The Central Hockey League enters its 21th season in 2012-13 with 14 member teams playing across 10 states. Last season marked a historic one for the league after the CHL and the International Hockey League (IHL), boasting 59 years of professional hockey, joined forces on June 1, 2010. The CHL and IHL combined to draw close to three million fans during the 2009-10 season.
Arguably the most significant change over the past 19 years came in May of 2001, as the Central and Western Professional Hockey Leagues joined forces at a press conference in Oklahoma that combined the top markets within both organizations under the CHL banner. The merger has been highly successful, with the CHL reaching several significant attendance marks in each season since. In the 2010-11 campaign, close to two million people walked through the gates at games in the CHL.
Tim's Toyota Center
The state-of-the-art 4,810-seat Tim's Toyota Center plays home to the Arizona Sundogs. The multi-purpose facility is located in Northern Arizona's Prescott Valley, forming the centerpiece of the existing Town Center development. The multi-purpose facility is capable of hosting a variety of events including sporting events, concerts, circus events, trade shows, conventions and family events.
Locker Room Amenities
- Steam Room
Players will receive membership to Anytime Fitness, the Official Gym of the Arizona Sundogs. Anytime Fitness features state-of-the-art equipment and the largest and most up-to-date selection of circuit training and free weight equipment in the tri-city area.
Prescott Golf and Country Club
The Prescott Golf and Country Club, located in the mountains of Northern Arizona, is a Premier Golf Club, located in Dewey, Az. It has full restaurant and bar as well as a pro shop.
Northcentral University Scholarship Program
In partnership with the Arizona Sundogs, Northcentral University is committed to providing higher educational opportunities and services to Arizona Sundogs players by offering players cthe ability to complete their coursework online while traveling and between games.
The cost is $250 per undergraduate credit and $380 per graduate credit.
Northcentral offers financial aid and and low monthly payment plans allowing players to earn their college degree while pusuing their professional sports career. NCU also offers a master's degree in Sports Management and Leadership to prepare players for their off-ice career.
The NCU application fee for Arizona Sundogs players is $50.
Northcentral University (NCU) is a fully accredited, online university headquartered in Prescott, Arizona. Visit www.ncu.edu for more information.
Surrounding Area Attractions
Located in the mountains of north central Arizona, Prescott and the nearby towns of Chino Valley and Prescott Valley form what is known locally as the Tri-City area.
Known as “Everybody’s Hometown,” Prescott is home to the downtown Courthouse Plaza, famous Whiskey Row and the World's Oldest Rodeo. The city has been officially designated as “Arizona’s Christmas City” by the State of Arizona.
The Courthouse Plaza, located in the center of the downtown and framed by towering elms, is the focal point for myriad activities, including crafts fairs, antique shows and art shows. The plaza and Yavapai County Courthouse are well-known throughout Arizona as symbolizing the quintessential mid-western downtown square.
Recreational opportunities abound in central Yavapai County. Five area lakes within 10 miles of downtown Prescott provide boating and fishing. The 1.2 million-acre Prescott National Forest, which surrounds the city on three sides, contains hiking trails and other outdoor recreational opportunities.
Sedona - 50 miles
Sedona is known for breathtaking beauty that fills the senses and feeds the soul. Visit Sedona to shop in the delightfully eclectic shops and galleries, to savor the flavors and scents of our restaurants, to be pampered in a world-class resort or to stay in a log cabin while sampling the diverse cultural events all year long.
Phoenix - 85 miles
Phoenix is young by historical standards but now ranks as one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation. Phoenix is now America's fifth-largest city - a sophisticated, urban region of 3.4 million people with a marketplace valued at more than $50 billion. The population is young, educated, multi-cultural and upwardly mobile. Visitors, residents and businesses will find that Phoenix offers just about everything in the way of sports, recreation, arts, culture, dining, lodging and financial opportunities. Because of our beautiful weather, activities can be enjoyed year-round. Phoenix plays home to the NBA's Phoenix Suns, MLB's Arizona Diamondbacks, as well as the spring training facilities for MLB's Milwaukee Brewers and Oakland Athletics.
