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. […]

First DHD Hockey Clinic in Tucson

We’re happy to say our first free hockey clinic in Tucson was a success. With the AHL Roadrunners playing in Tucson next season, there’s some real enthusiasm for hockey in the area. Tucson Parks We were lucky enough to hook up with Tucson Parks and Recreation to be able to offer a free clinic for […]

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 […]

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 […]