Ice hockey

A rousing celebration by fans as SkyCity Stampede were crowned 2019 National Ice Hockey League champions was the greatest reward of all. In a home final last Friday, Queenstown's ice hockey team secured an emphatic 6-2 win over defending champs,...

You wear it well, Liam

Watch out national ice hockey league, the Stampede are back. Queenstown's ice hockey team, who face Canterbury Red Devils this weekend, had a roaring start to the season with seamless wins over the Dunedin Thunder, including a debut weekend brace...
Skycity Stampede's interim coach Cam Frear says he's motivated to bring the Birgel Cup back to Queenstown after last year's loss. And he hopes to be made permanent coach. Frear, who's played for the ice hockey team for a decade, says...
The son of a rocker and a Kiwi supermodel has signed with the Queenstown Stampede ice hockey team for the 2019 season. Great Britain's Liam Stewart with his gold medal after their win in the Ice Hockey Division 1B World...
Awarded Kiwi citizenship only last week, a Queenstown couple are heading overseas to play ice hockey for their new country. United States-born Danielle Strayer, 29, is off tomorrow for an Ice Fernz training camp in Austria before going to Romania...

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...
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