Coyotes Offer Summer Home For DHD

Summers in Arizona are hot and people living here are used to the heat. Our regular host rink in Bonsall Park in Glendale is outdoors and uncovered. Physical exercise on a concrete surface in summer temperatures is not recommended, so we have been in search of a covered or indoor venue. We hit the jackpot. […]

Sunset Vista “Bobcat Bash” – 03/29/2014

We had the opportunity to run a street hockey demonstration for the Sunset Vista Elementary School’s “Bobcat Bash” on Saturday, March 29 at the Fountain Place apartment complex in Peoria. Peoria isn’t far from our “home base” in Glendale, but this event marked Desert Hockey Development’s first foray outside Glendale with our hockey program. Progress! The […]

Coyotes In The Schools

The Coyotes continue to step up all around the Valley to grow the game of hockey. They were a big help to us, providing us with equipment and a lot of elbow grease to get our program off the ground. The Coyotes youth hockey and fan development group are first rate, and they’re riding all around Arizona […]

Third FREE Kids Hockey Clinic

Desert Hockey Development held the third FREE Kids Intro to Hockey Clinic at Bonsall Park in Glendale on February 22, 2014. We had 38 kids, our biggest turnout to date. Our attendance has grown with each new clinic we hold. At this rate, we’ll have to add more clinics to satisfy the demand for hockey […]

EVB Live (KPNX) Features DHD

We were lucky enough to have Pete Scholz from 12 News visit with us Saturday, February 15. We had a special event that day, and Pete was nice enough to drop by and find out what Desert Hockey Development was all about. We’re really happy with the story he produced for EVB Live, the afternoon […]

Glendale Star Features DHD

We were glad to spend some time with Darrell Jackson from the Glendale Star talking about Desert Hockey Development. He wrote this: ‘Grow the Game’ teaches kids about hockey We tried to express our plans and goals for the future. Our ambition to “Grow The Game” (of hockey) in Arizona is real, and we hope […]

Second FREE Kids Hockey Clinic

Desert Hockey Development (DHD) held another free kids hockey clinic at Bonsall Park in Glendale, AZ on Saturday, February 8. We had some kids returning from our first clinic, getting repeat business is encouraging for any new enterprise. Seven brand new kids showed up this week, six of whom were residents of Glendale. In short, […]

Great Beginnings

Desert Hockey Development (DHD) held our first FREE hockey clinic for kids on Saturday, January 25, 2014. It was a resounding success, putting hockey sticks in the hands of 35 kids aged 5-17. Most of those kids had never touched a hockey stick before and every one of them had fun. The Phoenix Coyotes generously donated goalie gear, […]

Coyotes Jump In To Help

Desert Hockey Development (DHD) is happy to announce the Phoenix Coyotes will generously be helping us get our Youth Hockey program off to a great start. The Coyotes will be bringing out their Hockey Development Street Team to help instruct our first Kids Clinic on January 25, 2014. DHD is particularly glad the Coyotes are joining us in […]

Desert Hockey Development on

Desert Hockey Development (DHD) representatives met Caitlin McGlade and a photographer from the Arizona Republic at the Bonsall Park rink before Christmas. The story is out on AZCentral today, click here to read it and watch a video. We appreciate the effort Ms. McGlade made with her story and hope we have the opportunity to […]