Adam Blanchette

Home straight for Stampede

Queenstown's Stampede have one hand on ice hockey's Birgel Cup. After winning their first finals game against West Auckland Admirals last weekend, a win at Queenstown Ice Arena tonight will clinch their third straight New Zealand Ice Hockey League title. Stampede...
Stampede are pushing the reset button ahead of the New Zealand Ice Hockey League finals. The Queenstowners take on West Auckland Admirals away this Saturday in the first of three possible games. Despite a 3-1 season win-loss advantage over their big...
Stampede could again lift the Birgel Cup in Queenstown after securing a home advantage in the New Zealand Ice Hockey League final series. They take on West Auckland Admirals in the big smoke on August 19 before the grand final at...
Despite climbing to the top of the table, Queenstown's Stampede ice hockey team aren't taking their foot off the pedal. The defending champs knocked West Auckland Admirals off first place in the New Zealand Ice Hockey League after two gutsy...
Stampede are hoping to lock in a Queenstown final and defend their title in the New Zealand Ice Hockey League. The SkyCity-sponsored team secured their spot after two home wins against Dunedin Thunder last weekend, 4-1 and 6-2. Up next are...
Queenstown's Stampede ice hockey team face the biggest test of the season as they take on top-of-the-table West Auckland Admirals this weekend. Coach Adam Blanchette says the SkyCity-sponsored team is pumped and ready for the challenge. "You can only be the best...
Queenstown's top ice hockey team expect a home-turf bounce as they shrug off their first league loss of the season. SkyCity Stampede take on Auckland's Botany Swarm this weekend in what promises to be two hard-nosed games. Coach Adam Blanchette says they're...
Queenstown's Stampede ice hockey team has earned a rest after a gutsy season-opening smashing of the Canterbury Red Devils. The team doesn't have another NZ Ice Hockey League game until June 17 – when they take on Dunedin Thunder away. Despite...
Simple, hard-nosed tactics will help Stampede win the Birgel Cup, coach Adam Blanchette says. The season kicks off tomorrow night when the Queenstown team take on Canterbury Red Devils. Blanchette is confident they can retain the NZ Ice Hockey League title...
Queenstown's premier ice hockey team's bid to retain ice hockey's Birgel Cup is underway. Matt Schneider will return as SkyCity Stampede's captain backed by deputies Callum Burns and Cameron Freer. Coach Adam Blanchette also confirms he's scouting prior to the New Zealand Ice...

Ice hockey enforcer skates off

Stampede forward Jade Portwood is hanging up his skates. The ice hockey import, who's played with the SkyCity Stampede for two seasons, including one as assistant captain, has returned to his native Canada. He's made the decision to be closer to...
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