Stampede stalwart bows out

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Queenstown ice hockey star captain Simon Glass has played his last game for Southern Stampede.

Former Ice Blacks captain Glass, 31, was a founding captain of the Queenstown-based team when the National Ice Hockey league formed eight years ago.

Stampede won the championship in the first two seasons.

“I’ve had a good run,” third-generation hockey player Glass says.

“I clicked over a hundred games at the weekend, which only a handful of guys have done.”

Director of business development at Cook Brothers Construction, Glass says he can no longer devote the time needed to attend the 18 league fixtures and perform at the highest level.

Stampede’s season petered out last weekend with two losses against Canterbury Red Devils leaving them second from bottom of the league, nine points short of a place in the finals.