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Category Archives: Youth

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…

Mission’s 12U squad skates to third straight AZYHL title

March 22nd, 2018

The word of the day at AZ Ice Arcadia on March 11 was “threepeat,” and Mission AZ’s 12U Pee Wee Red team delivered. Mission capped off a spectacular season by winning the Arizona Youth Hockey League (AZYHL) championship, securing the program’s third 12U title in as many years. READ OUR MARCH 2018 ISSUE “I’m pretty…

Lady Coyotes win first state title during AZYHL tourney

March 20th, 2018

A total of nine teams captured Arizona Youth Hockey League (AZYHL) state championships over the March 9-11 weekend. READ OUR MARCH 2018 ISSUE The rundown of all title games:   10U Red: Arizona Hockey Union 10U White – EJ (Benjamin) Green scored two goals in the 2-1 win over the Arizona Bobcats at AZ Ice…

Jr. Sun Devils post clean sweep of Tier II state championships

March 20th, 2018

It was a straight sweep for the DYHA Jr. Sun Devils in the AAHA State Playdowns this season, with the organization taking home state championships in all three Tier II levels at 18U, 16U, and 14U. READ OUR MARCH 2018 ISSUE The 18U AA Jr. Sun Devils were the first to win a championship. They…

California events unveil secret behind OneHockey success

March 6th, 2018

You only get one chance to make a memorable first impression, and OneHockey California’s debut last Thanksgiving weekend certainly passed the test. During the first holiday extravaganza in its home state for the world’s No. 1 hockey tournament organizer, 34 West Coast teams descended on the L.A. Kings IceTown rinks in Riverside for their introduction…

OneHockey inviting Western clubs to help make history in Michigan

March 6th, 2018

The numbers are staggering. The logistics astonishing. But what actually might be most remarkable about the Guinness World Records-validated OneHockey Holiday Invite 2018 this December is what inspired the notion of hosting the largest hockey tournament the sport has ever seen. READ OUR FEBRUARY 2018 ISSUE “This idea came to me while I was sleeping…