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Exciting IHAAZ season concludes with State Finals event

June 11th, 2019

Another successful IHAAZ season ended last month with State Finals at the Barney Family Sports Complex. The tournament took place May 3-5 and there was plenty of excitement, both during the games and in the skills competition. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Perhaps the most closely contested division of the tournament was 14U, where it took…

Ice Wolves take part in first NAHL Draft, select 14 ‘great players’

June 6th, 2019

The New Mexico Ice Wolves’ first-ever NAHL Draft was a success, netting the team 14 players, including star goalie Josh Graziano with the second-overall pick in the June 4 draft. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE The Ice Wolves now have 31 total players comprising draft picks and 17 tendered players as the team marks another milestone…

FYHA teams enjoy remarkable 2018-19 season in Northern Arizona

May 13th, 2019

The walls of Flagstaff’s Jay Lively Ice Arena are decorated with banners won through the years, some boasting names of then-players who are now coaches within the Flagstaff Youth Hockey Association (FYHA). During the 2018-19 season, FYHA added four new championship banners: • 14U AZYHL Cactus Division State Champions • CSAHA President’s Day Tournament, 10U…

‘Freshman Line’ leaves lasting legacy at Cibola High School

May 9th, 2019

After each high school hockey season, coaches generally reflect on the positives from the season and the team’s senior class. At Cibola High School, the Cougars graduate three seniors and linemates this year in Tylec Kohlrust, Garrett McKinstry and Marcus Trujillo, a trio that was dubbed the ‘Freshman Line’ four years ago, and the name…

Scottsdale’s McGovern part of ‘incredible’ Whitecaps NWHL title team

May 8th, 2019

Katie McGovern is a Scottsdale native, but she might as well call Minnesota her second home. After playing NCAA Division I hockey at the University of Minnesota Duluth from 2013-17, McGovern joined the professional hockey ranks for the 2018-19 season with the National Women’s Hockey League’s (NWHL) Minnesota Whitecaps. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE And what…

Arizona Hockey Union salutes end of 2018-19 campaign

May 7th, 2019

The end of the season is always bittersweet. The Arizona Hockey Union awards ceremony is a time when we celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of everyone involved with AHU (players, coaches, managers, family, etc.) and do something we can’t do all season. We gather everyone up in one room to revel in our club,…

Despite missing NHL playoffs, Coyotes find positives to ’18-19 season

May 4th, 2019

By all standards, hockey teams need to fulfill three criteria for success: scoring, great goaltending and stellar defense. For the Arizona Coyotes, the franchise touched two of these critical factors, and the one outstanding (scoring) will likely be the focal point of offseason transactions. For the recently-completed season, the Coyotes scored 213 goals and averaged…