Ice Blacks

Haines calls time on career

Queenstowner Bert Haines has stepped down as captain of the New Zealand Ice Blacks after five years at the helm. The Canadian-born ice hockey player is also hanging up his skates for the Stampede, at least at a competitive level. The...
Queenstown ice hockey star Matt Schneider says his first taste of "intense" international hockey has given him the hunger for more. Schneider, the captain of local team Stampede, was one of nine locals in the New Zealand Ice Blacks squad...
Queenstown will this year host its first ever international ice hockey fixtures in a huge coup for both the resort and Winter Games NZ. New Zealand will battle Australia in a three-Test series at the Queenstown Ice Arena, five days...

Trio skate back in Black

Three Queenstowners have been selected for the Ice Blacks ahead of the world championships in Auckland in April. Bert Haines retains his captaincy of New Zealand's national ice hockey team, while forward Callum Burns and goalie Aston Brookes also make...
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