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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…

Albuquerque native, Mustangs graduate Askenazy finds success at first-year NCAA D-III Lawrence

April 7th, 2021

When one door closes, another one opens. That was certainly the case this past season for Albuquerque native Lauren Askenazy. During the 2019-20 season, Askenazy was rostered at NCAA Division III Connecticut College, but didn’t see game action. For this past 2020-21 season, she transferred to Lawrence University, a school that was playing its first…

Ice Den 50+ Adult Open Hockey keeps players’ passion for the game strong

March 31st, 2021

If you are over the age of 50 and looking for a fun and relaxed atmosphere to play hockey and get some exercise, then check out the 50+ Adult Open Hockey sessions at the Ice Den Scottsdale. These sessions are held exclusively for seasoned hockey players and all participants must be born before or on…

Reflections on Shewolves, girls hockey history in the Arizona desert

March 19th, 2021

Growing up, I longed to play hockey. There weren’t options for girls back then and my dad wouldn’t let me play with the boys. I went to the library in third grade and checked out every book about hockey and learned all the rules and how to take stats. My brother played hockey and I…

Jr. Coyotes, Bobcats graduate Shtrom finding early success, enjoying development with WHL’s Tigers

March 9th, 2021

Like many high-end AAA youth players, Oren Shtrom had a decision to make as a teenager – NCAA or Major Junior hockey. The Gilbert native ultimately decided on the Canadian Hockey League, signing with the WHL’s Medicine Hat Tigers in the summer of 2019 after being a third-round choice (57th overall) of the team in…

Fileccia celebrates 25 years since first job at Coyotes with promotion

January 22nd, 2021

Simply put, there was only one choice that made sense when Rainy Partners named a new president for Ice Den Scottsdale and Ice Den Chandler. Marcy Fileccia. After starting with the then-Phoenix Coyotes in 1996 as a summer sales associate to sell season tickets, she was hired in a full-time position in Ticket Operations where…

Scottsdale native Turner finding NWHL to be perfect fit after four-year NCAA D-I career

January 22nd, 2021

Carlee Turner started playing hockey to emulate her older brother. Several years later, the Scottsdale native has four years of NCAA Division I hockey to her credit and a pro contract in the NWHL. Not too shabby. “I was not sure if I was going to play after college right away, but when I finally…