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From Santa Fe to Sacred Heart: Barliant’s hockey journey

June 20th, 2017

When scouring college hockey rosters, one will see that the majority of players hail from hockey hotbeds of Michigan, Minnesota and New England. Take a look at the NCAA Division I roster for Sacred Heart University and one player’s vitals stand out. Jackson Barliant – Hometown, Santa Fe, N.M. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Not too…

New Mexico product Gretz weighs options, decides on OHL

April 27th, 2017

Marcus Gretz has lofty aspirations in hockey. “My ultimate goal is the NHL and I’m going to do everything it takes to get there,” said Gretz, an Albuquerque native who has played the past three seasons in the Detroit area for the Belle Tire AAA program. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Gretz, a steady defenseman who…

Mustangs hit on all cylinders, claim MSGHL 12U championship

April 13th, 2017

Floyd Braaten said watching his New Mexico Mustangs’ 12U team celebrate a Mountain States Girls Hockey League (MSGHL) championship this season was exhilarating. That said, the title served as the icing on the cake for the Mustangs’ successful season. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “Seeing the team win the title was a bonus as the goal…

Cibola, Taos reign supreme as New Mexico high school champions

April 11th, 2017

Two New Mexico high school state champions were crowned over the March 10-11 weekend with Cibola winning its second straight league championship and Taos capturing the Pure championship. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE For Cibola (pictured), Tanner Colyer, Ricky Haverland and Kyle Usiak scored for the Cougars and Grace Hausenfleck and Max Hoffman combined on a…

Ice Wolves trio does New Mexico proud at Silver Sticks

February 14th, 2017

It would be a supreme accomplishment for one New Mexico team to capture a regional Silver Stick championship. The New Mexico Ice Wolves (NMICE) did that recently, and then some. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE The Ice Wolves had three teams (Squirts, Midget Minor 16U and Midget Major 18U) win the Rocky Mountain District Silver Stick…

Albuquerque’s Molina making waves with NCAA D-III Amherst

February 10th, 2017

Kristen Molina realizes she’s the lone female playing women’s NCAA hockey. She wishes she wasn’t. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “It’s pretty fun that I can say I’m the only female from New Mexico to be playing hockey at the NCAA level, but at the same time, I wish I wasn’t able to say it,” said…

New Mexico Warriors’ Pee Wees take second at Silver Stick

February 9th, 2017

Winning a silver medal is an accomplishment, but obviously, not the ultimate goal. The New Mexico Warriors’ Pee Wee team that traveled to Pelham, Ont. (just outside Toronto) to play in the International Silver Stick Finals finished second for the second straight year – nothing to be upset about, according to coach Brian Barnes. READ…

UNM Lobos finding talent, strong fan support, equals success

January 13th, 2017

Grant Harvey has seen both ends of the spectrum at the University of New Mexico. When he played, the team rarely had more than the players’ parents in the stands. Nowadays, the Outpost Ice Arena in Albuquerque is regularly sold out for the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Division III team. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE…

Taos Thanksgiving tourney showcases New Mexico high schools’ best

December 27th, 2016

The Taos Ice Arena was the happening locale Thanksgiving Weekend as it hosted the Thanksgiving Ice Hockey Tournament for high school junior varsity teams and Midget development squads. Woodland Park and Taos met in the tournament final after Woodland Park finished first in pool play with a spotless 4-0 record. Taos finished second with a…

Taos product McNerney continuing career in Canada’s GMHL

December 14th, 2016

Ah, the positive powers of the Internet. Taos native Jake McNerney graduated this past spring from Taos High School with two state championships to his credit. Knowing he wanted to keep playing past his high school years, McNerney created a profile on the National Collegiate Scouting Association Athletic (NCSA) recruiting website and posted videos of…