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Pair of April IHAAZ events prepping teams for upcoming State Finals

May 4th, 2023

As was the case in March, with a multitude of teams looking to compete in the 2023 IHAAZ season, the association split its April tournaments into two weekend combo events. First, the season rolled on over the April 14-16 weekend in Queen Creek at the Barney Family Sports Complex for the fifth tournament of the…

Bobcats overcome tight second period for 18U Tier II 2A national championship

April 10th, 2023

Those watching didn’t have to wait long for goals in the Chipotle-USA Hockey Youth Tier II 18U National Championships 2A title game on April 3 in Maple Grove, Minn., at Kottemann Arena inside the Maple Grove Community Center. Cameron Cote of the Arizona Bobcats found the back of the net not once but twice within…

Jr. Coyotes alum, Phoenix native Knies wraps season at Minnesota, signs NHL contract with Maple Leafs

April 9th, 2023

Minnesota sophomore forward Matthew Knies has signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and will forego his final two years of college eligibility. Knies will join Toronto immediately. Knies was a second-round pick (57th overall) of the Maple Leafs in the 2021 NHL Draft and was a Hobey Baker Memorial Award…

March IHAAZ events proving to add to competition with State Finals looming

March 26th, 2023

With so many teams looking to compete in the 2023 IHAAZ season, the association split its March and April events into two weekend combo events each month. In March, the season continued over the March 10-12 weekend in Peoria for the fourth tournament of the season and then March 12-19 in Queen Creek at the…

Jr. Coyotes grad, Sun Devils captain Doan staying home, signs NHL contract with Coyotes

March 17th, 2023

The Arizona Coyotes announced today that the team has signed Arizona State sophomore forward Josh Doan to a three-year, entry-level contract, beginning with the 2023-24 NHL season. Doan will report to the AHL’s Tucson Roadrunners and will play his first professional game on Friday against the Calgary Wranglers at the Tucson Convention Center Arena. “We…

Eight teams bring home division titles from IHAAZ Yuma event in early February

February 23rd, 2023

The 2023 IHAAZ season continued over the Feb. 10-12 weekend in Yuma for the second tournament of the season. Eight champions were crowned at the Kennedy Memorial Park as the Yuma Blaze Black won at 8U, Arizona Jr. Wildcats won 10U Gold and Konixx Tritons 10U Silver, Jr. Wildcats Gold at 12U, TPH Knighthawks Green…

IHAAZ competition boosting talented players to WCRHL roller hockey game

February 22nd, 2023

Over the years, playing roller hockey for IHAAZ has proven to be a steppingstone for players to move on to college roller hockey in the NCRHA, specifically in the WCRHL. Those that have made the jump say that IHAAZ competition has prepared them for the rigors of the college game. This season, Riley D’Antonio (Prescott…

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