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Rio Rancho native, Warriors grad Weaver named EHLP Forward of the Month

December 7th, 2018

The EHL Premier League has announced its TSR Hockey Stars of the Month for November, and one New Mexico native earned one of the awards. NICK WEAVER Forward of the Month Boston Jr. Rangers Rio Rancho, N.M. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Weaver and the Rangers posted a record of 7-0-1 in eight games during the…

Ice Wolves’ Bantams off to positive start, win tourney in Aspen

November 30th, 2018

Phil Fox is a Minnesota native now living in New Mexico and coaching the New Mexico Ice Wolves’ Bantam team. Needless to say, the former Northern Michigan University NCAA Division I standout knows hockey. And he’s passing on that knowledge to the Ice Wolves – and succeeding. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Last month, his Bantam…

Lobos finding early-season success with tough games on tap

November 20th, 2018

For the University of New Mexico, a new season means new beginnings. What hasn’t changed, however, is the Lobos’ confidence, night in and night out, even with roster changes, additions and subtractions. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “The departure of three of my four starting defensemen has given the chance for others to step up and…

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,”…