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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…

Jr. Coyotes, Bobcats, Hamilton High grad Newlin off to NCDC’s Philadelphia Hockey Club in ’21-22

August 15th, 2021

Carter Newlin, who averaged better than a point per game last season with the Jr. Coyotes’ 18U AAA team, has signed with the NCDC’s Philadelphia Hockey Club for the 2021-22 season. A 2002 birth year, Newlin was the championship game MVP for Hamilton when the Huskies captured the 2020 AHSHA state high school championship. Last…

Chandler native, Bobcats product Gordon chooses OHL route, inks contract with Steelheads

July 16th, 2021

The Ontario Hockey League’s Mississauga Steelheads announced today that defenseman Dylan Gordon has signed a standard player agreement with the club. Originally from Chandler, Gordon moved to the Detroit area several years back and was taken by Mississauga in the seventh round (127th overall) in the 2020 OHL Priority Selection. “We are pleased to add…

Jr. Coyotes, DYHA alum Albrecht signs to play ’21-22 season for NA3HL’s Rhinos

July 12th, 2021

Gilbert native Landon Albrecht has signed an NA3HL tender to play for the El Paso Rhinos for the 2021-22 season. Albrecht, a 2004-born defenseman, compiled seven goals and 29 points in 59 games last season for the DYHA Jr. Sun Devils’ 16U team. From 2017-19, Albrecht skated for the Jr. Coyotes’ 13U and 14U teams….

Jr. Coyotes standout Boser, alum Deckhut chosen in NAHL Supplemental Draft

June 3rd, 2021

The North American Hockey League held its supplemental draft Tuesday, and two players with Arizona ties were chosen. With their third pick (67th overall), the Minot Minotauros selected Brasen Boser, a defenseman who played for the Jr. Coyotes’ 16U AAA team in 2020-21. Boser is also a Minot, N.D., native. In addition, California native and…

Chandler native, Bobcats standout goalie Wall signs NAHL tender with New Mexico

May 24th, 2021

The Arizona Bobcats have announces that 18U goaltender Caleb Wall has signed a North American Hockey League tender agreement with the New Mexico Ice Wolves of the NAHL’s South Division. Wall, 18, just completed his fourth and final season of playing in the NAPHL for the Bobcats organization. The Chandler native appeared in nine NAPHL…

Scottsdale native, longtime Jr. Coyotes standout Norling signs NCDC tender with Advantage

May 5th, 2021

Jr. Coyotes’ 18U AAA standout forward Jake Norling has signed a tender agreement to begin his junior career with the NCDC’s Boston Advantage in 2021-22. Norling, a 2002 birth year, has played his entire youth hockey career with the Jr. Coyotes and slowly worked on his game to see himself develop year after year. This…

Jr. Coyotes continue to be at forefront of developing Arizona players for college, NHL

May 4th, 2021

Over the years, the Jr. Coyotes have emerged as not only the top junior and college talent provider in all of Arizona, but in recent years, in all of the southwestern United States. This season, three former players are being touted as NHL-caliber hockey players and the trio also took part in last month’s BioSteel…

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