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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…

Mustangs girls program hitting all-time high in New Mexico

December 13th, 2016

The New Mexico Mustangs’ 19U team is maxed out at 20 girls players. While that may sound like a generic fact, it is a sign of progress and growth for the girls game in the state, where the Mustangs also have near-full rosters on their 12U and 14U team, as well as with their 12U…

Santa Fe’s Martin lands roster spot with WHL’s Rebels

November 7th, 2016

It’s not uncommon for standout players from New Mexico to leave town to play high levels of hockey. Quinn Martin left home at 13 to go to prep school in Boston and then spent the past two seasons with the Colorado Thunderbirds 16U AAA team in the Tier 1 Elite Hockey League. READ OUR LATEST…

NMHockey making its mark on state’s adult hockey scene

August 12th, 2016

When 5,000 people came to Albuquerque in 2001 to see the Stanley Cup, it got Joe Hanson thinking. Maybe hockey has its place in New Mexico? Now some 15 years later, NMHockey has nearly 250 players on 20 teams rostered across five divisions for the fall 2016 season, in addition to 50 more on a…

Santa Fe product Barliant moving forward at Sacred Heart

May 27th, 2016

After adjusting to NCAA Division I hockey at Sacred Heart University (Atlantic Hockey) during the 2015-16 season, Jackson Barliant is already chomping at the bit to see what his sophomore season of 2016-17 has in store. The Santa Fe native and former Jr. Scorpions forward is busily training with his Pioneers teammates this spring. “In…

Los Alamos, Cibola tops in New Mexico high school states

April 2nd, 2016

Two New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League high school state championship games were played March 12 with a pair of champions crowned in the two divisions. In the pure championship (all players from the same school), Los Alamos defeated Taos 2-1. The composite (players from more than one school) affair saw Cibola shut out Durango…

Mustangs’ 19U AA team exuding character, potential in first season

February 29th, 2016

The New Mexico Mustangs’ 19U AA team doesn’t have the best won-loss record, but for a first-year team with an average age of 15, coach-manager Jesus Flores has his team going in a positive direction. Obviously, the Mustangs have played older, more experienced competition this season, but Flores feels that can only make his girls…

Warriors’ 12U A team places second at Silver Stick Finals

January 19th, 2016

Even before the New Mexico Warriors 12U A team traveled to Canada for the International Silver Stick Finals in early January, head coach Brian Barnes already saw the 2015-16 season as a success. Throw in the fact that the Warriors took second out of 16 teams in Pelham, Ont., and Barnes can barely contain his…