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After 20 years, Ice Den Scottsdale continues to be Valley staple

October 3rd, 2018

There was much uncertainty back in 1996 when the Winnipeg Jets relocated to Phoenix to become the Coyotes. Could the NHL work in the desert? Would there be a fan base? Were there enough rinks in the area? Fast forward to 2018 and the growth speaks for itself. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE The Ice Den…

Optimism sky-high for Coyotes on eve of ’18-19 season

October 2nd, 2018

Though the start was not terribly encouraging nor productive, the way the 2017-18 season ended for the Arizona Coyotes turned inspirational. Once the calendar struck January, the Coyotes took their fortunes from gloom and doom to optimism and enthusiasm. Collectively, they embraced coach Rick Tocchet’s system and began to ride the coattails of goalkeeper Antti…

IHAAZ standouts Proud, Clark reflect on summer in Italy

September 25th, 2018

Tatum Proud and Izzy Clark represented IHAAZ on a big stage over the summer. The two 16-year-old inline hockey stars earned a spot on the Team USA junior women’s inline team that competed in Italy at the International Roller Sports Federation (FIRS) inline hockey world championship tournament. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Proud plays for the…

New Titans program goes from ‘longshot’ to ‘dream come true’

September 21st, 2018

The Arizona Titans have taken the ice. A first-year program playing out of AZ Ice Arcadia, the Titans came together over the spring and summer months to give Valley youth hockey players another option to grow and develop, both on and off the ice. AZ Ice Arcadia director of hockey operations Justin Rogers heads up…

Ice Den Scottsdale renames rink, honors Doan’s legacy

September 20th, 2018

When Shane Doan retired following the 2016-17 NHL season, it wasn’t a matter if the Arizona Coyotes would recognize his legacy in the desert, but rather when. This past summer, not only did the Coyotes announce plans to retire his No. 19 jersey, but the Ice Den Scottsdale recently held a ceremony to officially name…

AHU Bantam Black team facing early challenges head-on

September 18th, 2018

For the Arizona Hockey Union’s Bantam Black team, the 2018-19 season will be one chock-full of new challenges. With body contact and checking at the top of the list, head coach Jim Pinti has been tackling those concepts during practices with the first-year Bantam club. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “The process for teaching checking? Hit…

Start-up Small Frys program providing major boost to girls hockey in Arizona

August 28th, 2018

Sometimes, you just have to go with your instinct and put a sure thing on hold. Lyndsey Fry grew up in Chandler and wound up playing NCAA Division I hockey for Harvard University as well as for the United States in the 2014 Winter Olympics. When she graduated in 2015, she knew she could have…