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Category Archives: Youth

Jr. Coyotes standouts Stuart, Hymovitch choose NCAA schools

October 25th, 2019

For both Riley Stuart and David Hymovitch, staying home to play for the Jr. Coyotes has provided numerous opportunities for each to take their game to the highest level. And while Stuart will play in the USHL and Hymovitch with the Jr. Coyotes’ 16U AAA team this season, the future will see both hone their…

Knights’ Paris raising funds, fighting cancer for mother

October 24th, 2019

Marlee Paris is the only girl on the Arizona Hockey Union 10U Purple team. On top of that, she’s a goalie. This month, Paris is the Arizona captain for October Saves, a program for goalies to help raise money for childhood cancer and breast cancer. Every poke check and every glove save helps fight the…

Coyotes helping to strengthen youth hockey in Flagstaff

October 21st, 2019

Going back about seven or eight years ago, the Arizona Coyotes started making conscious efforts to strengthen their connection with youth hockey associations across the state. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE It started with invitations to a luncheon on the outdoor mezzanine of what was then Jobing.com Arena. The leaders of every association who attended the…

DYHA has Wright stuff with longtime hockey skills coach

October 20th, 2019

Jason Wright is one of those people that doesn’t see his hockey job as actual work. As the Desert Youth Hockey Association skills coach, Wright gets to be on the ice regularly with Jr. Sun Devils players, helping them round out their overall game. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “I just love to teach,” Wright said….

CAHA proving to be Valley’s top developmental model, on and off the ice

October 14th, 2019

The Coyotes Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) is the only program in the Valley that has house, A, AA, and AAA hockey. The association has also had a great deal of success at all levels getting players to the next level, whether that means moving a player from house to AA or AA to AAA. All…

Jr. Sun Devils bring aboard power skating expert Keil

October 8th, 2019

Expect to see an improvement this season in DYHA Jr. Sun Devils players’ skating. And be sure to thank Kristina Keil for that. As the organization’s new director of power skating, Keil is working specifically with the Mites and Lil’ Devils, in addition to those that partake in the Monday night skills sessions. She also…

Hall of Fame an honor worth celebrating for Mission AZ

October 2nd, 2019

Hall of Fame night is always an extremely special one for everyone involved with the Mission AZ hockey program, and this year was no different. Mission kicked off its season with an induction ceremony attended by most of the program’s players and their families, and the 2019 ceremony was an especially meaningful one. READ OUR…

AHU introduces three top-notch coaches to Knights family

October 2nd, 2019

Arizona Hockey Union is very happy to announce our newest head coaches to the club! Take a minute and get to know a little about each of them. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE 8U Mite White: “Billy” Mulligan 1. Where are you from? Chandler 2. How did you get into coaching youth travel hockey? My son…

Titans roll out new Mites development program for ’19-20

September 23rd, 2019

In the organization’s second year, Arizona Titans director Justin Rogers has implemented a new Mites development program open to players ages 4-8 years old. The new program, coached by Jim Rogers, is geared toward providing the game’s youngest players with the opportunity to focus on development and enjoying learning the sport. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE…

Jr. Coyotes’ Doan, Knies make NCAA Division I decisions

August 14th, 2019

Josh Doan and Matthew Knies have both been longtime Jr. Coyotes Elite Program standouts and will play junior hockey in the USHL next season before heading off to college hockey down the road. Doan, a forward who will play for the Chicago Steel in 2019-20, recently committed to Arizona State University, while Knies, another forward,…