In pictures: Stampede beat Ice Blacks


Queenstown’s Southern Stampede showed their class as national champions in beating New Zealand Ice Blacks. 

Stampede, who lifted the Birgel Cup two weeks ago, took on the national team at the Queenstown Ice Arena on Friday. 

They won 8-7, even though several players such as captain Bert Haines, Mitchell Frear and Callum Burns were representing the country.


Saturday saw the Skate of Origin, with the North Island beating the South Island 9-7.