Villalta continues to kick down barriers

Matt Villalta’s hockey beginnings in Godfrey, Ontario are an idyllic snapshot of what the game is supposed to represent – playing for fun. Twenty years later, he is employing that same approach with the Tucson Roadrunners.

Summer regimen has Doan ready for rookie season

Josh Doan may be the only 6-year-old in the history of humanity who wanted to get up at 5 a.m. That same determination helped the now-21-year-old take a quantum leap forward in his development this summer.

AHL alumni capture 2022-23 NHL Awards

Linus Ullmark won the Vezina Trophy as the National Hockey League’s outstanding goaltender in 2022-23, one of several AHL alumni honored at the NHL Awards ceremony in Nashville on Monday night.

Firebirds come out flying, knock out Roadrunners

Staring down the possibility of an early end to a terrific inaugural season, Coachella Valley raced out to a 4-0 lead before the game was eight minutes old and shut down Tucson the rest of the way to take the decisive Game 3 of the teams’ Pacific Division first-round series on Sunday.

Daccord backstops Firebirds to Game 1 victory

Joey Daccord made 45 saves, three skaters notched three points each, and the Coachella Valley Firebirds won the first playoff game in franchise history, a 5-1 victory over Tucson at Acrisure Arena.