Ice hockey

A Google image of Queenstown was enough to sell newbie Stampede player Colin McIntosh on living here. The Canadian import planned to move "down under" but didn't know if he'd go to Aussie or New Zealand until a mutual friend...
Reigning champs SkyCity Stampede have rostered four fresh imports as they chase ice hockey's Birgel Cup for the third straight year. The Queenstown team bid a reluctant farewell to league MVP Jade Portwood ahead of the new season. Fellow imports Valtteri...
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...
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...
An Arrowtown ice hockey stalwart has pulled pin after 37 seasons on the ice. Gary Healey, who relocated to Takamatua, near Akaroa, this week, started with the Alexandra Flames in 1980, but after shifting to the Wakatipu played the past 23...
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