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Former collegiate star Plews takes reins of Mustangs’ new 14U development team

November 14th, 2018

Julia Plews moved to Albuquerque from Illinois to grow girls hockey in New Mexico. And so far, she’s loving every bit of it. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE This season, Plews is coaching the New Mexico Mustangs’ new 14U development team, a huge sign that the game is progressing in the state. “It also means girls…

Warriors grad, Rio Rancho native Weaver picks up weekly EHL Premier honors

November 13th, 2018

The EHL Premier has announced that Boston Jr. Rangers forward Nick Weaver has been named the TSR Hockey Forward of the Week. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Weaver and the Jr. Rangers won all three of their games this past weekend, improving their record to 16-2-2 on the season. The Rio Rancho native and New Mexico…

Ice Wolves grad, Albuquerque native Payson developing in USPHL

November 1st, 2018

Seth Payson is just 17, but already playing junior hockey this season for the USPHL’s New York Aviators. When asked how the season has gone so far in Brooklyn, the Albuquerque native said that “it’s going pretty good.” READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “One of the main reasons I came here was for development,” Payson said….

Colorado Springs AAA the next stop for Warriors standout Terrel

September 27th, 2018

The goal of the New Mexico Warriors association has always been to develop elite, competitive hockey players who can compete at the highest levels possible. Kieran Terrel is the latest example of that as he’ll skate for the Colorado Springs Tigers’ 15U AAA National team for the 2018-19 season. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “I heard…

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…