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Trio of Knights chosen for 2012 Western Selects Tryout Camp

December 2nd, 2021

The Arizona Hockey Union would like to congratulate and wish the best of luck to three of their very own AHU Knights, as 2012 birth years Henry McDonald (goalie), Liam Mulligan (defenseman) and Adrian Russo (defenseman), have been selected to represent Arizona and attend the 2012 Western Selects Tryout Camp in Irvine, Calif. Tryouts will…

Glendale product, DYHA, Mission, Bobcats alum Craig cracks lineup of USPHL’s Cyclones

September 22nd, 2021

Glendale native Spencer Craig has signed with the Northern Cyclones Premier team in the USPHL for the 2021-22 season. A defenseman, Craig played for DYHA, the Arizona Bobcats, and Mission AZ during his youth career. (September 22, 2021)

Scottsdale native, Bobcats, Mission alum Yaro to tend goal for USPHL’s Thunderbirds

September 21st, 2021

Scottsdale native Gorial Yaro has signed with the USPHL’s Las Vegas Thunderbirds for the 2021-22 season. During his youth hockey career, the 2004-born goalie played for the Arizona Bobcats and Mission AZ. This past May, Yaro advanced to the USA Hockey Rocky Mountain District camp in Dallas. Photo/Michele Sylvester Photography (September 21, 2021)

After finding youth hockey success in Arizona, Litchfield Park’s Scott looking for more with USPHL’s Mullets

September 17th, 2021

Growing up, Brent Scott played for several youth hockey associations in Arizona, making an impact with each one. For the 2021-22 season, the Litchfield Park native will be honing his craft in the junior hockey circuit, playing for the USPHL’s Minnesota Mullets. “The opportunity to play for the Mullets was because my former coach Rob…

Jr. Coyotes grads Boser, Littler sign with BCHL’s Wild for upcoming ’21-22 season

September 16th, 2021

The Wenatchee Wild have looked to Arizona for their latest player signings ahead of the 2021-22 BCHL season. This week, the club signed defenseman Brasen Boser and forward Cade Littler, a pair of Jr. Coyotes products. Boser, a Minot, N.D., native is what Wenatchee head coach Chris Clark calls “a skilled offensive defenseman who loves…

Litchfield Park native, longtime Arizona youth hockey standout Ortega off to USPHL’s Mullets

September 15th, 2021

Growing up in Arizona, Tyler Ortega spent time playing for a multitude of youth hockey associations, including DYHA, the Jr. Coyotes and the Arizona Bobcats. He also played his senior year of high school at Sandra Day O’Connor. For the upcoming 2021-22 season, the Litchfield Park native is leaving the desert to start his junior…

Mesa native, longtime Arizona youth hockey standout Kuehn off to college hockey at Utah State

September 12th, 2021

Mesa native George Kuehn is starting his college hockey career this upcoming season with Utah State University, an ACHA Division 2 school in the Mountain West Collegiate Hockey conference. During his youth hockey career, Kuehn played for the Arizona Hockey Union, DYHA Jr. Sun Devils and the Jr. Coyotes, as well as in AHSHA for…

Jr. Coyotes recognized by USA Hockey with prestigious Model Association designation

September 4th, 2021

The Jr. Coyotes have earned designation as a USA Hockey Model Association, becoming the first Model Association from Arizona and the 26th nationally. With the designation, the Jr. Coyotes have committed to fully implementing programming dedicated to age-appropriate, age-specific skill development in accordance with USA Hockey’s American Development Model throughout the 8-and-Under, 10-and-Under, 12-and-Under and…

Chandler native Yubeta spreads wings, leaves desert for junior hockey opportunity in Boston

August 27th, 2021

Luke Yubeta has excelled on the ice and on the roller hockey floor in his home state of Arizona. He’s hoping that success travels with him as the 2002-born Chandler native will play junior hockey during the 2021-22 season with the Eastern Hockey League’s Boston Jr. Rangers. “Towards the end of last season, I was…

Recent golf tournament recognizes legacy of Jim Rogers

August 27th, 2021

The First Annual Jim Rogers Memorial Golf Tournament was held on back on May 2, 2021 at Stonecreek Golf Club in Phoenix. The tournament was held in honor of Jim Rogers, who passed away in October 2020. Rogers was the owner of AZ Ice Arcadia and was dedicated to Arizona youth hockey for over three…

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