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Category Archives: Youth

DYHA, ASU growing the game with flourishing relationship

October 27th, 2017

Entering its second season as a full NCAA member, Arizona State hockey is becoming one of the fastest growing programs in the country. Coach Greg Powers has been able to attract young talent from around the nation, helping to build a sturdy early foundation for his young program. And as his team develops, he hopes…

Ice Den Scottsdale unveils new, state-of-the-art video room

October 26th, 2017

With technology advancing seemingly daily, the Ice Den Scottsdale is right at the forefront in keeping up with modern trends. Recently, the Ice Den revealed its new high-quality video room, which will be utilized by all the facility’s tenants, including the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes and the booming Jr. Coyotes youth program, in addition to the…

Northstars strive to leave every game with championship mindset

October 25th, 2017

Win or lose, the Flagstaff Youth Hockey Association (FYHA) is dedicated to providing every interested Flagstaff youth with an affordable, quality instructional athletic program that focuses on character development, on and off the ice. Their model works to promote teamwork, build self-confidence, develop and encourage sportsmanship, teach fundamental skills and improve the standard of youth…

Bobcats getting valuable exposure at NAHL’s Future Prospects events

October 25th, 2017

It may be early in the 2017-18 season, but players from the Arizona Bobcats have already found themselves playing in some big games with plenty of influential eyes on them. That’s because the Bobcats sent their 18U, 16U and 15U squads to Blaine, Minn., from Sept. 21-24 to play regular-season and showcase games in the…

AHU once again hosts successful Ice Breaker Invitational

October 24th, 2017

For the last decade, the Arizona Hockey Union (AHU) has hosted the Icebreaker Invitational tournament in the Valley. This year, the tournament took place Oct. 6-9 at AZ Ice Gilbert and Ice Den Scottsdale. A total of 37 teams entered in eight divisions and there was plenty of excitement to fill the weekend. READ OUR…

Mission AZ moving to establish ‘Mission Special Edition’

October 23rd, 2017

For the last five years, Brandi Goltz has fostered a dream of starting a hockey program for children with special needs, and after many stops and starts, she believes that “Mission Special Edition” is nearing reality. “I worked in special education earlier in my career, and I realized early on how much these kids were…

Ex-NHLers Carney, Morris add knowledge to Bobcats’ staff

October 6th, 2017

A long and successful professional career as a hockey player doesn’t always translate into coaching success, but possessing passion for the game and for developing young players is a key element, and the Arizona Bobcats are fortunate to have landed a pair of assistant coaches who check all the boxes. Keith Carney and Derek Morris,…

One Step Bobcats program emphasizes NHL motto that ‘Hockey Is For Everyone’

October 4th, 2017

Jared Woosley said that it was “a beautiful coincidence” that the NHL happened to adopt the ‘Hockey Is For Everyone’ motto the same year that the One Step Bobcats were born. The One Step Bobcats are a team of individuals 18 and older that belong to a league – the American Special Hockey Association –…

OneHockey arrives in California with four holiday events

October 3rd, 2017

It’s taken 14 years, but the hockey tournament industry’s undisputed international leader is finally going to introduce its home state of California to what the highly-acclaimed OneHockey experience is all about. OneHockey CEO Sebastien Fortier, a Laguna Hills resident, is excited to announce that OneHockey will bring four OneHockey holiday weekend spectaculars to the Golden…

Northstars, NAU IceJacks creating beneficial working atmosphere

September 29th, 2017

In Arizona, the game is experiencing tremendous growth, but not solely in Phoenix and the surrounding areas. For the Flagstaff community in the northern part of the state, hockey is going through a growth spurt of its own and it’s the direct impact of the Northern Arizona University ACHA program and the Flagstaff Youth Hockey…