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Santa Fe’s Barliant continuing to progress at NCAA D-I Sacred Heart

June 12th, 2018

Jackson Barliant made the most of his playing time this past season at NCAA Division I Sacred Heart University. The lone New Mexico native in all of men’s and women’s D-I hockey this season, Barliant compiled six goals and eight points in 38 games in his junior season for the Pioneers. READ OUR MAY ISSUE…

IHAAZ caps ’17-18 festival season with state tournament

June 4th, 2018

Another IHAAZ season is history. The state finals at the Barney Family Sports Complex in Queen Creek the first weekend in May ended with champions being crowned in each age division as well as skills competitions and all-star games being played in each age division. READ OUR MAY 2018 ISSUE “Overall, it was a really…

AZ Ice Arcadia to house brand-new Arizona Titans youth program

May 22nd, 2018

In yet another sign that youth hockey continues to grow in the Valley, the Arizona Titans will take the ice at AZ Ice Arcadia this fall as a new AA association. The Titans franchise has come together this offseason in remarkable fashion, in large part due to the tireless efforts of Jim Rogers, Justin Rogers…

AHU’s investment in youth development paying dividends from Mites through Junior A

May 7th, 2018

Just as the state playdowns were wrapping up for the older players, the Arizona Hockey Union Mite players were engaged in their own battle. Mite teams from all over the state took the ice for the last Mite Jamboree of the year on March 24-25, hosted by the Flagstaff Youth Hockey Association. What made this…

DYHA trio makes strides at USA Hockey Youth Nationals

May 2nd, 2018

The DYHA Jr. Sun Devils season wrapped on a high note last month, with three teams from the organization representing the club and state at USA Hockey Youth Nationals. “It says we are doing some of the right things,” said DYHA director of hockey operations and coach-in-chief Brad McCaughey. “Every year is going to be…

Bobcats make move, call Ice Den Chandler new home rink

April 24th, 2018

For Arizona Bobcats hockey director Ron Filion, the decision to move his program to the Ice Den Chandler will help two programs work towards a common goal. The Bobcats and Jr. Coyotes associations will both skate out of Chandler, but that will not be an issue for Filion or the Jr. Coyotes. READ OUR APRIL…

Northstars find positives at all levels, both on and off the ice

March 29th, 2018

The Flagstaff Youth Hockey Association’s (FYHA) 2017-18 season mimics the topography of the town with some massive peaks and difficult valleys. For example, the 14U team’s record was 14-0 and scored 82 goals with only 15 goals against in league play. READ OUR MARCH 2018 ISSUE The FYHA 16U Tier II team had a difficult…