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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…

CAHA proving to be ‘truly amazing’ family, community

February 27th, 2019

Over the course of the long hockey season, teams become more than coaches and players. They become families. The Coyotes Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) is the perfect example of this. More than a game, these teammates and families help each other cope with hard times, both on and off the ice – through job losses,…

AHU helping grow the game one skater at a time, thanks to skating coach Holly Harrington

February 11th, 2019

There is an ice rink in the desert that is building hockey players. Nestled off the SanTan Village Parkway in Gilbert, tucked away in a sleepy, manicured neighborhood between baseball fields and a dog park, you’ll find a fairly unassuming ice skating rink simply named AZ Ice. Inside this rink, they are quite literally building…

Canada trip yields first-place hardware for Jr. Coyotes

February 1st, 2019

There is an old saying that goes, “To be good, you have to be lucky and to be lucky, you have to be good.” The Jr. Coyotes’ 13U team had a little of both on their recent trip to Toronto, playing in the Aurora Bantam Hockey Tournament in the hockey hotbed of Southern Ontario. Going…

Bobcats’ new Tier II teams finding immediate success

February 1st, 2019

The Arizona Bobcats have been a program under construction this season, but it’s not only their new home at Ice Den Chandler that has changed. The Bobcats have also added Tier II teams at the 16U and 14U levels, and they’re off to a strong start representing the program at the Tier II level. READ…