Norterra Canyon K-8 School Carnival

Desert Hockey Development had the new portable rink up and running for the first time at a school carnival at Norterra Canyon School on Saturday, April 9, 2016. Over fifty kids joined DHD throught the afternoon and evening to basically mess around with some ball hockey to get the feel for how to use a hockey […]

Coyotes “Part of the Pack” Rink Partnership Program

The Arizona Coyotes announced a new “Part of the Pack” rink partnership program today. The Coyotes have entered into formal agreements with ALL of the hockey rinks in the Valley. While the Coyotes have always been staunch supporters of youth hockey in Arizona, this move represents an increase in that support in an effort to […]

Shane Doan gives advice to his younger self

All of us at DHD are big Shane Doan fans. If you don’t believe us, ask us when you have an hour or so to listen to the reasons why. This video from Pat Shannahan who works for the Arizona Republic and AZ Central is a great example of why we think so much of the Arizona […]

DHD Receives Arizona Coyotes Foundation Grant

Desert Hockey Development (DHD) is proud to announce we’ve been selected to receive a grant from the Arizona Coyotes Foundation. DHD will be utilizing these grant funds to expand our operations to include other areas of Arizona as well as continuing our free hockey clinics in Glendale’s Bonsall Park. This summer, we filled the Street Hockey Summer League to eighty […]

Kid’s Day Off HOCKEY

We had a great time at the first “Kid’s Day Off and Ultimate Birthday Party” we attended on Saturday, August 15. Throughout the day, we played some hockey with over 100 kids, most of whom had never touched a hockey stick before. A bunch of kids tried on the goalie gear and stopped some shots, […]

Coyotes Street Hockey Summer League Championship

The Championship finals for the 2015 Coyotes Street Hockey Summer League were held Saturday, August 8. Down To The Wire It was an exciting finish, with the Gila River Monsters overcoming an early 3-0 deficit to tie the game in the last minute or so of regulation time. Rather than go to the shootout, the […]

Coyotes Street Hockey Summer League Results – Week 4

Coyotes Street Hockey Summer League Week 4 Results We had a full schedule with 80 kids for yet another GREAT day at Gila River Arena! We even had a “no goal” scoring controversy this time, with no hope of getting on the phone to Toronto to check the replay. The controversial game resulted in a change […]

Coyotes Street Hockey Summer League Results – Week 3

Coyotes Street Hockey Summer League Week 3 Results Another GREAT day at Gila River Arena! We had lots of kids and managed to get some waiting list people into the action. Super nifty water bottles were handed out to all the kids that played, and the National Anthem courtesy of the DHD official anthem singer […]

Coyotes Street Hockey Summer League Results – Week 2

Coyotes Street Hockey Summer League Week 2 Results We had some special guests join us yesterday. Ace sportswriter and all around decent guy Craig Morgan brought his Fox Sports expertise and camera to see what’s going on this summer with ball hockey in Gila River Arena. Also on hand was former first round draft pick […]

Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser for DHD

Desert Hockey Development (DHD) is an all volunteer organization that strives to offer free hockey clinics and events to youth in Arizona. While we run a tight ship on a shoestring budget, we still have expenses we need to defray. During our Coyotes Street Hockey Summer League events on selected Saturdays during the summer of […]