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After nearly 45 years, DYHA still providing top-notch youth program

April 10th, 2019

For the Desert Youth Hockey Association, being a viable organization in Arizona has had its ups and downs over the last 40-plus years. Truth be told, there have been many more ups than downs, and with a slew of positive individuals working with the program as administrators and coaches, it’s easy to see why the…

NHL stud Matthews still has huge impact on Arizona youth

April 3rd, 2019

This time, the mid-February crowd outside of the Toronto Maple Leafs dressing room inside Gila River Arena was electric and captivating. Sure, there was the usual gathering of friends and supporters hanging around after each Arizona Coyotes game, but this crowd was dynamic and vibrant. They came to see and be seen with Scottsdale native…

AHSHA teams advancing players to junior, college ranks

March 26th, 2019

Some consider high school the best times of their lives. Add in playing hockey for your high school and it’s the best of both worlds. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE As AHSHA has grown over the years, so, too, have advancement opportunities for its standout players. For the 2018-19 season, Robby Beck (Cactus Shadows, NA3HL’s Northeast…

Five AHSHA state champs crowned in action-packed weekend at Ice Den Scottsdale

March 19th, 2019

The second weekend in February brought the top high school teams in Arizona to the Ice Den Scottsdale for the AHSHA state championships. Teams in five divisions claimed state championships, including Pinnacle, which won the Division 1 state title for the third straight year. Pinnacle will now gear up to head to the USA Hockey…

AHU Pee Wee Black team volunteers time to Humane Society

March 12th, 2019

In late January, the Arizona Hockey Union Pee Wee Black team went to the dogs. Literally. The team volunteered on Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Arizona Humane Society-Campus for Compassion. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Prior to that date, the team made 45 homemade dog toys during the MLK Tournament as a team-building activity to bring…

New Mexico’s Payson finding scoring touch with USPHL’s Aviators

March 6th, 2019

It took some time to get the wind under their wings, but the New York Aviators could be taking off at just the right time. The team, located in Brooklyn, N.Y., had a huge turnaround in what has been a sub-.500 season, going 8-2-0-1 since the start of the new year. The Aviators are propelled…

DYHA’s Lil’ Devils youth program showing immense growth

March 4th, 2019

Hockey continues to explode at the youth level in Arizona and a major part of that growth can be seen with the DYHA’s Lil’ Devils program. Designed for players that are Mite-aged and older who have completed the Little Howlers curriculum, the Lil’ Devils is picking up steam in Tempe, and parents could not be…