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ACHA training camps ready to face off upcoming 2023-24 season

August 17th, 2023

The 2023-24 American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) season is a month away, and coaches have obviously been working hard over the off-season putting together training camp rosters. San Diego State University has scheduled tryouts Aug. 26-29 at the Kroc Center Ice Arena. Aztec head coach Phil Bateman is hoping his team’s second season at the…

Coyotes owner to buy land in Mesa for ‘potential site for a sports arena and entertainment district’

August 10th, 2023

The Arizona Coyotes issued the following statement Wednesday. “We can confirm that Coyotes Owner, Chairman & Governor Alex Meruelo has executed a Letter of Intent to purchase a parcel of land located in Mesa, Arizona to be the potential site for a sports arena and entertainment district for the Club. The Coyotes remain committed to…

Tijeras native, NMICE grad Coulombe takes next step, signs with NA3HL’s Bighorns for ’23-24

July 11th, 2023

Hunter Coulombe grew up learning the game of hockey in New Mexico, but found his career take a positive turn when he joined the Colorado Springs Tigers AAA program. Next season, Coulombe will begin his junior hockey career with the Helena Bighorns, a top team in the NA3HL. “I’ve had the opportunity to skate in…

Arizona State finds NCAA Division I home, will join NCHC for 2024-25 season

July 5th, 2023

For the first time since play began in 2013, the NCHC is expanding with the addition of Arizona State University as the ninth member of the conference beginning with the 2024-25 season. Arizona State will join Colorado College, Denver, Miami, Minnesota Duluth, Omaha, North Dakota, St. Cloud State and Western Michigan in composing the NCHC’s…

Jr. Coyotes product, Phoenix native Hein decides on NCAA D-III Cortland for next hockey destination

July 4th, 2023

The NA3HL’s Texas Roadrunners have announced that goaltender Hunter Hein has committed to NCAA Division III SUNY Cortland and will continue his education and hockey career this fall for the Red Dragons. Hein, a 20-year-old from Phoenix who was also tendered this season by the NAHL’s Oklahoma Warriors, is a two-time NA3HL Top Prospects goaltender…

Scottsdale native, Jr. Coyotes alum Lipinski selected by Flames in 2023 NHL Draft

July 3rd, 2023

Another Arizona native is one step closer to the NHL. Vancouver Giants (WHL) forward Jaden Lipinski was selected by the Calgary Flames in the fourth round (112th overall) of the 2023 NHL Draft on June 29. This past season, the 6-foot-4, 210-pound center finished third on the Giants in scoring with 51 points (19 goals,…

Jr. Coyotes standout blueliner Peterson signs WHL deal with Prince George

June 21st, 2023

The WHL’s Prince George Cougars have signed defenseman Drew Peterson to a WHL scholarship and development agreement. Peterson was the Cougars’ 164th overall selection in the 2021 WHL Prospects Draft. Originally from Milwaukee, Peterson spent the 2022-23 season playing for the Jr. Coyotes’ 16U AAA club. According to the Cougars’ director of scouting Bob Simmonds,…

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