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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…

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…

Former Air Force colonel Flint gets ‘dream job’ with Outpost Ice Arenas

October 9th, 2019

Trevor Flint recently retired from the U.S. Air Force, but he’ll hardly be slowing down any time soon. This past summer, Flint was named chief operating officer and general manager of the Outpost Ice Arenas in Albuquerque, a facility that recently underwent $2 million in renovations. A native of Mississippi, Flint recently served as a…

Ice Wolves take part in first NAHL Draft, select 14 ‘great players’

June 6th, 2019

The New Mexico Ice Wolves’ first-ever NAHL Draft was a success, netting the team 14 players, including star goalie Josh Graziano with the second-overall pick in the June 4 draft. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE The Ice Wolves now have 31 total players comprising draft picks and 17 tendered players as the team marks another milestone…

‘Freshman Line’ leaves lasting legacy at Cibola High School

May 9th, 2019

After each high school hockey season, coaches generally reflect on the positives from the season and the team’s senior class. At Cibola High School, the Cougars graduate three seniors and linemates this year in Tylec Kohlrust, Garrett McKinstry and Marcus Trujillo, a trio that was dubbed the ‘Freshman Line’ four years ago, and the name…

NAHL makes ’19-20 return to New Mexico with Ice Wolves

April 9th, 2019

The end of February and start of March brought new beginnings for the North American Hockey League (NAHL). On Feb. 28, the league announced that the New Mexico Ice Wolves will be joining the Tier II junior circuit for the 2019-20 season. Then four days later, Phil Fox was named head coach. The team will…

New Mexico’s Payson finding scoring touch with USPHL’s Aviators

March 6th, 2019

It took some time to get the wind under their wings, but the New York Aviators could be taking off at just the right time. The team, located in Brooklyn, N.Y., had a huge turnaround in what has been a sub-.500 season, going 8-2-0-1 since the start of the new year. The Aviators are propelled…