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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…

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…