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Titans coaches adjusting in second year to foster more growth, on and off ice

December 2nd, 2019

Nearly two years ago, Justin Rogers was tasked with rebuilding VOSHA and as a result, the Arizona Titans were born. What seemed like a shot in the dark to the then-22-year-old hockey director has proven to be an important decision in the growth of youth hockey in Arizona. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE The mission for…

IHAAZ development process gaining steam across board

November 25th, 2019

There are certain teams in IHAAZ that don’t have the luxury of pulling players from the ice hockey world to build up their programs. In places like Yuma, Prescott and Tucson, rosters must be built from the ground up. But because the pool of talent to draw from is limited, it can be a challenge….

Support keeps coming for AHU Mite Silver’s Accardo

November 22nd, 2019

Leighton Accardo’s story has gone national. It’s quite possible it is worldwide at this point. Back in May, the eight-year-old Accardo, who plays for the Arizona Hockey Union Mite Silver team, was diagnosed with cancer and started treatment at the amazing Phoenix Children’s Hospital. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Friends, strangers and teammates have raised money…

AHSHA hits jackpot with Green as new hockey director

November 20th, 2019

As the new AHSHA season gets underway, some new faces take over new roles within the organization. Tait Green is the new hockey director and comes to AHSHA with a solid background in the game, currently serving as the hockey director and ACHA Division I coach at Arizona State University. Green, who has been involved…

Jack of all trades Talbott a New Mexico hockey treasure

November 19th, 2019

Jaye Talbott has been a volunteer for the New Mexico Ice Hockey Foundation (NMICE) for 10 years and has relished every second of her time in and around the rink. She has officially served as registrar, assistant treasurer and 8U growth coordinator, but in all honesty, has really been a jack of all trades. READ…

Mission AZ focusing on intensity in practices, leading to stellar results come game time

November 6th, 2019

Walk through the large glass doors into Mission AZ’s sprawling headquarters at AZ Ice Peoria in suburban Phoenix, and you may not notice much different from any other rink hosting any other youth hockey program in any other part of the country. The sounds of skates cutting across the ice, sticks meeting pucks, whistles blaring…

IHAAZ season to start later, State Finals event extended

October 28th, 2019

It will be a little bit longer than normal before the IHAAZ season gets underway. The offseason has been extended as a result of changes that should benefit the league in the long run. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Starting with the 2020 season, the start date for the season is now February instead of December….