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Rio Rancho native, Warriors grad Weaver commits to NCAA D-II Franklin Pierce

June 24th, 2020

Growing up, Nick Weaver was one of the top players for the New Mexico Warriors youth hockey program. After making the jump to AAA hockey with the Colorado Rampage and Colorado Springs Tigers, the Rio Rancho native followed that up with two solid seasons of junior hockey with the Eastern Hockey League’s (EHL) Boston Jr….

First-year RGHSHL commish Ensign seeing league evolve, grow, with heavy presence in New Mexico

April 14th, 2020

Having just completed his first year as commissioner of the Rio Grande High School Hockey League (RGHSHL), Brian Ensign is already looking forward to his second season in 2020-21. Ensign volunteered for the position after Kevin Brake stepped down and then the league coaches, which includes three from New Mexico (Albuquerque Bears, Los Alamos Hilltoppers,…

NAHL’s Ice Wolves building for ’20-21 with recent tender signings

March 3rd, 2020

The NAHL’s New Mexico Ice Wolves are hoping a successful 2019-20 season on and off the ice will mean more highlights for the 2020-21 season. In recent weeks, the Ice Wolves have signed a trio of players to tender agreements as forwards Tylor Greene and Micah Maldonado and defenseman Jimmy Jurcev are in the team’s…

Lobos looking to finish strong, gain momentum for ’20-21 season

February 27th, 2020

For the University of New Mexico, finishing the 2019-20 season on a strong note is key to the Lobos having a more successful season a year from now. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “The team is playing good and playing the hockey I knew we could,” UNM coach Grant Harvey said. “We played some great hockey…

Graziano becomes Ice Wolves’ first-ever NCAA D-I commitment as goaltender joins Union College

January 22nd, 2020

A strong first half of the 2019-20 NAHL season had top NCAA Division I schools taking notice of New Mexico Ice Wolves goalie Josh Graziano. In late November, the Buffalo, N.Y., native committed to Union College, a school just four hours from Buffalo, and joined the Dutchmen in December, becoming the first player in Ice…

New Mustangs’ 19U Tier II team exceeding expectations in first season

January 21st, 2020

The New Mexico Mustangs’ 19U Tier II team is breaking down barriers on the way to providing a major boost to the game in the state. In its first season as a Tier II team, the Mustangs’ 19U team is playing with confidence and, more importantly, as a team. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “The best…

NAHL’s Ice Wolves get boost from Colorado native Gomez

January 6th, 2020

Getting a call-up to the NAHL’s New Mexico Ice Wolves in mid-November was an opportunity Alex Gomez wanted to make the most of. Mission accomplished. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE After skating for the NAHL’s newest franchise, he was asked by the team staff to be a permanent member of the team for the duration of…

Jack of all trades Talbott a New Mexico hockey treasure

November 19th, 2019

Jaye Talbott has been a volunteer for the New Mexico Ice Hockey Foundation (NMICE) for 10 years and has relished every second of her time in and around the rink. She has officially served as registrar, assistant treasurer and 8U growth coordinator, but in all honesty, has really been a jack of all trades. READ…

Lobos start new season aiming to fire on all cylinders

November 1st, 2019

Opening the 2019-20 season against the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, University of New Mexico head coach Grant Harvey said the four losses were “a learning experience.” “Pinching on ‘D’ doesn’t work to get rid of the freshman jitters,” Harvey said. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE The results notwithstanding, Harvey sees great things ahead for the Lobos….

Albuquerque’s Gretz ready for NHL draft year with OHL’s Firebirds

October 9th, 2019

Next summer’s NHL Draft will be held in Montreal – about 2,100 miles from Albuquerque. Marcus Gretz, an Albuquerque native who turns 18 in November, is excited to make that trip in late June. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “It definitely has hit me that it’s my NHL draft year,” said Gretz, a third-year defenseman with…