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Chandler native, Bobcats product Gordon chooses OHL route, inks contract with Steelheads

July 16th, 2021

The Ontario Hockey League’s Mississauga Steelheads announced today that defenseman Dylan Gordon has signed a standard player agreement with the club. Originally from Chandler, Gordon moved to the Detroit area several years back and was taken by Mississauga in the seventh round (127th overall) in the 2020 OHL Priority Selection. “We are pleased to add…

Jr. Coyotes, DYHA alum Albrecht signs to play ’21-22 season for NA3HL’s Rhinos

July 12th, 2021

Gilbert native Landon Albrecht has signed an NA3HL tender to play for the El Paso Rhinos for the 2021-22 season. Albrecht, a 2004-born defenseman, compiled seven goals and 29 points in 59 games last season for the DYHA Jr. Sun Devils’ 16U team. From 2017-19, Albrecht skated for the Jr. Coyotes’ 13U and 14U teams….

Jr. Coyotes standout Boser, alum Deckhut chosen in NAHL Supplemental Draft

June 3rd, 2021

The North American Hockey League held its supplemental draft Tuesday, and two players with Arizona ties were chosen. With their third pick (67th overall), the Minot Minotauros selected Brasen Boser, a defenseman who played for the Jr. Coyotes’ 16U AAA team in 2020-21. Boser is also a Minot, N.D., native. In addition, California native and…

Chandler native, Bobcats standout goalie Wall signs NAHL tender with New Mexico

May 24th, 2021

The Arizona Bobcats have announces that 18U goaltender Caleb Wall has signed a North American Hockey League tender agreement with the New Mexico Ice Wolves of the NAHL’s South Division. Wall, 18, just completed his fourth and final season of playing in the NAPHL for the Bobcats organization. The Chandler native appeared in nine NAPHL…

Scottsdale native, longtime Jr. Coyotes standout Norling signs NCDC tender with Advantage

May 5th, 2021

Jr. Coyotes’ 18U AAA standout forward Jake Norling has signed a tender agreement to begin his junior career with the NCDC’s Boston Advantage in 2021-22. Norling, a 2002 birth year, has played his entire youth hockey career with the Jr. Coyotes and slowly worked on his game to see himself develop year after year. This…

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…

Scottsdale native, Jr. Coyotes standout Lipinski signs WHL contract with Vancouver

April 12th, 2021

The Vancouver Giants have announced the signing of 2004-born forward Jaden Lipinski to a standard WHL player agreement for the 2021-22 season. “We are excited to add a player of Jaden’s calibre and talent to our forward corps,” added Giants GM Barclay Parneta. “He’s a skilled player who plays a complete game. He showed great…

Jr. Coyotes gearing up to host Rocky Mountain Districts March 4-7

March 1st, 2021

The Ice Dens had everything in place last March to host the Rocky Mountain District event. Then the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, and cancellations became the norm, including districts. This year, the Ice Den gets another shot to host the event, which runs March 4-7 at both locations in Scottsdale and Chandler. “The Jr. Coyotes…

Bobcats standout, Chandler native Noonan heading to play juniors in Manitoba in ’21-22

February 5th, 2021

Dean Noonan is using a solid 2020-21 season with the Arizona Bobcats’ 18U AAA team to help propel him to the junior hockey ranks. This week, the Neepawa Natives of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League announced that they have signed the 2002-born Chandler native for the 2021-22 season. “I am looking forward to being a…

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…