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Mission’s run to USA Hockey national championship game fueled by team chemistry

April 26th, 2019

Perhaps the most telling aspect of the remarkable season just completed by the Mission AZ 18U AA team was that some of the players’ favorite memories were of the nightly team gatherings during their trip to the USA Hockey National Championships. Because their hotel in San Jose, Calif., had limited space for large group get-togethers,…

Power Edge Pro Hockey partners with Jr. Sun Devils

April 24th, 2019

The DYHA Jr. Sun Devils are ready to take the next step. In a recent transaction that will benefit the entire organization, the Jr. Sun Devils have partnered with Power Edge Pro Hockey (PEP), a player development system based in Toronto. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Power Edge Pro utilizes propriety equipment and training patterns. The…

Flagstaff Youth Hockey Association announces 2019-20 tryouts

April 23rd, 2019

Flagstaff Youth Hockey Association (FYHA) travel team tryouts are taking place at the end of April. The organization is restricted this year by the Jay Lively Ice Rink construction closure taking place in May, moving up the traditional tryout window so that they can be completed before Flagstaff schools let out for summer. Tryouts will…

After nearly 45 years, DYHA still providing top-notch youth program

April 10th, 2019

For the Desert Youth Hockey Association, being a viable organization in Arizona has had its ups and downs over the last 40-plus years. Truth be told, there have been many more ups than downs, and with a slew of positive individuals working with the program as administrators and coaches, it’s easy to see why the…

AHU Bantam Black team helps Feed My Starving Children

April 4th, 2019

Every season, the Arizona Hockey Union’s Bantam Black team picks up wins on the ice. Also every season, the Knights win off the ice by giving their time and volunteering with Feed My Starving Children. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE It has become a traditional event and it’s a given that the team will participate every…

Jr. Coyotes squads capture slew of state, district championships

April 2nd, 2019

Quite literally, it has been another banner year for the Jr. Coyotes. All four Tier I teams (14U, 15 Only, 16U, 18U) captured Arizona Amateur Hockey Association state championships in February, while three Elite teams (10U, 11U, 12U) did the same last month, in addition to the 16U Tier II team. The 15 Only and…

Mission 18U AA is tops in Arizona, captures state championship

April 1st, 2019

For the first time in at least five years, Mission AZ’s 18U AA team can call itself a state champion. Mission capped off its stellar season and run through the Arizona Amateur Hockey Association state tournament March 17 when it completed a sweep of its best-of-three finals series against the DYHA Jr. Sun Devils. They…

AHU Pee Wee Black team volunteers time to Humane Society

March 12th, 2019

In late January, the Arizona Hockey Union Pee Wee Black team went to the dogs. Literally. The team volunteered on Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Arizona Humane Society-Campus for Compassion. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Prior to that date, the team made 45 homemade dog toys during the MLK Tournament as a team-building activity to bring…

DYHA’s Lil’ Devils youth program showing immense growth

March 4th, 2019

Hockey continues to explode at the youth level in Arizona and a major part of that growth can be seen with the DYHA’s Lil’ Devils program. Designed for players that are Mite-aged and older who have completed the Little Howlers curriculum, the Lil’ Devils is picking up steam in Tempe, and parents could not be…

Mission AZ 16U White squad showing ‘very clear’ growth

February 28th, 2019

The 2018-19 season has been a special one for the 16U White team with Mission AZ’s youth hockey program. Hockey director Jeremy Goltz has made a concerted effort to prioritize the squad to ensure that its players got the opportunity to play some high-level hockey. Mission has offered a 16U White team since the program…