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AHL team in Tucson another step in growth of hockey in Arizona

When he lived in the Phoenix area, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild had a front row seat for the growth of hockey in Arizona, as he saw the sport grow taking his daughter to figure skating at local ice rinks. And he hopes that hockey’s surge will continue in Tucson with the move of the Arizona Coyotes’minor-league team to the city.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Hockey deal could reverse Tucson's dismal minor-league fortunes

The deal to bring minor-league hockey to the Old Pueblo is in fact the smartest thing the Council and Rio Nuevo have managed to achieve since we said "no" to a Sky Bridge. What's there to complain about? They're putting hockey in an ice rink and a sports team in a sports arena.... Read more»

Skepticism, excitement over possible minor-league hockey in Tucson

The Arizona Coyotes announced plans Tuesday to purchase their American Hockey League affiliate and move the team to Tucson where they would play at the TCC. But the Convention Center would need upgrades, and not everyone in Tucson is thrilled with the prospect.... Read more»

Glendale businesses cope with games lost to NHL lockout

The cancellation of games through Nov. 30 due to the expiration of the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement could be costly for other businesses in Glendale, which also is home to the National Football League’s Arizona Cardinals.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Sewers vs. sports arenas

When government issues debt, you probably think it's paying for the construction of a highway or water and sewer improvements—the sort of things that we usually expect government to provide.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Glendale busts budget, plans to raise taxes

How do you close a $35 million budget gap? Perhaps the better question is why that hole was dug in the first place. One answer for the City of Glendale is hockey.... Read more»

Hockey

Vancouver fans riot in streets after loss to Bruins

Rioting hockey fans overturned vehicles and set them on fire, broke store and hotel windows and set several small conflagrations in downtown Vancouver on Wednesday night, moments after the Canucks lost Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals to the Boston Bruins.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Getting taxpayers off a dangerous hook

The city of Glendale is planning to borrow $100 million so it can send a check for that amount to Chicago businessman Matthew Hulsizer to help him buy the Phoenix Coyotes. That type of transaction is exactly what the Gift Clause of the Arizona Constitution was designed to prevent: furnishing public debt or providing public funds to a private individual or corporation for personal gain.... Read more»

Hockey: Quebec bemoans decline of homegrown players on Canadiens

Hockey has always been more than just a game in the French-speaking province of Quebec, and the storied Montreal Canadiens have always been more than just a team. For many Quebecers, the 101 year-old hockey club is the on-ice embodiment of the province's francophone identity.... Read more»

Winter Olympics

Czech hockey team connects to past Olympic glory

The 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team locked up the copyright for “miracle on ice.” Which 18 years later, in Nagano, Japan, left writers scrambling for words to describe the gold-medal run of the Czech Republic.... Read more»

Winter Olympics

Olympic gold takes backseat to enviro green

Once upon a time it took a village to stage the Winter Olympics. They were smaller, cozier, with a pleasing intimacy. But villages can no longer handle the less charming aspects of the Winter Games, most notably the significant environmental impact. ... Read more»