The Atlantic Hockey Federation is pleased to announce the addition of the Mission Arizona Hockey Club for the 2023-24 season. Mission Arizona Ice is based out of Peoria, Arizona and consists of 11 teams and about 220 players.
Mission teams competed in the AHF at various age levels in 2022 as guest teams in the October and November AA showcases. Next season, Mission’s 16/18AA teams will be showcase members in the AHF.
Mission Arizona Hockey Club has teams that range from 8U to 18U. Jeremy Goltz and Scott Farber are featured coaches for Mission Arizona teams. Jeremy is the founder and Coach-in-Chief of Mission AZ Ice. He is the former Head Coach of the ASU Sun Devil D1 Hockey program (2008-2010), where in just two years he led the Sun Devils to their second best season in the program’s history. Goltz was awarded the 2010 American Collegiate Hockey Association’s D1 Coach of the Year. As a former Sun Devil, Jeremy’s jersey number 21 was retired last year. Scott is the head coach for the 16U AA team and assistant for 18U AA with Jeremy.
Mission Arizona is affiliated with the Bozeman Icedogs of the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL). The NA3HL is an American Tier III junior ice hockey league that consists of teams from Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Nick Weber, Nicolas Coppola, Payton Goltz and Chris Fritz are all standout Mission AZ alumni. Nick plays for Post University, Nicolas is playing for Westfield State University, Payton plays for Arcadia University and Chris plays for University of Arizona.
“We are very proud to be a member of this league and look forward to the opportunity for years to come,” said founder Jeremy Goltz.
The Atlantic Hockey Federation (AHF) is a USA Hockey Sanctioned Elite Tier-II Youth Hockey League that facilitates games throughout the U.S. for its club members and families. The AHF provides high-quality league games and showcases for over 600 teams in the Mid-Atlantic uniquely catering to its member-owned clubs. The AHF currently fields youth hockey programs at AA, A, and B divisions for the following age groups: the 8U AAA Full Ice, 8U Half Ice, 10U, 12U, 14U, 15U/16U, and 18U age levels. The AHF is truly a unique opportunity as each of the Founders and Member clubs operate at all levels of the youth and junior hockey spectrum from Mite to Midget at the youth level and from Tier III juniors all the way up to Tier I juniors in the USHL. If you are looking for value and exposure to play college hockey, the AHF is also for you.