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Flagstaff native, Jr. Coyotes, Northstars standout Forsberg to join USPHL powerhouse Jets program

June 17th, 2022

A top Arizona youth player is heading to the Midwest to begin his junior hockey career. Oka Forsberg, a Flagstaff native, has signed with the USPHL powerhouse Metro Jets program for the 2022-23 season. Forsberg played for the Jr. Coyotes’ 18U AAA team last season and has also played for the Flagstaff Northstars youth association…

Jr. Coyotes alum Comeau signs to play ’22-23 season for MJHL’s Flyers

June 8th, 2022

The Winkler Flyers of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League have announced that the club has signed goaltender Aidan Comeau. Comeau, a native of Newport Beach, Calif., spent the 2020-21 season with the Jr. Coyotes’ 16U AAA team, collecting a 1.54 goals-against average with a .919 save percentage and two shutouts. “It feels great,” said Comeau….

Scottsdale native, Bobcats national champ Geddes chosen in 2022 NA3HL Entry Draft

April 21st, 2022

The NA3HL held its annual entry draft on April 20 and Arizona Bobcats’ 18U AAA forward Alec Geddes was selected as part of the four-round draft. Geddes, a Scottsdale native, was taken in the first round (32nd overall) by the Helena Bighorns. He was a key component of the Bobcats team that won a USA…

Bobcats’ 18U team rallies to capture 2022 USA Hockey Tier II national championship

April 7th, 2022

Facing a two-goal deficit in a national championship game is never ideal, but the fact that the Arizona Bobcats did so early in the first period Monday (April 4) allowed them not to panic. Instead, the Bobcats trimmed the Philadelphia Blazers’ advantage to 2-1 by the end of the opening 17 minutes, then scored three…

Coyotes to host Matt Shott’s celebration of life Jan. 5 at Gila River Arena

December 30th, 2021

The Arizona Coyotes announced today that the club will be hosting a celebration of life for the team’s vice president of hockey development, Matt Shott, who passed away on December 19 after a courageous battle with cancer. The event will take place on Jan. 5 from 3-5 p.m. at Gila River Arena. “Matt was an…

Eleven youth players with Arizona connections selected in two-day 2021 WHL draft process

December 9th, 2021

The Western Hockey League completed the 2021 WHL U.S. Priority Draft Wednesday day with clubs selecting 44 players throughout the two-round draft. With the first-overall pick, the Seattle Thunderbirds selected forward Macklin Celebrini, a North Vancouver, B.C., native who has tallied 42 points (20 goals, 22 assists) in 23 games with Shattuck-St. Mary’s so far…

Bobcats standout Hammett earns chance at next level, signs NAHL tender with Anchorage

December 9th, 2021

The Arizona Bobcats have announced that 18U forward Jason Hammett has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Anchorage Wolverines of the NAHL’s Midwest Division. Hammett, a 17-year-old from Phoenix, is currently leading the Bobcats’ 18U team in scoring so far this season with 18 points (eight goals, 10 assists) in 20 games. “We are…

Trio of Knights chosen for 2012 Western Selects Tryout Camp

December 2nd, 2021

The Arizona Hockey Union would like to congratulate and wish the best of luck to three of their very own AHU Knights, as 2012 birth years Henry McDonald (goalie), Liam Mulligan (defenseman) and Adrian Russo (defenseman), have been selected to represent Arizona and attend the 2012 Western Selects Tryout Camp in Irvine, Calif. Tryouts will…

Glendale product, DYHA, Mission, Bobcats alum Craig cracks lineup of USPHL’s Cyclones

September 22nd, 2021

Glendale native Spencer Craig has signed with the Northern Cyclones Premier team in the USPHL for the 2021-22 season. A defenseman, Craig played for DYHA, the Arizona Bobcats, and Mission AZ during his youth career. (September 22, 2021)

Scottsdale native, Bobcats, Mission alum Yaro to tend goal for USPHL’s Thunderbirds

September 21st, 2021

Scottsdale native Gorial Yaro has signed with the USPHL’s Las Vegas Thunderbirds for the 2021-22 season. During his youth hockey career, the 2004-born goalie played for the Arizona Bobcats and Mission AZ. This past May, Yaro advanced to the USA Hockey Rocky Mountain District camp in Dallas. Photo/Michele Sylvester Photography (September 21, 2021)

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