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Jr. Coyotes’ Doan, Knies make NCAA Division I decisions

August 14th, 2019

Josh Doan and Matthew Knies have both been longtime Jr. Coyotes Elite Program standouts and will play junior hockey in the USHL next season before heading off to college hockey down the road. Doan, a forward who will play for the Chicago Steel in 2019-20, recently committed to Arizona State University, while Knies, another forward,…

Chandler’s Blessing makes USHL roster, Air Force choice

July 31st, 2019

Guy Blessing honed his game growing up in the Arizona youth ranks and then last year in prep school in the Chicago area. This summer has seen hard work pay off for the 18-year-old Chandler native as the goaltender first signed with the USHL’s Omaha Lancers and then committed to NCAA Division I Air Force….

Outcasts finally capture elusive AIHL Champions Cup

July 25th, 2019

While the third time did not prove to be the proverbial charm, the fourth time did as the Arizona Outcasts finally came home with the American Hockey League’s Elite Division Champions Cup trophy. It was an epic journey to win it. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “It was a great tourney, and the boys had a…

IHAAZ growth keeps rolling along with commitment to fun, development

July 3rd, 2019

Five years ago, IHAAZ looked much different. Most of the players only played roller hockey. Now, more than half play ice hockey as well as roller hockey. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE It’s a good thing, for sure, as league tournament director Nick Boyarsky explains. “Roller hockey is a low-stress, low-commitment sport that ice players can…

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…