Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Who do the Bucks play against?

A. The Bucks teams compete in the AZYHL against other Travel Teams that play in the AZYHL (i.e. Jr. Sun Devils, Jr. Coyotes, Bobcats, AHU Knights, AZ Titans, Flagstaff, Tucson, Mission, New Mexico, El Paso, Las Vegas, etc.).


Q. Are the Bucks a Travel Level Hockey Team?

A. The Bucks program is a Travel Level program where teams may travel out of state one time per season.


Q. If the Bucks don't travel out of state, what do they do for tournaments?

A. The Bucks teams typically play in 5 to 6 local tournaments against teams from around the country.


Q. Are the Bucks teams allowed to travel out of state if they want to?

A. Yes, the Bucks teams may travel out of state for tournaments or weekend games around the AZYHL schedule and the local tournament schedules. ADHL will cover the cost of the tournament fee, however player travel costs are not included. Coaches will receive a small stipend for travel allowance.


Q. What does a typical season schedule look like for the Bucks?

A. Season schedules vary from year to year but the Bucks teams typically skate 3-4 times per week. More information regarding the 2024-2025 season will be posted prior to the season start.


Q. When does the season run from?

A. Per the AZYHL rules, the season starts shortly after tryouts, when you sign on with the Bucks for the next season, which typically takes place in early June. The season officially runs through the last day of the AZYHL playoffs for your teams division, which is typically somewhere around the end of March the following year. The AZYHL Seeding Tournament takes place Labor Day Weekend each year. 


Q. When do the Bucks teams start skating for the season?

A. Although tryouts are typically held near the end of May, the Bucks teams typically do not start skating with their official coaches until sometime in August, however, we typically have open summer ice sessions for current Bucks players and alumni to free skate at.


Don’t be afraid to reach out with any questions! 

Brenna Erickson

Administrative Assistant


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