-22 season for NA3HL’s Rhinos

July 12th, 2021

Gilbert native Landon Albrecht has signed an NA3HL tender to play for the El Paso Rhinos for the 2021-22 season. Albrecht, a 2004-born defenseman, compiled seven goals and 29 points in 59 games last season for the DYHA Jr. Sun Devils’ 16U team. From 2017-19, Albrecht skated for the Jr. Coyotes’ 13U and 14U teams….

Coyotes feel Tourigny is ‘right person to lead our team’ as new head coach

July 1st, 2021

The Arizona Coyotes announced today that the team has signed André Tourigny to a three-year contract to serve as the club’s head coach. Tourigny becomes the 19th head coach in franchise history. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. “We are very pleased to name André as the new head coach…

Glendale native, longtime Jr. Coyotes star Griebel decides on NCAA D-I Merrimack

June 25th, 2021

Trevor Griebel found himself in rare company this season, having played a full season of junior hockey with the USHL’s Fargo Force. Along the way, the 2001-born Glendale native started talking to the staff at Merrimack College about becoming an NCAA Division I athlete in 2022. Last week, the talks resulted in the Jr. Coyotes…

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