NHL Centennial Fan Arena Street Hockey

The Coyotes staged a street hockey Jamboree this past Saturday (January 7) during the “Centennial Fan Arena” event at Tempe Marketplace this Saturday. The event attracted five teams of kids 10 and under. Other than the DHD team, most of the the tams were organized ice hockey teams, used to playing together. Everybody had a blast! Somebody may […]

Coyotes Youth Hockey Night – Deals!

Auston Matthews and the Toronto Maple Leafs come to town in just over 2 weeks on Friday December 23 at 7:00pm. As you know, Auston is from Scottsdale and learned to play hockey here because he was a Coyotes fan. As you also probably know, Auston was drafted FIRST in the NHL draft, going to the Leafs. […]

Coyotes AHL Team in Tucson

It’s official and all the business matters are finished. The Coyotes AHL affiliate team will soon be taking up residence in Tucson at the Tucson Convention Center (TCC). Name The Team The name for the former Springfield Falcons is yet to be determined, so please join in the process and add your suggestion by clicking on […]

Ball Hockey With Louis Domingue

Arizona Coyotes goaltender Louis Domingue sponsored a Desert Hockey Development event at Bonsall Park in Glendale on Saturday, April 16. His idea was to provide breakfast and some really cool custom T-Shirts while playing some ball hockey with a bunch of kids. Fifty boys and girls between two (almost three) to fourteen years old participated on […]

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 […]

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 […]