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Category Archives: Youth

OneHockey attempts to rewrite Guinness World Record Book for largest youth tournament this December

June 21st, 2018

The numbers are staggering. The logistics astonishing. But what actually might be most remarkable about the Guinness World Records-recognized OneHockey Holiday Invite 2018 this December is what inspired the impulse to host the largest hockey tournament the sport has ever seen. “This idea came to me while I was sleeping – it’s a true story,”…

Whyte ‘absolutely blessed’ to be inducted into DYHA Hall of Fame

June 6th, 2018

It was only fitting that Sean Whyte was inducted into the Desert Youth Hockey Association Hall of Fame the same day the organization hosted a “Nationals Send-Off Event” for its three USA Hockey Youth Nationals tournament qualifiers on March 31. Even a year after resigning as DYHA’s director of hockey to pursue an opportunity as…

Mission AZ ‘excited about’ making changes to Midget program

May 29th, 2018

A significant change is coming to Mission AZ’s Midget program as the 2018-19 season approaches, and it is aimed at providing an improved experience for players looking to further their development as they reach their high school years. Mission’s director of hockey operations Jeremy Goltz said that in recent years, the program’s White teams had…

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…