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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…

Coyotes’ Stepan: ‘For us, it’s about the Stanley Cup’

July 16th, 2020

Patience. That is one quality pretty much absent from most professional athletes. Especially true in these uncertain times, perseverance is likely the one virtue holding the Arizona Coyotes, as well as the other NHL teams, somewhat together. While the wait to get back on the ice is excruciating, players are trying to make the best…

Stephenson ‘brings a lot to the table’ as Titans skills coach

May 21st, 2020

Changes are on the horizon as the VOSHA Titans look ahead to next season. The Titans remain committed to player development above all else, but this next season will bring many new features to the organization to push that commitment further along. Garrett Stephenson will take over as the organization’s skills coach next season. READ…

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…

AHSHA moving forward, making plans for 2020-21 season

May 4th, 2020

Amidst all the uncertainty with the COVID-19 crisis, AHSHA is using the spring months to make tentative plans for the 2020-21 high school season. The 2019-20 season ended in early February with the state championships at Ice Den Scottsdale, but with the USA Hockey National Championships wiped out, Division 1 champion Hamilton High School didn’t…

IHAAZ welcoming new independent teams ‘with open arms’

April 10th, 2020

Independent teams are establishing more of a presence in IHAAZ and this season, there are more than there have been in quite some time. The league features six independent teams this year, including five new ones. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE The HC Legion 12U team is coached by Casey Sherstobitoff and is made up of…

Phoenix native, Jr. Coyotes grad Kastelic signs entry-level NHL deal with Ottawa

April 9th, 2020

Calgary Hitmen forward and captain Mark Kastelic is off to the pros, signing a three-year, entry-level contract today with the NHL’s Ottawa Senators. The 21-year-old Phoenix native was selected by the Senators in the fifth round (125th overall) in the 2019 NHL Draft. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “We are very excited for Mark as today…