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Albuquerque native, Mustangs graduate Askenazy finds success at first-year NCAA D-III Lawrence

April 7th, 2021

When one door closes, another one opens. That was certainly the case this past season for Albuquerque native Lauren Askenazy. During the 2019-20 season, Askenazy was rostered at NCAA Division III Connecticut College, but didn’t see game action. For this past 2020-21 season, she transferred to Lawrence University, a school that was playing its first…

NAHL’s Ice Wolves sign Minnesota high school standout Keller to tender for ’21-22 season

March 26th, 2021

The New Mexico Ice Wolves announced the team has signed forward Jake Keller to an NAHL tender agreement for the 2021-22 season. Keller is a native of Swansea, Ill., and has spent the past two seasons playing at Wayzata High School in Plymouth, Minn. Currently, Keller is second on his team in points with 26…

‘Dream come true’ for Mustangs’ Alldritt, who makes college commitment to Concordia

November 26th, 2020

Katie Alldritt was looking for a small college that not only had a good hockey program, but one that was also strong academically. She found both at Concordia University, located in Ann Arbor, Mich. “The opportunity to commit to Concordia came about by me using the NCSA website, which makes you a profile where you…

NAHL’s Ice Wolves filling needs ahead of sophomore season

August 19th, 2020

The NAHL season ended prematurely in March after the COVID-19 spread, but the New Mexico Ice Wolves didn’t miss a beat, using the expanded offseason to start making plans for their second season that should start in the fall. On May 12, the Ice Wolves selected three players in the NAHL’s first-ever Supplemental Draft. READ…

Rio Rancho native, Warriors grad Weaver commits to NCAA D-II Franklin Pierce

June 24th, 2020

Growing up, Nick Weaver was one of the top players for the New Mexico Warriors youth hockey program. After making the jump to AAA hockey with the Colorado Rampage and Colorado Springs Tigers, the Rio Rancho native followed that up with two solid seasons of junior hockey with the Eastern Hockey League’s (EHL) Boston Jr….

First-year RGHSHL commish Ensign seeing league evolve, grow, with heavy presence in New Mexico

April 14th, 2020

Having just completed his first year as commissioner of the Rio Grande High School Hockey League (RGHSHL), Brian Ensign is already looking forward to his second season in 2020-21. Ensign volunteered for the position after Kevin Brake stepped down and then the league coaches, which includes three from New Mexico (Albuquerque Bears, Los Alamos Hilltoppers,…

NAHL’s Ice Wolves building for ’20-21 with recent tender signings

March 3rd, 2020

The NAHL’s New Mexico Ice Wolves are hoping a successful 2019-20 season on and off the ice will mean more highlights for the 2020-21 season. In recent weeks, the Ice Wolves have signed a trio of players to tender agreements as forwards Tylor Greene and Micah Maldonado and defenseman Jimmy Jurcev are in the team’s…

Lobos looking to finish strong, gain momentum for ’20-21 season

February 27th, 2020

For the University of New Mexico, finishing the 2019-20 season on a strong note is key to the Lobos having a more successful season a year from now. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “The team is playing good and playing the hockey I knew we could,” UNM coach Grant Harvey said. “We played some great hockey…

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…

New Mustangs’ 19U Tier II team exceeding expectations in first season

January 21st, 2020

The New Mexico Mustangs’ 19U Tier II team is breaking down barriers on the way to providing a major boost to the game in the state. In its first season as a Tier II team, the Mustangs’ 19U team is playing with confidence and, more importantly, as a team. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “The best…