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Lobos gearing up for start to 2018-19 college hockey campaign

September 17th, 2018

Grant Harvey believes the upcoming season for the University of New Mexico is a “firecracker.” And for obvious reasons. “Our schedule strength is the hardest it’s ever been,” said Harvey, the Lobos’ head coach. “We are playing five of the top 10 teams in our region. I am looking forward to playing Nebraska in our…

New Mexico girls star Hartinger moves up to St. Louis AAA club

August 16th, 2018

Taylor Hartinger is living proof that talent exists in the New Mexico girls ranks. And for the 2018-19 season, the St. Louis hockey community will learn that as well as Hartinger will be playing for the St. Louis Lady Blues 14U AAA team. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “This is very exciting for our family,” said…

New Mexico product Gretz reflects on rookie season with OHL’s Firebirds

August 9th, 2018

Marcus Gretz came to the Ontario Hockey League’s (OHL) Flint Firebirds as a rookie defenseman last season with high expectations. Suffice to say, he succeeded playing on the Major Junior stage, and the Albuquerque native still has room to keep growing. READ OUR SUMMER 2018 ISSUE “I think this season was huge for our team,”…

Santa Fe-based Elite Concepts Goalie Training a boon for New Mexico

June 17th, 2018

For New Mexico youth hockey players looking to hone their goaltending skills that don’t want to travel far, Elite Concepts Goalie Training offers in-state coaching and teaching. Based in Santa Fe, Elite Concepts Goalie Training is run by owner-director Shelley Payne. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “Elite Concepts is founded on the belief that while certain…

Santa Fe’s Barliant continuing to progress at NCAA D-I Sacred Heart

June 12th, 2018

Jackson Barliant made the most of his playing time this past season at NCAA Division I Sacred Heart University. The lone New Mexico native in all of men’s and women’s D-I hockey this season, Barliant compiled six goals and eight points in 38 games in his junior season for the Pioneers. READ OUR MAY ISSUE…

Lobos’ national tourney run yields momentum for ’18-19

April 28th, 2018

University of New Mexico coach Grant Harvey said this past season was 10 years in the making. The Lobos dominated during the regular season and qualified for the ACHA Division III national tournament last month in Columbus, Ohio. And while UNM didn’t advance past pool play at Nationals, the successful season has done wonders for…

Cibola claims ‘intense’ 2017-18 NMIIHL state championship

April 3rd, 2018

The New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League (NMIIHL) season came to a close March 9 as the Cibola Cougars edged the Big Texan Bulls 3-2 in the state championship game at the McDermott Athletic Center in Rio Rancho. Jaden Schroeder tallied the game-winning goal for the Cougars in the first minute of the third period…

Warriors alum Martin having success in Idaho with WSHL’s IceCats

March 27th, 2018

Quinn Martin was a rare commodity last season in the Western Hockey League (WHL) – a New Mexico native playing Major Junior hockey. This season, the 19-year-old Santa Fe native is again the lone player from New Mexico, now playing in the Western States Hockey League (WSHL) for the Idaho IceCats. READ OUR MARCH 2018…

Albuquerque native King developing at NCAA D-III Chatham

January 31st, 2018

Cory King is one of a handful of New Mexico natives skating with NCAA programs this season, playing for the first-year Chatham University team in the Division III United Collegiate Hockey Conference. King, an Albuquerque native, said it’s been nothing but positives thus far at the Pittsburgh-based school, both on and off the ice. READ…

Lobos captains the life blood of New Mexico ACHA program

December 22nd, 2017

Success for hockey teams often times begins with the talent on the ice. It can also be argued that greater success comes in the form of stellar leadership. For the University of New Mexico ACHA team, head coach Grant Harvey has all that this season, and then some. READ OUR DECEMBER 2017 ISSUE With five…