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Ice Wolves ‘thrilled with the players we were able to select’ during 2021 NAHL Entry Draft

July 15th, 2021

The New Mexico Ice Wolves today announced that five new players were picked up in the 2021 North American Hockey League Entry Draft. The Ice Wolves now have the maximum number of 36 total players protected comprising five picks from today’s draft and three prior picks from the NAHL’s Supplemental Draft, which was held last…

Taking Liberties With… Albuquerque native, Team New Mexico product Cory King

June 24th, 2021

CORY KING Position: Forward Hometown: Albuquerque Age: 25 2020-21 Team: Chatham University (NCAA D-III) 2021-22 Team: HC Giants (Finland) New Mexico Youth Teams: Team New Mexico ARIZONA RUBBER: What’s your favorite hockey memory growing up? CORY KING: Probably my favorite hockey memory growing up had to be the endless hockey trips with teammates and family….

Ice Wolves’ top scorer Hanson selected to All-NAHL First Team for ’20-21 season

June 10th, 2021

New Mexico Ice Wolves forward Cole Hanson has been named to the North American Hockey League’s All-NAHL First Team. The selection was based on performance during the 2020-21 regular season, as voted upon by the league’s 23 head coaches of the teams that played in a challenging season complicated by the pandemic. “This is a…

Ice Wolves pick up trio of players with junior hockey experience in 2021 NAHL Supplemental Draft

June 3rd, 2021

The New Mexico Ice Wolves today announced in the second-ever NAHL Supplemental Draft, the team drafted three players in center Wilmer Svensson, forward Parker Lindauer and defenseman Gustav Blom, adding them to the Ice Wolves’ protected list. Svensson is a center from Stockholm, Sweden, selected 11th overall, while the team’s 17th overall pick went to…

Albuquerque native, Mustangs graduate Askenazy finds success at first-year NCAA D-III Lawrence

April 7th, 2021

When one door closes, another one opens. That was certainly the case this past season for Albuquerque native Lauren Askenazy. During the 2019-20 season, Askenazy was rostered at NCAA Division III Connecticut College, but didn’t see game action. For this past 2020-21 season, she transferred to Lawrence University, a school that was playing its first…

NAHL’s Ice Wolves sign Minnesota high school standout Keller to tender for ’21-22 season

March 26th, 2021

The New Mexico Ice Wolves announced the team has signed forward Jake Keller to an NAHL tender agreement for the 2021-22 season. Keller is a native of Swansea, Ill., and has spent the past two seasons playing at Wayzata High School in Plymouth, Minn. Currently, Keller is second on his team in points with 26…

‘Dream come true’ for Mustangs’ Alldritt, who makes college commitment to Concordia

November 26th, 2020

Katie Alldritt was looking for a small college that not only had a good hockey program, but one that was also strong academically. She found both at Concordia University, located in Ann Arbor, Mich. “The opportunity to commit to Concordia came about by me using the NCSA website, which makes you a profile where you…

NAHL’s Ice Wolves filling needs ahead of sophomore season

August 19th, 2020

The NAHL season ended prematurely in March after the COVID-19 spread, but the New Mexico Ice Wolves didn’t miss a beat, using the expanded offseason to start making plans for their second season that should start in the fall. On May 12, the Ice Wolves selected three players in the NAHL’s first-ever Supplemental Draft. READ…

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,…

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