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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…

Jr. Coyotes make waves, reach 15 Only USA Hockey national semifinals

May 2nd, 2018

The Jr. Coyotes’ 15U AAA team made an amazing run at the USA Hockey Youth Nationals 15 Only Tier I tournament over the first weekend in April, reaching the semifinals on April 9, where they bowed out 3-1 to the Buffalo Jr. Sabres at the USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Mich. Timmy Treadway scored a…

Arizona Hockey Union duo celebrates 2017-18 state championships

May 1st, 2018

A pair of Arizona Hockey Union teams captured Arizona Amateur Hockey Association state championships as the 2017-18 season came to a close in recent weeks. READ OUR APRIL 2018 ISSUE SQUIRT WHITE Michael Jordan once said, “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure…

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…

OneHockey hosting All-American tournaments this summer

April 15th, 2018

Summertime in Southern California, where the living is easy and OneHockey is rocking. The world’s recognized No. 1 hockey tournament group will be celebrating both Memorial Day and Fourth of July weekends this year by hosting two spectacular five-game-guaranteed events in its home state. With the abundance of summer fun activities away from the rink…

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…

AHU again huge on community involvement during ’17-18 season

March 29th, 2018

One of the greatest team building activities that a youth hockey team can do is to venture out into their communities and volunteer where there is a need. During the 2017-18 season, the following Arizona Hockey Union teams took it upon themselves to lend a helping hand and become better people, teammates and ambassadors. READ…

Lacrosse season getting set for center stage at Ice Den

March 26th, 2018

While the growth of hockey in Arizona has been a source of pride in recent years, lacrosse has been gaining in participation and popularity as well. At the Ice Den Scottsdale, lacrosse leagues are forming for the upcoming months as the ice will shortly be changed over to turf. READ OUR MARCH 2018 ISSUE Bill…