Ice hockey

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...

Top charity spot lopped

A Queenstown teenager who shaved off his locks at the weekend is close to being one of the top individual fundraisers for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand. Benji Crossan, 14, decided to take part in Shave for a Cure...
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...
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