Ice hockey

Ice Blacks make history

New Zealand Ice Blacks made history with their first-ever series win against rivals the Australian Mighty Roos at the Queenstown Ice Arena last week. The Ice Blacks, bolstered by local SkyCity Stampede players, won the first two encounters of the...

From puck to putt

Golf and ice hockey might seem worlds apart, but for a Canadian-based Queenstowner they're not. Kory Helowka recently finished his first season playing ice hockey for SkyCity Stampede. But since soon after arriving in Queenstown, in late April, the 32-year-old's also...

Ice men ride pressure

Skycity Stampede coach Adam Blanchette wants to see fans "rally and get behind the boys" as the team fight to become New Zealand ice hockey league champions for the fourth season in a row. The side plays West Auckland Admirals...

Eyes on the prize

History beckons for Queenstown's SkyCity Stampede ice hockey team. If they can again win a best-of-three finals series against West Admiral Admirals, starting in Auckland this Saturday and finishing at home the following weekend, they'll become the first team to...

That’s 200 points

SkyCity Stampede captain Matt Schneider joined the 200-points club as his team smashed 26 goals against Canterbury Red Devils in two games last weekend. Queenstown ice hockey star Schneider scored five on Friday night, with two assists, as Stampede won...
Young ice hockey players were given a rare chance to train with their sporting heroes ahead of tonight's sell-out showdown between USA and Canada. North American players landed in Queenstown just before noon on Tuesday. That afternoon, they held a one-off...

Stampede cast out Devils

STAMPEDE coach Adam Blanchette says he's hopeful about their chances of keeping the Birgel Cup in Queenstown this season after two big away wins. The reigning champions took on Canterbury Red Devils in Christchurch last weekend, comfortably winning both matches. The...

Puck drops for ’18

Reigning champions SkyCity Stampede make a delayed start to the 2018 season this weekend with a tough away trip. The Queenstown-based ice hockey heroes face West Auckland Admirals – the same team they beat in last season's finals to lift...
Two Queenstown ice-hockey-playing brothers have been banned from their sport for attempting to buy a drug they never received, paid less than a combined $100 for, and bought to lose weight over summer in the off-season of their chosen...
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...

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...
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...
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