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Passionate Arizona youth, college coach Green picked to lead DYHA 18U Tier I squad

October 9th, 2020

As the DYHA Jr. Sun Devils enter the Tier I ranks for the 2020-21 season, everything about the organization is taking it up a notch. When it comes to coaching, that, too, is getting a boost as longtime Arizona youth, high school and college coach Tait Green will guide the DYHA 18U team this year….

New Mesa rink named Coyotes Community Ice Center, will be Kachinas’ home

September 30th, 2020

The Arizona Coyotes and Hill Hockey announced today that the new hockey rink in Mesa will be named the Coyotes Community Ice Center. The new one sheet hockey facility will be open to the public in mid-October and will serve as the official training facility and home arena for the Arizona Kachinas girls and women’s…

AHL’s Roadrunners had makings of Calder Cup favorites in ’19-20 season

September 11th, 2020

When the hockey world came to a sudden pause on March 12 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2019-20 edition of the AHL’s Tucson Roadrunners was well on its way to placing its name among the best in franchise history. The Roadrunners, the top developmental affiliate of the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes, had recorded a 36-19-1-2…

New IDPC in Scottsdale the ‘ultimate dryland training experience’

September 5th, 2020

As the director of sports performance at the Ice Den Performance Center (IDPC), Shane Harvey says the new Scottsdale facility will be the epitome of what a hockey training center should be. Set to open this month, the IDPC is keeping with the Valley trend of hockey growth. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “As sport-specific training…

Taking Liberties With… Glendale native, Jr. Coyotes graduate Trevor Griebel

August 29th, 2020

TREVOR GRIEBEL Position: Defenseman Hometown: Glendale Age: 19 2019-20 Junior Team: Wenatchee Wild (BCHL) 2020-21 Junior Team: Fargo Force (USHL) Arizona Youth Teams: Jr. Coyotes READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Arizona Rubber: What’s your favorite hockey memory growing up? Trevor Griebel: Definitely winning three Arizona state championships with the Jr. Coyotes. AZR: What’s your favorite memory…

Moore loving life as youth hockey coach, BTM manager

August 12th, 2020

Henry-Mychal Moore is a youth hockey coach with the Arizona Hockey Union and a manager with Behind The Mask at its Scottsdale location. He also grew up playing for the Polar Bears and DYHA Firebirds and serving as a captain for P.F. Chang’s. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Sounds like a normal life, right? Take into…

The Mill opens in Tempe, offers slew of training options

July 30th, 2020

Jarred Smith and his wife, Bailey Young Smith, had been thinking about opening a hockey training warehouse for a while. At the end of February, their dream became a reality as The Mill Hockey Training Warehouse opened in Tempe. Just three weeks later, the COVID-19 outbreak caused the doors to close. In late May, those…

Despite cancer battle, DYHA coach Wakabayashi staying motivated

May 6th, 2020

As the director of goalie instructions for the DYHA Jr. Sun Devils, Hiroki Wakabayashi works with all of the program’s netminders to improve their skills in the crease and how to help their team fight to win a hockey game. Truth be told, Wakabayashi is in a fight much bigger than one fending off a…