Flagstaff - 88 miles
Arizona Snowbowl - Located on the scenic San Francisco Peaks in the Coconino National Forest, the Arizona Snowbowl is just over an hour north of Prescott Valley. This cool mountain oasis offers a range of challenging terrain for both skiers and snowboarders, with over 2,300 feet of vertical drop and 32 scenic trails that cover 777 acres. The high-desert climate allows for lots of sunny days and fabulous skiing conditions.
Glendale - 88 miles
Glendale, one of many Phoenix suburbs plays home to the Phoenix Coyotes of the NHL and the NFL's Arizona Cardinals. Both teams play in state-of-the-art venues.
Tempe - 90 miles
Fun in the sun accentuates the excitement and spirit you’ll find in Tempe. The city is packed with history, culture, shopping, dining, nightlife, sports and special events. Kayak on Tempe Town Lake, enjoy a Broadway performance at ASU's Gammage Auditorium, hike in the picturesque Papago Park or simply lounge by the pool. Mill Avenue is home to numerous bars and clubs frequented by ASU students. It is minutes to both Scottsdale and Phoenix. It is also home to Arizona Mills, a mall home to the best names in manufacturers’ and retail outlets. Located in Tempe is Arizona State University and MLB's Los Angeles Angels spring training facility.
Scottsdale - 90 miles
Scottsdale has preserved its Western roots while becoming one of the fastest growing cities in Arizona. Visitors come from around the world for a glimpse of Western memorabilia combined with elegant dining, hotels and shopping. Scottsdale is a wonderful all round destination, with fabulous golf courses, sumptuous spas and all the shopping you could wish for. It is an exciting destination for all the family. Scottsdale servers as the home to MLB's San Francisco Giants spring training facility.
Grand Canyon - 126 miles
One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon is a great chasm carved over millennia through the rocks of the Colorado Plateau with awe-inspiring views and recreation including hiking and Colorado River rafting tours.
Tucson - 208 miles
Tucson has been continuously settled for over 12,000 years, making it one of the oldest towns in the United States. It celebrates a diversity of cultures, architecture, and peoples. Yet, it is one of the "Mega-Trend" cities of the 21st Century, rated as one of the top cities for hotels and spa treatments. Tucson serves as home to the University of Arizona and MLB's Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago White Sox and Colorado Rockies spring training facilities.
Lake Havasu - 208 miles
Home to the world-famous London Bridge, Lake Havasu is both a water lover's paradise and a desert lover's dream. Visitors enjoy the top-rated RV resorts and condominiums with spectacular views and convenient locations. And, with more than 300 days of sunshine per year, Lake Havasu is ideal for golf, tennis and desert tours. More than 400 miles of stunning coastline will refresh you with exceptional watersports, including fishing, skiing, kayaking and houseboating. Or, if you prefer, explore the lake from the beautiful beaches, campsites and hiking trails.
Lake Powell - 223 miles
With spectacular red rock towers, blue-green water perfect for fishing and boating, beaches of rosy sand, and night skies shimmering with stars, Lake Powell is like no other place on earth.
Las Vegas, Nevada - 251 miles
Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world, is the most dynamic, spectacular city on earth. It is home to well over one million people, with enough newcomers arriving to need a new school every month. Las Vegas boasts the vast majority of the world's largest hotels, to which 37 million visitors come each year. Each hotel has its own flamboyant permutation of showrooms, swimming pools, luxurious guest quarters, restaurants, high-tech rides and attractions, and of course, casinos.
Rocky Point, Mexico - 300 miles
Rocky Point, Mexico is located on the northern shore of the Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California). The name Rocky Point is the American name for the town of Puerto Peñasco, in the state of Sonora, Mexico. Recreation includes fishing, jet skiing, sailing, shopping, sun bathing, four-wheeling and sand driving, and fire works.