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Scottsdale’s Bottrill finds new home in ’20-21 with NCDC’s Kings

November 25th, 2020

The whole world has changed in 2020, but for Ryan Bottrill, the hockey landscape amid the COVID-19 pandemic has led him to find a new home in Foxboro, Mass. “I’ve loved it so far,” said Bottrill, of the South Shore Kings, playing in the Tier II National Collegiate Development Conference (NCDC). “Great coaching, great group…

New Arizona State arena gets final approval, construction to start in January

November 21st, 2020

The Arizona Board of Regents approved this week a $115-million proposal from Arizona State that includes a 5,000-seat two-sheet arena on the Tempe campus. The new building will be used for the Sun Devils’ hockey, wrestling and gymnastics programs, and is part of the university’s planned Novus Innovation Corridor. “Part of the Novus Innovation Corridor,…

Passionate Arizona youth, college coach Green picked to lead DYHA 18U Tier I squad

October 9th, 2020

As the DYHA Jr. Sun Devils enter the Tier I ranks for the 2020-21 season, everything about the organization is taking it up a notch. When it comes to coaching, that, too, is getting a boost as longtime Arizona youth, high school and college coach Tait Green will guide the DYHA 18U team this year….

New Mesa rink named Coyotes Community Ice Center, will be Kachinas’ home

September 30th, 2020

The Arizona Coyotes and Hill Hockey announced today that the new hockey rink in Mesa will be named the Coyotes Community Ice Center. The new one sheet hockey facility will be open to the public in mid-October and will serve as the official training facility and home arena for the Arizona Kachinas girls and women’s…

AHL’s Roadrunners had makings of Calder Cup favorites in ’19-20 season

September 11th, 2020

When the hockey world came to a sudden pause on March 12 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2019-20 edition of the AHL’s Tucson Roadrunners was well on its way to placing its name among the best in franchise history. The Roadrunners, the top developmental affiliate of the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes, had recorded a 36-19-1-2…

New IDPC in Scottsdale the ‘ultimate dryland training experience’

September 5th, 2020

As the director of sports performance at the Ice Den Performance Center (IDPC), Shane Harvey says the new Scottsdale facility will be the epitome of what a hockey training center should be. Set to open this month, the IDPC is keeping with the Valley trend of hockey growth. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “As sport-specific training…

Taking Liberties With… Glendale native, Jr. Coyotes graduate Trevor Griebel

August 29th, 2020

TREVOR GRIEBEL Position: Defenseman Hometown: Glendale Age: 19 2019-20 Junior Team: Wenatchee Wild (BCHL) 2020-21 Junior Team: Fargo Force (USHL) Arizona Youth Teams: Jr. Coyotes READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Arizona Rubber: What’s your favorite hockey memory growing up? Trevor Griebel: Definitely winning three Arizona state championships with the Jr. Coyotes. AZR: What’s your favorite memory…