Crunch time for Stampede


Dunedin Thunder’s James Van Leeuwen torpedoes into Southern Stampede’s Bert Haines – then makes it up to him with a pat on the chest at the Fun Centre last Sunday.

Who says ice hockey isn’t a gentleman’s sport?

Queenstown-based Stampede routed Dunedin in a double-header last weekend, winning 10-0 then 11-0.

The southern New Zealand Ice Hockey League side have won all six games they’ve played this season.

They’ll look to continue their hot streak when they face East Auckland side Botany Swarm at home tomorrow and Saturday.

Doors open at 6.15pm for a 7.15pm game on both nights.